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Bias against Christians…

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Raise your hand if you are shocked and amazed that most Democrats are biased against  Christians and in favor of Muslims.   The Obama Administration demonstrated such bias daily, and the current government has not done enough to squelch the problems and inequities it caused..

 

 

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December 10, 2018 at 2:58 pm

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Paris lockdown…

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…didn’t stop the  yellow-vest  riots.   Now the rioters are torching everything in their path,  creating hazards  in Brussels and Amsterdam as well.  The headlines mention  vague causes  such as cost of living, and fuel prices,  and the like.  The actual problem is that French President Macron bought into the United Nation’s latest fit of global warming hysteria which would have necessitated throwing Western societies back into the Victorian Age at least.

Don’t you remember when Barack Obama said he had to destroy the coal industry and that gasoline prices had to rise to $7 or $8 per gallon to achieve the necessary climate goals?   Apparently what’s left of the French middle class  isn’t thrilled at the prospect  of involuntary time machine travel.  Democrats could learn something from this, but I doubt they will draw the correct conclusion from the riots,  which is that the rioters have bats and sticks and bricks, but no Second Amendment to protect them from a tyrannical government.  We do…That’s something to think about if it crosses  the ocean.

In the meantime,  Macron is  in trouble  on all sides.

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December 9, 2018 at 2:48 pm

Pearl Harbor, 2018…

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For the first time,  the  Pearl Harbor ceremony  was missing the last five  USS Arizona survivors.  It’s perfectly understandable  —  they are all in their 90’s and travel is extremely difficult for them.  Even a private Lear jet doesn’t shorten the distance to Hawaii,  though it certainly shortens the time and increases the comfort.

Progressives have not yet found a way to make  December 7th a day that  will live in infamy all our fault, but rest assured they are working on that diligently.  Remember that Bush 41 was a naval aviator and lived through the horrors of that war.  If you have school-aged children,  you might want them to read this,  as they probably know very little about this part of history,  or any others, come to think of it.

Here are  some historical photographs of the event,  or try  the Navy’s own action reports.

UPDATE:  Jacqueline Ashwell,  superintendent of the World War II Valor in the Pacific National Monument,  aid the world may be losing World War II veterans every year — but the United States will  never forget  their sacrifice.

 

 

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December 8, 2018 at 1:07 am

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Les Kinsolving, R.I.P.

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Kinsolving had a variety of experiences in his life,  but he was never,  ever afraid to ask someone  the tough  questions.  Still, he was a gentleman and an actual journalist.  I had heard he was not well, but did not realize his health was so precarious.  I will miss his unblinking honesty and common sense.

 

 

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December 7, 2018 at 2:53 pm

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Bernie is strident…

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…about climate change,  calling it  a “planetary crisis.”   But like another climate hypocrite,  Al Gore,  he likes  private jets  and uses them.   His campaign claims it purchased carbon offsets which in theory allows polluters to cancel out their emissions by funding projects aimed at reducing emissions.   It’s actually one of the schemes which made Gore a rich man in addition to being a failed presidential candidate and a man who really needs to lose weight.   And if you believe this malarkey,  I have some high ground on the Florida coast I’d be willing to sell you for a fine price….

 

 

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December 6, 2018 at 2:57 pm

Snowball return…

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A town in Colorado  has lifted  its long-time ban on snowballs because of a campaign by a nine-year-old.  Think about that…..   Now get busy!!!

 

 

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December 5, 2018 at 2:43 pm

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Bush 41, R.I.P.

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Former President George H. W. Bush lived a very full life,  as  this pictorial history shows.   He was the last Republican to win the  presidency by  a landslide,  and may be for quite some time.  The reaction to his death proves true  the cliche that the only Republicans the media likes are dead ones.

Unlike the perennially juvenile Senator John McCain,  Pres. Bush has not barred Pres. Trump  from attending  his funeral.  I must give former president Barack Obama credit for posting a  lovely tribute  to 41,  even though I question his sincerity since he blamed 43 throughout his presidency for everything that went wrong.  I can understand why His Oneness felt a friendship with a former president would be of benefit, especially with one whose son he trashed regularly,  but I have never grasped why Bush 41 gave His Oneness more than the time of day..

At the end of the day, 41’s class did not rub off on His Oneness,  and his last words  were to 43,  the son who followed his footsteps into the Oval Office.

As interesting pieces appear, I’ll update this post with them.

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December 2, 2018 at 2:34 pm