Plan to be spontaneous tomorrow.
1. THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK
The Left and the snowflakes just can't get over their electoral defeat. We have protests and violence towards Trump supporters. Then, the audience and cast of Hamilton make complete asses out of themselves by booing and calling out VP-elect Mike Pence at one of their shows. Now, Facebook, Twitter, and Google are making efforts to go after "fake news" which is basically any news source that leans right and is pro-Trump. This amounts to partisan censorship on the part of these companies.
I wonder when the day will come when I am banned from Twitter or Blogger for my political and religious viewpoints. The Left is angry because their stranglehold on the mainstream media has not managed to deliver Hillary Clinton to the White House. So, they have now turned into thugs and bullies. This is endemic to those on the Left. What they cannot achieve through reason and persuasion they will achieve through brute force. This is why Stalin and Mao killed their millions, and this is why I prayed fervently that Hillary would not win. Leftists are tyrants. They are not for liberty or free thought or democracy. These are words to be used and discarded in their unending quest for power and domination. These people are evil.
I have never been nor could I ever be a Leftist. At the core of every leftist is a belief that they know better than you how to live your life and the desire to impose their ways upon you even if it means killing you. For them, the end justifies all means including assault and murder. These people are sick in the brain.
You can tell a tree by its fruit, and Hillary's loss shows the bitter fruit of these evil leftwingers. They belong to the Devil, and they serve him well. And they will burn with him when their time comes.
2. THE FOUR CARDINALS
The day of reckoning is fast approaching for Pope Francis. Word is that the Holy Father is hopping mad at Cardinal Burke and Co. for calling him out for a clarification and explanation of Amoris Laetitia which made the teaching on communion for divorced and remarried adulterers vague in such a way as to allow it. This is standard operating procedure for the closet heretics in the Society of Judas.
The four cardinals are doing the right thing in the right way at the right time. They are giving Pope Francis every opportunity to clarify the matter. So far, the Pope has been silent. But as Edward Pentin noted on The World Over, his sources say that Francis is furious over the matter and fumes about it.
I am on the side of the cardinals. I think Pope Francis has acted shamefully and deceitfully on this matter. He needs correction. That correction is now coming. I also think a schism is in the near future as people pick which side to support.
Pope Francis is going down the dark path, and he needs to repent. My prayer is that he will repent of his errors and clarify and reaffirm our Lord's teaching on divorce and remarriage. For some reason, I doubt he will repent. It is clear to me that Pope Francis has allowed the hat of the pontificate to go to his head, and his failure to repent will only lead to more darkness and error. I suspect that dark days are ahead for the Roman Catholic Church.
3. SMARTPHONE RANT OF THE WEEK
So, I was conversing with a friend, and he wanted to make a point with a reference on the internet. He pulls out his iPhone 6, and the screen is all busted to hell. Yet, he uses the phone as if this was just a fact of life. I just tried to make sure I didn't get a piece of broken glass embedded in my finger. It also made me grateful for the umpteenth time that I still use the same unbroken flip phone I have kept since 2012 when I bought it.
The fragility of smartphones is my number one reason for not owning one of these ridiculous things. And don't tell me about getting cases for these things. My friend's busted iPhone was in a case. Cases are a joke.
Flip phones will make a comeback. They may have more robust features like smartphones, but the flip phone form factor will return. This is because the clamshell form is the optimal design for these devices. This is why I eschew tablets and smartphones and favor laptops, Chromebooks, and flip phones. You can't walk around with all that exposed glass and not break it. It needs to be covered.
4. THINGS THAT NEED TO BE SAID
Trevor Noah isn't funny. Jon Stewart is missed. And Colbert was funny when he was Stephen Colbert. Nobody wanted the real Colbert. They should give Stewart his old job back.
5. ODDS AND ENDS
--J.K. Rowling is a one trick pony, and that one trick is Harry Potter. She will be like Doyle with Holmes and Fleming with Bond.
--Kanye West said he would have voted for Trump. Fortunately, we didn't need that vote. We don't really need the endorsement either.
--I pray for the election of Marine Le Pen in France. It would be the trifected along with Brexit and Trump.
--I really wish all those people who swore to leave the USA for Canada would skip the inauguration and just leave now.
--Trump should go the special prosecutor route with Hillary. No pardons either. It is not revenge. It is justice.
--Trump should have a better fiscal policy than the crazy idea that he can spend debt to better ends than Obama. We are going to learn quickly that we did not elect a true conservative.
6. QUOTABLE QUOTES
Liberals claim to want to give a hearing to other views, but then are shocked and offended to discover that there are other views.
WILLIAM F. BUCKLEY, JR.
Conservatism is the antidote to tyranny. It's the only one. It's based on thousands of years of human experience. There is nothing narrow about the conservative philosophy. It's a liberating philosophy. It is a magnificent philosophy. It is a philosophy for the ages, for all times.
Never let an old person live in your body.
Liberty does not exist in the absence of morality.
Burke, could he see our century, never would concede that a consumption-society is the end for which Providence has prepared man.
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