What is the Tunnel Wall?

.........................A timely collection of conservative articles about corrosive liberal influences on politics and culture in America ......................

Sunday, January 20, 2019

‘Reverend’ Al Sharpton silent as TV show guest calls VP Pence a ’Jesus whisperer’

Thomas Lifson  "Outright anti-Christian bigotry evidently is now acceptable on both CNN and MSNBC, as Trump Derangement Syndrome drives the haters insane, lashing out at everyone and anyone who supports Trump, or who might place something higher in importance than getting rid of the duly elected POTUS.

"Al Sharpton, who used to present himself as a man of the cloth in the Christian faith yesterday found acceptable the deriding of a man who prays and follows the scriptural dictates of his (and Shapton’s?) religion.

"Watch as Tiffany Cross, “the Co-Founder, Managing Editor and Curator of The Beat DC, a political platform highlighting the diversity that leads the nation’s capital,” mocks a Christian believer as a “Jesus whisperer.' ”

"Ms. Cross bills herself on her own website as “your expert for all things media, politics, and diversity.” That diversity does not extend to believing Christians.
"As Taylor Swift warbled, “haters gonna hate, hate, hate, hate.' ”
Pundits attack Pences; suggest ‘Jesus Whisperer’s’ wife should lose secret service protection because of religion  . . . "Many people, including beloved left-wing celebrity Oprah Winfrey, have said that God speaks to them metaphorically, but none of them were ever mocked over their beliefs like Pence.
"Because of the vice president’s involvement with the Trump administration, the left feels as if it’s perfectly OK to demean, disparage and mock his religious beliefs.
"And part of the reason the left feels this way is because of the media’s previously tacit — but now clearly manifest — endorsement of anti-Christian bigotry and hatred. . . ."

Along with all this, the Christian faith is certainly not helped by many comedic TV evangelists and their lavish lifestyles. American culture seems to be much as the early Corinthians, yet Jesus said the gates of hell would not prevail against His body of Believers.

Here's The DEAL to End Partial SHUTDOWN; Dems Cool to Offer

Tony Branco
Socio-Political-Journal... . . . "Trump’s move marks a rare outreach in a week where both sides appear to have hardened in their positions, with Trump canceling a Democratic delegation’s military flight to Afghanistan after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi called on him to delay his State of the Union address earlier in the week. On Saturday, Trump described Pelosi as being “controlled by the radical left.”

"Trump’s proposal was quickly swatted down by Democrats with Pelosi coming out ahead of the announcement and saying that reports of the proposal indicated a "compilation of several previously rejected initiatives, each of which is unacceptable and in total, do not represent a good faith effort to restore certainty to people’s lives."

" 'It is unlikely that any one of these provisions alone would pass the House, and taken together, they are a non-starter," she said in a statement. "For one thing, this proposal does not include the permanent solution for the Dreamers and TPS recipients that our country needs and supports." 

"Senate Democratic Whip Dick Durbin, D-Ill., also rejected it ahead of the announcement." . . .

Trump’s Reelection Chances May Be Better Than You Think

In counting the financial war chests of candidates, has anyone calculated the dollar value of slanted news and entertainment that is thoroughly in the tank for liberals?

Victor Davis Hanson

Whether or not they like Trump, millions of voters still think the president is all that stands between them and socialism, radical cultural transformation, and social chaos.
"What are Donald Trump’s chances for reelection in 2020?
"If history is any guide, pretty good.
. . .
"Republicans once again figured Obama would be a one-term president. Yet they nominated a Dole-like candidate in the 2012 election. Republican nominee Mitt Romney had little appeal to Republicans’ conservative base and was easily caricatured by the left as an out of touch elite.

"By late 2012, Obama’s approval rating was consistently at or above 50 percent, and he wound up easily beating Romney.

"What is the significance of these rebound stories for Trump, who had a better first midterm result than either Clinton or Obama and similarly low approval ratings?

"People, not polls, elect presidents.

"Presidents run for reelection against real opponents, not public perceptions. For all the media hype, voters often pick the lesser of two evils, not their ideals of a perfect candidate.
We have no idea what the economy or the world abroad will be like in 2020. And no one knows what the country will think of the newly Democrat-controlled Congress in two years.
"But much of the public supports Trump’s agenda of deregulation, increased oil and gas production, getting tough with China on trade, and stopping illegal immigration.

Saturday, January 19, 2019

March for Life Art Contrasts with Vulgar Signs at Women’s March in 30 Photos

National Review

"This weekend, Americans traveled from across the country to Washington, D.C., to participate in the March for Life and the Women’s March by walking with their poster art. While the pro-life marchers’ art focused on women and unborn life, the posters of Women’s March attendees, including small children, displayed anti-Trump messages along with vulgar imagery and words.
"The Women’s March began Saturday morning at Freedom Plaza. The protest, which features a slew of liberal talking points, began in 2017 in response to the election of the president. While the first march boasted hundreds of thousands in Washington, D.C., the 2019 march appeared much smaller." . . .

. . . "The preceding day, the March for Life had gathered at the National Mall and proceeded down Constitution Avenue to end in front of the Supreme Court. For 46 years the March has challenged Roe v. Wade, the Supreme Court case that legalized abortion in America. Each year, the march attracts tens of thousands to hundreds of thousands of pro-life citizens. " . . .

Democrats spite: Obama's shutdown and Schumer/Pelosi's shutdown.

McConnell: Senate will vote next week on Trump plan  . . . "The Kentucky Republican’s move to bring the deal up for a vote will put political pressure on Democrats in both chambers, who through their leaders publicly rejected Trump’s proposal Saturday afternoon.
"It would take 60 votes to advance the measure in the Senate, which means Republicans will need the support of seven Democrats to pass the measure, assuming no GOP lawmakers vote against it."  . . .

Trump Makes His Offer: DACA Extension For Wall   "Pelosi already said she would reject it. But then she has the DACA folks on her back and it’s on her."

Trump offers immigration compromise to end partial shutdown; Dems cool to offer
. . . "He said that all his proposals have been supported by Democrats before." . . .
The President promised to fix the problem "one way or the other".

Politico: Democrats reject Trump’s bid to negotiate on immigration for his wall
. . . "But the approach had already been rejected by Speaker Nancy Pelosi and other Democrats who said it largely repackaged a proposal that had failed earlier. Pelosi called the idea a "non-starter," and Senate Minority Whip Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) also panned the proposal as a way to reopen the government, even though Trump's plan cribbed from Durbin's own legislation.

"The move offered little hope for ending the government shutdown, which entered its fifth week Saturday. The Senate was in for fewer than two hours on Saturday, and then split until Tuesday, suggesting little urgency is afoot to reopen the government.

"White House officials on Saturday did not dismiss the prospect of an emergency declaration if the legislation fails." . . .

PJ Media: Democrats Immediately Reject Trump's Offer to End Shutdown

President Trump leaves the podium after speaking about the partial
 government shutdown, immigration and border security in the
Diplomatic Reception Room  of the White House, Saturday, Jan. 19
 . . . "Both sides have gone so far out on their respective limbs that climbing down is not an option politically. Trump believes he can afford to wait out Democrats because the shutdown is playing well with his base (although less so than a few weeks ago). Pelosi and Schumer believe they hold the whip hand with the voters who are blaming Trump for the mess.
"After nearly a month, it's clear that the government is not going to fall apart if the shutdown continues. This gives both sides zero incentive to end it. There is some worry that the impasse is impacting the economy and if that happens, Trump may see the diminishing returns as a signal to get what he can and fold.
"It's pretty clear that the shutdown won't end anytime soon."

Manufacturing man puts Gillette’s ‘toxic masculinity’ to shame with a powerful viral video of his own

BPR  "Egard Watches, a 7-year-old manufacturing company, and distributor of intricately designed “timepieces,” published a formal “response” to Gillette’s controversial “toxic masculinity” ad.
"Published on YouTube Tuesday, two days after Gillette published an advertisement that appeared to smear all men as predatory bullies suffering from so-called “toxic masculinity,” Egard Watches’ ad instead celebrates the many sacrifices men make daily in their lives on behalf of others.
“What is a man? Is a man brave? Is a man a hero? Is a man a protector? Is a man vulnerable? Is a man disposable? Is a man broken? Is a man trying? We see the good in men,” a narrator says as shocking
“ 'What is a statistics about the reality of manhood appear across the bottom of the screen.


Encore post, so we may long remember this...

Colbert writer.
ARIEL DUMAS 'Late Show' Writer: 'I'm Just GLAD We RUINED Brett Kavanaugh's LIFE'     "These are the kinds of women we protect from Violent Sexual Abuse Offenders. The Vitriol and Hatred that Defines their Character has made our Culture and Society a Dysfunctional, Self Serving Utopia for Those with Mental Illness and Hatred for those who guarantee their Freedoms, Liberties and Safety. How Dare She Use her Privileged Platform to speak for Women. It's what happens when our Youth embrace Societies Lowest Common Denominators! This is a Horrible Human Being!"

"In a social media post on Saturday, a writer for CBS's "The Late Show with Stephen Colbert" seemingly celebrated the damage done to Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh's reputation during his bruising and bitterly partisan confirmation battle.
 "Whatever happens, I'm just glad we ruined Brett Kavanaugh's life," the writer, Ariel Dumas, posted on Twitter. Dumas later briefly made her account private, preventing others from viewing her posts without her approval.

"Her tweet came as the Senate confirmed Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court by a 50-48 vote, with Republicans saying that the several allegations of decades-old sexual misconduct brought against him simply lacked sufficient corroboration and credibility. . . .

Lift Up Your Hearts: The Democrats Are in a Shambles

Conrad Black  "It is time to rekindle our political spirits in this new year, and to take stock of the subjects of encouragement.

  "First, the takeover of the House of Representatives by the Democrats was, on balance, not as jarring to the vital organs as was feared. As a figure of horror, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) has become almost like Bette Davis, one can believe she just acts the part, though she acts it convincingly. And she has earned her spurs as a Democratic legislator with staying power, the first speaker to serve non-consecutive terms since Sam Rayburn (D-Texas). She certainly didn’t get much back-talk from all those bushy-tailed Democrats who were going to send her off to knit antimacassars for her grandchildren. She does not, however, appear to be an effective spokesperson as leader of the opposition, and is strangely inarticulate for someone who must have spent more time in public speaking for the last 40 years than almost anyone in the country.

"A second source of happiness, despite the Democrats’ window-rattling ululations of joy, is that they have no mandate to do anything, and they have taken the bait the president dangled to Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) and Pelosi at the White House three weeks ago. The Democratic leadership seems to think they can convince the country that the well-being of 800,000 federal employees, which could be ameliorated without capitulating on the spending bill, is more important than dealing with the protracted shambles in immigration, which most Americans acknowledge to be the country’s greatest problem.

"Third . . ."

All Three Networks Ignore ‘March For Life,’ Cover Pro-Abortion ‘Women’s March’ Instead

March for Life Crowd Size: How Many Attended the 2019 Event? [PHOTOS]

Daily Wire  "On its 46th anniversary, all three major networks (ABC, NBC, and CBS) ignored the March for Life in Washington, D.C., the largest pro-life event in the nation, opting instead to cover the feminist Women's March rally.
"According to LifeNews, despite an estimated 100,000 people being in attendance at the pro-life march along with President Trump's address to the crowd via video, the left-wing machines could not so much as "give a passing mention to the March for Life" during the Friday morning shows.
" 'It seems an anti-Trump march happening tomorrow is more interesting to the networks," reports the outlet. "CBS gave a whole segment to the feminist, anti-Semitic 'Women’s March' scheduled for Saturday but didn’t even give a passing mention to the March for Life. ABC and NBC had plenty of time to give to fluff stories Friday morning, from Meghan Markle’s fashion, to 'nomophobia' which is an addiction to one’s phone."
"The networks never learn it seems, and have continually blackballed the March for Life. In 2017, President Trump left reporter David Muir speechless when he told him directly to his face that the press refuses to cover the march.
“ 'Let me just ask you while we’re standing outside, could you hear the voices from the Women's March here in Washington," Muir asked President Trump during the interview.

CNN's website has nothing we could find as of Saturday on the March For Life. The closest CNN came was this post on "inclusion".

Letters: Media ignores March for Life, lavishes coverage on Women's March  . . . "Once again, there was a lengthy article covering the Women's March in Sunday's Free Press, complete with several large photos, including all the information regarding times and locations. There is always an obvious positive reference to abortion rights, euphemistically known as women's reproductive rights, one of the main reasons often stated for the march." . . .

Networks Spend More Time on 1 Women’s March Than 6 Marches for Life

Students For Life: BREAKING: Mainstream Media Decides to Fairly Cover the 2019 March for Life?   just kidding.

Gillette: "Get Woke, Go Broke"

Ghenghis Gary
Gillette's likeliness-to-buy among consumers drops 4 points after 'toxic masculinity' ad  "Gillette and its politically correct enablers have been trying to spin that godawful ad the company ran, hectoring its own customers about 'toxic masculinity,' as a success, but buried in the details, there's one little problem:
"Likeliness to buy has dropped in the wake of the fiasco. That means 'buying' which is the whole purpose of advertising. According to a post-ad survey by Morning Consult, a left-leaning consulting group that says it's 'trusted' by Politico and the New York Times:
In the two weeks before the campaign launch, 69 percent of Americans said they would consider purchasing products from Gillette. In the two days following the ad, that moved to 65 percent. 
"Morning Consult dismisses this number as insignificant in the context of the positive polling responses it says customers gave, but four points seems like a lot in just two days in the wake of such a controversy. When you hear about a tsunami or a wildfire leaving four dead in the first hour of its occurence, you know that's a figure that's going to go up. What it sounds like from this side is people lying to pollsters, saying they are all in for social justice to seem like good people - and then voting with their feet." . . .
Kurt Schlichter:  We Need To Retoxify Masculinity  "Let’s be clear: My pronouns are “he,” “his,” and “stop being creepy weirdos.”
"Okay, maybe the last one isn’t a pronoun, but then again, I’m a man and if I want an insulting string of words directed at the nattering nabobs of gender neutrality to be a pronoun, it is a pronoun. And if you don’t like it, fight me.
"We need more masculinity, and the more toxic the social justice warriors think it is, the better.
"Bizarrely, now shaving companies are allying with the SJWs in an Axis of Irritants. Gillette is channeling campus gender studies dorks to try to sell you razors. They all think you should soften up, get in touch with your feelings, and submit." . . .


Friday, January 18, 2019

It is now evil to practice belief in Christ if that involves sharing your beliefs.

CNN’s Cuomo Draws A Parallel Between Rep. King’s ‘White Supremacist’ Remarks And Karen Pence Teaching At A Private Christian School
. . . "Immanuel Christian School, the Springfield, Virginia institution at which Karen Pence is teaching, allegedly has its employees sign a statement of faith, and place their initials next to a series of "articles of employment."
"The statement of faith contains, more or less, boilerplate theological teachings based on a Christian interpretation of the Bible, such as: the scriptures are the "authoritative written revelation to mankind"; the "death of Christ is full payment for our sins"; and that Christians "will enter a new heaven and new earth prepared for them to enjoy perfect, everlasting fellowship with God" after Christ returns.
One of the articles of employment states:
I will strive to live a personal life of moral purity that is separated from the world according to Scriptures, as defined by the Statement of Faith of Immanuel Bible Church and agreed upon by the Elders and Pastors of Immanuel Bible Church. I understand that the term "marriage" has only one meaning; the uniting of one man and one woman in a single, exclusive covenant union as delineated in Scripture and that God intends sexual intimacy to occur only between a man and a woman who are married to each other and that God has commanded that no intimate sexual activity is engaged in outside of marriage between a man and a woman.
. . .  "To draw any parallel between Rep. King’s unacceptable remarks and Karen Pence’s job at a Christian school that asks teachers and students to abide by Christian codes of conduct is ludicrous. But because such a line has been drawn, the question must be asked – if Cuomo believes that this particular Christian precept is comparable to white supremacy, and should thus be abandoned, what comes next?. . .

After dismissing grieving angel moms, Schumer leads parade of Dems holding pics of furloughed fed workers

Angel Moms Storm Chuck Schumer’s Office: ‘Get the Wall Done’

"Angel Moms storm Chuck Schumers office"

JANUARY 16: Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., leads the Senate Democrats, carrying large photos of federal workers affected by the government shut down, down the Senate steps a news conference to call on President Trump to re-open the government on Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2019.
. . . "Many Americans, including some of the mothers and fathers of those men and women slain by criminal aliens, found the rally to be equivalent to a stage “performance” because of the false narrative.
"Every government employee affected by the ongoing government shutdown — which as a reminder was triggered because of Schumer’s refusal to back a spending bill that would have funded both the government and a southern U.S. border wall — will eventually be paid.
"President Donald Trump signed an executive order Wednesday that specifically “requires the compensation of government employees for wages lost, work performed, or leave used during a lapse in appropriations that begins on or after December 22, 2018.”
"Moreover, the temporary loss of income is not equivalent to the loss of a loved ones, according to “angel mom” Sabine Durden, a legal immigrant whose son Dominic was killed seven years ago when a drunk criminal alien with two prior DUI convictions slammed into his motorcycle." . . .