Saturday, October 31, 2020

Biden, Never

 National Review

On Election Day, this #NeverBiden voter will vote.

. . . "It is one thing to exaggerate your class standing, to manufacture teen tough-guy stare-downs at the public pool. But this is a wholly different strata of lying in which Biden engaged. Nearly 30 years after his wife’s death, he began telling audiences that Dunn had been drinking, that he had had the old liquid lunch (I wrote about this for NR last year). The Dunn family called out Biden — the boozed-up story was a lie. It denigrated their late dad, who lived out his years bowed by the heaviness of the tragedy. Biden ignored repeated requests to end the fictional death tale. Eventually he stopped (without apologizing). But he should never have started.

"Joe Biden embellished a profound tragedy, he persisted at it, he repeatedly lied in the face of all known evidence, his exaggerations pained actual people, whose cease-and-desist requests were ignored for years. To be Joe Biden means at times to be a twisted Walter Mitty, a contriver who thrills to go down fantastical alleyways. His thought processes, his motivations, his objectives — it can combine, and does, to produce a deeply disturbing package."

. . . 

"A few years later, still the Senate Committee’s chairman, Biden outdid his Bork performance when he oversaw the lurid confirmation hearings for Clarence Thomas, which the nominee aptly described as a “high-tech lynching.” Among his many unctuous acts, Biden’s eager and prolonged questioning of Anita Hill on things explicit and pornographic brought at least one viewer to tears, bemoaning how low this hack and his sidekicks had brought the Republic." . . .

Motion for Justice Barrett to Recuse Is Withdrawn

Volokh Conspiracy

Attorneys for Luzerne County are no longer asking the newest justice to recuse from Pennsylvania election litigation. 

"Earlier today, attorneys for Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, filed a notice of withdrawal of their prior motion seeking the recusal of Associate Justice Amy Coney Barrett from  Republican Party of Pennsylvania v. BoockvarAs I noted here, after the initial motion was submitted, the Luzerne County Council voted in support of withdrawing the motion.

"The notice of withdrawal makes no mention of the County's vote. It reads as follows:

Given the Supreme Court's safety protocols, I understand that the Motion to Recuse which was electronically submitted on October 27, 2020, has not yet been officially filed. Given the Supreme Court's refusal to expedite consideration of the petition for a writ of certiorari, thus allowing the Order of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania to stand presently, we therefore request that the Motion be considered withdrawn.

"The docket for the case now indicates that the prior motion was not accepted for filing.

"For reasons I explained here, I do not believe the applicable standards or relevant precedent supports Justice Barrett's recusal, though each justice ultimately decides whether to recuse in a given case."

Voters’ Guide to 2020 Ballot Initiatives


Voters' Guides on ballot proposals from across the nation to help voters as they research and make decisions on these initiatives.

"Voters planning to participate in the 2020 election have more to consider than who they will vote for in the highly contentious presidential election. In addition to the election of national, state, and local leaders, this year, voters in many states have a number of ballot initiatives to consider. Statewide ballot initiatives typically allow voters to decide on changes to their state constitutions and laws.

"Reason Foundation’s policy analysts have created Voters’ Guides examining over 40 different ballot proposals from across the nation to help voters as they research and make decisions on these initiatives. These guides aim to:

  • Provide plain-English explanations of what a given ballot initiative would do, stripping away the jargon and complex language that can make many of them hard to parse through.
  • Fairly summarize the pro and con arguments being made, putting an emphasis on what each side puts forward as their strongest arguments but stripping out ad-hominem and attack arguments so it stays focused on substantive policy arguments.
  • Provide an overview of the key issues involved, summarizing what data and research say about the arguments of both sides, flagging experience other states may have had with similar laws, and offering other information that might help voters decide about the initiative.

Ed Markey fails his oath of office in his vile attack on Amy Coney Barrett

Chris J. Krisinger

I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; and that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office on which I am about to enter: So help me God.

" Among the many Democrats throwing fits over Justice Amy Coney Barrett's confirmation, one glaringly stood out.  Sen. Ed Markey, the Democrat from Massachusetts known for his liberal progressive bona fides, issued a bitter judgment of Barrett's judicial philosophy in a Senate floor speech hours before her confirmation last Monday evening.  He specifically took aim at Barrett's embrace of constitutional "originalism," which is the theory that the Constitution's text ought to be given the original public meaning that it would have had at the time it became law.
"Markey then took to Twitter.  "Originalism is racist.  Originalism is sexist.  Originalism is homophobic.  Originalism is just a fancy word for discrimination."

"With that tweet, Markey has essentially said our nation's Constitution is "racist."  By his logic, any effort to understand it, and understand its words at the time they were written, is itself racist, sexist, and bigoted, thereby implying that our Constitution itself is imbued with those traits.  Markey's words are no less than a modern-day challenge to the primacy of the document as the foundation of our national rule of law and system of government, which can then only be construed as attempting to undermine the foundation and efficacy of our constitutional republic.

"Progressives like Markey have long derided the theory of "originalism," often arguing that the Constitution is an imperfect document written during a different time in American history and should be interpreted based on the "spirit of law" rather than the written word.  But Markey's attack takes progressives' animus toward the Constitution and its rights contained to new levels." . . .

Senator Ed Markey Slams Judicial ‘Originalism’ as ‘Racist,’ ‘Sexist,’ and ‘Homophobic’

High Noon in America: Will You Fight or Hide?

The question is whether the American people will back the president by getting out to vote. 

Jeffrey Folks . . .  "Though painful, Will Kane's position is not impossible.  His path is clear because he lives by an unwavering code of values.  He remains in town to defend his fellow citizens, even the many who don't appreciate his efforts.  When everyone abandons him, he faces overwhelming odds — four to one — with only the help of his wife, who returns without his knowledge and saves his life in the shootout.

"President Trump faces the same overwhelming odds.  The political establishment, the Deep State, practically the entire media, academe, unions, minorities, environmentalists, foreign nations, and special interests of all stripes have piled on, outraged that the president would actually stand up for ordinary Americans.  They thought Trump's promise to "drain the swamp" was just words — the usual political rhetoric that would be forgotten as soon as the candidate took office.  That's what Joe Biden —" friend of the working man" — has been doing for 47 years.  But President Trump is not a typical politician, and the establishment hate him for it because he exposes what they are.

"The question is whether the American people will back the president by getting out to vote.  In High Noon, a crucial point was that the citizenry of the fictional Hadleyville were too timid and afraid to join in the town's defense.  Now is the time to defend America, and the only way to do so is by casting a vote for President Trump. " . . .

If CNN-Lemon says he has many pro-Trump friends, surely you won't believe him?

Going forward, Lemon doubted if he would be able to enjoy friendships with such people ever again.

 Weasel Zippers   

Speaking of CNN: Lemon, Cuomo, and...Acosta; grave marker for a once-great news source  Excerpts from this article:   “ 'You’re a partisan and biased hack. The world knows it and wants to remind you that we all know that your nothing but a Democratic Party propaganda minister,” tweeted “FreeSpeech.' ”

“What’s wrong is a once great network @CNN spewing bile & trashing the President of the United States 24/7! You reap what you sow!” tweeted “Gailtalk.”

"CNN reporter Jim Acosta took to social media to whine about his job. It seems the 49-year-old Trump hater is perplexed about how Trump supporters treat him and his network at rallies. Poor Jim was searching for a “friendly face” in the midst of a Trump rally."

Biden says Catholic faith guides policies but gets hit on abortion, religious freedom

 Fox News

Biden would be the second practicing Catholic president but many find his policies to be antithetical to the faith

. . . "Ashley McGuire, senior fellow with The Catholic Association -- which has endorsed President Trump's re-election -- told Fox News Biden's candidacy has been confusing to Catholic voters "who believe that being Catholic is more than just another label."

“Joe Biden has campaigned on his Catholic faith while promising policies that contradict Catholic teaching and even threatening the Little Sisters of the Poor," McGuire said. "The Bishops Conference has warned of the devastating consequences of the Equality Act for religious liberty and for girls and women but Joe Biden supports it."

. . . On the issue of abortion, which Biden didn't mention Thursday discussing his devout faith, Lila Rose, founder and president of Live Action, an anti-abortion organization, tweeted a clear-cut message to the Democratic nominee.

" 'You cannot claim to be a practicing Catholic and support the slaughter of children in the womb. To do so is heinous and despicable. And you cannot claim you 'didn’t know' when your faith, and basic moral law, is telling you loud and clear: You shall not kill," Rose wrote.

"Brian Burch, president of CatholicVote, a conservative political advocacy group, said Biden "has put himself on a collision course with the Catholic Church by promising to pass the Equality Act in the first 100 days of his presidency."

"Biden's aggressive support of the Act, together with his extreme abortion position, opposition to school choice, and pledge to restart the war on the Little Sisters makes clear his Catholic faith will be readily sacrificed at the altar of political expediency," Burch added. "Come Tuesday, Catholics must understand the existential threat posed by a Biden-Harris ticket. Donald Trump remains the best – and only – choice for Catholic voters this election.”

"The Catholic vote has been almost evenly split between the two parties. According to Fox News' 2016 exit polls, 50% of Catholics who voted supported Trump and 46% cast their ballots for then-candidate Hillary Clinton." . . .

Friday, October 30, 2020

Don Lemon: I Had To Get Rid of a Lot of People I Love Because They Believe in Trump

 Canuknucklehead commented: Liberals and progressives are the world's most successful hate group. They attract poor people who hate rich people; aboriginals who hate Europeans; Blacks who hate Whites; gay people who hate straight people; feminists who hate men; millennials who hate baby-boomers, environmentalist who hate energy workers; Muslims who hate apostates; morally relative liberals who hate the rule of law; abortionists who hate life; easterners who hate westerners; ideologues who hate real science; government workers who hate the private sector; and, bratty college kids who hate their parents. One secret of this gate group's success that it PRETENDS to be `sunny`and inclusive‘and `tolerant`… It is NO...THING of the sort. When faced with ANY opinion it doesn't like, a liberal will fly into a rage and lashes out with utter HATE.

Biden Win Would Offer Path to Kill Pipeline That Hollywood Hates


"Days after taking office, President Donald Trump cleared the way for construction of an oil pipeline in the Midwest that had been the focus of months of opposition by climate activists, celebrities and Native Americans.
. . . Shutting down a three-year-old pipeline ferrying more than 500,000 barrels of crude oil each day would be a drastic step. But it has been operating without a permit following a court decision last summer that allowed it to stay open while an environmental review is conducted, something that could render it uniquely vulnerable to the whim of a new administration." . . .

30 Good Things President Trump Has Done for America

Wayne Grudem  "Equipping Christians to Think Clearly About the Political, Economic and Moral Issues of Our Day."

"President Trump receives non-stop criticism in the press. I agree that criticism is necessary when a president makes mistakes, but where are the voices expressing appreciation for the good things Trump has done? It’s unfair always to criticize and never to recognize any of the good things a president has done.

"It might be a refreshing change to recall some of the remarkable, nation-changing good things that Trump has accomplished for America. Here is my personal list. At the end of this list, I address the question, “Are these actions an indication of divine judgment or divine blessing on the United States of America?”

"Because of space limitations, I have not given extensive arguments explaining why I think these actions are good for the United States. But more extensive arguments can be found in my books Christian EthicsPolitics According to the Bible, and The Poverty of Nations.

"1. Judges: Trump has appointed two Supreme Court justices, 53 federal appellate judges, and 146 District Court judges (as well as two judges for the Court of International Trade) who have been confirmed by the Senate so far. In addition, 64 more have been appointed and are awaiting Senate confirmation. All of them are committed to interpreting the Constitution and laws according to the original meaning of the words, rather than according to what a modern liberal judge thinks the law should have said.

"As an evangelical Christian, I am glad to see that Trump’s two Supreme Court appointments have already been responsible for highly significant cases that increase religious freedom, such as the decisions (1) to allow state aid that is given to non-religious schools to be given also to religious schools (Montana decision), (2) to protect the right of religious schools to hire and fire employees based on the school’s religious convictions, and (3) to allow religious groups to be exempt from government regulations that would otherwise cause them to violate their consciences in matters of birth control (and, by implication, probably in matters of abortion and same-sex marriage, but that has not yet been tested).

"2. Historic tax cuts and deregulation: After eight years of high unemployment and meager growth under President Obama’s administration, the Trump tax cuts of 2017 and Trump’s extensive canceling of excessive government regulations on businesses have given a tremendous boost to the American economy. An estimated 25,000 pages of regulations have been canceled, resulting in a savings of $3,100 per household per year. Another result of tax cuts combined with deregulation has been the addition of thousands of new jobs, so that unemployment (before the coronavirus crisis) fell to the lowest point in 50 years, and unemployment among African-American and Hispanic workers was the lowest it has ever been in history." . . . Keep reading...

Do Americans Love their Country More than They Hate Trump?

Related: Squeamishness Shouldn't Stop Americans from Voting to Save Their Country  . . . "And why do I believe that anyone who supports Trump's agenda for America are making a critical error when they abstain from voting for the man simply because they're turned off by his crudeness?"

Lauri B. Regan  "Many NeverTrumps assert that they're voting against Trump, not for Biden. But the reality is that a vote against Trump is a vote for Biden/Harris and their progressive policies.  Biden promised that if he is elected, "I'm gonna be good to go down as one of the most progressive presidents in American history."  Bernie Sanders asserted, "Joe Biden will become the most progressive president since [FDR]."

"Kamala Harris, who stands a good chance of replacing Biden, has the most progressive record in the Senate, farther left than even Sanders and Elizabeth Warren, who will likely serve significant roles in a Biden/Harris administration, critically influencing policy.  Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and other admitted socialists are advising the campaign and will be a powerful influence in a Biden/Harris administration.

"Based on the premise that America is systemically racist, Phil Gramm, former Senate Banking Committee chairman, noted that Biden proposes "a massive transformation of American life, using a reparations commission, wealth transfers, subsidies, employment and promotion preferences, quotas, and even a new mandate to the Federal Reserve[.]"

"The Biden-Sanders "manifesto," which the WSJ labeled "the most radical policy document of either major party in our lifetimes," co-written by AOC promoting her socialist dreams, is a must-read.  The multi-trillion-dollar Green New Deal; $1.4 billion in slavery reparations; open borders; taxpayer-funded college, health care, and housing for illegal aliens; Medicare for All (Squad member Jayapal co-chaired Biden's health care task force); ending Israeli military aid; court-packing; expansive regulations overseeing every aspect of our lives including regulating the destruction of suburbs; federally funded abortion on demand; expanding unions by repealing right-to-work laws; defunding the police; restricting gun ownership; ending fossil fuels and rejoining the Paris Accords; skyrocketing taxes; and empowering Iran and China — these are but a few of the Democrats' plans." . . . Much more here... 

From Russia Today in 2018: Secret Service on alert after actor calls for Trump’s son to be put ‘in a cage with pedophiles’  Jack Posobiec VOTE:

Hollywood Democrat Peter Fonda goes on deranged meltdown, calls for rape of 12 year old Barron Trump, attacks on children of ICE agents
Flashback – Kathy Griffin: ‘Happy to Deliver Beat Down’ to Barron Trump
TMZ reported this week that Barron Trump panicked after he saw the image on television, because he did not know who Griffin was or the context in which the photograph was taken.

Clueless Joe thinks If you can run a lawnmower you can learn to code!

 Yes, Joe Biden just literally told coal miners they should learn to code. You can’t make this stuff up.  Bonchie

Photosnark by Rich Terrell

Joe Biden to Miners: Learn to Code  . . . To say that his handlers must have been gnashing their teeth is an understatement." . . .
. . . "Oddly enough, the phrase “learn to code” had previously been banned from social media because people were using it to make fun of “journalists” who were losing their jobs due to their product being mostly garbage. Given that, it’s a little funny to see all these major media outlets posting stories about Biden’s comment without a hint of irony.

"I wonder if Twitter will be banning the VP for saying such a hateful conglomeration of words?"

Does Joe Biden have any idea about what it is to learn to code?  . . . "The Examiner and the Detroit Metro Times earlier focused on the improbable — and patronizing — spectacle of Old Joe going into 'the Hood' and somehow getting hold of black female gear-turners laid off from the auto industry to enroll in the program, a variant on the 'learn to code' trope for 

displaced workers.

"And if you look at the Wayne County School of Continuing Education's website, it's likely that that the program he was talking about was this." . . .

Joe Biden Suggests Coal Miners Should Learn To Code  . . . “ 'Anybody who can go down 3,000 feet in a mine can sure as hell learn to program as well,” Biden said at a New Hampshire event Monday. He added later: “Anybody who can throw coal into a furnace can learn how to program, for God’s sake!”

"Biden’s adversarial posture toward the coal industry bears similarities to that of 2016 Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton, who said her administration would “put a lot of coal miners and coal companies out of business.' ” . . .


Thursday, October 29, 2020

CNN Plays the Fool After Laughable 'Anonymous' Reveal

 RedState  "Yesterday, the infamous ‘Anonymous’ op-ed writer revealed himself to be a low-level DHS toady named Miles Taylor. The most common response to the news was to ask “who?” This came after years of speculation that it was actually someone as high in the Trump administration as Mike Pence, Nikki Haley, or Jared Kushner.

"In other words, the media were played for fools. And while The New York Times bears the brunt of that for knowing who Miles Taylor was and still publishing his op-ed under the guise of him being a “senior level” official, perhaps no one looks more foolish than CNN.

"This is a network which went wild with speculation when the op-ed was first written. In typical fashion, they spun crazy conspiracy theories to justify the anti-Trump hit as being exceptionally important, which leads us to the world “lodestar.” The use of that term had CNN convinced that the op-ed had been written by VP Mike Pence." . . .

Infamous 'Anonymous' Op-Ed Writer and Trump Official Has Been Revealed, and It's Hilarious "Some years ago, a supposed “high-level” Trump administration official penned a scathing op-ed in the pages of The New York Times. That set off a wave of speculation. Was it Nikki Haley? Was it Jared or Ivanka Trump? There was even talk it could be Mike Pence.

"Well, the identity of that person has finally been revealed and it’s absolutely hilarious. The media have egg all over their face after this revelation."

"You probably had the same reaction I did. Who is this guy? And how does this qualify as a “senior level” Trump administration official? Further, given his meager rank at DHS, how exactly was he even in a position to influence policy the way he asserted he could in his original op-ed? Remember, this guy painted himself as literally steering Trump away from tyranny.

"This was an absolute grift, nothing more, and the media fell for it hook, line, and sinker."

. . . "Brian Stelter was quick to attempt damage control, claiming that CNN was not aware of this when they hired him. Will they now fire him for lying on air? A network with some integrity would, right?" . . .

. . .  "Color me incredibly skeptical. This nobody had no other reason to be hired by CNN if they didn’t know who he really was. I’d guess he revealed it to the high-ups in order to get the job but that the anchors themselves weren’t told.

"And just in case this wasn’t all funny enough, the left are already turning on Taylor because he was at DHS during the period when “child separation” was going on."

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Tucker Carlson's interview with Tony Bobulinski, must-see TV, reveals the terrible character of the left

It speaks volumes about Washington, D.C. and the Democrat party that Joe spent 47 years in the swamp and rose to the second highest office in the land.  What we've learned now, though, irrefutably and without any Russian hokum, is that Joe Biden is also a profoundly corrupt man who willingly sold out America and her allies to enrich himself and his sleazy, incompetent family.

Andrea Widburg   . . . "Tucker opened by making the point that he was dedicating his show to the Bobulinski interview because the rest of the American media are assiduously ignoring the story, downplaying it, or claiming it's a Russian smear.  The leader of the Russian smear approach is, naturally, Rep. Adam Schiff, a man who has all the hallmarks of a conscienceless psychopath.  Ironically, it was Schiff's smear about Hunter Biden's hard drive that led Bobulinski, a Democrat, to go public with his story." . . .

. . . "At this point, Schiff, the media, and Joe Biden, none of whom ever denied the legitimacy of the email, claimed that the whole thing was a Russian smear.  This unfounded accusation got Bobulinski's dander up.  As a naval officer from a military family and a true patriot, being smeared as a Russian agent was beyond the pale.

"Bobulinski demanded that Schiff retract the insult, and when Schiff failed to do so, he went public and did a full document dump.  Bobulinski had saved everything — every document, every email, and every text."

Such a shameful thing when decent, honest Americans like Mr. Bobulinski and Brett Kavanaugh fall into the hands of such evil and corrupt people. How the American left breeds such character I cannot say. The Tunnel Dweller

More of the same here: Bracing for massive vote fraud and mob violence as the counting hits the courts  . . . "It's been a hard year.  It may well be about to get a lot harder for American conservatives and patriots.  We may be on the brink of having to endure another two-month election night, as in 2000 — but this time endure it in a country whose Democrats can and will deploy their large and well organized violent street thug wing to aid an army of lawyers.  It's a classic revolutionary coalition straight out of the history books: intellectuals backed by the mob.  If it unfolds thus, Trump's prevailing will require a much steelier will, by him and his supporters, than in 2000. " . .  .

With truck bombs coming into the picture, maybe this group should draw more attention from law enforcement. The mystery is why it's not happening.

Angry Democrats Deliver a Big Temper Tantrum During Confirmation of Amy Coney Barrett on Senate Floor

Sarah Patterson

Nobody got angry when Obama said the same thing

Silvio Canto, Jr. "It's getting hard to be a teacher in our public school system, especially when you repeat what Obama once said.  Take a look at this story from Minnesota:

Charles Glotta, a basketball, tennis and track coach in Fort Zumwalt's school district, tweeted on October 3, in response to another tweet, "Never should have allowed gay marriage to start with. Marriage is between man and woman, plain and simple," according to a screenshot of the since-deleted tweet.

Glotta was responding to a tweet from actor Jeremy Leroux criticizing the Republican Party for its position on gay marriage [sic].

"As I understand, the teacher responded with an apology.  Apologize for what?  Wonder how many people were actually insulted by what he wrote?

"First of all,  Glotta is entitled to an opinion about marriage.  We do have a First Amendment that allows us to opine on issues.  Have teachers now been written out of the Constitution?  Does that mean that teachers cannot support Black Lives Matter, either?

"Most important of all, we are watching precisely what I feared back when the opinion was issued.  Justice Anthony Kennedy's opinion denied state legislatures the opportunity to pass such laws.  It also made same-sex "marriage" a right, thus giving people like Team USA forward Sidney Leroux the high ground to push their agenda.

"Going forward, we will see more and more parents "homeschool" or do whatever it takes to put their kids in private schools.  I heard the other day that our Catholic bishop in North Texas said that every desk is full for this term.  He added that more desks will be available next year as parents with kids in public schools call to ask about enrollment options.

"So let the teacher speak his mind."

Hillary's back...and planning the Dems' revenge

  Thomas Lifson  "Almost four years of stewing in bitter anger has not softened the edges on Hillary Clinton.  Retreating to long walks in the woods and the comforts of Chardonnay has done nothing to mellow her out.  On the contrary, with her plastic surgery falling apart, her cackle as robust as ever (a model for Kamala Harris), and her voice still able to strip paint, newly available video of her interview yesterday on Sirius/XM is the perfect warm-up for Halloween this weekend."

"If you dare, 4-plus minutes of video is [linked] below, in which she plans on "moving quickly" following the election victory she anticipates, on "the courts" and " everything, election reform, climate change, COVID relief, expanding health care, everything that we care about."

"Amusingly, she manages to forget that Joe Biden is the Dems' candidate:

But, you know, I've told the Obama campaign, I mean, the Obama — I've told the Biden campaign and the Biden transition, that they're going to have to move really fast because let's assume we take back the Senate.

Hillary speaks

July 9, 2020: James Woods Just Watched Hillary’s Latest Video: “New Teeth, Another Facelift, Vodka Afternoon Glow… She’s Running!”  . . . "Actor and conservative powerhouse James Woods  watched Hillary’s latest video and he’s got a theory…"He believes she’s running again."

Hillary Clinton Face Lift Surgery Before And After Photos  The photos are all relative. Underneath it all, she is still Hillary Clinton.

Vietnamese Baptist Church Burned in Philadelphia During Black Lives Matter Riots

File photo

 Breitbart  "The Vietnamese Baptist Church in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania was a “total loss” after being burned during Black Lives Matter protests and riots on Tuesday night, according to news reports and video footage released Wednesday." . . .

Vietnamese Baptist Church burns amid Philadelphia unrest

"PHILADELPHIA (BP) – The building of Vietnam Baptist Church in Philadelphia was burned Tuesday night (Oct. 27) during the second night of unrest in the city after the police shooting of a Black man Monday (Oct. 26).

"Pastor Philip Pham received a call Tuesday night from a church member whose friend had seen the flames and seven fire trucks surrounding the church.

“I have no idea why they attacked our church,” Pham said. “They burned it from the roof. They threw flammable chemicals on the roof and [flames] burned through the roof” and down through the rest of the building. He said the facility is a “total loss.”

Of primary concern to Pham were three hard drives. Since before purchasing the building in 2005, Vietnam Baptist Church has served as something of a community center each weekday, providing help with immigration paperwork, taxes and even marriage counseling.

“ 'I prayed right away: ‘God, please protect the hard drives,'” Pham recalled. “Other stuff can be recovered. But those files will never be recovered.”More than 15 years’ worth of information about hundreds of clients is on hard drives kept at the church. Pham said when he got the call about the fire, he immediately began praying that the hard drives would be spared.
When firefighters finally let him in after the blaze was extinguished, Pham said he was amazed.

“ 'I saw the routers and modems and things surrounding the hard drives all burned, melted,” he said. “But that piece of hard drive, no harm. No harm at all. Just two feet above that, all melted. … That is amazing how God knows our needs and answers our prayers. He is an almighty God. He granted our prayer.” . . .

Girl Scouts deletes social media congratulations to Amy Coney Barrett on Supreme Court seat after angry backlash

Do you not fear for this nation yet?


"And that’s the way the cookie crumbles.

"The Girl Scouts on Wednesday night deleted social media posts congratulating conservative Justice Amy Coney Barrett for her controversial appointment to the Supreme Court hours after the posts sparked a wave of angry comments — and some praise.

“Shame on Girl Scouts for promoting this. She represents the exact opposite of what we instill in our girls!” one woman wrote in reply to Girl Scouts’ Facebook post.

" 'The backlash began right after the Girls Scouts Twitter and Facebook feeds featured an image showing photos of Barrett and the only four other women who have served as justices on the high court. Those women included Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the liberal whose death last month opened the door for President Donald Trump to nominate Barrett for her seat.

“ 'Congratulations Amy Coney Barrett on becoming the 5th woman appointed to the Supreme Court since its inception in 1789,” the post said, ending with an emoji of hands raised up.

"The post was replicated on the group’s Facebook page, followed by a note saying, “Girl Scouts of the USA is a nonpolitical, nonpartisan organization.”

“ 'We are neither red nor blue, but Girl Scout GREEN. We are here to lift up girls and women.' ” . . .  Hat tip to Harley Standlee; Hangtown, CA

But I love to do it for the kids! Never Buy Girl Scout Cookies Again

. . . "Reader NinaBR comments:

I agree that you shouldn’t buy their cookies. As a former Girl Scout leader, I was shocked at how little of the money the girls make actually goes to the local troop. Most of it goes straight to the GSUSA national office. When one of those cute kids asks if you want to buy cookies in January, give them a cash donation to their troop instead. Yes, GSUSA national office is caving to wokeness, but they do not represent many of the leaders, parents, volunteers, and girls who are in their program–and it is still a good program, on the local level. MANY Girl Scout families are not happy with the direction the GSUSA has taken in the past 10 or so years. When I was a leader, I was part of several FB groups of others leaders who are at wits’ end with all of this.

Cookies are a fun part of Girl Scouts, but believe me, they’ll be just as happy when you hand them a crisp $20 bill that their troop can keep for themselves. . . .

More on this here: NewsweekDaily Caller

Wednesday, October 28, 2020

Trump campaign unveils five-minute video compilation showing '38 times he has condemned racism and white supremacy'

UK Daily Mail  "The Trump campaign has released a video of the 38 times it says the President has denounced white supremacy.

"Donald Trump's disavowals date back to 2000 and include statements made during his 2016 campaign, as well as in the recent debates against Joe Biden.

"But in the first presidential debate, Trump last month provoked fury for a fumbled condemnation of Proud Boys – an alleged white supremacist group – who he told to 'stand back and stand by.' "

"Biden claims the reason he decided to run against Trump was because of his infamous line that there were 'very fine people' on both sides after a white supremacist killed a woman in Charlottesville in 2017 during violence between right-wingers and counter protesters." 

Much more here...

Election do-overs


After Watching Biden's GA Rally, You'll Get Why 'Can I Change My Vote' Was Trending on Google   . . . "During his speech, Biden told supporters, “A season of protest has broken out all across the nation. Some of it is just senseless burning and looting and violence that can’t be tolerated, and won’t. But much of it is a cry for justice from a community that’s long had a knee of injustice on their neck.”

"Kind of like how the Chinese would have their knee on the neck of the very compromised Joe Biden?"

Mary Beth Brown: Will Christians Regret Voting for Joe Biden and Kamala Harris?  "Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden is running television and radio ads touting his faith, trying to convince Christian voters of his devout faith to solicit their votes, but the facts tell a different story." . . .