Lina Hidalgo 2018 endorsements


Since the largest part of my most recent posts that have garnered opinion have centered on Lina Hidalgo, I have compiled a list of endorsements to that neophyte.

If there is any doubt that this woman is a socialist, just look at the support from Julian Castro, Bernie Sanders, and politicians like them.

Lina Hidalgo was endorsed in 2018 by:

1. Annie’s List (for her socialist views). This support is reflected by this quote from their website:

Lina has dedicated hundreds of hours to our County’s most vulnerable communities — from her time at the Texas Civil Rights Project to serving as a Spanish-English medical interpreter at the Texas Medical Center and supporting immigrants in search of lost loved ones.

3. Battleground Texas may have endorsed Lina outside of its Facebook page, but I could not find it. Nonetheless, Lina listed their logo as one of the donors to her campaign.
4. CWA Local 6222 may have endorsed Lina in print or personally, but I could not find it. Nonetheless, Lina listed their logo as one of the donors to her campaign.
5. Emily’s List (for her support of abortion). This support is reflected by this quote from their website:

These endorsements are in addition to five previously endorsed EMILY’s List candidates – Lina Hidalgo (Harris County Judge), Beverly Powell (SD-10), Terry Meza (HD-105), Representative Victoria Neave (HD-107) and Julie Johnson (HD-115) – who also advanced to the general election.

6. The Houston GLBT political caucus (as reported by a 4 August 2018 Houston Chronicle article)

Houston GLBT Political Caucus members spent Saturday deciding which candidate to throw their weight behind in the upcoming general elections.

In one of the most discussed races at the event at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, caucus members endorsed Democratic candidate Lina Hildalgo for Harris County judge over Republican incumbent Ed Emmett.

“I’m trying to think of who is going to be the person most impactful and more helpful toward all communities rather than just majority communities, ” said screening committee Chair Brandon Mack. “And in terms someone having actual discussion and seeing them in the community and actually addressing those issues, I saw more of that with respect from Lina than I did from the county judge.”

(Read more at the Houston Chronicle)

7. Latino Democratic PAC posted at their Facebook page on 8 July 2018

The Latino Democratic PAC is proud to provide a contribution to support Lina Hidalgo for Harris County Judge. #turntexasblue

8. The Latino Victory PAC (Julian Castro PAC) lists Lina Hidalgo’s picture on their 2018 Successes web page. Other than that, I can find no recorded endorsement.
9. MoveOn may have endorsed Lina Hidalgo; however, their site currently only contains endorsements for current candidates and for ResistWin marches, JusticeForFloyd marches, and impeachment rallies.
10. Opportunity First PAC is reported by DemocracyInAction to have endorsed Lina Hidalgo by a single line that says:

Lina Hidalgo – TX-Harris County Judge

11. Our Revolution (Bernie Sanders PAC) lists Lina Hidalgo as at their Harris County Chapter Facebook page with a single line:

Lina Hidalgo, Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo for Harris County Judge

12. Planned Parenthood Texas Votes PAC seems to keep nothing online beyond a twitter page that has lost its archives to 2018 and a continual begging for money. Nonetheless, Lina listed them on her web site as having endorsed her.
13. Promesa PAC mentioned Lina Hidalgo in a Facebook post on judicial candidates uploaded on 30 July 2018. Additionally, like all organizations on this list, they are listed on Lina Hidalgo’s web site as an endorser.
14. Run For Something lists Lina Hidalgo as one of the candidates supported in 2018. At her page, they begin:

Lina Hidalgo was raised in an immigrant family and had the opportunity to attend some of the nation’s greatest universities; to work as an advocate and researcher on criminal justice reform; to serve as a medical interpreter; and to promote transparency and accountability internationally.

15. SEIU is listed by Lina as one of the donors to her campaign.
16. Southwest Laborers District Council is listed by Lina as one of the donors to her campaign.
17. Texas Organizing Project is reported by the Houston Chronicle to have contributed to Lina Hidalgo:

Lina Hidalgo, the Democratic candidate for county judge, raised $219,220 over the same period, though nearly two-thirds was an in-kind contribution from the Texas Organizing Project PAC for field work and consulting. She reported just more than $3,000 in advertising expenses. (Read more at the Houston Chronicle)

18. The Texas Working Families Party supports Lina for her socialist views, as reflected by the following quote from their website:

Texas Working Families Party is endorsing Lina Hidalgo in her campaign for Harris County Judge. In Democratic-leaning Harris County, Hidalgo had a strong showing in the Democratic primary where she garnered almost 10,000 more votes than the 10-year incumbent Republican Ed Emmett.

19. The Arena provides the following words along with a video of Lina Hidalgo at their Facebook page.

“It’s hard to overstate, as a first time candidate, what a difference the Arena Fellowship has made.”
Watch Lina Hidalgo for Harris County Judge share what the Fellowship has meant for her campaign.

20. The Resurgent Left is listed by Lina as one of the donors to her campaign. However, nothing (other than Lina’s website and online newspaper articles about meetings with other left-wing politicians) can be found on the donation or the donor.
21. UnitedHere Local 23 is listed by Lina as one of the donors to her campaign. However, nothing (other than Lina’s website) can be found on the donation or the donor.
22. United We Dream endorsed Lina Hidalgo on their Facebook page.

We are super excited to endorse Lina Hidalgo for Harris County Judge! 🎉We know they will be a champion for issues facing immigrants, and Black & brown communities! ✊🏾 #HereToStay Go out and VOTE for Lina Hidalgo this November: #HidalgoContigo

23. #Vote Pro Choice is listed by Lina as one of the donors to her campaign. However, nothing (other than Lina’s website) can be found on the donation or the donor.
24. Women Count support Lina because she is a woman. This support is further reflected through these words at their web site:

Top issues: Climate Change, Gun Safety, Disaster Preparedness, Economic Opportunity, Criminal Justice Reform.

Professional work: Texas Civil Rights Project; Spanish-English interpreter, Texas Medical Center

25. Workers Defense Project does mention Lina Hidalgo several times at their Facebook page and their goals and philosophies seem to align, no endorsement can be found. Nonetheless, Lina listed their logo as one of the donors to her campaign.

Liberals preach tolerance, but then they provide these four instances of intolerance

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  1. Progressive think tank tweets unbelievably insensitive message, circulates it, and deletes it

Townhall comments in a 14 September 2020 article on the shooting of the two Los Angeles officers, the actions by BLM, and the thoughtless tweet by the progressive think tank.

LosAngelesShootingAs Julio wrote over the weekend, two Los Angeles Sheriff deputies were ambushed. The suspect is still at large. The two were sitting in their patrol vehicle when some thug with a gun fired into the car on Sunday. It was an ambush.

The LA County Sheriff’s social media account said, “One male deputy and one female deputy were ambushed as they sat in their patrol vehicle. Both sustained multiple gunshot wounds and are in critical condition. They are both currently undergoing surgery.”

And yes, leftist clowns blocked the emergency room entrance after the officers were shot, shouting, “we hope they die.” There is a war on cops. It’s getting people killed. And these left-wing thugs wonder why their agenda is not sticking with voters. First, not even Black Americans want police departments to be defunded. Even Al Sharpton said this was only a serious point of discussion among the latte-sipping lefties (i.e., the insufferable white liberal elite).


And now, The Gravel Institute, a progressive think tank, actually thought this was a good thing to post on Twitter.

It was deleted, but the Internet is forever.

(Read more — especially The Gravel Institute mission statement — at Townhall

Right now, their name is not The Gravel Institute. It is Mud.

In the third chapter of the letter from James, the scriptures warn us of the power of errant words (also known as the power of the tongue):

For we all stumble in many ways. If anyone does not stumble in what he says, he is a perfect man, able to bridle the whole body as well. Now if we put the bits into the horses’ mouths so that they will obey us, we direct their entire body as well. Look at the ships also, though they are so great and are driven by strong winds, are still directed by a very small rudder wherever the inclination of the pilot desires. So also the tongue is a small part of the body, and yet it boasts of great things. See how great a forest is set aflame by such a small fire! And the tongue is a fire, the very world of iniquity; the tongue is set among our members as that which defiles the entire body, and sets on fire the course of our life, and is set on fire by hell. For every species of beasts and birds, of reptiles and creatures of the sea, is tamed and has been tamed by the human race. But no one can tame the tongue; it is a restless evil and full of deadly poison. With it we bless our Lord and Father, and with it we curse men, who have been made in the likeness of God; from the same mouth come both blessing and cursing. My brethren, these things ought not to be this way. (James 3:2‭-‬10 NASB)

  1. Lynwood City Manager in trouble over social media post on shooting of Los Angeles officers

Fox News writes in a 14 September 2020 article about the problems created by the online comments of an unelected city manager.

A Southern California city councilman plans to motion for the discipline or dismissal of a city manager over a social media post that said “chickens come home to roost” in the wake of the ambush shooting of two Los Angeles County sheriff deputies over the weekend.

Lynwood Councilman Salvador Alatorre told Fox News that he will make the motion regarding the Instagram post by City Manager Jose Ometeotl during Tuesday’s special meeting. Alatorre said Ometeotl has previously sent a letter using a city letterhead to the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors to support the defunding of police.

“For some reason, he decided to go beyond his authority, Alatorre said of the social media post. “He’s not an elected official. He represents the city of Lynwood 24/7. He cannot make statements while he’s employed by our city, especially when he jeopardizes public safety.

“Now what’s going to happen? We have the top administrator against public safety, then what do they expect from the rest of us,” he added.

The city issued a response Sunday over the post, which has been heavily criticized as the deputies remain hospitalized.

“There have been comments made today (Sunday) by our City Manager on his personal social media that are his personal opinions and don’t reflect the position of the Lynwood City Council,” a city-issued statement read.

Ometeotl took to his private Instagram account to call any shooting a “wholly unacceptable occurrence in society.” But he said Compton – the location where the deputies were shot – has been “plagued by deputy gangs that inflict fear and violence in the community,” according to Los Angeles-based Fox 11 reporter Bill Melugin. The reporter said that Ometeotl made his account private after the post.

Ometeotl did not respond to an email or calls from Fox News on Monday Monday. Lynwood borders Compton to the south.

The shooting, which was caught on CCTV, occurred near a Metro rail station and the victims were a 31-year-old female deputy and 24-year-old male deputy. It sparked a massive manhunt and a $100,000 reward.

Moments after the shooting, the passenger door opens and a deputy stumbles out, hand on head, according to the newspaper. The driver’s side door opens soon after. They underwent surgery on Saturday evening and are expected to survive.

(Read more at Fox News)

While this city manager is entitled to his opinion, he is not entitled to a paycheck from the city he criticizes

For the best of all worlds, this individual should learn the ins and outs of working in the private sector (where we can privately have our own opinions and, while in the employ of others have the expressed opinion that works well for the company).

  1. Seattle prayer rally shut down at park just before Antifa allowed to riot

Fox News reported through an 8 September 2020 article how Seattle had shut a park to a prayer rally just before opening the same park to BLM rioters.

A planned Christian prayer rally in Seattle was closed by “godless politicians” while Antifa was rioting in the city, “Let Us Worship” rally organizer Sean Feucht told “Fox & Friends” Tuesday.

But that didn’t stop the Christian group from holding the worship rally on Labor Day.

“Last night it was pretty easy, we just pivoted and called it a worship protest, so now technically it’s legal and we went to the streets,” Feucht, Hold The Line founder, said.

Seattle Parks and Recreation said the park was closed beginning Sunday night “due to anticipated crowding that could impact the public health of residents.”

“It’s so wild, because yesterday, they had on 4th Avenue in Seattle, they had Antifa rioters throwing Molotov cocktails at policemen, and yet the city focused their energy on our peaceful worship and prayer rally in Gas Works Park,” the California-based pastor explained.

The park was barricaded with fences put up around it, which Feucht said was to block them from gathering to worship and noting that tax dollars were “wasted” by city officials amid the left-wing demonstrations.

“It was obviously a targeting and discrimination towards believers in the city,” Feucht told co-host Ainsley Earhardt.

“There’s just a bias,” he added. “You know, it’s the height of hypocrisy right now that they’re letting these cities, you know, succumb to rioting and burning and pillaging and yet they’re targeting Christians.”

Seattle police made 22 arrests Monday after several demonstrators threw rocks, bottles and explosives at officers, KOMO News reports. At least one officer was assaulted while making an arrest, Dan Springer, Seattle-based FNC correspondent, told “America’s Newsroom.”

This was Feucht’s 21st city amid his “Let Us Worship” rallies from New York City to Los Angeles, and the last time he was in Seattle, on Aug. 9 at Cal Anderson Park, hundreds gathered in a similar event.

(Read more at Fox News)

As a one of our levels of government, the city needs to recognize that its citizens have rights (including religious rights)

Even though the liberals in Seattle’s city government seem to prefer demonstrations and riots (which would have to include the two CHAZ shootings and the shooting of the Patriot Prayer devotee) over church meetings, they should know that we do have a right to religious expression. There is no right to rioting.

Of course, when the rioters visited Mayor Jenny’s home, the concept of the government taking action to protect private property finally came into action. Too bad so many peons had to lose their homes and businesses before government could get it into gear.

  1. Twitter undercuts the First Amendment rights of Kyle Rittenhouse’s attorney, John Pierce, by locking his account

Breitbart tells us in a 4 September 2020 article about the locking of Attorney John Pierce’s account and the ways that affects the defense of Kyle Rittenhouse.

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Kyle Rittenhouse

Twitter has locked the account of another member of the legal team of Kyle Rittenhouse, the 17-year old who is facing murder charges after killing two members of a mob of rioters that attacked him in Kenosha, Wisconsin.

Pierce, who as Rittenhouse’s attorney, is expected to defend the reputation of his client, said on Twitter that “Kyle Rittenhouse will go down in history alongside that brave unknown patriot at Lexington Green who fired ‘The Shot Heard Around The World’ on April 19. 1775.”

Twitter promptly locked his account, requiring that he delete the tweet before being allowed back on the platform.

This came just a day after Twitter did the same to Lin Wood, another member of Rittenhouse’s legal team. Wood, who previously won multi-million dollar payouts for clients Richard Jewell and Nick Sandmann, threatened to “take Jack Dorsey’s a** down” following the act of censorship.

Twitter later said the locking of Wood’s account was a mistake, and reinstated his access.

(Read more at Breitbart)

It is well past time for the Congress to classify the Internet as a public medium, just as the airwaves are a public medium

Either the Congress needs to declare the Internet to be a public medium that requires public moderation or Congress needs to declare the social media giants to be publishers (and open to lawsuits, because they edit the material they allow to get out on their platforms).

Police react to bad liberal actions and policies


How many Atlanta cops called in with “Blue Flu” after Devin Brosnan was charged

Townhall reports on the common-sense moves by Atlanta police in protest after police officer Devin Brosnan was charged.

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District Attorney Paul Howard

On the day that Fulton County District Attorney Paul Howard, a Democrat, announced a felony murder charge against former Atlanta police officer Garrett Rolfe and charges against officer Devin Brosnan for the shooting of Rayshard Brooks, a large number of Atlanta cops reportedly called out sick. Police departments in the surrounding area refused requests to supplement Atlanta police unless there was an event where a police officer required emergency assistance. The mayor has since admitted that morale “is down ten-fold” among her officers.

While Atlanta cops were calling out sick en masse, officials downplayed the reports.

Atlanta Sergeant John Chafee told CBS News that “suggestions that multiple officers from each zone had walked off the job were inaccurate.” Chafee did say that eight officers resigned, five were dismissed, and three retired, sometime between June 1 and June 17. Chafee did not tell CBS News how many officers had called out since charges were announced in the Brooks shooting. But Channel 2 Actions News now knows the answer.

Around 170 officers called out sick with what’s being dubbed the “Blue Flu” in the hours and days immediately following the charges. Most of the “sick” officers worked in the downtown area where protests have taken place. On Friday, two days after the charges were announced, 90 officers called out sick, and half of those officers work in Zone 5, the zone encompassing the protests.

“The city’s response, I recall early on, seems like they downplayed those numbers. The public should know that’s a significant amount of police officers who did not come to work during that time period,” retired Atlanta police Detective Vince Velasquez told Channel 2 Action News.

“Some officers have flatly told me that they’re afraid to go to work and to answer a call and commit to a process and feel like they’re doing the right thing, feel like they’re doing their jobs, and then face not just disciplinary action, but prosecution,” Velasquez said. “This is a unique case because some of the charges that were brought up with these officers were policy violations that were turned into oath-of-office crimes that were alleged by the DA, and some of these things are completely foreign to all of us.”

(Read more at Townhall)

I don’t blame the police for looking out for themselves

When a self-interested Democrat politician (or Republican, for that matter) comes after police, I expect police to react the same way they must when a thug grabs a gun. At these times, police must act in self defense. Of course, in this case, this does not entail shooting the lying politician, but it does involve getting out of the line of that politician’s fire.

Therefore, even as crime rises due to bad Democrat “bail reform” policies, police should make themselves scarce.

272 New York City Police officers retire in wake of George Floyd protests

Lifezette reports that 272 New York Police Department officers have sought retirement in the wake of the George Floyd protests.

Anti-police sentiments have been at an all-time high in recent weeks in the wake of the death of George Floyd, who died in police custody in Minneapolis, Minnesota last month.

Now, it’s been revealed that officers in the NYPD have been retiring in droves since his passing.

The New York Post reported that since Floyd died on May 25, the NYPD has said that 272 uniformed cops have put in retirement papers.

The department added that this is a 49 percent increase from the 183 officers who filed during the same period last year.

A source inside the NYPD explained that these mass retirements could signal a coming crisis for the 36,000-member department, which has also been hit with a $1 billion budget reduction after Floyd’s death as calls to “defund the police” have grown.

“We are worried about a surge in attrition reducing our headcount beyond what we can sustain without new recruits, and are afraid the City Council has not taken the surge into account,” the source said.

Police Benevolent Association president Patrick Lynch spoke out to say that officers are “at their breaking point, whether they have 20 years on the job or only two. We are all asking the same question: ‘How can we keep doing our job in this environment?’ And that is exactly what the anti-cop crowd wants. If we have no cops because no one wants to be a cop, they will have achieved their ultimate goal.”

Ed Mullins, president of the Sergeants Benevolent Association, agreed by saying that an “exodus” from the NYPD has already started, adding that close to 80 of his members have recently filed for retirement, and that morale among cops is “at the lowest levels I’ve seen in 38 years.”

“People have had enough and no longer feel it’s worth risking their personal well-being for a thankless position,” Mullins said. “There is no leadership, no direction, no training for new policies,” he said.

“Department brass is paralyzed (and) too afraid to uphold their sworn oath in fear of losing their jobs. Sadly, the people of this city will soon experience what New York City was like in the 1980s.”

Many NYPD officers reportedly see themselves as collateral damage in the chaos that has ensued since Floyd was killed.

“It’s an all-out war on cops and we have no support,” said one veteran Brooklyn police officer, who is retiring next month. “I wanted to wait for my 30th anniversary in October, but the handwriting is on the wall.”

This serves as a reminder that police officers all over the country need our support now more than ever. The men and women in blue deserve better than what they are getting.

(Read more at Lifezette)

I have seen the New York Times and New York Post essays where police had libs shouting and spitting in their faces

Police should not have to put up with civilians shouting and spitting in their faces, but (as of recently) there are photographs showing that police have endured just that sort of treatment. For that, I fully support the police as they “get out of Dodge” and let the liberals stew in a lawless mess.

NYPD sees 49 percent spike in officers filing for retirement amid George Floyd unrest

Fox News corroborates other reports by showing that NYPD has seen a 49% spike in filing for retirement.

A wave of NYPD officers has filed for retirement in the weeks following George Floyd’s death on May 25, refocusing attention on police morale amid widespread protests and calls to defund law enforcement.

The NYPD told Fox News on Saturday that 272 officers have filed for retirement between Floyd’s death and June 23. That represents a 49 percent increase over the same period in 2019.

Resignations and actual retirements have remained relatively stable with 135 retirements in 2020 and 131 during the same time last year. According to the department, that’s because the recent spate of filings hasn’t been processed yet. The department saw 35 resignations in 2019 compared to 36 so far in 2020.

Hundreds of police officers have reportedly been injured as protests, at times violent, rocked the nation. That included hundreds from the NYPD as the city weighed cutting its budget and transferring funds to other programs in the city.

Police Benevolent Association President Patrick Lynch told the New York Post that officers were at their “breaking point.”

“We are all asking the same question: ‘How can we keep doing our job in this environment?’” he said. “And that is exactly what the anti-cop crowd wants. If we have no cops because no one wants to be a cop, they will have achieved their ultimate goal.”

On Thursday, the Post reported that a Bronx precinct commander decided to quit over the NYPD’s handling of police reform. Deputy Inspector Richard Brea reportedly took issue with the department’s decision to disband its anti-crime unit.

Amid growing unrest, politicians have proposed a variety of reforms at the federal and local levels. Departments across the country have also seen a slew of firings related to controversial police encounters.

Former Atlanta Police Officer Garrett Rolfe was fired quickly after he shot and killed 27-year-old Rayshard Brooks in what some have defended as a justified use of force. After the city charged Rolfe with murder, a wave of the city’s police officers called out of work.

Those calling for reform have generally argued that the justice system is plagued by systemic racism and needs sweeping change to protect African-Americans from brutality.

On Thursday, the House of Representatives passed a large police reform proposal, which was described by its sponsor as a “victory” against police brutality.

(Read more at Fox News)

If you read widely, you can see that it is not usually the inner-city citizen who calls for defunding the police

Most of truthful articles and unedited tweets that I see of Black Lives Matter show White women screaming and marching. A few of the articles I have read by Blacks (which, of course, I cannot find now) detail how they worry for the safety of their neighborhoods each day that the riots creep closer and more police catch the “Blue Flu.”

Therefore, I am not seeing a real movement here. This seems to be a completely forced socialist movement advocating for the end of nuclear family.

According to these guys, good has become evil


Woe to those who call evil good, and good evil; Who substitute darkness for light and light for darkness; Who substitute bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter! (Isaiah 5:20 NASB)

Time to defund the United Nations

UN shares Antifa flag and tells U.S. Antifa has a right to ‘Freedom of Expression’ and ‘Peaceful Assembly’

Breitbart reports on the United Nations most current sermon to America. Never mind that the majority of the nations in the United Nations are dictatorships.

UNUnited Nations “experts” slammed President Donald Trump’s call to label Antifa as a terrorist organisation, claiming it will undermine Antifa’s right of “peaceful assembly” — despite many instances of violence by the far-left anarcho-communist group.

On Friday, the United Nations Office at Geneva (UNOG) posted the flag of Antifa on their official Twitter account, saying that a group of  human rights “experts” at the globalist organisation had expressed “profound concern over a recent statement by the U.S. Attorney-General describing Antifa and other anti-fascist activists as domestic terrorists, saying it undermines the rights to freedom of expression and of peaceful assembly in the country.”

One expert cited in the statement from the United Nations was Fionnuala Ní Aoláin, the UN Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of human rights and fundamental freedoms while countering terrorism, who also works as the Board Chair of the Open Society Foundations Women Program — OSF being the plaything of left-liberal billionaire activist George Soros.

“International human rights law protects the right to freedom of expression, association and peaceful assembly,” said Ní Aoláin, adding that it was “regrettable that the United States has chosen to respond to the protests in a manner that undermines these fundamental rights.”

The support from the UN for the far-left group came in response to U.S. Attorney-General William Barr’s statement that violence committed by Antifa “is domestic terrorism and will be treated accordingly”.

Though there has been no legal action taken since President Trump’s announcement that the U.S. will designate the group as a terrorist organisation, Ní Aoláin said that “the loose use of terrorism rhetoric undermines legitimate protests and dampens freedom of expression in the United States, which has been a hallmark of U.S. constitutional values, and a beacon far beyond its shores”.

The United Nations’ criticism of the Trump Administration’s rhetoric on Antifa sparked widespread ridicule, with many calling for the U.S. to defund the international body — mimicking the leftist movement to defund the police.

(Read more at Breitbart)

The problem is that there is not much “peaceful assembly” going on with Antifa, if the United Nations has not noticed

As I have reviewed videos and read articles on the unrest in Minneapolis, Seattle, New York, Chicago, Houston, and other cities — I have not seen too much “peaceful assembly.”

Even when Harris County’s own flower-power DA Kim Ogg — who excels in releasing felons so that they can murder and murder again and who excelled further in releasing 800 “protesters” (including both those who walked into freeways and others who broke downtown windows) — has not avoided releasing the violent offenders.

Therefore, there are no “peaceful assemblers” here.

 

Behind the Blue teddy bear maker gets death threats

Teen who provides teddy bears to families of fallen heroes gets threats

Law Enforcement Today informs us that a young lady who has provided teddy bears to children of families who have experienced the loss of an officer/family member.

teen-thin-blue-line-bearsShe’s just a kid trying to help make peoples’ lives a little easier. A little less painful. And now she’s under attack for it – and her family is facing death threats.

You’ve probably heard of Megan.  Her non-profit is called Blue Line Bears.  She, with the help of her family, takes the uniforms of fallen police officers and turns them into teddy bears for the surviving family members.

In an episode of Behind the Uniforms from season one, she shared the story of how she started her non-profit to help them.

Meg is the daughter of a cop.  As such, she understands what families of law enforcement go through. In addressing why she started her company, she started with this:

“There is so much negativity aimed at police in general.”  

Sadly, the recent high school graduate is coming face to face with just how vile and depraved some people can be in their hatred for EVERY cop and ALL those who love and support them.

Recently, she posted supportive statements on her personal social media page, only to have people, many of whom she considered friends, lash out at her and her family and then block her.

The post that led to all of the horrific comments, which included things too vile to print, but wished death on her dad and other officers:

“It’s a sad day in our house, and I know many of you would understand and relate.

How do we explain to our sweet, passionate, empathetic, amazing daughter why so many people around the world hate her dad (and so many of the officers that she has met around the country) simply because of the uniform he wears?

“He’s never done any of the things he’s accused of by association. She knows that he, and the overwhelming majority, does his job with passion and integrity. She is so worried and we have no answers for her. It’s a sad day.” 

One woman commented:

“Very white of y’all to pose for a sympathy photo so you can get likes on FB. Yikes. ACAB (All Cops Are B******s).”

She felt compelled to follow that now-deleted post with this comment:

“Saying I am heartbroken is an understatement. 3 and a half years ago when I started Blue Line Bears tensions were high in the United States and police officers were under attack. I received hate comment after hate comment, most along the lines of ‘I hope your dad is the next Officer you make a bear for.’

(Read more at Law Enforcement Today)

Do you get the idea that Black Lives Matter is a lie and they are about destroying, hating, and stealing?

Do you get the idea that Black Lives Matter is just a group of angry people? Do you get the idea that maybe they just hate people they don’t look like? Do you get the idea that they are a group organized for the betterment of looters of all races?

Surely they aren’t Americans with socialist ideals. Surely socialists cannot hate America that much, can they?

Black Lives Matter declares war on Jesus

Shawn King says “White Jesus” must be taken down

With a hat tip to the Chris Salcedo Show, Breitbart quotes Black Lives Matter mouthpiece Shawn King in his claim that White depictions of Jesus promote White Supremacy and must be taken down.


shaun-king-not-blackDespite being humiliatingly excommunicated from the Black Lives Matter movement, activist Shaun King is doggedly continuing his progressive journalism, with a recent piece claiming that the festivities of Christmas and Easter are used as “tools of white supremacy.”

In an article for New York Daily News, King describes any attempts to depict Jesus as anything other than “the look of a Syrian refugee” as “nefarious.” “A white, Eurocentric Jesus may be convenient for millions,” continues King,  “but he is a lie designed to maintain the very systems of government and religious oppression that the biblical Jesus actually spoke out against.”

King is clearly not feeling the Christmas cheer. “Side by side with Easter” writes King, “It’s also the time when we’re most likely to see depictions of Jesus used as tools of white supremacy.”

King, who is still surrounded by questions regarding his true race as a result of investigations carried out by Breitbart, and who is still known to charge $7500 for speeches about race and gender, wrote that when Jesus is portrayed as a “Scandinavian sailor,” rather than a “Syrian refugee,” it’s in order to advance the “Anglo-Saxon, white supremacist agenda.”

The piece continues with a description of the historical Jesus, claiming that he looked more like “Alan Kurdi, the 3-year-old Syrian refugee whose body washed ashore and became a symbol of the migrant crisis, than a blond-haired boy.”

He concludes the piece by with a typical appeal to victimhood. “I have a hunch that the truly ethnic Jesus would have a pretty hard time around here nowadays,” King writes.

King’s attempt to racialize a figure of unity for billions is typical of Black Lives Matter. King takes the opposite approach of another King, Martin Luther King Jr, who encouraged us to see past race rather than shoehorn it into every facet of culture.

(Read more at Breitbart)

First off, there are no photographs of the real Jesus. We don’t know what he looked like.

However, we do know that the local people called him “the son of the carpenter.” Chances are that he looked like the standard dark, Middle-Eastern Jew. Chances are that he was not in the least bit White (like the Italian models who sat for the portraits by the masters of art).

Second, though, Jesus did say

“If the world hates you, you know that it has hated Me before it hated you. If you were of the world, the world would love its own; but because you are not of the world, but I chose you out of the world, because of this the world hates you. Remember the word that I said to you, ‘A slave is not greater than his master.’ If they persecuted Me, they will also persecute you; if they kept My word, they will keep yours also. (John 15:18‭-‬20 NASB)

Three stories that show the fallacies live in progressivism


When teaching community college students about the most common logical fallacies, I ran across a few resources. However, since most professors seem to be liberal, those resources were liberal.

Nonetheless, I compiled the following last year, thought that I had posted it, and found it recently.

The ad hominem fallacy

  1. Cenk Uygur: I Don’t Know If Candace Owens Is ‘Pathetically Stupid’ or Just Money Hungry

Breitbart reports in a 15 June 2019 article that Cenk Uygur used a two-forked ad hominem fallacy when critiquing Candace Owens’ comments.

The Young Turks co-hosts Cenk Uygur and Ana Kasparian on Wednesday criticized conservative commentator Candace Owens’ recent debate performance against progressive professor Cornel West on the Fox News Channel.

Uygur accused Owens of either being “pathetically stupid” or driven solely by money to “sell out black people.”

A partial transcript is as follows: 

Candace-OwensCANDACE OWENS: Years after slavery, the black community was doing better. We were going up, up, up.

ANA KASPARIAN: That was Candace Owens arguing that “Hey, it is socialism that has lead to the terrible economic situation of the for people of color. And the debate that she had was with Cornel West, as you might have seen in that video, Laura Ingraham hosted this debate segment and Candace Owens said a lot of dumb things throughout. Let’s take a look.

OWENS: 100 years after slavery, the black community was doing better. We were going up, up,up. Then suddenly they socialized our community via welfare policies and the black community started going down, down, down. And you’re sitting here support a candidate [Sen. Bernie Sanders [I-VT] who is advocating to do that on a larger scale. He’s saying we’re going just going to do it for the black community, we’re going to do it for every community in America. You know his policies do not work. You know that socialism has lead to more deaths than anything else in the last 100 years.

[…]

Cenk UygurCENK UYGUR: First of all, on two separate occasions there, supported white nationalism, which has murdered black people in this country for hundreds of years. It was white supremacy, the idea of that, that drove slavery, Jim Crow, the Klan. Now you have an African-American woman paid to defend white nationalism. That is disgusting…. So the horrible years, where they’re being oppressed against the law and against the constitution, you call ‘the good years’ and then when somebody tries to actually help the African-American community you say, ‘Oh, that’s when things started to go down, down, down.’ I mean, it’s so perverse… I don’t know if she’s just pathetically stupid and doesn’t know any history at all or that she knows the history of how brutal white nationalism and supremacy has been to African-Americans and thinks I don’t care at all, where’s my money? The only color I see is green. You want me to sell out black people and lie over and over and over again about wonderful white people were to us as they were lynching us in the South? Great! Where’s my check? I’m in!

(Read this at Breitbart)

This fallacy attacks the person and not the idea that the person has argued.

The straw man fallacy

  1. AOC’s Chief-Of-Staff Admits Green New Deal About Implementing Socialism

As reported in a 11 July 2019 article in The Daily Wire, it seems that AOC’s Green New Deal was only introduced as a straw man in the debate over socialism / capitalism (rather than the debate over climate change, as it was initially presented).

AOC_ChiefOfStaffSocialist Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s (D-NY) far-left chief-of-staff, Saikat Chakrabarti, admitted in a recent Washington Post interview that the Green New Deal was not created to protect the environment, but to implement socialism.

The Post notes that the admission came during an exchange between Chakrabarti and Sam Ricketts, climate director for Washington Gov. Jay Inslee (D), who is a long shot running for president. The Post reports:

Chakrabarti had an unexpected disclosure. “The interesting thing about the Green New Deal,” he said, “is it wasn’t originally a climate thing at all.” Ricketts greeted this startling notion with an attentive poker face. “Do you guys think of it as a climate thing?” Chakrabarti continued. “Because we really think of it as a how-do-you-change-the-entire-economy thing.” [emphasis added]

Conservatives have long warned that Ocasio-Cortez’s $93 trillion “Green New Deal” is a trojan horse that is designed to implement socialism.

Tom J. Donohue, CEO of the United States Chamber of Commerce, wrote earlier this year:

Climate change is real and deserves our attention. But not every policy to address it can be taken seriously. Take, for example, the Green New Deal – a sweeping proposal to “save our planet” that reads more like a parody of the progressive agenda. No laughing matter, however, is the proposal’s ultimate objective: to give government unprecedented power over people’s lives and our entire economy. …

…Other aspects of the Green New Deal seem wildly out of place for an environmental resolution. Consider the promise of massive new entitlement programs that could only be achieved through a radical redistribution of wealth. Here, the proposal shows its true colors. This is not some run-of-the-mill progressive policy – it is a Trojan Horse for socialism.

The Green New Deal aims to upend our entire economic system, wresting consumer choice from everyday Americans and putting personal decisions – from the food we eat to the cars we drive – in the hands of an unelected elite. …

Even other Democrats have called out Ocasio-Cortez’s far-left socialist agenda, including Rep. Max Rose (NY), who referred to Ocasio-Cortez’s plan as “a massive socialist economic policy platform.”

(Read more at the The Daily Wire)

This type of fallacy sets up a impossibly-extreme argument (like the “Green New Deal”) that will not be as objectionable as the real argument (like AOC’s suggestion of socialism).

  1. Weasel Words or Glittering Generality


In a Washington Examiner article, Nancy Pelosi uses weasel words (a glittering generality) to attack President Trump over his immigration policies.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi used a parable of Jesus to condemn President Trump’s immigration policy, in a Sunday tweet that also offered illegal immigrants advice if Immigration and Customs Enforcement shows up at their door.

“It should be a sign to us that today’s Catholic Gospel reading is the Good Samaritan, where Jesus teaches us to love our neighbors as ourselves and treat them with mercy,” the speaker tweeted. “Trump’s ICE raids today tear families apart -the opposite of mercy. #FamiliesBelongTogether #KnowYourRights

The Christian parable of the Good Samaritan, found in the Gospel of Luke, was a sermon by Jesus in which he depicted a Jewish man who had been robbed, beaten, and left on the side of the road. Though ignored by several people, the man at last was rescued by a Samaritan, with whom the Jews of that time were enemies. The story is considered by scholars and theologians to be an example of love transcending personal prejudice.

(Read more where Pelosi gets comeuppance for her anti-Catholic views at the Washington Examiner)

Two of the most embarrassing statements from liberals regarding the coronavirus pandemic


  1. Conservative Colin Nior captures the moment Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner tells pandemic crooks to “chill”

When I happened across the newscast of Mayor Turner telling Houston criminals the following statement, my first thought did not comport with Matthew 5:22.

Until the coronavirus is resolved, criminals take a break. Okay. Stay home, okay. Stay home and don’t commit any crimes and, that way, they are stay safe and out of jail and police officers will stay safe and can go home to their families. Okay. So, everybody, chill. Crooks, criminals, you chill. Wait until the coronavirus is over. Okay.

When I first heard Mayor Turner’s words, I feverishly went to YouTube to see if the coronavirus statements by local officials had been published by the local media. Sadly, while they may have reported on the presser, they didn’t publish it online.

Thankfully, Colin Nior (a representative of the National Rifle Association and a person with which I wholly agree) did capture and comment on the misinformed statement by the mayor. Like Mr. Nior, I find it hard to believe that Mr. Turner would think that he could reason with criminals and get them to stop their illegal actions. However, I now remember that it was Mayor Turner who told Houstonians to “ignore rumors” about flooding rains of over 50 inches (which happened with Hurricane Harvey). This is also the man who stood aside without comment as Lina Hidalgo and Jennifer Gaut released felons.

Just in case the verse slipped your mind, here it is:

But I say to you that everyone who is angry with his brother shall be guilty before the court; and whoever says to his brother, ‘ You good-for-nothing,’ shall be guilty before the supreme court; and whoever says, ‘You fool,’ shall be guilty enough to go into the fiery hell. (Matthew 5:22 NASB)

  1. Mayor de Blasio makes a statement “to all communities” that ignores recent history

As documented by a Fox News article of 30 April 2020, Mayor de Blasio made a warning that did not consider any of several recent acts.

My message to the Jewish community, and all communities, is this simple: the time for warnings has passed. I have instructed the NYPD to proceed immediately to summons or even arrest those who gather in large groups. This is about stopping disease and saving lives. Period.


DeBlasioTweetToJewsOnFuneral

(Read more at Fox News)

Point of recent history #1: New Yorkers flock to the waterside to view Blue Angels fly over

NYC_waits_at_waterfront_for_BlueAngelsAs reported by USA Today on 28 April 2020, the Blue Angels performed a fly-over for New York City, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey. One thing that was not mentioned was the crowds that amassed at the waterfront.

 

NYC_waits_at_waterfront_for_BlueAngels1Did Mayor de Blasio send his police force to break up these people since many did not observe social distancing? I cannot find a report suggesting that anyone was arrested.

 

Even when the photographs are staged, some Muslims did not use social distancing

NotSocialDistancing1While Mayor de Blasio surely does not have any control over a mosque in Syracuse, New York, the Muslims attending that mosque have been shown through a recent post at this blog to have not used social distancing.

NotSocialDistancing3Therefore, based on the fact that they don’t practice social distancing when they know they are being photographed, that leads me to ask: “Why would they then practice social distancing during a traditional meal Ramadan meal that is commanded to be held in groups?”

That is, if the faithful Muslim has bothered to fast all of the lit hours of the day, why should he or she disobey tradition because some kafir tells him to social distance?

Point of continuing history #2: Mayor de Blasio devotes city funds to provide 500,000 “free” halal Ramadan meals (traditionally a group meal)

According to a 25 April 2020 Breitbart article, Mayor de Blasio committed to providing over 500,000 halal Ramadan meals to New York City Muslims.

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In this undated photo, Mayor de Blasio identifies with the Islamists

New York City will provide over 500,000 free halal meals to Muslims during Ramadan, Mayor Bill de Blasio (D) announced this week.

The city will distribute 400,000 halal meals at 32 specific Department of Education sites in areas where there are “large Muslim communities,” de Blasio announced on Thursday. Another 100,000 will be distributed through partnerships with community-based organizations, such as food pantries or soup kitchens.

“One of Ramadan’s most noble callings is to feed the hungry. And it’s a crucial part of how the holiday is celebrated, to remember to be there for those in need,” de Blasio said at a press briefing on Thursday. “And that is now harder than ever.”

“Obviously, people can’t go to their mosques,” he continued. “In fact, mosques have often been a place that those who were hungry, those who were poor, would know they could go during Ramadan to break the fast.”

(Read more at Breitbart)

Muslims believe acts performed during Ramadan will receive multiple times the reward during the rest of the year

Because Muslims believe that acts of faith performed during Ramadan will receive multiple times the reward as those performed during the rest of the year, we see an uptick in the number of jihadist attacks. Therefore, I think it is unreasonable for Mayor de Blasio to think that the Ramadan meals he hands out will not be consumed by people sitting in groups.

However, I also thought it was illogical for de Blasio to support the release of criminals just on the off chance that they might catch coronavirus.

 

 

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


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


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.

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.

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.