I haven't slept for ten days because that would be too long.
1. CHARLOTTE RIOTS
A black guy with a gun who refused to drop it gets shot by a black cop in Charlotte who works for a department with a black police chief. Naturally, this is racism, and a thug mob erupted in a multi-day riot looting, pillaging, and burning the Queen City. White people were attacked just for being white. Gun sales soared. George Soros gave an evil Darth Sidious laugh somewhere.
The first thing I can say is that a protest and a riot are not the same thing. Regardless of how you feel about something, there is never justification for violence, mayhem, and destruction. But, of course, the rioters don't know these things because the vast majority of them don't know who their fathers are and could never be a disappointment to any of them. The people who rioted are the ones who sag their pants, listen to that sickness known as hip hop, and spend their days smoking reefer and not working.
The second thing I can say is that the riots in Charlotte put NC firmly in the Trump column. Those thugs just helped to unelect Hillary Clinton. Trump is the law and order candidate, and I believe that he will support our police instead of undermining them like Barack Obama has.
The third thing I can say is that the shooting of Keith Lamont Scott was entirely justified. The guy had a gun. He wasn't reading any book. What a ridiculous story. Here is the picture of Scott on the pavement with the gun at his feet:
I have watched the cellphone video of Scott's widow, and I can say just from that footage alone that this was a justifiable homicide. Scott had every chance to drop his weapon, and he refused. The release of that video by Scott's family didn't help their fabrication at all. Scott's wife lied through her teeth and deliberately provoked the Charlotte riots that ensued. They need to bring charges against her for this incitement. That woman needs some jail As for Keith Lamont Scott, he got what was coming to him.
The real story here is our nation's cities are full of thugs wanting to loot, riot, and murder on the thinnest of excuses. These are the same thugs who kill other black people in numbers that are staggering in comparison to anything the cops do. Yet, those black lives must not matter to the BLM or Obama.
This country is at a crossroads on the race issue. We have a black president. We have black police officers, chiefs of police, sheriffs, and deputy sheriffs. Yet, somehow, the fact that these fatherless thugs can't make it in life is because of the racism of the white majority. The reality is that these thugs are a criminal class, and they belong in prison for the rest of their lives. I am grateful for the brave men and women in our police force who keep law and order in this country.
What is the endgame here? I see things becoming worse unless something changes in the thug culture in the inner cities. When their violence becomes unbearable, martial law will come, and these thugs will be shot indiscriminately in the streets. And if the National Guard won't do it, vigilante militias will. This is the thing violent thugs don't get. Violence begets violence. When you make a mockery of law and order, do not be surprised when you get murdered. And don't complain either. That is the endgame here. It is foolishness to the extreme.
Cops aren't the bad guys here. Thugs are the bad guys. And they know they are the bad guys. Somehow in their pot addled brains, they feel they deserve to be shot like animals in the street. They want to debase this country down to their level. I have a message for the thugs. Before you destroy yourselves utterly and completely, at least have the dignity to pull up your damn pants.
2. COLIN KAEPERNICK
These guys are a complete disgrace to our nation:
There are three basic things this country needs to believe. The first is God. The second is family. And, the third is country. Does Colin Kaepernick taking a knee before an NFL game matter? Absolutely. In this revolting act, Kaepernick makes the mockery of the social fabric complete. Fans are now tuning out the NFL in big numbers over this. If I owned the 49ers, I would have let this player go.
Kaepernick could be a real inspiration if his convictions were pointed in the right direction. But they are pointed in the wrong direction. He has made himself the poster boy of spoiled brat athletes across the three leagues. Kaepernick's protest is against cops killing black people. I will leave aside that issue because it doesn't matter if he was protesting something else like Obamacare. Whether you agree or disagree, there is one thing we all must believe in. We have to believe in this country. This is why we all stand for the anthem, and we show respect for the flag and the country.
It is my country. It is your country. It is also Colin Kaepernick's country. There may be some messed up things in this country, but you stand with your country. You try and make it better. Colin Kaepernick craps on the country every time he takes a knee during the national anthem. That act overwhelms any message he might have to convey. And in doing so, he makes a mockery of himself.
Ted Cruz finally endorsed Donald Trump. A lot of Cruz people are mad over it, but it has to be this way. Like Mark Levin, Cruz had to choose for Trump because the alternative was Hillary Clinton. I was a Cruz guy and still wish he was our nominee. But I knew early that I was going to vote for Trump. Why grandstand? Cruz lost. Trump won. Let's not let Hillary win.
People still holding out on not voting for Trump are being pigheaded and stupid. You don't have to like the guy. You can still criticize him for his faults which are substantial. But this country will have a hard time surviving four years of Hillary Clinton. We are in extremely bad shape now after eight years of Obama. Not choosing Trump is like choosing to walk because all you have to ride in is a Ford, and you are a Chevy man.
With that said, I believe Trump is going to win. The momentum is on his side, and Hillary looks like a wounded animal. I don't believe half of what Trump says, but I believe everything Hillary says. And it frightens me. The wolves are not wearing sheep suits anymore. Their agenda is naked and exposed to the world.
Both Trump and Cruz are fighters. They may not like each other, but conservatives know that victories are won one battle at a time. The battle for the soul of the Republican Party will have to be put on pause as we fight the greater battle for the soul of this country. Trump is right. There probably won't be much left to save after a Clinton presidency.
4. Q & A
Q: What do you eat?!
A: This question always hits me when people learn that I am vegan. It isn't what I eat. It is what I don't eat which are animal products. But I am not dismayed at the question because I realize they see how hard it is being a vegan in a meathead society.
I rarely eat at restaurants. I find Taco Bell and Subway to be vegan friendly, but that's it. Chipotle is very vegan friendly, but I don't want food poisoning. Moe's is a pretty good place, and I would go there before going to Chipotle.
Social events are also hard. I eat beforehand and nurse a drink when I am at these things. It makes me want to cry when they debauch a salad with cheese, pork products, and egg filled dressings. Needless to say, being vegan has made me antisocial.
Is the social cost worth it? Absolutely. Going vegan was the best thing I ever did for my health, and I am never going back to my old way of eating. I will only eat meat in a short term survival situation. But my long term survival depends upon a plant based diet.
5. JOKE OF THE WEEK
A horse race joke from the late, great Henny Youngman:
I played a great horse yesterday! It took seven horses to beat him.
6. QUOTABLE QUOTES
Ignorance of Scripture is ignorance of Christ.
If you are what you should be, you will set the whole world ablaze!
ST. CATHERINE OF SIENA
Charity is certainly greater than any rule. Moreover, all rules must lead to charity.
ST. VINCENT DE PAUL
The nation doesn’t simply need what we have. It needs what we are.
ST. TERESA BENEDICTA (EDITH STEIN)
We always find that those who walked closest to Christ were those who had to bear the greatest trials.
ST. TERESA OF AVILA
Give something, however small, to the one in need. For it is not small to one who has nothing. Neither is it small to God, if we have given what we could.
ST, GREGORY NAZIANZEN
I have no taste for corruptible food nor for the pleasures of this life. I desire the bread of God, which is the flesh of Jesus Christ, who was of the seed of David; and for drink I desire his blood, which is love incorruptible.
ST. IGNATIUS OF ANTIOCH
When you approach the tabernacle remember that he has been waiting for you for twenty centuries.
ST. JOSEMARIA ESCRIVA
Apart from the cross, there is no other ladder by which we may get to heaven.
ST. ROSE OF LIMA
Love God, serve God; everything is in that.
ST. CLARE OF ASSISI
7. ODDS AND ENDS
--I believe we will remain in perpetual economic stagnation courtesy of the Federal Reserve. Basically, you can embrace the prosperity and creative destruction of free markets, or you can let the Fed print your economy into stagnation. Keynesian policies stimulate in the same manner as putting jumper cables to a corpse. There may be some movement, but the corpse will remain dead.
--I believe Hillary has Parkinson's disease and/or brain damage. There many visible symptoms of this brain damage, but the most visible ones would be that she is a liberal and a Democrat.
--Barack Obama delivered on the hope of black kids that they could be president one day. Now, they can pursue the hope of being a black president who is also a good president.
--Black America has to admit that it is worse off today than it was eight years ago.
--As bad as Black Lives Matter can be, they are not as bad as that Islamic horde taking over Europe.
--I don't comment on celebrity divorces. They may be famous, but it is still gossip.
--Before they become teenagers, they belong to their mother. After, they belong to their father. Mom should have the good sense to step aside.
--Bruce Springsteen is a moron for liking Hillary Clinton and hating Donald Trump.
--There should be a moratorium in Hollywood on sequels and reboots. Reboot of The Exorcist?! Scariest move ever. Still!
LINKS OF INTEREST
Christians can’t back out of modern politics
The Francis Doctrine: On Communion to "Divorced and Remarried", one is either with Christ or with Lucifer
Hillary Clinton's Illness Revealed
To attain great success (and great sanctity), you have to learn to play the long game