Four times Democrats found Conservatives remember things Democrats did a week/month ago

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A week ago: a statement about hospital ships in New York Harbor

  1. Rachel Maddow said “It is nonsense. No hospital ship will be in New York Harbor next week

Just a week ago (on the 20 March 2020 broadcast – with a hat tip to GOP War Room), Rachel Maddow said in a “breaking news” announcement on MSNBC:

In terms of the “happy talk” we’ve had on this front from the federal government, there is no sign that the Navy hospital ships that the President made such a big deal of, the Comfort and the Mercy — there’s no sign that there’ll be anywhere on site helping out anywhere in the country for weeks yet. The President said when he announced that those ships would be put into action against the Covid-19 epidemic, he said “One of those ships would be operational in New York Harbor by next week.”

That’s nonsense. It will not be there next week.

Comfort docks in New York Harbor

As reported by the One America News Network on 30 March 2020, the Comfort docked in New York Harbor on 30 March 2020.

BDBNew York City Mayor Bill De Blasio rejoiced upon the arrival of the USNS Comfort in New York Harbor on Monday. The ship brought medical staff as well as additional supplies to the city amid the coronavirus pandemic.

“There could not be a better example of all of America pulling for New York City tan the arrival of the USNS Comfort,” said the mayor.

The hospital ship will help lighten the burden on New York City’s medical community by treating patients who don’t have coronavirus aboard the ship. This will help free up space in local hospitals as they deal with a surge in COVID-19 cases.

(Read more at the One America News Network)

Please, please ignore the main stream media

If they are not pressing forward with propaganda promoting a socialist or lies condemning a believer or a capitalist, then they are otherwise lying about something else (refer below).

A day ago, Pelosi accuses Trump of costing American lives

  1. Nancy Pelosi: Trump fiddles as people are dying

On Sunday, 29 March 2020, Speaker Pelosi opined to CNN‘s Jake Tapper that President Trump’s response to the coronavirus has been deadly to Americans.

On 7 March, Nancy Pelosi stops progress on the coronavirus bill to negotiate

Bloomberg reported on 12 March 2020 that the coronavirus relief bill remained on hold for a week while San Fran Nan negotiated big-government perks into the bill.

Pelosi_TrumpFiddlesHouse Speaker Nancy Pelosi and President Donald Trump’s Treasury secretary haggled by phone throughout the day Thursday in a search for a compromise on emergency legislation to alleviate some of the economic pain of the escalating coronavirus outbreak.

A vote on a package of Democratic proposals, including emergency paid sick leave, enhanced unemployment benefits, and free coronavirus testing, was delayed while the negotiations went on. Pelosi and Steven Mnuchin talked five times as both sides looked for a way to get support in the Republican-controlled Senate and from the president.

(Read more of the Democrat-friendly slat at Bloomberg)

  1. During February, Pelosi visits SF Chinatown to show woke support during coronavirus fears

 
The following video from San Francisco CBS affiliate KPIX shows Speaker Pelosi disregarding social distancing and encouraging others to shop in an area that deals with products obtained from China.

Note: Should any liberal read the above paragraph, the fact that the Wuhan coronavirus comes from China should give you pause when considering coming in contact with people who have been in China.  However,  it does not give you license to attack people from China. More specifically, it does not give you permission to attack Americans of Chinese heritage.

In January, Pelosi fiddled with impeachment

A 29 March 2020 article in Brietbart points out the words of Senator Blackburn, who cited the instance of Pelosi carrying on a sham impeachment during a time where President Trump started the Coronavirus Response Team.

Sen. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) slammed House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) for her accusations that President Donald Trump did not move fast enough to respond to the coronavirus pandemic.

“Nancy Pelosi is accusing Trump of not responding fast enough to the Chinese coronavirus. This is the same person that fiddled around with a sham impeachment* that wasted valuable time…” she tweeted.

“You’re not fooling anyone, Nancy,” she added.

(Read the rest, especially the impeachment/coronavirus timeline, at Brietbart)

Of course, there are other quotes I could pull from

There are quotes from Bill De Blasio telling New Yorkers to go about life as usual (during mid-March). We have sound bites from health officials saying that the people of New York should use the subway, go to restaurants, and live life as usual. There are quotes from the Health commissioner of New Orleans saying that it was ok to go to Mardi Gras.

The Left uses the coronavirus scare to restrict rights and advance leftist causes

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American Rights have been abridged

New Orleans Mayor issues coronavirus order allowing ban on sale, transportation of firearms

Breitbart reports on the action of the New Orleans Mayor as she works to restrict the ability of citizens to protect themselves during this crisis.

NewOrleansMayorLaToyaCantrellNew Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell (D) signed a coronavirus emergency order last week allowing her to ban the sale and transportation of firearms.

She signed a follow-up proclamation on March 16, 2020, further emphasizing her emergency powers to “suspend or limit the sale, dispensing, or transportation, of alcoholic beverages.”

The declaration declaring the mayor’s power to restrict gun sales and transportation says she is “empowered, if necessary, to suspend or limit the sale of alcoholic beverages, firearms, explosives, and combustibles.”

On March 16, 2020, the Second Amendment Foundation responded to Cantrell’s claims of emergency powers over firearms by reminding her that they sued over Second Amendment infringement following Hurricane Katrina and will do so during the era of coronavirus if needed.

(Read more at Breitbart)

What could the reason for this ban be, other than symbolic?

This does not stop any law-abiding gun owner from protecting his or her property. However, it might keep a cash-strapped gun owner from paying his or her mortgage or rent in the event that there have been coronavirus-related layoffs. Additionally, it would prevent a law-abiding person from buying a firearm in a time of need.

However, there will be criminals in New Orleans with new guns. There may be coyotes selling an array of firearms not available legally and LaToya will not have a thing to say about it.

Still, now that she has pulled this little stunt, she will later produce a Mike-Bloomberg-esque commercial claiming that she stood up to the National Rifle Association.

Harris County Democrat Judge Lina Hidalgo restricts the operation of restaurants and closes bars

Houston CBS affiliate KHOU reports that Democrat Lina Hidalgo unilaterally closed all bars in Harris county and restricted the operation of all restaurants.

On Tuesday, bars closed in Harris County and restaurants switched to take-out, drive-through or delivery only. Those are just two of the big changes underway as officials try to slow to spread of COVID-19.

On Monday, Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo, alongside Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner, announced the changes would take effect Tuesday morning and will be in place at least 15 days.

Since the county is under a public health emergency declaration, the county does have the authority to close down businesses, according to KHOU 11 legal analyst Gerald Treece.

“If the county deems that there is a health emergency, the county has the authority to close any establishment, including a bar,” Treece said. “You put the rules in neutral and general police power takes over. General police power: to protect the health, safety and welfare of the citizens of that jurisdiction.”

During this time, if a business refuses to comply, the county does have authority to fine an establishment and then take the owner to court to seek an injunction, which would shut a business down, according to Treece.

If there are widespread compliance issues, the National Guard could step in.

“They can prevent violence, they can enforce the law, including injunctions, including an order from the city or county,” Treece said.

(Read more at KHOU)

Take this with a grain of salt, since this order comes from a left-wing ideologue

Before you come to the defense of this woman, remember that Houston Public Media pointed out that this little dictator also dedicated taxpayer funds to the creation of an illegal alien defense fund without any public input. On multiple occasions, she has spoken out against the border wall (a stance that has disappeared online now that the poll suggesting that Americans favor an open border has been discredited).

Additionally, Ms. Hidlago can be remembered as the politician who allocated Hurricane Harvey’s disaster-recovery funds on the basis of skin color rather than damage, citing her theory of “equity.” What’s more, this egotistical, left-wing Millennial also answers to  the moniker of the liberal who attempted to triple Harris County’s property taxes just after a disaster and during a time that no no extra funds were needed (refer to the first paragraph regarding her creation of the illegal alien defense fund).

So, here you have a liberal who stands against the border wall (somewhat silently now), but builds borders around our bars and restaurants. She complains about equiity, but directs disaster-relief funds by skin color and not need. She wants to take from the rich (that is, anyone making over the median wage), but doesn’t mind making us all poor.

Although I do not support disobedience in this case, it seems that this liberal would stand much watching (just based on her track record). Remember, Jesus told us to be as innocent as doves and as wise as serpents.

Is this the new standard Democrat?

Previous Democrats issued subpoenas for pastors’ sermons, this one shuts down all churches with an order

Not that many years have passed since Mayor Annise Parker issued subpeonas to Houston-area pastors to intimidate them into not preaching against her transgender bathroom bill. Thankfully, Annise Parker lost in the courts of public opinion, in the ballot box over her bathroom bill, and in the separation of church and state decision.

Still, this blanket closing of all churches seems to be an overreach and the meeting of the goal imagined by Houston’s previous mayoral administration. Admittedly, as Christians, we must take into mind the needs of the least powerful among us. In this case, the least powerful would be those with compromised immune systems and the aged (which, depending on the person’s health, may vary from 65 to 85 as a in-risk group). The problem with just submitting to the whims of a dictatorial Millenial is, of course, that we may not be submitting to the will of God unless we submit the whole issue to prayer.

Additionally, in light of the following article, we have to ask whether we are praying to God or our own hubris.

Pride goes before destruction, And a haughty spirit before stumbling. (Proverbs 16:18 NASB)

Pure and undefiled religion in the sight of our God and Father is this: to visit orphans and widows in their distress, and to keep oneself unstained by the world. (James 1:27 NASB)

Baton Rouge area pastor defies governor, welcomes large gathering into church service

Baton Rouge CBS affiliate WAFB reports that Reverand Tony Spell has chosen to hold church meetings in violation of the order by the governor of Louisiana.

The Louisiana National Guard says it has not been tasked with breaking up large gatherings in the state, including at churches.

The statement comes on the heels of a pastor of a Louisiana church defying government orders by welcoming in hundreds of people into his church service Tuesday evening (March 17).

The gathering directly defied an order by Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards that bans groups larger than 50 from gathering at any one time, including in churches. President Donald Trump has recommended no groups larger than 10.

TonySpellThe pastor, Rev. Tony Spell, says police showed up at the church after the service telling him the National Guard would break up any future gatherings that exceed 50 people.

However, Louisiana National Guard Colonel Ed Bush said Wednesday that is not accurate.

“The National Guard has not been tasked with enforcing any of the curfew, social distancing or meeting requirements as set by the governor,” Colonel Bush said. “Our focus right now is completely with helping state agencies with preparedness and medical readiness,” Bush added.

Numerous churches across the state have canceled services until further notice because of the governor’s proclamation, which he says aims to control the spread of the virus.

(Read more at WAFB)

Leftist causes get promoted

Harris Co. considers releasing inmates over COVID-19 concerns

According to Houston’s Fox affiliate, Democrat Sheriff Ed Gonzales wants to open the jails due to the coronavirus.

Jails and prisons can be breeding grounds for disease.

EdGonzales“We do have an aging population here we have several hundred that are above 55 years of age and also very sick,” said Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez.

With more than 8,000 inmates at Harris County Jail, social distancing is not possible.

“We operate in tight spaces,” the sheriff said. “So there’s not a lot of opportunity for social distancing.”

There have been no known cases of COVID-19 in the Harris County Jail, but that will likely change.

Remember, most inmates in the jail are pre-trial, meaning they have not been convicted of a crime.

“We are working on our compassionate releases that are smart, that make sense, that don’t put the community at harm,” Gonzalez said. “It’s important for us to balance this public health crisis with public safety. So we are working with our judges and other avenues to see how we could, in a smart way, release population, if it makes sense.”

“There are no cases of TDCJ in or connected to any TDCJ facility,” says TDCJ spokesman Jeremy Desel.

(Read more at Fox 26)

Take in mind I have blogged repeatedly about murderers being released on bail

On numerous occasions, I have blogged about the result of electing the social justice judges who continually let murderers and other violent criminals out on the streets based on their inability to pay for the bail bond that a sane justice system would require.

Just in case you have forgotten, there was the case where Chicago’s Mayor defended the release of an illegal alien who raped a 3-year-old.

There is the case in Houston where a man on bond for murder robbed a convenience store while wearing an ankle monitor. During that armed robbery, surveillance cameras show him jumping over the counter and threatening the clerk with a gun. This man has been accused of murder in 2017 and 2018.

On 14 February 2020, I blogged about seven stories that concerned the numbers and types of criminals released by our Democrat judges.

As early as 7 February 2020, I blogged about a career criminal who killed three family members because he was out on bail.

So, if these past blog posts warm your heart, get ready for more (thanks not only to the social justice District Attorney Kim Ogg and the social justice Democrat judges, but also the social justice Sheriff Ed Gonzalez).

Not to be outdone by Texas, New York Democrats release inmates

With a hat tip to sfcmac, we find from the New York Post that New York Democrats have announced the release of inmates from city jails.

Mayor Bill de Blasio plans to release “vulnerable” inmates from city jails to prevent the spread of the coronavirus pandemic into local lockups, he said Wednesday.

“In the next 48 hours, we will identify any inmates who need to be brought out because of either their own health conditions — if they have any pre-existing conditions, etc. — or because the charges were minor and we think it’s appropriate to bring them out in this context,” de Blasio said on WCBS radio Wednesday evening.

“That said, we still need our criminal justice system to function,” he added.

The announcement comes as a correction officer and an inmate both tested positive for the deadly illness in the past day.

The Correction Officers Benevolent Association union has called for new masks to protect its members and for all new detainees to be housed in facilities other than Rikers Island amid the outbreak.

Some city officials, including Public Advocate Jumaane Williams, have pushed for the city to begin releasing prisoners who are over 50 years old and at a low risk for reoffending.

(Read more at the New York Post)

What can I say?

I could ask that New York keep their criminals where they should be; however, the moving of criminals where they should be to other places seems to be the entire point of the article above.

The only thing I might suggest would probably be an impossibility in New York: vote conservative.

Two stories for Christians today


Group (2ndVote) identifies how liberal or conservative charities act

Watchdog Group Is Helping Conservatives Push Back on Leftist Corporate Activism

A Townhall article points out 2ndVote was born and how it operates.

We’ve all experienced it—standing in the checkout line at the grocery store when the clerk asks if you’d like to make a donation to the cause du jour. Sometimes the organization is a household name, other times not. Either way, customers are never given the full picture about how that organization uses its money.

When Dr. David Black was confronted with the question in 2011 at his local grocery store asking for donations to March for Dimes, he obliged without giving it another thought.

To this pro-lifer’s surprise, his wife, former Rep. Diane Black, informed him that the group has ties to Planned Parenthood.

The seemingly mundane incident forced Black, a forensic scientist by training, to question what else he didn’t know.

2ndVoteOut of his curiosity 2ndVote was born—a corporate activism watchdog that researches and exposes what retailers do with your dollars, giving conservatives and Christians the tools they need to shop and donate according to their principles.

While the group started by looking into nonprofits, 2ndVote quickly began to focus on corporations and identified seven conservative and Judeo-Christian values that are under attack: life, religious liberty, marriage, the Second Amendment, immigration, education, and the environment.

To date, the organization has a database of 900 for-profit and nonprofit entities that are ranked on a one (liberal) through five (conservative) scale. Christian and conservative consumers can now shop smarter and easier by utilizing tools on the 2ndVote website and app, such as the Everyday Shopping Guide.

(Read more at Townhall)

As far as commands from Jesus go, this would fall under “be wise as serpents and innocent as doves”

Jesus set an impossibly high standard that we must strive to attain when He told us:

Behold, I send you out as sheep among wolves, so be shrewd as serpents and innocent as doves. (Matthew 10:16 NASB)

As anyone who has dealt with sheep would know, referring to his followers as sheep was no complement. However, this was a theme within the Old Testament that continued to the New that illustrated the believers’ dependence on God. Nonetheless, while continuing to refer to our dependence on God and the evil of the world (the wolves), Jesus commands us to use our brains to match the wiles of the world.

To make things a little easier, 2ndVote has apps on the Google Play and Apple platforms. Through those apps, any curious user can explore the proclivities of charities they wish to investigate.

If the user comes from the ideological left, the story section and news section of 2ndVote might make that user a bit uncomfortable (just as reading CNN makes most right-leaning users uncomfortable). Still, considering the pro-life genesis of the group, maybe that should be expected.

Therefore, with all this in mind, “study to show yourselves approved” (2 Timothy 2:15).

Islamists burn 30 alive in cars

The BBC reported in a 10 February 2020 article that Islamists burned 30 as they slept in cars in Nigeria.

borno2Most of the victims were travellers who were burnt to death while sleeping in their vehicles during an overnight stop, officials added

The attack took place in Auno town on a major highway in Borno State.

Militant Islamist group Boko Haram and its offshoots have waged a brutal insurgency in Nigeria since 2009.

About 35,000 people have been killed, more than two million have been left homeless and hundreds have been abducted in the conflict.

Nigeria’s government has repeatedly said that the militants have been defeated, but attacks continue.

(Read more at the BBC)

For the mass media, one or two American illnesses and a number of Chinese deaths in the struggle against coronavirus seem to have outweighed this slaughter

While one might understand the self-interest built into the media’s decision to broadcast news on the coronavirus rather than these Islamist attacks, Christians need to lift up our brothers in prayer. Because this, like a long-festering sore, does not seem to be anywhere near going away — we need to continually pray for these Christians’ delivery.

 

Four stories on the conflict between Christianity and the LGBTQ crowd


  1. First trans leaves Transgender Lifestyle

James Shupe Leaves ‘Fraud’ Transgender Lifestyle: ‘Legal Fiction Based on Pseudoscience’

Brietbart reports in a 7 January 2020 article on the exit of James Shupe from the transgender lifestyle.

JamesShupeJames Shupe, the man who became the first person to obtain a legal sex designation of “non-binary,” now says the transgender lifestyle is a “fraud.”

On Christmas Eve, an Oregon judge restored James (formerly Jamie) Shupe’s gender to male and allowed him to resume using his birth name.

A recent report at PJ Media noted that Shupe characterized his “non-binary” status as a “psychologically harmful legal fiction.”

“The lies behind my fictitious sex changes, something I shamefully participated in, first to female, and then to non-binary, have been forever exposed,” Shupe told PJ Media. “A truthful accounting of events has replaced the deceit that allowed me to become America’s first legally non-binary person.”

Shupe acknowledged achieving the first “non-binary” sex designation was a win for the radical LGBTQ lobby. Now, however, he said he has “corrected” his legal record “and LGBT advocates are no longer able to use my historic non-binary court order to advance their toxic agenda.”

“I am and have always been male,” he said. “That is my biological truth, the only thing capable of grounding me to reality.”

He added the “non-binary” sex designation is “fraud and legal fiction based on pseudoscience.”

“I was indoctrinated to believe that I had this thing called a gender identity and that suppressing it was causing my mental health problems,” he added. “It was all a lie.”

In January 2019, Shupe released a “public announcement” in which he declared he had resumed his biological male sex designation.

(Read more at Brietbart)

I am glad for Mr. Shupe for just this step.

As a Christian, I would like to lead him to a relationship with Jesus. However, that will not happen through the Internet at a blog. At best, this blog might be a reminder for me to keep my words here in close contact with my actions in public and private.

Nonetheless, I applaud Mr. Shupe for taking steps to leaving a lifestyle where greater numbers than the general population commit suicide.

Additionally, I applaud Mr. Shupe for coming out with this second change from transgender to his birth gender, because it benefits those who lift him up as an example. It would have been much easier for him to just fade into the background and enjoy the benefits of his most recent choice.

  1. Battling the LGBTQ+ push within evangelical churches

According to a 10 January 2020 OneNewsNow article, there has been a push by LGBTQ+ groups to infiltrate evangelical churches.

lgbtq-transgender-flag-protestThe organizer of a Bible-based conference says attendees will learn how to be “courageous in compassion without any compromise” in the face of a radical and growing threat to biblical sexuality.

The second annual “God’s Voice Conference: A Biblical Response to LGBTQ+ Tyranny” is being held April 17-18 in Oklahoma City to end the confusion surrounding the issue of “LGBTQ+ Christianity,” while exposing the misinformation being disseminated by the “Revoice” movement infiltrating the conservative Church.

According to conference organizers, the gathering this year will focus on equipping Christians to have an answer for radical LGBTQ+ activists, whose threats to biblical morality and fierce opposition to the freedom of speech, religious freedom, and biological facts on human sexuality continue to grow.

Stephen Black, executive director of First Stone Ministries, is an organizer of and speaker at the God’s Voice Conference. Black argues that Christians cannot cave when activists from the LGBTQ+ community aim to replace the biblical standard of human sexuality with progressive sexuality.

“Christians must awaken to the growing cultural and legal threats posed by the LGBTQ+ movement if the Church is to be prepared to stand against its tyranny and be victorious,” Black proclaims.

“God’s Voice Conference 2020 is designed to share the love of God and the hope of the gospel of Jesus Christ,” he emphasizes. “[We] will equip pastors, ministry leaders and individual believers to be courageous in compassion without any compromise, because true compassion never compromises on God’s Voice – the Word of God – when it comes to sexual morality.”

Organizers of the conference offer this warning:

“From the religious freedom-crushing Equality Act to unconstitutional talk-therapy bans, from shocking Drag Queen Story Hours [at public libraries] to indoctrinated children seeking surgical ‘gender transitions,’ from radical LGBTQ+ activist pressure at Christian colleges to Big Tech censorship, Christians are facing unprecedented pressure to conform to the demands of this tyrannical movement.”

(Read more at OneNewsNow)

Regarding “Revoice,” remember Galations 1:8

Paul tells the Galations “But even if we, or an angel from heaven, should preach to you a gospel contrary to what we have preached to you, he is to be accursed! (Galatians 1:8 NASB).”

Therefore, if anyone wants us to ignore a significant portion of the Bible (and there are many verses addressing the sinfulness of sex outside of marriage), we are to consider them damned.

  1. Fuller expels students over same-sex marriage and gets sued

According to a 12 January 2020 OneNewsNow article, Fuller Theological Seminary has expelled two students who were found to have violated the school’s standards. As a result, the students have sued.

Fuller-Theological-SeminaryTwo students are suing Fuller Theological Seminary, alleging it has violated anti-discrimination laws for expelling them once learning that they are married to people of the same sex.

The lawsuit filed on behalf of Nathan Brittsan, an associate pastor at Grace Baptist Church in San Jose, California, and Joanna Maxon – both graduate students pursuing their Masters of Divinity – argues that Fuller Theological Seminary’s standards do not “prohibit same-sex dating relationships or same-sex civil marriages,” the case states, according to Religion News Service (RNS). It also contends that neither of the students were asked if they engaged in “homosexual forms of explicit sexual conduct,” which is prohibited.

Government not to interfere in Church business

In the face of the students’ claims, all students are called upon in the admission process to abide by the school’s biblical code of morality.

“When students apply to Fuller Theological Seminary, they agree to adhere to a wide swath of biblically based Christian ethics by giving written consent to abide by the seminary’s community standards as a continuing condition of enrollment,” Becket Law informed. “This collective agreement shapes the worldwide ethos of Fuller and includes upholding the belief that God created marriage to be the permanent covenant between only one man and one woman, and that sexual union must be reserved for that relationship. The seminary’s community standards are clear that students are to abstain from sexual conduct outside of this sacred marriage covenant.”

(Read more at OneNewsNow)

While God calls us to minister to a lost world, we have forgotten the command to select leaders who are beyond reproach

Over the last few years, there has been a focus on the love of God (1 John 4:8). However, at the same time, there has been a seemingly willful ignorance of the holiness of God (2 Corinthians 7:1; Isaiah 6:3; Revelation 4:8; and many other verses).

Similar to the way we have forgotten the justice of God, people have forgotten the high standards for leadership with the Church. Somehow the requirement that leaders “must be the husband of one wife, temperate, prudent, respectable, hospitable, able to teach, not addicted to wine …” (1 Timothy 3:2-3).

Therefore, although we must reach out to the lost person (Jude 1:23; Matthew 28:19; and many other verses) as they currently live and we must offer a better way.

  1. United Methodist Church announces official split over LGBTQ rights

BizPacReview reports on 4 January 2020 that the United Methodist Church has split over how it handles the lesibian, gay, and transgender pressures on it.

FirstUnitedMethodistChurchDoorsSometimes, break-ups are inevitable …

After a joyous 51-year run, it appears the United Methodist Church is slated for an unavoidable split over its congregants’ growing disagreement over LGBT issues.

Leaders of the church reportedly announced Friday that they’ve agreed to a tentative plan to split the church into two sub-denominations — one that’ll permit gay marriage and gay clergy, and another that’ll stick to “traditionalist Methodist” teachings.

What’s odd and inexplicable is that the “traditionalist Methodist” denomination will be the outlier, while the LGBT-friendly one will adopt the church’s original longtime name.

It appears the LGBT-friendly church will retain the United Methodist Church name after the division,” the New York Daily News reported Friday.

Moreover, any individual Methodist churches across the globe interested in maintaining traditional teachings will have to voluntarily sign up with the traditional denomination. Those that fail to sign up will “remain as a United Methodist Church” …

According to The New York Times, this split has been a long time coming.

“A separation in the Methodist church, a denomination long home to a varied mix of left and right, had been brewing for years, if not decades,” the outlet notes.

“It had become widely seen as likely after a contentious general conference in St. Louis last February, when 53 percent of church leaders and lay members voted to tighten the ban on same-sex marriage, declaring that ‘the practice of homosexuality is incompatible with Christian teaching.’”

Note that the 53 percent applied to the church’s worldwide leaders. This is relevant because, while most Methodist leaders from the U.S. reportedly back homosexuality, their compatriots overseas do not. That’s why the vote wound up being against homosexuality — because the U.S. leaders were outvoted by their global counterparts.

(Read more at BizPacReview)

Why not call this a split along the lines of Bible-believing and Bible-denying factions?

Rather than calling it a split between the “gay-friendly” and “traditionalist” factions of the United Methodist church, why not call it a split between those those who want to deny the Bible (specifically, there are at least the following verses that have to do with the topic of homosexuality: Leviticus 18:22; Leviticus 20:13; Mark 10:6-9; Romans 1:26-28; 1 Corinthians 6:9-11; 1 Corinthians 7:2; 1 Timothy 3:2-3; 1 Timothy 1:8-11; and Jude 1:5-8) and those who want to focus on the love and forgiveness of God without requiring repentance?

Admittedly, God is love (1 John 4:8b); however, God is also holy (Isaiah 57:15). Therefore, to access God’s love and assuage His holiness, we are told on multiple occasions to repent (that is, stop sinning, as detailed in 2 Chronicles 7:14; 2 Chronicles 30:9b; Proverbs 1:23; Proverbs 28:13; Ezekiel 18:32; Joel 2:13; Zechariah 1:3b; Matthew 3:8; Matthew 4:17; Matthew 9:13; Mark 1:15; Luke 13:3; Luke 5:32; Luke 15:7; Luke 15:10; Acts 2:38; Acts 3:19; Acts 17:30; 2 Peter 3:9; James 4:8; 1 John 1:9; Revelation 3:19; and other verses).

Of course, we are also told on multiple occasions to believe in God’s Messiah and accept God’s grace (Mark 1:15; Mark 16:16; John 1:12; John 3:16; John 3:18; John 3:36; John 5:24; John 8:24; John 10:38; John 11:25-26; John 11:40; John 14:1; John 20:31; Acts 2:38; Acts 13:39; Acts 16:31; Romans 10:9-10; Romans 10:13-14; Romans 10:17; Hebrews 3:12; Hebrews 11: 6; 1 Peter 1:21; and other verses).

So, we must pray for the Bible-believing Methodists that they may be strengthened. Likewise, we must pray for the rest, so that they might see the truth.

So obviously Christian persecution, but not reported as such


Evil kills two people in a church in the northern reaches of Texas

Preparedness limits the death toll to an usher and a security team member

NewMax reports on the shooting at West Freeway Church of Christ in White Settlement, Texas.

Sunday’s White Settlement, Texas, church shooting, which was over in 6 seconds, should have been a lesson to politicians who repeatedly push for more stringent gun control laws.

In the wake of the November 5, 2017, Sutherland Springs Baptist Church shooting that injured 20 and took 27 lives, including those of the shooter and an unborn child, the state of Texas could have followed the lead of most other states.

Because the Sutherland Springs gunman used a Ruger AR-556 to inflict his carnage, Texas could have banned AR-style weapons. But that wouldn’t have changed what happened Sunday.

Because the Sutherland Springs gunman used a magazine that held more than 10 rounds, Texas could have banned those as well, again, with no effect on Sunday.

Instead it enacted a statute permitting licensed concealed carriers to carry weapons in places of worship, and enacted another that permitted non-profits, including places of worship, to appoint willing members holding such permits to serve as security guards.

When the legislation was passed and signed into law in September, former Vice President Joe Biden was aghast.

“It is irrational, with all due respect to the governor of Texas, it’s irrational what they’re doing,” Biden told reporters. “It’s just absolutely irrational.”

JackWilsonThe alleged assailant entered the West Freeway Church of Christ in disguise. After shooting and killing two churchgoers with a shotgun, Jack Wilson, 71, and head of the church’s security, drew his own weapon and put the shooter down.

Wilson, who is running for a Tarrant County Commission seat, is also a former law enforcement officer, is a firearms instructor, and until 2016 was president of On Target Firearms Training Academy.

(Read more at NewMax)

Until people have no sin, there will be a need for Christians to act as protectors

Until Christ establishes a sinless kingdom (after the millennium reign), there will be a need for protection. But then there might be an environment where Democrat gun laws might work; however, there will be no need for such laws, since the implements of war will have been changed into tools of peace (Isaiah 2:4).

It seems odd that Democrats advocate for criminals (by pushing for their ability to vote while also advocating against our being able to defend ourselves from those criminals. One would think that familiarity with the criminal element would cause them to try to protect the rest of us from that criminality.

Instead, when Democrats advocate for releasing criminals early, where egregious results (as recorded at a Houston Public Media blog post) were noted:

Pasadena Police Chief Josh Bruegger says that, since local judges began the widespread use of PR bonds, he’s seen a number of defendants who’ve been released even with multiple offenses.

“We had a case where we had an individual that was on two PR bonds for misdemeanor offenses,” Chief Bruegger said.

Bruegger says the defendant then was arrested and charged for assault on a family member, also a misdemeanor, “and less than 24 hours later was released on another PR bond, so at the time he had three active PR bonds, and then after being released, he returned and killed his wife and unborn child.”

At least 1000 Christians have been killed in Nigeria during 2019

The Christian Broadcasting Network explains how at least 1,000 Christians were martyred in Nigeria during 2019.

A new report into the persecution of Nigeria’s Christian community has found that around 1,000 believers have been killed by Islamic militants over during 2019 alone.

Baroness-CoxThe Humanitarian Aid Relief Trust (HART), headed up by a member of the British House of Lords, Baroness Cox, discovered that believers in the North and Central region of the West African nation were the most severely affected.

“Islamist Fulani militia continue to engage in an aggressive and strategic land grabbing policy in Plateau, Benue, Taraba, Southern Kaduna and parts of Bauchi state,” reads the report, which has been titled “Your Land or Your Body.”

“They attack rural villages, force villagers off their lands and settle in their place — a strategy that is epitomized by the phrase: ‘your land or your blood.’”

According to HART, the exact number of Christians killed by Islamic militants Boko Haram and Fulani Herdsmen was unknown, though the data suggests the figure to be sitting at around 1,000 for the year. The organization believes that some 6,000 have been killed since 2015, and with an additional 12,000 displaced.

“In every village, the message from local people is the same: ‘Please, please help us! The Fulani are coming. We are not safe in our own homes,’” the report read.

The Fulani herdsmen “seek to replace diversity and difference with an Islamist ideology which is imposed with violence on those who refuse to comply,” Baronness Cox told the Christian Insitute. “It is – according to the Nigerian House of Representatives – genocide.”

Giving testimony of his experience, one local Nigerian pastor said brutal attacks at the hands of Islamic fighters were becoming a daily occurrence. “Every day we carry new corpses to the cemetery,” he explained. “They kill farmers. They destroy our homes and churches. They kidnap and rape women.”

In a bid to help change the situation for the hard-pressed Nigerian Christian community, Cox pleaded with the British Foreign Office to “ensure the Nigerian government takes effective action to protect all its citizens and call to account those who perpetrate atrocities.”

(Read more at the Christian Broadcasting Network)

A lot of the genocidal acts have occurred as Schiff has monopolized the House with nonsense

Dutifully, as if commanded by Adam Schiff, the New York Times seems to have ignored life-and-death matters. In all of their rants equating President Trump with Nazis, they have ignored a genocide.

It could never more truthfully have been said:

In their case the prophecy of Isaiah is being fulfilled, which says, ‘You will keep on hearing, but will not understand; You will keep on seeing, but will not perceive; For the heart of this people has become dull, With their ears they scarcely hear, And they have closed their eyes, Otherwise they would see with their eyes, Hear with their ears, And understand with their heart and return, And I would heal them.’ (Matthew 13:14‭-‬15 NASB)

ISIS beheaded 10 Christians

Fox News reports in a 27 December 2019 article on the reprisal attacks by ISIS on Christians in Nigeria.

ISIS released a video Thursday that purportedly shows militants in black masks beheading 10 blindfolded Christian men and shooting an 11th in Nigeria, as part of a grisly campaign to avenge the deaths of its leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi and the group’s spokesman.

The militant group’s video was produced by its own so-called news agency, Amaq, and was released the day after Christmas.

The 56-second video has Arabic captions but does not have audio.

In the video, ISIS soldiers wearing beige uniforms and black masks are lined up behind the Christian men. One captive in the middle is shot while the other 10 are pushed to the ground and beheaded. Not a lot of details were given about the victims other than they were male, Christian and “captured in the past weeks” in Nigeria’s north-eastern Borno State.

In an earlier video seen by Reuters, the captaives pleaded for the Christian Association of Nigeria and President Muhammadu Buhari to intervene to save them.

“We killed them as revenge for the killing of our leaders, including Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi and (ISIS spokesman) Abul-Hasan al-Muhaiir,'” said a member of the terror group’s media unit, according to journalist Ahmad Salkida, who was first sent the video shot in an unidentified outdoor area.

In October, Baghdadi killed himself during a U.S. raid on a compound in northwest Syria, seven months after the  so-called ISIS “caliphate” officially crumbled as the terrorist group was defeated in its final swath of Syrian territory in March.

Raphael Gluck, the co-founder of Jihadoscope, which monitors online activity by Islamist extremists, told Fox News that that ISIS affiliates are rising across Africa – almost unchecked.

(Read more at Fox News)

Take note that this has happened since a Muslim was first elected to the presidency of Nigeria

Prior to the election of Buhari, we were repeatedly told by the press that electing a Muslim would lead to peace. What a lie that was.

But, then again, what do you expect from the main stream media?

Cameroon: Islamists Boko Haram carrying out ‘daily attacks’ near Nigerian border

Breitbart reports in a 13 December 2019 article that Islamists have been carrying out daily attacks in Nigeria.

Authorities in Cameroon revealed that the Islamist terrorist organization Boko Haram has been carrying out daily attacks against villages close to the Nigerian border, killing at least 30 people and injuring dozens of others.

Voice of America reports that Midjiyawa Bakary, the governor of Cameroon’s far north region, has recorded around a hundred attacks close to the Nigerian border over the past three months.

One of their victims was 55-year-old cattle rancher Lamsi Guidjo, who has been forced to ask for temporary housing at a mosque in the local town of Mora, close to the Cameroon border. His plea for protection came after Boko Haram jihadists attacked his ranch in Werwack village on Tuesday, making it too dangerous for him to return.

During a security meeting on Wednesday in the city of Maroua, Bakary confirmed that recent attacks have cost the lives of 30 people in the villages surrounding Mora, Tokombere, Limani, Kolofata, and Ashigachia. Those attending the meeting called on community leaders, the clergy and civilians step up their efforts to work with the military to help stem the wave of attacks.

Another major concern behind the rise of attacks is the absence of Cameroonian troops, who ceased their operations in the region this year on the basis that peace had been restored. However, Swaibou Issa, a researcher on Boko Haram at the University of Maroua, told VOA that although the group has lost power in numbers, it still has fighters in the border area.

“The engagement, the commitment of our political authorities is clearly defined that no matter the cost, they want peace,” Issa said. “It is their duty to protect civilian populations, it is their duty to fight those who are not willing to go for peace. The two processes always go together in a war.”

One of the main targets of Boko Haram’s violence has been Christian communities in the country’s far north. Last week, militants hacked to death a 12-year-old boy with machetes after he refused to become a child soldier for the caliphate.

(Read more at Breitbart)

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Fifteen stories on the Left’s double standard on violence


  1. A former Democratic Politician says anti-Semitism in New York comes from the Left

Townhall quotes Dov Hikind, a former New York State Assemblyman, regarding the anti-Semitism in New York.

Following a spate of antisemitic attacks in Democratic-led New York, Democratic politicians have been busy trying to shift the blame on Donald Trump.

In an interview with Fox News on Sunday, New York City Mayor Mike de Blasio blamed Donald Trump for creating an “atmosphere of hate” that has somehow fueled antisemitic attacks in New York.

DovHikindIt was too much for Dov Hikind, a former New York State Assemblyman and founder of Americans Against Antisemitism. Hikind, a Democrat, told Fox News that antisemitism is coming from the left and said that he is tired of both Democratic Governor Andrew Cuomo and Democratic Mayor Mike de Blasio doing absolutely nothing to protect Jews living in New York.

“When you have the Farrakhans of the world,” Hikind began, “when you have members of the United States Congress — Tlaib, Omar, AOC — when you have them indulging in hate speech themselves and to get away with it. You know, there’s a new standard, one is for antisemitism and one is for other types of hate. Unfortunately, people within my party — I’m a Democrat — within the Democratic Party there’s a double standard. The hate, the antisemitism that emanates from within the left, you don’t hear anything. You hear very little. Anything that comes from the other side, it’s all — I mean, even the mayor of the city of New York, has continued to call the hate, ‘coming from the right.’ All the hate in New York is coming from the left.”

Police have not yet identified a motive in the machete attack on Saturday night that left five people injured at a Hanukkah party in the New York home of an Ultra-Orthodox rabbi. Police arrested Grafton Thomas hours later after finding the suspect covered in blood. Grafton is linked to another stabbing of a man that was beaten and knifed while walking to the Mosdos Meharam Brisk Tashnad religious center in November.

According to an Anti-Defamation League survey conducted in Oct. 2013, only eight percent of whites were found to hold antisemitic views, while 36 percent of hispanics born outside the United States and 14 percent of hispanics born inside the United States harbored such beliefs. The ADL survey also found that a much higher percentage of African Americans, 22 percent, held antisemitic views when compared to whites.

(Read more at Townhall)

It seems sad that the people who have lectured us have the propensity for hurting the most defenseless

Since the Jewish community stands as a relatively small group, they also stand as a more vulnerable group. Therefore, when evil whims are allowed within a criminal element of the larger group, these evil whims affect the small group to a greater degree.

As Christians, we must stand against anti-Semitism due to this multiplying affect.

  1. New York’s bail reform has had a bad impact on the Jewish community

A 29 December 2019 Townhall article tells how two politicians have started to stand against a policy that has been hurting New York Jews.

New York State’s new “bail reform” initiative has been thrown into the spotlight following Saturday night’s stabbing attack on a Jewish congregation gathering to celebrate Hanukkah.

Beginning Jan. 1, criminals charged with most misdemeanors and Class E felonies will be released from jail without having to post cash or a bond. The goal is to not criminalize “poverty by keeping someone in jail only because they can’t afford to get out,” the Albany Democrat reported.

District attorneys and law enforcement officials across the state took Issue with the initiative because some misdemeanors and felonies, like theft, assault and aggravated harassment, aren’t eligible for cash bail.

ChaimDeutsch&KalmanYegarNew York City Councilmen Chaim Deutsch and Kalman Yegar have repeatedly spoken out against the initiative, especially as anti-Semitism continues to rise.

“For two years, we have been sounding the alarm and asking for resources to confront rising anti-Semitism. We have begged for extra cops, for security funds, for more cameras, and for more attention towards this growing problem. Day after day, month after month, we had doors slammed in our faces. We were told to relax – that this isn’t as big a deal as we think it is. Do you believe us now?” Deutsch and Yegar said in a joint statement.

“We renew these calls for extra resources – we need to be able to tell our communities that New York is doing everything possible to keep them safe. That fact that our constituents have been seeing video after video of their neighbors being beaten on the street and harassed,” the duo said. “Then they have watched as the attackers walk out of the courthouse scot-free, with a City-sponsored gift card in their wallet.”

Councilman Deutsch launched a petition for New Yorkers to express their concern over the new criminal justice reform initiative:

Dear Governor Cuomo,

We write to you as New Yorkers united in concern about your criminal justice reform initiative that takes effect on January 1, 2020. We have watched with growing discontent during the last several years, as city leaders tout the phrase “safest big city” to describe the streets that we often feel unsafe on.

Rising hate crimes, prolific drug usage, and frequent news of violent attacks, such as the murder of young Tessa Majors just this month, leave us wondering why you have chosen to implement vast changes in the way our state approaches suspects in criminal activity.

Bail reform, which will revamp the criminal justice system and release thousands of suspected offenders onto the streets, is of grave concern to us. While there are certainly crimes that should be punishable by just a ticket (such as a traffic violation), that is not the case with many others. Crimes like selling drugs to children, arson, promoting a sexual performance by a child, assault, and stalking are serious offenses that could potentially result in extended prison time. We believe that disallowing judges to use discretion in such cases will result in the release of dangerous criminals onto our streets.

New discovery laws will also have dire implications, including making it more difficult for police and district attorneys to protect witnesses and victims. Requiring discovery documents to be turned over to the defense in all cases within 15 days of arraignment has serious implications.

Only 3% of all cases result in a trial. Until now, that meant that only 3% of all defendants would get access to witness and victim statements and contact information. These new laws will allow all defendants to receive that information, not just in cases where it goes to trial.

With these changes, along with the rise in crime and bias incidents and the closing of Rikers Island, we are deeply worried for the future of this great city. We don’t want to see our streets turn back in time, to the dangerous days of the 1980s.

Deutsch highlighted the case of 30-year-old Tiffany Harris as a prime example of why the initiative is a failure.

(Read more at Townhall)

This further underscores the need to stand against anti-Semitism

Just as Martin Niemöller said in his admission that we should stand up for the weak:

First they came for the socialists, and I did not speak out—

Because I was not a socialist.

Then they came for the trade unionists, and I did not speak out—
Because I was not a trade unionist.

Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out—
Because I was not a Jew.

Then they came for me—and there was no one left to speak for me.

Or, more to the point, maybe I shoud quote Dietrich Bonhoeffer, who identifed the source of providing such support:

We are separated from one another by an unbridgeable gulf of otherness and strangeness which resists all our attempts to overcome it by means of natural association or emotional or spiritual union. There is no way from one person to another. However loving and sympathetic we try to be, however sound our psychology however frank and open our behaviour we cannot penetrate the incognito of the other man, for there are no direct relationships, not even between soul and soul. Christ stands between us, and we can only get into touch with our neighbors through Him.

  1. Anti-Semitic attacks rule in Democrat New York

Rep. Lee Zeldin: “People are getting hurt” because of de Blasio’s “feckless leadership”

In a 28 December 2019 Breitbart article, we find that a series of anti-Semitic attacks have occurred in New York.

LeeZeldinOn Saturday’s broadcast of the Fox News Channel’s “Fox & Friends,” Representative Lee Zeldin (R-NY) criticized New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio (D) in the wake of several antisemitic attacks in the city, and stated that “people are getting hurt” because of the ineffectiveness of de Blasio’s leadership.

Zeldin said, “There’s a massive leadership failure in New York City, and Bill de Blasio’s answer has been, have another press conference, and if it happens again, have another press conference.”

Zeldin praised de Blasio increasing the police presence to stop antisemitic attacks, and argued that “It needs to happen more, and there needs to be some level of burden-sharing here. You need to see, on all levels of government, elected officials and community leaders going all in to confront this and crush it.”

(Read more at Breitbart)

Why do Democrats in politics and the press assume the press to be all knowing and all powerful?

That is, why do they assume that, if it does not appear in the New York Times, then it really didn’t happen? Why do they create such blow-back when an outside-of-the-beltway source (or a out-of-power Representative) points out the obvious?

  1. Pew: 91% Democrats see violence next in war of words

In a 19 July 2019 Washington Examiner article, we find that a poll says 91% of Democrats expect violence to erupt from the next war of words.

After a week that saw President Trump and his foes toss toxic words at each other, there is now a warning that the next phase could be “violence.”

Nearly 8 of 10 Americans told the Pew Research Center that supporters for both sides could “act” on the politically charged rhetoric with violence. It was higher for Democrats, 91%, than Republicans, 61%.

And they want politicians to cool it.

“Americans broadly agree that elected officials should avoid using heated language because it could encourage violence. Nearly three-quarters of Americans (73%) say this, while just a quarter believe that elected officials ‘Should be able to use heated language to express themselves without worrying about whether some people may act on what they say,’” warned the center.

“While majorities in both parties say officials should avoid heated language, this view is more widely held among Democrats (83%) than Republicans (61%),” it added.

(Read more at the Washington Examiner)

Think about this and then think about the one-sided “impeachment” where the President could not call his own witnesses without the approval of Schiff

The two do not fit. Hopefully, the numbskulls that lead the Democrat party will also understand that.

  1. The provocative messages of Ilhan Omar get ignored as Democrats go on vacation

When you add the mocking videos to her anti-Semitic tweets and her victory lap tweets (along with the fact that she has committed campaign finance violations), I don’t understand why she still sits in the House.


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Let’s hope that this woman gets her come-uppance

Let’s hope that this woman gets sent to where she belongs (and soon).

  1. Exposing The Media’s Double Standard On Political Violence

The Daily Caller uses a 1 July 2019 article to point out how the attack on journalist Andy Ngo fits with the Left’s double standard on violence.

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Portland Antifa put a journalist in the hospital over the weekend, and almost every blue checkmark on Twitter immediately condemned the act.

Oh wait, the exact opposite of that happened.

Daily Caller Editorial Director Vince Coglianese and Staff Reporter William Davis are here to break down the media’s blatant double-standard when it comes to policing political violence.

(Read more at the Daily Caller)

Considering the messages of “tolerance” and “love” the left spew

Additionally, considering that the left calls for tolerance of gays (and Andy Ngo, while being a great photo journalist, is also gay), then the beating of Mr. Ngo by Antifa seems doubly hypocritcal for the left.

Although I do not agree with the actions of many gays, I don’t call for their beating (as Antifa practiced on Ngo) or their death (as many hard-line Islamists do).

  1. Brookshire Woman Admits Mailing Bombs to President Obama and Governor Abbott

With a hat tip to the Chris Salcedo Show, we find that Katy News tells us in a 1 July 2019 article (and not the Houston Chronicle or the New York Times) that a Texas woman has mailed bombs to Governor Abbott, President Trump, and President Obama.

A Brookshire woman admits she transported explosives with the intent to kill, injure or intimidate the President of the United States, the Texas Governor and a former acting Social Security Administrator. Detectives caught her using hairs from her cat.

Julia-PoffJulia Ann Poff, 47, admitted to mailing a package on or about Oct. 2 – 3, 2016, that contained a homemade bomb that was addressed to former President Barack Obama. As part of her plea, she also acknowledged mailing two similar packages addressed to the Governor Abbott and the then Acting Social Security Administrator. Each of those packages contained a victim-activated, booby trapped, improvised explosive device.

U.S. Attorney Ryan K. Patrick along with Special Agent in Charge Perrye K. Turner of the FBI announced the plea deal Monday where Poff admitted guilt.

According to court documents she was upset with Governor Abbott because she had not received support from her ex-husband.

(Read more at Katy News)

  1. Antifa Has Shown Why It Should Be Designated A Domestic Terror Group

The Daily Caller points out how Antifa has shown itself worthy of the title of “domestic terror group” in a 1 July 2019 article.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation defines domestic terrorism as violence perpetrated by groups with “extremist ideologies of a political, religious, social, racial, or environmental nature.”

Antifa meets that definition. The group consists of American citizens radicalized by left-wing ideology who carry out threats of violence. It’s high time to classify Antifa as a domestic terror organization.

Over the weekend, the group exploded in rage once again in Portland, Oregon. Antifa members injured several people, including an elderly man. Journalist Andy Ngo, who was covering the event, went to the hospital for a head injury and brain bleeding.

To date, federal officials have not classified Antifa a domestic terror group despite endless photographs, eyewitness accounts and video evidence supporting the designation.

During a protest of conservative speaker Ben Shapiro last year on the University of California’s Berkeley campus, Antifa members reportedly destroyed campus property, set fire to trash cans, beat up college Republicans and forced students to shelter in place. (Campus police stood by doing nothing.) The school settled the case, paying organizers nearly $100,000.

It’s difficult to understand why the group hasn’t received a terror designation.

(Read more at Daily Caller)

  1. Antifa Members Have Repeatedly Attacked Journalists Who Cover Them

The Daily Caller reports in a 1 July 2019 article how journalists who report against Antifa have experienced multiple attacks.

Members of the violent left-wing movement Antifa have repeatedly harassed and attacked members of the media who cover them.

andy-ngo-portlandMasked individuals at an Antifa rally Saturday violently attacked Portland journalist Andy Ngo, sending him to the hospital.

While some members of the national media — including CNN hosts Don Lemon and Chris Cuomo — have been sympathetic toward Antifa in the past, that hasn’t kept Antifa members from attacking the journalists actually covering them on the ground.

The U.S. Press Freedom Tracker, a collaboration led by the Freedom of the Press Foundation and the Committee to Protect Journalists, includes numerous instances of “anti-fascist” agitators harassing and assaulting journalists since Trump took office.

Protesters at an Antifa rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, harassed and attacked an NBC crew in August 2018. NBC reporter Cal Perry tweeted out a video of the attack.

(Read more at the Daily Caller)

  1. Here’s How Liberal Journalists Reacted After Andy Ngo’s Attack At A Portland Rally

The Daily Caller shows in a 30 June 2019 article how liberal journalists reacted to the attack on Andy Ngo.

Several media pundits dismissed reports of a conservative journalist’s attack during a rally Saturday in Portland, Oregon.

AlheliPicazoAlheli Picazo was one of several media talking heads who appeared to partially blame Quillette editor Andy Ngo after he was assaulted during a street protest. Ngo’s past record of antagonizing activists played a role in his attack, she wrote in a tweet Saturday.

“Andy Ngo is someone who antagonizes those he knows will react in a disproportionate way and this exact outcome was inevitable. Everyone knew it,” Picazo told her followers before noting that Antifa’s members are ultimately responsible for their actions.

She also lamented that the incident could tarnish the group’s image.

(Read more at the Daily Caller)

These leftie journalists do what guilty rapists do: blame the victim

So if Andy Ngo were to have written lies about Antifa and said that the group was “good” and “gentle,” then this could have been avoided, in their view.

Do you think that Ms. Picazo would apply the same standard to CNN were President Trump to blockade the doors of that group?

  1. Journalist Andy Ngo Assaulted by Antifa Protesters in Portland

Breitbart reports through a 29 June 2019 article the details of the attack on Andy Ngo.

Antifa-Attack-Andy-NgoJournalist Andy Ngo was assaulted by Antifa protestors in Portland Saturday afternoon, according to video taken of part of the assault and Ngo himself.

The video showed Ngo, editor of Quilette, being punched and kicked by masked assailants dressed in black and then being hit by various containers of liquid as he is retreating.

He later live-streamed a video of himself describing the assault. His face is scratched and he has blood on his neck. A police officer is heard interviewing him on the livestream.

“I just got beat up by the crowd, with no police at all, in the middle of the street,” Ngo said during the livestream.

“Where the hell were all of you,” he is heard asking the police officer. He is also heard saying he was assaulted twice earlier in the day, and reported both incidents to the police with no response.

He said he was hit by milkshakes and hit on the back of his head as well.

Portland Police Department tweeted for protestors to disperse or be subject to arrest or use of force.

Ngo is known for covering the far left and is often targeted by the left for his reporting. The day before the planned protest, he expressed fears of being singled out and assaulted:

(Read more at Breitbart)

Why pay taxes and support police if this is the limp-wristed support you get?

If the insane rule the assylum, why not break out of the assylum?

  1. Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler Under Fire for Not Stopping Antifa Protests

Liberal Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler comes under fire according to a 29 June 2019 Breitbart article.

Portland-Mayor-RyanPortland Mayor Ted Wheeler’s hands-off policy when it comes to Antifa protestors came under scrutiny on Saturday after journalist Andy Ngo was assaulted by masked Antifa assailants.

Wheeler, who is also police commissioner, said nothing on Saturday, as hundreds of Antifa protestors gathered on the streets, with some throwing milkshakes — potentially mixed with quick-drying cement — and assaulting Ngo.

Ngo, shaken and bloodied, began livestreaming on his phone after his assault, and could be heard asking a police officer, “Where the hell were all of you?”

U.S. Ambassador to Germany Ric Grenell, who is openly gay like Ngo, tweeted, “Where is Mayor @tedwheeler?”

Wheeler was silent on his Twitter account and issued no statement to media.

(Read more at Breitbart)

Let me repeat, if the insane rule the assylum, why not escape the assylym?

There is plenty of room in Texas for conservatives. Liberals can stay in Oregon and California.

  1. Al Green: Impeach Trump or House Members Could Be ‘Harmed’

Breitbart reports in an 18 July 2019 article how Democrat Representative Al Green threatened harm to House members.

Al-GreenRep. Al Green (D-TX) on Thursday declared that he will be “marching on until victory is won” on impeaching President Donald Trump a day after the House tabled his impeachment resolution, which Green suggested is needed so that members of Congress are not harmed.

Green boasted that he got 95 Democrats to support moving forward with his impeachment resolution, which he said was up from 58 the first time he introduced articles of impeachment in 2017 and 66 the second time in 2018.

“We are marching on to 212,” Green said. “We are marching on until victory is won.”

Green, who has also said that the House should impeach Trump to “punish” the president, urged House members to vote against Trump’s “bigotry and hate” days after he said Trump’s tweets about the “Squad” and his words could incite or “cause others to act.”

(Read more at Breitbart)

Why doesn’t this hit the evening news?

If a 10-year-old tape of Donald Trump making locker-room banter surfaces, the press focuses on it for 6 months. If Representative Al Green (who has been in the House since 2005) makes threats like this (and like Maxine Waters made several times), the press imitates crickets.

  1. Tacoma Police: Immigration Center Firebomber Claimed to Be Antifa, Member of Antifa Gun Club

Breitbart.com reported in a 19 July 2019 article on how the man who firebombed the Tacoma immigration center claimed both Antifa membership and membership in an Antifa gun club.

Tacoma Police Department said in an update late Thursday that the 69-year-old man who tried to firebomb an immigration detention center on Saturday claimed association with Antifa, a violent far-left “anti-fascist” movement, and was once a member of a self-proclaimed anti-fascist gun club.

Tacoma Police Department Public Information Officer Loretta Cool said in an update emailed to reporters:

Subsequent investigation into the events leading up to the shooting and possible motivations for suspect Willem Van Spronsen have been discovered. Detectives have learned that the suspect claimed association with Antifa. Willem Van Spronsen was a known anarchist as well and was once a member of the Puget Sound John Brown Gun Club, a self-proclaimed anti-fascist organization.

Willem-Van-SpronsenIt is the first time the Tacoma Police Department, which is leading the investigation into Van Spronsen in cooperation with the FBI, has acknowledged a link between Willem Van Spronsen and Antifa.

It is also the first time the police department is acknowledging his membership in the Puget Sound John Brown Gun Club, which was featured on CNN’s United Shades of America in a May 5th episode. Van Spronsen was featured throughout the episode, in which the host praised the club’s members.

Cool also acknowledged for the first time that Van Spronsen left behind a “manifesto.”

“Detectives are still reviewing a ‘manifesto’ letter authored by Willem Van Spronsen which was widely distributed by him prior to his death. The Tacoma Police Department was not made aware of the letter prior to the investigation of the incident,” she said.

Local TV station KIRO-TV published what it said was Van Spronsen’s manifesto on their website, which showed he used the term “concentration camps” when referring to immigration detention facilities, echoing Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY)’s use of the term.

(Read more at Breitbart.com)

Interesting. So Tacoma Police have changed the motto of police.

According to Tacoma Police, they no longer serve and protect. It seems that the Tacoma Police inform and conform (to leftist idiology).

  1. Tacoma ICE Attacker Urges Leftists to Ignore Laws, Arm Themselves

In a 15 July 2019 Breitbart article, we find how the firebomber of the Tacoma immigration center urged leftists to ignore laws and arm themselves.

Tacoma Police Department said in an update late Thursday that the 69-year-old man who tried to firebomb an immigration detention center on Saturday claimed association with Antifa, a violent far-left “anti-fascist” movement, and was once a member of a self-proclaimed anti-fascist gun club.

Tacoma Police Department Public Information Officer Loretta Cool said in an update emailed to reporters:

Subsequent investigation into the events leading up to the shooting and possible motivations for suspect Willem Van Spronsen have been discovered. Detectives have learned that the suspect claimed association with Antifa. Willem Van Spronsen was a known anarchist as well and was once a member of the Puget Sound John Brown Gun Club, a self-proclaimed anti-fascist organization.

It is the first time the Tacoma Police Department, which is leading the investigation into Van Spronsen in cooperation with the FBI, has acknowledged a link between Willem Van Spronsen and Antifa.

It is also the first time the police department is acknowledging his membership in the Puget Sound John Brown Gun Club, which was featured on CNN’s United Shades of America in a May 5th episode. Van Spronsen was featured throughout the episode, in which the host praised the club’s members.

Cool also acknowledged for the first time that Van Spronsen left behind a “manifesto.”

“Detectives are still reviewing a ‘manifesto’ letter authored by Willem Van Spronsen which was widely distributed by him prior to his death. The Tacoma Police Department was not made aware of the letter prior to the investigation of the incident,” she said.

Local TV station KIRO-TV published what it said was Van Spronsen’s manifesto on their website, which showed he used the term “concentration camps” when referring to immigration detention facilities, echoing Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY)’s use of the term.

The manifesto said:

There’s wrong and there’s right. it’s time to take action against the forces of evil. evil says one life is worth less than another. evil says the flow of commerce is our purpose here. evil says concentration camps for folks deemed lesser are necessary. The handmaid of evil says the concentration camps should be more humane.

It also stated, “I am antifa, i stand with comrades around the world who act from the love of life in every permutation.”

Ocasio-Cortez this week did not respond to a Rebel News reporter asking if she would condemn Van Spronsen’s attack or Antifa:

(Read more at Breitbart)

Four signs Democrats might feel the heat


Squad member Omar screams “Stop it!” when Tlaib’s profane comments are repeated on House floor

The Political Insider provides insight to “The Squad” as Representative Omar screams “Stop it” to recitation of Representative Tlaib’s obscene election night promise.

IlhanOmarYellingIlhan Omar couldn’t handle hearing her Rashida Tlaib’s profane impeachment comments read on the House Floor during statements prior to Wednesday’s vote, repeatedly screaming “Stop it!”

Video shows House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy recalling how Tlaib, on day one in Congress and in front of her son, told a group of supporters “we’re going to impeach the motherf*****.”

Fox News reports several journalists were able to identify Omar (D-MN) as the one heard repeatedly shouting to McCarthy to “stop it.”

“Those are not my words,” McCarthy responded to the outburst.

(Read more at The Political Insider)

Maybe the truth of their bad polling numbers has started have an affect

The poll numbers have been falling for members of “The Squad” for quite some time now. Maybe they have abandoned the books of their death cult and have come to read the writing on the wall.

Mene. Mene. Tekel. Upharsin.

You have been weighed on the scales and found wanting.

Senate Can Acquit Even If House Withholds Articles of Impeachment

Breitbart reported that several sources point out that Democrats have no control over Senate acts.

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) appears to be considering an idea Democrats have floated for several days of holding back the articles of impeachment to exercise leverage over the Senate and the president.

She declined formally to transmit the articles to the Senate on Wednesday evening after the House voted to impeach President Donald Trump.

Unfortunately for them, the Senate can act, regardless — and would vote to acquit.

That’s because the Constitution is absolutely clear about the Senate’s authority. Article I, Section 3 says: “The Senate shall have the sole Power to try all Impeachments.”

That is all.

The Chief Justice presides over a trial involving the president, but the Senate makes the rules. And the Senate is controlled by Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), who regards what the House has done with contempt.

You’re in Cocaine Mitch’s court, now.

Politico outlined Democrats’ new idea, citing constitutional lawyer Laurence Tribe (but, interestingly, not the Constitution itself). Pelosi hopes to pressure McConnell into holding a “fair trial” — this, after she and her party broke every relevant House rule and precedent, and several Amendments in the Bill of Rights, all in the name of their “sole Power of Impeachment.”

They forget that a “fair trial” applies to the accused, not the accuser, and has since 1215.

Set aside, for the moment, that holding onto the articles of impeachment would contradict everything Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) and the Democrats have said for weeks about the “urgency” of impeachment. They needed to stop him before he could “cheat in the next election,” we were told — that’s why the House could not wait for the courts to rule on the White House’s resistance to stop congressional subpoenas.

All of that would be exposed as a lie.

If Pelosi refuses to submit the articles of impeachment to the Senate, McConnell can convene the Senate anyway, summon the Chief Justice, and swear in the Senators as jurors. Democrats can boycott, but they can’t stop the trial.

McConnell can then propose to dismiss the charges or even hold a vote to acquit the president.

(Read more at Breitbart)

This all seems to be good news to me.

The only question now might be whether there are Democrats in hiding in the Senate — you know, the ones everyone heretofore had thought were Republicans.

But, if there are, that will just set my resolve to supporting the Republicans I know and undermining the Democrats like Romney, Collins, Murkowski, McCarthy, et al.

Since Biden’s claims sound like obstruction of Congress, Biden changes his tune

Biden clarifies remark that he will not comply with Senate subpoena

In a 28 December 2019 article at Fox News, Adam Shaw points out how Joe Biden sought to “clarify” his comments regarding appearing before the Senate.

JoeBidenYellingFormer Vice President Joe Biden on Saturday sought to “clarify” his prior remarks that he will not comply with a potential subpoena to testify in the Senate impeachment trial against President Trump.

The 2020 presidential hopeful on Friday had told the Des Moines Register that any testimony would draw attention away from Trump’s alleged wrongdoing and let him off the hook.

“What are you going to cover?” Biden said in response to a question about the possibility of his participation in the trial. “You guys are going to cover for three weeks anything that I said. And (Trump’s) going to get away.”

But on Saturday, he appeared to partially walk that answer back.

“I want to clarify something I said yesterday. In my 40 years in public life, I have always complied with a lawful order and in my eight years as VP, my office — unlike Donald Trump and Mike Pence — cooperated with legitimate congressional oversight requests,” he tweeted.

“But I am just not going to pretend that there is any legal basis for Republican subpoenas for my testimony in the impeachment trial. That is the point I was making yesterday and I reiterate: this impeachment is about Trump’s conduct, not mine,” he said.

Later on Saturday, during a town hall in Iowa, Biden said he “would obey any subpoena sent to me.”

(Read more at Fox News)

Biden needs to sit in front of a panel

In the least, Biden needs to stand before the nation and testify before the Senate regarding the crimes perpetrated in Ukraine.

Better yet, should there be evidence available to the investigators of Attorney General Barr, then Biden should stand trial for his wrongdoings.

The Democrat focus on impeachment shot another red flare warning into Michigan (another battleground state)

Just as Hillary shot herself in the foot by ignoring the battleground states (spending all of her time in the coastal strongholds), a 29 December 2019 article in Townhall points out how San Fran Nan shot the current crop of hopefuls in the foot by messing with another battleground state.

Often, politicians put too much faith in polls. Since 2012, their accuracy has degraded. In 2016, they were insanely off, which led to the greatest political upset in modern American history. It’s also shakier when the Trump coalition isn’t “loyal” for a lack of a better word. These voters had voted for Democrats in the past, with millions being Obama voters. A great many were two-time Obama voters. In fact, a good chunk voted for Democrats in the 2018 midterms, though two-thirds now say they’re backing Trump this year. And it doesn’t matter who the Democratic rival is; that should cause some pause with Democrats heading into 2020. Oh, and these are all battleground state voters.

Democrats didn’t care. They couldn’t. The 2018 promise was that they’ll impeach Trump. Support for President Trump’s impeachment is now underwater nationally, and it was never popular in the swing states, especially in Wisconsin and Michigan. These are states that Democrats need to win in 2020. And these voters could’ve maybe have been persuaded to vote Democratic if they had an agenda that spoke to working class Americans. They don’t. And now, with Speaker Nancy Pelosi and her crew getting the article of impeachment through the House and now holding onto them because they face certain death in the Republican Senate, these voters are just Trump Republicans now. Maybe the window was never there, but even if there was—this Democratic Party’s far-left extremism wouldn’t have sold. For starters, the health care plan that Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders want will destroy 150+ million private health care plans. That’s the only way Medicare for All works—and those on the casualty list include union households. Talk about an election killer. And now with this impeachment theater; these voters are “sick” of it (via Axios):

The two-plus hour conversation revealed major warning signs for the Democratic Party in a crucial swing county that will be a pivotal area to win in 2020.

This was the biggest takeaway from our Engagious/FPG focus group last week, which included 10 voters who flipped from Obama in 2012 to Trump in 2016.

While a focus group is not a statistically significant sample like a poll, these responses show how some voters are thinking and talking about the 2020 election in crucial counties.

[…]

The big picture:

These voters hate the fact that House Democrats are moving toward impeaching the president. They call it a distraction from the issues that would actually improve their lives, like preserving Social Security, cracking down on illegal immigration, and keeping jobs in the U.S.

“I think she’s wasting a lot of [taxpayer] money on a ghost chase,” said Chad Y., a 43-year-old Obama/Trump voter, of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. “The money she’s spending on that could go to help the homeless or go towards health care.”

Another participant, 73-year-0ld Michael G., said Democrats’ focus is in the wrong direction. “Instead of working on policies and things that will help the people, they are just working to basically preserve their own position … [T]hey don’t really care about you and [me], I don’t think.”

Oh, and remember the Armageddon tax bill Trump pushed through Congress? Well, these voters think it made health care more affordable. As Axios noted, “they said…his [Trump] GOP tax law, which some said has saved them more in taxes so they can now reallocate that money to pay for prescription drugs.”

(Read more at Townhall)

Do-nothing Democrats now have to answer for their inaction

Since 2018, Democrat members of the House have focused on far-left causes and ignored just about all bridge-building efforts. Now it seems that they might reap a crop for their efforts.