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1. TRUMP INAUGURATION
It was surreal watching Trump being sworn in. I can honestly say that I was one of the doubters. I didn't think he would make it to the White House. But there he is. And, it feels great.
I am a conservative, but I was not one of the #NeverTrump crowd. For those people who were just too principled to cast their ballot for Trump, how are you feeling now? Don't you feel a bit relieved that Hillary isn't sitting in the Oval Office now? If you feel relief, you're welcome. It was sell outs like me who held our noses and voted for a flawed candidate that has spared you four years of that crooked bitch.
What happens now? Time will tell. But I see this as the opposite of when Reagan came into office. Reagan was a conservative who had to turn to Republican moderates to advance his agenda. They blunted it instead. Trump is a moderate who must turn to Republican conservatives to advance his agenda. I know Trump is not a conservative, but he will be pushed in that direction by both conservatives and liberals. I have low expectations concerning Trump, but I may be pleasantly surprised by what he gets done. And, I will be praying for the man just like I did for Obama.
2. UNCLE TOMFOOLERY
Take a black man. Give him a good upbringing in a two parent home. Have him be a churchgoer, successful in academics, an honorable military career, or what have you. Have him be a faithful husband and father. Then, to top it all off, have him be a Republican. This man will be hated by the black community. They will disavow and disown him. His virtue will be a disgrace. And this, Gentle Reader, is why Black America remains mired in poverty, ignorance, welfare dependence, incarceration, and illegitimacy.
The black conservative cannot be tolerated. Where one exists, black people decry the black conservative as an "Uncle Tom." I am sick of this, and I call it out every time I see it. I see this name calling as every bit as bad or worse as racism. And why is this? The Klan member will vilify members of the black community as people who don't know the identity of their fathers, live on welfare, and perpetrate crimes on a daily basis while high on weed or drunk on malt liquor. Here is a picture of one of these thugs:
He looks like a quality individual. I'm sure he is a credit to his family and his community. The reality is that he is a rapper who glorifies violence in his lyrics and videos like many others, and his life will probably be as short as the lives of whoever he has shot. But, hey, at least he is not an Uncle Tom. He is the epitome of what Black America says their members should be which is the stereotype the KKK and the neo-Nazis paint of them.
When a black man defies the stereotypes, his own shoot him in the back. They would rather that he live down to what the racists say about blacks than live up to Christian virtue. In my book, those blacks who betray their own who live virtuously are the real Uncle Toms because they work in cooperation with their racist detractors. They help the KKK by living down to what the Klan says about them. And the Klan appreciates it.
Black America needs to return to being Christian and conservative once again like they were generations ago. When this happens, they will overcome the true obstacles in their lives. Those obstacles are the defects in their own characters, and the worthless leaders that say they can never be better while using the race card as an excuse for vice. Rebuild the black family and the black church, and you will make Black America great again.
There is one thing I have learned from the recent election. The mainstream media is overwhelmingly leftist and secular. They carry water for Marx and the Devil. There has never been a candidate with as much dirt on her as Hillary Clinton given such a free ride while the media have jumped on both trifling and even false allegations concerning Donald Trump. Now that he is President, I expect four years of this non-stop harassment from the MSM.
I recommend people tune out the MSM. They should watch Fox News instead of CNN. They should listen to talk radio instead of NPR. They should cancel their subscriptions to the New York Times and the Washington Post and turn to conservative outlets like the Drudge Report. Go ahead and make a conservative echo chamber for yourself.
The argument against this move is that it replaces objective reporting with right wing propaganda. The problem is that objective reporting has largely vanished. The only people who seem to put the truth before their politics are Glenn Greenwald and Wikileaks.
Real journalism is concerned primarily with the facts. Those facts are published regardless of their political ramifications. The press has always had a leftward tilt, but they at least tried to be objective. With the 2016 election, the press dropped that pretense entirely. All media is partisan now.
This brings us to the next argument. Which side has a better likelihood of telling the truth? I can answer unequivocally that is the Right. This is because conservatives are fundamentally Christian in their ethics, and they believe the truth matters. This doesn't mean they always tell the truth. But at least they believe in truth. The Left are overwhelmingly secular, atheist, and Marxist. They don't care if anything is true or not. The end justifies the means. If their reporting happens to be true, that is even better. But they will always fall back on lies to advance their agenda.
4. DYLANN ROOF DEATH SENTENCE
Does Dylann Roof deserve to die for murdering nine people? Absolutely. By the same token, do we all deserve eternity in Hell for our offenses against God? Absolutely.
I am not a fan of the death penalty. This isn't a matter of justice since I believe the death penalty is a just penalty for murder. It isn't a matter of life since a murderer is not the same as an unborn infant. It is simply a matter of mercy. By allowing Dylann Roof to live, this gives him every opportunity to repent and find salvation for his soul.
Pope St. John Paul II was the one who promoted mercy for these condemned people. The only downside to suspending capital punishment is that it may embolden people to commit capital crimes. But evidence suggests that the death penalty makes no difference in the murder rate. This leaves the possibility that the criminal may kill again. But if this is a credible threat, the condemned should be executed the moment sentence is passed. Then, there is the fact that many on death row have been exonerated by the Innocence Project. I doubt Dylann Roof will be exonerated for his crimes, but a life sentence can be suspended. The death penalty cannot.
Let the bastard live.
5. SEEN ON TWITTER
6. TAKEN FROM A COMBOXInstagram: My life is a party.— Mikel Jollett (@Mikel_Jollett) January 8, 2017
Snapchat: My life is a quirky tv show
Facebook: My life turned out great!
Twitter: We're all going to die.
Add to demands for minimum wage increases, HUGE increases in the cost of business upon restaurant chains resulting from the forced imposition of OBAMACARE! Both these non market based "entitlements" result in reduced hours for employees and PRICE increases that either soak the customers or sink sales and the bottom lines of the businesses!
My grandfather (who died in 1963) was a pastor who used to remind his congregation to always remember; "When you get something for NOTHING, it means that someone else got nothing for SOMETHING. Funny how that works isn't it?
Government intervention is the beginning of the end for prosperity and economic expansion in a free enterprise system that always ends in socialism. But in spite of claims to the contrary government intervention can't repeal the laws of economics by deciding economic winners and losers. It can only incite both class and race wars that cause a stampede to raid the public treasury by the people because they've been made to feel "entitled."
Q: Should Donald Trump abandon Twitter now that he is POTUS?
A: Absolutely not.
The real power of the internet is that it has allowed people to bypass the media gatekeepers and take their messages straight to the public. Sad to say, even a president must do this. For Trump, that Twitter account is power. For the rest of us, it should embolden us to use our own platforms and social media to bypass that same media that tries to squelch the message and the truth.
8. QUOTABLE QUOTES
Don't be a pessimist. Don’t you realize that all that happens or can happen is for the best?—Your optimism will be a necessary consequence of your faith.
ST. JOSEMARIA ESCRIVA
The spirit of humility is sweeter than honey.
ST. ANTHONY OF PADUA
There was never an angry man that thought his anger unjust.
ST. FRANCIS DE SALES
If you want all your prayers to be answered without fail and oblige God to meet all your wishes, the first thing is never to stop praying. Those who get tired after praying for a time are lacking in either humility or confidence, and so do not deserve to be heard. You would think that they expected their requests to be obeyed at once as if they were orders. Surely we know that God resists the proud and shows His favors to the humble. Won't our pride allow us to ask more than once for the same thing? It shows very little trust in God's goodness to give up so soon and take a delay for an absolute refusal.
ST. CLAUDE DE LA COLOMBIERE
Ponder the fact that God has made you a gardener, to root out vice and plant virtue.
ST. CATHERINE OF SIENA
It’s amazing how much panic one honest man can spread among a multitude of hypocrites.
The best defense against usurpatory government is an assertive citizenry.
WILLIAM F. BUCKLEY, JR.
Opportunity is important but exertion is indispensable.
He that wrestles with us strengthens our nerves and sharpens our skill. Our antagonist is our helper.
--Nothing brightens the mood quite like having a Republican in the White House.
--When the MSM hits you, hit back.
--Ecumenism has now been reduced to bowing to murdering Muslims and capitulating to Lutherans more heretical than Luther.
--God bless Poland where Jesus Christ is King.
--France has an awesome king. Too bad they no longer have a throne for him.
--Jerusalem is the capital of Israel. The US embassy belongs in Jerusalem.
--Conservatives talk tough but are peaceful. Progressives talk peace and love, but they turn violent and will kill you.
--I feel I need to repeat this. I am against the Benedict Option. Rod Dreher's anthem of retreat is falling on deaf ears now.
--Madonna is a despicable whore now.
--He will always be Bradley Manning to me.
--Modern feminism is primarily about killing babies.
10. LINKS OF INTEREST
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