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
1 Corinthians 6:10 nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners will inherit the kingdom of God. 11 And such were some of you. But you were washed, but you were sanctified, but you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus and by the Spirit of our God. (NewKing James Version)
The Struggles of Living the Christian Life – Pastor Patrick Hines Podcast
Psalm 1:5 Therefore the ungodly shall not stand in the judgment,
Nor sinners in the congregation of the righteous. (New King James Version)
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.
The Struggles of Living the Christian Life – Pastor Patrick Hines Podcast
Jan Markell welcomes Pete Garcia for the hour. The world is riddled with crises, but one is coming that will trump them all. That would be the Rapture. Since the globalists need every crisis they can find, they will even tap into this one and make it work for them. A storm is coming.
He shall dwell on high: his place of defense shall be the munitions of rocks: bread shall be given him; his waters shall be sure.Isaiah 33:16
The man to whom God has given grace to be of blameless life dwells in perfect security.
He dwells on high, above the world, out of gunshot of the enemy, and near to heaven. He has high aims and motives, and he finds high comforts and company. He rejoices in the mountains of eternal love, wherein he has his abode.
He is defended by munitions of stupendous rock. The firmest things in the universe are the promises and purposes of the unchanging God, and these are the safeguard of the obedient believer.
He is provided for by this great promise: “Bread shall be given him.” As the enemy cannot climb the fort, nor break down the rampart, so the fortress cannot be captured by siege and famine. The Lord, who rained manna in the wilderness, will keep His people in good store even when they are surrounded by those who would starve them.
But what if water should fail? That cannot be. “His waters shall be sure.” There is a never-failing well within the impregnable fortress. The Lord sees that nothing is wanting. None can touch the citizen of the true Zion. However fierce the enemy, the Lord will preserve His chosen.
What is the best reason to become a Christian? Why is “utility” or “practicality” an insufficient reason to embrace Christianity? In this interview with Melissa Dougherty, J. Warner discusses evidence and truth matters more than anything else.
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I think all of us have heard of the praying mother praying for the salvation of her children. The big question is does that prayer ever work? While prayer is often a mystery as to how it works we know from Scripture that God answers prayer and that He commands us to pray. I believe that prayer is one of our most powerful weapons, if not the most potent, that Christians can avail themselves of to help bring salvation to a lost soul. We read in (James 5:16): “…The effective, fervent prayer of a righteous man avails much.” And the combination of sharing God’s Word and believing prayer with a lost soul, can help mightily in bringing salvation to that individual.
Just why is prayer so important in the salvation process can be seen by understanding that man is totally dead in his sins and has no desire on his own to seek after God. I believe that believing prayer activates the hand of God to move on the heart of the unbeliever in some mysterious way making him receptive to the message of the gospel. While prayer can never overrule a person’s free will, believing prayer can maximize the chance that God will act on behalf of a lost soul.
Thus, not only must we present the gospel message to the unsaved but we must exercise the power of believing prayer to break the shackle of sin that bind those we are praying for. Some of the elements of the prayers for salvation that I believe God answers include praying in faith the promises of God, praying with intensity, earnestness, and fervency, praying marked by a sense of deep reverence and sincere humility, being watchful, and praying with perseverance until the answer comes.
In closing I would like to share a personal testimony of the persistent believing prayer for salvation exercised by George Müller. Müller today is best remembered as the founder of Christian orphanages in Bristol, England during the 1800’s and for his complete trust in God’s provision for the orphans under his care. And instead of soliciting funds for his orphanages from the community and government he relied solely on prayer to supply their needs. In his later years Müller traveled the world preaching the gospel and testifying how prayer was the key to having God supply his orphanage’s every need.
“In November 1844, I began to pray for the conversion of five individuals. I prayed every day without a single intermission, whether sick or in health, on the land, on the sea, and whatever the pressure of my engagements might be. Eighteen months elapsed before the first of the five was converted. I thanked God and prayed on for the others. Five years elapsed, and then the second was converted. I thanked God for the second, and prayed on for the other three. Day by day, I continued to pray for them, and six years passed before the third was converted. I thanked God for the three, and went on praying for the other two. These two remained unconverted.
“Thirty-six years later he wrote that the other two, sons of one of Mueller’s friends, were still not converted. He wrote, ‘But I hope in God, I pray on, and look for the answer. They are not converted yet, but they will be.’ In 1897, fifty-two years after he began to pray daily, without interruption, for these two men, they were finally converted—but after he died! Mueller understood what Luke meant when he introduced a parable Jesus told about prayer, saying, ‘Then Jesus told his disciples a parable to show them that they should always pray and not give up (Luke 18:1).’”1
Have you ever thought what some of the greatest miracles in the Bible are? Perhaps you thought of Jesus rising from the dead or maybe God creating the universe out of nothing. But may I submit to you that a miracle of equal stature is the salvation of a human soul. For we read in (Ephesians 2:1): “Andyou He made alive, who were dead in trespasses and sins.” For you see not only are we dead in our trespasses and sins but on our own we don’t even have the capacity to seek after God for we read in (Romans 3:11): “…There is none who seeks after God.” In other words, we on our own, are hopelessly lost and without a miraculous intervention by God we will remain spiritually separated from Him for all of eternity.
As the title of this devotion reads I believe that the four key components to bringing us to the miracle of salvation are the Bible, prayer, apologetics, and love. Today in Part I of this devotion, I would like to discuss the role of the Scriptures in our salvation. In Part II we will share why prayer is so essential. We will discuss the role of apologetics in part III, and finally in Part IV tie everything together with love.
Not only does the Bible tell us how to live but it shows us that Jesus Christ is the only way to be born again. We could cite many verses that clearly show us that believing in Jesus is the only way to obtain our salvation. Two such verses are (John 3:16) and (John 14:6) which read: “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life,” and: “Jesus said to him, ‘I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.’”
While we don’t need the Bible to know that God exists, since we can clearly see Him in the works of nature, this natural revelation is not enough to save us. In order to be saved we need to believe in the person and promise of Christ which can only be known through what is called special revelation or the Bible. While a person can be saved without reading the Bible, he can’t be saved without hearing and believing in the message of the Bible. And that’s where sharing the gospel message is so critical for without hearing the message how can we believe. While I have heard of cases where Jesus appears to some, especially in third world and Arabic countries, through a dream, again, when this happens they are still hearing the message of the gospel contained in the Bible.
But there can be nothing more wonderful and powerful than having someone read about Jesus and salvation from the very pages of the Scriptures. I know in my own salvation story, I had very little witnessing from people. Almost exclusively I heard about Jesus through my own reading of the Bible. Not only does the Bible tell us who Jesus is but as we read the Scriptures the Holy Spirit can convict us of sin and show us how spiritually bankrupt we really are and how desperately we need Jesus as our Savior and Lord.
So, we see that the Bible and the message of the gospel play a powerful role in bringing us to Christ. Many people have come to Christ, like myself, chiefly by reading the Scriptures and seeing who Jesus is. And that’s why I believe that giving someone a Bible is one of the most powerful ways to help them see how desperately they need Christ in their lives. Not only is the Bible ourbasicinstructionsbeforeleavingearth, but it is the only book that shares the way of salvation.
In tomorrow’s Part II of this devotion, we will share how prayer is so essential in the salvation process.
Religious leaders gather in Sinai to receive “Climate Justice Ten Commandments” In conjunction with the UN event, a group of faith leaders are taking an alternative approach, seeking a faith-based solution to the ecological crisis by receiving the “Climate Justice Ten Commandments” in a global initiative. The multifaith event – led by the Interfaith Center for Sustainable Development – is part of the 27th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP27), which is taking place in the Sinai Peninsula, in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt from November 6-18.
Europe May See Forced De-Industrialization As Result Of Energy Crisis The European Union has been quietly celebrating a consistent decline in gas and electricity consumption this year amid record-breaking prices, a cutoff of much of the Russian gas supply, and a liquidity crisis in the energy market. Yet the cause for celebration is dubious: businesses are not just curbing their energy use and continuing on a business-as-usual basis. They are shutting down factories, downsizing, or relocating. Europe may well be on the way to deindustrialization.
Russia Says Major Dam Hit By US-Supplied HIMARS Rockets Russia has announced Sunday that a major dam in the Russian-controlled region of Kherson was damaged in a Ukrainian strike using an advanced US-supplied system. “Today at 10:00 there was a hit of six HIMARS rockets. Air defense units shot down five missiles, one hit a lock of the Kakhovka dam, which was damaged,”
Meta Reportedly Readying To Fire 1000s This Week Just over a week ago, Meta CFO Dave Wehner confidently stated that the not-so-giant tech firm will basically freeze headcount and limit new hiring… With the shares down 36% since then (and is down over 70% this year), something has apparently changed extremely fast. … according to people familiar with the matter, Meta is planning to begin large-scale layoffs this week.
Battalion of Russian mobilised men wiped out in days, survivors claim An entire battalion of Russian mobilised men was wiped out within days of being sent to the frontline in Ukraine, survivors have told Russian opposition media. The soldiers had been ordered to the frontline in Luhansk, Donbas, and then told to dig trenches, the Verstka news agency said in an unverified report. “When it all started the officers simply ran away.” out of a battalion of 570 men, most had been killed.
US launched warplanes after Iran threatened Saudi Arabia The US Central Command recently launched warplanes toward Iran from their base in the Persian Gulf after receiving reports that the country was preparing to attack Saudi Arabia, The scrambling of the jets comes after Riyadh warned the US that Iran was planning an attack against both Saudi Arabia and Iraq,
Ukraine war a ‘warmup,’ the ‘big one is coming’ and US behind in nuclear, admiral warns “This Ukraine crisis that we’re in right now, this is just the warmup,” said Richard. “The big one is coming. And it isn’t going to be very long before we’re going to get tested in ways that we haven’t been tested in a long time.” “As I assess our level of deterrence against China, the ship is slowly sinking.” US Strategic Command head Admiral Charles Richard. China seeks to possess at least 1,000 deliverable warheads by the end of 2030,
Is Biden intentionally snubbing Netanyahu? Joe Biden has yet to call Benjamin Netanyahu to congratulate him on his victory in last week’s elections. This snub follows a pattern with both leaders delaying in congratulating each other after election victories.
Joe Biden Goes Under the Bus Ahead of Schedule, and a New Contender Emerges Over the last week, we’ve seen both The New York Times and The Washington Post publish articles essentially saying that Biden can’t be the 2024 nominee, something I’ve been suggesting for a long time. That all this is happening prior to election day is genuinely surprising. After years of ignoring the problem, pretending it was just a false right-wing attack, the angst on the left towards Biden is now palpable. They want him gone sooner rather than later, and in the midst of that, a new contender has emerged. Shapiro is going to start getting a lot more press.
Maybe This Time It’s True One of the great American political cliches is that the approaching election is the most important in a generation. This time, it may well be true.
White House “privately” asks Ukraine to be open to peace negotiations with Russia National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan was dispatched to Kyiv this week to meet with Volodymyr Zelensky. The stated purpose of the meeting was to inform the Ukrainian president that yet another round of fiscal and military aid was on the way, courtesy of the United States taxpayers. The latest package weighed in at $400 million and includes refurbished T-72 tanks, unmanned drones, and the initial steps to refurbish 250 HAWK surface-to-air missiles …
NASA confirms a strong Solar Flare hit the Earth on Monday. On Monday, NASA confirmed that a strong solar flare had hit the Earth, disrupting GPS and radio signals. these eruptions can lead to possible problems for radio communications, electric power grids and navigation signals. NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory (NSDO), tracking the Sun’s activity, says a smattering of radio blackouts were observed following the eruption of electromagnetic radiation.
Record surge of infections in children Hospitals around the U.S. are suddenly struggling to keep up with surging rates of respiratory infections among children, such as respiratory syncytial virus (RSV),1 COVID, rhinoviruses and influenza.2 Hospital staff feign confusion, saying they have no idea what’s going on.
“I’m Selling My Blood To Eat, I Have No Choice”: Biden Inflation Crushes Americans Gas, groceries, electricity, and rent — the price of everything has soared to four-decade highs under the Biden administration. Household finances are under severe pressure as wage growth fails to outpace inflation for 18 months, leading many folks to find a second job. Even holding two jobs isn’t enough to sustain the cost-of-living crisis, as some are finding the nearest plasma clinic to donate blood to earn extra cash.
Western Journalist Publishes Rare View Inside a China COVID-19 Quarantine Camp British journalist Thomas Hale is the Shanghai correspondent for Financial Times, and he recently published a rare account of what life is like inside one of China’s COVID-19 quarantine camps, where he was restricted for 10 days, not because he tested positive for COVID, but because he was tracked through his cell phone as being close to someone else who tested positive for COVID.
Democrats in tight races must be wishing that President Gaffe Machine would keep his mouth shut about energy.
“I got a rock,” Charlie Brown infamously and dejectedly told Linus after seeing the results of trick-or-treating in the Peanuts’ 1966 Halloween special, “It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown.” Similarly, there’s an old story about bad kids getting a lump of coal in their Christmas stocking. Well, Joe Manchin played the part of Charlie Brown and the bad kid after Joe Biden’s latest comments about energy. The West Virginia senator must feel like he got a lump of coal.
Biden went out to campaign in the couldn’t-be-safer state of California Friday, where he told the crowd that we’re “going to become a wind generation.” In fact, his dedication to remaking the economy over fears of climate change is going to be so thorough that coal will need to die. “We’re going to be shutting these [coal] plants down all across America and having wind and solar power.”
The trouble is that Biden’s comments were made known outside the Golden State, where power outages have become routine. Biden’s favorite baseball team, the Philadelphia Phillies, lost the World Series Saturday night after Biden campaigned in coal-heavy Pennsylvania earlier in the day. Coincidence? Given John Fetterman’s sad attempts to walk back his own anti-energy comments, we’re guessing that Biden’s promise to gut Pennsylvania’s economy won’t help Fetterman beat Dr. Mehmet Oz Tuesday. The same goes for Tim Ryan, who’s in a tight race with J.D. Vance for Ohio’s Senate seat.
Joe Manchin isn’t up for election tomorrow, but he was mad enough given that West Virginia (which Donald Trump won by 39 points) uses coal to produce 90% of its electricity. “President Biden’s comments are not only outrageous and divorced from reality,” Manchin said, “they ignore the severe economic pain the American people are feeling because of rising energy costs.” Talking about the loss of coal jobs in such a “cavalier” manner, Manchin added, “is offensive and disgusting.” He concluded, “The President owes these incredible workers an immediate and public apology and it is time he learn a lesson that his words matter and have consequences.”
The war on coal started under Barack Obama, so Biden is clearly just following the lead of his old boss. And since Obama took office, roughly a third of the nation’s coal plants have been retired. Biden’s so-called Inflation Reduction Act will increase inflation by reducing coal power even further. When that reality hits West Virginia voters — especially the newly unemployed coal workers — they ought to remember that Manchin voted with every other Democrat for that monstrosity.
The White House immediately went on the defensive, with White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre issuing a statement saying, “The President’s remarks yesterday have been twisted to suggest a meaning that was not intended; he regrets it if anyone hearing these remarks took offense.” First of all, opponents are only quoting the president. Second, note that she didn’t contradict what Biden said because, she added, “Our goal as a nation is to combat climate change.”
Elsewhere in Inconvenient Biden Gaffes, the president responded to a climate fanatic heckler by taking on oil. “No more drilling,” he snapped. “There is no more drilling.”
“There are at least five more years of offshore drilling,” the woman yelled in response. “Not in the Atlantic or the Pacific but in the Antarctic and off the Gulf of New [sic] Mexico.”
“That was before I was president,” Biden answered. “We’re trying to work on that and get that done.”
Straight from the horse’s mouth, days before Election Day. Joe Biden and his radical ecofascist party want to shut down coal and oil drilling. They want you to buy electric cars and charge them with unreliable solar panels and wind turbines, or, better yet, rely on public transportation. They want to remake the economy under Green New Deal socialism.
If you think inflation’s bad now, or that gas and utility prices are skyrocketing already, just elect more Democrats and see how you like the rock in your candy bag or the coal in your stocking.
They have no one to blame but themselves, though, for steadfastly refusing to listen to the voters.
Juan Williams sounds like he needs his binky.
Williams, having seen the electoral writing on the wall, seems to be getting a head start on Elizabeth Kubler Ross’s five-stage grief cycle. With the first stage, denial, having come and gone, Williams is now slogging through the second stage: anger. And, boy, is he ever angry.
In a pre-election screed titled “Hatred and lies are winning in a landslide,” Williams brings us his bilious best: “Don’t wait for Tuesday’s votes,” he writes. “The results are already in. Hateful lies and violence are winning.”
No, Republicans are winning, and they’re winning because they’ve focused on the issues that matter to the American people — inflation, the economy, violent crime, illegal immigration, woke education, gas prices, energy — while the Democrats have reduced themselves to playing a pathetic hand: peddling abortion and trying to gin up fears about “MAGA Republicans” and “the threat to our democracy.”
“Recent polls have shown,” said Joe Biden recently, “that an overwhelming majority of Americans believe our democracy is at risk, that our democracy is under threat. They, too, see that democracy is on the ballot this year, and they’re deeply concerned about it.”
As for who exactly poses the greatest threat to “our democracy,” a New York Times/Siena College poll found resounding agreement among Republicans, Democrats, and independents: A whopping 59% of voters believe the media to be a “major threat” to our democracy (it’s a republic, but whatever). We might call this “The Trump Effect.”
But that’s not the worst of it, not for Democrats at least. While Donald Trump was seen as a major threat by 45% of respondents compared to 38% for Joe Biden, neither of them is on the ballot tomorrow. Instead, Republicans and Democrats will be on the ballot, and while 28% of respondents consider Republicans to be a major threat to democracy, 33% of them consider Democrats to be a major threat. And when independents are polled, the numbers get even worse for Democrats: 23% of Indies see Republicans as a major threat, while 31% view Democrats that way.
These are “iceberg” indicators. They might not have the attention of voters like the economy does, but they’re looming large just below the surface.
In any case, one of the fundamental rules for winning elections is to listen to the voters when they tell you what’s important. In this cycle, Democrats have turned this wisdom on its head by trying to tell voters what’s important to them. And how’s that working out? The Democrats will find out tomorrow.
Longtime Democrat strategist Hilary Rosen is calling it as she sees it:
“I’m a loyal Democrat, but I am not happy. I just think that we are — we did not listen to voters in this election, and I think we are going to have a bad night. … You know, this conversation’s not going to have much impact on Tuesday, but I hope it has an impact going forward. Because when voters tell you over and over and over again that they care mostly about the economy, listen to them! Stop talking about democracy being at stake!”
She’s right, but it’s too little and too late.
As for Juan Williams, he goes on to warn of what’ll happen when Republicans take control of the House: “Already, news reports point to election-deniers in a GOP majority engaging in a feeding frenzy of lies and conspiracies, beginning with endless, Benghazi-like investigations into President Biden’s son, Hunter.”
Then he goes on to invoke Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama and to rattle off a litany of tired Democrat talking points. It all sounds very angry, very temper-tantrummy.
Next stop for Juan will be stage three: depression. Then, in due time, bargaining, and then acceptance. But we’re getting ahead of ourselves.
Washington Post fact-checks Biden, Twitter and Facebook layoffs, ballot initiatives, and more.
Thomas Gallatin & Jordan Candler
WaPo fact-checks Biden multiple times: The Washington Post became obsessed with “fact-checking” Donald Trump during his presidency. Indeed, it hit Trump with its “Bottomless Pinocchio” designation 56 times, a label given after WaPo deems a claim to be false but the individual keeps repeating it anyway. Since WaPo is a Leftmedia outlet, it has tended to classify more of Joe Biden’s false statements as “gaffes” rather than outright intentional lies, but there is evidently a limit even for the Post. The paper hit Biden with one of its “Bottomless Pinocchios” and proceeded to fact-check him on several other bogus statements, including his absolutely false claim that the price of gas when he took office was “over $5.” The Post uses a different source than we do and says the average price of gas upon Biden taking office was actually $2.48, down almost a dollar from the current national average of $3.39. Biden was also fact-checked over his claim that “on my watch, for the first time in 10 years, seniors are getting an increase in their Social Security checks.” Well, as the Post points out, this increase has everything to dow with sky-high inflation, as a 1972 law requires Social Security benefits to be adjusted to keep up with inflation. Unfortunately, the Post only saw fit to fact-check Biden on just four of his erroneous claims — but there’s a whole lot more than four. Ultimately, fact-checking an unpopular president like Biden won’t hurt the Post, especially given the likelihood that the Democrats will suffer significant defeats this midterm regardless.
Twitter, Facebook layoffs: Elon Musk is clearly determined to take Twitter in a different direction, and that includes making the social media giant profitable. Musk has begun laying off thousands of employees. Unsurprisingly, these layoffs led to Leftmedia outlets fretting over the changes to Twitter allowing for the greater spread of “misinformation” right before the midterms. In other words, the Leftmedia is worried that more Americans will get information that hasn’t been filtered by a leftist “fact-checker.” Meanwhile, significant layoffs are also happening at Meta, the parent company to Facebook and Instagram. The reason for these layoffs has everything to do with declining revenue. Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s massive investment to expand and diversify his social media company evidently isn’t working out as anticipated. His “Metaverse” gamble is not seeing the expected success and, therefore, a downsizing is now occurring as some 20,000 employee will be handed their walking papers. The bottom line for both Twitter and Meta is the bottom line, and the heads of both companies are acting accordingly.
Good, bad, and ugly ballot initiatives: There are a slew of state and local initiatives on ballots across the country tomorrow that will have significant ramifications. Here are a few to keep an eye on. The good ones: On the ballot in Iowa is a measure that would enshrine the Right to Keep and Bear Arms in the state constitution. If approved, it would make Iowa the 45th state to explicitly protect 2A rights. Tennesseans will vote on the inclusion of a Right to Work amendment to be added to the state constitution. If passed, it would make mandatory union membership requirements illegal for condition of employment. The bad ones: Voters in Nevada will consider a measure to adopt ranked-choice voting for future elections. Far from offering greater choice, balance, and clarity, ranked-choice voting has proven to do the opposite, creating greater openings for election shenanigans. In California, voters are presented with Proposition 30, a measure that would “mitigate” wildfires by raising taxes 1.75% on personal income over $2 million. The ugly: In Oregon, voters will decide on measure 114, an anti-Second Amendment bill that would “prohibit manufacturing, importing, purchasing, selling, possessing, using, or transferring ammunition magazines capable of holding more than 10 rounds and make violations a class A misdemeanor.” Hopefully, voters will choose the good over both the bad and the ugly.
Senior White House official involved in undisclosed talks with top Putin aides (WSJ)
Stacey Abrams says her poll numbers are low because black men can’t see through misinformation (Daily Wire)
Did the White House break the law by deleting its misleading tweet? (PJ Media)
Top Georgia Democrat snubs Stacey Abrams, endorses Republican Brian Kemp (Fox News)
James Clyburn: U.S. “on track to repeat” Nazi Germany, downplays inflation ahead of midterms (Fox News)
NBC historian: If GOP wins “our children” could be potentially “arrested and conceivably killed” (Daily Wire)
“White powder” discovered at Kari Lake campaign HQ, staffer under medical supervision (RedState)
Conservatives hit back after Donald Trump takes pre-election shot at Ron DeSantis (Townhall)
NBC deletes report with revelations about Paul Pelosi attack (Free Beacon)
New data wipes out Democrat narratives on crime (Townhall)
Subtropical storm forms, poses threat to Southeast, including Florida (TWC)
High-ranking Church of England officials endorse gay marriage (Fox News)
Joe Biden’s war on domestic energy has claimed another victim.
As if crippling inflation and surging consumer prices weren’t enough, now we’re running low on the life’s blood of the supply chain: diesel fuel.
Diesel is the juice that keeps the economy humming. Trucks and trains run on diesel to ship manufacturing goods, consumer products, and the parts to make those goods. We need diesel to power large agricultural equipment and to ship agricultural goods around the country. And, ironic though it may seem, tanker trucks that ship gasoline from refineries to the pumps also run on diesel.
Diesel inventories are at their lowest since 1993. Government data indicates that there’s not enough of the fuel stockpiled to get the country through November. Think about that. The current supply is 19% below the five-year average and the lowest level on record for this time of year.
This shortage has led to a significant jump in prices, with the price of diesel for home heating delivery up 38%. Retail prices for diesel by the gallon are up 9% from one month ago and nearly 50% from a year ago. And prices are expected to rise another 20 cents per gallon in the next few weeks.
This shouldn’t have been a surprise to anyone paying attention to the fuel oil markets. The alarms were sounded by the energy industry as far back as May, when diesel prices started rising along with gasoline. Mansfield Energy, one of the nation’s top fuel supply and logistics companies, released a supply alert in October stating that East Coast fuel markets were about to face a terrible squeeze in diesel supply, with the Northeast facing high prices and the Southeast enduring supply outages.
The current diesel shortage and economic pain that comes with it are due to several factors. These include the pandemic, which cratered fuel demand for much of 2020, and refineries, which were compensated while they wound down production. However, with everyone staying home and having everything shipped to them from Amazon, trucks continued to roll, keeping diesel demand at its regular levels despite the reduced refining capacity. When the pandemic eased and Americans returned to work, diesel capacity played a futile game of catch-up that’s now wrecking fuel markets. World market instability brought on by the Russia-Ukraine war and its accompanying shortages and sanctions is also putting pressure on price and supply.
The surest answer is to increase refining. This is a task that the Biden administration has repeatedly refused to do with domestic gasoline, so no sense holding one’s breath on that. Even if the president had a sudden surge of intelligence and allowed for increased production and refining capacity, it would come too late to be of any help this winter.
The counterpoint is that there are plenty of refineries currently operating to get us out of the crisis, though when that will happen is hard to say. Some analysts also argue that it’s unlikely the diesel inventory will completely bottom out and that we won’t see fleets of trucks stranded along the side of the highway.
This is good news, we suppose, but the diesel shortage will surely keep inflation roaring at its painful levels as the high fuel prices will be passed on to the consumer. And that’s not good news for anyone.
Rising crime and political violence are fruits of the same poisonous tree.
We have reached the eve of this all-important midterm election. Democrats are making their last campaign pleas to the public and attempting to reel in the undecideds. Yet they are so out of touch with the American people that they have picked issues like abortion and January 6 as their rallying cry. There are many more important issues for Americans, crime being high among them. But Democrats like coattail-riding New York Governor Kathy Hochul are pushing the lie that rising crime is a Republican conspiracy.
In an interview last week, Hochul said: “They have this conspiracy going all across America to try to convince people in Democratic states they’re not as safe. Well guess what? They’re not only election deniers, they’re data deniers. The data shows that murders and shootings in our state are down by 15%, down almost 20% on Long Island, where [Republican gubernatorial candidate] Lee Zeldin lives.” When she tried this line of argument on CNN, there was a banner on the screen that proved the blatant dishonesty of Hochul: Murder was the only crime that was down in New York City; the overall crime rate was up 31%. Both are up all across America, and it’s especially virulent in Democrat-run cities.
There are a number of reasons that crime has skyrocketed since 2020. For one, the BLM and antifa riots caroused the virtue-signaling Democrats to defund police departments. Places like San Francisco stopped prosecuting shoplifting if the amount stolen was less than $900. George Soros-backed district attorneys are taking away bail and letting violent criminals back onto the streets. That criminal unrest is mirrored by social/political unrest.
A distinct uptick in demonizing language is further polarizing Democrats and Republicans. This is particularly troubling considering the leader of the country and the Democrat Party, President Joe Biden, is the main instigator of this sort of attack. The “great unifier” in his most recent speech proclaimed that if Republicans win the midterms, it’s due to voter suppression and the thwarting of democracy. Biden’s remarks pale in comparison to that of “historian” Michael Beschloss, who intimated that if Republicans win, there will be no democracy, and children will be kidnapped and killed. Then there was “The View” cohost Sunny Hostin who referred to white suburban women who vote Republican as akin to cockroaches.
Most despicable of all was former President Barack Obama, who has been trotted out to hit the campaign trail for struggling Democrats. In a recent speech, Obama pointed out that the dangerous rhetoric demonizing political figures was directly responsible for the attack on House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s husband, Paul. Then he continued to blame the evil Republicans and ignore the inordinate amount of political violence committed by Democrat sycophants.
Obama’s call to stop using divisive language is classic Democrat projection. Let’s look at the fact sheet.
The amount of political violence in the United States has mostly been coming from the left side of the aisle. The 2020 Summer of Rage was widespread and long-lasting. Crisis pregnancy centers have been attacked since the overturning of Roe v. Wade. There was an attempted assassination of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh; a knife attack on Lee Zeldin; a physical assault against New Hampshire Republican Senate candidate Don Bolduc; horrific death threats against Illinois Republican gubernatorial candidate Darren Bailey from a self-proclaimed political terrorist; and North Carolina congressional candidate Pat Harrigan’s home was shot at after a vindictive campaign ad by his opponent.
Of the attacks on political figures, most of the perpetrators were mentally ill. That leads to the question: Why were these individuals out on the streets and not being treated for their mental struggles? The underlying problem is that Democrats refuse to enforce the law and are fostering a massive crime surge.
There will always be crime as long as there are sinful people, but there’s significantly less of it when police are allowed to do their jobs, when prosecutors and attorneys general uphold the laws, and when judges enforce sound judgment. Moreover, there is significantly less political terrorism when politicians use language that doesn’t portray their political opponents as Hitler 2.0.
It’s a problem that is almost entirely created by the Democrat side of the aisle. Their impractical policies have sunk our cities and the political conversation to such depths.
The late-night comedian admits that he lost half his viewers when he trashed Donald Trump, but he believes doing so was virtuous.
The Left in the U.S. used to prize the ideals of tolerance, openness, and, above all, freedom of speech. These ideals were supposedly its bread and butter. Indeed, to be a liberal was synonymous with being openminded and accepting of others. It was those mean-spirited conservatives who were characterized as caring more about their own business portfolios than the plight of others. It was Republicans who were satirized as the narrow-minded, black-and-white, my-way-or-the-highway types. Popular culture depicted conservatives as the Ebenezer Scrooges of America: grumpy, cantankerous, and selfish.
Of course, this mainstream media portrayal of conservatives was never accurate, but it became such a ubiquitous stereotype within liberal circles that it became widely accepted as fact among many leftist elites.
This childish and dismissive view of conservatives was demonstrated by the likes of Barack Obama back in 2008, when he infamously referred to working-class conservatives as “bitter” folks who “cling to guns or religion.” Years later, Hillary Clinton would take that sentiment even further when she called Donald Trump supporters a “basket of deplorables.” And now there’s Joe Biden labeling “MAGA Republicans” as “semi-fascist.”
The point is that self-proclaimed “tolerant” leftists have either never really been truly tolerant or have quickly dropped the ideal in favor of tyranny. Of course, they love to claim supposedly altruistic virtues for doing this, saying that “racism,” “bigotry,” and “hate speech” should never be tolerated. And then they quickly and all too flippantly point their crooked fingers of blame at conservatives and Republicans.
Recently, late-night “comedian” Jimmy Kimmel reveled in his leftist woke virtuousness when he acknowledged that he has lost “half of my fans — maybe more than that.” During a podcast interview, Kimmel recalled, “There was at one time, maybe, I don’t know, like right around the beginning of this whole, like, Trump thing,” when people suggested that he not trash tens of millions of viewers. “But I just said: ‘Listen, I get it. I don’t disagree. I mean, you’re right.’” But forget that idea.
He then claimed that at one time half of his fans were Republicans, but he decided that he wasn’t going to attempt to walk a more politically neutral line, as had been the long practice of late-night talk show hosts like Johny Carson and Jay Leno. No, evidently Kimmel had bought into that absurdly negative stereotype of conservatives painted by liberals over the years to the point where he saw them as the enemy. Kimmel told management: “I’m just not going to do it like that. They knew I was serious. I just I couldn’t live with myself.” And so he got mean and nasty instead of funny, attacking not just Trump but effectively those who support him.
In Kimmel’s woke-warped mind, Trump was so dangerous that if he lost half his audience repeatedly trashing him as the Bad Orange Man, then so be it. He insisted he was the heroic virtuous one; never mind the fact that he was smearing and dividing the country as he spewed ugly, half-baked, and villainous caricatures of Trump and his supporters.
Of course, when it comes to Joe Biden and the Democrats, Kimmel only sees virtue: “Joe Biden — look, whatever you think about him … he’s a decent human being. He’s a nice old man who quite plainly cared about people through his whole life. He’s certainly not evil. If you believe that, you’ve got some real problems.” Well, if you believe that Trump is more evil than Biden, you haven’t been paying attention.
But that’s the problem with elitist leftists — they believe their own political opinions to not only be right but to in fact be expressions of their virtue, and therefore anyone who would dare disagree is not only viewed as wrong or ignorant, they are in fact seen as being evil.
“No legal plunder: This is the principle of justice, peace, order, stability, harmony, and logic.” —Frederic Bastiat (1801-1850)
For the Record
“Democrats are pointing out that Oklahoma has a high crime rate, which is true. But they don’t want to acknowledge the reason for this: Oklahoma’s large tribal territories make up the lion’s share of crime. And federal law makes it virtually impossible to enforce state law there.” —Allie Beth Stuckey
“As we enter the closing days of the 2022 campaign, Democrats are going all in on abortion. … Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer is a perfect example of what I’m referring to. In a recent interview, she tried to make an economic pitch to voters, but it came with a bizarre twist. She said: ‘I hear from businesses all the time that they are feeling the weight of the “she-cession,” meaning women leaving the workplace during Covid. If we want women to come back into the workplace in Michigan, we better not take away their right to be full citizens and make decisions about their own health care.’ Whitmer doesn’t mean health care. She means abortion. So, Gov. Whitmer is now joining the chorus of influential left-wing women, including Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen, who say women should kill their babies so they can go back to work to help big corporations make more profits. That’s the message of today’s Democrat Party. Destroy your child because big business needs you to boost its bottom line. Talk about exploiting women!“ —Gary Bauer
“We could be … losing our rule of law and losing a situation where we have elections that we all can rely on. … A historian 50 years from now — if historians are allowed to write in this country, and if there are still free publishing houses and a free press, which I’m not certain of — but if that is true, a historian will say what was at stake … was the fact whether we will be a democracy in the future, whether our children will be arrested and conceivably killed. We’re on the edge of a brutal authoritarian system.” —historian Michael Beschloss
“This country is on track to repeat what happened in Germany when it was the greatest democracy going. [It] elected a chancellor who then co-opted the media.” —House Majority Whip James Clyburn
“Losing this democracy could very well be the end of the world.” —James Clyburn
Dumb and Dumber
“I think that people should be voting in their own self-interest. And their self-interest is much more than what you may or may not be paying for gas or a loaf of bread.” —James Clyburn
“Unfortunately, this year black men have been a very targeted population for misinformation. Not misinformation about what they want but about why they want what they deserve.” —Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams
Letting the Cat Out of the Bag
“No more drilling. There is no more drilling. I haven’t formed any new drilling.” —Joe Biden
“We’re going to be shutting these [coal] plants down all across America and having wind and solar power.” —Joe Biden
“We’re going to close more coal plants.” —Michigan Lt. Governor Garlin Gilchrist
The BIG Lies
“We cut the federal debt in half — a fact!” —Joe Biden
“Here’s the deal: Economic growth is up, price inflation is down, real incomes are up, gas prices are down.” —Joe Biden
“The truth is that inflation is, to a significant extent, caused by the ongoing global pandemic, the break in international supply chains and the horrific war in Ukraine. But there is another major reason for inflation that too few people talk about. And that is the unprecedented level of corporate greed that we are now seeing. According to a recent study, nearly 54% of the rise in inflation is directly attributable to the astronomical increase in corporate profit margins.” —Senator Bernie Sanders
“At a time of an unprecedented health and economic crisis caused by the pandemic, the American Rescue Plan did exactly what a democratic government in a civilized society is supposed to do: respond to the needs of people living in fear and desperation.” —Bernie Sanders
“You don’t reduce inflation by giving tax breaks to billionaires and cutting benefits for the elderly, the sick, the children and the poor. You combat inflation by taking on corporate greed and passing a windfall profits tax.” —Bernie Sanders
“The only people I ever hear use the word ‘inflation’ are journalists and economists. Right? So, that is not part of the normal lexicon of the way people talk. … Most people who would’ve never used that word ever in their lives are using it now because they’ve been taught it, including on TV, including in newspapers. They’ve been taught this word.” —MSNBC’s Joy Reid
With Friends Like These…
“We’re winning big in the Republican Party for the nomination like nobody’s ever seen before. There it is: Trump at 71%, Ron DeSanctimonious at 10%.” —Donald Trump, referencing some fantasy 2024 presidential poll, in a disgraceful and typically toxic fratricidal attack (“DeSantis is an extremely effective conservative governor who has had real policy wins and real cultural wins. Trump isn’t going to be able to take this one down with a dumb nickname.” —Matt Walsh)
“We have one job left to do and that is turn out and vote and vote in big numbers. [Democrats] don’t just need to lose, they need to lose by a lot. They need to get the message: We will never be a socialist country. We will never be led by crazy people. You will not take us down the road of Marxism. You will not destroy America.” —Senator Marco Rubio
“They say there is gonna be this lunar eclipse on Tuesday during Election Day. … I’m thinking, ‘My God, even the moon is going red Tuesday.’” —Marco Rubio
Since the COVID-19 pandemic, America’s students are posting lower test scores, amounting to historic learning loss. The school shutdowns, however, are not the only reason students’ achievement is declining, experts told the Daily Caller News Foundation.
High-school graduates from the class of 2022 averaged a score of 19.8 out of 36 on the ACT, a college admissions test, the lowest score in more than 30 years. Experts told the DCNF that while the scores are further proof the shutdown of schools from the COVID-19 pandemic caused learning loss, the current American school system, teachers unions and a stray from traditional education have caused students’ academic achievement to drop.
“America is getting dumber because American parents have been working so many hours to either ‘keep up with the Joneses’ or to put food on the table, they had to have blind trust in the public schools,” Yael Levin, chief communications officer of No Left Turn in Education, a group focused on parental rights in education, told the DCNF.
Andrew Handel, education task force director for American Legislative Exchange Council, a nonprofit that drafts model legislation, told the DCNF that a lack of school choice is causing students to suffer.
“I think the way America has done education just doesn’t work,” Handel said to the DCNF. “This method of taking kids and assigning them to a school based on nothing more than a zip code or an address, it’s just an outdated, ineffective and inefficient way of going about things. Especially when you look at today. One of the bright spots coming out of the pandemic was, we saw a lot of new educational opportunities popping up.”
While the public school students saw historic learning losses since the pandemic, students in private Catholic schools saw less of decline in their math and reading scores, according to the National Assessment of Educational Progress. Fourth-grade students in Catholic schools saw no change in their math scores while also seeing no change in the fourth- and eighth-grade reading scores.
In February, more than 70% of Americans supported school choice and funding school vouchers, while just 18% of voters oppose it, according to a RealClear Opinion Research. The poll collected data from 2,000 registered voters.
Levin told the DCNF that teachers unions’ focus on politics, rather than education, is lending itself to a lack of academic achievement.
“America is getting dumber because education has been hijacked by the teachers’ unions,” Levin told the DCNF. “The executives of the National Education Association (NEA) and the American Federation of Teachers (AFT) and most state and local union leaders don’t care about education – they care about their cash cow. Randi Weingarten, president of the AFT earned more than $426,000 in 2020-2021 while Becky Pringle, the president of the NEA in 2020-2021, the year of the Covid shutdown prolonged by the unions, earned $25,000 more than in the previous year, for a total of $534,234.”
The NEA recommended for summer that students read “Why We Fly,” a book about two girls who kneel in protest of the national anthem. In July, the NEA committed to spending more than $140,000 to research and target opposition groups who are “are actively working to diminish a student’s right to honesty in education, freedom of sexual and gender identity, and teacher autonomy.”
A New Jersey chapter of the NEA ran an ad for the 2022-2023 school year calling parents who speak out against Critical Race Theory (CRT) and gender identity lessons “extremists.” In September, the NEA gave an Ohio school LGBTQ Ally badges that read “I’m Here” and a QR code for students to access adult resources on sexual education.
Levin told the DCNF that the lack of academic achievement also extends to the classroom where lessons have strayed from traditional science and history.
“America is getting dumber because our students no longer learn actual science in K-12 and in college,” Levin told the DCNF. “Now the Scientific Method is racist, and students are being taught that doctors ‘guess the baby’s gender at birth’ and that gender is a spectrum and has nothing to do with biological sex. They are learning that ‘people menstruate,’ ‘people breastfeed,’ and ‘people give birth.’ Women are being erased.”
Teachers are prioritizing CRT in the classroom; approximately 90% of high school students say they have either been taught or heard about CRT in school. About 57% were taught that “white people have unconscious biases that negatively affect non-white people” and 69% said they had at least heard in school that “white people have white privilege.”
Back-to-school curriculums grounded in social-emotional learning (SEL), which lay the foundation for CRT, are recommended for teachers to take five days, or 230 minutes, away from their normal lessons to teach their students to inspect their identity and “wrestle” with “multiple perspectives.”
Almost 70% of voters believe elementary school students should not learn about sexual orientation and gender identity in school, yet school districts are teaching it; in Wisconsin, a school district implemented a sexual education curriculum which tells teachers to refer to a female as “a person with a vulva” and teaches third-graders about “they/them” pronouns.
School districts are promoting lessons and classes that focus on CRT and transgenderism; in Seattle, Washington, parents say their child was “totally duped” into taking a “anti-American socialist” history course that was labeled as U.S. American history. In Pennsylvania, an elementary school held a training for teachers to learn how to add transgenderism lessons and create a “gender inclusive” classroom.
Handel told the DCNF that there is a solution and way to change the direction of students’ academic achievement and that begins with transparency in the classroom.
“Our response to it is to say at a minimum, these teachers need to be posting the curriculum online,” Handel told the DCNF. “It shouldn’t be the case where a parent is having to file a Freedom of Information Act request just to see what their kid is being taught in school. That’s really what we’ve been emphasizing, making sure parents are fully aware, fully informed on everything that’s being taught to their kids.”
The NEA and the AFT did not respond to the DCNF’s request for comment.
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Just a day after not exactly apologizing to West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin for promising a San Diego audience to replace coal fired power plants with wind farms, President Joe Biden turned to promising a New York audience to shut down drilling for oil instead.
The World Trade Organization (WTO) has published its 2022 edition of the World Trade Report, which pushes for more globalization and a shift away from fossil-fuel vehicles as part of its fight against climate change. One of the messages of the report is that trade is a force multiplier as countries adapt and adjust to climate disruptions. “Open international markets would help countries achieve necessary economic adjustment and resource reallocation,” a press release about the report stated on Nov. 7. Countries that are more open to trade tend to have a “greater capacity to adapt to climate change,” the report stated.
U.S. — In what analysts are calling “a referendum on career politicians,” voters throughout the nation are sending a message that they are fed up with “politics as usual” by electing a different set of career politicians than expected.
“Voters have made their opinion clear by voting with their feet – voters are done with leeches who have lived off the public dime for years without effectively representing their constituencies, and will be selecting slightly different leeches!” Local newspapers have reported the shocking development across several states, noting early polls that showed the more-hated politicians in the lead were wrong, and that less-hated career politicians will indeed be taking the race.
“For real change, we need to get rid of this Harvard guy & replace him with a Yale guy,” said local man Dan Soniaster to reporters for a local newspaper. “The incumbent has just been languishing on the public monies as a comptroller, then alderman, then Mayor, then state assemblyman, then Congressional representative. The ‘dark horse’ candidate will upset the establishment – he has the same exact political appointments, but was an education commissioner rather than an alderman, and was never elected to state assemblyman. So it’s totally different.”
At publishing time, voters had proudly notified career politicians of their displeasure by electing different career politicians who would squander taxpayer funding with a different arrangement of graft and corruption.
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A new study reveals that less than one-third of Americans believe the Bible should serve as the foundation for determining right and wrong, even as most people express support for traditional moral values.
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I’m trying to manage my expectations of the upcoming midterm elections. If you asked me what I think the most likely outcome tomorrow, I’d say the following:
The Democrats win in every race, 99% to 1%. Military vehicles fill the streets of the capitals of red states. Fox News gets another “facelift” as it did on Election Night 2020. Tucker Carlson disappears into some CIA “black site,” and gets replaced without explanation by a sneering Chris Wallace. The Fox news anchor blondes give way to stodgy men in brown paramilitary uniforms, who report the results in Romanian.
But call me a sunny optimist. Because if the Democrats were to reveal their final intentions that obviously, the average American might do something wild and rebellious, before it’s too late.
Red State Lives Don’t Matter
Okay, I’m kidding, kind of. I don’t put such actions past the American left, mind you. These people don’t believe that human life is sacred, that objective morality is real, or that conservatives and Christians are people. Not fully, in the sense that we actually matter, the way abortionists, illegals, violent felons, tech gurus, Yalies and celebrities have lives that matter. We’re like Neanderthals, an obsolete rival species that needs to disappear.
Our enemies have made that much clear. Your life and mine mean no more than Ashli Babbitt’s, Jake Gardner’s, or those of the victims of the Waukesha Christmas Parade massacre. Leftist riots are “mostly peaceful” no matter how much death and destruction they cause, while right-wing protests are by definition “insurrections” that deserve to be crushed by the iron fist.
And they’ll crack down the moment they think they can get away with it. The left has no other choice. It has piled up crimes against humanity and the country so serious that Progressives know they’d face financial ruin, hard jail time, and permanent disgrace should a Reckoning ever occur. Their choices are Power or Prison. So expect the Left to cling bitterly to Power “by any means necessary,” and not to leave their bunker peacefully, no matter what voters say.
Vote the Zombies Out?
Let’s say it happens, though. Let’s say that the Former Joe Biden’s senile bungling hands Republicans too many votes for the Democrats to plausibly steal this election. That exasperated voters rebel against the fetid choices offered them by the left, bloodstained tyrants like Gretchen Whitmer, vapid ditzes like Kathy Hochul, or shambling undead zombies like John Fetterman.
That timid souls in the FBI and IRS won’t greenlight mass arrests of poll-watchers. That the wretched kept generals who’ve clawed their way to the top of our broken Woke military don’t trust their subordinates to obey illegal orders. (Not enough tranny colonels in place for that, yet … .) That Elon Musk’s conquest of Twitter gums up their plan to filter out all Wrongthink and Crimethink.
What then? Let’s say we capture both the House and the Senate, and place a few governors and secretaries of state in a few major blue states. What should our goals and strategy then be?
First Comes the Purge
Should we simply try to limit the damage inflicted on Americans during the past two years of criminal government? Should we wipe a few noses, dry some eyes, and try to restore the “normalcy” of America in 2016, before the Left decided that the voters had stabbed it in the back, and resolved to stuff leftist autocracy down our throats and into our veins?
Oh no. We’re way past that. There are two words that must define our approach going forward: Purge and Retribution.
We must throw all our energy into purging our own side of traitors, of two-faced, compromised sellouts who’d rather see the left wield power forever than let the “wrong sort” of Republicans win. The Mitch McConnells, the Mike Pences, the Kevin McCarthys of this world are our most serious enemies. They are the ones who wish to deprive us of any voice at all, who demand that we accept as our political representatives elitists who despise us — who’ll take our money and votes, while holding their noses and rolling their eyes. They won’t protect us or help us. Their loyalty is with their classmates from New England boarding schools, whom they meet at the country club.
If we can’t topple these people, or batter them into submission, the war is already over. The French realized this in 1944, which is why they hunted collaborators much more eagerly than Germans. I’m not saying that we should shave Liz Cheney’s head in the street, mind you. Because that just sounds disgusting.
But insurgent Republicans who win this year despite the best efforts of the RINOs must refuse to play nice with our betrayers. Instead, they need to see that seizing control of the party is the first, second, and third order of business. Forget AOC and Ilhan Omar. To get to them you’ll first have to claw your way through McConnell, Scalise, and their minions. So sharpen up those talons.
Lock Them Up
If we can accomplish that, can purge or cow into submission our enemies within, our long-term goal must be to do the opposite of what Donald Trump did in 2017. Remember when he abandoned his campaign pledge to “Lock Her Up”? I think that even he now realizes what criminal folly that was.
We must seek to lock them up. Or (if literally doing that proves impossible for now) at least to expose and humiliate them, make their very names bywords for “shame” and “disgrace.” We need public, forensic hearings aimed at uncovering the crimes, malfeasance, corruption, and abuses of freedom committed by the likes of the following (a very incomplete list):
Hillary Clinton. John Brennan. Christopher Wray. Andrew Weissman. Peter Strozk. Anthony Fauci. Deborah Birx. Andrew Cuomo. Gretchen Whitmer. Gavin Newsom.
March America Through the Details of the Conspiracy
In terms of public officials, that’s a good start, for the first couple weeks of hearings. We must also subpoena and grill under oath every Big Tech and media executive who took part in fooling and manipulating voters — as part of the national conspiracy which the malefactors boasted of in the pages of TIME magazine. And every Big Pharma executive who cooperated in dumping untested vaccines onto unwilling Americans. And every local election official who colluded in radically insecure voting procedures that foisted the Former Joe Biden on Americans who didn’t vote for him.
This is just the beginning, of course. Keep peeling the rotten onion to expose the filth within. Let Americans know in excruciating detail who betrayed them and how. Purge this nation’s governing class of its most reprehensible sellouts.
I suppose these hearings will have to be held in Washington, D.C. But I’d rather hold them in Nuremburg.
Shocking drone footage shows migrants streaming across the U.S.-Mexico border into Eagle Pass, Texas, virtually unimpeded.
The footage, captured by Fox News with thermal imaging cameras, is just one example of the daily mass crossings reporter Bill Melugin has witnessed at the border over the past week. Border crossings have surged under President Biden, and multiple migrants told Fox that “Joe Biden es el major,” or “Joe Biden is the best.”
Melugin says the border crossings happen every morning “with no resistance” on either side of the border.
Biden’s administration has insisted that the U.S.-Mexico border is “closed” despite overwhelming evidence to the contrary.
The Biden administration has repeatedly attempted to dismiss border surges as a yearly pattern. While the southern border has seen a pattern of increases in migration each spring, the surges in both 2021 and 2022 have far outpaced previous years.
“What is happening today, and I’d like to think it’s happening because I’m a nice guy, but it’s not – because it’s what happens every year,” Biden said in March 2021.
Vice President Kamala Harris has also described the border as “closed,” telling migrants firmly “Do not come” last year.
Nevertheless, many of the migrants Fox News spoke to described the border as “abierta,” or “open.”
The September data revealed the fiscal year 2022 ended with 2,378,944 migrant encounters, the highest ever recorded in a fiscal year. This figure does not include the 599,000 known “gotaways” that CBP sources told Fox News evaded capture in the fiscal year 2022.
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