Daily Archives: July 17, 2018

July 17: Emotion versus Logic

1 Samuel 30:1–31:13; 1 Peter 2:18–25; Psalm 131:1–132:18

Reacting is easy. What’s difficult is overcoming emotions in a time of adversity. Although emotions are not bad, they can lead us astray. At the same time, when we stray too far in the other direction and rely entirely on reason, we risk using logic without empathy. The answer to this conundrum is not to pit emotions against reason, but instead to pray.

Throughout his life King David struggles to balance emotion and logic. Sometimes he is an emotional wreck; other times he is so calculated that he seems almost brutal. Yet in many moments in his life—especially in his early years—he seeks Yahweh when it would be more convenient not to.

In 1 Samuel 30:1–6, David returns to the town of Ziklag to find that two of his wives and many of his warriors’ wives have been captured, and the city has been burned down. The text describes the emotional atmosphere of the discovery: “David and the people who were with him raised their voices and wept until there was not enough strength in them to weep.” The text also states that “it was very pressed for David”—meaning that David’s men are considering killing him because they view the situation as his fault (1 Sam 30:4, 6). Then we’re told, “But David strengthened himself in Yahweh his God” (1 Sam 30:6). This decision changes everything.

By seeking Yahweh, David learns that he will be able to overtake the raiders of Ziklag and recover the captives (1 Sam 30:7–10). What happens next is amazing: David and his men show kindness to a stranger, who returns the kindness by showing them where the raiders are camped. David and his men then overcome the raiders and recover the captives (1 Sam 30:11–20). This is one of those “God works in mysterious ways” moments. But could God have worked in mysterious ways if David had allowed either hot emotion or cold logic to rule him? Probably not. His prayer made all the difference.

We overcome the problems we face because God works in us, through His Spirit, when we seek Him in prayer. This is also how we can overcome our weaknesses and become more like Him.

What emotions do you need to overcome through prayer? What tensions can be resolved through God’s work?

John D. Barry[1]


[1] Barry, J. D., & Kruyswijk, R. (2012). Connect the Testaments: A One-Year Daily Devotional with Bible Reading Plan. Bellingham, WA: Lexham Press.

Fox News Wins Weekly Cable Again — CNN Falls To TLC – The Daily Caller

Fox News took the top spot in cable television for the 27th week in a row, while CNN failed to even crack the top five. According to Nielsen Media Research for the week of July 9 to July 15, Fox averaged 1.5 million in total viewers and 300,000 in the 25-54 demographic. Fox also topped […]
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July 17 Possessed by God

“You are … a people for God’s own possession” (1 Peter 2:9).

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Since God paid the price to redeem you, you belong to Him.

When Jesus said, “I am the good shepherd; and I know My own, and My own know Me” (John 10:14), He stated a truth that has been especially dear to me since the early years of my theological education. One of the pleasant memories from my seminary days is sitting in chapel and singing the hymn by the nineteenth-century lyricist Wade Robinson—“I Am His and He Is Mine.” I may never fully comprehend the depths of what it means to belong to Christ, but I will forever glory in it.

The Greek word translated “possession” in 1 Peter 2:9 means “to purchase” or “to acquire for a price.” Paul used it in Ephesians 1:14 to speak of “the redemption of God’s own possession.” Everyone is His by creation, but we as Christians are uniquely His because He paid the price to redeem us from the bondage of sin and death.

God’s ownership of believers is emphasized throughout Scripture. Paul admonished elders to “shepherd the church of God which He purchased with His own blood” (Acts 20:28). He said to the Corinthians, “Do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have from God, and that you are not your own? For you have been bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body” (1 Cor. 6:19–20). Titus 2:14 says that Christ “gave Himself for us, that He might redeem [or purchase] us from every lawless deed and purify for Himself a people for His own possession.”

Isaiah 43:21 says, “The people whom I formed for Myself, will declare My praise.” That was to be Israel’s purpose, and it is yours as well. God chose you as His own possession and gave His Son to purchase your salvation. You are His eternally; so live accordingly, and rejoice in such a glorious privilege!

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Suggestions for Prayer:  Make it your practice to praise God abundantly for the privilege of belonging to Him.

For Further Study: Read John 10:1–33. ✧ What characterizes the Good Shepherd? ✧ What did Jesus claim about His relationship with God the Father? ✧ How did the Jewish leaders react to His teaching?[1]


[1] MacArthur, J. F., Jr. (1993). Drawing Near—Daily Readings for a Deeper Faith (p. 211). Wheaton, IL: Crossway Books.

Revoice Pastor Open to Hosting Christian Pedophile Conference — Pulpit & Pen

Greg Johnson, the pastor of the PCA church that is hosting the infamous “Gay Christian” Revoice Conference, says that he’s open to a similar conference for Christians identifying as pedophiles.

Appearing on the Cross Politic podcast, Johnson was interviewed by co-hosts, Gabriel Rench, David Shannon, and Toby Sumter. The podcast, which stands for “Christ over politics,” claims to mix “the taboo formula of faith, culture, and politics to bring the clarity of the gospel into muddle America.” The three interviewed Johnson about the controversial LGBTQXYZLMNOP conference and asked friendly questions about why he would do such a thing, while drinking coffee and huffing what appears to be a Swisher Sweet and Mild cigar.

The pertinent time stamp of this interview is at the 4.30 mark, in which the host asked Johnson if he would consider hosting a similar conference designed for pedophiles. You can watch the video below.

Host: The central question that we wanted to raise with the parody site, is….if you were asked, the elders at Memorial Presbyterian, to host a conference that would ‘support, encourage and empower’ pedophile Christians – people who are attracted children, sexually – so that they can ‘flourish while observing the historic Christian doctrine of marriage and sexuality,’ do you think you would seriously consider that request.

Johnson: That’s an interesting question. If you’re talking about people who have sexual brokenness and are committed to Christ and aren’t acting on it, maybe they’re taking chemical castration drugs, they’re being monitored and they really want to know ‘how I can walk with Jesus’ I think we’d definitely consider taking them in and having a safe place for that conversation…

You can listen to the entire clip for full content above.

There are differences between Same Sex Attraction (SSA) and pedophilia, according to Johnson, including a “power differential” between adults and kids and that even non-intimate relationships between adults and children outside the family unit are inappropriate. Other than that, Johnson seems to answer in the affirmative that it’s perfectly possible to identify as a pedophile and a Christian and that his church is willing to help them be” supported, encouraged and empowered as pedophile Christians.”

via Revoice Pastor Open to Hosting Christian Pedophile Conference — Pulpit & Pen

POTUS Trump ‘Clarifies’ Russian Meddling Remarks – Media and Elites Freak Out Over Another Nothing-Burger — The Gateway Pundit

President Trump ‘clarified’ comments he made about Russian election meddling in a closed-door meeting with Congressional Republicans Tuesday.

According to Senate reporters, President Trump says he accepts the intel community’s assessment Russia meddled in the 2016 election, however, the President stated Russia’s actions had no impact on the outcome.

The President also reiterated there was no collusion between his campaign and the Russians.

Via Fox News Congress reporter, Chad Pergram: Trump: I have full faith and support for America’s intelligence agencies..I always have. Russia’s actions had no impact let me be clear. I accept our interest community conclusion that meddling took place..There was no collusion at all.

President Donald Trump and President Vladimir Putin held a joint press conference Monday in Helsinki, Finland and the media melted down.

The President brought up Hillary Clinton’s 33,000 missing emails, the DNC server and Debbie Wasserman Schultz’s Pakistani IT staffer, Imran Awan.

“What happened to the server? What happened to the servers of the Pakistani gentlemen that worked on the DNC. Where are those servers?” President Trump asked. “They’re missing. Where are they? What happened to Hillary Clinton’s emails? 33,000 emails gone!” Trump continued.

To this day, the FBI has never done a forensic examination of the DNC server so we have no proof it was even hacked, and if hacked by whom?

The left would rather settle the score with bombs than have civil discourse with Russia.

Once again the media and elites freak out over another nothing-burger.

Developing…

via POTUS Trump ‘Clarifies’ Russian Meddling Remarks – Media and Elites Freak Out Over Another Nothing-Burger — The Gateway Pundit

JULY 17 LOSING THE MYSTERY

If any man will do his will, he shall know…whether it be of God.

John 7:17

We may be sure we are gaining spiritually when we discover there is a sense of divine mystery running throughout all of the kingdom of God!

I am aware that there are teachers in various Christian circles who pretend to know everything about God. They will quickly answer any question you may have about God, His creation, His judgments. They end up taking the mystery out of life and the mystery out of worship. When they have done that, they have taken God out as well!

Their cleverness and glibness may well betray a lack of the divine awe within the human spirit—awe and adoration, silent and wonderful, that breathes a whisper, “Oh Lord God, Thou knowest!”

In Isaiah we see clearly what happens to a person in the mystery of the Presence. Overpowered within His own being, Isaiah can only confess, “I am a man of unclean lips!” (6:5). A person who has sensed what Isaiah sensed will never be able to joke again about “The Someone up there who likes me.”

Lord, if we pause long enough to seriously reflect upon Your divine nature, our finite minds will not be able to fathom the extent of Your infinite greatness. Our God is an awesome God! Praise Him![1]


[1] Tozer, A. W. (2015). Mornings with tozer: daily devotional readings. Chicago, IL: Moody Publishers.

“This Is Utterly Ridiculous”: Highlights From Fox News’ Putin Interview

After sitting down with President Trump earlier in the day, President Putin joined Fox News’ Chris Wallace for a combative interview where he insisted that the idea that Russia could have influenced the votes of millions of Americans during the 2016 election was “utterly ridiculous” while insisting that Russia doesn’t have compromising materials on President Trump. The interview aired on “Special Report” on Monday as the bipartisan backlash to Trump’s meeting with Putin was beginning to grow, and President Putin started off with some advice for the world (and perhaps even more so, the sheep in America):

“As for who to believe and who you can’t believe… can you believe at all – you can’t believe anyone.”

At one point during the interview, Wallace tried to hand Putin a copy of the DOJ indictment of 12 Russian military intelligence officers, but instead of taking it, Putin asked that he place it on a side table. Pushing back against claims that the Russians have compromising information on Trump, Putin said “I don’t want to insult President Trump when I say this – and I may come as rude – but before he announced that he will run for presidency, he was of no interest for us.” He then went on to claim that it would be impossible for Russia to have influenced the 2016 election.

“Interference with the domestic affairs of the United States – do you really believe that someone acting from the Russian territory could have influenced the United States and influenced the choice of millions of Americans?” Putin said. “This is utterly ridiculous.”

Russia doesn’t even have the resources to track Trump even if it wanted to, Putin said. For example, the annual St. Petersburg Economic Forum usually attracts 500 business leaders and most of them are industrial tycoons on a “greater scale” than Trump, yet do the Americans think Russia organized surveillance on all of them?

“Do you think that our Special Services actually organized surveillance on each and every of them?” Putin said. “Well, unlike you, unlike the United States, we don’t do this. We don’t have enough resources. We don’t have enough manpower to organize the total state of control. That’s not part of our plans. And it’s clear that we did nothing of that kind of against Mr. Trump.”

Asked how Russia might respond if either Georgia or Ukraine were to join NATO, Putin scoffed, saying his reaction would be “negative.”

“For us, well, it’s a direct and immediate threat for our national security…moving this NATO infrastructure towards our borders would be a threat, and…the reaction would be extremely negative,” Putin said.

Moving on to Syria, Wallace asked about reports made by independent monitors claiming that Russia has bombed civilians in Aleppo and Ghouta, to which Putin replied that “victims are inevitable.”

“You know, when there [is] warfare going on – and this is the worst thing that can happen [for] humankind – [victims] are inevitable, and there will always be a question of who’s to blame. I think it is the terrorist groups who are to blame who destabilized the situation in the country.”

But when Wallace asked if Putin had qualms about killing innocent men, women and children, the Russian president chided him, accusing him of being “completely deceived.”

“You are completely deceived, and I am very sorry that you do not know the real situation…about Syria.”

Toward the end of the interview, Wallace pointed out that many of Putin’s political opponents have ended up dead or close to it. Putin pointed out that political killings happen in the US as well.

“Well, first of all, all of us have plenty of political rivals. I’m pretty sure President Trump has plenty of political rivals.”

Wallace replied: “But they don’t end up dead.”

To which Putin pointed out that political killings happen in the US too with some regulat

“Haven’t presidents been killed in the United States?” Putin replied. “Have you forgotten about – well, has [President John F.] Kennedy been killed in Russia or in the United States? Or [Dr. Martin Luther] King? What – and what happens to the clashes between police and, well, civil society, and some – several ethnic groups? Well, that’s something that happens on the US soil. All of us have our own set of domestic problems.”

Watch the full interview below:

Source: “This Is Utterly Ridiculous”: Highlights From Fox News’ Putin Interview

RenewAmerica Newsletter for July 17, 2018

July 17, 2018
BY WES VERNON — Edward Griffin, in his Need to Know column, wrote that he has seen the film Revelation: Dawn of Global Government. Even though he himself was in a part of the movie, actually seeing the film in final form left him “stunned.” When his commentary was joined by “scores of others who spoke from first-hand knowledge about the loss of liberty and the growth of government,” the pieces came together like a giant jigsaw puzzle that revealed a disturbing picture of the social and political Hell that is rapidly approaching…. (more)


July 16, 2018
ALAN KEYES — Because Christ teaches using parables, people who learn from him gain an advantage. They are accustomed to remembering that things are not always what they seem, and to use their imagination to think beyond the apparent significance of a story for its additional meaning…. (more)

July 16, 2018
CHARLES HURT — Well, that certainly was not The Art of the Deal. And that was not the tough guy from Queens we so enthusiastically elected. President Trump is the most courageous, imaginative, and dynamic American political leader in more than a quarter-century. He is willing to tackle huge problems and fiercely pursue bold and inventive courses in search of solutions to problems that cowardly politicians have ignored for decades…. (more)


July 16, 2018
WASHINGTON TIMES — President Trump on Monday stood beside Russian President Vladimir Putin and rejected the findings of U.S. intelligence and law enforcement agencies that Moscow interfered in the 2016 election, drawing bipartisan blowback from lawmakers dismayed by his performance on the world stage…. (more)

July 16, 2018
WESLEY PRUDEN — How does Donald Trump test the patience, forbearance, loyalty and endurance of the millions who trusted him to drain the swamp, restore a strong American voice in the world, cast out evil-doers and deliver America from the clutch of those who would trash the dream?… (more)

July 16, 2018
NEW YORK POST — Watching FBI agent Peter Strzok battle with Congress, my initial reaction was pure anger. His repeated, arrogant insistence that he had done nothing wrong despite tons of evidence to the contrary convinced me he deserved immediate firing – – if not the firing squad…. (more)


July 16, 2018
FOX NEWS — Peter Strzok’s ‘insurance policy’ is the Russia collusion investigation…. (more)

July 16, 2018
DAVID KUPELIAN — Is it just me, or is everyone missing the biggest, most mind-boggling part of the never-ending “Trump-Russia collusion” drama?… (more)

July 16, 2018
ROBERT KNIGHT — Over the weekend, in addition to being in the World Cup soccer final against tiny Croatia, France got to celebrate Bastille Day, which commemorates the July 14, 1789, storming of the infamous Paris prison. It’s fair to say the soccer match was worthier of feting. The Bastille takeover sparked the French Revolutionaries’ overthrow of the royal aristocracy and the onset of the Reign of Terror…. (more)

July 15, 2018
NEWSMAX — During her testimony on Capitol Hill on Friday, several lawmakers said former FBI lawyer Lisa Page was “cooperative,” forthcoming” and “transparent” as she answered questions about anti-Trump texts and agency bias during the 2016 presidential campaign, The Washington Post reported…. (more)

July 15, 2018
WORLDNETDAILY — It’s illegal, but these Chinese parents say they so much want the best for their children, they’re willing to homeschool them, hiding from the government on an as-needed basis. Homeschooling has been booming for years in America, where there are millions, and there are several countries in Europe where’s it is thriving even though officials don’t like it much at all…. (more)

July 15, 2018
WASHINGTON TIMES — The Bible remains a fixture in American culture and lifestyle according to the “State of the Bible” report, an annual poll conducted by the Barna Group, a California-based research organization, and the American Bible Society. “The results show that, despite shifting cultural trends, Americans still read the Word, and it remains a powerful, transformative tool in their life. These and other snapshots are included in our list of top seven findings from this year’s State of the Bible report,” the survey said…. (more)

July 15, 2018
WASHINGTON TIMES — A Russian tech entrepreneur accused in the infamous Christopher Steele dossier says Friday’s indictment of 12 Kremlin intelligence officers exonerates him. The indictment signed by special counsel Robert Mueller didn’t refer to Aleksej Gubarev or make reference to any of his companies that supply computer servers worldwide…. (more)

July 15, 2018
CONRAD BLACK — On the heels of my misguided intuition, expressed on another site last week, that Judge Coney was the president’s most likely selection for the Supreme Court vacancy, the president should be (but won’t be), commended for choosing the least controversial candidate, Judge Brett Kavanaugh. The nomination of Kavanaugh, a Bush appointee and friend, may be taken as (but again probably won’t be) a conciliatory gesture to traditional Republicans. Whatever appearances, conservatives are placated, moderates have nothing to complain about, and an obviously highly qualified candidate is unlikely to be seriously damaged by the Democratic kamikaze attacks, which did not await the banal formality of having the name of the justice-designate before hurling themselves at the unnamed choice…. (more)

July 14, 2018
NEWSMAX — Former Republican House Majority Leader Tom DeLay on Friday heaped praise on GOP Rep. Louie Gohmert of Texas for his fiery remark about FBI agent Peter Strzok’s extramarital affair during an explosive hearing on Capitol Hill. “God bless Louie Gohmert. He’s such a truthful guy and you never misunderstand where he’s coming from,” DeLay said in an interview with Newsmax TV’s “America Talks Live.”… (more)


July 14, 2018
NEWSMAX — Ex-CIA Director John Brennan has complained about the treatment that FBI agent Peter Strzok received from GOP House leaders, Reps. Bob Goodlatte of Virginia and Trey Gowdy of South Carolina, during a hearing conducted on Thursday by the House Judiciary and Oversight Committees…. (more)


July 14, 2018
Congressman says Strzok was informed but didn’t act
ART MOORE — At the contentious hearing Thursday with FBI agent Peter Strzok, Rep. Louis Gohmert, R-Texas, revealed the FBI didn’t follow up on a government watchdog’s finding that nearly all of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s emails were sent to a foreign entity…. (more)


July 14, 2018
NATIONAL REVIEW — FBI agent Peter Strzok was grilled by House Republicans Thursday about anti-Trump bias allegations, the Steele dossier, and his infamous texts with Lisa Page. Here are some of the highlights…. (more)

July 14, 2018
NATIONAL REVIEW — A group of House conservatives is preparing to file impeachment charges against Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein over his lack of cooperation with their efforts to investigate political bias in the FBI. House Freedom Caucus chairman Mark Meadows had the impeachment document with him when he spoke to reporters on Capitol Hill and plans to file the charges as soon as Monday, Politico reported Friday afternoon…. (more)


July 13, 2018
‘It doesn’t seem to me that there’s any reason’
GREG COROMBOS — Special Counsel Robert Mueller indicted 12 Russians, accusing them of hacking key individuals and institutions, and even stealing the information of some 500,000 voters. However, a former federal prosecutor says while it’s vital to know how Russia tried to interfere in the 2016 campaign, there’s still no connection to the Trump campaign and still no basis for why a special counsel is on this case…. (more)


July 13, 2018
WASHINGTON TIMES — FBI Agent Peter Strzok admitted Thursday he doesn’t like President Trump but insisted his personal political views, including text messages promising to “stop” Mr. Trump or facilitate his impeachment, did not influence two of the country’s most important investigations…. (more)


July 13, 2018
NATIONAL REVIEW — During his congressional testimony Thursday, anti-Trump FBI agent Peter Strzok denied that political bias affected his professional conduct and said that the opinions he expressed in the text messages that resulted in his firing were sent “out of deep patriotism.”… (more)


July 13, 2018
WASHINGTON EXAMINER — FBI agent Peter Strzok, whose anti-Donald Trump text messages have become fuel for the Republicans, was defiant and apologetic during a blockbuster hearing on Capitol Hill…. (more)

July 13, 2018
NEWSMAX — Embattled FBI agent Peter Strzok drew fire from CNN on Thursday, with the network’s political director saying he should have been more careful with his text messaging habit…. (more)

July 13, 2018
WASHINGTON TIMES — Republican Rep. Louie Gohmert on Thursday blasted FBI agent Peter Strzok for his affair with former FBI attorney Lisa Page, drawing outrage from his Democratic cohorts. Mr. Strzok was testifying before the House Judiciary and Oversight and Government Reform committees investigating the FBI and Justice Department’s role investigating the 2016 presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and President Trump…. (more)

 

Russian military ‘ready to work with US’ after Trump & Putin talk Syria, nuclear arms in Helsinki

The Russian military is ready to work with the US colleagues on all the areas discussed by the two presidents during the Helsinki summit, namely cooperation in Syria and mutual reduction of the strategic nuclear arsenals.
Read Full Article at RT.com

Source: Russian military ‘ready to work with US’ after Trump & Putin talk Syria, nuclear arms in Helsinki

EXCLUSIVE: Judge Jeanine Pirro EXPOSES Deep State, ANTIFA, And Anti-Women Sentiment In Democrat Party [VIDEO] — The Gateway Pundit

In an explosive new interview with The Gateway Pundit, Judge Jeanine Pirro sat down with us to discuss the deep state, ANTIFA, and more.

While sitting down to discuss her new best-selling book titled Liars, Leakers, and Liberals (available here for order), the celebrated prosecutor, DA, and Fox News Host, shared some major insight into the current political climate in America and the hostility being faced by the Trump Administration.

“There are liars, leakers, and liberals who are trying to oust a dually-elected president,” Pirro begins before diving into the false narratives being pushed by major liberal news networks (such as the DNC funded and widely disproven Trump–Russia dossier), the increasingly violent ANTIFA, and the rise in dangerous ideologies such as Socialism among American youth.

via EXCLUSIVE: Judge Jeanine Pirro EXPOSES Deep State, ANTIFA, And Anti-Women Sentiment In Democrat Party [VIDEO] — The Gateway Pundit

If Vladimir Putin Really Is So Bad, Let’s Just Petition The United Nations To Declare War On Russia And Get It Over With Already — Now The End Begins

On the heels of the World Cup final and the eve of Trump’s summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin, in Helsinki, Finland, Hillary Clinton took a jab at her former presidential campaign rival.

The fake news media released an unprecedented torrent of invectives and insults at our president yesterday for meeting with Vladimir Putin of Russia in Helsinki. The Daily News called it ‘open treason‘, the Clinton News Network cried ‘Hillary Was Right, Trump Is A Puppet‘, and down the line it went.

So the question I have is this. If Vladimir Putin is really the murderous, bloodthirsty dictator that the globalist world order claims that he is, and if Russia is really the ‘enemy of the free world’, then let’s do the free world a favor and invade them like we did in Iraq, and be done with it. Right? And let’s also erase from the history books how President Ronald Reagan made friends with Russia, became close friends with former Secretary General of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union, Mikhail Gorbachev.

FROM THE NY DAILY NEWS: Before the entire world Monday, the self-styled tough-guy, America-First President revealed himself to be Russian President Vladimir Putin’s poodle. Putin flatly denied what every U.S. intelligence agency has concluded, what new indictments by Special Counsel Robert Mueller now underline: That agents of the GRU, the intelligence agency Putin used to work for and still leads, spearheaded 2016 presidential election interference. READ MORE

FROM CNN: On the heels of the World Cup final and the eve of Trump’s summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin, in Helsinki, Finland, Hillary Clinton took a jab at her former presidential campaign rival. She tweeted, “Great World Cup. Question for President Trump as he meets Putin: Do you know which team you play for?”  Cue the flame emoji for a serious political social media burn. Regardless of whether Clinton expected an answer to her tweeted question, she got one. The President of the United States clearly demonstrated to the world exactly which team he plays for: Russia. READ MORE

FROM ABC NEWS: Stephen Colbert said he was “shaken” to the core by President Donald Trump’s controversial meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday, an event Colbert says should be classified as “treason. Today has shaken me to my core, and I don’t think I need to point out that, at 54, there’s not a lot of core left,” Colbert said in his opening monologue on “The Late Show.” “OK, egotism plus naivete times false equivalence equals … yeah, treason.” READ MORE

Yet, when thesmartest president ever‘ Barack Hussein Obama made nice with dictators and had a foreign policy that stimulated the growth of terrorism around the world, the fake news media were predictably silent. Who can forget President Obama laughing off the threat of ISIS, and referring to them as the ‘Jay-Vee Team‘, as America watched near daily videos of ISIS soldiers beheading their prisoners?

Or how about the time he cowardly bowed to the demands of terror state Iran, and actually paid money to have captured US sailors returned home? And through it all, the fake news media, as they reported on these things, had nothing but praise for Obama despite his inept and traitorous handling of these and other situations.

Could President Trump had done better in Helsinki? Yes, he absolutely could have. He should have been stronger with Putin, and he should have been visibly angry over any evidence that showed Russia might have attempted to hack our elections.

But as the globalists and the fake news media continue to pile on President Trump because of their intense hatred for him, and continue to give Obama a pass for things that were actually treason, it just makes me side with Trump even more.

You can’t have it both ways. If Vladimir Putin is really as bad as they claim, then isolate and ostracize him on a global level. If Russia really is our enemy, then have the guts to treat them as our enemy and kick them out of the United Nations, slam them with crippling sanctions, and then invade them.

After all, isn’t that how we have always treated our enemies? Come on, globalists and fake news media, fire up your platforms and begin calling for all-out war immediately, and let’s get rid of the world’s number one enemy.

Put up or shut up.

via If Vladimir Putin Really Is So Bad, Let’s Just Petition The United Nations To Declare War On Russia And Get It Over With Already — Now The End Begins

‘Traitor, appeaser’: Era of Twitter’s hysterical ‘hot-take’ comes of age after Putin-Trump summit

Donald Trump’s news conference with Vladimir Putin gave Twitter’s angry analysts the chance to vent, and they really went for it. The question they need to be asking themselves really, is can they get angrier than this?
Read Full Article at RT.com

Source: ‘Traitor, appeaser’: Era of Twitter’s hysterical ‘hot-take’ comes of age after Putin-Trump summit

Democrats Need To Get A Grip On Reality

This week The Washington Post published an op-ed headlined: “It’s not wrong to compare Trump’s America to the Holocaust.” As with similar examples of this genre, it’s a sickening display of moral relativism that belittles the suffering and murder of millions in the service of some short-sighted and crass partisan fearmongering.

This week Politico published an opinion piece headlined: “Putin’s Attack on the U.S. Is Our Pearl Harbor,” which demeaned the sacrifice of American soldiers by likening a military attack on American soil that brought us into the bloodiest war mankind has ever experienced to email phishing.

On MSNBC, where illiterate histrionic analogies litters coverage every day, a contributor compared Donald Trump’s meeting in Helsinki with Vladimir Putin to Pearl Harbor and Kristallnacht, just to be safe.

Social media is teeming with similar hyperbole — “treason,” “traitor,” etc . — and not just from anonymous trolls. It’s difficult to accept anyone with a working brain actually believes this rhetoric, and they certainly don’t act like it. But if well-heeled pundits keep telling everyone The Fourth Reich is imminent before retiring to their townhouses in Capital Hill every night, some people might actually start believing them. And if email phishing and hacking is truly comparable to Pearl Harbor or Kristallnacht or the Holocaust there’s really no reason why those accepting these analogies shouldn’t also support military reprisals abroad and coups at home.

Defenders of this hyperbole often claim that they’re not making an exact equivalence to the lives lost, but rather to the intent of all those attackers. All of them, they say, are intended to destabilize “our democracy.” Well, yes. One aspect of similarity still doesn’t make the events comparable. It would be saying Iran’s spying on the United States – spying that resulted in our military technology being sold to China — is comparable to 9/11 because both those nations intended to harm our democracy. And if this were so, it would be treasonous to make peace with these nations, and completely rational to wage war. But surely we can find less feverish analogies.

Russia attempted to meddle in our domestic affairs, and there should be retribution and condemnation for those efforts. But our electoral system was not “undermined.” It withstood, as it has for many decades, Russian attempts to mess with institutions. The reaction to those hacking efforts, on the other hand, does no favors to democracy, and it certainly does no favors to Democrats who are suddenly horrified by the Putin threat.

You might remember how liberals lectured Americans after 9/11 about appropriate way to deal with terrorists. Don’t kill them, we were told, that’s exactly what they want! Well, it’s certain that this is what Putin wants. Few things “destabilize democracy” more than imbuing a foreign strongman from a second-rate power with the imaginary capability of deciding our elections.

Nor does Donald Trump’s hamfisted, misguided and transparent Putin-coddling equal collusion or sedition simply because you don’t like the president’s position. For a number of reasons — including, like many of his detractors, an inability or refusal to make any distinction between Russian “meddling” and attacks on the legitimacy of his election — the president is a fan of Putin. Even though his administration has been tougher on Russia in many respects than the previous ones, there’s no way around it: Trump has a misguided admiration for strongmen.

That’s doesn’t make his foreign policy position an act of “treason” any more than Obama’s coddling of Iran was sedition — even though the former president sided with Iranians (and Hezbollah) over American law enforcement. Your hysterics make it impossible for many people to even concede that you might have a point to make.

Since Trump met with Putin in Helsinki, an array of Republicans, including the Speaker of the House and the Majority Leader have been critical of the president by supporting the intelligence community assessment of Russian meddling, weakening the argument that the GOP always walks lockstep behind the president.

There could even have been some consensus in Washington over how to move forward. Instead, we had elected Democrats spinning melodramatic political fairy tales about the Ruskies controlling the GOP, about the need to start coups and about the presence of Kompromat. This morning an army of blue checkmarks were retweeting and oohing and aahing over an erroneous report about how a Russian spy had infiltrated the Oval Office, simply because the woman in question had red hair and looked vaguely similar.

The Trump presser with Putin was unhinged. And so is your reaction to it.

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Netanyahu hails Trump-Putin summit in Helsinki, thanks leaders for discussing Israel’s security

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has hailed Israel’s relations with the US and Russia after Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin said that the Jewish state’s security concerns were discussed during their summit in Helsinki.
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