2nd Sunday in Advent

 

Blessed Lord, who hast caused all holy Scriptures to be written for our learning:
Grant that we may in such wise hear them, read, mark, learn, and inwardly digest them, that by patience and comfort of Thy holy Word, we may embrace and ever hold fast the blessed hope of everlasting life,
which Thou hast given us in our Savior Jesus Christ.
~ Amen

(The Book of Common Prayer)

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Saturday Shorts – 12-9-17

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

 
1 in 5 Brits Don’t Know Christmas Is Celebration of Jesus’ Birth: Poll ~ In case you were wondering why Britain is doomed ~

The History Channel and Onepoll.com surveyed 2,000 British adults and found that one in five respondents did not know the true meaning of Christmas.
 
“Almost one in 20 thought Jesus was born over Easter — the holiday which is actually held to mark his death and subsequent resurrection,” reported the London Economic on Wednesday.

 
Guardian: President Trump Distracts Journalists from Reporting Climate Disasters ~ The latest whine from the climatists ~

Trump doesn’t just suck the oxygen out of the room; he sucks the carbon dioxide out of the national dialogue.

So isn’t that a good thing? 😀
 
Jerusalem 101: Why President Trump’s New Policy Is Such a Big Deal ~

(I)t is important to understand the history of the city. The Old Testament describes in 2 Samuel 5 how King David conquered the city and made it his capital, over 3000 years ago. It later describes in 1 Kings 8 how David’s son, King Solomon, built the Holy Temple and installed the Ark of the Covenant there. Since then, Jews have always faced Jerusalem in their daily prayers. It is the center of the Jewish faith and the core of Jewish history […]
 
(R)ecognizing Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and moving the U.S. embassy there is just a recognition of reality. But it is also a courageous decision, showing that the U.S. will stand with our allies regardless of terrorist threats.

 
“I will NOT back down” – Defence Secretary stands his ground after facing outrage from Labour and the legal establishment over his vow to ‘eliminate’ jihadis ~ Amidst elite leftist admonition, ordinary Brits are cheering the fact that someone in government actually cares about them ~

Gavin Williamson faced outrage from Labour and the legal establishment for saying Britons who fought for Islamic State in Syria and Iraq were legitimate targets for military strikes. He said the UK should do everything it could to ‘eliminate that threat’.

 
Obama admin’s 35-yr lease of Port Canaveral to Middle East company with Russian ties endangers U.S. national security ~ Another mess Obama left behind that needs cleaning up ~

In an op/ed for The Washington Times on Nov. 23, 2017, retired U.S. Navy admiral and commander in chief of the U.S. Pacific Fleet James A. Lyons alerts us to another security compromise by the Obama administration — the 35-year lease of Port Canaveral with no security review to the Middle East company Gulftainer, which Admiral Lyons calls a “serious security compromise” to both the Port and its adjacent military infrastructure.

 
While We Await the Court’s Ruling on Masterpiece Cakes, a Dose of Reality From India ~ Although the Supreme’s decision on Masterpiece Cakeshop is critical to religious freedom in America, it’s important to keep our perspective; we don’t yet have to forfeit our lives to embrace Christ ~

No one is holding a literal gun to our heads and threatening to kill us unless we deny Jesus. No one is threatening to behead our families if we refuse to compromise our convictions.
 
But in other parts of the world, like India from which I write these words, believers are paying with their lives.

 
Abortion Industry Wants Abortion Pill Sold Online… Here’s Why That’s a Terrible Idea ~

Many in the media feed the fantasy that this is an easy, “magical way” of swallowing a pill while pregnant, getting a good night’s sleep, and waking up un-pregnant. Here’s the truth. The regimen can take longer and be much bloodier and more painful than advertised.

 
These folks know the truth, and recognize real racism when they see it ~ African-American Leaders Slam Planned Parenthood’s Racial Abortion Agenda: “Quit Targeting Our Women” ~

The Church of God in Christ (COGIC) is the largest African-American Christian denomination in the United States. Recognizing that abortion is pervasive and specifically targeting their community, the Church of God in Christ stepped up to promote adoption among its churches and educate members about abortion and the pro-life cause.

 
Political correctness gone wild on campus ~ Nice to see that news of collegiate intolerance is finding its way into the mainstream media. This was on the opinion page – but nevertheless, made it into the Detroit News, highlighting a recent incident at the University of Michigan ~

Students do themselves a disservice when they silence the open debate of ideas and shield themselves from other perspectives. But in the end, it’s up to university administrators to enforce their speech policies and make sure they aren’t inhibiting the rights of any students — even conservative ones.

 
Red Cross Demands Branches Remove Crucifixes to Be More Secular ~ “Whosoever therefore shall be ashamed of me and of my words in this adulterous and sinful generation; of him also shall the Son of man be ashamed, when he cometh in the glory of his Father with the holy angels.” Mark 8:38 ~

“The Once Respected Red Cross is Enforcing PC Tyranny: Withdraw Support Now” – Breitbart

 
US Skier Says She Won’t Be Representing Trump at Olympics, Now Fox Hosts Have a Message for Her ~ Maybe Lindsey Vonn could join the North Korean team?
 
More North Korean ‘ghost ships’ washing up on Japan’s coast due to food shortage, sanctions, analysts say ~

Three more bodies, believed to be those of North Koreans, were recovered off the coast of Sakata in Yamagata prefecture Monday, two days after a dilapidated empty boat washed ashore, Japan’s coast guard said. The discovery is just one of 28 boats that have reached the Japanese shoreline facing North Korea this year — about four more compared to last year. About 650 miles sit between North Korea and Japan’s coast.

 
Erasing Mary, Gay ‘Nativity’ Erases Woman By featuring two Josephs the message is who needs women? ~

Replacing Mary with another Joseph is mocking God. It’s saying: “Hey God, I’m going to recreate your family the way I want it, to affirm my sexual passions and preferences. I’ll make it reflect my desired reality.”
 
Refashioning the Holy Family to reflect homosexual coupling is demonic. Erasing Mary from the scene is demonic. (And yes, erasing Joseph in favor of two Marys would also be demonic. So would erasing Joseph for Mary as a single mother.) […]
 
Same-sex “marriage” remakes the human family against God’s plan. It eliminates either mother or father to satisfy disordered sexual preferences. It denies the child his or her inherent right to both parents. It serves the desires of the adults, but casts off the needs of the child.

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What sparked the CA fires?

For five days now, California has been battling the latest rash of wildfires ~
 

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Ventura, California (CNN)The thousands of men and women fighting Southern California’s largest wildfire made progress Friday thanks to weather that allowed more aircraft to help in the battle […]

 
Fire officials were still being cautious on this fifth day, when winds died down and more airplanes joined in dropping water on the blaze.
 
“With this break in the weather, we’ve made good progress, but that progress is limited to those areas that are safe to fly in,” said Todd Derum, the incident commander for Cal Fire.
 
Brown said that if the winds grow stronger, the flames could take off again because of the sheer volume of the fire, which is only 10% contained.
 
The Thomas Fire and five other blazes have scorched nearly 160,000 acres this week, officials said.

 
So am I the only one who keeps wondering how they’re getting started? And why is it so difficult to find answers to that question? (If you’ve heard anything about the cause(s) please let me know in the comment section. Thanks.)
 
Naturally, very dry and windy conditions facilitate a blaze once it gets going, but how does it get going?. Is it lightening? Arson? Spontaneous combustion?
 
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While the fires are burning there’s usually plenty of news coverage, but there’s not much follow-up. We rarely learn how they originated do we? In fact if I had a more suspicious nature I might wonder if some of these blazes might be jihad-by-fire. Five years ago, the UK Daily Mail ran this story ~
 

‘Unleash Hell’: New Al Qaeda magazine describes in detail how to start huge forest fires across the U.S..with instructions on how to make ’ember bombs’

Al Qaeda has called upon its followers to unleash massive forest fires upon the United States this summer.
 
Published in the latest edition of the notorious terror magazine, ‘Inspire’, are graphic instructions for the creation and ignition of ’ember bombs’
 
Detailed in the memorably titled, ‘It is of your Freedom to Ignite a Firebomb’, the magazine encourages any would-be terrorist to target Montana, because of the rapid population growth in its wooded areas.

 

It doesn’t seem outside the realm of possibility that we have a few inspired Islamist arsonists in our midst taking advantage of extremely dry weather conditions to ignite their own personal firestorms. It certainly wouldn’t be the first time raging wildfires of an undetermined cause have claimed lives and thousands of acres.
 
Praying for the latest victims in California.
 
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Related:
God Bless Crew 61 (and all the CA firefighters!) ~ From the last round of wildfires, in October
“Hello California – God here…” ~ January ’14 fires
California Wildfires: President Trump Declares State of Emergency
 
Up-dated: 12-9-17
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On the other hand, maybe the fires were set by the greeniacs to advance their global climate change agenda ~

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Founding Wisdom [Flouted by the Foolish]

founders-quote-JMadison“The belief in a God All Powerful wise and good, is so essential to the moral order of the world and to the happiness of man, that arguments which enforce it cannot be drawn from too many sources nor adapted with too much solicitude to the different characters and capacities impressed with it.”

~ James Madison

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December 6, 2017, a world-changing day

God is smiling today as President Trump (making good on what the United States has been promising to do for 22 years) officially recognized His Holy City Jerusalem as Israel’s capital… Halleluiah!
 


 

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“I will bless those who bless you,
And I will curse him who curses you;
And in you all the families of the earth shall be blessed.”

~ Genesis 12:3

 
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A Momentous Day: Jewish Leaders and Israel Advocates Respond to Trump Announcement on Jerusalem ~

“Today, nearly seventy years after the founding of the modern State of Israel as the national homeland of the Jewish people, the United States has officially recognized Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. Since 1949 the seat of Israel’s government has been in Jerusalem. This historic change in US policy rights a longstanding injustice.”
~ Stephen M. Greenberg, Chairman, and Malcolm Hoenlein, Executive Vice Chairman/CEO, of the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations.

 

Unesco still living in a parallel universe ~ Earlier this year, in a deliberate snub to Israel, on that country’s Independence Day (May 2nd), the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization denied the Jewish State’s rights on its ancient capital.
Take that UN!
 
Up-dated 12-7-17:
Added: Why Trump is right in recognizing Jerusalem as Israel’s capital ~ Excellent defense from Alan Dershowitz ~

President Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital is a perfect response to President Obama’s benighted decision to change American policy by engineering the United Nations Security Council resolution declaring Judaism’s holiest places in Jerusalem to be occupied territory and a “flagrant violation under international law.” […]
 
(I)f there is any change to the status quo, let the blame lie where it should be: at the hands of President Obama for his cowardly decision to wait until he was a lame-duck president to get even with Prime Minister Netanyahu. President Trump deserves praise for restoring balance in negotiations with Israel and the Palestinians. It was President Obama who made peace more difficult. It was President Trump who made it more feasible again.

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Trump undoes Obama’s land grab in Utah

Oh dear, progressives are apoplectic again: In an unprecedented action, Trump dramatically shrinks two national monuments in Utah ~

“You know how best to take care of your land,” the president said to a large audience at the Utah state Capitol. “You know best how to conserve this land for generations.”
 
Calling the designation of Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante national monuments an abuse of federal authority and the work of “distant bureaucrats,” the president added: “I’ve come to Utah to reverse federal overreach and restore the rights to this land to your citizens.”

 

No wonder the Left is distraught, “federal overreach” is a key plank in the Democrat party platform. And “unprecedented action” was exactly what Barack Obama engaged in last year with one foot out the White House door. Taking advantage of the Antiquities Act (which Teddy Roosevelt signed into law in 1906 to help prevent the looting of archaeological and Native American structures and objects) to cater to special interest groups, he arbitrarily grabbed nearly 2 million acres in Utah to create Bears Ears National Monument. (His Democrat predecessor, Bill Clinton, did the same in 1996 with the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument.)
 
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Were it up to the Left, the Federal government – like communists the
world over – would own every acre of the country.

 

President Trump’s action is based on Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke’s recommendation to give most of the land back to Utahans ~

The proclamations Trump signed reduce the 1.9 million-acre Grand Staircase-Escalante monument to 1,006,341 acres, while Bears Ears, which was 1.35 million acres, will shrink to 228,784 acres.

 
With typical progressive hyperbole, Rhea Suh, president of the Natural Resources Defense Council, said the president’s action was a disgrace ~

Suh called it “a travesty” that Trump was “trying to unravel a century’s worth of conservation history — all behind closed doors,” adding: “The American people want these special places protected.”

 
Suh is being more than a little disingenuous. First of all, it was hardly “behind closed doors.” The Interior Secretary spent months visiting various national monuments, getting input from those directly impacted by the land designations. Further, while the American people do want these places protected, there’s no reason that can’t be accomplished at the local level.
 
At a rally on Saturday, December 2nd, Bruce Adams, a commissioner of San Juan County (where Bears Ears is located) had this to say about local sentiment ~

The Administration was very, very intent on listening to local voices when talking about the Monument. I couldn’t more happy than to hear those words from the Administration, that they were wanting to listen to the local voices… There were so many NGO’s and so many organizations that have big money from all over the United States that wanted to influence the designation of that monument, that it just blew it completely out of proportion.

 

Once again, it’s been the people vs. the propaganda. As Marjorie Haun at Free Range Report explained ~

Trump’s decision comes after about eight months of careful consideration by Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke, who was tasked with reviewing all national monuments created by presidents using the Antiquities Act since 1996.
 
Bears Ears (1.4 million acres), created by Obama on December 28, 2016, and the Grand Staircase-Escalante (1.9 million acres), created by Clinton in a nod to green donors and Indonesian friends with clean coal interests in 1996, have been by far the most controversial and bitterly disputed.
 
Strong opposition from the locals living in communities impacted by the massive monuments have had a significant impact on Zinke’s assessment. And, the same locals believe the President’s Monday announcement will bring them much-needed relief from the economic hardships which have accompanied these restrictive federal designations.

 
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Rebecca Benally, a Navajo and another commissioner of San Juan County is certainly grateful for the president’s reversal of the monument designation ~

“When Bears Ears was designated, it was disheartening for my community. It was insulting that bureaucrats thousands of miles away didn’t believe we were capable of protecting our land.”

 

There is no compelling reason why the federal government should control so much land in Utah (- or any other western state for that matter. Look at that map again!). President Trump did the right thing in returning this land to Utahans. Conservation, and responsible stewardship of the area can and should be done at a state and local level.
 
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Related:
Bears Ears Country ~ This site takes a fair-minded look at both sides of the monument issue.
The Latest: Trump’s cuts to Utah monument spur lawsuit ~ Less than 24 hours after Trump’s announcement, the lawfare had begun
Now is the time to exempt Utah from Antiquities Act overreach ~ Interesting. States can preemptively remove themselves from the Antiquities Act – just in case another Obama lands in the White House.
Patagonia, progressive PR firm exploit child actor to pose as defender of monuments

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Supremes uphold Trump terrorist ban

It’s taken the better part of the year, but it’s finally official; Supreme Court permits full enforcement of Trump travel ban ~
 
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Handing the White House a huge judicial victory, the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday ruled in favor of President Trump’s travel ban affecting residents of six majority-Muslim countries.
 
The justices said the policy can take full effect despite multiple legal challenges against it that haven’t yet made their way through the legal system.
 
The ban applies to people from Syria, Chad, Iran, Libya, Somalia and Yemen […]
 
White House Deputy Press Secretary Hogan Gidley called the ban “lawful and essential to protecting our homeland.”

 
And just like that – America became a safer place. Because, like I said ten months ago: Don’t be duped – it’s not a “Muslim Ban” – it’s a terrorist ban ~

(T)he federal government is well within its authority to restrict immigration into the United States – unless we’ve decided to abrogate sovereignty altogether.

 

Good to know the Supreme Court agrees that the Constitution actually gives the president the authority to protect this country from the threat of Islamic terrorism isn’t it? :roll:

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To bake or not to bake; freedom from coercion?

This week in Washington D.C. a critically important legal precedent will be set – for good or ill. In the next few days we’ll learn whether the Supreme Court will reaffirm our rights under the First Amendment – or side with the Gaystapo.
 
MasterpieceCake1Tomorrow, the top court will hear the Jack Phillips’ case. Alliance Defending Freedom is representing Jack and his Colorado bake shop. Here are the basics ~

Jack is a Christian cake artist and owner of Masterpiece Cakeshop in Lakewood, Colorado. One summer afternoon two men came into his shop asking him to design a wedding cake for their same-sex wedding. Jack politely declined, just as he would have done in response to a request for a Halloween cake, an anti-American cake, a racist cake, or even a cake celebrating a divorce.
 
Jack’s view of marriage, shaped by the Bible, would not allow him to use his artistic talents to celebrate an event in conflict with that view. But he did offer to sell them anything else in his shop or to design a cake for a different event instead. The offer to serve them in another way – a way that does not violate his conscience – was not enough. Later, the couple came back to picket his cakeshop and then sued him. The case has been ongoing for the past five years.

 
Why not just go to another bakery? Because there’s an agenda to push. Not only are we Christians (- and one would presume Muslims as well – though oddly enough they’re never targeted…) not allowed to be critical of homosexual marriage, we must publicly affirm it – even though God says it’s sinful.
 

In a recent article, Why the Masterpiece Cake Case Matters to All Americans, Dr. Michael Brown lays out some specifics, explaining why the Supremes should find in Phillips’ favor ~

The Alliance Defending Freedom, which is defending Phillips, has pointed out that:
1. “Jack does not discriminate,” and he was perfectly happy to sell the gay couple, who subsequently took him to court, cookies and brownies and anything else pre-made off of his shelves;
2. “Jack has turned down other cakes in the past,” including Halloween cakes and lewd cakes;
3. “Jack has faced anti-religious bigotry as well as threats and intimidation simply because he declined to promote an event,” so he is the one being singled out for unfair treatment;
4. “Jack owns a private family business, and he doesn’t give up his rights when he sells his art,” and by calling his business “Masterpiece Cakes,” he is making clear that for him, they are works of art;
5. Accordingly, “Jack’s shop has been called an ‘art gallery of cakes’’;
6. ‘Wedding cakes made up about 40 percent of Jack’s business,’ and these are all custom designed. But due to Colorado’s laws and legal rulings to date, he has had to drop this part of his business entirely […]

 
MasterpieceCake2In the days ahead, many on the left will argue that Phillips was guilty of discriminating against gay customers. But that is a complete misrepresentation of the facts, and if the Supreme Court finds him guilty, the implications for America will be massive.
 
It will mean that the highest court in the land has ruled that, in virtually all conceivable cases, gay rights trump religious rights. And it will mean that Christians in particular can be forced to violate their consciences and their deeply held, historic beliefs under penalty of law, with the real potential of losing their very livelihoods. And should they still refuse to comply, it could mean a jail sentence too.

 

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Amendment I ~
 
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.
 
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In the United States, it’s rightly understood that a business owner can’t refuse service on the basis of skin color, religion or sexual orientation. But can we still refuse to serve an agenda? Or is our faith no longer a matter for consideration? Don’t we need to amend the Constitution if we’re going full totalitarian?
 
Brown and others are correct; the outcome of this case could not be any more consequential. Ultimately, this Supreme Court will determine whether or not freedom of religion still exists in America.

 
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Related:
As Christian Baker Heads to Court, Hundreds of Artists Speak Out to Defend Free Expression ~

The court’s decision in this case won’t just affect Phillips. It will affect other artists who may want to decline to use their creative talents on projects that violate their own consciences.
 
To highlight just how broadly this decision will be felt, 11 cake artists and 479 other creative professionals filed amicus briefs at the Supreme Court.

 
Here’s a close-up look at Jack Phillips and Masterpiece Cakeshop, from the Daily Signal ~

 

 
The Gaystapo Inquisition
Saving religious liberty from the secular totalitarians
Another job Christians can’t do

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1st Sunday in Advent

Almighty God, give us grace that we may cast away the works of darkness, and put on the armor of light, now in the time of this mortal life, in which Thy Son, Jesus Christ came to visit us in great humility;
that in the last day, when He shall come again in His glorious Majesty, to judge both the quick and the dead, we may rise to the life immortal;
through Him who liveth and reigneth with Thee and the Holy Ghost, now and ever. ~ Amen

 

(The Book of Common Prayer)

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Saturday Shorts – 12-2-17

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

 
Norway’s tough-love approach to the refugee crisis ~ Why Sweden’s in crisis, and Norway isn’t; compassionate common sense ~

The Norwegian model, (Sylvi Listhaug, Norway’s immigration minister) says, is very different (than Sweden’s) and very clear. “If you are an economic migrant, you are declined in Norway,” she says. “We send people back to Afghanistan if they are not in need of protection; we send them back to Somalia if they are not in need of protection.” Isn’t this a rather expensive process? “Yes, but it’s well worth it.” Police are also sent out to areas where illegal immigrants are suspected of living and working. “If we find them, we send them out. That has also decreased crime in Norway, that’s very good.”

 
Major Advertisers Flee YouTube Over Videos Exploiting Children ~ A welcome development. YouTube has been trying to marginalize conservative video channels for months. It’s about time they went after really offensive stuff ~

Several major advertisers have said they will suspend advertising campaigns on YouTube after their ads were found displayed with videos that had racked up millions of views by depicting children in threatening or compromising situations. Many of those viewing and commenting on the videos have been described as pedophiles […]

The videos were highlighted early last week in a BuzzFeed report which described a “vast, disturbing, and wildly popular universe of videos” that included live-action footage of children depicted in threatening situations or in bedclothes. YouTube responded by taking down many videos and announcing that it would enforce community guidelines more strictly.

 
UK: Church bells that have rung since 1779 silenced after noise complaint ~ Wouldn’t want to offend a less peaceful religion ~

“This is not a democratic decision, the council has ignored the vast majority of its electorate. The church has been ringing out for centuries, it’s not a new noise. It’s the beating heart of this town.”

 
Human trafficking, ‘the new crack cocaine,’ police say ~ Another fun fact about the City by the Bay ~

The FBI has identified the San Francisco Bay Area, including Santa Cruz and Monterey counties, as one of the three highest-intensity child sex trafficking regions in the country.

 
She Said A Powerful Congressman Harassed Her. Here’s Why You Didn’t Hear Her Story ~ The scoop on Rep. John Conyers, why he should have been booted years ago and unfortunately, why he’s just one of many similar swamp creatures ~

Last week the Washington Post reported that Congress’s Office of Compliance paid out $17 million for 264 settlements with federal employees over 20 years for various violations, including sexual harassment. The Conyers documents, however, give a glimpse into the inner workings of the office, which has for decades concealed episodes of sexual abuse by powerful political figures.

 
NFL Bankrolls The Resistance to Trump ~ Just the latest installment in the NFL #TakeAKnee debacle. This week Commissioner Roger Goodell announced a new initiative: A $100 million fund to appease America-hating players while sticking the knife in patriotic fans ~

The dying National Football League is choosing its America-hating, national anthem-protesting multimillionaire players over patriotic sports fans by funneling close to $100 million to leftist charities like those founded by admitted communist Van Jones […]
 
The NFL plan suggests the league believes undermining the foundations of the republic is a potentially profitable enterprise. They are not mistaken, as Hollywood has been proving for decades.[…]
 
The NFL could save everyone a lot of money by simply ordering all teams to burn American flags ritualistically at the beginning of every game. The desired effect on society would be comparably deleterious and the saved money could be used to lower ticket prices for the league’s fan base which at that point would be shrinking at a dramatically accelerated pace.

 
It took a village to #FreeJustina from the nightmare of medical kidnapping ~ In February 2013, the Massachusetts Department of Children and Families and Boston Children’s Hospital essentially kidnapped Justina Pelletier from her family insisting that she had a psychiatric disorder, not the mitochondrial disease for which she had originally been treated. Her parents were excluded from any decisions about her care – for 16 months ~

The Pelletiers have continued to tell their story to raise awareness of medical kidnappings. They have also filed suit against BCH. This month, “Michelle Malkin Investigates” has made the Pelletiers’ fight the focus of a two-part series on medical kidnapping.

 
United Nations Plan to Push Sex on Young Children is Defeated as African Nations Fight Back ~ Like good communists the UN believes the state – not mom and dad – should control children ~

There were audible gasps from the floor of the UN conference room on Monday morning as the vote tally of the UN third committee appeared on the overhead screen. The vote was close. Parental guidance in sex education unexpectedly won the day, with the United States voting in favor.

 
‘Gaytivity’: Twitter Users Celebrate Gay Nativity Scene ~ LGBTQers can’t even resist perverting Christmas. Pathetic. ~

“Our neighbor’s two Joseph nativity is up & I’m beaming,” posted Cameron Esposito, host of Queery Podcast, on Friday, along with a photo showing two models of Joseph dressed in pink surrounding baby Jesus.

 
Dems do no good when they kick Hispanic Republicans to curb ~ Liberals love minorities – unless they’re conservatives. Don’t stray off the Leftist reservation ~

If you don’t believe in handouts, then you’re not Hispanic, says the Congressional Hispanic Caucus. By rejecting Republican Rep. Carlos Curbelo’s “quixotic mission to join the Congressional Hispanic Caucus,” the organization has merely ratified it’s “ideologically-driven definition of ‘Hispanic’,” writes Mike Gonzalez.

 
Abortions in the United States Hit an All-Time Low, More Babies Saved From Abortion Than Ever ~ Good news!

Abortion rates have been dropping steadily in the past decade as pro-lifers worked to pass a historic number of pro-life laws in states across the country. Pregnancy resource centers and sidewalk counselors also have been playing an integral role, offering pregnant and parenting families resources and information to empower them to choose life for their unborn babies.

 

The Big Changes the Trumps Are Making at the White House to Celebrate Christmas ~ This year’s theme is Time-Honored Traditions ~
 
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Thanks to the president and first lady, Americans are seeing Christmas (again). The White House is alive with tradition, from the “Merry Christmas” on the White House card to its official hashtag #WHChristmas. To the Trumps, it’s just another way of keeping their promise.
 
“We’re saying Merry Christmas again.” ~ President Trump

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San Fran’s lawless sanctuary


 

In this week’s episode of “Disorder in the Court,”
we discover that if you’re an illegal alien in San Francisco, shooting
and killing a random young woman is not a crime ~

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Seriously. Could this verdict be any more egregious? Jose Ines Garcia Zarate – in the country illegally – deported at least five times – the man who shot and killed Kate Steinle two years ago – was acquitted of murder and manslaughter charges yesterday by a San Francisco jury.
 
Here are the basics via Conservative Review ~

On July 1, 2015, the 32-year-old Steinle was shot in the back on Pier 14 in San Francisco while she was walking with her father. No one denies that Zarate shot her, but he claimed that he found a handgun wrapped in a T-shirt under a bench on the pier and that it fired accidentally as he tried to extract it.
 
Zarate was found not guilty of murder and not guilty of the lesser charges of involuntary manslaughter and assault with a deadly weapon. He was convicted of illegally possessing a firearm, a sentence that carries up to three years. Federal immigration officials have stated that Zarate will be deported for a sixth time after he serves jail time.

 
Despite the fact that federal immigration authorities had wanted Zarante detained after the last time he was arrested (on drug charges), San Francisco’s sanctuary city polices allowed for his release. So he was free to wander around Pier 14 in July 2015, “find” a gun, and kill an innocent young woman.

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In the wake of Steinle’s death, “Kate’s Law” was introduced into Congress, legislation which would which would increase penalties for those who attempt to re-enter the country after deportation, as Zarate did. This should be a slam dunk ~

Every American with common sense understands that cities do not have the right to lawlessly nullify immigration law and endanger Americans. And someone who enters the United States illegally and commits crimes should be deported and never allowed back.

 
Instead, Kate’s Law is stalled in the hallowed halls of Congress, and…

Funding for border security is hotly contested, as Congress debates extending current government spending levels through Dec. 22 to avoid government shutdown. Meanwhile, some Republicans are instead working to include a deal for DACA amnesty in the spending bill to be passed before the end of this year.

 

And in California, “Sanctuary City” now means if you’re an illegal (that is you broke our laws just by being here) you’re free to ignore all the rest of our laws as well. As Lloyd Billingsley at FrontPage Mag put it ~

Garcia Zarate has already proved five times that anybody can get away with violating U.S. immigration law. He has already proved that in the sanctuary state of California, false-documented illegals are a privileged class.
 
Jose Ines Garcia Zarate, or whatever his real name is, has also proved that a career criminal who is not even supposed to be in the country can literally get away with murder in broad daylight.

 

For that we can thank our elite ruling class. The rights of illegals now trump the fundamental right to life that American citizens used to possess.

 
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Rule by one man: Judge declares sanctuary cities ‘law of the land’ ~ Just two weeks ago ~

Amidst a slew of liberal judges imposing nationwide preliminary injunctions on DOJ’s policy of curtailing federal law enforcement grants to sanctuary cities, a San Francisco judge has now implemented a permanent block […]
 
Amidst a slew of liberal judges imposing nationwide preliminary injunctions on DOJ’s policy of curtailing federal law enforcement grants to sanctuary cities, a San Francisco judge has now implemented a permanent block.

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Who’s next in the perv line-up?

Good grief. When will this conga line of questionable characters end?
 
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Sea Level Rises Hundreds Of Feet Due To Sweat From Celebrities Waiting To Be Outed As Perverts ~ 😀

U.S.—Stunned meteorologists reported Wednesday that the sea level has risen an astonishing 300 feet overnight, as the sweat from celebrities trying to cover up their sexual harassment scandals rained down “in buckets.”
 

“This is a worldwide disaster,” one NBC News anchor (not Matt Lauer) said. “We saw an uptick when Harvey Weinstein’s deviant behavior came to light, but when it became clear the revelations wouldn’t be slowing down anytime soon, celebrities and otherwise powerful individuals all across the nation began sweating profusely.”

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