May They Rot In Hell …. Bastards! DNC site mistakes foreign vets for former U.S. troops

I’m not shocked, but, I am disgusted beyond words. 

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DNC site mistakes foreign vets for former U.S. troops

Democrats’ election outreach efforts to veterans may need to start with a refresher course on what U.S. troops look like.

For starters, they don’t wear Polish military uniforms.

Until Thursday, the Democratic National Committee’s “Veterans and Military Families” website had as its only picture a shot from White House photographers during President Obama’s visit to Warsaw in 2011.

The president had been cropped out, but faces of four elderly veterans wearing European-style military uniforms were visible above several paragraphs asserting the party’s “commitment to America’s veterans.” The Polish military’s White Eagle insignia was clear on the headgear of two of the veterans.

While largely harmless, the error points to a common complaint among U.S. veterans groups about the lack of knowledge of many Americans about military life, tradition and challenges.

The original image was posted in several White House photo streams and is captioned only as Obama visiting the Warsaw Tomb of the Unknown Soldier “with veterans,” likely leading to the mistake.

Within 90 minutes of being informed of the error by Military Times, Democratic officials swapped out the photo.

“We thank Military Times for bringing this to our attention and have now fixed the photograph on our website,” DNC spokesman Eric Walker said in a statement.

“Whether it’s passing a new GI Bill, tax credits for hiring veterans, or reducing homelessness among veterans, the Democratic Party’s commitment to our nation’s heroes is unwavering.”

The site now features a picture of veterans from the 2nd Ranger Infantry Company meeting with the president in the Oval Office in 2013.

It also boasts that Democrats have “worked to provide additional resources to the Veterans Administration” — the former name of the Department of Veterans Affairs, and another language misstep frequently pointed out by veterans groups.

They can go to hell.  If they don’t have time to bother with what I did, what my dad did, what his brothers did, what my nephew did, what my cousins did, what they’re doing …. 

Anyone who votes for the Dims are, and continue to vote, against people who are willing to die for them and demonstrate it every day, are scumbags.  They do not deserve American citizenship! 

As they rot in hell, I hope they will be treated as Osama Bin Laden would treat a goat. 

The stupid sick bastards of the left don’t understand what’s between us and rape, pillage, and death.  They should have that fate before the rest of us do.  

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Ahhhh…… The “Big Tent” Republican Party!!!!!

REPORT: SPEAKER JOHN BOEHNER CALLED TED CRUZ ‘JACKASS’ AT FUNDRAISER

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House Speaker Rep. John Boehner (R-OH) 35% attended a Colorado fundraiser Wednesday with roughly 100 attendees, where two people are claiming Boehner referred to GOP presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) 96% as a “jackass,” The Daily Caller reports.

The fundraiser was for GOP Rep. Scott Tipton (R-CO) 60% in Steamboat Springs. Boehner reportedly commented on Cruz’s presidential campaign by saying that it keeps “that jackass” out of Washington, D.C.

Ed MacArthur attended the event. “I don’t think it’s terribly speaker-like, and I think it kind of goes against everything that Reagan ever said about disparaging Republicans,” he says.

“It’s becoming very disturbing to me that we can’t have good, polite conversation,” MacArthur stated. “It all has to be at the throat.” MacArthur added, though, “I do believe he’s got the right to say it.”

A second individual confirmed Boehner’s remark. “I about fell on the floor,” this witness tells The Daily Caller. “To build coalitions to work together in Washington, D.C., you don’t start it out by calling your colleague a ‘jackass,’” the source said.

For those who may not know, Reagan articulated a rule, aptly called the Reagan rule.  That is ‘don’t publicly speak ill of fellow Republicans.’ 

Well, this won’t be news for any regular reader here, but, I’m constantly disappointed with the Repub leadership we most recently empowered.  Their lies are simply that.  They’re not to be believed.  Note, that Boehner doesn’t have to deal with Cruz.  Boehner is Speaker of the House, while Cruz is a Senator.  They don’t officially interact, and I’m fairly sure they don’t personally and privately. 

Oddly, what Boehner purports to advocate are very similar to the things Cruz advocates.  Still, Boehner is more insulting towards Cruz than he is towards Hillary or Sanders. 

On a related note, Trump is still dominating the polling of Repubs.  Hillary is still dominating the Dims, but, she’s waning.  From what I can see, Biden can make it a two man race by announcing.  And, by “two man” I mean, he’ll suddenly make Hillary irrelevant.  Biden enjoys 18% support even though he’s not running.  If he throws his hat in the ring, he’ll bounce 15 points, and they’ll all come from the Hillary camp.  Sanders’ base is the hard left.  They’re not going to switch to Biden even though Biden, in many ways, is more left than Hillary.  Biden will get the pragmatic leftists who don’t believe Hillary, nor Sanders has a chance in hell. 

But, they’re all going to hang in there, and support their candidates of choice.  Why?  Donald Trump. 

I hope people don’t get me wrong, I love what Trump is doing.  I’m also very concerned, and people should be on guard for what is a likely scenario.  Trump is doing an “in your face, I don’t care about your PC bs” thing.  I love it!  And, so do, apparently, 28% of the Repubs.  He advocates shutting down the border, as any sensible American would and pokes his thumb into the eyes of the LSM.  It’s fantastic! 

The problem I have with Trump is that he’s not a conservative.  He never was.  Sure, people can change.  Reagan was famous for his quip about being a Dim in the past. 

Now, I consider our border the most serious issue of the present.  But, it isn’t the only issue, though, a lot of our problems could be solved or helped by securing the border and thwarting illegal immigration.  Trump also brought up the H1B visa problem!  <—- Money shot!!!! 

But, then, this happened ……. he recently got into an argument with Ramos the Univision moron.  Ramos near correctly stated that 45% of illegal immigrants are in the US because of overstayed visas.  Trump responded by saying he didn’t believe Ramos.  If the Donald had the ability to think and process information while being spoken to, there would be a much easier, better, more founded response.  ……. So, less than half of the illegals are overstayed visas?   Yes, that would be part of my “Securing America” plan!  

We have to make sure that our next president can fix problems while not creating larger problems.  26% of the Repubs state that they’ll never support Trump ….. that’s significant.  Sure, I think all of us have compromised on who we said we’d never support in the past.  John McCain is a great example for many, Mitt Romney for many others. 

With Trump’s H1B assertion, I’ve opened the door for him.  Currently, I won’t support him, but, I’ll allow for him to convince me.  But, he won’t.  Yes, he’s leading in the polls, but, he’s not going to get the Repub nomination.  His past provides enough ammunition to destroy many of the demographic edges he now holds.  Everyone in the campaign knows what I know, they’re just waiting for the field to winnow a bit.  For instance, Trump now holds 24% of the Repub “White” born again evangelists.  As a contrast, Ben Carson has 13% and Huckabee has 3%.  When things get heated, does anyone believe that’s going to hold?  As the field narrows, and assuming both, or either, Carson and Huckabee are still in it, there’s 0% chance those percentages are going to hold. Zero.  None of his opponents have made any noise about his repetitive bankruptcies.  There’s a zero percent chance that it never becomes an issue before the election.  In about 10 seconds during a debate I could provoke Trump into devolving to a cursing tirade with no substance.  (I actually have an affinity for such things!)  I could probably provoke him to physically attacking me.  Megyn Kelly is punk!   

I think frequent commentator Dirk hit the nail on the head.  Trump is going to be a player in this election.  But, I don’t think he can win the Repub nomination, much less, the general election.  Once Trump fails in the Repub nomination, he’s going to try a 3rd party route.   I’d be all for that, except it will be a “Donald Trump” 3rd party rather than a 3rd party about ideas.  Once he loses he’ll take his toys and go home.  Can anyone say “Ross Perot”?  But, then, his advocacy becomes marginalized.  Can anyone say “Ross Perot”? 

I hate to be the wet blanket, and I know some will vehemently disagree with me, but, let’s make a check list …..

Is Trump a fiscal conservative?  There’s no real fiscal conservative emphasis in his campaign which I can see.  Is Trump a moral conservative? ……. HAHAHAHAHAHQHAHAHA!!!!!  Uhmm, no. He’s not. 

Don’t let them do what Dirk warned against!  If Trump is your man, then, make him, force him to be the total package!  A US president has to be much more capable than what he’s demonstrating to me.  “Bimbo” is fine as a lay person to describe a “bimbo”.  For a president, I believe a more articulate description is called for. 

As a final note, some may notice the apparent hypocrisy of the post.  That is, I criticize Boehner for calling Cruz a “jackass”, and note the Reagan rule while I criticize Trump.  As long term readers will note, I’m more critical of the people who I have hope in.  I want and demand better from them, much more than I would expect from the people I’ve written off.  The people I’ve written off …. well, they give us their worse and what more can I say about them?  Boehner is a liar and a failed person in a leadership position.  He’s not going to help us.  Trump can, but, we have to demand more from him.  He has to do better, or, he won’t get my support.  He has to be smarter, he has to be less divisive.  He has to be more articulate and more convincing that he has our interests at heart. 

My mind can’t get over his “Rosie” comment when challenged by Megyn Kelly about how he described women.  He said something of the nature that is was “just Rosie”.  No, sir.  Yes, I deplore her.  Probably more than Trump does.  But, Trump is asking to be her president, as well as mine.  Not one of us deserve “well, it’s just Joe, or it’s just Kathy”.  We’re all citizens, and if you can’t have the interests of all citizens in your heart, you can’t, or shouldn’t be president.  Argue the ideas, argue the notions.  Attack them vehemently!  But, don’t attack the people you wish to represent.

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Low Oil Prices Killing Another Leftarded OPEC Nation!!!! Ecuador!

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Ecuador’s president says country now producing oil at a loss

QUITO, Ecuador (AP) — Ecuadoreans are already contending with a rumbling, ash-spewing volcano and rising living costs because they use the appreciating U.S. dollar as their currency.

Now they’ve been told that Ecuador’s oil — its principal export and a vital source of government funding — costs more to produce than it earns.

President Rafael Correa explained on Tuesday, during a visit to areas threatened by the Cotopaxi volcano, that it costs the OPEC nation $39 to produce a barrel of oil for which it only receives $30.

If crude prices remain below $40 that could mean more budget cuts or higher taxes.

Ecuador produces 538,000 barrels a day and under current circumstances stands to lose up to $3 million a day on them, though the state-owned Petroecuador oil company says it was profitable for the first half of 2015 because oil averaged $47 a barrel.

The country also has fixed-price contracts — the most significant with Petrochina from 2009 and Thailand this year that represent about $7 billion in sales.

Oil sales contribute 13 percent to the national budget, or about $3.1 billion.

Tumbling oil prices this year have already prompted Correa to cut spending by $2.2 billion, Finance Minister Fausto Herrera said last week.

The government hasn’t yet specified what programs will be cut. However, Correa did say that “for example some of the substantial improvements in education would be delayed.”

Correa has come under criticism for not squirreling away any cash for emergencies but instead spending it on public works and other programs that have helped make the leftist economist popular.

The economic crunch and Correa’s response have helped his opponents, who have been organizing street protests against him since June that have in recent weeks flared into violence.

Well, the rising dollar comment is stupidity.  If you have a dollar, and the dollar rises in value, then, you’ve gained, not lost, value.  I don’t know why that’s hard to understand.  It’s when you hold other currencies which depreciate in value vs the dollar which gets you hurt.  As stated, Ecuador trades in the US dollar.  If their cost of living is increasing, it isn’t because their dollars are now worth more.  …….  Sometimes, I think the economic AP writers just throw idiotic stupidity in just to aggravate me.  Yeh, this is me, in the US with my dollar ….. “oh, I’m so hurt my dollar is increasing in value, please someone make it stop!!!!!  Please let is be as worthless as Mexican Peso!!!!!”  

But, this post isn’t about the US dollar valuation.

The interesting part is the oil sales contributing to 13% of the national budget.  It’s state owned and was 40% of all of their exports in 2014

$39/barrel is a huge cost considering the oil they’re pumping isn’t shale or hard oil.  But, then, that’s leftards for you. 

Did you know Ecuador has a “Transparency and social control branch” of government?  Heh!

But, friends, this is what leftism brings you.  In times of plenty, such as times when the price of oil is high for oil exporting nations, people tend to live for today without thought or concern for tomorrow.  It seems to be human nature.  But, the human experience tells us that times are not always good and bountiful.  This is why continuous and increasing deficit spending is folly. 

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Gems 2015 — August 27 Scripture Selection: Proverbs 7

Guest post by Jeanette Andrade

August 27 Scripture Selection: Proverbs 7

Food for Thought: Prov. 7:13-15

When people practice a religion instead of a relationship with the Father, then it is quite convenient for them to go through religious rites in anticipation for future sin or to deal with past sin as a way to avoid being held accountable for their actions. For them, the religious hoops to jump through becomes a free pass to sin.

The adulterous woman of Proverbs 7 said impudently to her would-be companion, “I have peace offerings with me; today I have paid my vows. So I came out to meet you, diligently to seek your face.” In other words, “I’ve fulfilled the religious requirements to care of my sin, and I am good to go until the next offering. I’ve covered my tracks with God. Nothing will happen to us.” The apostle Paul dealt with a similar situation with people who basically said, “Well, the sacrifice of Jesus has been made, so I am covered. Nothing will happen to me, so I can continue appeasing any and all fleshly desires (ignoring the fact that sin produces natural consequences and opens the door to the devil).” Paul responds to that attitude in Romans 6:1-7:

“What shall we say then? Shall we continue in sin that grace may abound? Certainly not! How shall we who died to sin live any longer in it? Or do you not know that as many of us as were baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into His death? Therefore we were buried with Him through baptism into death, that just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life. For if we have been united together in the likeness of His death, certainly we also shall be in the likeness of His resurrection, knowing this, that our old man was crucified with Him, that the body of sin might be done away with, that we should no longer be slaves of sin. For he who has died has been freed from sin.”

Christians may have struggles with certain weaknesses and sins in their flesh, but they should never use the blood of Jesus as a free pass to continue to willingly sin. If they truly love God and appreciate the enormous, beyond-measure sacrifice that was made, they will not even want to sin. What’s more, a true born-again believer in Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord has died to sin. The “old man” was crucified with Him and the “new man” is not a slave to sin, “for he who has died has been freed from sin (vs. 7).”

Remaining in the freedom that the Lord has provided is a choice. Galatians 5:1 says, “Stand fast (firm) therefore in the liberty by which Christ has made us free, and do not be entangled again with a yoke of bondage.” So if there is any tendency to fall into a sin, the believer can by faith receive the truth from the Word that he/she is free from sin and is no longer a slave to sin. Then the Lord steps in and helps him/her in the weakness to walk in the freedom that He has provided for.

Digging Deeper (What scriptures can further enhance today’s reading?):

Getting Personal (What has God shown you in today’s reading?):

Confession of Faith (Example: Lord, based on Mat. 1:21 and 23, I understand that Jesus is God, and I receive Him as my personal Lord and Savior.):

Important Events on This Day (birthdays, anniversaries, etc.):

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Open Thread As We Contemplate Proverbs 6: 16-19

So, this was part our daily “Gems” reading …….

16 There are six things the Lord hates,
seven that are detestable to him:
17 haughty eyes,
a lying tongue,
hands that shed innocent blood,
18 a heart that devises wicked schemes,
feet that are quick to rush into evil,
19 a false witness who pours out lies
and a person who stirs up conflict in the community.

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For the persons who may be agnostic or atheists, I think Proverbs is an excellent place to start.  The things listed in the scripture are repeated over and over again throughout the Bible.  There are, of course, many more words of wisdom and instructions.  Now, I believe even non-believers can see, regardless of your belief in the Almighty, or not, it’s a pretty respectable way to conduct yourself.  No, Christians don’t always hit the mark, but, we do try, as opposed to the Occupy lunatics pictured on the right, or the most recent hippie rent-a-mob on the left. 

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Gems 2015 — August 26 Scripture Selection: Proverbs 6

Guest post by Jeanette Andrade

August 26 Scripture Selection: Proverbs 6

Food for Thought: Prov. 6:6-11

Some people may think that work is a dirty word, and they avoid it like the plague. Or they at least try to get away with working as little as possible. The problem is that people with such an attitude actually become slaves to their own laziness that keeps them from realizing their true potential and calling in life which, deep down, is what every human being really desires. Sadly, they end up just existing, not really living.

Almost everyone can do something, regardless of their physical condition. I know a person who has bad knees due to obesity, so she has become a shut-in at a very young age and reliant on government assistance. With no goals for the future, she has become quite bitter. Another person I know is quite able-bodied, yet has absolutely no desire to hold down a job. He is content with whatever help he gets from relatives, and the days turn into months and years with nothing to show for it.

When work is considered as an expression of God’s abilities in us, no matter how menial the work may seem, inwardly we gain great satisfaction—even if we are exhausted by the end of the day. There is purpose for our lives. We prove to ourselves and others that we are productive. We are givers. We have something to contribute to the community. And when we do everything for the glory of God, serving Him (Col. 3:17, 23; I Cor. 10:31; Eccl 9:10), He blesses what we put our hand to do, and we gain even greater gratification and contentment.

Digging Deeper (What scriptures can further enhance today’s reading?):

Getting Personal (What has God shown you in today’s reading?):

Confession of Faith (Example: Lord, based on Mat. 1:21 and 23, I understand that Jesus is God, and I receive Him as my personal Lord and Savior.):

Important Events on This Day (birthdays, anniversaries, etc.):

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We Should Be Done Here!!!!! Major Media Outlet Let’s Out Fact Intact “Fetuses” Are Harvested!!!!!

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Aww!!!!  Look!!!  An intact fetus!!!!!  I wonder how much his liver is worth?!?!?!?!?!?!?!

Born alive? New anti-abortion video focuses on ‘intact specimens’

The CEO of a company that harvests fetal tissue appears to acknowledge shipping intact specimens, a concession that could mean some aborted fetuses are being legally “born alive.”

The allegations are part of a new video from the Center for Medical Progress, an anti-abortion activist group that has released a series of undercover and first-person interview videos focusing on Planned Parenthood and its partners.

Tuesday’s video centers around undercover footage of an individual identified as StemExpress CEO Cate Dyer. StemExpress is a California-based company that partnered with Planned Parenthood to supply human blood, cells and tissue products to biomedical researchers. Earlier this month, StemExpress said in a statement it was cutting ties with Planned Parenthood.

CMP has been the target of two restraining orders by federal judges – including one from StemExpress – banning them from releasing some of their recordings. But Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Joanne O’Donnell on Friday rejected efforts by StemExpress to block the videos. A few snippets of Tuesday’s video, as well as some key quotes, were initially released by CMP late Friday.

Near the beginning of the edited, almost 10-minute video, one of the undercover CMP buyers asks about “intact specimens.”

“Oh yeah, I mean, if you have intact cases, which we’ve done a lot, we sometimes ship those back to our lab in its entirety,” Dyer says.

Chemicals used to kill the fetus in utero, such as digoxin, aren’t used for tissue procurement cases, according to CMP. If a fully intact fetus is delivered, the group explains, it is “likely to be a born-alive infant.” ….

Yeh, there’s more to read at the link, but, I think there’s nothing more need stated.  However, I will, for clarity, note a thing or two.

The article states,

Chemicals used to kill the fetus in utero, such as digoxin, aren’t used for tissue procurement cases

That’s because they can’t.  Digoxin is a drug used to regulate heart beat.  Too much and you’ll die.  You can’t use a heart blown up by Digoxin/Lanoxin.  Nor can you use many of the other organs from an infant because of the damage Digoxin would do to them while they kill the heart of the infant.

So, the only question I have now is, where are the people who supposedly enforce our laws?

I don’t give a damn about one’s perspective on abortion or not, surely we can all agree that we can’t do this!!!!  This is murder by any thought!!!  THIS IS MURDER!!!!!!  This has to stop!!!! 

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The Donald Is Officially A Moron!!!! Renews Fight With Fox News!!!!

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Well, this is what hubris and political inexperience will get you ……. stupidity!

So, this happened ….

Ailes calls on Trump to apologize for ‘unprovoked attack’ on Megyn Kelly

Fox News CEO and Chairman Roger Ailes on Tuesday called for Donald Trump to apologize for his “unprovoked attack” against host Megyn Kelly, after the Republican presidential candidate made a series of disparaging comments about “The Kelly File” host on Twitter the previous evening

“Donald Trump rarely apologizes, although in this case, he should,” Ailes said in a statement. “We have never been deterred by politicians or anyone else attacking us for doing our job, much less allowed ourselves to be bullied by anyone and we’re certainly not going to start now.” 

Trump targeted Kelly after she asked him a number of tough questions during a Fox News-hosted debate by GOP presidential candidates on Aug. 6. A series of subsequent remarks by Trump led to a clear-the-air conversation with Ailes, and the candidate has since made a number of appearances on Fox News programs

But Trump renewed his attacks on Monday night, during Kelly’s show. In a series of tweets, Trump criticized Kelly’s handling of an interview segment on her show, claimed her just-concluded and long-planned summer vacation with her family was in fact unscheduled, and retweeted a tweet referring to her as a “bimbo.”

Trump issued a response later Tuesday afternoon, saying “I totally disagree with the Fox statement.” Trump also repeated his claims that Kelly’s questioning of him during the debate “was very unfair.” 

Some of Kelly’s Fox colleagues also came to her defense on Tuesday. Bret Baier, who moderated the debate with Kelly and Chris Wallace, tweeted that “this needs to stop.” Brian Kilmeade said on “Fox & Friends” that Trump’s comments bothered him personally.

“We are all friends with Donald Trump, but he is totally out of bounds reigniting that fight,” Kilmeade said. “I don’t know if he’s trying to get ratings out of that or poll numbers, but he’s not going to be successful.”

Fox News’ Sean Hannity also tweeted: “My friend @realDonaldTrump has captured the imagination of many. Focus on Hillary, Putin, border, jobs, Iran China & leave @megynkelly alone.”

The full Ailes statement reads as follows: 

“Donald Trump’s surprise and unprovoked attack on Megyn Kelly during her show last night is as unacceptable as it is disturbing. Megyn Kelly represents the very best of American journalism and all of us at FOX News Channel reject the crude and irresponsible attempts to suggest otherwise. I could not be more proud of Megyn for her professionalism and class in the face of all of Mr. Trump’s verbal assaults. Her questioning of Mr. Trump at the debate was tough but fair, and I fully support her as she continues to ask the probing and challenging questions that all presidential candidates may find difficult to answer. Donald Trump rarely apologizes, although in this case, he should. We have never been deterred by politicians or anyone else attacking us for doing our job, much less allowed ourselves to be bullied by anyone and we’re certainly not going to start now. All of our journalists will continue to report in the fair and balanced way that has made FOX News Channel the number one news network in the industry.”

Well, there’s that!  There’s so many aspects to this, I don’t really know where to begin.  But, I’ll start with this ….

Never pick a fight with people who buy ink by the barrel. —– Mark Twain

Now, the Donald may be confused here.  For conservatives such as I, we welcome anyone who would challenge the LSM.  I do consider Fox News as part of the LSM, but, an overwhelming majority of Republican voters do not.  Donnie, boy, you may wish to consider which side of your bread is buttered by whom. 

Look, people, the sad fact of the matter is, if you’re running for the Republican nomination, today, you need to have Fox News.  It shouldn’t be that way, but, it is.  Trump should know this.  Sure, he got a bump by expressing his dissatisfaction with the debate’s questions.  That’s because the questions were indeed directed at him.  But, how you properly respond is play it like a boss!  Which, he did, up until this point.  Trump and Ailes made up, and all was good.  But, we see Donnie boy still has some butthurt and he allowed his personal animosity rule his words and judgment.  It doesn’t look very presidential. 

Now, look at the personalities defending Megyn Kelly ….  Bret Baier, Chris Wallace, Brian Kilmeade, Sean Hannity, and most importantly, their boss, Roger Ailes.  That’s a fantastic collect of people you don’t want to have line up against you if you’re running for a Republican anything.  I remember watching Bret Baier years ago, thinking, ‘nice kid, but, that boy is never going to make it.’ He’s a nice guy who people trust.  At least, that’s the image he portrays, and he does it well.  Chris Wallace??????  Don’t piss that guy off!!!  Especially if you’re Donald Trump!  Trump has some many issues with his history I can’t name them all.  Chris Wallace knows all of it and much more than I do.  He was born in the beltway!  His dad was a high profile “journalist”.  With the skill and ability Chris has shown over the years, I’ve always been thankful he didn’t play like his dad, but, let’s not for a moment pretend he doesn’t know how.  And, then, Sean Hannity!!!!  WTF?  That’s Donald’s demographic!!!!  I promise you, the majority of Trump’s supporters watch Hannity with a regularity.  Don’t get me wrong, I like Hannity.  But, I didn’t watch much of him even when I had cable.  I usually liked his advocacy, but, his arguments are not cerebral enough for me.  I’m not calling Hannity or his viewers stupid, he and they are not, but, he skips steps in bringing the logical argument home.  They’re red meat eaters! 

But, that brings me to the last stated reason why Trump’s attack was stupid. 

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Okay, Donnie boy, you made your point.  You didn’t like the questions you were given at the debate, specifically from Mz. Kelly.  I didn’t like them, either. But, now, that’s besides the point.  Now, you’ve created a different point, and it’s a fail! 

Who, Donnie boy, are your supporters?  Well, they’re mostly conservative males.  Now, attacking an attractive woman won’t make a damn bit of difference with the beta-males of the left.  But, for meat-eating alpha-males, the instinct is to rush to the aid of a woman in distress.  It’s simply instinct.  If she’s pretty, then, the more powerful the instinct is.  Man!!!!  You have to understand this dynamic!  If you can’t understand this simple and basic human dynamic then you are unqualified to be president! 

Beta-males already hate you, alpha-males are fighting their instincts to attack you, most women voters are turned off by you, and you’re making enemies of the people most Repubs tune into to get their news.  And, you want the Repub nomination?  Good call, dumbass!  You should fire your political advisor …….. wait!!!!  You already did!  Moron! 

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Gems 2015 — August 25 Scripture Selection: Proverbs 5

Guest post by Jeanette Andrade

August 25 Scripture Selection: Proverbs 5

Food for Thought: Prov. 5:3-20

Well, the Lord has strongly warned mankind of the detriments of sexual immorality in various places in His Word. There are very severe consequences when people veer off the perfect plan that He has designed for us and cater to the demanding flesh. It’s not being a “fuddy-duddy” or a “Bible-thumper” or a “holier-than-thou” to call it sin and urge people not to fall into its trap. And it’s not being judgmental. Rather, it is love that compels us to advise people that immoral behavior is hurtful, damaging, and entirely unnecessary when the Lord has shown us a better way.

Lest some need reminded of the harm of illicit sex, let’s list some of them, beginning with the damage done in relationships. How many marriages have been destroyed because of people’s selfish behavior? How many children have had their lives turned upside-down (who often end up doing the same thing as adults)? What about the harm to one’s psyche when the person is used as an object by another (or is the one who uses another) instead of entering into a wholesome, mutually loving relationship? A damaged psyche affects even future “healthy” relationships.

The Lord did not create our bodies to handle exposure to multiple partners. Those who do so run very high risks for all kinds of sexually transmitted diseases (many incurable), cancer, and birth defects in the babies who are products of such encounters. Then one must also take into consideration the unwanted pregnancies and the life-altering impact that they have on the people involved, regardless of the decision made concerning what to do about it. Those consequences are too numerable to mention.

There is a reason why the Lord tells to avoid fornication, adultery, and any kind of sexual immorality (Eph. 5:3; I Cor. 6:18-20; Prov. 6:32-33; Prov. 7). It hurts. Maybe not at the time, but eventually it causes great harm. God has a better way. If only people would put aside their own fleshly desires and decide by faith to live the way God designed which brings about only good with none of the harmful ill-effects.

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Confession of Faith (Example: Lord, based on Mat. 1:21 and 23, I understand that Jesus is God, and I receive Him as my personal Lord and Savior.):

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Mass Immigration And Why People In Power Believe We Need It

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For the people perplexed as to why someone, anyone, could possibly advocate unfettered mass immigration of foreigners to one’s native nation, I thought I’d jot a line to elucidate. 

Now, first and foremost, for the American readers, I have to say this problem isn’t unique to the US.  All over Western Civilization, this is a huge problem.  I recently wrote about Germany and the supposed desire for more immigrants.  France is having a huge problem with immigrants, the UK, Sweden, even Australia. 

But, why are we having such a huge problem when the wound is self-inflicted?  Each and every nation struggling with mass immigration can easily end the problem, but, we don’t!  Why?

It isn’t complicated.  It’s the same recipe for disaster as it’s always been …… the pursuit of money and power. 

The US has a declining birth rate, as does most advanced nations.  Indeed, before the encouraged mass migration of North Africans and Mid-Easterners to Europe, many nations in Europe had a negative birth rate.  That is to say their populations were declining.  So what?  Some would say.  Why would a declining population be a problem in a world where technology constantly replaces the need for more people?  Well, it isn’t a problem with the exception of a couple of things. 

The most important impetus for advocating an unfettered border in the US and most other Western nations is our addiction to chronic and perpetual deficit spending.  In spite of the leftards liberal use of Keynes writings, even Keynes advocated getting back to spending less than or equal to what a government takes in.  Deficit spending, by any measure of any noted and serious economist was always suppose to be temporary, if done at all.  Debt requires interest payments, always.  The more debt, the more interest payments, even if the interest rates are low, the more debt, the more in interest payments. 

As a population declines, or, as the debt increases more than the population increases, the burden of sustaining the debt increases per person in said economy. 

In the US, we’ve made so many promises and mortgaged our future for today, we can’t possibly service our debt (and allow it to continue to grow) without importing more tax payers!  Well, most of the ones we import today don’t really pay many taxes.  The immigrants we import are mostly a net negative on taxes paid vs benefits received.  But, that can be said for nearly half of the people in the US, today.  While the numbers are not exact, about 20% of the US population pays about 80% of the taxes.  In other words, the people we are importing are necessary to service the people who service our debt.  The imports’ services come in a variety of services, but, for the larger view, it’s simply a way to keep the people who service our debt comfortably able to service our debt. 

Of course, it doesn’t have to be this way, it’s just that the people who do comfortably service our debt and the people (politicians they support) like it this way. 

It works like this ……  Politicians like to stay in power, they stay in power by providing for and gaining votes from people.  Some big contributors to their election aspirations are people who require cheap labor.  It’s a never ending cycle of continuous deficit spending.  The US imports people in order to have our debt serviced.  We increase our deficit spending to entice people to come here and vote for the people who made this happen.  The wealthy love this and liberally donate to politicians who facilitate this.  A beautiful example, but, certainly not the most important example of this relationship is Tyson Foods and the Clintons.  Tyson Foods hires mostly illegals.  It keeps the cost of labor down.  They support their politicians who allow this.  Eventually, the illegals bare voters.  The friends and family of the illegals support the politicians who facilitated their lawlessness.  And, they mindlessly support Tyson Foods …… among a plethora of many other companies.  This allows for more servicing of debt, which allows for more deficit spending, usually directed at either the people who become dependent on the spending through day to day living, or the people who become dependent upon the deficit spending for their business to succeed. 

Sadly, though, as Greece, Zimbabwe, and Venezuela (only the most recent) have demonstrated, this cannot be perpetual.  At some point, the piper comes calling.  One cannot invent value, without actually inventing something of value!  One cannot just print it or simply fantasize it to be so. 

While I realize this is a disjointed post, I will add this thought …..

Consider the US worker efficiency rate of late.  That is to say, production per man hours worked.  The rate has been dismal of late.  Now consider Moore’s law which has held somewhat true since articulated.  (Specifically, Moore’s law references the increase of computer processing power.)  As we modernize our society, it reasons that worker efficiency should be a function of Moore’s law.  Over the last several years, it has not been in the US, nor in many other places around the world. 

Lastly, I pictured Trump in the post.  This isn’t an endorsement of Trump.  I honestly don’t believe he would understand what I just wrote.  And, I know he has benefited from the arrangement I described earlier.  That said, he’s brought the issue to the forefront.  For that, he gets a “huzzah!” from me.   

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