Saturday Shorts – 3-18-17


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

Drive-thru viewing comes to Memphis funeral home ~ When you’re really pressed for time – just drive through and wave good-bye to Uncle Ernie! Good grief.

Snake News ~ Al Perrotta makes the case that much of the mainstream news we’re getting is beyond “fake news,” it’s snake news ~

Fake news is the work of hucksters and humorists. The P.T. Barnums of the press. Fiction presented as reality for entertainment or personal profit.
No, what we are seeing now is something more sinister. We are seeing the deliberate distortion of truth with the intent to deceive, deflect and destroy.

In Iceland 100% of babies diagnosed with Down syndrome are aborted. Think about that. ~ Maybe it’s the frigid temperatures, their souls are frozen? Who would want to live in a country which so devalues innocent human life? ~

The value of a child born with any disability cannot be eradicated by any nation. They are created in the image of God.

By Sexualizing Male Friendship, Disney Makes a Mockery of the Original Tale ~ The original fairy-tale version actually dealt with issues common to the human condition; envy, jealousy, love, compassion, struggle, sacrifice… It wasn’t promoting the progressive agenda of societal deconstruction. The homosexual angle is only a part of the inauthentic messaging ~

In contrast to her superficial and materialist sisters, who care for nothing but themselves and their own advancement, Belle is serious and scholarly. She has interior resolve, integrity, profound courage and love that enable her to sacrifice her life for her father, to see beyond appearances and redeem the beast.
Her power is revealed in her character and her actions — not in exterior assertiveness and a willingness to buck convention by wearing riding boots. Her whole life bucks the convention of mediocrity and selfishness, which is why she is the protagonist. Instead of all the authentic character virtues Belle exhibited in the original tale, we get bumper sticker feminism and “girl power.”
The original story and the famous 1756 version, written by women, were more authentically affirming of women than this dumbed-down 2017 production.

Mother and son are becoming father and daughter ~ Mental illness is clearly hereditary. These unfortunate, gender-confused folks need help, not approval or applause.

Do those who keep calling Trump “Hitler” and a fascist appreciate the irony in their being able to call Trump “Hitler” and a fascist without being arrested and sent to a concentration camp? ~ These people are clearly clueless. But that doesn’t stop them from spewing their venom ~

They are free– free to call Trump Hitler and a fascist and clearly (woman in the Apple Store who harrassed White House press secretary Sean Spicer) has no fear of retribution. These morons are free to protest without the IRS being set upon them as happened in the last administration.

Feminists stage bloody fake abortion on woman dressed as Virgin Mary ~ The mask drops. Pro-aborts are rabidly anti-God.

The Cost of a Border Wall vs. the Cost of Illegal Immigration ~ Thoroughly researched and documented article from the Center for Immigration Studies ~

The findings of this analysis show that if a border wall stopped a small fraction of the illegal immigrants who are expected to come in the next decade, the fiscal savings from having fewer illegal immigrants in the country would be sufficient to cover the costs of the wall […]
Based on the NAS data, illegal border-crossers create an average fiscal burden of approximately $74,722 during their lifetimes, excluding any costs for their U.S.-born children. If a border wall stopped between 160,000 and 200,000 illegal crossers — 9 to 12 percent of those expected to successfully cross in the next decade — the fiscal savings would equal the $12 to $15 billion cost of the wall.

A sick new low for foreign aid: Palestinian boys and girls pretend to execute an Israeli soldier – as teachers at schools funded by YOU tell their pupils that terrorists are heroes ~ These Islamists are perpetuating such a cowardly culture. They’re simply cold-blooded murderers. Afraid to confront the “enemy” face-to-face, they teach their children to kill the unarmed and innocents ~

‘It is a terrible message for the next generation. Children are the key to peace but look at what they are being exposed to from a young age, growing up in an environment of terror and told the killing of Israelis is a heroic action.’
– Itamar Marcus, the director of Palestinian Media Watch

Man Dies After 6-Ton Porn Collection Falls on Him ~ Um…

There are a lot of dangers associated with porn consumption, and now we need to add one more to the list: Your porn collection could kill you. According to a recent report at Asia Wire, a Japanese man was crushed to death when his massive collection of pornographic magazines fell on him.

USDA Threatens To Shut Down Farm For Conservative Article In Break Room ~
Obama-era, tyrannical safety inspectors think they can regulate free speech in a private company’s lunchroom. We have a new president now; time for this Orwellish behavior to stop.

PATHETIC: University Removes Scale From Gym After ‘Triggering’ Students ~ Apparently, truth is just too frightening for some millennial snowflakes.

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