There are two ways to be fooled. One is to believe what isn’t true; the other is to refuse to believe what is true. —Soren Kierkegaard. "…truth is true even if nobody believes it, and falsehood is false even if everybody believes it. That is why truth does not yield to opinion, fashion, numbers, office, or sincerity–it is simply true and that is the end of it" – Os Guinness, Time for Truth, pg.39. “He that takes truth for his guide, and duty for his end, may safely trust to God’s providence to lead him aright.” – Blaise Pascal. "There is but one straight course, and that is to seek truth and pursue it steadily" – George Washington letter to Edmund Randolph — 1795. We live in a “post-truth” world. According to the dictionary, “post-truth” means, “relating to or denoting circumstances in which objective facts are less influential in shaping public opinion than appeals to emotion and personal belief.” Simply put, we now live in a culture that seems to value experience and emotion more than truth. Truth will never go away no matter how hard one might wish. Going beyond the MSM idealogical opinion/bias and their low information tabloid reality show news with a distractional superficial focus on entertainment, sensationalism, emotionalism and activist reporting – this blogs goal is to, in some small way, put a plug in the broken dam of truth and save as many as possible from the consequences—temporal and eternal. "The further a society drifts from truth, the more it will hate those who speak it." – George Orwell “There are two ways to be fooled. One is to believe what isn’t true; the other is to refuse to believe what is true.” ― Soren Kierkegaard
Then will I sprinkle clean water upon you, and ye shall be clean: from all your filthiness, and from all your idols, will I cleanse you. (Ezekiel 36:25)
What an exceeding joy is this! He who has purified us with the blood of Jesus will also cleanse us by the water of the Holy Spirit. God hath said it, and so it must be, “Ye shall be clean.” Lord, we feel and mourn our uncleanness, and it is cheering to be assured by Thine own mouth that we shall be clean. Oh, that Thou wouldst make a speedy work of it!
He will deliver us from our worst sins. The uprisings of unbelief and the deceitful lusts which war against the soul, the vile thoughts of pride, and the suggestions of Satan to blaspheme the sacred name-all these shall be so purged away as never to return.
He will also cleanse us from all our idols, whether of gold or of clay: our impure loves and our excessive love of that which in itself is pure. That which we have idolized shall either be broken from us or we shall be broken off from it.
It is God who speaks of what He Himself will do. Therefore is this word established and sure, and we may boldly look for that which it guarantees to us. Cleansing is a covenant blessing, and the covenant is ordered in all things and sure.
“What is man that You exalt him,
And that You are concerned about him,” (Job 7:17)
Am I a Sea, or a Whale? – Charles Haddon (C.H.) Spurgeon Sermon
Charles Haddon (C.H.) Spurgeon (June 19, 1834 January 31, 1892) was a British Reformed Baptist preacher who remains highly influential among Christians of different denominations, among whom he is still known as the “Prince of Preachers.” In his lifetime, Spurgeon preached to around 10,000,000 people, often up to 10 times a week at different places. His sermons have been translated into many languages. Spurgeon was the pastor of the New Park Street Chapel in London for 38 years. In 1857, he started a charity organization called Spurgeon’s which now works globally. He also founded Spurgeon’s College, which was named after him after his death.
Spurgeon was a prolific author of many types of works including sermons, an autobiography, a commentary, books on prayer, a devotional, a magazine, and more. Many sermons were transcribed as he spoke and were translated into many languages during his lifetime. Arguably, no other author, Christian or otherwise, has more material in print than C.H. Spurgeon.
1 Now it came about, when mankind began to multiply on the face of the land, and daughters were born to them, 2 that the sons of God saw that the daughters of mankind were *beautiful; and they took wives for themselves, whomever they chose. 3 Then the LORD said, “My Spirit will not *remain with man forever, *because he is also flesh; *nevertheless his days shall be 120 years.” 4 The *Nephilim were on the earth in those days, and also afterward, when the sons of God came in to the daughters of mankind, and they bore children to them. Those were the mighty men who [were] of old, men of renown. 5 Then the LORD saw that the wickedness of mankind was great on the earth, and that every intent of the thoughts of *their hearts was only evil continually. 6 So the LORD was sorry that He had made mankind on the earth, and He was grieved *in His heart. 7 Then the LORD said, “I will wipe out mankind whom I have created from the face of the land; mankind, and animals as well, and crawling things, and the birds of the sky. For I am sorry that I have made them. 8 But Noah found favor in the eyes of the LORD.” (Genesis 5:1-5)
The Nephilim, Sons of God, and the End of Patience – Pastor Patrick Hines Sermon
We subscribe to the Westminster Standards as our doctrinal statement. It consists of the following documents:
The Westminster Confession of Faith
The Westminster Larger Catechism
The Westminster Shorter Catechism
We also believe that Christian Worship is to be regulated and defined by God’s Word, the Bible.
Our worship services are designed to please and honor the Triune God of the Bible. We place Scripture reading and the preaching of the word of God at the center of worship along with Baptism and the Lord’s Supper. These are God’s gifts to His church and ought to always be at the center of Christian worship. We are a congregation that loves to sing God’s praises, recite His Word back to Him, and actively engage in hearing and learning from God’s Word.
We embrace and promote a comprehensive Christian world and life view.
There is no area of life which is not under the Lordship of Jesus Christ. It is to God and His law which all people, including governments and civil rulers, will answer. The Word of God embraces and informs the way we view marriage, the family, children, education, politics, worship, law, government, war, the church, missions, evangelism, and worship. In the world today there is a battle of opposing worldviews. There are basically only two positions: God’s Word and man’s ideas. We stand positively for Biblical truth and negatively against man’s ideas which are opposed to Biblical truth.
The Gospel of Jesus Christ is the only hope for mankind.
Because all men fall short of obeying God’s law, all men everywhere are in need of divine grace and salvation from God. This salvation is found only in the Lord Jesus Christ who died for sinners, was buried, rose again, and is alive today seated at God the Father’s right hand.
We Worship God Together as Families.
We offer nursery during morning worship service for newborns and infants but encourage people to keep as many of their children as they can with them for morning worship. The audio of the service is in the nursery via speakers. There is also a crying room with a video screen and audio of the sermon. We offer Sunday school classes for all ages but worship together as families. We do not offer “children’s” church. Children need to be in morning worship as soon as possible so they can learn how to participate as active worshipers of God which includes the singing of His praises and listening actively to sermons.
Imagine sitting down for a fine meal. It may be the finest meal you’ve ever experienced. The service is first class. The chef is world renowned. His culinary creations will leave you speechless. But you can’t get your eyes off the shiny silverware. You ignore the food and gaze upon the utensil. Behold the spoon! Ridiculous. . . Today on A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg Laurie points out the folly of being so enamored with the world we miss eternity.
What you’ll hear in this episode Marks of the progressive “Christian” movement. The importance of biblical discernment. The danger of relativism and how it affects biblical interpretation. How Christians can encourage those who oppose biblical authority to preach and teach the authority of the Bible.
“The Lord is my shepherd, I lack nothing. He makes me lie down in green pastures, he leads me beside quiet waters, He refreshes my soul. He guides me along the right paths for his name’s sake. Psalm 23: 1-3
Recently, I received a call from a man inquiring about setting up a guardianship for his father, who could no longer mentally or physically care for himself. Suddenly, I had a mental picture of a blind man being led by a man who could see.
And then I had a spiritual picture of a shepherd leading his sheep… protecting them, guiding them and protecting them from all danger. Sheep are somewhat less than intelligent. Have you ever seen one in a circus act?
But sheep are smart in one respect. They faithfully follow their leader and they trust their leader. When their long wool gets saturated with water, they are unable to swim, so the shepherd finds them still waters from which to drink. Their mouth is tender and briars and other sharp vegetation will cut them, so the shepherd goes ahead and prepares a place (table) for them to eat which is free from the vegetation that would harm them.
The wilderness is a dangerous place for defenseless sheep. They can be at the peril of wild flesh eating beasts, but the sheep remain calm as long as they see the shepherd with his rod to fend away wild animals. Sometimes the path is steep and the cliffs fall off suddenly, but the sheep know that the shepherd has crooked staff to pull them back on the trail if they fall. They know they can face any enemy as long as the shepherd is there to defend them. They know he is with them.
It is easy to get lost in the Judean Wilderness, but the sheep can trust the shepherd to keep them on the right path. Sheep don’t see very well, but they have the eyes of the shepherd. Though they traverse some dark shadowy places they fear not because they are following their shepherd in whom they have complete trust.
By day, the shepherd tends his flock as a group, but each evening as they go into the fold, he treats them individually, one by one. He examines each and where necessary bathes their wounds of the day with soothing and healing oil. Sheep are dumb and defenseless and really have nothing, but yet their cup overflows with goodness and they lack for nothing.
Come to think about it sheep aren’t as dumb as most people think. They have figured out that all they need to do is to trust and follow the shepherd. It is sad that most of us seemingly intelligent humans haven’t figured out to do the same. (a thought on life from John Grant )
by John Grant Used by Permission John Grant is a former Florida State Senator and is a practicing attorney
“For you have been called to live in freedom my brothers and sisters. But don’t use your freedom to satisfy your sinful nature. Instead use your freedom to serve one another in love.” Galatians 5:13
God has granted you and me freedom. We get to choose how to use our time and opportunities. Do you use your freedom to do good or to indulge in self needs?
Our needs are important, right? I don’t deny that. We want our needs met. A list of needs and wants – a bucket list, why not? How far do we go to satisfy our needs and self-ambition?
Solomon was one of the most amazing people who ever lived on planet earth. He was a king, full of wisdom. Kings and queens visited him to listen to his wise words. His insight and words are impressive. His words have influenced my life. I am so grateful for his wisdom.
King Solomon had stables with twelve thousand horses and fourteen hundred chariots, the best of the best. He built delightful buildings and houses. He threw luxurious parties with rich food. Many people served him. What his heart desired, he went for it. He used his wealth. He ruled over others during his lifetime.
He was the richest king that ever exists. He had it all. God blessed him tremendously.
Yet, this influential king made some mistakes at the end of his life. When he tried to please God and serve people, he thrived. When his focus shifted to self, he went for too many women. He even dared to worship false gods.
So, this is a reminder for us to watch. Watch that self doesn’t mislead us.
Let’s master freedom in the right way, by walking in love, in step with the Spirit.
God, help me make the right decisions and use my freedom to serve others in your strength and to enjoy life without indulging in what is wrong.
Invite God to show you where your focus is as you go through each task today. Ask him to show you ways you can use your freedom to serve others in love today. Trust that he is strengthening you to do so, and follow his lead.
Production of Telomerase RNA by Dual-Function mRNA Could Inform Future Antiaging Strategies Researchers at Arizona State University …. have discovered an unprecedented pathway producing telomerase RNA (TER) from a protein-coding messenger RNA (mRNA). Reported in PNAS, results from the team’s study of telomerase RNA biogenesis in corn smut fungus may unveil new mechanisms for telomerase regulation, and potentially point to new directions on how to modulate or engineer human telomerase for innovations in developing anti-aging and anticancer therapeutics,
Russia seen moving gear from nuclear weapons unit: Report A Russian train was seen transporting equipment from a Russian military unit which handles nuclear weapons, according to an unconfirmed video, CBS News reported. Konrad Muzyka, an aerospace and defense consultant, told CBS, “Such videos are never released by chance. I’m 100% sure that there was a purpose behind posting or releasing such a video.”
Four States Deploy National Guard To US-Mexico Border According to the office of New Hampshire Gov. Chris Sununu, the four states are sending 500 soldiers to help secure the border. The units will act under the command of the 941st Military Police Battalion, which already has 44 soldiers in place.
Biden Tells Sharpton He’s Running For President Again In 2024 Biden privately told Rev. Al Sharpton last month that he plans to seek a second term as president, telling the MSNBC host “I’m going to do it again,” as the two posed for a photograph in the Roosevelt Room, according to an official from Sharpton’s National Action Network.
Japan, US Conduct War Drill With Fighter Jets After North Korea Missile launch Hours after North Korea launched an intermediate-range ballistic missile that soared over Japan for the first time since 2017, Japanese and US military warplanes carried out a joint exercise in response to Pyongyang’s recklessness, according to South China Morning Post, citing Japanese officials. Eight Japanese and four US fighter jets conducted war drills in airspace west of Kyushu, the southwesternmost of Japan’s main islands. There were no further details in the statement about what defensive maneuvers the fighter jets were exercising.
Tucker Carlson cites Blinken ‘admission’ of responsibility for Nord Stream destruction Fox News’ talk show host Tucker Carlson already had speculated that it was the administration of Joe Biden that was responsible for the explosions that put Russia’s Nord Stream pipelines out of commission. Now Carlson is charging that the Biden administration has confessed to doing the damage. In a new video commentary he noted who did it is “not really much of a question any more.” That’s because Tony Blinken, Biden’s secretary of state, “admitted we did it.”
Who was Mahsa Amini, whose death sparked Iran protests? The young Iranian woman Mahsa Amini, whose death in police custody triggered worldwide protests, was a shy, reserved resident of a small town who never challenged the country’s clerical rulers or its Islamic dress code, sources close to the family said. Amini, from the northwestern Kurdish city of Saqez, died three days after she was arrested in hospital after falling into a coma.
Why is Ukraine’s ‘breakthrough’ in Kherson strategically important? Making their biggest breakthrough in the South since the war began, Ukrainian forces recaptured several villages in a tank-led advance along the west bank of the strategic Dnipro River on Monday, Ukrainian officials and a Russian-installed leader in the area confirmed.
What is Russia’s Poseidon nuclear torpedo drone, and can it cause a nuclear tsunami? The Pentagon currently has no information on the testing of Russia’s Poseidon nuclear torpedo-drone that would change the United States’ strategic posture, a senior US military official said in a US Defense Department press briefing Monday evening. The statement came in response to reports in La Repubblica that NATO intelligence had warned allies that Russia’s Belgorod nuclear submarine was in the Artic Kara Sea to possibly test the “super torpedo.”
City Of Kyiv In Ukraine Begins Handing Out Potassium Iodine Pills As Nuclear Threat Russia has been doing poorly since starting war-slash-conflict with Ukraine, so poorly in fact that one might be tempted to think Putin is taking a dive in his own war. Why would he do that? One reason might be because he’s really trying to bait the United States and NATO into it, the US has a foot-and-a-half in already, shouldn’t take too much more to seal the deal.
Russia deploys doomsday nuclear ocean drones as global economic MELTDOWN looms According to multiple media reports — including The Sun (UK) — Russia has now officially deployed the world’s largest submarine which can carry up to eight “apocalypse drone” torpedoes. These super weapons are actually nuclear-armed underwater drones which are designed to hide themselves off the coast of a targeted nation, then detonate their nuclear warheads upon receiving satellite commands, generating a highly destructive, radioactive tsunami that inundates coastal areas of the targeted country, rendering them uninhabitable.
CDC Data & Scientific Study suggest 1.2 million Americans may already have died due to COVID Vaccination Data published by the CDC combined with a published scientific study suggests that over 1.2 million Americans my already be dead due to Covid-19 vaccination…According to Armstrong, the government and mainstream media are making people think that the numbers are extremely low. Getting to the point, he revealed the most likely extent of COVID-19 vaccine damage in the U.S. alone: 7.2 million hospitalisations, 1.2 million deaths, 2.3 million permanently disabilities and 2.1 million cases of myocarditis.
US Coal Prices Soar Above $200 Amid Energy Crunch US natural gas production will need to increase to maintain soaring liquefied natural gas (LNG) exports while ensuring adequate domestic supplies for households and businesses this winter. If not, then electricity generators at power plants will find NatGas uneconomical to run turbines and switch to coal-fired generators. That’s precisely what could be happening as US coal prices soar over the $200 per ton mark for the first time.
Deaths In Australia Climb Well Above Historic Average – The Guardian Blames COVID? While death is a part of life, in Australia, experts are somewhat perplexed when data showed that the number of deaths has increased significantly over not just previous years but the historic average. Just looking at 2022, the number of deaths that happened before June 30, 2022, was 92,699. When looking at the historic average, that is a staggering 17.1% increase. Breaking down to just a single month, In June of 2022, there were 16,749 deaths in Australia. Again, that bypassed the average by 2,410 deaths. Another 16.8% increase.
If there were any lingering doubts about whether the FBI helped rig the 2020 election for Joe Biden, whistleblower Tony Bobulinski put them to rest yesterday.
The words hung there like a damp shirt: “You can call it rigged. You can call it stolen. You could call it suppressed. The American people can call it whatever they want. But the fact pattern is the FBI alone altered history in that election.”
So said Tony Bobulinski, who is likely the most important witness in American history ever to be willfully ignored by what was once the world’s finest law enforcement organization.
Bobulinski was Hunter Biden’s business partner, and he kept all the receipts. He’s the guy, the former U.S. Navy officer, who sat down with the FBI for a five-hour interview on October 23, 2020, and who, as journalist Miranda Devine notes, shared with the bureau the contents of “his three cellphones containing encrypted messages between Hunter and [his uncle] Jim Biden and their business partners, emails, and financial documents detailing the Biden family’s influence-peddling operation in foreign countries during Joe’s vice presidency.”
We first wrote about this patriot — and he is a patriot — just days before the 2020 presidential election. At that time, he’d gone into great detail during a Fox News interview with Tucker Carlson about the events surrounding his two meetings in 2017 with Joe Biden — meetings the Biden campaign and its protectors in both Congress and the mainstream media reflexively and falsely dismissed as “a Russian smear campaign.”
More recently — a month ago, in fact — we wrote that the FBI had spiked Bobulinski’s story and had colluded with Facebook to suppress it on social media. We know this because Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg publicly admitted as much.
And the FBI man behind that spiking? That would be former FBI Assistant Special Agent in Charge Timothy Thibault (pronounced TEE-bo). He was assigned by the Washington Field Office as “point man” to manage Bobulinski, but he suppressed this whistleblower’s damning and bullet-proof allegations.
Fox News’s Tucker Carlson, who interviewed Bobulinski just prior to the 2020 election, figured it’d be worth interviewing him again as we approach the two-year anniversary of his bombshell revelations to the New York Post. Here’s what Carlson said last night:
Two years later, we still consider it a huge story. Yet, in all of that time, no other major news organization in this country has bothered to follow up. The New York Times never interviewed Tony Bobulinski as part of an investigation into the Biden family business deals, which is strange because he was a partner with the Biden family. But then neither has The Washington Post. Neither have the other television networks. They’ve ignored it.
The FBI, whose job it is to enforce federal law, did take a lengthy statement from Tony Bobulinski back in 2020 and during that conversation, he outlined several felonies the Bidens had committed and he would know because he saw it and then he provided extensive documentation to prove that it happened.
The agents he spoke to seemed shocked and they promised to get back to Bobulinski for a follow-up interview, but they never did. In fact, the FBI never called Tony Bobulinski again. No one was ever indicted for these crimes. The investigation into them was squelched.
There you have it. Nothing to see here, you Walmart-shopping Trump supporters. Move along.
If you feel betrayed by the FBI, you’re not alone. Perhaps worst of all, though, is that Director Christopher Wray has never even seen fit to address this clear-as-day case of election interference. Perhaps, when the Republicans grab away those gavels from House Democrats in January, they’ll ask him some tough questions.
Bobulinski also said this: “The difference between President Trump and Joe Biden was 43,000 votes. If half of those people, 21,500, had voted for President Trump instead of Biden, President Trump would still be in the White House.”
He’s right, of course, and we’ve made the point over and over and over again. And again. Biden didn’t win by a landslide. He won by a razor-thin margin in three states — Arizona, Georgia, and Wisconsin — and polling shows that a whopping 17% of Biden voters would’ve changed their vote for him if only they’d known about the corruption the FBI and Facebook and Twitter worked to keep from them.
So let’s forget about the implausibility of Basement Joe Biden getting more population-adjusted votes than Barack Obama ever got. And let’s forget about the nonstarter of rigged voting machines. Let’s even forget about the obvious and irrefutable bulk-mail ballot fraud that Democrats deployed in the big cities of the decisive swing states.
All we need to remember is that the FBI worked with Big Tech to suppress a real and vitally important news story about Joe Biden’s corruption and thereby rigged the 2020 presidential election in his favor.
The Big Lie is the mainstream media’s ongoing efforts to suppress this truth.
Once Walker overtook Warnock in Senate polling, the Leftmedia hit him in the backfield.
All Herschel Walker had to do was announce his candidacy, and the former running back broke free of the line of other Republicans and ran to score the GOP nomination to challenge Georgia Senator Raphael Warnock. Walker’s immense popularity in the Peach State dates back to his days at the University of Georgia, when the Bulldogs won the 1980 football national title and Walker won 1982 Heisman Trophy. It certainly seems, however, that the state Republican Party failed to fully vet its guy.
October surprise allegations that Walker paid for an unidentified girlfriend’s abortion back in 2009 were intended to damage the credibility of a guy running as the pro-life candidate — especially a “proud pro-life Christian” who sees “no exception” to banning the barbaric practice of abortion. The story is backed by the literal receipt and other evidence corroborated by witnesses, though Walker denies it. “I can tell you right now, I never asked anyone to get an abortion,” he insisted. “I never paid for an abortion and it’s a lie.” He promises to sue The Daily Beast for defamation over the “repugnant hatchet job” written by “a democrat [sic] activist disguised as a reporter.”
Of the $700 personal check Walker wrote to the old girlfriend, he says, “I give money to people all the time because I’m always helping people — because I believe in being generous.”
The truth is that Walker’s personal life was already a liability. He’s fathered four children, including three out of wedlock, and his adult homosexual son bears witness (in more ways than one) to Walker’s failures as a father. Having previously publicly supported his dad’s Senate bid, Christian Walker took to Twitter with a number of posts slamming his father for lying and mistreating his family. That history includes the infamous incident involving threatening his then-wife while holding a gun to her head.
Walker has been honest about his problematic mental health. As for the abortion revelations, there could be understandable explanations, but is he being honest? We certainly don’t trust the Leftmedia to tell the truth, especially when it comes to blacks who don’t stay on the Democrat Plantation. For example, it’s telling that The Daily Best says Walker and his girlfriend “conceived a child.” For the side that denies life in the womb, using such language can only mean the purpose is to inflict greater damage on Walker. It’s also telling that these allegations didn’t come out until Walker had overtaken Warnock in the polls.
Still, something seems off about Walker’s denial.
As Jim Geraghty put it, “A better candidate would have leaked the details of a past scandal to a more friendly news institution, talked about the hard lessons and what he learned, how he became a better person, and then after a few days declare it old news.” Even given the way it played out, admission and contrition would have won quick forgiveness from pro-lifers who are used to embracing converted former abortionists and people like Norma McCorvey, the plaintiff in Roe.
Naturally, Democrats are spiking the football. See, they say, Walker’s an unworthy hypocrite and a moral failure. What they would rather you forget is that Raphael Warnock is no better. The “reverend” also has been accused of domestic abuse, which he too denies. Moreover, he adds an anti-Semitic and anti-American Marxist past to his radical record doing Chuck Schumer’s bidding as Georgia’s senator for the last two years.
Still, Republicans have a big problem. Warnock’s hatchet men in the media know that pro-lifers aren’t going to ditch Walker and vote for Warnock, who wants taxpayer-funded abortion right up until birth. But Democrats know that some folks will sit on the sidelines and not vote. That could blow a golden opportunity for the GOP to take back a key Senate seat in a desperate race to wrestle control of the upper chamber from Schumer and the Democrats.
After costing the GOP both Georgia Senate seats in 2020, Donald Trump endorsed Walker early on. Along with a couple of other dubious Trump picks this year, it’s possible the GOP will lose Georgia’s seat for a second time, and that could cost them the Senate itself. That would be an astounding fumble.
Then again, Republican voters did rally around the similarly flawed Trump — twice. These voters, argues Ben Domenech, “are more interested in winning no matter what than in feeling good about polite honorable losers.”
Like it or not, Walker is the GOP candidate. “The Georgia senate race is now between one man with a very sketchy personal life and a history of domestic abuse vs. another man with a sketchy personal life who won’t vote for $9 gas, open borders, and unlimited abortion,” says Greg Price. “Make your choice, Georgia. ‘But Herschel Walker was a bad candidate.’ Okay, but the bottom line is he is still the Republican nominee and that is not changing. There are only two choices, both of them have flawed personal lives, but one will give Chuck Schumer two more years with control of the Senate.”
National debt tops $31 trillion, crooked IRS staffers took thousands in fraudulent COVID relief, and more.
Thomas Gallatin & Jordan Candler
National debt tops $31 trillion: The total national debt has officially surpassed $31 trillion. Much of the recent debt came from the government’s response to the COVID pandemic, as wild new spending in Washington increased the rate of debt accumulation. By the end of 2020, federal government spending added $3.1 trillion to the debt, and an additional $2.8 trillion was added in 2021. By the end of this year, government spending is projected to add an additional $1 trillion to the national debt, much of it thanks to Democrats passing Joe Biden’s erroneously named Inflation Reduction Act. Some economists see $1 trillion as the new baseline average the government will add annually. Of the new record, Republican Representative Chip Roy (TX) observed that the national debt was “$21 trillion just 5 years ago.” It was $11 trillion in 2009. Fellow Republican James Baird (IN) noted, “This is what happens when Congressional Democrats engage in unchecked partisan spending — and hardworking Americans are paying the price.” Meanwhile, Biden insists that he is being fiscally responsible, regularly touting that he “reduced the deficit $350 billion” this year. His “responsibility” is the result of convenient timing and failure to pass his full agenda.
Crooked IRS staffers took thousands in fraudulent COVID relief: The Justice Department has charged five current and former IRS employees with wire fraud related to their theft of thousands of dollars in COVID relief funds. According to U.S. Attorney Kevin Ritz, “These individuals — acting out of pure greed — abused their positions by taking government funds meant for citizens and businesses who desperately needed it.” He added, “Our office will not hesitate to pursue and charge individuals who steal from our nation’s taxpayers.” The IRS employees are charged with defrauding the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) and the Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL), two programs Congress set up to provide relief funds for small business owners impacted by the pandemic. The individuals charged stole funds in the range of $11,000 to more than $170,000. We’re sure the 87,000 new IRS employees will do better.
San Francisco celebrates 73 years of Chinese communism: The Chinese communist flag was flown over San Francisco’s city hall last week in a gesture commemorating the October 1, 1949, victory of Mao Zedong’s communist forces formally proclaiming their control over China. The genocide that Mao’s communists would mete out on the Chinese people is unparalleled in world history. Of course, that history is entirely ignored, as one of America’s most leftist cities is perfectly fine with Beijing’s anti-liberty agenda. And this practice is nothing new. Back in 2014, San Fransisco’s then-mayor explained why city hall flew the communist China flag: “San Fransisco, as well as California, has very strong ties with China.” And those ties have seemingly only grown despite continued examples of China’s inhumane treatment of minority groups like the Uyghurs, which last year the U.S. State Department declared a genocide. Just last month, Governor Gavin Newsom signed legislation making the Chinese Lunar New Year a state holiday. In doing so, Newsom proclaimed, “Recognizing this day as a state holiday acknowledges the diversity and cultural significancy Asian Americans bring to California and provides an opportunity for all Californians to participate in the significance of the Lunar New Year.” Beijing praised Newsom’s action. Yet last year Newsom renamed Columbus Day “Indigenous People’s Day” because of woke activists blaming the Italian explorer for unleashing colonialism and death onto the native Americans.
OPEC+ weighs large oil cutback to boost sagging prices (AP) | Americans should prepare for gas prices to keep rising, analysts warn (Fox Business) | As gas prices rise, Democrats scramble to lay blame on Big Oil (WaPo)
Deal back on? Elon Musk gets closer to buying Twitter (AP) | Media worries as Elon Musk closes deal to buy Twitter (Fox News)
Florida faces grim reality: Hurricane Ian is deadliest storm in state since 1935 (AccuWeather)
John Fetterman cast lone vote in failed bid to free man convicted in first-degree murder of high schooler (Fox News)
Mayra Flores’s Democrat opponent has funneled tens of thousands of dollars in campaign cash to his own company (Free Beacon)
Planned Parenthood pimps puberty blockers in cartoon aimed at kids (Daily Wire) | “Transgender” surgery poised to become a $5 billion industry (Daily Wire)
Lawsuit challenging Florida’s Parental Rights in Education law tossed by federal judge (TND)
DHS released unvaccinated Afghans while threatening to fire unvaccinated Border Patrol agents (Washington Times)
Massachusetts colleges to enforce mask mandates “indefinitely” (Fox News)
Five years after Las Vegas concert shooting, an FBI whistleblower reveals probable motive (PJ Media)
Putin signs annexation of Ukrainian regions as losses mount (AP)
Policy: Fearing shortages, top oil groups warn Biden against export ban (Free Beacon)
Humor: “He hit a walk-off homerun during the 1874 Congressional Baseball Game”: Here are other times Biden recalled stories that never happened (Genesius Times)
Biden knows he is not running again, and so does everybody else around him. But…
So, Joe Biden dropped by “The Right Reverend” Al Sharpton’s National Action Network confab last weekend, and according to the high priest of black supremacy, Biden confided, “I’m going to do it again.”
It was not clear if that meant Biden was going to eat more ice cream or blame inflation on Vladimir Putin, but according to Sharpton, the Don of Demo hate and division, it’s official: Biden is running again! Despite the fact that Biden demonstrates daily that he is on a steep dementia slope, as long as he keeps sporting those cool Ray-Ban Aviator sunglasses, he can keep dodging that 25th Amendment chatter, and nobody will notice that in 2024 he will be 82.
When asked for confirmation, Biden’s spokes-parrot Karine Jean-Pierre confirmed: “The president has said this himself: He intends to run in 2024. I will just reiterate what the president has said many times … is that the president intends to.”
Apparently, his Leftmedia publicists are trying to get some clarification after his non compos mentis ramblings in a CBS “60 Minutes” interview last month when, responding to a question about 2024, Biden said: “It’s much too early to make that kind of decision. … My intention, as I said to begin with, is that I would run again. But it’s just an intention. But is it a firm decision that I run again? That remains to be seen.”
Seems perfectly clear to me!
Biden, who we now know is the first Puerto Rican president after disclosing, “I was sort of raised in the Puerto Rican community at home, politically,” is desperately trying to firm up both his black and brown constituent support. Not sure what the problem is; I mean, he has been a great president. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said so: “He has been a great president. He has accomplished — we’ve been working together to accomplish so much, and that is beginning to have some appreciation in the public in terms of his leadership.”
Insiders tell me that Sharpton cut a deal with Biden to deliver 95% of black voters in 2024 if Biden will replace Jean-Pierre after the midterm election with Sharpton’s equally qualified disciple, Tawana Brawley, in order to help Brawley repay court-ordered fines stemming from the racist rape hoax Sharpton perpetuated 35 years ago. Additionally, we hear that Sharpton also convinced Biden to appoint Juicy Smooyay as his new chief adviser on race relations.
OK, reality check. As I have unequivocally declared previously, Biden is NOT going to run in 2024.
He knows he is not running again, and so does everybody else around him — with the exception of his most sycophantic handlers who are in denial because their only claim to power is riding on his coattails. Clearly, Biden can’t withdraw from a second campaign until early 2024 ahead of the Demo primary. He has to avoid being a lame duck president now in order to retain whatever constituency he has left so he can pitch them to golden hair-gel boy Gavin Newsom or some other successor as part of their “collective constituency” strategy. As you recall, that strategy involves fielding a lot of candidates to raise a lot of money, and then folding each candidate’s constituents into an amalgam of general-election voters. Most important of all those constituent groups is women, who Demo strategists dependably assume are emotionally incontinent idiots.
Of course, another reason Biden pretends to be running is to bait Donald Trump into announcing a rematch — and he sure would like Trump to do that ahead of the midterm election in five weeks. Notably, in 2024, Trump would enter that race older than Ronald Reagan was when he left office.
The wild card is, what if Biden becomes terminably incapacitated or does not return from his perpetual vacations, and Kamala Harris takes over?
Finally, as for the upcoming midterms, Biden’s former spokes-parrot Jen Psaki says: “If it is a referendum on the president, [Democrats] will lose. And they know that.” But as I have argued, most of the “Bad News Biden” liability has already been discounted in electoral sentiments. As political analyst Byron York notes: “If history is any guide, Democrats do not have a chance — not even a small a chance — of keeping control of the House in the midterm elections. But the question is: Is history any guide?”
The grievance industry operative’s voter suppression bugaboo is rejected by a federal judge.
Failed gubernatorial candidate (and current gubernatorial candidate) Stacey Abrams has claimed since 2018 that she really won her initial race. She claimed that the only reason she didn’t actually win was voter “suppression” laws in the state of Georgia. She was so adamantly invested in this narrative that she started a group called Fair Fight Action in order to champion her cause and continue to gripe about her lost election.
It was much to her chagrin that her complaints were smartly swatted down by a federal court judge last Friday. Through her group, she attempted to prove that Georgia’s “Jim Crow 2.0” voting laws were racist and that they suppressed votes. Federal Judge Steve Jones, who has been hearing this case since 2018, said, “Although Georgia’s election system is not perfect the challenged practices violate neither the Constitution nor the [Voting Rights Act].”
Judge Jones is an Obama appointee and black, in case one might be tempted to think that this was a white conservative jurist weighing in. Jones did what should be expected of any federal judge: He applied the Constitution and other federal laws to see if Georgia had indeed broken any of them. In a neat 288-page decision, he concisely outlined why Abrams’s claims were false.
The greatest thrust of her claim rested on the notion that Georgia’s “exact match” policy was a form of voter suppression. Her group presented seven plaintiffs. According to the editors of National Review, “Of the seven voters the plaintiffs presented who had trouble at polling places, six of them still got to vote.” The only reason the seventh one was unable to vote was due to a time constraint issued by the individual’s nursing home facility; the plaintiff was unable to sort out the misunderstanding as a result.
As far as the claim of racism goes, Judge Jones said no. Just because 69% of the voters who were flagged as a mismatch in voting information were black did not actually prevent them from voting. National Review reports that Jones “quotes the Supreme Court for the proposition that a ‘policy that appears to work for 98 percent or more of voters to whom it applies — minority and non-minority alike — is unlikely to render a system unequally open.’”
As an overall criticism of Stacey Abrams as a politician, this court loss is undeniable. Abrams is a classic example of someone who gets so wrapped up in her political narratives that reality doesn’t matter. She has proven that again and again beginning with her claims in 2018 that she really won the election.
Another narrative that she pushed was mandated masking for school children to protect them from COVID-19. And yet, when she went to read to elementary school children for Black History Month, she took off her mask for a photo op and her hypocrisy went viral. She first called it a “false political attack,” “pathetic,” and “silly” — because when you’re a woke Democrat, you have to double down on your narrative. But she later apologized for her poor judgment.
Most recently, Abrams weighed in on the abortion narrative. “There is no such thing as a heartbeat at six weeks,” she said. “It is a manufactured sound designed to convince people that men have the right to take control of a woman’s body.” She combined two leftist talking points into one — that babies in the womb are not human or valuable until they are wanted, and that women are routinely oppressed and duped by men. Besides being patently false, Abrams’s grasp of the science of sonograms leaves something to be desired. Did she back down from this insane statement? No.
Each time Abrams makes one of these political missteps that make her even more unpopular, the mainstream media comes to her rescue and defends her. This white knight syndrome has created a false sense of security for Democrat “rising stars” who believe they don’t have to be held accountable for their words, actions, or hypocrisy. That is why, come election time, they are in a world of hurt (see also Beto O’Rourke).
Abrams shows no signs of backing down from her chosen narrative of racism and voter suppression. After the resounding loss in court, she said: “Over the past four years, Fair Fight and its allies have exposed a deeply flawed and problematic system. As the judge says in his first sentence, ‘This is a voting rights case that resulted in wins and losses for all parties.’ However, the battle for voter empowerment over voter suppression persists, and the cause of voter access endures. I will not stop fighting to ensure every vote can be cast, every ballot is counted and every voice is heard.”
The narrative, regardless of how fallacious, is the point — but hers may prove to be too transparently false for voters.
It’s notoriously difficult for a public figure to win a defamation suit, even when he’s right about the damage.
In case you missed it, Donald Trump is suing CNN for $475 million. And while we love a good lawsuit against the corrupt mainstream media, we also know that Trump’s chances of cashing in are next to zero.
We wish it weren’t so, because the Leftmedia can always use a good clock-cleaning, but the fact is that plaintiffs rarely ever win these cases.
“A lawsuit was filed today against CNN,” said Trump in a statement, “the once prestigious news channel that has devolved into a purveyor of disinformation, defamation, and Fake News, at a level which the American Public, and indeed the World, will not even believe is possible. For years I have watched this take place, often in disbelief, but the time has finally come to hold CNN responsible and legally accountable for their willful deception and defamatory statements made about me and both, directly and indirectly, my strong, devoted, and patriotic supporters — People who love the United States of America, but have been treated very unfairly, at so many levels. ‘The Big Lie’ that they constantly refer to is actually ‘The Big Lie’ in reverse. They know that, and it will be proven in Court!”
Sounds great. But, like we said, he has no chance. Here’s Washington Post media critic Eric Wemple, who, in the aftermath of Sarah Palin’s unsuccessful — but far more compelling — lawsuit against The New York Times, wrote about the extreme unlikelihood of success when a public figure sues a news organization: “Celebrities and political luminaries determined to sue the media for some outrage should have a chat with Sarah Palin. She might just tell them: It’s a slog.”
As Wemple reported, Palin had been suing the Times for three years over its June 2017 editorial, “America’s Lethal Politics.” Her obstacle as a public official was the landmark 1964 New York Times v. Sullivan case, which required that she prove “that a media outlet published information that they knew to be false, or with ‘reckless disregard’ to its truth.”
The Times certainly seemed to be reckless in this case, essentially accusing her of having incited a mass murder:
Was this attack evidence of how vicious American politics has become? Probably. In 2011, when Jared Lee Loughner opened fire in a supermarket parking lot, grievously wounding Representative Gabby Giffords and killing six people, including a 9-year-old girl, the link to political incitement was clear. Before the shooting, Sarah Palin’s political action committee circulated a map of targeted electoral districts that put Ms. Giffords and 19 other Democrats under stylized cross hairs.
Under fire from eagle-eyed bloggers, the Times later revised the passage to note that “no connection to the shooting was ever established” and that the original editorial had improperly described the map circulated by Palin’s PAC. All that would seem to have been a clear-cut admission of initial recklessness.
No dice. U.S. District Judge Jed Rakoff said Palin’s lawyers failed to provide evidence for “actual malice,” then dismissed the complaint. And that was that.
Trump doesn’t seem to have anything as substantive as Palin’s complaint in his corner. Sure, CNN and others continually denied Trump’s claims that the 2020 election was stolen — a claim that, we believe, becomes ever stronger with the passage of time and the revelations of bulk-mail ballot fraud, the Left’s takeover of the electoral administration process in key urban areas of swing states, and Big Tech’s collusion with the FBI to suppress the New York Post’s pre-election bombshell about the Biden Crime Family — but all that seems something short of intentional malice and reckless disregard for the truth.
Yes, CNN called Trump’s claim of a stolen election “The Big Lie” in a reference to Hitler, but he’s not the first Republican president to have been smeared as such. And unless there’s a smoking gun we’re not aware of — unless there’s some discovery of internal communications wherein CNN admits to knowing the truth while maliciously printing a falsehood — we think this will be a heavy lift for Trump.
We also think that Trump knows all this and that the real purpose of this lawsuit and its timing — just ahead of the midterms, right amid a wave of positive coverage for Florida Governor Ron DeSantis’s excellent handling of Hurricane Ian — is to make clear that he’s still in the fight, still the leader of the Republican Party, and still going toe to toe with the Fake News Media, which he’s correctly called “the enemy of the American people.”
Indeed, he said as much in his statement: “In the coming weeks and months we will also be filing lawsuits against a large number of other Fake News Media Companies for their lies, defamation, and wrongdoing, including as it pertains to ‘The Big Lie,’ that they used so often in reference to their disinformation attack on the Presidential Election of 2020.”
So other news organizations are also on notice, not just woebegone CNN. And if these shots across their bows by Trump ultimately amount to nothing more than a nuisance, we’d say it’s time and energy well spent — especially if it works these media “refs” to call things even a little more fairly going forward.
“Most outcomes of modern education are uneducated men. Our education is uneducation; its whole tendency is to unteach people the traditions of their fathers.” —G. K. Chesterton (1874-1936)
“The [Herschel] Walker news will leave a lot of Republicans depressed, and it should leave them depressed. In this kind of political environment, with Biden’s approval rating being lousy in just about all of the key states, a bunch of nice, boring, generic Republicans would likely be enjoying solid leads over Raphael Warnock, Mark Kelly, Maggie Hassan, and maybe even John Fetterman. All Republicans needed to do to win big this midterm cycle was to be normal. Apparently, that was too much to ask.” —Jim Geraghty
“If Trump’s only kingmaker skill is crowning primary winners who lose general elections, how much longer will Republicans continue to pretend that he’s vital to their party?” —Noam Blum
“Reminder that Raphael Warnock’s wife accused him of repeated domestic abuse and he’s currently trying to have a court seal his child custody proceedings during which he allegedly spent campaign money on his legal fees. The Georgia senate race is now between one man with a very sketchy personal life and a history of domestic abuse vs. another man with a sketchy personal life who won’t vote for $9 gas, open borders, and unlimited abortion. Make your choice, Georgia. ‘But Herschel Walker was a bad candidate.’ Okay, but the bottom line is he is still the Republican nominee and that is not changing. There are only two choices, both of them have flawed personal lives, but one will give Chuck Schumer two more years with control of the senate.” —Greg Price
For the Record
“The difference between President Trump and Joe Biden was 43,000 votes. If half of those people, 21,500, had voted for President Trump instead of Biden, President Trump would still be in the White House. … So that election was decided by 21,500 votes — in the backdrop of a story [Hunter’s laptop] that is the most suppressed story in the history of a U.S. presidential election. … You can call it rigged. You can call it stolen. You could call it suppressed. The American people can call it whatever they want. But the fact pattern is the FBI alone altered history in that election.” —former Hunter Biden business partner Tony Bobulinski
“The FBI, whose job it is to enforce federal law, did take a lengthy statement from Tony Bobulinski back in 2020 and during that conversation, he outlined several felonies the Bidens had committed and he would know because he saw it and then he provided extensive documentation to prove that it happened. The agents he spoke to seemed shocked and they promised to get back to Bobulinski for a follow-up interview, but they never did. In fact, the FBI never called Tony Bobulinski again. No one was ever indicted for these crimes. The investigation into them was squelched. To this day, the FBI continues to suppress evidence, proof that the most powerful family in the country has committed crimes against the United States. That is the definition of corruption. It’s unacceptable. If the United States is going to continue as a democratic republic, we can’t have this. It cannot go on.” —Tucker Carlson
“What is a fascist really? The Left says it is anyone who opposes what they want to do to expand government. But the real definition of a fascist is a leader who wants to exploit governmental power to suppress the basic liberties of individuals. It is the partnership of government and private industry for political power and monetary gain. To find it in modern-day America, the folks at the White House may want to look in the mirror.” —Stephen Moore
“It blows my mind that people don’t seem to realize you can’t own the MSM, government, and Hollywood and call the other side fascist.” —Kevin Sorbo
“[Biden] has been a great president. He has accomplished — we’ve been working together to accomplish so much, and that is beginning to have some appreciation in the public in terms of his leadership.” —House Speaker Nancy Pelosi
“The Biden Harris administration has made racial equity a centerpiece of our economic agenda. Advancing racial equity is not just a moral priority, it is also vital to our economic success.” —Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen
“So, it’s a lot more nuanced than that.” —White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre when asked: “You said the president was responsible for gas prices coming down. Is the president responsible for gas prices going up?”
“I believe that gender ideology is one of the greatest evils in human history. There is nothing they can threaten that would make me back down from this fight. I’d rather be dead than surrender to this madness. It’s as simple as that for me.” —Matt Walsh
“The very word ‘secrecy’ is repugnant in a free and open society; and we are as a people inherently and historically opposed to secret societies, to secret oaths and to secret proceedings.”
– John F. Kennedy, April 27, 1961
Long before the fiction writer Dan Brown arrived on the literary scene with his stories of esoterica, people have been intrigued with the idea of secret societies working in the shadows, carrying out evil plots against them. On this score, it would be hard to beat the Freemasons.
Here is a group of characters that has piqued the imaginations of men throughout the centuries. Back in 1798, John Robison, a professor of Natural Philosophy, and Secretary to the Royal Society of Edinburgh, published a book that made a big splash throughout Europe. The publication carried the lengthy title, ‘Proofs of a Conspiracy against All the Religions and Governments of Europe, Carried on in the Secret Meetings of Freemasons, Illuminati and Reading Societies.’ Had John Robison attempted to publish such a book in our day, he would have been quickly written off as a conspiracy theorist nut job along the lines of Alex Jones. But in 1798, the book was taken quite seriously.
Robison, himself a Mason, attempted to prove that not only the French Revolution, but many other historic events of the day were the result of this secret fraternity’s machinations.
“I have seen this Association exerting itself zealously and systematically, till it has become almost irresistible: And I have seen that the most active leaders in the French Revolution were members of this Association, and conducted their first movements according to its principles, and by means of its instructions and assistance, the formerly requested and obtained. And lastly, I have seen that this Association still exists, still works in secret, and that not only several appearances among ourselves show that its emissaries are endeavoring to propagate their detestable doctrines among us…”
Aside from the question of whether Robison was correct in his accusation is an equally important one: if the freemasons are really up to no good, are they continuing with their shenanigans today?
A lot of people believe they are, and many are speaking out with revelations of various levels of believability. Many are dismissed as conspiracy theorists (which, in turn, reinforces the belief of many others in the secret societies’ willingness to ‘throttle the truth’). Former singer-songwriter and winner of The X Factor Australia, Altiyan Childs, for example, shared a five-hour video where he proclaims that nearly every Western institution has been infiltrated by the Freemasons, to the point where it is nearly impossible to rise to high office – from the world of entertainment to politics and everything in between – without the silent nod of this international fraternity. That video has been viewed nearly four million times.
While it may be easy to laugh off such outlandish claims based on the ‘Illuminati’ and other such groups, there are other societies that make no secret about their secrecy, and have a much more tangible claim to controlling the world.
World Economic Forum
If there were a reigning king of secret societies today, the title would undoubtedly go to the World Economic Forum. Founded in 1971 by the German engineer and economist Klaus Schwab, the foundation, which brings together the top 1,000 most powerful corporations in the world, views its mission as “improving the state of the world by engaging business, political, academic, and other leaders of society to shape global, regional, and industry agendas.” Democratic procedure doesn’t seem to have a place in this formula.
As the author and social critic Nick Buxton described the annual confab, held in the mountains of Davos, Switzerland, “this unaccountable invitation-only gathering is increasingly where global decisions are being taken and moreover is becoming the default form of global governance.”
Schwab has gone on record as saying that “the sovereign state has become obsolete,” and that in order to fill the power void there needs to be a “global issue alliance” apparently with himself at the helm.
Not only does Davos serve as an elitist cocktail party for “improving the state of the world” far from the prying eyes of humanity, it also works to “penetrate” governments around the world with their self-taught protégé.
“So we penetrate the cabinets”.
Here is Klaus Schwab in 2017 discussing how the WEF have penetrated governments with its young global leaders – like Justin Trudeau.pic.twitter.com/07M6LDPHot
“What we are really proud of now is the young generation, like Prime Minister [Justin] Trudeau,” Schwab boasted back in 2017, who make it possible for us to “penetrate the cabinets” of governments around the world.
The Davos leader then provided an example, saying he had “attended a reception for Prime Minister Trudeau and I saw that half or his cabinet or even more are from the Young Global Leaders program of the World Economic Forum.”
It does not require much imagination for regular folks – never mind the conspiracy theorists – to find something nefarious about the most powerful people on the planet “penetrating” governments with their specially trained representatives. And that’s exactly what happened with the introduction of the Covid-19 pandemic – many people saw it as a fabricated emergency to not only deprive millions of people of their livelihood, but to further enrich the very individuals who make up the ranks of the Davos group (the forced lockdowns on people and private businesses caused one of the largest transfers of wealth in human history as only the very largest companies could survive under such conditions).
There were other reasons to be suspicious. In October 2019, the WEF, together with Johns Hopkins University and the Bill & Melissa Gates Foundation, held a tabletop seminar entitled Event 201 that described what would happen in the event of a global pandemic. Three months later, everything that the simulation described – from the lockdown of entire countries, to businesses being forced to close down – came to pass with the arrival of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Of course, this is not to say that Klaus Schwab and the Davos elite took advantage of a deadly pandemic to enrich themselves, but many people believe just that – or are at least suspicious about a secretive organization pushing for a ‘Great Reset’. Those two words have become the trigger word for many – while the WEF presented them as a benevolent post-Covid economic recovery plan, detractors pointed to a 2016 video released by the Forum as a prediction of the future and featuring the ominous words “You’ll own nothing. And you’ll be happy.” The plan, they claim, is to enact a new global world order.
Skull and Bones
In a non-descript building (for a full view of this structure, which is dubbed ‘the Tomb’ – and for good reason – check out the video) on the campus of Yale University is the home of Skull and Bones, a secretive fraternity that first appeared on the scene in 1832 (women were not granted membership into Skull and Bones until 1992).
Skull and Bones, which is also known as The Order, Order 322 or The Brotherhood of Death, is notoriously selective in determining who can become a so-called ‘Bonesman.’ The society selects new members among students every spring as part of its so-called ‘Tap Day’ when just 15 seniors are invited.
Despite its intense exclusivity, many members have ascended after graduation to positions of prominence in the world of intelligence, business and government. Three of them—William Howard Taft, George H.W. Bush, and George W. Bush—went on to become U.S. presidents. This was the cause of an awkward moment in the 2004 United States presidential election between George W. Bush and John Kerry, both members of Skull and Bones.
The late NBC journalist Tim Russert confronted both men as to their membership in the organization and ‘what that means for America.’ Bush just chuckled and said, “It’s so secret we can’t talk about it.” Kerry responded almost the same, saying he could not speak about his membership “because it’s a secret.” And with that the American people were forced to choose between two men from opposite sides of the particular spectrum who shared secrets the voter would never know about.
This group got its name from the Bilderberg Hotel, located in Oosterbeek, Netherlands, where the Bilderbergs had their first meeting in May 1954. But unlike Skull and Bones, Bilderberg is very much global in scope. In fact, it is so global that one of the conspiracy theories it must contend with is that it is trying to create a one world government.
Denis Healey, one of the original founders of the group, lent credence to that theory when he told a journalist: “To say we were striving for a one-world government is exaggerated, but not wholly unfair. Those of us in Bilderberg felt we couldn’t go on forever fighting one another for nothing and killing people and rendering millions homeless. So we felt that a single community throughout the world would be a good thing.”
The invitees tend to hail from a narrow spectrum of occupations – CEOs, finance ministers and heads of state. For the one or two journalists who receive an invitation, the privilege is largely symbolic since they are not permitted to write about what they see and hear. Bilderberg releases an annual list of those who will attend and the subjects they’ll discuss, but beyond that, little leaves the walls of the hotel.
So here we are left with the question: is there any place for secret societies inside of our democracies, especially when the members of these groups are always working on behalf of their own special interests? The answer seems obvious, but as it stands there are no laws on the books that prevent people – even those who say they represent us – from meeting together in private. As a result, the only option for the common folk is to protest these back-door meetings at every opportunity. And that is all.
One man, Martin Luther, stood alone against an empire. His motivation was spiritual, but the outcome of his conviction was spiritual and political, leaving a global legacy 500 years later and celebrated this October 31st. Unbeknownst to even himself, Luther completely upended the current religious system.
“Graham has spent a large portion of his career in ministry attempting to build relationships and bridges with the secular world. Though there have been times that he’s been strong on moral issues, there are times that he’s been extremely weak or has compromised the gospel to build these relationships.”
(The Dissenter) A gaggle of homosexual-affirming “churches” took to the streets to protest outside of Franklin Graham’s “God Loves You” event in Rochester, NY on Sunday. According to reports, hundreds of people stood in Soldiers Field Park as Graham preached a watered-down “Jesus loves everybody” gospel message.
So what was the big deal? Franklin Graham, while not exactly a raging heretic, definitely does preach an inclusive gospel in the footsteps of his father, Billy, who unrepentantly held to the heresy of universalism. And While Graham does not condone homosexuality, he’s certainly no outspoken critic of immorality to the exclusion of those who practice it among the ranks of the professing Church. View article →
Former Hunter Biden business associate Tony Bobulinski joined ‘Tucker Carlson Tonight’ to discuss President Biden’s alleged role in his son’s business dealings and how much he knew. #foxnews #fox #tucker