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Merry Hillary resistmas…

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British company Women To Look Up To is selling a Hillary Clinton Christmas tree  angel topper:  $108 for a standard size topper, but $943 for one destined for a tree over 10 feet.   Some are enthralled with what they see as a  must-have decoration  this year.

While I would prefer it over the sex toys the Clinton White House reportedly used for tree decorations,  I would be more likely to pay someone NOT to give it to me than actually purchase this topper or any of the others the company  thinks I should admire.


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December 9, 2017 at 4:27 pm

Thanksgiving 2017…

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If I were as big a liar as Barack Obama,  I would probably be sorely afraid of God’s judgment too,  which may be why he for eight years sought to portray Thanksgiving as a  harvest festival,  unlike Donald Trump who bluntly said God should be thanked,  and displayed a  touch of  humor.  That is in contrast to the popular media memes which commercialize the holiday for profit while removing any hint  of religiosity from the occasion.

You might hear a little about the Pilgrims,  and most of it will be the Left whining on about the  evil Pilgrims  who brought death and destruction to the Native Americans.   Chuck Norris offers a more  balanced view  of them,  as does Jerry Newcombe,  here.

You can brush off the various lefty groups intent on telling you the proper way to  celebrate,  or you can choose to be as  childish  and hateful as the media is.  You can look up how Thanksgiving was when you  were born.  You can acknowledge the reality that much of the world still regards the USA as a  place of hope  and promise.

You can be entertained by Debby Witt’s always entertaining  collections  of Thanksgiving-related links.   You can be lazy and pick a quote for the occasion from  this collection.

Wherever you are,  and however you choose to celebrate, find something to be thankful for,  recite it,  appreciate it,  share it and keep it in your heart throughout the holidays.  Remember Yuval  Levin’s words:  “Conservatism is gratitude.”   What Marc Thiessen is  thankful for  proves it.   George Washington viewed the practice of gratitude  as essential  to the American character.   Despite al the gloom and disaster, Kurt Schlichter has found  seven things  conservatives should be thankful for.

P.S.  There are now some  fascinating tomes  on the Pilgrims and their dealings with the Native Americans.





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November 23, 2017 at 2:13 pm

Global atheist convention…

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…was cancelled because so few people wanted to come.   Apparently touristy packages for February in Australia weren’t sufficient incentives for people to attend the  third annual  convention,  despite atheist novelist Sir Salman Rushdie being the headliner.   No word on what attendees of the previous two meetings thought of them,  or whether they just were not up for a third year of nihilism.


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November 18, 2017 at 4:11 pm

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Witches everywhere…

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Halloween may be over,  but  the witches  are not.   The renewed interest in spiritualism and witchcraft stem from a variety of sources,  but a good chunk of it comes down to millennial confusion about religion,  which they don’t bother to learn anything about.   Witchcraft looks sexy and seems easy to access.  I can’t find a survey on whether white witches or black witches (good or evil,  not race) are the most popular,  but given that half of millennials would  rather live  in a socialist or communist country than a capitalist one,  I suspect they know as little about witchcraft as they do everything else in the world.

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November 4, 2017 at 3:33 pm

Apologize, Bernie…

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More than 50,000 people have signed an online petition asking Sen. Sanders to apologize  for attacking  the Christian beliefs of  Russell Vought,  Trump’s nominee to be deputy director of the White House Office of Management and Budget.





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June 14, 2017 at 8:09 pm

ISIS attacks Iran…

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Am I sorry ISIS  has attacked  the Iranian parliament?   Not one bit.   Am I surprised?   Not in the least.  The jihadis wish to bring about the return of the 12th Imam or al Mahdi.  That’s why you hear some people speaking of the effort to immanentize the eschaton.   Radical Islamists will generally admit only that they seek to bring about the final,  heaven-like stage of history,  without mentioning that in this perfect world,  their ideology will reign supreme and you hideous infidels will be either dead or enslaved.

Therefore,  causing  chaos everywhere  is part of the means of achieving their goal.   They don’t care that  they might  start World War III with nukes and such, because everyone is going to die anyway and only the truly righteous will be brought back.

UPDATE:  Iran claims the Saudis are to blame and  vows retaliation.


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June 7, 2017 at 3:49 pm

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Mother’s’ Day 2017…

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Patrice Lewis  raises an  interesting question:  is it mother’s or women’s day?   I favor Mother’s Day,  because that’s what it was established for and mothers hold a unique place,  at least in the Western world.   So-called feminists are fond of sneeringly calling actual mothers “breeders”, yet that epithet is reserved for Western women,  and applied even more enthusiastically to Christian women,  whereas they have nothing to say about the women and girls who suffer under shariah and Islam,  and who are,  in fact,  breeders so far as their society’s males are concerned.

Jesus was a  big fan  of children,  as well as their mothers,  which is but one reason progressives and our previous president so despise those of us who cling to our God,  guns —  you know the rest.

A mother of the  duck variety  and all but one of her brood were rescued from a swimming pool and escorted to a nearby lake by a group of volunteers.

This little autistic boy’s parents fell down on their job, but a Kansas policeman stepped up and  saved the  child.

I was invited to a mother’s day luncheon by a family member and happily went and had great food and a wonderful time with everyone.  I hope all of you were as fortunate.



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May 14, 2017 at 10:18 pm