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Friday, April 22, 2016

My rambling: introducing Tea Party 2.0

  I have many friends who are horrified by Donald Trump. They simply cannot bring themselves to think of the man as POTUS.
  At the WSJ, Peggy Noonan--she of the GOPe-- has written an eloquent elegy for politics in America, primarily the Republican Party.
My Moment came a month ago. I’d recently told a friend my emotions felt too close to the surface—for months history had been going through me and I felt like a vibrating fork. I had not been laughing at the splintering of a great political party but mourning it. Something of me had gone into it. Party elites seemed to have no idea why it was shattering, which meant they wouldn’t be able to repair it, whatever happens with Mr. Trump.
  I might remind the morose Noonan that we in the hinterlands have been observing this mess from afar for quite some time and that's how we've gotten to the Donald Trump candidacy. 
  We're fed up with politicians like Jeff Flake who say the right things to get elected and then, when they get to DC , turn into monsters who only care about maintaining their parking spots in DC and their special favors from the TSA.
  But for myself, I cannot live like this. I cannot dwell in the negative, believing that this great country has fallen to the fatal charms of one Barack Obama and the bullies that run the Left.
  For myself, I believe there are seasons in life, in worship, that reveal that this life is a step away from another more important life. 
  Yes, I believe in Jesus. I believe in God. And I pretty much don't believe in humankind (or is it "manunkind"?) in the long run of the universe. 
  Men will be lovers of self, we read in the Bible, and if that isn't true today I don't know what is.
   And yet so many of us struggle to be good people, good parents, friends and citizens, looking for truth, like beggars who seek real food, not garbage from a public trash can. 
  So when we see Obama admonishing the Brits (whom he has repeatedly insulted) that they need to stay in his personal dream of the EU, I can only shake my head and wish the mess that is the Obama administration will be over with as little additional damage as possible.
  What's so astonishing is that this narcissist is so apparently unaware that he is being ridiculed around the world. So un-self-conscious that he feels comfortable doing whatever he pleases without regard of public perception. Indeed his entire administration has been one of disregard for public opinion, other than his adoring sycophants' prayerful worship
  So this:
...because they refused to love the truth and so be saved.Therefore God sends them a strong delusion, so that they may believe what is false, in order that all may be condemned who did not believe the truth but had pleasure in unrighteousness. 
  Uh, yeah.
  And how can anyone not see this truth:
For people will love only themselves and their money. They will be boastful and proud, scoffing at God, disobedient to their parents, and ungrateful. They will consider nothing sacred.
  Really, I can't abide the pompous and often ludicrous assertions of the academics, the political class, the elite. 
  So Springsteen won't perform in NC where parents don't want men in the bathroom with their daughters but he will perform in countries where they actually kill gay people? Subjugate women?
  So presidential candidates are willing to tie global warming to Islamic terrorists? 
  And the current POTUS can be so unconcerned about his carbon footprint as to send his wife on a separate jet to England to have tea with the Queen, an hour earlier?
  So Democrats can legally target those with whom they disagree over a difference of opinion?
  So a presidential candidate can absolutely claim no lives were lost in the struggle in Libya, openly lying not only to the public but to the families of men who died under her direction? 
  So politicians are really going to criminalize...
  Ok, wait.
  I'm not going to do this.
  Politics has been reduced to vulgarities, mud slinging, lies and unAmerican assertions that we should hate ourselves because we are so ______. 
  My trust is not really in America (which I love) but in God.
  Much of the Left is built on lies, lies that declare that we are abhorrent people who need to be more like them and then we would be good. Much of the country club right is the same.
  You know those folks who abhor God, who love themselves and who think they are always right.
  And you are an idiot.
  Personally I'm sick of politics. I'm also sick of politicians who aren't willing to actually confront the reality of the mess the Left--and the country club Right-- has created in this country.
  But my hope is not in these politicians, nor is it in Donald Trump, who has far more to lose personally than any of the people running. (Who can't laugh when you hear lazy but likeable Bernie "socialism is best" Sanders was kicked out of a communist commune for not working?)
  My hope is in something eternal.
  It is not in Donald Trump, nor is it in Ted Cruz.
  My hope is in an awakening that is taking place around the country and hopefully around the world. An awakening that is spiritual, not political.
  No politician--whether old or new--will solve the problems in this world. Sure, I wish we wouldn't have to hear about people's private parts but such is humankind.
  I am not equating the tea party movement with spirituality or Christianity.
  I am saying something big is going on in this country that many people are not willing to acknowledge and about which they are even delusional.
  This is Tea Party 2.0.
  Where it ends in this life, nobody knows.

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Cruz's new killer advert (well, not really KILLER)

  Ok, this is funny, no matter who you like for president. Remarkable similarities to Hillary & Huma.

Saturday, April 16, 2016

Hillary-ious: she thumbs up a Bernie voter

  This is really hillary-ious; it reminds me of that phony meeting with a Russian official in which Hillary claimed she was presenting the Russian foreign minister with a red "reset" button, as if, like Obama, she had to apologize for the US's policies and presence in the world but from here on out, things will be just dandy!
  Anyway the Russian button didn't say "reset"--it said "overcharged."
  Her voice is so hard, so cracked, so overbearing that it's difficult to spend more than a minute listening to her, which is one reason I didn't listen to the Clinton/Sanders "debate."
  Anyway here Hillary is, LOLing over the remark of a so-called fan, not realizing the woman screamed  "I'm voting for Bernie!" Heh.
  The glories of a multicultural society come back to bite Hillary in her substantial you know what.She's just going to have to learn Spanish, like the rest of us.
  The phony thumbs up, the deep bellowing "knowing" belly laugh, the pretense that she understands Spanish...yeah. Hillary-ious.

Friday, April 15, 2016

Al Sharpton, White House "keeper of the dream"

  As revolting as this individual is, we find Valerie Jarrett exalting the "Reverend" Al Sharpton as a "keeper of the dream."
  Just what is the dream? 
  Is it communism? Is it race riots? Is it tremendous division among all classes and races of American people?
  Don't know who Valerie Jarrett?
  Well, she's the de facto shadow president who makes many of Obama's golfing decisions. 
  Apparently we aren't even pretending in our second term to disavow this type of shyster, perpetrator of the Tawana Brawley hoax, racist agitator, tax cheat, did I mention racist?, antisemitic, homophobic, riot inciter Communist, non-reverend profane cheater adulterer?
  Yes, Mr. Sharpton, you're really incredible, as Jarrett says.  

Monday, April 11, 2016

Toledo Tea Party Meeting tonight

Toledo Tea Party
Monday, April 11th, 7pm
Hampton Inn
3434 Secor Road
Toledo, OH 43606, USA
(Secor Rd south of I-475)
(Where the old theaters used to be)
Pastor Lyndon Allen from the Christians United for Israel (CUFI) is coming from Nashville, TN for our meeting (Mon April 11th).
Lyndon Allen serves as CUFI’s Central Regional Coordinator. He is the pastor of Woodmont Bible Church in Nashville, Tennessee. Since working as a recording artist in the mid-90’s Allen has served in a variety of capacities including in the publishing, banking, telecommunications and pharmaceutical industries. Since 2003, Allen has worked as a lay minister and teacher, specializing in pastoral marriage counseling. In Nashville, he has served on the Board of the Wayne Reed Christian Childcare Center and currently sits on the boards of Faith for All Ministries and the Operation Andrew Group. Prior to joining CUFI, Allen visited Israel twice on religious and government tours. In 2012, Allen launched Total Life Victory, an organization dedicated to teaching about the importance of the Hebraic roots of the Church. He hosts a Sunday weekly radio program- The Total Life Victory Radio Show. Allen holds a degree from Biola University in La Mirada, CA focused on Organizational Leadership with an emphasis on Biblical Studies and Apologetics. He and his wife Sharyl currently live in Brentwood, TN, and are the proud parents of four wonderful children.

Sunday, April 10, 2016

Elitists to voters: we think you're stupid

  I am somewhat mournful as of late. I haven't been able to listen to or even follow my usual talkers, commentators, writers...
  This has set my entire schedule out of order. I can no longer trust the voices I used to trust. 
  I can't even, to be honest, tolerate most of Fox News, which seems to have become a wholly owned subsidiary of the GOPe, just as the rest of the channels are wholly owned subsidiaries of Leftist drivel.
  What they all seem to have in common is a vituperous contempt for "others" with whom they disagree.
  The "others," of course, are we who doggedly pay our own bills, go to church, who attempt to raise our children well in an increasingly nihilistic academic system and simply try to maintain sanity in a culture that is breaking apart at the seams.
  Contempt oozes from the elite both right and left, and yet they do not seem to recognize their own absurdity.
  Take, for example, this WaPo article entitled: "Don't Laugh: I have a serious reason for raising my cats gender-neutral."
  After you finish laughing, you realize the young female (mais naturellement) WaPo editor is confused and quite sincere about never saying she/he again; rather, she, er, they prefer to use the very incorrect identifying pronoun they:
It is confusing. We’ve had gender drilled into us as part of language since we first heard adults talking when we were infants – decades of “he” and “she.”
But at the same time it’s necessary. People are coming to understand that not all of us fit into the “girl” box or the “boy” box. Those who don’t are claiming space to be who they are. We all need to find ways to acknowledge and respect that. My way of respecting it just happens to be raising my cats gender neutral. You can choose your own.
  One only wonders how many cats this young female will have when she's 50. Wild men may be blowing up Paris, etcetera, but she believes this is a necessary societal modification, the little miss insisting that calling a female cat "they" somehow alleviates the pain of being a transgendered person.
  Speaking of pain, I don't suppose those who were blown up in Belgium will ever feel the pain of having to witness #TheChalkening of the Donald Trump campaign.
  What's disheartening at this political juncture is that the folks on the right side of the aisle have fallen into the bullying, declaring these months out that they prefer to vote for a liar, a criminal, a person who puts our nation's security at risk such as Hillary Clinton rather than vote for Donald Trump, who has mysteriously disappeared from the political landscape for a few days, presumably to retool his approach to persuade the Jonah Goldbergs of the world that he is worthy of their vote.
   Here's a good take on those "educated" among us who believe they know better than all of us stupids. Though the writer references liberal elitists, this could just as well be observations of a right wing elitist:
On more than one occasion my essays for The Imaginative Conservative have been inspired by bumper stickers. Many moons ago, for instance, I wrote “The Wisdom and Wickedness of Women” in response to seeing a bumper sticker declaring that “Well Behaved Women Do Not Make History.” Recently, sitting in traffic, I saw this very same bumper sticker on the car in front of me, beside another which declared the following: “What you call the Liberal Elite, we call being well-educated.” The juxtaposition of these two stickers, carefully selected by the car’s owner to teach me a lesson, set me thinking. I might even say that it taught me a valuable lesson, though not the lesson that my neighbor in the car in front of me meant to teach me.
  See, the purpose of a bumper sticker is to get into the vision of the following cars. 
  If you make the mistake of actually discussing the content of said bumper sticker, you can guarantee not only an argument, but a defiantly offended visage suggesting "How dare you question my bumper sticker? These are my personal beliefs and you have no right to even discuss the topic!" (True story.)
  Yes, even the right wing has decided they know better than all of us stupids out here: take, for example,  the dustup created by The Conservative Treehouse who suggested right wing talking heads are having their pockets lined for opposing Trump. If you read the article, you'll be convinced that no one has clean hands these days.
  If anyone suggests Trump might more effectively defend this country than the connivers we have lined up for their turn at POTUS, they are quickly shelved,  labeled _______ (racist, etcetera) but most of all ignorant
  Because, you know, they all know best and you're stupid.
  Never forget that.
  You're stupid.
  I once received a group email forwarded from a young friend who cited overall state SAT averages as proof that "blue" (ie liberal) states are so much smarter than "red" (conservative) states; of course, the email originated with a liberal, was forwarded by a liberal, is based on tests written by liberals not to mention incorrectly assessed and applied by liberals to data based on liberals' assumptions.
  Yet somehow this young lady has the brilliant notion that this email proves how much smarter her crowd is than anyone who disagrees. 
  Haven't they noticed they are shouting in an echo chamber loaded with the stench of a stinking pile of detritus?
  Not to mention a peer reviewed stinking pile of detritus.
  And they say we're the stupid ones.

Saturday, April 9, 2016

I'll be voting AGAINST the Democrat Party

  What's most remarkable about this election, I think, is the dissension among the ranks, both Republican and Democrats, largely because of Obama's divisive, hateful and activist leadership.
  The Republican race is at a sort of standstill as Trump as remained quiet for a few days after his loss in Wisconsin and retooling his campaign but it's been interesting to watch the Democrats feud.
  While most commentators love to bash the so-called Trumpsters, you might notice that Bernie followers are equally--if not more--fanatical than the Trumpsters.
  Sure, the Republican party is in danger of a third party run if they screw over Trump but the Democrat party? Hm.
  Are people aware of how much Hillary is hated?
  I have a close--extremely liberal--Obama supporting relative who cannot stand the sound of her voice, who cannot stand her candidacy, who cannot vote for her. He wouldn't discuss Sanders either.
  I also ran into a very nice person the other day who started talking politics; the spouse is pro-Trump but this person saw no other option than Hillary because of Cruz's lack of appeal. "She's a liar," I said. The person acknowledged, well, yes, I know but..." to which I commented that anyone who goes to bed without helping a couple of Americans on a Benghazi rooftop who are waiting for American helicopters to arrive....well....the discussion died there.
  The Leftist agenda is in full bloom with college campuses in meltdown over ridiculous incidents, like the "pain" of witnessing #TheChalkening or a monk being mistaken for a KKK member or criticizing the style of someone's hair as being a cultural appropriation. Those college professors deserve exactly what they get. They've carefully nourished this mess.
  Meanwhile Democrat frontrunner Hillary Clinton breaks the law on a NYC subway which she has trouble entering because of her lack of understanding of how the unwashed masses live. Nary a peep from the press.
  We are indeed a divided culture, at this point. It becomes harder--more of a test anyway--to become a person of faith, at least a believer in Jesus, a Jew, a can have "faith" in the government, warmists, the abortionists, the transgender pushes, "science."
  And Obama appears on American Idol declaring his administration is trying to make voting in national elections as "easy" as it is to vote on American Idol, "often and with enthusiasm." We have a queasy feeling that Democrats DO vote often with impunity.
  So the deeper into election territory we go, the more divided we will be. Soon it will be time for Trump to right his ship if he expects to win. For myself, I can barely listen to Glenn Beck anymore but have taken great delight in listening to Chris Plante's witty barbed observations. 
  Fox News has proven to have its own problems and a drop in viewership over disgust of their coverage.
  The truth for me is that I make no fabulous declarations like that skunk Eric Erickson that I will never vote for Trump.
  The truth is I will be voting against the Democrat Party candidate. Anyone who claims they will vote for Hillary rather than Trump is a fool and certainly no conservative.
  For myself, I'm quite selective what I put in my brain these days. A Trump candidacy does not have to be a bad thing.
  After all, with Hillary, we know what we get.
  With Trump, we do not.

Sunday, April 3, 2016

YAWN: Fighting for you! YAWN

I have to say I love this. It so perfectly encapsulates the *wonder of Hillary*....

Sarah Palin is nobody's fool

Betting against Sarah Palin is not a winning strategy but when caught up in partisanship Twitter trolls are apt to forget that Palin is a damn site smarter than the average arm chair political commentator. Most Trump supporters on Twitter are aware that Glenn Beck and Senator Ted Ctuz did make a trip to the border town of McAllen, Texas to present the newly arriving children with soccer ball and teddy bears. Lord knows why the normally cautious Cruz allowed himself to be photographed at the scene but his trek is well documented with photographs and videos.
When Palin brought the matter up at a Trump rally in Milwaukee the establishment / Cruz people nearly lost their minds. Evidently the best and the brightest have been operating on low voltage as none of them seemed aware that the Alaskan Governor was right on point.

Eventually someone did point out the error of their thinking.

I didn't see anyone offer an apology to Governor Palin.