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How to Fight a Narcissist

Dr. Michael Hurd January 28, 2019

I recently posted the following meme and was asked to expand:
  • How to survive a narcissist: Reality is what it is. Not what the narcissist claims it is. Objectivity trumps toxic.
My point: You’re less subject to narcissists or other toxic people if you’re confident and competent in the use of your own objective, reasoning mind.

Consider the narcissists in our government. They want us to believe we cannot exist without them. They want us to believe we are helpless, perpetually vulnerable people who cannot possibly cope — without their stupid, economy-thrashing, initiative-killing, Constitution-bashing programs.

If you’re confident in your mind, you’re suspicious of such claims from the start. “This person says I can’t cope or live without him. What’s in this for him? Is it possible he’s selling me a bill of goods?”
I work with people in therapy all the time who have narcissistic or otherwise toxic people in their lives. When I point out the irrational, controlling or otherwise improper behavior of people in their lives, they are often surprised. It’s because they’ve been duped. Their failure to see this — at least before now — usually boils down to some version of the premise, “Who am I to judge? Who am I to think?”........... To Read More...

Swedish Liberalism Is Struggling Under the Weight of Immigration

Amanda Billner and Rodney Jefferson Jan 31 2019

The longest political standoff in Sweden’s history ended on Jan. 18 with the government looking much as it had before elections were held four months earlier. Stefan Lofven, leader of the moderate Social Democrats, was again named prime minister, while the nationalist Sweden Democrats continue to be isolated in Parliament. The new four-party alliance hailed its agreement as a victory against insurgent forces of racism and intolerance.

In reality, the deal merely papers over the discontent that’s been eating away at Swedish liberalism since the beginning of the Syrian refugee crisis. An influx of migrants has stretched the country’s social services to near the breaking point—a situation the governing agreement fails to address............. Despite the temporary return of stability, the potential for crisis remains high.

Sweden once welcomed more refugees per capita than any other European Union nation. In the past five years, the country of 10 million accepted more than 400,000 asylum-seekers and relatives of previous immigrants.............. “The debate has been very much black or white, either you’re for or against immigration,” he says. “It’s about finding a balance While they haven’t yet resorted to the overt send-them-back message of Donald Trump or Hungary’s Viktor Orban, Sweden Democrats say the country can’t afford additional refugees..........To Read More....

My Take - Did he say "it's about finding balance"? Balance of what?  These Muslim immigrants aren't going to give back - Muslims don't give, they take - and violence is the heart and soul of Islam.

These leftist loons try claiming the rise in crime isn't an immigration problem.  Really?  That's not historically accurate.  I remember when all this started in Sweden many years ago, and they were shocked at the upsurge in violence in their country. Sweden was one of the safest nations on Earth, and open violence was almost unheard of, at least until these Muslim immigrants from the Middle East and Africa started pouring in.

There's a reason why Sweden has one of the hightest rape statistics in Europe. Muslim immigrants are raping Swedish women at a rate that's shocking, and the Swedish government and media hide what's really going on letting these ravenous wolves tear into the helpless citizens of their society, and if you say anything, you're prosecuted..

Sweden is doomed, just like much of the rest of Europe.  The demographic growth of ethnic Europeans is so bad compared to Muslims they're fast getting past the point of no return. It's being predicted that by 2050 Muslims will be the majority in France.   In the next thirty years, at current trends of demograhic growth Sweden will be unrecognizable, the old Sweden will be irretrievable and the nation will be just as violent as are all other Muslim dominated cultures.

Furthermore, the birth rates of the ethnic Western populations of Europe is being outstripped 4-1 by Islamic immigrants.  

Along with the Hungarians and Czech's, it's the Poles that will be left to save Europe....once again....... as they did in 1683 at the Battle of Venice, but the demographics are against them.

They may only be able to save themselves.

Here's more Swedish insanity perpetrated on Swedish society by the government, the media and the judicial system regarding Muslim immigrants:
 And my commentaries:

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Stanford Student Says Robert Spencer’s “Primary (or Only) Goal is Provocation,” Then Demands “Provocative” Speakers

More muddle-headedness from the up-and-coming academic elites.

January 31, 2019 Robert Spencer

In an article published in the Stanford Review last Wednesday entitled “A Way Forward For Cardinal Conversations,” Stanford University student Andrew Ziperski wrote this:
My primary piece of advice to the administration is simple yet essential: those who are invited to speak as part of the Conversations must be provocative, and they must make us uncomfortable. This does not mean, of course, that speakers whose primary (or only) goal is provocation ought to be invited; people like Milo Yiannopoulos and Robert Spencer add no value to a campus like ours, and I would strongly oppose an invitation extended to them or those who employ their tactics.
My primary (or only) goal is “provocation”? Only if the truth provokes you, as it does so many in the totalitarian indoctrination camp that Stanford and most other American universities have become.

I challenge Andrew Ziperski to find one untruth in anything I’ve ever said or written about Islam. He thinks that the truth is “provocation” because he has been so relentlessly bombarded with lies from every quarter that he was told to trust and learn from that he now thinks, like the well-programmed bot that he is, that a reasoned and documented presentation of unwelcome truths is “provocation.”

For the Andrew Ziperskis of the world, and universities and colleges today are turning them out by the gross, any perspective that challenges the Leftist worldview is a “provocation.” He has been taught, and he has dutifully learned, that to oppose jihad mass murder and the Sharia oppression of women, gays and others is “racism,” “bigotry,” and “Islamophobia.” He can without any doubt recite the fake news “fact” that right-wing Christian terrorists are more of a threat in the U.S. than Islamic terrorists. He is almost certainly convinced that America and Israel are the primary villains on the international stage today.........To Read More....

The World Council of Churches and Jew-Hate

WCC's telling policy on the Israeli–Palestinian conflict.
A Jerusalem Post headline on January 14, 2019 declared “World Council of Churches (WCC) use anti-Semitic rhetoric and advocate Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS)” against Israel.

 Research by NGO Monitor found that, “The WCC project – Ecumenical Accompaniment Programme in Palestine and Israel (EAPPI) has sent 1,800 Ecumenical Accompaniers from around the world to serve as observers in the West Bank and Jerusalem over the past 15 years, and aim to have 25 to 30 of these unofficial observers on the ground at all times. This is the only program of its kind run by the WCC.”

The stated goal of the EAPPI observers, according to the WCC, is to “offer protective presence and witness…monitoring and reporting human right abuses…standing with local peace and human rights groups…and advocacy (for Arab-Palestinians).” Naturally, this is a one-sided enterprise and pseudo “human rights” effort. It looks the other way on Arab-Palestinian terror, gross violations of human rights, hate propaganda, and anti-Semitism taught in Arab-Palestinian schools and mosques by the official Hamas and Palestinian Authority school systems..............“Christian communities” are not “threatened by Israeli policies,” but rather by Palestinian intolerance of non-Muslims. In fact, in Israel alone, the Christian community has steadily grown and flourished. In the Palestinian territories, and the Arab and Muslim world, Christians have suffered persecution and death.  ..........To Read More.....

The Mayors of the Worst Cities in America are Running for President

Does anyone really want America to be more like Tallahassee, South Bend or Newark? 

Frigid in Chicago Must Mean Global Warming

By Brian C. Joondeph

Chicago is chilly these days, with a low predicted for Wednesday of this week of minus 21 degrees Fahrenheit. Add a 20 mile-per-hour breeze with a wind chill of minus 55 degrees and the Windy City will become the Arctic City. That’s cold, but not a record breaker as that occurred on January 29, 1985 when the mercury dropped to minus 27 degrees. I remember it well as I lived in Chicago at that time.........To Read More....

My Take - This shouldn't surprise us since they've been doing this forever.  It must be nice for leftists.   No matter what reality is - it isn't real to leftist if it doesn't fit their latest philosophical flavor of the day. As for anyone who disagrees with them, they're insane.  If those who disagree and have the nerve to have the facts to show the left is wrong - they're lackey's of big business. 
  • Leftist logic is an oxymoron.
  • Leftist integrity is an oxymoron.
  • Leftist hypocrisy is a religious tenet.
  • Leftist corruption is considered by leftists to be a righteous tool to be used as it suits them.
  • Leftist accusations are essential in order to deflect from the unpleasantness of reality.
  • Leftist morality is non-existant, since it's as fragile as soap bubbles. 
  • Leftist indoctrination is absolutely essential in order to offset legitimate education.
  • Leftist stupidity is legendary, since  leftism always leads to dytopia.
  • Leftists are mentally unhinged, otherwise they wouldn't be leftist.   

Iran admits it lied to Obama's Iran deal interlocutors

January 30, 2019 By Hassan Mahmoudi

Remember the Iran deal? Suddenly, the truth about the whole sham is coming out.

On Jan. 22, 2019, Ali Akbar Salehi, the nuclear chief of the Iranian theocracy, acknowledged that Iran had fooled the 5+1 and IAEA group of foreign ministers – these were U.S. and European foreign ministers who negotiated the Iran deal – into signing the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, or JCPOA. That was the deal President Obama signed with other leaders and touted to the U.S. public. President Trump scrapped it.

In an unprecedented confession, Ali Akbar Salehi, the head of the mullah regime's Atomic Agency, acknowledged that the mullahs had lied in nuclear negotiations with the five world powers at the Arak nuclear site and had in fact hidden some of the banned equipment.........To Read More....

Some angry Democrats consider recruiting a challenger for Ocasio-Cortez

Several Democrats being targeted for defeat by Ocasio-Cortez beginning to push back.

January 29, 2019 By Rick Moran

When you come to Congress as a 29-year-old newbie and start throwing your weight around by threatening the careers of some of your party colleagues, you shouldn't be surprised if you make enemies of powerful people.

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez may be a media darling and Twitter sensation, but if she doesn't watch her step, she may end up being a flash in the pan, one-term congressman.

Ocasio-Cortez and the so-called "Justice Democrats" are targeting numerous members of the Democratic establishment by threatening to primary them in 2020. This has angered some powerful members who are now talking about finding a challenger to beat her in her own 2020 primary...........  To Read More

My Take - Okay, Ocasio-Cortez is a nitwit.  But she's at least an honest nitwit.  She ran claiming she was going down this road and she's doing exactly that.  The long time Democrats are all hypocities.  They lie to their constituents, but they want what she wants.  Their concern is they'll be on the outside when or if it happens.  Being a member of Congress has way too many perks and opportunities to let a bar maid get them kicked out.  Especially an honest bar maid, even if she's a nitwit. 

The Seen vs. the Unseen

John Stossel  Jan 30, 2019

Sunday is the Super Bowl.

I look forward to playing poker and watching. It's easy to do both because in a three-hour-plus NFL game there are just 11 minutes of actual football action.  So we'll have plenty of time to watch Atlanta politicians take credit for the stadium that will host the game. Atlanta's former mayor calls it "simply the best facility in the world."  But politicians aren't likely to talk about what I explain in my latest video -- how taxpayers were forced to donate more than $700 million to the owner of Atlanta's football team, billionaire Arthur Blank, to get him to build the stadium.

In addition to the subsidies, the Falcons get all the money from parking, restaurants and merchandise sales. Sweet deal.........That's why economists who study stadium subsidies call them a bad deal for taxpayers............To Read More....

Islam's Ambitious Mission

January 30, 2019  By Amil Imani

Every organization has a mission or a mission statement with a goal in mind. It works day and night to reach its ultimate target. Think of Islam as an organization (not just another religion) with an ambitious mission. What is that ambition? you might ask.

While our fellow Americans are snoozing, or at least not as active or proactive as their counterparts, Muslims never deviate and never stop pursuing their goal of world domination. They place their primary focus on non-Islamic lands – in this case, Europe and the United States.

Knowing Islam intimately, please allow me to assure you that to Muslims, the goal is everything. Let's call it "religious fascism." Islam condones any and all means to achieve its goal. The ultimate objective of Islam is the rule of the entire world under the Islamic Ummah – never mind that these life-in-hand soldiers of Allah disagree with one another regarding the Ummah itself and who is to reign over it. That's a "family dispute" that they will resolve by their usual favorite method: brute force...........While many Muslims work around the clock for their cause – i.e., to infiltrate our schools, our law enforcement agencies, our health care system – they also run for office with the help of our Democrats and some GOP officials, who provide them with necessary tools. Regrettably, only a small number of Americans understand the real threat. .... To Read more...

Anti-Gay is OK — When It’s Iran

January 29, 2019 Dr. Michael Hurd

A 31-year-old man was publicly hanged in Kazeroon, Iran, on January 10. The charges against him included the kidnapping of two 15-year-old boys and violations of Iran’s strict Sharia-based anti-gay laws.

The Iranian Student News Agency (ISNA) reported that the man had allegedly kidnapped two 15-year-old boys — but noted that the charges of sexual intercourse with another man carried the death penalty.

The identity of the man was not revealed, and according to a report from the Jerusalem Post, the city’s residents “thanked the judiciary” for carrying out the sentence.

The Post also noted Iran’s history with regard to the treatment of homosexuals, citing a WikiLeaks dump revealing that some 4,000–6,000 Iranians convicted of homosexual infractions had been executed between 1979–2008 alone. (Source: The Daily Caller 1/29/19)

We live in remarkable times.

If you question or challenge Islam in any way, you are branded a “racist” — as if religion (an ideological choice) were the same as one’s racial make-up (a biological given.)
If you question homosexuality, you’re a homophobe.

If you challenge former President Obama’s giveaway of billions of dollars to Iran, you’re a Trump supporter and — therefore — you guessed it, a racist. Yet Iran is the most homophobic regime on the planet right now.

Note that in Muslim Iran, it’s not just sex with minors that carries the death penalty. It’s sex with the same gender, even among consenting adults. That’s the issue at stake.... To Read More.....

Venezuelan dictator Nicolas Maduro must be soiling himself about now

January 29, 2019 By Monica Showalter

Venezuelan dictator Nicolás Maduro, who already has a legal president waiting in the wings to take the reins, now has a mountain of U.S. pressure to get out while the getting's good. He's not much for Twitter, but in the last few hours, he's been going like gangbusters, or, well, in his case, gangs, trying to rally the left to his regime and get his "narrative" for them out. Look at this amazingly long string of recent tweets.

The big thing making him scream publicly is news of the crushing round of sanctions employed by President Trump and his dream team of Latin American advisers, declaring anyone out there collaborating with the Venezuelan oil company now subject to sanctions, same as Venezuela's ruling drug-dealers.

The sanctions also focus on Citgo ownership, handing recognized power to Venezuela's legitimate president, Juan Guaidó. That targets the money stream, and Maduro doesn't have much money left anyway. All of these moves, coupled with defection after defection, and now the news U.S. incentives to the Venezuelan troops involved in running Venezuela's oil company to defect (which seems to be a keystone of Operation Boot Maduro), are poison to the dictator. Not surprisingly, Maduro is out yelling:........To Read More....

'Emergency Powers' – Be Careful What You Wish For

Bob Barr Jan 30, 2019
It’s a universal law of politics – every president considers the powers he inherits from his predecessor as the “floor,” not the “ceiling,” for powers he will exercise; considering these to be the minimum powers on which he will build his administration, rather than a limitation thereon. This should be a cautionary rule for Republicans now urging President Donald Trump to declare a “national emergency” in order to construct a border wall without congressionally-approved funding.

Following the government “shutdown” stalemate with House Democrats, wherein the President was not able to successfully negotiate funding for a border wall with Mexico, the Administration now is openly considering declaring a “national emergency” and making an end-run around the Congress.

The primary vehicle for such a move would be the 1976 “National Emergencies Act.” While this broadly-worded Act arguably can be interpreted to permit such moves by the President, extreme caution, not abandon, should be the guide........... To Read More.....

Houston Police Union Leader's Comments Draw Ire

Connor Veenstra Jan 30, 2019

At 5 p.m. on Monday, Jan 30, a search warrant for a house turned into a gun battle between two suspects and the narcotics officers sent to investigate their house. The engagement ended with four officers shot and both suspects dead.

During a press conference early Monday evening addressing the shooting, Joe Gamaldi, president of the Houston Police Officers' Union, vented frustration in a moment of informality.   "We are sick and tired of having targets on our back," he said. "We are sick and tired of having dirtbags trying to take our lives when all we're trying to do is protect this community and protect our families."

It was a more inflammatory comment, however, that has earned him ire and unfriendly attention.
"If you're the ones out there spreading the rhetoric that police officers are the enemy," he said, "well just know we've all got your number now. We're going to be keeping track on all of y'all, and we're going to make sure to hold you accountable every time you stir the pot on our police officers.".......To Read More....

My Take - The article goes on to quote a Black Lives Matter loser who complains the police are using this incident to "claim the police are trying to get aggressive and using this as an excuse to clamp down on black and brown communities, where there's a problem with policing in the first place." 

Did I say incident?  There were four cops shot and two dead perps isn't just an incident, it's a condemnation of this guy's community.  Why do the police have a problem in those communites? Because that's where most of the crime is being committed, and it's my guess he's one of those dirtbags who are stirring up the black community the police are watching.  And they need to.

Now we need to see police chiefs from all over the country to stand up, defend and support this brave officer.

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State-Sponsored Hedonism: The Sobering and Frightening Dangers of Legalized Weed

By John Stonestreet | January 30, 2019

On election night 2018, while most of the nation’s attention was focused on the Democrats taking the House and the Republicans expanding their Senate majority, few noticed a funny smell wafting in from the Midwest.   Michigan became the 10th, and the first Midwestern, state to legalize the recreational use of marijuana. New York and New Jersey seem to be next in line, and more members of Congress now favor federal legalization. Legalized pot, it seems, is on a roll.

All of this is, pun intended, stone-cold crazy. The recreational use of marijuana is dangerous to individuals and degrading to public health and safety. Recently, in a lead New York Times op-ed entitled “What Advocates of Legalizing Pot Don’t Want You to Know,” Alex Berenson laid out the evidence for why this push toward legalization is exactly wrong. The article is sobering. Even frightening.........

Of course, I see every day what Berenson is talking about here in Colorado. As my friend Jeff Hunt at Colorado Christian University wrote in USA Today, the woes brought upon our state by legalized weed are significant: an increase in drug related traffic deaths and poison control calls, a growing black market, and marijuana related arrests for minority youth. Not to mention, it’s proven impossible to regulate, and to keep in state and out of schools. For all the promises of tax revenues being generated for education, one school superintendent retorted bluntly, “So far, the only thing that the legalization of marijuana has brought to our schools has been marijuana.”...........To Read More...

Washington Measles Outbreak Shows Anti-vaxxers Are Literally Making Us Sick

Josh Bloom and Alex Berezow 1/29/19 @ Newsweek

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Socialism and Corruption Have Destroyed Venezuela

 By Anthony B. Kim and Ana Quintana | January 30, 2019
Many on the left have for years cheered Venezuelan dictator Nicolas Maduro and his predecessor, Hugo Chavez, as heroes of “21st-century socialism.” Ironically, however, the undeniable downward spiral of Venezuela’s economic freedom and the far-reaching suffering of its people have put the true meaning to those “hero” claims: Socialism and corruption have destroyed Venezuela.  In a Jan. 22 Wall Street Journal op-ed, “Venezuela, America Stands With You,” Vice President Mike Pence noted:......To Read More.....

Kamala Harris, 'Populist'?

By L. Brent Bozell III and Tim Graham | January 30, 2019

In a widely praised National Review article excoriating the media, Charles C. W. Cooke writes, "Sometimes consciously, but most often unwittingly, journalists treat Democrats as normal and Republicans as abnormal and proceed accordingly in their coverage." To put that another way, the "news" routinely suggests the Republicans are wildly ideological and out of the mainstream, and that the Democrats are exceedingly reasonable and in sync with public opinion............. To Read More....

Flipping, flopping, backtracking, Kamala Harris just isn't ready for prime time  - Half-baked ideas, thin skin, flip-flops -- it's pretty obvious Kamala Harris is trying to win the presidency based on her looks, not her easily discarded ideas. Willie Brown always did say she was flexible.......... Ka-ma-ka-ma-ka-ma-ka-ma-ka-ma-kamaleon: she comes and goes, she comes and goes............

An abundance of arrogance - Kamala Harris's political ideology is a real piece of work........

House Democrats Want to Delete ‘So Help You God’ From Witness Oath

By Emily Ward | January 30, 2019

Democrats on the Committee on Natural Resources of the U.S. House of Representatives have proposed a cut to the oath taken by witnesses who testify before the committee.  Democrats would remove the phrase, “so help you God.”  Currently, witnesses who appear before the House Committee on Natural Resources are administered the following oath before testifying:  “Do you solemnly swear or affirm, under penalty of law, that the testimony that you are about to give is the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth, so help you God?”...........To Read More....

Pelosi: Conferees Agree Taxpayers Should Pay for Food, Clothing, Medical Care for Illegals and Send Money Back Home

By Melanie Arter | January 30, 2019

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said Wednesday that congressional conferees working on a border security deal agree that there should be “sizable funding for food, clothing, medical care for immigrants,” as well as funding for more judges to adjudicate immigration cases, and sending taxpayer money to countries in the northern triangle to “alleviate” the conditions there that made them flee.

“We’re hoping that we can find common ground as soon as possible so that we can not only meet our responsibility to protect our border, to treat people coming here with dignity and respect but also to keep government open. Some of the things that we have in there I think will be very acceptable, goes on both sides of the ledger,” she said in a speech to the annual president’s conference of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities......To Read More....

Virginia Governor Describes How Post-Birth Abortion Would Proceed

By Emily Ward | January 30, 2019

In an interview on WTOP’s “Ask the Governor” on Wednesday, Virginia Governor Ralph Northam, a Democrat, explained how a post-birth abortion would proceed.  NBC Washington’s Julie Carey asked Northam whether he supported a bill proposed by Virginia Delegate Kathy Tran (D), which would allow abortions--up to the moment of birth.  In response, Northam said that a baby born alive could be “kept comfortable” and then “resuscitated if that’s what the mother and the family desired” – the implication being that the baby could be left to die if the family decided they did not want to keep their child.

“In this particular example, if a mother is in labor, I can tell you exactly what would happen,” Northam said. “The infant would be delivered. The infant would be kept comfortable. The infant would be resuscitated if that’s what the mother and the family desired, and then a discussion would ensue between the physicians and the mother.”  Northam also said he thought that the reaction to Tran’s bill was “really blown out of proportion.”  He also emphasized that the decision to allow babies to die should be left to “the mothers and their providers.”..........To Read More....

Va. Delegate Introduces Bill That Would Allow Abortions Up to Moment of Birth

By Craig Millward | January 30, 2019

Virginia Delegate Kathy Tran (D) introduced a bill, House Bill No. 2491, that would eliminate restrictions on abortion in Virginia and would permit abortions to be performed right up to the moment of birth.  The bill, according to National Review, has the backing of Virginia Governor Ralph Northam (D). According to the Summary of HB 2491, the bill would eliminate many restrictions on abortion in Virginia. Below is a listing of the restrictions eliminated by the bill:.........To Read More....

Some Democrats Oppose NY’s New Law Allowing Abortion Up To Day of Birth

By Emily Ward | January 30, 2019

The pro-life group Democrats for Life of America (DFLA) said it opposes the Reproductive Health Act, which was signed into law last week by New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, a Democrat.
“We oppose Governor Cuomo’s new abortion expansion law and are concerned about the health, safety, and welfare of women in New York,” said Kristen Day, executive director of DFLA........To Read More....

Sen. Sasse: ‘If You Can’t Say It’s Wrong to Leave Babies to Die After Birth, Get the Hell Out of Public Office’

By Craig Bannister | January 30, 2019

“Get the hell out of public office” if you can’t condemn post-birth abortion, Sen. Ben Sasse (R-NE) said Wednesday, responding to Virginia Governor Ralph Northam’s (D) comment in which he seemed to imply that the decision to abort a child could be made after birth under his new abortion bill.  In a statement denouncing Gov. Northam’s comment provided to, Sen. Sasse bemoaned how quickly Democrats’ stance on abortion has deteriorated. Anyone, from any party, who can’t defend life after birth, is unfit for public office and should “get the hell out,” Sasse said in his statement:..........To Read More....

Cardinal Dolan to Cuomo Critics: 'I Don't Have Much Clout--Some Fat, Balding Irish Bishop'

By Michael W. Chapman | January 30, 2019

While explaining why he will not formally excommunicate New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) for signing into law a bill that allows abortion up to the day of birth,  Catholic Cardinal Timothy Dolan dismissed his critics as being on the "far right," and stressed that he personally has little "clout" and is just a "fat, balding, Irish bishop."  The cardinal, head of the Archdiocese of New York serving 2.6 million Catholics, also complained that people are looking to him to do something and called on the lay people themselves to "do something!" "Don't look at me!" he said. "Look at yourselves!"........To Read More....

My Take - This man is a disgrace!

Where Are the Self-Proclaimed 'Human Rights Advocates' When It Comes to Late-Term Abortions

By Tony Perkins | January 30, 2019

For 40 years, America has had one of the most extreme abortion laws on the planet. Babies in the womb -- boys and girls, unwanted by their families, rejected as members of the human family, have been deprived of their human rights and legal protection until the moment of birth, thanks to the Supreme Court's Roe v. Wade ruling in 1973. But rarely has there been the collective outrage we now see against the New York legislature and its governor, Andrew Cuomo.  What has awakened the outrage? Certainly the terms of the law itself are sick and horrific. A medical license or a medical degree is no longer needed to conduct an invasive procedure on a woman to kill her baby at any time up until birth. The would be abortionist need only claim that killing the baby will further the mother's “health.”........To Read More....

Catholic Church Leaders Are a Bunch of Cowards

By Alicia Colon

The bishop who rushed to judgment on those Covington students finally apologized and said he was bullied into making a premature statement. Hogwash. We know that the media, the liberal left, and celebrities have been pounding on the church for sex scandals, but is that any excuse for caving in with fear from these secular critics?

For many years we have watched so-called Catholic politicians enact laws contrary to church teaching without getting called on the carpet by their pastors. Governor Andrew Cuomo was overjoyed signing the most egregious, evil legislation in New York State history, allowing abortions up to birth, and Cardinal Dolan says that excommunication for him is inappropriate. For heaven’s sake, it’s not as if Cuomo is even a practicing Catholic.

Excommunication is different in the canon law of the Roman Catholic Church in that it is not a permanent separation but is a censure and considered a medicinal penalty intended to invite the person to change behavior, repent and return to full communion. The church is a spiritual community and has the right to exact rules and edicts that belong to it so that it can be well administered and survive. Members who, by their obstinate disobedience, reject the means to this common cause deserve to be removed from such a society........To Read More....

Roseanne Barr says 'we have Hamas in Congress,' BDS has 'infected' the Democratic Party

BySasha Savitsky | Fox News

"It's a boycott of Jewish business worldwide," she told the outlet, before saying that BDS is comparable to the "Nazi boycott on Jewish business."  "You can barely make people listen to that because they’re so anti-Semitic," Barr said, adding that it applies to even "Jews in America on the left. They're complete anti-Semites."

Tlaib, the first Palestinian-American woman elected to Congress, was accused of anti-Semitism after hosting a private celebratory dinner in January featuring anti-Israel activists who praised terror group Hezbollah and Palestinian terrorists. She reportedly said Israel has no right to exist and called for Israeli “Zionist terrorist” Jews to return to Europe.

In 2012, Omar wrote on Twitter that "Israel has hypnotized the world, may Allah awaken the people and help them see the evil doings of Israel." ...........To Read More...

My Take - Just goes to show even a blind monkey can find a coconut. But the fact remains that loons like Rosanne still irrationally embrace leftism.  They just can't bring themselves to stand up on their hind legs and condemn the left for what it is.  Irrational, misanthropic and morally defective. That's history, and that history is incontestable.

Democrats’ America: The Heart of Darkness

Patrick Buchanan, American Renaissance, January 24, 2019 226 Comments
“Can people lead a republic that they have come to see as a sinkhole of racism?”
If it was the dream of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. that black and white would come together in friendship and peace to do justice, his acolytes in today’s Democratic Party appear to have missed that part of his message.

Here is Hakeem Jeffries, fourth-ranked Democrat in Nancy Pelosi’s House, speaking Monday, on the holiday set aside to honor King:
“We have a hater in the White House. The birther in chief. The grand wizard of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. … While Jim Crow may be dead, he’s still got some nieces and nephews that are alive and well.”
At the headquarters of Al Sharpton’s National Action Network, wrote The New York Times, Jeffries’ remarks were “met with … much cheering.”.........To Read More.....

Wednesday, January 30, 2019

P&D Afternoon Edition

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Driving From the Left

By Robin Siskel

You're all familiar with the left's recent push regarding how it's evil and wrong to "appropriate" someone else's culture, right?

Things such as:
  • Only Mexicans should be allowed to have Mexican food restaurants and food trucks, because for a Caucasian to do so would be "stealing" the intellectual property/culture of another race/ethnicity.
  • It’s wrong for anyone other than blacks to wear dreadlocks (idiotic on the face of it as blacks "culturally appropriated" dreadlocks from other races, they didn't originate with blacks.
  • It’s evil for anyone other than Hispanics to wear a sombrero, etc., etc., etc...
But isn't it amazing that using their own "logic" and "reasoning," it must be evil cultural appropriation for anyone to speak ANY language that isn't native to one's own race/ethnicity, right?
  • I mean, for someone who's Chinese to speak English –cultural appropriation?
  • A Frenchman to speak Japanese? Cultural appropriation!
  • A German to speak Swahili (one of the most common languages in Africa)? Cultural appropriation!
Of course, I bet if we brought this to the attention of the very people screaming "cultural appropriation" the loudest, they'd immediately start turning themselves inside out trying to figure out some way to proclaim that while wearing a sombrero is evil cultural appropriation, using the very language that's most basic to some other ethnicity somehow isn't.

After all, when you use their own reasoning, suddenly it's impossible for people to even talk to each other. And you know, never mind that it's also "cultural appropriation" for minorities to use the various now ubiquitous inventions and discoveries made by Caucasians which make all our lives so much longer and more comfortable - you know, things such as refrigeration, air conditioning, electrical power, automobiles, planes, etc., etc., etc.

Heck, for that matter, how do we ever untangle just who, if anyone, is allowed to use things such as writing, the wheel, boats, etc? All things which we don't even know where they were actually first developed, but regardless, the cultures which first did develop them are long, long gone.

But hey, cultural appropriation! Bad! Evil! Must call it out wherever found and eradicate all attempts at any sort of cultural appropriation! (sarcasm)

Far too many Democrats/"liberals"/progressives don't seem to have any problem at all with strongly holding to grossly contradictory claims and double standards. And they've gotten to be, unfortunately, all too expert at slinging hate, driving wedges, and setting groups against each other with their identity politics and victim mentality.

That's all the left does anymore - try to drive people, but only to exactly to where the left wants.

The Conservative Coward Caucus Betrayed Trump on the Shutdown

By contrast to them, someone like Lindsey Graham stands as a profile in courage.

Brandon J. Weichert January 29, 2019

The entire world apparently believes that President Donald J. Trump “caved” to the Democrats over the issue of the government shutdown. Last Friday, the president took to the cameras to issue an announcement that a deal had been reached between himself and the Democratic Party. After the president’s announcement, Senate Democratic Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and the Democratic Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi immediately declared victory.

Like Leonidas at Thermopylae in the film 300, we are led to believe that the defiant Nancy Pelosi threw a spear that cut the face of the god-king emperor, making him bleed. With that, the Left is energized as never before, as they realize that Trump could be defeated.