Daily Archives: March 23, 2020

Democrats Demand Stimulus Bill Include Reparations For Transgender Native Americans Affected By Climate Change — The Babylon Bee

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Democratic lawmakers are blocking the stimulus bill proposed in Congress, slamming their Republican colleagues for refusing to include reparations for transgender Native Americans affected by climate change.

“If we aren’t handing billions of dollars to Native Americans with gender dysphoria displaced by our current climate emergency, then what are we even doing here?” shouted Chuck Schumer in a scathing speech outside the Capitol Building. “The American people are waiting for us to pass this bill, and the evil Republicans are stubbornly insisting we don’t earmark billions for our transgender indigenous brothers and sisters and others.”

The Democrats’ version of the bill would set aside $500 billion to fund gender reassignment surgeries and reparations for any indigenous person who has been forced to move thanks to the climate emergency.

“Millions will die if we do not get this added to the bill,” Nancy Pelosi warned gravely. “American families are hurting, yes, but they need to wait a while longer so we can get all our pet projects added to the bill.”

More demands of the Democrats include the following:

  • Funding for Cats 2
  • Research into green, environmentally friendly moon power
  • $50 million earmarked for research into USB cables that you can plug in correctly the first time
  • Saving the endangered striped desert moose ant
  • $100 million to bring back popular soda Tab
  • A large supply of rainbow flags to have on hand just in case
  • More butlers in the Capitol Building
  • Funding for ten more seasons of RuPaul’s Drag Race
  • Free housing for undocumented Mexican spider monkeys

Republicans are not interested in adding these things to the proposal unless they get to add an equal amount of unnecessary pet spending.

via Democrats Demand Stimulus Bill Include Reparations For Transgender Native Americans Affected By Climate Change — The Babylon Bee

MUST WATCH – Tom Cotton Outlines Nancy Pelosi Emergency Relief Scheme… — The Last Refuge

 

There are many people, many voters, simply stunned at how the Democrats are trying to use the COVID-19 economic emergency to add unrelated ideological elements to the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act.

Senator Tom Cotton walks through some of the items the Democrats are demanding before they will allow economic relief to U.S. companies and workers. MUST WATCH:

via MUST WATCH – Tom Cotton Outlines Nancy Pelosi Emergency Relief Scheme… — The Last Refuge

California Police Will Use State-Of-The-Art Chinese Patrol Drones Equipped With Night Vision Cameras To Enforce Coronavirus Lockdown Order — Now The End Begins

A California police department is planning on using drones equipped with cameras and loudspeakers to monitor a coronavirus shutdown.

Just as we experienced in 9/11, the day finally came when the craziness subsided, we will one day hopefully watch our current coronavirus craziness subside also. But just as when 9/11 ended we didn’t go back to the same world we had previously known, neither will we this time return to life as we once knew it. Regardless of the true origin of the coronavirus, it matters not from whence it truly came, the current panic is being used to push us forward into a world of the future. The world we’ve been warning you about.

The aftermath of 9/11 brought us endless foreign wars in the Middle East, and the Patriot Act which could have been written by George Orwell himself. What will the aftermath of the coronavirus look like? There will be a “new economy” that will have to replace the one they are currently destroying, there will be a national tracking system, drones flying overhead night and day, and perhaps, if the Democrats are successful in November, a new form of government we will in no wise recognize. I really don’t recognize the America I’m looking at right now.

Isn’t it funny how no one cares about Climate Changeanymore? Guess it wasn’t really an “impending global catastrophe” after all, and wanna know something else? Neither is the coronavirus, but they’re making into one anyway.

California police to use Chinese-made DJI patrol drones with night-vision cameras during coronavirus citizen lockdown

FROM WASHINGTON EXAMINER: The Chula Vista Police Department recently doubled its fleet of drones, purchasing two of the machines from Chinese company DJI. The police department told the Financial Times that they would be outfitted with night-vision cameras.

“We have not traditionally mounted speakers to our drones, but … if we need to cover a large area to get an announcement out, or if there were a crowd somewhere that we needed to disperse, we could do it without getting police officers involved,” said Capt. Vern Sallee. “The outbreak has changed my view of expanding the program as rapidly as I can,” Sallee added.

U.S. officials have warned about the threat Chinese-made drones could pose to the United States. The company that the police department is purchasing from, DJI, is the world’s largest player in the civilian drone industry.

Today is the 18th anniversary of 9/11, the day that 2,996 people lost their lives in the most horrific attacks ever recorded on American soil, equal to or even greater than the attack by the Japanese on Pearl Harbor in 1941.

Spencer Gore, chief executive of U.S.-based drone company Impossible Aerospace, said he is “working like crazy” to help equip other law enforcement agencies with drones and emphasized that the hardware his company uses is made domestically.

“What we saw in China, and what we’re probably going to see around the world, is using drones with cameras and loudspeakers to fly around to see if people are gathering where they shouldn’t be, and telling them to go home,” Gore said. “It seems a little Orwellian, but this could save lives.”

Another use for drones, at least for the Chula Vista police, might be to help spread the message about the coronavirus to homeless people who may not receive information any other way. “We need to tell them we actually have resources for them — they are vulnerable right now,” Sallee said. “It might be impractical or unsafe for our officers to be put into those areas.”

At the peak of China’s coronavirus outbreak, the country used talking drones to force citizens in certain areas to wear face masks.

“Where is your mask? Wear your mask!,” operators of the drones shouted at passersby in Chinese.

The news comes as cases of the coronavirus across the U.S. have increased dramatically. U.S. Surgeon General Jerome Adams warned on Monday that the coronavirus pandemic is ” going to get bad” this week. Estimates of how many people will become infected vary, but some states have taken stringent measures to stop the spread, including closing all non-essential business.

In the U.S., there have been more than 35,000 confirmed COVID-19 cases and 473 deaths, according to the latest reading by the Johns Hopkins University tracker. READ MORE

via California Police Will Use State-Of-The-Art Chinese Patrol Drones Equipped With Night Vision Cameras To Enforce Coronavirus Lockdown Order — Now The End Begins

The Betrayal Of America We Told You Was Coming Back In 2010 Has Finally Arrived As Democrats seek To Finish Obama’s ‘Fundamental Transformation’ Of United States — Now The End Begins

This is what is happening, this is what you’re watching. Now the end begins, are you ready for what comes next?

Let me direct your attention to the image at the top of this article, it is the original Now The End Begins bannerfrom 2010. Take a moment to review all the text and imagry I designed into it. On the banner, I said that America was being ‘betrayed by the very people’ who had sworn an oath to protect it. At that time, it was directed at the policies of globalist Barack Obama who did his very best to, as he had promised, ‘fundamentally transform‘ the United States of America. Had Hillary Clinton won in 2016, the torch would have been passed to her to finish the job. She was all set and eager to pull the trigger.

Then a miracle happened, God gave us a window of grace with Donald Trump. A window that may right now be in the process of  closing.

“This is the purpose that is purposed upon the whole earth: and this is the hand that is stretched out upon all the nations. For the LORD of hosts hath purposed, and who shall disannul it? and his hand is stretched out, and who shall turn it back?” Isaiah 14:26,27 (KJB)

Right now as you read this, there is a war being waged in Washington for the soul and the future of the country. The Democrats seek to exploit the coronavirus panic to their own gain. Indeed it was House Majority Whip Rep. James Clyburn (D-SC) who reportedly told Democrats on a conference call last week that the party should exploit the coronavirus stimulus:

“This is a tremendous opportunity to restructure things to fit our vision.”

Democrats want to use the current confusion to ram through legislation that will entrench their Socialist Progressive vision, and as the turmoil rages and people are panicking, they just might be able to do just that. Take a look at what nasty Nancy Pelosi wants in her 1,400 page coronavirus stimulus package.

  • BALLOT HARVESTING: Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi’s new stimulus bill would mandate nationwide “ballot harvesting,” allowing party operatives to return other people’s ballots to polling places without “any limit” on the number of ballots. “Ballot harvesting” was legalized in California in 2016, and first used in the 2018 midterm elections. It allows anyone to drop off someone else’s mail-in ballot at a polling station. There is no process for vetting or verifying those delivering the ballots — no background checks or identification requirements. Democrats dropped hundreds of thousands of ballots off at polling stations in 2018, helping Democrats as they flipped seven Republican seats. READ MORE
  • MORE BARGAINING POWER FOR UNIONS: Several provisions in the bill include carve-outs for big labor, including labor protections, collective bargaining, and organizing, as well as overturning President Trump’s executive orders regarding federal employee unions.
  • AUTOMATIC EXTENSION OF NON-IMMIGRANT VISAS: Rep. Paul Gosar flagged a provision regarding the automatic extension of nonimmigrant visas.(c) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, with respect to any alien whose nonimmigrant status, status under section 244 of the Immigration and Nationality Act (8 U.S.C. 1254a), or employment authorization has expired within the 30 days preceding the date of the enactment of this act, or will expire not later than one year after such date, the Secretary of Homeland Security shall automatically extend such status or work authorization for the same time period as the alien’s prior status or work authorization.
  • FUNDING FOR PLANNED PARENTHOOD:The Hill reported that Democrats want the bill to prop up Planned Parenthood, just another reason why bipartisan efforts have failed to reach a consensus.

Keep in mind that I have only given you 4 of the items the Democrats are demanding, and Pelosi’s working bill is over 1,400 pages long. Let your imagination wander about all the hundreds and hundreds of equally bad provisions the Democrats are seeking. Or, you can read the whole thing in full right here:

Nancy Pelosi Proposes 1,400-Page Coronavirus Bill Stuffed with Special Interest Goodies

Full text: Nancy Pelosi Cor… by charliespiering on Scribd

Now you know why, after we have been exposed to nearly a dozen previous deadly pandemics over the past 20 years, the coronavirus is the first one that is causing people to be locked in their homes and the economy shut down. They are finishing the job that Obama started and that Hillary was supposed to finish, and it has to be done before the November election. Like we have been telling you for 3 and a half years now, the New World Order is going to ‘stop Trump’ one way or the other, even if it takes the crashing of our entire nation to do it.

This is what is happening, this is what you’re watching. Now the end begins, are you ready for what comes next?

Obama And His Promise To ‘Fundamentally Transform’ America

Barack Obama was not able to keep his promise to fundamentally transform America by applying Saul Alinsky’s ‘Rule For Radicals‘, and was counting on Hillary Clinton to finish the job. She was not able to do it. But this is where the betrayal of America began. 

Obama Apologizes For America While Exalting Islam

This was the speech where Obama revealed what his plan to fundamentally transform America was all about. 

Democrats Using Coronavirus To Force Through Radical Agenda

Former Congressman and Fox News contributor Jason Chaffetz weighs in on Senate stall on stimulus bill.

via The Betrayal Of America We Told You Was Coming Back In 2010 Has Finally Arrived As Democrats seek To Finish Obama’s ‘Fundamental Transformation’ Of United States — Now The End Begins

If You Like the Corona Crisis, You’ll Love Communism — CultureWatch

We are now beginning to experience what people in socialist countries always experience:

Massive shortages of basic food items and everyday necessities like toilet paper. Lengthy lines of irritable shoppers outside of shops – at least the ones that are still open. Heavy rationing and constant government meddling with how we live. I can be talking about one of two things here: life under the corona crisis, or business as usual in socialist countries.

We are now all coming to terms with government lockdowns, rationing, shortages, and panic buying. That is pretty much a new experience for most of us in the West. But for those doomed to live in socialist paradises, this is just what life is like on a daily basis – and it has been for decades now.

The horrors of living under these leftist dictatorships such as Venezuela are now becoming our lot as well. Certainly most younger people in the West have never known anything like this before. But many of our parents have known all about it.

Our parents or grandparents who grew up during the Great Depression knew what such life was like – and thankfully most of them learned from it. Most learned to value life and what we have, and most learned about the need to not waste. After the harrowing 1930s they knew that everything could be of value, so they tended to hang onto things.

My parents were a case in point. From my earliest years I recall them trying to instil in us kids the need to be frugal and never to waste. I even remember my dad telling me not to use so much toilet paper when going to the bathroom. And when my parents did eventually pass away, it was interesting to go through the family home.

There we found so many cardboard boxes in the basement, in closets, and elsewhere, many of them with the words “Waste not” written on them. I found boxes full of other boxes, or boxes full of paper bags. They really did not throw away anything.

And for good reason. They did not go through a week or two of lockdowns and shortages like we are now going through (and I do not know how much longer we will be). They went through years of deprivation, hardship, shortages and difficulties. So most of them learned their lessons, and never sought to waste anything again.

Many of us are now for the very first time going through for a period what our parents went through, and what folks living in communist and socialist countries go through for most of their lives. Whether in the Soviet Union or former communist Eastern Europe or Cuba or Venezuela, this sort of life was/is the norm.

So if that is what you are keen on, then keep foolishly championing politicians in the West like Bernie Sanders, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, or Jeremy Corbyn. Keep denouncing capitalism while you enjoy all of its many benefits. Keep railing against the free market as you use its products to do so: smart phones, laptops, the internet, etc.

Keep shouting vague and meaningless slogans about “equality” and the like. Of course if all these Western lefties were at all for real, they would have long ago moved to these workers’ paradises like Venezuela or Cuba. But for some reason they never do.

Let me turn to a brand-new piece on all this which is well-worth quoting from. Daniel Greenfield has just written an article with the title, “Coronavirus Communism Comes to California.” He notes how Californians had recently run with socialist Bernie Sanders in the Democrat primary.

And he reminds us of how Sanders not all that long ago was shouting his praise for Venezuela. The rest of his piece goes as follows:

The socialist dream in Venezuela began with toilet paper shortages, then dairy shortages, and eventually no food, medicine, or drinking water, while the Marxist regime paid its military thugs in food supplies. A few supermarket lines are only a small taste of “democratic socialism” in action.

The coronavirus isn’t Communism, but it has created social, political, and economic conditions similar to that of Communism, with an authoritarian state, a frightened populace, and resource shortages. There’s no better laboratory for seeing how the real thing would play out than in California.

California’s Sandernistas are invariably on the wealthy and comfortable side. Bernie bumper stickers rarely show up on beat-up Chevys, but on a Tesla, on a Mercedes, or on a Beemer. You can spot Bernie lawn signs outside lavish mansions whose owners imagine that socialism is for someone else.

Someone else’s cars and mansions will be confiscated. Not theirs. Someone else won’t be able to buy basic staples. Not the Silicon Valley tech bros pouring a fortune into the Sanders campaign and its PACs.

Bernie’s wealthy donors in the Inner Mission and Haight-Ashbury in San Francisco, and Echo Park in Los Angeles, are now discovering the lifestyle that they’ve only romanticized from a distance before as they wait in line in empty supermarkets and stare baffled at ‘Out of Stock’ messages on Amazon listings.

To paraphrase Sinclair Lewis, the poet laureate of California socialists, “When Communism comes to California, it will be wrapped in a repurposed paint fume respirator mask, wearing medical gloves, and driving a BMW with a Bernie 2020 bumper sticker while frantically grabbing rolls of toilet paper.”

There are two kinds of socialism: the ideal and the real. Ideal socialism is an entertaining set of intellectual games, castles in the sand, ivory towers in the air, where the right words and attitudes can enable the enlightened to implement heaven on earth. Real socialism is standing in line for toilet paper.

Capitalism is the best argument for socialism. When the supermarkets are full and there are lots of good jobs, then it’s easy to imagine that the system can be improved with a lot of authoritarian planning. Why not take all those goodies and distribute them more efficiently? There’s so much of the stuff that it seems easy to redistribute it, to add a few zeroes to budgets already filled with imaginary numbers.

And socialism is the best argument against itself. Socialists always think that they will lose their freedom to a wise ideal, only to discover that they will lose it to a grubby real of incompetent bureaucrats, frightened mobs, and armed men in the streets.

Bernie’s vague rambling plans to nationalize everything from electricity to the internet, to bring into being a nation where the government decides how much deodorant and shoes you get to have, sound great until it stops being a hip ideal and becomes the tawdry reality of waiting in line for toilet paper. You don’t need a literacy program to realize socialism is a bad idea when you’re living through it.

California politicians have taken a break from a torrent of insane bills that proposed to ban receipts (they’re bad for the environment), ban fur, legalize eating roadkill, (if you run over a rabbit, you can eat it, but don’t you dare wear its fur), and banning separate clothes sections for little girls and boys, to ineptly tumble the state and its major cities headlong into a mismanaged response to the coronavirus.

The incompetence of California Democrats was all fun and games when it led to blowing up the homeless population while wasting billions of dollars, banning police from turning over illegal alien pedophiles to ICE, or accidentally outlawing freelance work across the entire state for the unions.

But now there are real consequences. It’s not just another bunch of zeroes or a handful of victims whose stories will never appear on any cable network except the one no respectable socialist would watch. Millions of lives have been disrupted. And countless lives are potentially on the line.

Socialism sounds like a great idea if you imagine that the people running things are smart, moral, and competent, as socialists imagine that they are. It falls apart in the real world where people aren’t. After voting for Bernie Sanders, Californians are discovering what it’s actually like to live in Venezuela, Cuba, or the Soviet Union, where they have no rights, there’s nothing in the stores, and nothing works. sultanknish.blogspot.com/2020/03/coronavirus-communism-comes-to.html

Of course to say all this is not to argue against some temporary and stringent government intervention in times of a major national crisis. But what it is to argue is this: all of those who hate the free market while singing the praises of socialism are now experiencing first-hand just what socialist life is like. I for one think it stinks.

via If You Like the Corona Crisis, You’ll Love Communism — CultureWatch

Quarantine Questionnaire: Extra-Biblical Evidence for Jesus — Cold Case Christianity

Take advantage of the quarantine to learn more about the case for God’s existence, the reliability of the Bible and the nature of the Christian worldview

Is There Any Evidence for Jesus Outside the Bible? (Cold-Case Christianity Broadcast #55)

J. Warner Wallace, author of God’s Crime Scene, discusses the nature of the universe and the evidence for God’s existence. Does the existence of evil and injustice in the universe eliminate the possibility of God as the Creator? Why would an all-powerful, all-loving God allow evil to occur? Is evil a form of exculpating or inculpating evidence? How can we respond to the “problem of evil” in a reasonable way? Can evil be explained from “inside the room” of the natural universe, or does the best explanation for the evil lie “outside the room”?

Is There Any Evidence for Jesus Outside the Bible?

If the Christian worldview is true, evil must be assessed through the lens of eternity, not through the limited perspective of our mortal lives. And eternity changes everything.

1. Why is it important to cite only the earliest non-Biblical sources related to Jesus?

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2. What do we mean when we describe and early source as “pagan” or “hostile”? Why is this designation important related to the veracity of their claims?

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3. List the EIGHT earliest hostile “pagan” accounts of Jesus:

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4. Why is it important to cite the most redacted version of the Josephus account?

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5. Rewrite a brief summary of the description early, non-Christian sources offer for Jesus:

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via Quarantine Questionnaire: Extra-Biblical Evidence for Jesus — Cold Case Christianity

Mr. Bumbles – Candidate Joe Biden Attempts Teleprompter Briefing on Coronavirus… — The Last Refuge

Some people have been wondering what happened to Joe Biden and why he has been quarantined by the Biden campaign.  Well, today the presidential candidate said he was going to deliver a periscope briefing to share his insight about the U.S. response to the coronavirus… and, well… things didn’t quite go according to plan.

Apparently Mr. Biden had trouble reading the teleprompter, or something. WATCH:

Another perspective:

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Whoopsie Daisy!

via Mr. Bumbles – Candidate Joe Biden Attempts Teleprompter Briefing on Coronavirus… — The Last Refuge

Democrats exploit Pandemic to introduce a Digital Dollar — Capstone Report

Never let a crisis go to waste. That’s what the Democrats always think. This Coronavirus Pandemic caused by COVID-19 is no different. What the Democrats can’t do through the normal political process, they hope to do by exploiting this crisis.

While Americans die and small business withers, the Democratic Party led by Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer have launched a stealth plan to remake the American economy. The makeover is comprehensive including everything from new regulations to a plan to launch a Digital Dollar.

Forbes provides the important details. According to the report the Democrats are exploring making stimulus payments to Americans via this new digital currency.

And Forbes makes clear, this is a big deal. They write, “In what will send shock waves through the cryptocurrency and blockchain industry, particularly for those following central bank digital currencies around the world, this signals the U.S. is serious in establishing infrastructure for a central bank digital currency.”

And it will send shockwaves through personal liberty advocates and students of End Times prophecies.

It is the stuff of dispsenationalist fears—where a government through its digital currency controls who is and is not allowed to buy goods or conduct business.

This type of centrally controled digital dollar could allow the state to limit access to funds based on one’s standing (or social credit) with the regime.

It gives a modern look to Mark of the Beast.

Are you comfortable with this Democratic proposal?

Would you be comfortable with Democrats and the Deep State controlling your Digital Dollars?

It is already frightening enough to know the control of modern state bureaucracy over our dollars and business. Now, this new plan would fundamentally introduce an entire new digital currency.

It is dangerous.

Even putting aside these legitimate fears, is this the time to present such a wild, unorthodox plan?

There are better ways to help Americans. Get cash out now to those in need. Stop the delays. And stop using this crisis to increase the power of the government.

via Democrats exploit Pandemic to introduce a Digital Dollar — Capstone Report

March 23d The D. L. Moody Year Book

O Zion, that bringest good tidings, get thee up into the high mountains.—Isaiah 40:9.

A TRAVELLER once made arrangements with a guide to take him to the top of a high mountain to see the sunrise. They had not journeyed long when there arose a terrible thunderstorm. “It’s no use to go on,” the gentleman said. “We cannot see the sunrise in the midst of this fearful storm.” “O, sir,” said the guide, “we shall soon get above the storm.” They could see the lightning playing about them, and the grand old mountain shook with the thunder, and it was very dark; but when they passed up above the clouds all was light and clear. So if it is dark here, rise higher; it is light enough up around the throne. If I may rise up to the light, I have no business to be in darkness. Rise higher, higher, higher. It is the privilege of the child of God to walk on unclouded.[1]

 

[1] Moody, D. L. (1900). The D. L. Moody Year Book: A Living Daily Message from the Words of D. L. Moody. (E. M. Fitt, Ed.) (p. 61). East Northfield, MA: The Bookstore.