As mid-terms approach, Democrats need to REALLY rethink

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Even in “pausing” disinformation, Democrats keep advancing obvious disinformation

The Washington Free Beacon points out that — though the Democrats claim to be “pausing” the DHS disinformation board — they admit they are continuing the disinformation through a swampy Republican.

The Department of Homeland Security’s controversial plan to create a Disinformation Governance Board helmed by “truth czar” Nina Jankowicz has been “paused,” the Washington Post‘s Taylor Lorenz reported on Wednesday.

Lorenz, the self-proclaimed “most online reporter that you can find,” buried the lede in a rambling lament about “How the Biden administration let right-wing attacks derail its disinformation efforts.” After expending three paragraphs praising Jankowicz, 33, as a so-called expert “in the field of fighting disinformation and extremism” and complaining about the “unrelenting barrage or harassment and abuse” she received from “the right-wing Internet,” Lorenz finally reported some news:

Now, just three weeks after its announcement, the Disinformation Governance Board is being “paused,” according to multiple employees at DHS, capping a back-and-forth week of decisions that changed during the course of reporting of this story. On Monday, DHS decided to shut down the board, according to multiple people with knowledge of the situation. By Tuesday morning, Jankowicz had drafted a resignation letter in response to the board’s dissolution.

But Tuesday night, Jankowicz was pulled into an urgent call with DHS officials who gave her the choice to stay on, even as the department’s work was put on hold because of the backlash it faced, according to multiple people with knowledge of the call. Working groups within DHS focused on mis-, dis- and mal-information have been suspended. The board could still be shut down pending a review from the Homeland Security Advisory Council. On Wednesday morning, Jankowicz officially resigned from her role within the department.

The so-called pause comes less than two weeks after the Biden administration tapped former DHS secretary Michael Chertoff to advise the disinformation board in response to widespread criticism of Jankowicz and her history of peddling disinformation. Chertoff, however, was also guilty of pushing disinformation.

(Read additional points at the Washington Free Beacon)

Karine admits that Democrats will not give up spreading disinformation

Since every portion of Karine Jean-Pierre’s responses to Peter Doocy’s questions qualify as misinformation, it should be no surprise that she would announce that the Democrats will continue their disinformation efforts.

For the Democrat apologists who wander by this blog, Karine provides these points of disinformation (red text provides an opposing voice):

  • The Department of Homeland Security (contrary to her narrative — the DHS was once a law enforcement entity established to coordinate the defense of America against terrorist attack) in her eyes was mischaracterized when it set up the Disinformation Governance Board (but, in actuality, we saw the truth).
  • They were explicit (according to Karine) in what they would do (although I would challenge you to find a Biden regime statement on the DHS Board).
  • This was never about censorship, policing speech, … (never mind the well-known events in the past where the Biden regime called on Twitter and Facebook to censor what they called “disinformation“)
  • As Secretary Mayorkas said, he has asked former DHS Secretary, Michael Chernoff (a never-Trump Republican thrown into the mix to provide a little distraction), and former DAG, Jamie Gorelick, to lead a thorough review (bull).
  • This is the pause that I was talking (there will be and has been no pause in Democrat spin — as demonstrated by this spin diatribe), about an assessment as members of the bipartisan Homeland Security Council — Advisory Council. The board will not convene during that period, but the department’s work across several administrations to address disinformation (information and disinformation do not threaten Americans who were formerly free from Democrat propaganda and could choose what to and what not to believe) that threatens the security for our country is critical and will continue.

Democrat war hawks prioritize Ukraine over American small business

Why did the Senate pass $40B aid to Ukraine?

One has to ask why anti-Trump Republicans and gun-grabbing Democrats were so hot to pass the aid to Ukraine.

Did we not learn anything with Iraq and Afghanistan? Why are we stepping into another nation-building scheme where we will soon find ourselves committing troops? Furthermore, with Biden’s history of having his crack-head son receiving billions from Ukrainian companies, what assurances do we have that the money actually goes to fight for Ukraine (and not pay Biden or build bank accounts of oligarchs in Ukraine)?

Why did the Senate then block $48B aid to small businesses

Although we do not need another round of handouts from Big Brother, either a tax cut or loan guarantees to small business to help them through the Biden regime’s recession (brought on by their anti-oil push) would help.

As explained in a way that covers for the Democrats at The Hill, we see that this bill lost support (possibly due to its tight focus on select businesses).

The Senate on Thursday blocked a bipartisan bill to provide $48 billion to restaurants, gyms and other small businesses hit particularly hard by the pandemic. 

Senators voted 52-43 to hold a vote on the bill, falling short of the 60-vote threshold needed to move forward. Just five GOP senators voted for the motion to proceed, with the bill’s opponents citing its impact on the federal deficit and inflation.

The vote likely spells doom for the bill, which was crafted by Sens. Roger Wicker (R-Miss.) and Ben Cardin D-Md.) and backed by Senate Majority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) as a way to help struggling small businesses get out of debt accrued during the pandemic. 

“Well, this was our best shot. Make no mistake about it, we’re disappointed that we weren’t able to get it done,” Cardin told reporters after the vote. “But you know, I’ll always fight for small businesses. I’ll continue to look for ways we can help.”

Pressed after the vote on any potential plans for a similar measure in the future, Wicker told The Hill, “You know, time is a very fleeting commodity, so I just don’t know.”

Advocates had argued that the additional funds were needed to prevent scores of debt-ridden small businesses from closing down.

(Read more at The Hill)

 

God’s final Word – Chapter 10, verses 1 through 11

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God’s final Word – A Mighty Angel

The following comes through the notes of Mark Ramsey and the responses of the class.

  1. Why has God allowed evil in the world?

    Why do the wicked live on, growing old and increasing in power? (Job 21:7 NIV)

    Why, Lord, do you stand far off? Why do you hide yourself in times of trouble? In his arrogance the wicked man hunts down the weak, who are caught in the schemes he devises. He boasts about the cravings of his heart; he blesses the greedy and reviles the Lord. In his pride the wicked man does not seek him; in all his thoughts there is no room for God. His ways are always prosperous; your laws are rejected by him; he sneers at all his enemies. (Psalms 10:1‭-‬5 NIV)

    How long will the enemy mock you, God? Will the foe revile your name forever? Why do you hold back your hand, your right hand? Take it from the folds of your garment and destroy them!
    Psalms 74:10‭-‬11 NIV)

    O God, do not remain silent; do not turn a deaf ear, do not stand aloof, O God. See how your enemies growl, how your foes rear their heads. (Psalms 83:1‭-‬2 NIV)

    How long, Lord, will the wicked, how long will the wicked be jubilant? They pour out arrogant words; all the evildoers are full of boasting. (Psalms 94:3‭-‬4 NIV)

    You are always righteous, Lord, when I bring a case before you. Yet I would speak with you about your justice: Why does the way of the wicked prosper? Why do all the faithless live at ease? (Jeremiah 12:1 NIV)

    They called out in a loud voice, “How long, Sovereign Lord, holy and true, until you judge the inhabitants of the earth and avenge our blood?” (Revelation 6:10 NIV)

    Why has God allowed evil in the world?

    One class member responded by saying that God allows evil in the world to remind us that man has a choice between good and evil. Another class member responded by saying that it was God’s grace that allowed us to exist beyond our first sin. Yet another responded that God allowed evil to illustrate how the Devil was wrong about how Christians would respond to that evil (referring to Job’s example of having endured the tests of Satan).

    All the pain, sorrow, suffering and evil in the world cause the godly to long for God to intervene. The day is coming when all the purposes of God concerning mankind and the world will be consummated. At that time, the Lord Jesus Christ will return and establish His earthly kingdom.

    At that time, all the scoffers, agnostics and atheists who mocked the thought that Christ will return will be silenced. The millennia of sin, lies, murders, thefts, wars and persecution and martyrdom of God’s people will be over. Satan and his demons will be bound in the abyss for 1,000 years; there will be peace among mankind and even the animal kingdom; sorrow, sadness, mourning and pain will vanish.

    The sounding of the seventh trumpet which heralds the imminent return and reign of the Lord Jesus will usher in that long-anticipated day.

    The seventh angel sounded his trumpet, and there were loud voices in heaven, which said: “The kingdom of the world has become the kingdom of our Lord and of his Messiah, and he will reign for ever and ever.” (Revelation 11:15 NIV)

    What is your reaction to this?

    One class member responded by praising God that we will be in heaven. However, this will mark a point of sadness for all others left on Earth.

  2. A mighty angel — Revelation 10:1-3

    Then I saw another mighty angel coming down from heaven. He was robed in a cloud, with a rainbow above his head; his face was like the sun, and his legs were like fiery pillars. He was holding a little scroll, which lay open in his hand. He planted his right foot on the sea and his left foot on the land, and he gave a loud shout like the roar of a lion. When he shouted, the voices of the seven thunders spoke. (Revelation 10:1‭-‬3 NIV)

    1. A mighty angel — Revelation 10:1a

      “Then I saw” indicates the beginning of a new vision. Some identify this angel as Jesus Christ but I believe several factors dispute this identification.

      • The use of ἄλλος (allos — another of the same kind) versus ἑτερόs (heteros — another of a different kind)
      • Whenever Jesus appears in Revelation, John gives Him an unmistakable title
      • The pre-incarnate Christ identifications as an angel stopped once the incarnation occurred.
      • The oath

        Then the angel I had seen standing on the sea and on the land raised his right hand to heaven. And he swore by him who lives for ever and ever, who created the heavens and all that is in them, the earth and all that is in it, and the sea and all that is in it, and said, “There will be no more delay! (Revelation 10:5‭-‬6 NIV)

        When God made his promise to Abraham, since there was no one greater for him to swear by, he swore by himself, (Hebrews 6:13 NIV)

      • This angel came down out of heaven to the earth.
    2. His spectacular attire — Revelation 10:1b

      He was robed in a cloud, with a rainbow above his head; his face was like the sun, and his legs were like fiery pillars. (Revelation 10:1b NIV)

      What is your reaction/response to the appearance of this mighty angel?

      A rainbow would refer to the promise to not destroy by water. A face like the sun would remove all chances to hide from judgement. Legs like fiery pillars would point toward power.

    3. The little book — Revelation 10:2a

      He was holding a little scroll, which lay open in his hand. (Revelation 10:2a NIV)

    4. The actions of the mighty angel — Revelation 10:2b-3

      He planted his right foot on the sea and his left foot on the land, and he gave a loud shout like the roar of a lion. When he shouted, the voices of the seven thunders spoke. (Revelation 10:1‭-‬3 NIV)

      What would be your reaction to the voices of 10:3 if you were still on the earth?

      One class member said that they would be terrified; however, since the people remaining would be blinded to the truth, he could not fathom their reaction. They might react in defiance.

  3. Seven thunders — Revelation 10:4

    And when the seven thunders spoke, I was about to write; but I heard a voice from heaven say, “Seal up what the seven thunders have said and do not write it down.” (Revelation 10:4 NIV)

    Many commentators have speculated on what was said in these thunders; however, these are empty speculations. If God wanted us to know their words, He would have allowed John to write what was said.

  4. Voice from heaven — Revelation 10:5-7

    Then the angel I had seen standing on the sea and on the land raised his right hand to heaven. And he swore by him who lives for ever and ever, who created the heavens and all that is in them, the earth and all that is in it, and the sea and all that is in it, and said, “There will be no more delay! But in the days when the seventh angel is about to sound his trumpet, the mystery of God will be accomplished, just as he announced to his servants the prophets.” (Revelation 10:5‭-‬7 NIV)

    The raising of the right hand is a standard gesture for taking a solemn vow. To take such a vow is to affirm before God that one is going to speak the truth.

    Some suggest that this action violates the prohibition given by Jesus.

    But I tell you, do not swear an oath at all: either by heaven, for it is God’s throne; or by the earth, for it is his footstool; or by Jerusalem, for it is the city of the Great King. (Matthew 5:34‭-‬35 NIV)

    However, the Bible does not forbid the taking of oaths (but rather the evasive swearing of oaths with intent to deceive). The Bible also records that God Himself has taken oaths.

    The content of the angel’s oath was that there will no longer be any delay indicating that the judgment of the 7th trumpet is about to come, which includes the 7 bowl judgments. The time of God’s patience is seen as having ended; the time for the final acts of judgment is at hand. The time anticipated in the disciples’ questions recorded in Matthew 24:3 and Acts 1:6 has come. The prayers of the saints in Revelation 6:9-10 are about to be answered.

    What is your response to this angel’s proclamation?

  5. An unusual assignment — Revelation 10:8-11

    Then the voice that I had heard from heaven spoke to me once more: “Go, take the scroll that lies open in the hand of the angel who is standing on the sea and on the land.” So I went to the angel and asked him to give me the little scroll. He said to me, “Take it and eat it. It will turn your stomach sour, but ‘in your mouth it will be as sweet as honey.’” I took the little scroll from the angel’s hand and ate it. It tasted as sweet as honey in my mouth, but when I had eaten it, my stomach turned sour. Then I was told, “You must prophesy again about many peoples, nations, languages and kings.” (Revelation 10:8‭-‬11 NIV)

    Notice that the voice told John to “take” the little book. Do you think that is significant?

    Do you recall when you “took” the Word of God to heart? If so, what impact did that have on you? Do you believe it is important to “know” and “stay” in the Word of God? Explain.

    The act of eating the scroll symbolizes the absorbing and assimilation of God’s Word. The words are sweet because John, like all believers wanted the Lord to act in judgment and take back the earth. But, the realization of the terrible doom awaiting unbelievers turned that initial sweet taste into being sour.

    We also see John being commissioned to write the rest of the prophecies which God was going to give him. As an exile on Patmos, he had no opportunity to preach to all the nations. However, he was to write the prophecies, which have been distributed to warn all people of the bitterness of the judgment, death and hell. This chapter presents an interlude of hope tinged with bitterness that reminds us of our responsibilities to share the truth with the world. A day of judgment is coming and the Lord wants none to perish but all to come to repentance.

    Does this impress on you a privilege or responsibility as part of God’s family?

  6. How do we go about “eating” the Word of God?
    1. Listen to the Word of God.

      Consequently, faith comes from hearing the message, and the message is heard through the word about Christ. (Romans 10:17 NIV)

    2. Read the Word of God.

      Open my eyes that I may see wonderful things in your law. (Psalms 119:18 NIV)

      We should have some plan for reading the Bible on a consistent basis. One Year Bible; reading a book of the New Testament every 30 days, etc.

    3. Study the Word of God.

      Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a worker who does not need to be ashamed and who correctly handles the word of truth. (2 Timothy 2:15 NIV)

      Bible study, Sunday School, Wednesday night Pastor’s corner, etc.

    4. Memorize the Word of God.

      I have hidden your word in my heart that I might not sin against you. (Psalms 119:11 NIV)

    5. Meditate on the Word of God.

      but whose delight is in the law of the Lord, and who meditates on his law day and night. (Psalms 1:2 NIV)

      Meditation means “to turn over in your mind.” Turn God’s Word over in your mind, thinking of ways to follow Him more closely.

      Keep this Book of the Law always on your lips; meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do everything written in it. Then you will be prosperous and successful. (Joshua 1:8 NIV)

 

Accusations from the Left versus Actions from the Left

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I have a hard time figuring out the Left.

On one hand, they accuse the Right of: On the other hand, they commit:
Insurrection when people enter the Capitol (most just wandering through the halls like well-controlled tourists) What seems to be a revolt when they pledge to become “ungovernable
Having no compassion for our fellow citizens when we do not submit our bodies to “the jab” One supreme act of non-compassion as they make baby-killing the hill they will (only metaphorically) die on
Racism by proxy due to the acts of the Buffalo shooter What seems to be a degree of support (considering that the left-leaning social media published the Buffalo shooter’s video while blocking many conservative videos)
Violence when a Marxist, climate-change nut who wrote a manifesto indefensibly shoots Blacks because of their skin color Themselves to rioting in the streets over the possibility of losing Roe v Wade (never mind that most Planned Parenthoods are built in minority communities and that minority businesses were razed during the left-wing 2020 George Floyd riots)
Being racist when another person commits a racist act (like that at Buffalo) The soft racism of selective attention by ignoring the attack on an American-Taiwanese church and the attack on the Christmas parade
Dictatorship when five out of nine Justices vote to return the issue of abortion to be voted on by the states (when, 49 years ago, seven robed men discovered the right to abortion in the Constitution) Hypocrisy over dictatorships (as when Biden turned to Venezuelan dictator for oil after Biden unilaterally cancels U.S. lease sales in the Gulf of Mexico and Alaska)
Promoting the concept of “Replacement theory” recently through media personalities like Tucker Carlson More hypocrisy (since the New York Times published We can replace them in October 2018 and  replacement theory has often been the topic of choice at Politico and other left-wing rags)

 

God’s final Word – Chapter 9, verses 13 through 21

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God’s final Word – Death on Earth: the sixth trumpet

The following comes purely through the notes of Mark Ramsey.

  1. The sixth trumpet — Revelation 9:13-14

    The sixth angel sounded his trumpet, and I heard a voice coming from the four horns of the golden altar that is before God. It said to the sixth angel who had the trumpet, “Release the four angels who are bound at the great river Euphrates.” (Revelation 9:13‭-‬14 NIV)

    The sixth trumpet, or the second woe, is a demonic army. Here, the line is drawn between which choice we make in this life.

    We are either part of the “domain of darkness” or the “kingdom of God’s beloved Son.”

    For he has rescued us from the dominion of darkness and brought us into the kingdom of the Son he loves, (Colossians 1:13 NIV)

    We are either companions of God or companions of Satan; companions of saints or companions of sinners. Do you agree there is no middle ground? Explain.

    In this chapter, we see rejection of all offers of grace and mercy and the life-giving gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ in favor of the “passing pleasures of sin.”

    Do we see this today – favoring the self-indulgence and pleasures of sin over God’s offer of grace and mercy through the life-giving gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ? What is your explanation for this?

    The voice commanding the sixth angel comes from the four horns of the golden altar which is before God. This is the altar where the martyred saints pleaded for God’s vengeance. When this trumpet judgment occurs, the time for mercy will have passed as this altar has passed from an altar of mercy to an altar of judgment. Sinful men have finally and completely rejected God’s gracious offer of salvation.

    How much more severely do you think someone deserves to be punished who has trampled the Son of God underfoot, who has treated as an unholy thing the blood of the covenant that sanctified them, and who has insulted the Spirit of grace? For we know him who said, “It is mine to avenge; I will repay,” and again, “The Lord will judge his people.” It is a dreadful thing to fall into the hands of the living God. (Hebrews 10:29‭-‬31 NIV)

    These angels are demons. They control a huge demonic army set to wage war against fallen mankind when God releases them to do so.

    Does this imagery concern you or frighten you? Does it compel you to share the Gospel?

    The most prominent river referred to in Scripture is the Euphrates:

    1. It formed one of the boundaries of the garden of Eden

      The name of the third river is the Tigris; it runs along the east side of Ashur. And the fourth river is the Euphrates. (Genesis 2:14 NIV)

    2. It was near this river that sin began – the first lie was told, the first murder was committed and the tower of Babel was built.
    3. It was the eastern boundary of the Promised Land

      On that day the Lord made a covenant with Abram and said, “To your descendants I give this land, from the Wadi of Egypt to the great river, the Euphrates— (Genesis 15:18 NIV)

    4. It is the river over which the enemies of God will cross to engage in the battle of Armageddon

      The sixth angel poured out his bowl on the great river Euphrates, and its water was dried up to prepare the way for the kings from the East. Then I saw three impure spirits that looked like frogs; they came out of the mouth of the dragon, out of the mouth of the beast and out of the mouth of the false prophet. They are demonic spirits that perform signs, and they go out to the kings of the whole world, to gather them for the battle on the great day of God Almighty. “Look, I come like a thief! Blessed is the one who stays awake and remains clothed, so as not to go naked and be shamefully exposed.” Then they gathered the kings together to the place that in Hebrew is called Armageddon.
      Revelation 16:12‭-‬16 NIV)

    5. It flows right through the heart of the Middle East. It originates in Turkey, snakes through Syria, flows straight through the center of Iraq, and joins the Tigris River before emptying into the Persian Gulf.
    6. Do you find it interesting that these four demons overseeing the 200 million troops were bound at this location?
  2. Great numbers die — Revelation 9:15-19

    And the four angels who had been kept ready for this very hour and day and month and year were released to kill a third of mankind. The number of the mounted troops was twice ten thousand times ten thousand. I heard their number. The horses and riders I saw in my vision looked like this: Their breastplates were fiery red, dark blue, and yellow as sulfur. The heads of the horses resembled the heads of lions, and out of their mouths came fire, smoke and sulfur. A third of mankind was killed by the three plagues of fire, smoke and sulfur that came out of their mouths. The power of the horses was in their mouths and in their tails; for their tails were like snakes, having heads with which they inflict injury. (Revelation 9:15‭-‬19 NIV)

    Remember the judgment of the fourth seal killed 1/4 of the earth’s population.

    I looked, and there before me was a pale horse! Its rider was named Death, and Hades was following close behind him. They were given power over a fourth of the earth to kill by sword, famine and plague, and by the wild beasts of the earth. (Revelation 6:8 NIV)

    This additional 1/3 brings the death toll from 2 judgments alone to more than 1/2 of the earth’s population. This staggering total does not include those who perished in the other seal and trumpet judgments. This terrible slaughter will completely disrupt human society.

    John reports that he heard the number of the armies as two hundred million. The colors of red like fire, dark blue or black like smoke and sulfurous yellow are the same colors and features of hell.

    they, too, will drink the wine of God’s fury, which has been poured full strength into the cup of his wrath. They will be tormented with burning sulfur in the presence of the holy angels and of the Lamb.
    Revelation 14:10 NIV)

    But the beast was captured, and with it the false prophet who had performed the signs on its behalf. With these signs he had deluded those who had received the mark of the beast and worshiped its image. The two of them were thrown alive into the fiery lake of burning sulfur. (Revelation 19:20 NIV)

    And the devil, who deceived them, was thrown into the lake of burning sulfur, where the beast and the false prophet had been thrown. They will be tormented day and night for ever and ever. (Revelation 20:10 NIV)

    But the cowardly, the unbelieving, the vile, the murderers, the sexually immoral, those who practice magic arts, the idolaters and all liars—they will be consigned to the fiery lake of burning sulfur. This is the second death.” (Revelation 21:8 NIV)

    Horses are frequently associated with warfare in Scripture. However, it is clear that these are not actual horses.

    Some commentators have desperately tried to link this grotesque image with modern weapons like helicopters, tanks or fighter jets. However, because these creatures are identified as the armies of the four wicked angels of the Euphrates, it seems more reasonable to conclude that they are symbols of an army of demons unleashed to bring death and destruction upon the inhabitants of the earth.

    What humans have experienced in natural disasters, military strikes and terrorist attacks will be completely forgotten in light of these unparalleled events.

    Many people will survive this onslaught. What will happen to those who live through it? How will they respond to this? Will they turn to their righteous Redeemer in repentance? What is your explanation for their response?

  3. Refusal to repent — Revelation 9:20-21

    The rest of mankind who were not killed by these plagues still did not repent of the work of their hands; they did not stop worshiping demons, and idols of gold, silver, bronze, stone and wood—idols that cannot see or hear or walk. Nor did they repent of their murders, their magic arts, their sexual immorality or their thefts. (Revelation 9:20‭-‬21 NIV)

    We have:

    1. Years of suffering and death,
    2. Powerful preaching of the gospel by the 144,000 Jewish evangelists,

      After this I saw four angels standing at the four corners of the earth, holding back the four winds of the earth to prevent any wind from blowing on the land or on the sea or on any tree. Then I saw another angel coming up from the east, having the seal of the living God. He called out in a loud voice to the four angels who had been given power to harm the land and the sea: “Do not harm the land or the sea or the trees until we put a seal on the foreheads of the servants of our God.” Then I heard the number of those who were sealed: 144,000 from all the tribes of Israel. From the tribe of Judah 12,000 were sealed, from the tribe of Reuben 12,000, from the tribe of Gad 12,000, from the tribe of Asher 12,000, from the tribe of Naphtali 12,000, from the tribe of Manasseh 12,000, from the tribe of Simeon 12,000, from the tribe of Levi 12,000, from the tribe of Issachar 12,000, from the tribe of Zebulun 12,000, from the tribe of Joseph 12,000, from the tribe of Benjamin 12,000. (Revelation 7:1‭-‬8 NIV)

    3. Miracles and preaching by the two witnesses,

      I was given a reed like a measuring rod and was told, “Go and measure the temple of God and the altar, with its worshipers. But exclude the outer court; do not measure it, because it has been given to the Gentiles. They will trample on the holy city for 42 months. And I will appoint my two witnesses, and they will prophesy for 1,260 days, clothed in sackcloth.” They are “the two olive trees” and the two lampstands, and “they stand before the Lord of the earth.” (Revelation 11:1‭-‬4 NIV)

    4. An angel in the sky, and

      Then I saw another angel flying in midair, and he had the eternal gospel to proclaim to those who live on the earth—to every nation, tribe, language and people. He said in a loud voice, “Fear God and give him glory, because the hour of his judgment has come. Worship him who made the heavens, the earth, the sea and the springs of water.” (Revelation 14:6‭-‬7 NIV)

    5. Other believers, and

      And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in the whole world as a testimony to all nations, and then the end will come. (Matthew 24:14 NIV)

    6. Yet, the survivors still refuse to repent.

    God again set a certain day, calling it “Today.” This he did when a long time later he spoke through David, as in the passage already quoted: “Today, if you hear his voice, do not harden your hearts.” (Hebrews 4:7 NIV)

    Even after Jesus had performed so many signs in their presence, they still would not believe in him. This was to fulfill the word of Isaiah the prophet: “Lord, who has believed our message and to whom has the arm of the Lord been revealed?” For this reason they could not believe, because, as Isaiah says elsewhere: “He has blinded their eyes and hardened their hearts, so they can neither see with their eyes, nor understand with their hearts, nor turn—and I would heal them.” Isaiah said this because he saw Jesus’ glory and spoke about him. (John 12:37‭-‬41 NIV)

    They failed to heed the Bible’s warnings and, tragically, they choose to worship the dragon and the beast instead of the Lamb.

    John lists the sins representative of the defiance of those who refuse to repent. Idolatry, mysticism, spiritism, satanism and all other forms of false religions will become pandemic, as demons lead people into more wicked vicious behavior. John lists worshipping demons and the work of our hands (idols); murders; magic arts – the Greek word – φαρμάκων (pharmekeon – drugs); sexual immorality; thefts – symbolic of lawlessness. Are we witnessing these today in our culture? How are the people in positions of authority responding to these actions?

    In light of the coming judgment, what do you believe is your responsibility at this point?

    Be merciful to those who doubt; save others by snatching them from the fire; to others show mercy, mixed with fear—hating even the clothing stained by corrupted flesh. Jude 1:22‭-‬23 NIV)

    Opponents must be gently instructed, in the hope that God will grant them repentance leading them to a knowledge of the truth, and that they will come to their senses and escape from the trap of the devil, who has taken them captive to do his will. (2 Timothy 2:25‭-‬26 NIV)

    Do these Scripture verses have any influence on you as a believer?

 

A litney of liberal lies exposed

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Part 1: the lie of principled liberals – Liberals who would prioritize their pleasure over people

Bill Maher blasts pro-choice protesters who targeted SCOTUS homes

The Daily Mail points out how protesters have targeted the Supreme Court and the White House has not condemned those protests.

Bill Maher has blasted Jen Psaki for refusing to condemn pro-choice protesters who gathered outside the homes of conservative Supreme Court justices.  

During his Friday night chat show, the HBO host blasted the recently-departed former White House Press Secretary by playing a clip of her mealy-mouthed response to a question about the recent protests.

‘I don’t have an official U.S. Government position on where people protest,’ Psaki said to reporters, much to Maher’s irritation.

‘But we do!’ Maher retorted. ‘It’s wrong! It’s intimidation! It’s against the law!’ 

Although he noted how the protesters were not ‘terribly violent’, the anti-woke liberal host posed the question: ‘Would you want this outside your house?’

The largely peaceful protests have drawn Republican criticism over privacy rights of court members, but activists have responded by pointing to years of often violent protests outside abortion clinics and at the homes of doctors providing the medical procedure.

And many have cited the pending Supreme Court decision as a far greater invasion of privacy.

One of Maher’s guests, Rep. Jane Harman, D-California, pointed out a law established in 1950 that forbids protesting outside the home of a judge in order to influence their decision.

Harman suggested ‘it would be much better’ to rally in Washington D.C. instead. 

Maher noted how the issue of abortion could spark ‘civil war’ division where ‘we gonna be two countries, one where you’re a free woman and one where it’s a Dred Scott situation.’

‘Look at some of the things that are being proposed in some of these states,’ Maher began. ‘I mean, Louisiana says flat-out it’s a homicide. So when you drive from LA to Nevada, on one side of the border, you’re just a free person. The other side, you’re a criminal. You can fly across the country and gain and lose your reproductive rights 20 times. How can America sustain that?’

‘It can’t. And it’s wrong,’ Harman responded. ‘And what’s wrong with this is that we’ll get worse unless the Supreme Court- let’s pray, let’s pray- comes out with a different decision from the draft opinion.’

(Read more at the Daily Mail)

There is the lawless element within the liberal movement. Then again, there is the possibility of Biden rubbing off on liberals.

How is it that such a number of Americans cannot read or understand one law passed in 1950 concerning the intimidation of judges, juries, and other parts of the judicial system. To whit:

Whoever, with the intent of interfering with, obstructing, or impeding the administration of justice, or with the intent of influencing any judge, juror, witness, or court officer, in the discharge of his duty, pickets or parades in or near a building housing a court of the United States, or in or near a building or residence occupied or used by such judge, juror, witness, or court officer, or with such intent uses any sound-truck or similar device or resorts to any other demonstration in or near any such building or residence, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than one year, or both.

Who cares if the protests were “mostly peaceful?” They are illegal. That should have been massive arrests and incarcerations (but has not been, as with any pro-Democrat demonstration).

However, considering that these are people that would prioritize their sexual pleasure over the life of a baby (and that is what the abortion debate boils down to), would you expect them to submit to law? They don’t obviously submit to the sensibility of trying to protect the young. Why would they submit to the rule of law?

Still, maybe we should consider another angle. There may be the possibility that Biden has rubbed off on the rest of liberals, just as Joe has seemed to have affected Kamala.

Part 2: the lie of compassionate liberals: Liberals who would launder money rather than help people

Adam Laxalt: “Shocking abhorrent proposal” to send $44B to Ukraine as Americans suffer

Breitbart reports on the words of former Nevada Attorney General and Republican U.S. Senate candidate Adam Laxalt as he calls out the immoral acts of the current herd of Democrats.

This week, 194 House Republicans voted with House Democrats to send $44 billion in American taxpayer money to Ukraine. Those Republicans include House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA), House Republican Conference Chair Elise Stefanik (R-NY), and House Minority Whip Steve Scalise (R-LA).

Cortez Masto has yet to comment on the proposal but she previously voted months ago to approve $13 billion in taxpayer money for Ukraine. On Saturday, Laxalt called on Cortez Masto to oppose the foreign aid boondoggle.

“Nevadans didn’t send Senator Catherine Cortez Masto to Washington to ship $40 billion of our tax dollars into a war zone in Ukraine, while at the same time our families here at home are facing record gas prices, crippling inflation, the nation’s third-highest unemployment rate, and an open border that continues fueling alarming spikes in drug deaths and sex trafficking,” Laxalt said in a statement.

“I call on our Senator Masto to stand with struggling Nevada families and immediately announce that she will reject this shocking abhorrent proposal,” he continued. “For once, Senator Masto should break from failed Washington policies and actually focus on the problems here at home.”

In a Twitter post, Laxalt detailed why he opposes the Ukraine funding:



(Read of the object of the $40B in funding at Breitbart)

The domestic problems will not receive funding for one reason: they have an origin with Biden

Record high gas prices: Biden and his green-new-deal friends. Inflation: Bidenflation grown from the green-new-deal friends. Unemployment: Biden. Open borders: Gracias, Biden. Record crime: Biden and the Soros district attorneys. Record drug overdoses: Biden.

Part 3: the lie of non-dictatorial liberals: Liberals who would bail out a dictator rather than help people

Democrats pressure Biden to give the murderous Venezuelan regime a break

Breitbart tells us of the lifeline thrown by 18 Democrats to the murderous Venezuelan regime.

A group of 18 “Progressive” Democrat members of Congress sent a letter to President Joe Biden this week urging him to drop sanctions against the authoritarian socialist regime of Nicolás Maduro in Venezuela.

The letterspearheaded by Raúl M. Grijalva (D-AZ) and Jesús “Chuy” García (D-IL), is co-signed by Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), Ilhan Oman (D-MN), Rashida Tlaib (D-MI), Ayanna Pressley (D-MA), and Pramilia Jayapal (D-WA), among others. The letter urges the Biden administration to continue pursuing dialogue with the Maduro regime and to end the sanctions imposed upon it.

The sanctions the Trump administration placed on the Maduro regime came long after the inevitable socialist-driven collapse of the country. They did not precede Venezuela’s ongoing economic and political crisis and cannot retroactively be the cause of the suffering of the Venezuelan people, especially during 2014-2018, when the food shortages and rationing were so intense that ID-based locks and fingerprint scanners were put in place to ration food.

Venezuela’s ongoing severe health crisis has left citizens without access to proper healthcare, be it public or private.

The Democrats’ letter bases its reasoning on quotes offered by the widely reviled, failed perennial presidential candidate and “opposition” leader Henrique Capriles Radonski in a radio interview in March. Capriles, who the Maduro regime banned from running for any office for 15 years in 2017, is one of the more prominent “opposition” figureheads that have called for the end of sanctions against Maduro.

(Read at Breitbart about similar appeals from Venezuelan officials)

Like the border, this needs to be closed

Take care of Americans before you take care of fat dictators who rule in starving, communist lands.

Part 4: the lie of patriotic liberals: Liberals who would kill the institution of the Supreme Court rather over the abortion issue

Clarence Thomas on Supreme Court leak: “I wonder how long we’re going to have these institutions”

Breitbart quotes Justice Thomas as he wonders how much more pressure the system can take before it implodes.

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas spoke out about the leaked draft opinion on abortion Friday, saying such a breach brings into question how long our country’s institutions will last “at the rate we’re undermining them.”

Thomas, the longest-serving justice on the nation’s high court, was speaking at a conference for black conservatives in Dallas when he addressed the issue of the leak, saying “I do think that what happened at the court is tremendously bad.”

“I wonder how long we’re going to have these institutions at the rate we’re undermining them, and then I wonder when they’re gone or destabilized what we will have as a country. And I don’t think the prospects are good if we continue to lose them,” he continued.

The draft opinion, the authenticity of which was confirmed by Chief Justice John Roberts, was written by fellow Justice Samuel Alito. It was an explicit overturning of the infamous pro-abortion case Roe v. Wade as well as Planned Parenthood v. Casey — sending the issue of abortion back to state legislatures.

In confirming its authenticity, Roberts said that it was not necessarily the ruling that the Court will come down with, while at the same time directing the Marshal of the Court to open an investigation into the origin of the leak.

While many on the left lauded the leak as “brave,” those more concerned about the longevity of American institutions took a different view.

“When you lose that trust, especially in the institution that I’m in, it changes the institution fundamentally. You begin to look over your shoulder,” Thomas said. “It’s kind of like infidelity in that you can explain it, but you can’t undo it.”

(Read more at Breitbart)

Because Biden has not denounced the leak or (in large part) the violence from the leftists toward Crisis Pregnancy Centers, we cannot trust Biden to represent us

The “great uniter” needs to come out in opposition to everything that would destroy civility. However, just as he never said a peep against the George Floyd protests of 2020, he will not say anything now.

He does not represent anything but the Far Left.

 

Liberal lies exposed

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He looked at the data and discovered the BLM narrative about cops was a lie. Then he was fired.

The Daily Wire shows how a reporter found lies in the BLM narrative and was fired for exposing those lies.

Zac Kriegman had worked at Thomson Reuters for more than six years, most recently as a director of data scientists. Concerned with data and statistics, Kriegman and his team advised numerous other divisions within company.

But in 2020, Kriegman noticed changes within the company, with coworkers publishing numerous articles about “White Privilege” on the company’s internal collaboration platform. When the Black Lives Matter (BLM) riots broke out that summer, the platform was filled with support for the organization without any question as to the narrative being told about race in America.

“This concerned me. I had been following the academic research on BLM for years (for example, hereherehere and here), and I had come to the conclusion that the claim upon which the whole movement rested—that police more readily shoot black people—was false,” Kriegman wrote in an article published on Bari Weiss’ substack. “ The data was unequivocal. It showed that, if anything, police were slightly less likely to use lethal force against black suspects than white ones.”

Kriegman discovered that, based on a database of police shootings compiled by The Washington Post, police have fatally shot 39% more unarmed white people than black people in the past five years. BLM activists have insisted, however, that since there are six times as many white people in America as black people, police should be shooting 600% more. Anything less, Kriegman wrote, is evidence to the activists of police bias.

Kriegman suggested that such a comparison isn’t as accurate as comparing “Black suspects who pose a grave danger and white suspects who do the same,” but wrote that there isn’t reliable data for such a comparison. Instead, he used Deputy District Attorney for Los Angeles County Patrick Frey’s calculations based on FBI data that found “black Americans account for 37 percent of those who murder police officers, and 34 percent of the unarmed suspects killed by police. Meanwhile, whites make up 42.7 percent of cop killers and 42 percent of the unarmed suspects shot by police—meaning whites are killed by police at a 7 percent higher rate than blacks.”

Kriegman broadened the analysis to include armed suspects, finding that with those numbers included, whites are shot at a 70% higher rate than blacks. He then mentions the only study that looks at the rate at which police use lethal force across racial groups, conducted by Harvard economist Roland Fryer. Fryer, who is black, tried to prove BLM’s narrative in 2016, but ended up disproving it by finding that, while black Americans and Latinos may experience some amount of police force, they are slightly less likely to be shot by police than whites.

(Read at the Daily Wire of the reaction to Kriegman’s findings on BLM)

Never mind that statistics also do not work toward the BLM narrative

Never mind that Black males only made up 6.5% of the population, but accounted for 33.5% of the murder victims. Never mind that about 13% of the population commits 63% of the murders.

Never mind that liberal judges have released felons within the minority communities. No. Never mind that.

Biden’s supply problem isn’t just “treadmills” anymore

The Washington Examiner explores the reasons that Biden cannot blame a slow supply chain for the current baby formula crisis.

It wasn’t that long ago that former White House press secretary Jen Psaki was downplaying the nation’s supply chain problems as “the tragedy of the treadmill.”

Just as she dismissed the topic of inflation as something that only affects rich people, Psaki spoke of the broken supply chain as if only leisure purchases for the wealthy were at risk. But even as they put on a brave face, officials in the Biden administration were aware that the problem went much, much deeper. And they did nothing.

The administration’s handling of completely predictable supply chain problems stemming from COVID-19 has been just as appalling as Psaki’s earlier insouciance suggests. And this is how the current baby formula shortage was made possible.

Biden and Democrats don’t have any answers to the current inflation crisis, nor the supply-chain crisis that is contributing to it. They spent this week fiddling about with legislation that would kill babies rather than feed them, which had no chance of passing anyway because a bipartisan majority of senators opposed it. For fear of seeming out-of-touch on the economic troubles that will decide the midterm elections, some Democrats have ridiculously attempted to connect to the problem of inflation — as if the nation could simply abort its way back to the rapid pre-Biden pace of recovery from COVID-19.

Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg remains as much of a nonentity on issues of transportation as he ever has been. The sum of his entire activity in office has been a sorry attempt to atone for his record on race relations in South Bend, Indiana, so that he has a prayer of winning a few black votes ahead of the 2028 presidential election.

So what’s a hungry baby to do? At this moment, America’s babies, at least, are out of luck — especially babies from low-income families, who are disproportionately likely to be formula-fed. The only babies Biden is helping to get formula right now are the ones brought into the United States illegally. The Biden administration has managed to find pallets of formula for immigration detainees in South Texas Border Patrol facilities at a time when nobody else can find the stuff in stores.

The immediate cause of the shortage appears to be a recall by one of the few companies that make formula, whose basis (an infection that four babies contracted around the time they drank the product) appears to have been unfounded in the first place. That the entire system could be brought to its knees by four coincidental infections is a testimony to just how fragile the supply chain has become. It only makes matters worse that the company in question, Abbott, will not be able to reopen its Michigan plant for two weeks nor to replenish diminished supplies for as long as two months.

The U.S. is the world’s economic powerhouse. So why is it that shoppers in the Biden era keep running into barren shelves, such that they feel like they live in the old Soviet Union? This is not a failure of the free market — it is a failure of leadership in a White House so fixated on abortion, forcing men into women’s private spaces, and investigating parents as terrorists for participating in local school board politics that it neglects the basics.

(Read how Joe might stop his slide as told at the Washington Examiner)

Americans should explore various aspects of this baby formula shortage

Americans should be asking why destitute families made poorer by Biden’s ant-oil agenda now have to scramble to feed their infants.

Women and those concerned about righteousness might think about how our society’s tendency to hyper-sexualize breasts may have contributed to the reluctance to breastfeed (and thus part of this problem).

Patriots might consider the extent to which Joe’s partisan politics (and the Democrat party’s lean away from family and toward transgender, anti-religion, and related issues) may have played a part.

Industry disputes Interior Department’s rationale for canceling Alaska offshore lease sale

The Washington Examiner quotes oil industry leaders who disputed Biden’s excuse for canceling the offshore lease sale.

Industry groups and some Republicans are disputing the Biden administration‘s justification for pulling the plug on the offshore lease sale in Alaska‘s Cook Inlet, which it said was canceled “due to lack of industry interest.”

Both have argued energy companies and other parties did want the sale to move forward and that the only way to gauge interest in the sale properly would have been to hold it and allow energy companies to offer bids.

The Interior Department confirmed late Wednesday it would not move forward with work on three offshore lease sales, one for acreage in Cook Inlet and two off the Gulf Coast, the last outstanding sales outlined in the current five-year offshore leasing program.

Kara Moriarty, president and CEO of the Alaska Oil and Gas Association, said the administration’s reasoning on Cook Inlet was “disingenuous” and pointed to comments she filed with the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management in December in which she expressed her organization’s support for the sale.

“We certainly said, ‘Hey, we support having a lease sale move forward,’ and as a trade association, we don’t put out any comments unless, obviously, the majority of our members support that,” she told the Washington Examiner.

Moriarty also echoed the response of Sen. Dan Sullivan (R-AK), who criticized the cancellation and said “only holding a lease sale” would ultimately illustrate companies’ level of interest.

“If you really want to know if a company is interested in picking up leases, hold the lease sale. There’s nothing that says you can’t hold it and then nobody show,” she said.

Moriarty also likened competition over acreage to a game of poker in which energy companies are often not prepared to “show their hand” and reveal publicly whether they intend to bid or not beforehand.

The Interior Department did not disclose how it determined the level of industry interest to be lacking, but it isn’t a novel justification, something the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management noted in an update to the lease sale’s webpage published Friday.

The Interior Department canceled a lease sale for Cook Inlet in 2011 for the same reason. Then, in 2017, the department went on to award 14 tracts covering 76,615 acres in the inlet.

As for the two Gulf lease sales canceled Wednesday, the administration said it will not move forward because of “delays due to factors including conflicting court rulings that impacted work on these proposed lease sales.”

(Read more at the Washington Examiner)

While I initially thought the potential drillers might have grown tired of being beaten down by Biden, they wanted to compete

True to the American spirit, companies wanted to continue to fight for existence.

However, not so true to the American spirit, Biden lied about why the leases in the Gulf and Alaska remained without bids.

No, Jen Psaki, Trump didn’t start the DHS “Truth Ministry.” That’s literal disinformation

The Daily Caller exposes some disinformation coming out of Jen Psaki and the Biden regime.

White House press secretary Jen Psaki has spread disinformation repeatedly from the podium while speaking about the Disinformation Governance Board, claiming its “work” was present under the Trump administration.

Psaki’s go-to defense of the establishment of the board under the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is a continuation “of disinformation-related work that began under the prior administration.” One of the key bodies countering disinformation founded under former President Donald Trump, the Countering Foreign Influence Task Force (CFITF), was renamed by the Biden administration when he came into office the Mis-, Dis-, and Malinformation (MDM) and was modified to focus on domestic rather than foreign threats, two Trump DHS officials told the Daily Caller.

“The CFITF was focused on foreign influence – particularly as it related to elections. The current MDM description from DHS takes the word ‘foreign’ out of the title. It’s clear that MDM, as it’s currently defined, is also looking at domestic communication,” Chad Wolf, former acting secretary of the DHS, told the Daily Caller.

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), was created in 2018 under Trump to counter cybersecurity threats. In May of 2018, “a Countering Foreign Influence Task Force (CFITF) was established within CISA’s predecessor agency,” according to CISA’s website, and was tasked with “helping the American people understand the risks from” MDM.

CFITF was modified by the Biden administration in 2021 to officially change its name to MDM, and its “mission evolved to reflect the changing information environment,” according to its website.

The Biden-era DHS, its assistant press secretary and the CFITF did not respond to several requests from the Daily Caller to say why the name change was necessary, and what the new “mission” of the MDM is.

The MDM is now “charged with building national resilience to MDM and foreign influence activities,” the website reads. It also mentions that MDM campaigns are waged by both “foreign and domestic threat actors.”

A “Disinformation Stops With You” resource listed on the website statesdisinformation can be spread by “foreign states, scammers and extremist groups.” An election MDM resourcestates “Russian, Chinese, and Iranian state-sponsored elements, as well as domestic extremist groups,” are the primary culprits of spreading MDM.

President Joe Biden stated May 4 the “MAGA crowd is really the most extreme political organization that’s existed in American history, in recent American history.”

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Biden’s “America Last” policy hits several new lows

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Democrats show their distain for Americans by starving American babies while feeding illegals

A baby formula shortage leaves parents desperate for food

The New York Times even reports on the lackluster performance of Biden as he creates shortage after shortage for Americans.

Maricella Marquez looked at the last can of baby formula in her kitchen Tuesday and handed her 3-year-old daughter, who suffers from a rare allergic esophageal disorder, a smaller-than-usual portion of the special nutrition she needs to stay healthy.

Marquez has been calling suppliers all over Texas, asking about any new shipments. “Right now they are out of it, completely,” she said. “I’m desperate.”

Marquez lives outside San Antonio, a city that has seen the nation’s highest rate of formula shortages — 56% of normal supplies were out of stock as of Tuesday, according to retail software company Datasembly — amid a nationwide supply crunch that has left parents scrambling to feed their children.

The shortage has been a challenge for families across the country, but it is especially palpable at grocery stores and food banks in San Antonio, a Latino-majority city in South Texas where many mothers lack health insurance and work at low-wage jobs that give them little opportunity to breastfeed. Across the city, baby food aisles are nearly empty, and nonprofit agencies are working overtime to get their hands on new supplies.

The shortage became acute with a recall of a defective brand this year after at least four babies were hospitalized with bacterial infection and at least two babies died. But the recall has been exacerbated by relentless supply-chain woes and labor shortages. The Datasembly research found that the national out-of-stock rate for baby formula reached 43% for the week ending Sunday, up 10% from last month’s average.

(Read more at the New York Times — although it is all bilge)

The regime that couldn’t handle retreat from Afghanistan can’t walk (aid Abbott Nutrition) and chew gum (build a supply chain)

As pointed out by the Washington Examiner, it seems that Biden cannot devote time to help the most vulnerable among us. However, the issue is more under Biden’s sway than even the Examiner suggests.

First, the shutdown of the Abbott Nutrition plant was made on an FDA call under Biden due to mislabeling of contents that lead to the hospitalization of four babies and deaths of two. That plant could be brought back on line within two weeks. What is Biden doing? We cannot know: his meetings have been closed door meetings (probably to hide the multiple gaffes and embarrassing foibles).

Second, if the market was unprepared for issues created by the pandemic, that is one thing. However, for Joe, who ran his presidential campaign on how he would outshine Donald Trump in the handling of the pandemic, to be unprepared on this is inexcusable.

Third, to blame supply chain issues at the same time that the same Biden office shuts down American sources of supply is beyond disingenuous.

Therefore, I feel that Biden and his lackeys do nothing but spit in our face when they let this go. They could work on it, but they cannot be bothered. Joe needs to take a nap.

Biden regime provides pallets of baby formula to illegal aliens amid a national shortage

Governor Greg Abbott of Texas notes how Biden has provided pallets of baby formula to illegals as Americans go without.

Governor Greg Abbott and National Border Patrol Council (NBPC) President Brandon Judd today issued a joint statement on the Biden Administration providing baby formula to illegal immigrant holding facilities as American parents scramble amid a nationwide shortage of the product.  

“Children are our most vulnerable, precious Texans and deserve to be put first. Yet, President Biden has turned a blind eye to parents across America who are facing the nightmare of a nationwide baby formula shortage. While mothers and fathers stare at empty grocery store shelves in a panic, the Biden Administration is happy to provide baby formula to illegal immigrants coming across our southern border. This is yet another one in a long line of reckless, out-of-touch priorities from the Biden Administration when it comes to securing our border and protecting Americans. Our children deserve a president who puts their needs and survival first – not one who gives critical supplies to illegal immigrants before the very people he took an oath to serve.”

(Read the original at the Texas site)

Not only food, but free food

Biden provides a real slap in the face to American parents by giving this formula to illegals by the pallet-full (while Americans have to drive miles and then be told that they can only buy a limited amount).

Do you also get the feeling of having the Biden regime’s spit sliding down your face?

The Biden regime shows its distain for Americans by laughing at their calamity

Karine Jean-Pierre giggles when asked about White House point person on formula crisis

Hot Air addresses the obvious B-team mentality of the Biden regime as they should be working on the matters that affect Americans (not working to help illegals).

Incoming White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre was asked who is running lead on the baby formula crisis for the White House? Her reaction was disturbing. During a press gaggle on Air Force One, she giggled and said she doesn’t know who that person is but she’d find out. The reporters took the answer in stride.

Imagine if the previous president’s press secretary delivered that answer (and giggle) to such an important question for so many families right now. The baby formula crisis is real and it has a lot of moms in a panic due to the shortage of products on store shelves. Imagine being one of those moms going from store to store searching for a canister of baby formula. This woman can’t even name someone working on the problem in the White House.

During a press gaggle on board Air Force One, a reporter asked, “Who’s running point on the formula issue at the White House?”

“At the White House, I don’t know,” Jean-Pierre said before laughing.

She added, “But I can find out for you and get you a person who’s running point.”

(Read more at Hot Air)

Jean-Pierre’s silent message: “Not only do I not care, but I don’t care so much that it’s funny”

It seems that, with this giggle, Jean-Pierre says:

The Biden regime does not care about your puny peasant problems. We are concerned with manufacturing our own problems like Critical Race Theory, transgender theory, and other progressive concerns. Take your smelly babies and be gone.”

Democrat Representative suggests we sacrifice children to survive Bidenflation

Democrat Representative Porter: Abortion and inflation “Reinforce Each Other” — “People need to be in charge of how many mouths they’re going to have to feed”

Breitbart reports on the illuminating words of a liberal Democrat spoken from the main stream media.

Wednesday on MSNBC’s “The Last Word,” Rep. Katie Porter (D-CA) claimed that abortion and inflation “reinforce each other.”

According to Porter, abortion was important because with the high prices of groceries, housing and gas, “people need to be in charge of how many mouths they’re going to have to feed.”

“How does inflation compare to this newly important — in the sense of a Supreme Court decision pending — abortion issue? How do those two issues compare?” host Lawrence O’Donnell asked.

“Well, I don’t think they compare. I think they actually reinforce each other,” Porter replied. “So, the fact that things like inflation can happen and it can become more expensive to feed your kids and fuel your car is exactly why people need to be in charge of how many mouths they’re going to have to feed.”

(Read more at Breitbart)

Many American have sadly followed this model by limiting the size of our families

We may not have gone to abortuaries, but we allowed tax policy to guide our contraceptive use and, possibly, intimacy. 

One other sad note comes singing through the sad song of American adoptive policy. Adoption has become such an expensive option that many who might provide sanctuary to children have been priced out of the market.

Nonetheless, if you conservatives with your 1.5 children cannot feel the spit dripping off your face after this Democrat onslaught, you have no feeling left in your face.

 

Liberals do the exact opposite to solve the problem

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Canada euthanizes the poor

The B.C. Catholic reports that Canada has committed to euthanizing its poor rather than treating them.

There is an endlessly repeated witticism by the poet Anatole France that ‘the law, in its majestic equality, forbids the rich as well as the poor to sleep under bridges, to beg in the streets, and to steal bread.’ What France certainly did not foresee is that an entire country – and an ostentatiously progressive one at that – has decided to take his sarcasm at face value and to its natural conclusion.

Since last year, Canadian law, in all its majesty, has allowed both the rich as well as the poor to kill themselves if they are too poor to continue living with dignity. In fact, the ever-generous Canadian state will even pay for their deaths. What it will not do is spend money to allow them to live instead of killing themselves.

As with most slippery slopes, it all began with a strongly worded denial that it exists. In 2015, the Supreme Court of Canada reversed 22 years of its own jurisprudence by striking down the country’s ban on assisted suicide as unconstitutional, blithely dismissing fears that the ruling would ‘initiate a descent down a slippery slope into homicide’ against the vulnerable as founded on ‘anecdotal examples’. The next year, Parliament duly enacted legislation allowing euthanasia, but only for those who suffer from a terminal illness whose natural death was ‘reasonably foreseeable’.

(Read more at The B.C. Catholic)

Rather than wasting the resource of a human life, why not provide the healthcare you famously promised?

God gifted us with the advantage of life. For those who have sound mind and means (as do most who are in governmental positions), to allow others in their sway to slip into death due to governmental negligence is unconscionable.

Biden wants to put out the inflation fire by pouring government-spending gasoline on it

The New York Times suggested in a 11 November 2021 article that Biden’s plan to spend more government money would magically cure inflation (which they must have seen as more favorable than contradicting another Democrat).

Rocketing inflation has become a headache for U.S. consumers, and President Biden has a go-to prescription. He says a key way to help relieve increasing prices is to pass a $1.85 trillion collection of spending programs and tax cuts that is currently languishing in the Senate.

A wide range of economists agree with the president — but only in part. They generally accept his argument that in the long run, the bill and his infrastructure plan could make businesses and their workers more productive, which would help to ease inflation as more goods and services are produced across the economy.

But many researchers, including a forecasting firm that Mr. Biden often cites to support the economic benefits of his proposals, say the bill is structured in a way that could add to inflation next year, before prices have had time to cool off.

(Read more from the NYTwits)

From the way Biden has approached inflation, it seems that he has not looked at history

It seems that he has not looked at the hyperinflationary actions of Venezuela when they compounded the problem of skyrocketing consumer costs by printing more money. Likewise, as pointed out by Elizabeth Ames in her promotion of her book with Steve Forbes and Nathan Lewis, it seems that Biden has not reviewed the history of the 1970’s (when raising interest rates only pushed the nation into recession).

Instead of these options, Biden might follow the example of Paul Volcker (who killed inflation by stabilizing the dollar) (a concept mentioned by Elizabeth Ames during an interview on News Radio KTRH).

How government spending fuels inflation

The Wall Street Journal presents a common-sense view of how government spending adds to the problem of inflation.

Annual inflation in the U.S. rose to 7.5% in January, the highest it’s been since February 1982, when it was 7.6% and declining. This current crisis, economist John Cochrane says, came as “a complete surprise” to the Federal Reserve. “All of the governors who reported forecasts, all of the staff, missed it.” When he calls this an “institutional failure,” he sounds almost kind.

Mr. Cochrane, 64, parses the present inflation in a conversation by Zoom from his house in Palo Alto, Calif., near Stanford University, where he’s a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution. His tone is wry, and it’s obvious he doesn’t hold this Fed in the greatest esteem. “They’re leading us in the dark,” he says, “with a great pretense of knowing exactly what the map is in front of us.”

(continued)

He traces the present inflation to the pandemic and the government’s response. Starting in March 2020, “the Treasury issued $3 trillion of new debt, which the Fed quickly bought in return for $3 trillion of new reserves.” The Treasury then sent checks to people and businesses, later borrowing another $2 trillion and sending more checks. Overall federal debt rose nearly 30%. “Is it at all a surprise,” Mr. Cochrane asks, “that a year later inflation breaks out?”

(Read more at the Wall Street Journal)

 

Evidences of more complex problems not reported on transgenderism

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Even as academia seems to be attempting to reinforce transgenderism, a study rather seems to show the effects of liberal parents on children

The Washington Examiner exposes a “study” on young transgenderism pushed by purported academicians, physicians, and journalists who should be able to think more clearly.

Few studies are available on the effects on children of social or medical transitions. That’s because these procedures are still relatively new. The issue has also become so polarized and politicized, when studies are released, it’s difficult to find any that demonstrate a lack of bias.

But a new report was recently published with the American Academy of Pediatrics. Its findings suggest that young children who socially transition to a new gender, by changing their name, pronouns, and clothes, tend to continue to identify with that “new” gender five years later. The New York Times gleefully inferred that this means the right thing for parents to do when their child is questioning their identity is to begin socially transitioning them.

There are a few issues with the study. First, it is part of the TransYouth Project , an effort via Princeton University’s Human Diversity Lab. So, the study itself already affirms transgender youth and the idea that gender is fluid. It does not question it. Kristina Olson, a professor of psychology at Princeton University, is the director of the Human Diversity Lab and a co-author of the study. Her work is largely focused on gender and sexuality in children. While her professional accolades are many, her work seems to be biased toward the idea that children as young as 6 1/2 can know they are the opposite gender and that it is healthy for them to transition to it.

The study suggested the children who did socially transition did so at 6.5 years old, again, at the obvious suggestion of their parents, and over 90% remained that way for at least five years, until 11.5. Five years isn’t a long time. Many who regret transitioning do so during or after puberty, or even in early adulthood. It’s too soon to tell.

Finally, the New York Times notes, “All of the parents were supportive enough to facilitate full social transitions.” This is a vital point. Of course, some of these children may have gender dysphoria — the feeling that their body doesn’t match their mind or a strong desire to be another gender. That may be why their parents joined the study. Still, social transition is a new, and likely harmful, concept.

Many studies suggest the cure for dysphoria is a “watch and wait” approach. A 2016 study found just that. In a 2021 study of boys with gender dysphoria going back to 7.5 years of age in 1989, a follow-up 20 years later found that only 17 of the 139 continued to have gender dysphoric thoughts.

(Read of the long-term effects of pushing transgenderism at the Washington Examiner)

When waiting works, why push?

Except that the purported “adults” in this scheme have their own massive problems that they want to solve through child exploitation, why not just let this dysphoria work its way out?

A 4,000% increase in girls identifying as transgender resulted in gutless doctors performing double mastectomies on healthy teen girls

The Christian Broadcasting Network dug out a recent study by the American Academy of Pediatrics.

The number of people identifying as transgender is on the rise in the United States of America and the United Kingdom, including many children and teens.

This year the American Academy of Pediatrics published findings that more teenagers are beginning to use “non-traditional gender terms” to self-identify.  

Transgender activists insist people who identify as the opposite gender actually are that gender and should undergo the transition process that requires hormone therapy and sex-reassignment surgery.

Doctors have been accepting cases of underage girls who identify as males and are performing double mastectomies on them to avoid the trauma of developing breasts, reports The Federalist.

Citing a study in the Journal of the American Medical Association, the conservative magazine said, “Some physicians in the United States are performing double mastectomies on healthy 13-year-old girls. The justification is gender dysphoria (“transgenderism”)—the girls now identify as boys and therefore want to look like boys.”

The study found, “Using a novel measure of chest dysphoria, this cohort study at a large, urban, hospital-affiliated ambulatory clinic specializing in transgender youth care collected survey data about testosterone use and chest distress among transmasculine youth and young adults. Additional information about regret and adverse effects was collected from those who had undergone surgery. Eligible youth were 13 to 25 years old, had been assigned female at birth, and had an identified gender as something other than female. Recruitment occurred during clinical visits and via telephone between June 2016 and December 2016.”

Gender dysphoria is also a growing problem in the United Kingdom.

In the UK, young people referred for “gender treatment” has increased from 97 in 2009 to 2,510 in 2017-2018, an over 4,000 percent increase in 10 years.

“Some educationalists have previously warned that the promotion of transgender issues in schools has ‘sown confusion’ in children’s minds and that encouraging children to question gender has ‘become an industry,'” the Telegraph reported.

(Read at CBN about the actions the UK has started in fixing this problem)

Rather than letting the inmates rule the asylum, we should work toward the health of all

As much as we can afford, we should strive to support the health of all (rather than bowing to the demands of confused children). While meaningless accommodations (like allowing a child to wear pants rather than a dress) can be made, using pharmaceuticals or surgery needs to stop when we have children at the center of the conversation.

Kansas Senate overrides their Governor’s veto on “transgender sports ban bill”

The Epoch Times reports on how Democrats in Kansas overrode a veto of a transgender sports ban bill.

The Kansas Senate on Monday voted to override Gov. Laura Kelly’s veto on The Fairness in Women’s Sports Act, a bill that would ban biological male athletes from competing in women’s school sports across the state.

Also known as SB 160, the legislation “requires interscholastic, intercollegiate, intramural, or club athletic teams or sports that are sponsored by public educational institutions” to ban male students from joining teams or sports “designated for females.”

It does not ban female athletes or girls from participating in men’s or boys’ sports.

The bill was introduced by Republicans in February 2021 and vetoed by Kelly on April 15.

However, the Senate voted 28–10 on Monday to override the governor’s veto, and it now heads to the House for lawmakers to vote to sustain or override the veto.

Republican sponsors of the bill say it is needed to create fairness and protect the integrity of female sports and opportunities for girls to gain college athletic scholarships.

(Read of the consequences of violating this law at The Epoch Times)

At least the Kansas Congress has a head on its shoulders

Unlike the governors of Kansas and Arkansas, it seems like the Congress of Kansas at least listens to the majority of its citizens. We don’t need a dictatorship of the minority.

Biden fully intends to extend Title IX to transgenders

The Daily Caller outlined in a 30 March 2022 article how the Biden White House intended to extend Title IX to transgenders.

The Department of Education is expected to finalize new Title IX regulations in the next few weeks that would make discrimination of transgender students a violation of federal civil rights law, The Washington Post reported Wednesday.

Federal Title IX regulations prohibit discrimination in education on the basis of sex, but under the Department of Education’s (DOE) proposed regulations, these protections will extend to discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity, according to two people familiar with the draft who spoke to the Washington Post on the condition of anonymity. A DOE spokesperson said the administration plans to publish the updated guidelines in April.

“Discrimination on the basis of sex includes discrimination on the basis of sex stereotypes, sex-related characteristics (including intersex traits), pregnancy or related conditions, sexual orientation, and gender identity,” the proposed regulations state.

(Read at the Daily Caller how this comes in response to the Florida law)

As we know with gas prices, Joe does not cave on liberal issues

Joe Biden may not have come out and announced this support again over the past few weeks, but his support for transgenderism will not go away. As we know from the skyrocketing inflation due to Joe’s stranglehold on our oil/gas industry, Joe does not give up with liberal issues.

We can look for this to continue to pop up.

 

Democrat tax cheats on parade

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BLM founder Patrisse Cullors LIED about why she bought her mansion. In fact, she used it to host a Biden inauguration party

The Daily Mail delved into the issues around the purchase of a multi-million mansion by Black Lives Matter founder Cullors.

BLM’s controversial co-founder Patrisse Cullors has admitted she lied when she said she had only ever used the group’s $6million LA mansion for official business. 

Cullors, 38, told the Associated Press Monday that she used the opulent seven-bed Studio City compound – purchased in cash by BLM in October 2020 – for her own recreation twice.  

The first instance saw her hold a party to toast Joe Biden and Kamala Harris’s inauguration as president and vice president in January 2021.

Then, in March the same year, she commandeered the luxury property – whose purchase has sparked fury among other racial justice campaigners – for her school-aged son’s birthday party.

Cullors said of her earlier decision to lie: ‘I look back at that and think, that probably wasn’t the best idea.’ 

She previously issued a statement denying that she’d ever lived there or used the property for her personal gain after its purchase was revealed by New York magazine, triggering allegations of racism from BLM. 

The purchase of the 6,500 square-foot Studio City property – which officials previously said was reserved exclusively for official foundation business –  was disclosed last month by NY Mag.

News of the previously under-wraps transaction – made more than a year and a half ago – triggered a firestorm of criticism concerning the financial practices of the foundation’s top brass, which have already come into question in recent months.

Black Lives Matter raised $90million in the wake of George Floyd’s murder, and still has an impressive $60million of cash at hand.  

Explaining the reason behind the luxurious purchase, Cullors told AP: ‘We looked at commercial buildings and we looked at homes and then we found this really amazing space that’s a sweet spot between commercial and residential.’

She went on to justify its purchase by highlighting how the mansion had a soundstage which enabled BLM to  produce podcasts.

After receiving the email asking for comment on the house’s existence last month, BLM officials reportedly circulated an internal memo with possible responses to the outlet’s query concerning the alleged purchase.

The responses ranged from: ‘Can we kill the story?’ to: ‘Our angle – needs to be to deflate ownership of the property,’ the magazine reported.  

At the time, Cullors – who attested the property was bought as a ‘safe space’ for black creatives, activists and thought leaders, and that its purchase was never disclosed because it needed renovating – angrily hit back at her detractors, describing criticism she was facing since the purchase was made public as ‘racist and sexist.’

Cullors, meanwhile, defended the purchase while speaking to the AP last week, arguing that the opulent home was bought to bring further value to the BLM empire.

‘We really wanted to make sure that the global network foundation had an asset that wasn’t just financial resources,’ she said, ‘and we understood that not many black-led organizations have property. They don´t own their property.’ 

(Read more at the Daily Mail to see who was hired at the compound)

Don’t lie and you won’t have to decide between excuses

Don’t try to convince us that one or several (as is the case with BLM founders) mansions for the founders of a Marxist organization will help the rank-and-file Blacks of America.

Joe Biden used a tax-code loophole that Obama tried to plug

The Wall Street Journal points out the hypocritical stand Joe Biden takes on taxes: advocate them for the rich, but dodge them as a rich person.

Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden used a tax loophole that the Obama administration tried and failed to close, substantially lowering his tax bill.

Mr. Biden and his wife, Dr. Jill Biden, routed their book and speech income through S corporations, according to tax returns the couple released this week. They paid income taxes on those profits, but the strategy let the couple avoid the 3.8% self-employment tax they would have paid had they been compensated directly instead of through the S corporations.

(Read more at the Wall Street Journal)

Sadly, I have hear and posted on this previously

Back in 2020, I blogged on how his plan for handling coronavirus sounds like a TurboTax ad (where they say nothing but “Free, Free, Free”) and his dodging of Obamacare taxes seemed patently hypocritical.

Hollywood lawyer paid off “$2 million of Hunter Biden’s overdue taxes”

Breitbart pulls together the pieces of a tawdry tale telling how Hunter Biden got out of paying overdue taxes.

Hunter Biden has reportedly hired a big shot Hollywood attorney for legal work and financial backing while he is probed for potential tax fraud, money laundering, and violation of lobbying laws.

Kevin Morris, an attorney who crafted high-profile entertainment in Hollywood, has been retained by Hunter Biden to “craft legal and media strategy,” according to CBS News:

Entering the bruising political fight is an unusual move for Morris, who has long been a maverick in Hollywood. Morris founded a law firm that represented a cast of A-list stars and then began writing fiction and producing documentaries. He also subsequently helped negotiate another “South Park” deal, this one worth a reported $900 million, with MTV Entertainment Studios, which is part of the CBS News’ parent company Paramount.

Hunter Biden and Morris both live in the Los Angeles area, where the president’s son has been living while painting and selling his artwork. At one time, the law firm Morris founded was representing celebrities that included Matthew McConaughey, Ellen DeGeneres, Scarlett Johansson, Zoe Saldana, Zach Galifianakis, Chris Rock and Laura Linney. Morris also has authored two novels and a book of short stories.

Morris has reportedly financed Hunter’s defense and paid for Hunter’s overdue taxes in excess of $1 million. Hunter paid the massive tax bill by taking out a loan, the New York Times reported in March. The tax payment does not protect Hunter from any potential incoming charges.

As a grand jury continues the probe into Hunter’s corrupt international business dealings, Hunter’s taxes are just one potential crime among many. Working with his family, including his father, former Vice President Joe Biden, the probe into Hunter may include his business dealings with Ukrainian Energy company Burisma Holdings and a Chinese energy conglomerate.

The probe into Hunter’s corrupt business ventures has been ongoing for years. Trump-appointed U.S. prosecutor David Weiss has been weighing whether there is sufficient evidence to indict Hunter. The twenty-year federal prosecutor will have to weigh if there is enough evidence to seek a federal grand jury indictment against Hunter in an investigation that may end up including other members of the Biden family, such as Joe Biden’s brother, James Biden, and potentially the president himself.

In April, President Biden’s chief law enforcement officer, Attorney General Merrick Garland, promised the Senate he would not interfere with the probe into Hunter’s shady business dealings. “He is supervising the investigation and I’m not at liberty to talk about internal Justice Department deliberations, but he is in charge of that investigation,” Garland said.

(Read more at Breitbart if you think it cannot get worse)

With Lefties, it can always be worse

One quote of Obama’s that I don’t doubt:

Don’t underestimate Joe’s ability to (expletive) things up.

Of course, anyone who remembers the “Great Recession” days of Obama’s tenure, Barack did enough of his own.