Whew! SCOTUS actually upholds Constitution on executive authority

For the last several months, lower federal courts have been in contempt of our national sovereignty, overruling 200 years of case law, and ignoring the Constitution itself. Finally, the Supreme Court put an end to this farce ~

(In a unanimous decision, they) lifted key components of an injunction against President Trump’s proposed ban on travel from six majority-Muslim nations, reinstating much of the policy and promising to hear full arguments as early as this fall.

 
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As a sovereign nation, the United States gets to decide who comes and goes into our country – otherwise what’s the point? We may as well eliminate our borders!
 
Trump’s executive order – actually a watered-down version of what he promised on the campaign trail – is intended to implement moderate refugee restrictions and put in place temporary provisions aimed directly at limiting immigration from jihadist conflict zones.
 
But the Left has mischaracterized his directive since the day it was issued back in January. In a typical display of deceitful hyperbole they acted as though it was unprecedented in American history, never mentioned the fact that the ban was only temporary and accused the president of betraying America’s founding ideals. (As David French noted, Chuck Schumer tweeted: “Tears are running down the cheeks of the Statue of Liberty tonight.” 😯 )
 
Immediately after the executive order was published progressives went into attack mode, as Daniel Horowitz related five months ago ~

Throughout the weekend, the ACLU shopped cases around to extremely liberal federal judges in five states to force immigration officials to allow non-citizens into the country who were subject to the restrictions of Trump’s executive order, vested in the president by statute. Never in our history have judges treated exclusions of foreign nationals like removals (deportations) and subjected them to the deportation process. But a district judge in California went a step further and used extremely dangerous rhetoric that, if left unchecked, will leave us without any control over who comes into this country.

 
To illustrate the absurdity of of the leftist position on unrestricted immigration Horowitz says ~

Consider the following perverse juxtaposition: the same liberal judges who believe American Christians and Jews cannot practice their religions with their own private property and must sell abortifacients and service gay weddings believe that Somali nationals can assert a religious liberty right to immigrate and establish Sharia law. The same individuals who believe that Americans can’t display replicas of the Ten Commandments in court houses believe that an unlimited number of Muslims have a right to come here under all circumstances.
 
Madison was one of the most passionate believers in religious conscience, which he referred to as “the most sacred of all property.” Yet he made it clear that it must only be honored “in every case where it does not trespass on private rights or the public peace” […]
 
By granting illegal aliens rights to be released into the country, serviced with education and health care and citizenship for their children — all at taxpayer expense — the courts are infringing on the liberty and property rights of the American citizen, not to mention the very essence of the social contract and consent-based popular sovereignty — the foundation and preamble of our founding.

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I have less than total confidence in our present Supreme Court – but at least they got this one (mostly) right.

 
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Related:
Is a little refugee reciprocity too much to ask for?
Don’t be duped – it’s not a “Muslim Ban” ~ It’s a temporary terrorist filter
Impeach Judge Robart for violating our sovereignty & Constitution ~ Another excellent commentary from Daniel Horowitz ~

In the long run, Congress must strip the federal judiciary of their power grab and restore Congress’ plenary power over immigration, as it was since our founding. However, in the meantime, it’s time to make impeachment great again.

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Ramadan ~ Final scorecard

The “Holy” month of Ramadan ended at sundown yesterday. Here, courtesy of theReligionofPeace.com is 2017’s final bodycount ~
 
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Breitbart’s tally was even higher ~ Ramadan Rage 2017: Deaths Reach 1,627, Marking One of the Bloodiest Islamic Holy Months in Recent Memory ~

The Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL) issued multiple messages urging its sympathizers and followers to carry out deadly attacks during Ramadan, namely in the United States, Europe, Russia, Australia, Iraq, Syria, Iran, and the Philippines.

 
The individual faith of the victims wasn’t necessarily a factor in the carnage ~

The large majority of Ramadan violence victims are Muslims.
 
At the end of Ramadan on Saturday, the total number of casualties across the world for the entire holy month had reached 3,451 (1,627 murders and 1,824 injuries), more than tripling the 1,150 (421 deaths and 729 injuries) that took place in 2016, considered the deadliest holy month in recent memory.
 
The 1,627 fatalities this year nearly quadrupled the estimated 421 deaths last year. There were an estimated 160 terror incidents in nearly thirty predominantly Muslim countries during Ramadan 2017.

 
Maybe they should start calling it the holey month of Ramadan.
 
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More dead Christians (media yawns)

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Saturday Shorts – 6-24-17

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Random links of interest, concern or curiosity from the past week or so, that deserve at least a SHORT mention:

 
Court Dismisses Bogus Charges Against David Daleiden for Exposing Planned Parenthood ~ Clear evidence that this circus was all about partisan politics and tyrannical behavior on the part of California’a AG ~

In a huge victory, a California court today dismissed almost all of the criminal charges abortion activists filed against the pro-life advocates who recorded undercover videos exposing Planned Parenthood selling the body parts from aborted babies.
 
California Attorney General Xavier Becerra filed 15 felony charges against both David Daleiden and Sandra Merritt. Becerra is a longtime abortion advocate with financial connections to the Planned Parenthood abortion company that the two pro-life Advocates exposed in the videos for selling body parts such as fetal brains and livers.

 
Baltimore business owners sue city for not stopping violence during 2015 riots ~ Unless they get some super-progressive judge this should be a slam-dunk. The mayor’s own words are an indictment ~ (June 2015) Baltimore Mayor Names The Riot “Space” She Created: A “Small Business Disaster Area;” “We also gave those who wished to destroy, space to do that as well” ~

Dozens of Baltimore business owners are suing local officials for not doing their jobs after riots broke out in the city two years ago.
 
More than 60 business owners whose stores were damaged or destroyed in the riots filed a lawsuit in Baltimore City Circuit Court in March, but the case was moved to federal court this week

See also: Baltimore ~ the Fallout
 
North Korea’s Kim Jong Un uses terrifyingly creative methods to kill enemies ~ In the wake of Otto Warmbier’s tragic death, Fox News reminds us how truly psychotic the chubby dictator is ~

From siccing wild dogs on his own uncle to gunning down his enemies with artillery meant for taking out planes, North Korea’s Kim Jong Un has built a reputation for dispatching with extreme prejudice all those who cross him.

Not to mention the concentration camps.
 
Gay Activists Are Gunning for Your Church Now ~ Ye shall know them by their devious ways ~

The LGBT lobby, which is unarguably one of the most repulsive social justice warrior organizations, is running a scam where they use children as props to embarrass and bring down the Mormon church. In an embarrassing and transparent stunt, a 12-year-old girl who claims to be gay stood up in front of her church congregation and lectured them about accepting her and loving all people like Jesus did. Understandably, the plug was pulled and she was asked to sit down.

 
And then there’s this ~ Teacher under fire for Christian view of marriage, resigns after LGBT witch hunt ~ The Gaystapo claims another victim ~ They aren’t just persecuting a Christian, they’re soundly rejecting the Word of God ~

A California teacher resigned after a letter he wrote for the school newspaper condemning homosexuality caused backlash.
 
Michael Stack, a special education teacher at San Luis Obispo High School, submitted the letter to editor of the online Expressions responding to its May issue covering LGBT issues that contained a cover photo of two women kissing.
 
He resigned May 11, the same day someone called in a death threat for him to the school.

Death treats?! The Left is becoming more unhinged by the day.

 
Majority of Lawmakers Sponsoring $15 Minimum Wage Legislation Do Not Pay Their Interns ~ Why do progressives always try to exempt themselves from their reality-free edicts ~

The Raise the Wage Act, which would increase the minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2024, was introduced by the Congressional Progressive Caucus in May […]
174 of 184 lawmakers supporting measure do not offer compensation (to their interns)

 
Oregon Senate Passes Bill to Allow Starving Mentally Ill Patients to Death ~ Further eroding the sanctity of life ~

Senate Bill 494 is little more than the state colluding with the healthcare industry to save money on the backs of mentally ill and dementia patients. This bill would remove current safeguards in Oregon’s advance directive statute that protect conscious patients’ access to ordinary food and water when they no longer have the ability to make decisions about their own care.

Oregon’s senate could do with a little historical perspective ~ Disabled Professor: Nazi Euthanasia Program No Different Than Push to Euthanize People Today
 
Judge Says Big Pensacola Cross Must Come Down ~ Because four atheists complained.

“When the Crosses Are Gone” (by Michael Youssef) it will be the end of America ~ “The further we move away from the cross and its meaning, the deeper into darkness we descend.”
 
Anger Privilege ~ Another excellent essay from Daniel Greenfield exposes the Left’s double-standards when it comes to ranting and raving ~

Not all anger is created equal. Anger, like everything else, is ideologically coded. Left-wing anger is good because its ideological foundations are good. Right-wing anger is bad because its ideology is bad.

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Coming to faith in the One True Messiah

I happened to catch Ron Cantor while listening to one of Dr. Michael Brown’s recent “Line of Fire” podcasts (an activity I highly recommend :) ). His powerful testimony about becoming a believer in Yeshua is compelling ~
 

 
God truly does work in mysterious ways!

 
Check out One For Israel for many more edifying stories of conversions.

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Undoing Bears Ears

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In one of his last authoritarian acts as despot-in-chief, Barack Obama created Bears Ears National Monument in Utah, seizing nearly 1.5 million acres in state land under the auspices of the 1906 Antiquities Act. Under that law, the former president managed to put more lands under tight-fisted federal control than any of his predecessors.
 
As Nicolas Loris, writing at the Daily Signal, points out ~

The Antiquities Act, signed into law by President Theodore Roosevelt, was intended to prevent the looting of archaeological and Native American structures and objects, and it gave the federal government an expeditious path to do so.
 
Unsurprisingly, its use has evolved into a federal power tool for making land grabs that cater to special interests, rather than welcoming input from local affected parties, such as the outdoor tourist industry, Native American tribes, or simply the people living in the community.

 

Those who lobbied for the national monument designation for Bears Ears were the usual radical earth-firsters and non-locals. Their motive: grab the land and prevent access to those who have responsibly managed it for generations; Native Americans and other residents. Last September Susie Philemon, an Aneth Navajo, fought back tears as she expressed her opposition to Obama’s designation…

… underscoring the fact that they (the Navajo) have strong incentives, both economic and spiritual, to protect and preserve the land.
 
She stressed that “[t]here are people that still graze there, they reside there, and they make that place their livelihood and you cannot just take that away.”

 

As usual when pushing their autocratic agenda, progressives have misrepresented the motives of the national monument opponents. Suzette Morris, a member of the Ute Mountain Ute Tribe in White Mesa, Utah, calls out ‘false narratives’ ~

The initial reasons for a Bears Ears National Monument have always been about “tribal co-management,” yet the end results are far from ringing true. If you believed the rhetoric coming from special-interest groups, you’d actually think the Bears Ears Commission actually has the same level of authority as the United States Department of Interior in managing the Bears Ears National Monument […]
 
In fact the very language for the proclamation simply implies that the Bureau of Land Management and the U.S. Forest Service would give a Native American voice on land management within Bears Ears National Monument a rather monotonous, “dully noted.”

 
Furthermore, a large chunk of the lands within the designated area had already been restricted from development before Obama grabbed it.

 

Utah’s Senator Mike Lee has published more than a dozen videos of San Juan Country residents who want the monument designation rescinded – or the area significantly reduced. Eva Workman is one of these articulate spokespeople ~
 

 
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So now the good news – President Trump’s Interior Secretary, Ryan Zinke, after visiting Bears Ears last month and meeting with locals has recommended that the monument’s boundaries be shrunk ~

SALT LAKE CITY ~ June 12, 2017 ~
In a memo to President Donald Trump, the Interior Secretary recommends reducing the boundaries of the 1.35 million acre monument in southeastern Utah, but also giving Native American tribes “co-management” authority over it.
 
“The recommendations were not made in a bubble in Washington, D.C. These recommendations were made after extensive, exhaustive, on-the-ground listening and learning sessions,” Zinke told reporters in a conference call. […]

 
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(Utah Governor) Gary Herbert was also happy with the recommendation.
 
“This interim report is an important first step toward re-establishing sound land management practices for one of the most special areas in the world. Throughout this process Secretary Zinke has demonstrated the utmost respect for local and tribal input. I encourage the president to take this recommendation seriously, and I applaud the ​secretary for his balanced and responsible proposal,” the governor said in a prepared statement.
 
But some locals in San Juan County who have been pushing for rescinding the monument said they could live with Zinke’s recommendation to shrink it.

 

This appears to be an excellent first step in rolling back decades of federal overreach and abuse of the Antiquities Act. Let’s hope Trump follows through on his secretary’s recommendations.

 
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Related:
Greedy Obama grabbing more Utah land

Various articles on Bears Ears at Free Range Report (An honest, responsible source of information for rural Western news and issues)
Federal Officials Target 27 National Monuments for Review

 
Up-dated: 6-22-17 ~
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Obama Puts 1.6 Million Acres Under Stricter Federal Control Despite Intense Local Opposition
 
30 different organizations ask Trump to reduce or rescind egregious national monuments ~

“National monuments are no longer about protecting specific historical and cultural sites. Instead, political gamesmanship, outdoor recreation, climate change, and other motivations inconsistent with the original intent of the Antiquities Act rule the designation process.
 
“These ulterior motives have expanded national monuments well beyond “the smallest area compatible” with protecting archaeological sites. According to National Park Service data, newly designated monuments averaged just 15,573 acres in 1906, when the Antiquities Act was passed. National monuments designated last year averaged 739,645 acres – more than 47 times the size of those created 110 years ago.
 
“Expansive national monuments restrict access, weaken local economies, corrode rural communities and put the very archaeological resources they are supposed to protect at increased risk. Our communities, our country, and our national treasures deserve better.”

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GA06 – the Left loses another one

Yesterday’s Georgia’s special election was a teachable moment for our friends on the Left (not that they’re exactly “teachable”). The contest, held to replace Republican Rep. Tom Price who left to serve as President Donald Trump’s health and human services secretary, was in Georgia’s 6th Congressional District.
 
ossoff-handelJohn Daniel Davidson at The Federalist offers a fitting post-mortem on the race ~

In the most expensive U.S. House race in history, Democratic candidate Jon Ossoff lost to Republican Karen Handel Tuesday night in a special election in Georgia’s sixth congressional district. The outcome of the race—Handel won 53 percent to Ossoff’s 47 percent, a much larger margin than predicted—should remind Democrats of the last time they flooded an election with out-of-state cash: Wendy Davis’s infamous run for Texas governor in 2014.
 
There were two main angles to the story of this race: money and Trump. Ossoff spent $25 million in a race that was largely billed as a referendum on Donald Trump’s presidency, with Ossoff predictably styled as a symbol of the anti-Trump “resistance.”
 
But it turned out to be more of a referendum on the Democratic Party, which should know that huge amounts of funding from outside donors and the Democratic National Committee doesn’t guarantee a win. It should also know that voters don’t really like being told what to think, especially not by people who don’t live in their state.

 

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While polls leading up to the election had Ossoff winning by nearly 5% points, the actual results echoed Trump’s upset victory last November. (And it was nearly as gloat-worthy :) )
 
Planned Parenthood donation to Ossoff’s campaign? … $730,000
 
DNC ad buy on black radio? … $150,000
 
Percentage of out-of-state donations? … 86%
 
Total spent by Ossoff on his campaign? … A record-breaking $40 million

 
Dejected looks on the faces of CNN talking heads?
 
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PRICELESS!

 
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Related:
A week before the election ➡ Poll: Ossoff leads Handel 51-44 in most expensive House race ever. Oops.
Dem Jon Ossoff Reportedly Spent $40M in Georgia Election — Now He’s Complaining About Money in Politics
Republican who fought Planned Parenthood wins Georgia special Congressional election
Hollywood Melts Down After Ossoff Loss: ‘Grouphug, Get In’

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When responsible parenting becomes abuse – and vice versa

Woe to them that call evil good, and good evil;
that put darkness for light, and light for darkness;
that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!

~ Isaiah 5:20 ~

 

As I mentioned last week, our neighbors to the north have now criminalized godly parenting ~ Ontario passes ‘totalitarian’ bill allowing gov’t to take kids from Christian homes ~

Bill 89, or the Supporting Children, Youth and Families Act, 2017, repeals and replaces the former Child and Family Services Act that governs child protection services, and adoption and foster care services.
 
It adds “gender identity” and “gender expression” as factors to be considered “in the best interests of the child.”
 
At the same time, it deletes the religious faith in which the parents are raising the child as a factor to be considered, and mandates child protection services consider only the child’s own “creed” or “religion” when assessing the best interests of the child.

 
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Essentially this means that if your 7 year-old daughter wants to be a boy like her older brother, and you explain to her that God created her to be female and that’s just as wonderful, the government can yank her out of your home. And maybe her brother too.
 
Unfortunately, it’s only a matter of time before this lunacy spreads to the U.S., because it seems younger Americans have been indoctrinated to the point where they too believe gender is something one can change like hair styles ~ Nearly 50% of Millennials Fine with Feds Taking Kids from Parents Who Don’t Support Transitioning ~

(S)hould the government “remove children from homes where the parents refuse to provide resources for gender transition?”
 
Fully 18 percent of the 1,402 respondents answered yes; another 27 percent said they were unsure. Among female respondents, a majority stated that children should either be removed from the home (21 percent), or they were unsure (33 percent). A whopping 60 percent of Clinton voters felt the same way; just seven percent of those who voted for Trump said yes, and 15 percent said they were unsure. Among self-described liberals, 47 percent said they were either in favor of government removal (10 percent) or unsure about it (37 percent).

 
Meanwhile – in our upside down culture – this isn’t child abuse ➡ LGBT community celebrates a 8-year-old drag queen ~

The bawdy, homosexuality-infused world of female impersonators is celebrating an eight-year-old Montreal boy who performs as a “drag queen” under the stage name “Lactatia.” But pro-family critics say his parents and all adults who encourage the boy to participate in the lewd shows are guilty of “child abuse.”[…]
 
In a “Best Kept Montreal” video (now approaching 700,000 views), Del Rio jokes about giving the boy “a shot” (of liquor) and calls him a “bitch,” applying the typical drag putdown-vernacular to the child. After “Lactatia” picks another drag queen as his favorite, Del Rio says, “Even though I’m not your favorite, you’re my [f—k-n’] favorite.”[…]
 
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He gives an impromptu act for the camera, imitating the campy style of adult homosexual “drag queens” as he says, “I think that anyone can do what they want in life. It doesn’t matter what anyone else thinks. … If you want to be a drag queen and your parents don’t let you, you need new parents.” The words “YOU NEED NEW PARENTS” in capital letters appear on the screen as he talks.[…]
 
“We are witnessing the LGBTQ+ community embrace child abuse by cultivating mental illness by promoting ‘drag’ in a child. It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to know this will eventually lead to sexual play,” said Stephen Black, an ex-“gay” and childhood sexual abuse victim himself who is now a Christian family man and the executive director of First Stone Ministries, based in Oklahoma City.

 

God help us – If you want to be a drag queen and your parents don’t let you, you need new parents ! We really have surpassed Sodom and Gomorrah.

“Today we are seeing — truly, right before our eyes — a moral decline like we have never witnessed, a demented mindset that calls evil good, and good evil. The Bible predicted these days would come and we are surely in them,” Black told LifeSiteNews.

 
And it’s only getting worse ~ Trans Is Mainstreaming Vampires And Twerking Second-Graders
 
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Related:
Gay Media Promotes 8-Year-Old Drag Queen

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The wrong kind of “transparency”

Government activity is supposed to be transparent to we-the-people. Our (legal) activities are NOT supposed to be transparent to government; that only enables tyranny. Liberty requires anonymity ~

 

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On the vital importance of fathers

This is re-post from June 2014. If anything, it’s even more relevant today…

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dadnkidsWere you were fortunate to have a father who cared enough to stick around to raise you? Consider yourself blessed. Dads are vital to a child’s healthy emotional and psychological development. Sadly, as this article from Lee Culpepper at the American Thinker points out, it’s the country’s dearth of fathers that’s largely responsible for a myriad of social ills ~

Statistics about fatherless children reveal plenty concerning the chaos the news media pretend not to notice almost every time stories involving bona fide juvenile delinquents appear. Of the youths in prison, 85 percent are from fatherless homes. Children without fathers account for 63 percent of youth suicides, 70 percent of teenage pregnancies, 80 percent of rapists with displaced anger, 85 percent of children with behavioral problems, and 71 percent of high school dropouts.
 
Liberals, with their undaunted ability to ignore these ugly realities, blame society and phantom privileges for the deplorable statistics that coincide irrefutably with the rise of their counterproductive dogmas. Welfare, anti-Christianity, no-fault divorce, government-school monopoly, and Dr. Spock discipline have done nothing but eliminate personal responsibility and accountability from our society.
 
It is almost common knowledge that 72 percent of black children now grow up in homes without a father. Furthermore, despite the incredibly low graduation standards public schools have today, nearly 50 percent of black males drop out of school. Of course, black children are not alone in the disaster liberals have created by replacing a father’s hard-earned income, unconditional love, and stern discipline with government handouts, bleeding-heart psychobabble, and a child’s deep self-reflection.

 
Instead of encouraging two moms for Billy, instead of making dads the butt of every other sit-com joke, instead of ignoring reality… we need to recognize the critical role that fathers play in a healthy family – and a healthy society – and #BringBackOurFathers

 
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Related:
Celebrate Father’s Day, Not Parent Day

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Oh My Soul

Powerful words of comfort and sustenance from Casting Crowns ~
 

(Sorry, the little pop-ups are annoying. Just “x” ’em out)

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Saturday Shorts – 6-17-17

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Random links of interest, concern or curiosity from the past week or so, that deserve at least a SHORT mention:

 
If gays are so tolerant, why are they disrupting an Ex-‘gay’ conference? ~ “Coexistence?” Not so much ~

“(R)everse intolerance” is on display again this weekend in San Diego, with as many as 1,000 pro-LGBTQ protesters expected to converge on a Christian ex-“gay” conference designed to help and uplift men and woman seeking to overcome unwanted same-sex attraction.
 
The stated goal of at least some of the protesters is to disrupt the Restored Hope Network (RHN) conference, representing the largest coalition of ex-homosexual ministries in the world […]
 
“They [Restored Hope] are not welcome in this city,” said a gay rights activist organizing the protest, adopting the neo-totalitarian talking points of a movement so steeped in “gay pride” that it cannot tolerate dissent, or merely engage its foes with civility.

 
Proof That James Comey Misled the Senate Intelligence Committee ~ John Hinderaker, writing at Power Line blog, details Comey’s deceitful behavior ~

James Comey says there is a pattern to his dealings with presidents: he is an honest man who only needed to create memos to document his conversations with Donald Trump, because Trump is untruthful. But that isn’t the real pattern. The real pattern is that Comey is a snake in the grass who creates tendentious, self-serving memos that can later be used to cover his own rear end or to discredit presidents, but only if they are Republicans.

 

Trump Attorney on WaPo Report: ‘The Leak of This Information Is a Crime’ ~ Jay Sekulow talked to Fox News’s Sean Hannity last Wednesday night ~

“If this is true that five individuals inside of the United States government, whether it was the FBI or the Special Counsel’s office — wherever it came from — leaked information about the president of the United States to the Washington Post, information about a supposed investigation, that is a crime,” Sekulow (told Hannity) […]
 
“We can say it’s outrageous, we can say it’s irresponsible. The leak of this information is a crime. And I don’t care if you’re Republican, Democrat — it doesn’t matter. Why in the world would we allow, in the United States of America, for information like this to be released?”

Because the Left doesn’t care about truth or the rule of law anymore. They’re playing an unscrupulous game of “Get Trump” at all costs.

 
Government Owes Taxpayers Billions for Wasted Russia Investigation ~ This ongoing “collusion” farce is costing us plenty
 
Study finds surprising number of Americans think chocolate milk comes from brown cows ~ :roll: This explains a lot ~

The study found 48% of respondents weren’t sure where chocolate milk came from. Seven percent thought chocolate milk only comes from brown cows.
That adds up to about 16.4 million people, more than the population of Ohio.

 
CNN’s CEO on Funding Trump-Killing Play: ‘Not Going to Drop Our Support’ ~ I’m sure the “Communist News Network” would have been equally enthusiastic about a dramatic production depicting the mock assassination of Barack Obama ~

While Bank of America and Delta Airlines have pulled funding, CNN is digging in, refusing to abandon the brutal, Trump-killing play.

 
Perpetual Adolescence: When Coming of Age Doesn’t Come ~ The Peter Pan syndrome has infected an entire generation ~

Many youth are neither growing up nor assuming responsibility. America is facing a coming-of-age crisis that leaves young people ill-equipped to survive in a highly unstable world.
 
One in three of those between the ages of 18 and 34 live with their parents. Some 30 percent of all college students drop out after their first year. A recent test of college seniors found that one-third could not make cohesive arguments, think critically, or evaluate the quality of data.

 
Gong With the Wind: Olivia de Havilland, 100, becomes oldest ever Dame ~ Always a class act :)

Dame Olivia hit gold early in her career, with a role alongside Gable and Vivien Leigh in Gone with the Wind (1939).
 
The actress, then 23, picked up her first Oscar nomination for her performance as Melanie Hamilton, sister-in-law of protagonist Scarlett O’Hara played by Miss Leigh. She was also celebrated for her work with Errol Flynn on films including The Charge Of The Light Brigade (1936) and The Adventures Of Robin Hood (1938), with the pair hailed as a perfect on-screen match.

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The next new frontier: “Tranimals”

When they told this guy to be all he could be – he decided to go with a hippo ~
 
hippo-boyThis Doctoral Student Identifies As A Hippopotamus ‘Tranimal,’ Says It Makes Him Feel ‘Sexy’ ~

In an article published in a peer-reviewed academic journal, a PhD student at the University of Arizona claims he identifies as a hippopotamus. Yes, you read it right. A hippopotamus […]
 
I guess the ever-growing list of 58+ human-based gender identities just isn’t inclusive enough to escape the realm of pure bigotry and discrimination against “tranimals.” That’s why Florentin Felix Morin argues in the Journal of Theoretical Humanities that his hippo identity allows him to defy traditional gender norms and break free of the constraints that “govern human bodies.”
 
“This article explores the formation of a tranimal hippopotamus alter-ego,” he writes in the paper’s abstract. “Confronting transgender with transpecies, the author claims that his hippopotamus ‘identity’ allowed him to (verbally) escape, all at once, several sets of categorization that govern human bodies (‘gender,’ ‘sexuality,’ ‘age’).”
 
“I discovered that another self was available for me: being a hippo means that I don’t have to be a boy or a girl, a child or an adult, normal or strange. It means that my smile becomes a hippo smile, and the way that I carry my body, a hippo walk. It brings me freedom, space, and a thrilling sense of possibility.”

Read more HERE.
 
As “thrilling” as Florentin finds his escapist delusion, this is just another tragic example of Western society’s continued break with reality; of our rejection of the beauty, majesty and order of God’s amazing creation.

 

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“If you call a tail a leg, then how many legs does a cow have?
Four, because calling a tail a leg doesn’t make it one.”
~ Abraham Lincoln ~

 
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Related:
University of Arizona denies ‘official’ relationship with trans-hippo visiting scholar

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