It sounds like President Trump brought the smackdown to Republicans in Congress

At least, that’s what DC Whispers reports. “You really want to try and win your election in November without me? I don’t think so.” UPDATE: “I’m following the law as it’s written. If you don’t like the law then Congress needs to change it. It’s simple. Simple. I’m with you but if you don’t like it you need to do something about it…It looks bad. Sure. Really bad. If you want to change that then change the law. DO SOMETHING. You people (Congress) have to change it. That’s how it has to be done.” . . . UPDATE #3: “Why

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It’s not about the children – it’s about the state of the world

The concerted, all-out media and left-wing and progressive onslaught against the present Administration’s practice of separating newly-arrested parents from their children is nothing less than hypocrisy.  Precisely the same policy was followed by the Obama administration, and before it by the Bush administration.  It’s nothing new.  It’s simply being used as a convenient emotional rallying cry by the forces arrayed against President Trump, who are determined to remove him at any cost. However, it’s also symptomatic of an underlying reality that not only won’t go away – it’s going to get worse.  That reality is the state of the world

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YGTBSM!!!

(For those who don’t know the acronym, see here.) I thought radical feminism had long since jumped the shark.  Now it looks like they’re jumping jellyfish, crustaceans and seaweed for good measure. If you’re a dog owner, maybe, just maybe, a couple of things that come to mind when you take ‘ol Spot to the dog park are rape culture and non-heterosexual “performativity.” What’s that? You don’t consider such things when you’re walking the pup? No worries, then. The Portland Ungendering Research Initiative’s Helen Wilson is here to clue you in. Her paper, “Human reactions to rape culture and queer

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The price of political correctness – vulnerable children

I’m doing a slow burn after reading this report from Pennsylvania. A woman’s report of a man taking pictures of her child inside a Montgomery County Starbucks has sparked a police investigation. The woman, who did not want to be identified, said she was inside the Starbucks in East Norriton Township Tuesday when she spotted a man taking pictures of her child. The woman spoke to a Starbucks employee about it but was told they couldn’t ask the man to leave, according to Natalie Mittica, who shared the woman’s Facebook post about the incident. “The barista said, ‘I’m sorry, he’s

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Censorship – when Big Business decides it wants to be Big Brother too

Daily Timewaster put up this image yesterday: If you were in any doubt whether or not that meme is based on fact, this news confirms it. YouTube Terminates Channel of Firearms Parts Retailer “Brownells’ YouTube channel has been terminated without warning or notice,” Brownells’ Twitter account stated. Brownells’ YouTube channel has been terminated w/out warning or notice. If you’re opposed to the attacks on our communitys 1st & 2nd Amendment rights, please contact GOOGLE : 650-253-0000 OPTION 5 FOR YOUTUBE, MESSAGE YT & GOOGLE: https://t.co/csetulvAck https://t.co/9oLz6TGWZx pic.twitter.com/T85z9Py2l0 — Brownells, Inc. (@BrownellsInc) June 9, 2018 Comments on social media were mostly

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The Masterpiece Bakery decision: anti-religious hostility on trial

Many commenters on this week’s Supreme Court decision concerning Masterpiece Bakery in Colorado have missed one of the more important aspects of the ruling.  SCOTUSblog highlights it.  Bold, underlined text is my emphasis. The ground of decision was narrow, but not as narrow as many commentators will claim. It is based exclusively on the free exercise clause; the Supreme Court did not rule on the free speech claim. Exclusive reliance on free exercise narrows the opinion to sincere religious objectors, excluding simple bigots. And it helps narrow the decision to religious contexts, with weddings as the overwhelmingly dominant example. The

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No, Starbucks, that’s not true for anyone, not even you

I note that Starbucks, as part of its drive towards political correctness, has put out a training workbook for its staff (link is to an Adobe Acrobat document in .PDF format).  It includes this drivel (click the image for a larger view): There is no such thing as “your” truth or “other people’s” truth.  There is only TRUTH, and that word has meaning.  Here are a couple of definitions: The truth about something is all the facts about it, rather than things that are imagined or invented. Synonyms: reality, fact(s), real life, actuality.  (Collins) (1) : the body of real things,

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A dependent society is a dystopian, Orwellian society

That appears to be the core of Aaron Clarey’s argument in an article on his blog.  It’s depressing, to say the least, yet the evidence of it is all around us.  It’s more predominant in many European nations, and in larger US cities, than it is in more rural, self-reliant areas;  yet its impact is undeniable.  I’ve personally witnessed it as a pastor in many inner-city areas of our nation. Here’s what I think is the core of Mr. Clarey’s case.  As I said, it’s depressing:  but I’ve always found the first step towards addressing – and perhaps changing –

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The Tommy Robinson affair: a tangled web of politics, culture, religion, race and law

It seems that many so-called “alt-right” individuals, groups and sources are trying to paint the arrest of Tommy Robinson in England last week as an attack on the right of free speech in formerly Great Britain.  I’m not convinced. The bare facts of the matter are well-known.  Mr. Robinson (who has a not inconsiderable prior arrest and conviction record) last year tried to film, and publicly challenge, Muslim defendants in a rape trial. Tommy Robinson, who appeared under his real name Stephen Yaxley-Lennon, had arrived at Canterbury Crown Court as evidence was still being given. Claiming to work for the

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