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Sabo skewers Schiff…

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The street artist has put his sights on Rep. Adam Schiff by creating a new series of  impeachment-themed posters parodying the long running Showtime series Shameless,  and placing them throughout Schiff’s district in Los Angeles. It’s not hard to figure out that Sabo is no fan of the impeachment manager.

 

 

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November 30, 2019 at 1:23 pm

What a good girl!

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A stray dog is found wrapped around five small black kittens,  protecting them from the snow and freezing cold on the side of the road.  No one knows how any of them got there,  or if the dog knew the kittens,  but a shelter has taken them in.  I hope whoever adopts the dog  also adopts  one of the kittens when they are old enough, since she seems bonded to them.   Good luck to Serenity and the kittens she helped out!

 

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November 29, 2019 at 1:28 pm

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Thanksgiving, 2019…

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I have never seen the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in person,  but I have often watched the event on TV.   This year I will tape it,  since I won’t be at home.   This  article explains  how expensive the event is and why.

A turkey is a strange-looking beast,  but the wild ones,  while much more intelligent than their domesticated brethren,  sometimes exhibit  very peculiar  behavior.  The  progressive teachers  working hard to make sure their students unlearn Thanksgiving myths and concentrate on the evils of European settlers and cultural crimes committed against Native Americans.   Judging by  the students  at St. Olaf’s College,  their efforts have been successful.   Colleges have been busy teaching students how  to “decolonize”  the holiday.   Ann Coulter  lets loose  on the college professors.

Most of us still eat turkey,  but a  quarter of  us say we’re tired of the traditional food,  and  nearly half of us would be willing to try an alternative meal.  I rather doubt that more than a few would welcome  a racoon,  which some one sent to President Coolidge.   Don’t worry  —  being an animal lover, Silent Cal made Rebeca a pet.

Our current President pardoned both Bread and Butter,  and delivered  some impeachment  jokes in the process.   He also compared  the media  to a relative of the turkey.   After eight years of Barack Obama celebrating the “autumn harvest feast”,  Trump  mentions God  in every paragraph.

CNN unsurprisingly  instructs us  that Trump defenders should be ridiculed and scorned,  so  what should  be a festive occasion may not be.   Anyone suggesting  peace for  the feast is likely to be shot down.   You’d think that progressives would at least be thankful they now have  so much  to complain about.

Trump signed a bill  supporting  Hong kong protesters and  they held  a “thanksgiving rally” in appreciation.   I am personally thankful for the  fundamental principles  this nation was founded upon and  for those  with the wisdom and fortitude to create America.   No less honor goes to those who have fought to defend it and their fellow citizens.   We do indeed have  much to be  thankful for.

I hope all of you are with family and friends and have a heart to celebrate your blessings.

 

 

 

 

 

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November 28, 2019 at 2:29 pm

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Old, not weak…

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This is  the sort of old we should all aspire to be!

 

 

 

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November 27, 2019 at 2:06 pm

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Windows 10 free…

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For those of you who still enjoy the beauty of Windows 7,  you know you have to upgrade to Windows 10 or risk having no security on your computer.   Apparently there is an  old offer  which still works,  so check it out and hop on it before Microsoft catches on..

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November 26, 2019 at 2:19 pm

Dem nightmare…

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Black approval of Donald Trump  in both  the Emerson and Rasmussen polls this weekend hit 34%.   The general view amongst pollsters is that if Trump attracts only 25% of the black vote,  he wins,  no matter how many votes the Democrats create by bundling.   And do check out the wonderful sign!   I have hope that black voters  have now seen sufficient proof of promises kept to stop reflexively voting Democrat.

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November 25, 2019 at 1:37 pm

Venus and Jupiter tonight…

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it’s  conjunction time,  fellow stargazers!   Tonight, for about an hour and a half after sunset, the two brightest planets will be very close to each other and so bright that even city folks should be able to see them,  despite the light pollution.   You won’t need a telescope to see the planets,   but with one you can pick out jupiter’s four largest moons and perhaps figure out the phase of Venus.  Get a comfy chair,  a blanket and a cup of hot chocolate  and look to the Southwest.

 

 

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November 24, 2019 at 8:13 am

Hidden Christians…

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The term refers to members of the Japanese Catholic Church who had to go into hiding during intense religious persecution,  but kept their  faith alive  for over two centuries.   Kakure Kirishitan,  as it’s called in Japanese,  is a term for the members from the Edo period that went underground after the Shimabara Rebellion in the 1630s  There are now have 12 Hidden Christian-related locations designated as UNESCO World Heritage sites

Only about one percent of Japan’s population is Christian,  and the religion is practiced differently in different areas.  Some pray aloud in the typical christian tradition, others silently, for fear of discovery, even though the ban on Christianity was lifted in 1873.  Whatever the means of practice,  the upcoming visit by the Pope will surely boost the Christian aspects of the various practices.

 

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November 23, 2019 at 1:13 pm

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Is Nancy right?

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I can think of nothing on which Speaker Pelosi and I agree.   I view her as a contemptible hack whose husband has amassed a fortune with the inside information she has been privy to while in Congress.  But she speaks the  truth here when she says Democrats must remove Trump now because they can’t allow the people to decide again.

 

 

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November 22, 2019 at 1:28 pm

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More money…

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the Schiff-Pelosi sham impeachment is proving quite lucrative to the Republican National Committee,  which had another boffo fund-raising month.   It now has  over $61  million in the bank and is debt-free.   By contrast the Dems’ group is $7 million in debt.   It’s excuse is that it has so many presidential candidates.   It can’t possibly be because Americans are sick of the lies and corruption and have realized that Trump told us what he was going to do and has been trying to achieve it since day one.   Does he exaggerate?   Yep,  but he doesn’t lie as Obama did weekly.   Is he sometimes rude?   Yep,  and most of the people who feel the lash of his tongue deserve it.

I once worked with a man who wore a pair of Super Bowl rings.  He was big and muscular and tough and would sometimes yell at people who had failed to perform.  I was one of the few people who dared enter his office when he was in full roar,  because i did my job.  I didn’t lie,  I didn’t blame others for my own shortcomings,  and I carried my part of the load.   That is how you get bonuses.,   Only in the progressive fantasyland  do the little people thank you for jerking them  around, lying through your teeth and trying to destroy their lives and well-being.   Hopefully, no one will tell the Left this…

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November 21, 2019 at 1:29 pm