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I’ve been blessed with a great marriage, but the rules have changed dramatically over the years. Even if men marry they should be better informed of the risks. No-fault divorce can ruin a guy’s life and keep him from his kids. Divorces are initiated by women 80% of the time, and the figure goes to 90% if the women are college-educated.

Every 16 year old boy should be taken on a field trip to family court to sit in on some divorce proceedings so they know what happens to the 50% of men who go through the divorce machine. Rich Cooper

And here’s a cautionary tale about dating or marrying single mothers still raising children: The Single-Again Male: The Blended Family Thrill Ride (short version: don’t!)


I enjoyed Pastor Timothy’s take on colonization and Churchill’s biography. I stole this meme from his post. For some reason, WordPress isn’t letting me insert the link to his post, so here it is: https://timothyjhammons.com/2021/09/12/the-evils-of-colonization/


Transgender fighter Alana McLaughlin wins MMA debut — Translation: Man pretending to be a woman beats up a woman for fun and profit. Leftists cheer for some reason. Brought to you by the Left — including the “Christian” Left — who pretend this is a good thing.


Serial Inseminator Arrested in Knoxville — If the government didn’t promise to take your money to give to these women, then you wouldn’t have guys with 20+ children by many different mothers. The generational and societal carnage from this irresponsibility is incalculable. And the irresponsibility is with the mothers and the fathers, as well as the citizens and officials that make these entitlements possible.


MSNBC Host Claims COVID Is Like A 9/11 Death Toll “Every Two Days” — That Molech-worshiping ghoul is confusing Covid with abortion, the latter of which kills 3,000 human beings per day in the U.S.


There are plenty of male wolves, but it does seem the % of women’s books and such that are false approaches 100%.


Normies Get a Lesson in How the Mainstream Media Works After Nicki Minaj’s Vaccine Comments — I love how Minaj responded to their lies about a black woman. This is typical of what many Leftists — including Biden and Harris — said before the election. And now they are shocked — shocked, I say! — that anyone would have doubts about it.

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Bonus: Here’s a montage of Joe Biden, Kamala Harris, and Andrew Cuomo saying not so long ago that you shouldn’t trust the feds, the FDA, and the vaccine | Not the Bee


Democrats: The ‘Free Money’ Party — What a surprise, the superfluous government program led to tens of billions of dollars in fraud!

The PPP program was targeted for billions of dollars in fraud. One estimate is that 15% of the loans, about $76 billion, were fraudulent. Hundreds of people have already been charged, but as Jenny Sugar, assistant U.S. attorney for the Western District of North Carolina, recently said, “I think that we are going to be investigating these cases for years to come. “But we’re likely just scratching the surface. I think there’s going to be a lot more fraud uncovered as before.”


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Most of the time it does pay to overlook insults. Note how it is your glory to overlook offenses.

Proverbs 19:11 Good sense makes one slow to anger, and it is his glory to overlook an offense.

Proverbs 26:2 Like a sparrow in its flitting, like a swallow in its flying, a curse that is causeless does not alight.


White Leftist Woman Wearing a Gorilla Mask Throws an Egg at Larry Elder; Race-Crime Obsessed Media Refuses to Even Mention the Race-Crime — So predictable, yet still outrageous hypocrisy. Be sure to share this on social media so that your woke friends see it. Do they really care about antiracism or do they just cave to Leftist peer pressure?


Why are young men underperforming in education, career and finances?

A new study of nearly 6,000 elementary school children has found that boys are discriminated against beginning in kindergarten. Christopher Cornwell, an economics professor at the University of Georgia, says that ”gender disparities in teacher grades start early and uniformly favor girls.”


So many fake churches! The “Christian” Left is nothing but God-mocking, God-hating poison. Glad he eventually found a sound one.


The Watchman’s Bagpipes: Muslims vs Christians in Politics — One of the more Satanic twists of history is how Muslims became the most-favored religion in the West post-9/11 while Christianity declined in favor. Yeah, we’re so dangerous that we might build a hospital for you while politely telling you how to be rescued from an eternity in Hell.

A study published in January 2021 found, for example, that 13 Christians are killed for their faith every day around the world; 12 are illegally arrested or imprisoned; 5 are abducted, and 12 churches or other Christian buildings are attacked daily. Overall, 340 million Christians “suffer very high or extreme levels” of persecution—meaning they are harassed, beaten, raped, imprisoned, and/or slaughtered on sight.

The study also relayed another interesting fact: of the 50 worst persecuting nations, 39 were Muslim—meaning that nearly 80 percent of the persecution that hundreds of millions of Christians around the world experience is being committed by Muslims.


Great points about giving.


In Fascist Move, Biden To Force Vaccine Mandates On Private Companies — This is insanity and true fascism, but of course the ANTIFA crowd loves it. They don’t have Trump to hate any longer, so they have to channel their hatred somewhere. And of course, this covers businesses but not teachers, postal workers, welfare recipients, or the illegals they’ve invited over the border to send around the country to red states.


Rolling Stone wrote a 100% false story on hospitals being overrun with ivermectin overdoses and even though it went viral social media has not made them take it down | Not the Bee — Not that we needed more examples of the hypocrisy and inconsistency of social media, but this one goes in the Hall of Fame.


Survey: 50% of ‘Theological Born-Again Christians’ Say Holy Spirit is ‘Just a Symbol’ — Churches need to get back to the basics. Even self-identified Christians with the most accurate set of beliefs still held these views:

The Ugly:

• 25% say there is no absolute moral truth
• 33% believe in karma
• 39% contend that the Holy Spirit is not a real, living being but is merely a symbol of God’s power,
presence, or purity
• 42% believe that having faith matters more than which faith you pursue.
• 52% argue that people are basically good

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Even when the rebels know their punishment is from God, they still lash out at him rather than giving him glory and accepting his mercy and grace. That would be me if He hadn’t made me spiritually alive.

Revelation 16:9 They were scorched by the fierce heat, and they cursed the name of God who had power over these plagues. They did not repent and give him glory.

John 3:8 The wind blows where it wishes, and you hear its sound, but you do not know where it comes from or where it goes. So it is with everyone who is born of the Spirit.”


Marx and Engels were lazy, shiftless, irresponsible, immoral, and hypocritical men with catastrophically bad ideas. Pretty sure they don’t teach this in schools.


FYI – I upgraded the site to remove ads, so let me know if you are still seeing them. I went to the site on an iPad that wasn’t logged into WordPress and saw the ads. How annoying! Hopefully that makes it more pleasant to read.


Oscars diversity rules: Progress or patronizing? — Of course it is patronizing, and counterproductive as well — just as other “affirmative action” laws are. Now the minorities who were legitimately good will always wonder if they just got a participation award, and the awards themselves will be devalued in the eyes of the public (not that I care about Oscar winners . . . I avoid Hollywood completely).


Video: Rand Paul Calls For “Five Years In Jail” For Fauci Lying To Congress – Given how much damage he’s done to the world and what a hypocritical liar he’s been, five years isn’t enough. To top it off, note how MSNBC and CNN don’t even think it is an issue.

Meanwhile, Fauci appeared on both MSNBC and CNN, with neither network even bothering to ask a single question about the new report detailing how Fauci funded the Chinese research and then lied about it.


AR-15s Are Why Leftists Can’t Commit Taliban Atrocities Here — If the events of the last couple years have taught us anything, it is about the importance of gun rights. Countries like Australia shifted to authoritarian states so quickly, but that would have been less likely had they not confiscated guns years ago.


EXCLUSIVE: Ohio State Paid ‘White Fragility’ Author $12K For Zoom Talk — I’ve never understood why conservatives would give a cent to their alma maters, even if it is for their favorite sportsball teams. They may have fond memories of school and sports, and they are welcome to spend their money as they like. But giving money to Leftist institutions to support players who most likely hate you and your ideals, and who aren’t going to be students in the traditional sense, seems like a waste — and especially so when the schools hate you 24×7. And I’m pretty sure those donations aren’t laying up treasures in Heaven. A guy from our alma mater used to take me to lunch regularly to try to get me to donate. I’d visit with him and share the Gospel, but I kept telling him there was no way I’d ever donate. He finally gave up.


Biden Hates Federalism. Suing Texas Over Abortion — But but but the Evangelical Pro-lifers for Biden told me this would never happen because “Catholic” Joe Biden would listen to them.


The Wokefication of World Vision: Jesus Learned ‘Cultural Intelligence’ and ‘Intercultural Development’ From Samaritan Woman — Yikes. World Vision was a good organization a couple decades ago, but wokeness has destroyed them. It takes a lot of discernment to find ministries that are cost-efficient and effective.

Even Jesus, in the gospel of John chapter 4, when he went to Samaria, even though he’s Lord and Savior, he’s truly God and truly human, without sin, he sits at the well and looks up as a learner. Like a servant to the Samaritan woman.“


Justin Peters Talks SBC Prez. Ed Litton ‘It Makes You Wonder about the State of his Soul, Honestly’ — Justin is great. I love how he doesn’t pull any punches when talking about this wolf.

What Ed Litton is doing is not preaching, it’s acting. I mean, you can write a sermon and give the manuscript to some wino living under a bridge and as long as he’s literate, I mean you could give him a shower, clean him up, put some nice clothes on him, hand him the manuscript and have him walk up in the pulpit and he can do just as good a job as what Ed Litton has done.

I mean this is acting. It’s not preaching, it’s acting. And he is lying every Sunday, every single Sunday that he has gotten up and plagiarized these sermons. He is looking his congregation right in the eye and he’s lying to them. Every time he does it, he’s lying to them. And he’s supposed to be shepherding them.

You know, he can talk all day long about how much he loves his church. No, he doesn’t.You don’t routinely and deliberately lie to people that you love. He’s lying to them. He’s not qualified. He needs to step down. He doesn’t need to be behind the pulpit, he needs to be in front of the pulpit.

And that may sound strong but I’m adamant- he is completely disqualified from being a pastor. It makes you wonder about the state of his soul, honestly.


Heretical Woman Claims White Folk Adopt Black Babies so They Can ‘Enslave’ & ‘Abuse’ Them — We know a secular Leftist couple who are stridently pro-abortion, yet they did adopt two black children and have done a surprisingly good job of raising them (on secular terms). It never seems to occur to them that on their views it would have been just as moral for the birth mothers to have crushed and dismembered the children they love. Maybe the kids will figure it out one day. I hope the parents see how Leftists have thrown them under the bus and said that they are still racists. Maybe they’ll reconsider their bizarre views.

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Such a great verse: Psalm 16:11 You make known to me the path of life; in your presence there is fullness of joy; at your right hand are pleasures forevermore.


The GoDaddy website hosting platform people love crushing and dismembering children so much that they gladly alienated half the populace by kicking a pro-life organization off of their platform. That’s true commitment from the Molech-worshiping ghouls.


“Christian” Leftists, NeverTrumpers, and other male feminists hardest hit. Seriously, it will be interesting to see what impact this has on Hollywood. We know that LeBron and the rest of the NBA will do whatever China says. I won’t watch them either way, but perhaps movies will become less woke.

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So Bette is recommending abstinence? Interesting strategy. And note how she can’t finish the sentence. Choose to do what, exactly? Answer: Choose to crush and dismember her child to avoid the results of her behavior. It doesn’t sound as good that way. Never let them get away with deadly euphemisms.

And yes, why would anyone want to be with a pro-abortion woman? She’s telling you upfront that she’d be willing to kill her child — and yours! There is no telling what evils she is capable of.

P.S. Isn’t there a word that describes transactional sex?


Read this Matt Walsh thread of simple answers to the 7 “most common (and dumbest) pro-abortion arguments” | Not the Bee — That’s a great list. Every pro-lifer should have them memorized.


60 Minutes was always sketchy, but at least they did a little journalism back in the day. Too bad the media died completely in 2008 and are now a fourth branch of the Leftist government.


The anti-racists are the most racist of all. Chandler just gets worse and worse. He says that if blacks agree with conservative positions it is because they are just “trying to win approval or position.” Why doesn’t he just call them Uncle Toms? Such racist, tone-deaf pandering.


Real quotes.

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I was adopted at birth – one day short of 10 years before Roe v Wade. While I don’t know anything about my birth parents, I’m pretty sure that the current Leftists would have wanted me aborted “for my own good.”


This is a great take on many of the problems of false teacher Steven Furtick and Elevation Church.


Leftists: Celebrates crushing and dismembering children.

Also Leftists: Offended if you call them by their real pronouns.

It isn’t generosity when you “give” the money of others

This is an update of a 12-year old post, but note how timely it is: Our grifter President has always been a total cheapskate, in addition to his many other moral failings, yet he and his handlers are oh-so-generous with our money. And keep in mind that his income noted below may not include the kickbacks he got from other countries.

A typical year of giving for Joe Biden. Probably!

When the title says “give,” it obviously means, “take at the point of a gun to redistribute to your voters in counterproductive ways.”

Most Liberals assume that they are more generous.  They come from Stereotype Land and read the script just like the media and entertainment complexes tell them to.  But studies show that by any measure — giving time, money, or even blood donations — conservatives are more generous.  They just don’t lobby Caesar to “give” your money and count it as a good deed on their part.  See Who Really Cares.

And consider how these Liberal heroes want to take your money to “give” to others but can’t manage any real and significant giving themselves.  If Joe Biden, for example, can’t afford to give more than 0.2% over his roughly quarter-million-dollar income (that is point-two percent, not two percent — only $369 per year), then how could he possibly afford to pay increased taxes?  Oh yeah, there will be loopholes for him and those who vote for the tax increase bills.

His 0.2% giving and the percentages below are even worse than they look because they are based on Adjusted Gross Income, which is typically much less than gross income.

The Palins gave over 10 times what Biden did, percentage-wise, though that was still just 2% in 2007 and 3.8% in 2006.  They donated much more money than the Bidens with only half the income.

Too bad the media didn’t lead with that story in 2008.

A truly inconvenient truth: Al & Tipper Gore donated $353 of their 1997 income of $197,729, or 0.18%.  That is a fraction of 1%.  I wonder if he’s making real donations now that he’s getting rich off the AGW fraud?

More Liberal Scrooges (read the whole article at the link – it is priceless).

Andrew Cuomo

Cuomo was a homeless advocate throughout the 1990s, but according to his own tax returns he made no charitable contributions between 1996 and 1999. In 2000 he donated a whopping $2,750. In 2004 and 2005, Cuomo had more than $1.5 million in adjusted gross income but gave a paltry $2,000 to charity.

Cuomo made no charitable contributions in 2003, when his income was a bit less than $300,000.

Barack Obama — wow, a whole percent!  Hope and change, baby.

Barack Obama has a rather poor track record when it comes to charitable contributions. He consistently gave 1 percent of his income to charity. In his most charitable year, 2005, he earned $1.7 million (two and a half times what George W. Bush earned) but gave about the same dollar amount as the President.

John Kerry

Senator John Kerry likewise has a poor record. In 1995 he gave zero to charity, but did spend $500,000 to buy a half stake in a seventeenth century painting. In 1993, he gave $175 to the needy.

Ted Kennedy, champion of the poor

Senator Ted Kennedy has clearly relished his role over the years as a liberal Robin Hood. He once told Al Hunt of the Wall Street Journal, “I come from an advantaged life, and I’ll be goddamned if I’m going to get re-elected to the U.S. Senate by taking food out of the mouths of needy children.” But this should not be confused with Senator Kennedy actually giving much money to needy children.

. . . With a net worth of more than $8 million in the early 1970s and an income of $461,444 from a series of family trusts, Senator Robin Hood gave barely 1 percent of his income to charity. The sum is about as much as Kennedy claimed as a write-off on his fifty-foot sailing sloop Curragh.

But the poverty pimps give loads, right?  Uh, not exactly:

Jesse Jackson has often claimed that he operates from a “liberal spirit of compassion and love” while conservatives are “heartless and uncaring toward the silent poor.” But according to his publicly-released tax returns, he regularly donates less than 1 percent to charity.

Not surprisingly, while the political ideology of conservatives isn’t driven by redistributing the wealth of others, they are far more generous.  Even FDR was a cheap giver:

This evidence of liberal hypocrisy is damning enough, but what really amazes is how poorly these liberals do in comparison to so-called “heartless conservatives.” President Ronald Reagan, for instance, was often called heartless and callous by liberals. Unlike Roosevelt or JFK, Reagan was not a wealthy man when he became president. He had no family trust or investment portfolio to fall back on.

And yet, according to his tax returns, Reagan donated more than four times more to charity — both in terms of actual money and on a percentage basis — than Senator Ted Kennedy. And he gave more to charities with less income than FDR did. In 1985, for example, he gave away 6 percent of his income.

George W. Bush and Dick Cheney have continued this Reagan record. During the early 1990s, George W. Bush regularly gave away more than 10 percent of his income. In 2005, Vice President Dick Cheney gave away 77 percent of his income to charity. He was actually criticized by some liberal bloggers for this, who claimed he was getting too much of a tax deduction.

These Liberal leaders preach about generosity but they are hypocrites and fakes.  They want to take from neighbor A to give to neighbor B — while taking their commission, of course — and consider it charity on their part.  And they have plenty of confused and/or fake religious folks helping them, including the Methodist leader who thinks the proposed health care bill — which includes taxpayer-funded abortions — is in the spirit of the Good Samaritan.

Save this link to show those who claim that Liberal leaders really care about others. Even if their voting didn’t lead to wildly counterproductive results, whatever it is, it isn’t giving on their part.

And don’t be like them! Lay up for yourselves treasures in Heaven by giving wisely to advance God’s kingdom. You won’t regret it.

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Science Can No Longer Ignore These 3 Discoveries That Point To God — You almost feel sorry for atheistic scientists. Every day they wake up to discover that the universe is even more complex and exquisitely designed than they realized the day before, and they have to pretend that it is all by chance. It is no wonder they are so unhappy. It takes a lot of energy to prop up such a ridiculously false worldview. Romans 1:21 For although they knew God, they did not honor him as God or give thanks to him, but they became futile in their thinking, and their foolish hearts were darkened.

Philosopher of science Stephen Meyer’s new book, “Return of the God Hypothesis: Three Scientific Discoveries That Reveal the Mind Behind the Universe,” documents the history of the fall of the God hypothesis in science during the 19th century and the first half of the 20th century. But the hypothesis is back, Meyer explains, detailing three scientific discoveries of the last 100 years that are fueling its “return.”

The three are: 1) the discovery that the secret of life is the information contained in living things, 2) the discovery that the laws and constants of physics in our universe are extremely “fine-tuned” for life and 3) the discovery that the universe had a beginning.

. . . Charles Darwin’s extremely implausible explanation for the origin of species, which becomes more implausible with every new biological and biochemical discovery, remains popular in the scientific world today only because — no matter how implausible and how inconsistent with the evidence — it must be true because it is the only alternative anyone can imagine to the “unscientific” theory of intelligent design.


School Pamphlet Promotes Sex for 11-Year-Olds, Tells Girls How to Get Secret Abortions — But keep sending your kids to them.


David Frum poses as a conservative. There are lots of them like this.

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3rd Grade Teacher Brainwashes Classroom: Shows Off Pride Month Curriculum — We’re going to need a lot of millstones to clean this place up. As predicted, the Pervert Lobby immediately went from “We would never push this on children, we just want to blah blah blah” to “Of course we are pushing it on children!” And pushing this on 3rd graders?! Get your kids out of public schools.


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Are you reading the Bible regularly?

I read the Bible through for the first time in 1996 – some in the morning, and some at night. It was the most transformational year of my life. I wasn’t trying to change, but the Word changed me anyway.

I do much better when I do a chapter in the morning and a chapter at night. Keeps me focused on God.

If you are short on time, listen to the Bible on your commute. The average chapter is less than 4 minutes. You can download it for free at Bible.is .

The PrayerMate app is great for prayer. Prayer is not my strong suit, but that app helps.

If you aren’t reading the Bible regularly it is because you’ve decided not to.


Male feminists are the worst. They actively fight for laws allowing their own children to be slaughtered up to their first breaths. Real men protect the weak — especially their own children!


How Rich Americans Plan to Escape Biden Tax Hikes: PPLI Is a Perfect Loophole — The rich have already found a way to avoid the tax increases? No kidding. Soaking the rich sounds great, but they are remarkably waterproof. The truth that lower tax rates lead to higher tax revenues may seem counterintuitive, but it has proved out repeatedly all the way back to the 1920’s. The elites, such as Obama, don’t like the optics, so they continue to put forth counterproductive schemes. But having lower personal rates gives people less incentive to hide their money. Having lower corporate rates means more companies and jobs in the U.S. I saw it countless times when I worked at Compaq/HP.


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Forbes Deletes Article by Education Expert Asserting That Forcing Children to Wear Masks Causes Psychological Trauma — Disappointing move by Forbes. Hopefully the “Streisand effect” brings more attention to it than it would have received otherwise.


They are Molech-worshiping ghouls, out in force with their logical fallacy-fest to support crushing and dismembering children to their first breath. Yes, blacks are killed at a rate three times that of whites. It is perhaps the only form of systemic racism in place. Jeffrey Toobin is your typical male feminist – arguably the lowest form of life — fighting for the right for women to kill his unwanted children. Real men protect the weak. And only Leftists could celebrate crushing and dismembering Down Syndrome children.


Sir Isaac Newton did his best work while working from home during a pandemic — I’ve been working from home full-time for 6 years, and did it for almost 15 years on a part-time basis (1-2 days a week) before that. It was a huge gain for productivity and enjoying life. The Covid thing has been a disaster on many levels, but it has yielded some good things. People at work who used to scoff at working from home now love it. My employees are thrilled. And Isaac knew the benefits all along!

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VA Supreme Court Affirms Reinstating Loudoun Teacher Fired Over Pronouns — Good for this guy! I’ll never agree to put my pronouns in an email or whatever at work, but if I had to at the point of a gun I’d say “XY,” as in XY chromosomes.

“I’m a teacher, but I serve God first. I will not affirm that a biological boy can be a girl and vice versa, because it’s against my religion,” Cross said. “It’s lying to a child, it’s abuse to a child, and it’s sinning against our God.”


Texas Pro-Life Law Stands, Left Begins Meltdown — More good news! Of course, the Molech-worshiping ghouls are wetting their pants over this. I think we should abolish abortion completely, but laws that reduce them save lives. A dim-witted congresswoman said the law would harm queer people (huh?!) and impact black women more than white. So the black congresswoman is sad that not as many black children will be crushed and dismembered — because black lives matter, or something. Somewhere Rachel Held Evans is grinning (most likely through gnashing teeth).


Leftists are opportunistic racists, exploiting black people 24×7. George Bush called it the “soft bigotry of low expectations,” but it is really the harsh bigotry of zero expectations. The Left doesn’t expect blacks to be able to get an ID, obey laws, understand math, study, work, etc. They just buy their votes with your money. When will blacks as a whole repudiate the Left’s insulting nonsense?


Elizabeth Holmes Might Claim Abusive Relationship in Theranos Fraud Trial – WSJ — So female executives are easily manipulated and too weak to be held accountable for their behavior? Interesting defense. Duly noted. Full-blown feminism is bad enough, but selective feminism is worse.


Yes, we need more equality! Forget the glass ceiling, what about the grass ceiling, where every lawn mowing team I see is 100% male? Or the concrete ceiling, where the only road construction females I’ve ever seen are holding the stop/go signs?


We also need more equity – that is, equal outcomes. So whenever you see white Leftists blathering on about equity, remind them to put the “quit” in equity by resigning their position so that a minority can have it.


I assume you saw the article about the public school teacher who hid the U.S. flag, had kids pledge allegiance to the Pervert Pride Flag, teaches kids to hate themselves and their country, and who knows what else. Get your kids out of government schools! This lady just happened to out herself. The rest are mostly like her but aren’t quite as stupid as her to advertise it.

P.S. We need to bring back the word pervert. For example, I refer to the “pride” flag as the Pervert Pride Flag. It is precise and will provoke a needed reaction. Every letter in their alphabet soup of perversions represents a perversion of God’s created order.


Harvard’s New Lead Chaplain is an Atheist — No surprise that colleges wouldn’t allow real Christians to do the job. Most of the hospital chaplains I’ve encountered aren’t Christians. When my wife was in the hospital a few years back, the chaplain was a tatted/ringed hippie caricature who was into New Age. I shared the Gospel with him. A good friend who spent lots of time in the hospital said that he regularly shared the Gospel with non-Christian chaplains.


Feminism & Its Failures — How low will they have to go before they admit what an abject failure it is? We need more patriarchy.

Happiness metrics confirm that women are struggling: Suicides, depression, substance abuse, and sexually transmitted infections have all increased dramatically over the last five decades. Women aren’t becoming happier, just more medicated. A 2020 Pew Report showed that over 50 percent of liberal white women under 30 have some sort of mental-health issue. That statistic alone is stunning enough to indicate that something is going very wrong for the modern woman, despite the steady uptick of feminist advances.


Nearly Half Of U.S. Children Are Now Overweight Or Obese — The statistics were staggering before the pandemic, and now they are worse. If adults let themselves go it is one thing, but it is child abuse to watch kids get obese. Feed them a little healthier food, feed them a little less of it, and get them off the couch to go play and exercise!



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To make the Taliban’s job easier, Biden gave them a list of Americans in Afghanistan — This is history-making stupidity. It is so stupid that it must have been intentional. It seems that they want all our Afghan allies to be executed. Such a combination of stupidity and evil! And don’t get me started on leaving the equipment behind and shutting the other airbase. The “we will hunt you down” line was meaningless.


This is why the media hid Biden, he’s too incompetent to be president — No kidding. Trump is an immoral man who didn’t force his immorality on the populace. Biden is an immoral man joining forces with a sea of immoral Democrats forcing their immorality on the populace. They all knew he was incompetent even when not suffering from dementia, but they propped him up and hid him anyway. Oh, and they stole the election.

And predictably, the media isn’t reporting on Biden’s failures as much as they are on how Republicans are “pouncing” on the failures. And they ignore how he said the quiet part out loud when noting that he was told which journalists to call on.


In my experience, most of the “anti-racist” Leftists on Facebook have very few black friends. One dude years ago keep ranting about racist Republicans. For grins, I checked his friends list. Not one black friend! Oh, wait, there was a picture of a black lab, but the owner was white. Meanwhile, I had over 20. But he’d still insist that I was the racist. And of course, he was pro-abortion, so he was part of the project to exterminate black children.


My wife and I joke about playing the “cancer” card to get out of things. But we don’t actually do it! Yet Biden can’t go 15 minutes without trying to generate sympathy from the death of his son — when he isn’t simultaneously “taking responsibility” and blaming Trump. He does it to deflect from his incompetence. What a twisted ghoul. And after he’s done with that, he trots out the straw-man argument about why we should leave Afghanistan. Most people agreed on that, but he is pretending that’s the issue and not his incalculably bad decisions in making the exit.


ELCA Installs “Golden Female Genitalia Statue” Woman as “Pastor of Public Witness” — This wolf was BFFs with Rachel Held Evans, doing conferences together, which tells you all you need to know about both of them.


Renters Must Pay Their Bills After SCOTUS Ends Squatter Protections — Good news, sort of. Glad that the renters have to pay now, but the damage has been done. So many middle-class landlords will have been driven to sell their properties to the large real estate companies. And the Left will continue to brazenly put forth unconstitutional mandates knowing that they’ll never have any consequences.


As noted in another post, I’m not anti-vaccination, but I’m absolutely anti-mandatory vaccinations. Delta’s move to charge employees $200 per month for not being vaccinated is perverse, as are the medical personnel whining about not wanting to treat the unvaccinated. I’m waiting for them to charge extra and/or refuse service to everyone else with preventable illnesses — obese people, smokers, sodomites, fornicators, etc.

If they are forcing you to take it, then it is propaganda, not medicine.

Here’s a video with one Democrat after another saying not to take the vaccine. They blamed it on Trump, but it is the same vaccines they are giving today and shaming you for not taking.



All people have inherent value because they were created in the image of God, but you need to actually accomplish something to be special to the world. Hat tip for the photo: Ace of Spades


Nancy Pelosi and others repeated the lie that women are underpaid. If you believe that, you need to expand your media horizons. That has been disproven countless times. Also, it would be illegal, and wise companies would hire all women to save money.


An overview of Thomas Sowell’s Discrimination and Disparities

Every Leftist, and especially the Antifa and Black Lives Matter protesters, should read and understand Thomas Sowell’s Discrimination and Disparities.  Sowell wrote for Forbes magazine back in the ’90s, and it was always my favorite column.  He is still brilliant.  Here are some highlights, though the book has so much more that you’ll want to read it yourself.

Minimum wage increases hurt the employment rates of blacks more than whites.  Leftists don’t know that (bad), or they don’t care (really bad). 

It is less profitable to put stores in dangerous areas because of higher theft rates and lower sales volumes.  The higher prices are to compensate for those issues.  The poor aren’t being gouged, as those stores are still less profitable than those in safe areas.  But the law-abiding poor do suffer because of the lawbreakers.  The Leftist response, which is to attack and defund the police and refuse to prosecute crimes, only exacerbates the situation. 

Building laws designed to slow housing growth drive up real estate rates dramatically, hurting the poor the most.  It caused half of the black population to move out of San Fransisco. 

Groups generally self-segregate.  He gave many examples, but just one is how Jews from different parts of the world tended to not only settle in the same primary area but within that area would also settle within sub-groups based on their country of origin.  So it is no surprise that blacks would tend to self-segregate.  “Red-lining” is likely part of rational discrimination, where an area is a poor prospect for everything from loan repayments down to being able to deliver pizzas safely.

Blacks were often well integrated in the north and in cities like San Francisco until southern blacks moved there in large numbers.  They were demonstrably more violent and disliked even by the blacks already in those locations.

Geography plays a significant impact on levels of education and advancement.  Even when of the same race, mountain people groups always lag behind coastal groups because their access to information and commerce is limited.  That’s geography, not bigotry – although Leftists are certainly bigoted in how they refer to mountain peoples.

Politicians who risk nothing continue to pretend that moving people from poor neighborhoods to middle-class neighborhoods will magically change their plight.

A study of that program published in the Journal of Human Resources concluded: “We did not find evidence of improvements in reading scores, math scores, behavior or school problems, or school engagement, overall or for any age group.” Another study of the same program published in the American Journal of Sociology concluded that “there is no evidence that extra time spent in low-poverty integrated neighborhoods improves economic outcomes.”

It turns out that for many people living in poverty, it was their own bad decisions and lifestyles that got them there.  So force-fitting them in more affluent neighborhoods — with your tax dollars, of course — doesn’t change the worldview of those being imported, but it does harm those already living there.  And it isn’t just white people complaining:

According to the Chicago Tribune, the resistance of working-class and middle-class blacks “in some cases has been fierce.” Black homeowners have “protested, loudly” at public meetings that they “didn’t want ‘those people’ moving back into their rejuvenated neighborhood.” Often homeowners at public gatherings “would shout at officials that they’d worked hard to get where they were and that they didn’t want to live next door to people who would just tear up their homes. They called them ‘project people,’ ‘lowlifers’ and ‘freeloaders.’”

Leftists were wrong on eugenics in the late 1800s through the mid-1900s, and now they are wrong on discrimination.

American Progressives took the lead in promoting genetic determinism in the United States then, as they later took the lead in promoting the opposite presumption that disparities imply discrimination in the second half of the twentieth century.

In what seems like an endless “law of unintended consequences” reel, Leftists almost always make problems worse. Here’s another example, where they oppose criminal background checks.

. . . those particular employers who automatically did criminal background checks on all their employees tended to hire more young black males than did other employers.

One professor thought he was being discriminated against for being black when in his own words it had everything to do with how he was dressed.

Professor Wilson’s sarcasm and anger were directed at people whose reactions reflected a greater concern for their own personal safety than for his sensitivities. His account suggests that they were not racists, for merely by wearing a tie he avoided tensions on both sides, even though wearing a tie did not change his race.

Sowell had a keen insight into how free market economics helps blacks, because even racists will hire them and pay market wages if they need the manpower. This happened after the Civil War. Some whites would collectively try to limit black wages, but if your crops will rot if they aren’t picked then you might be inclined to violate that agreement and to pay blacks a higher wage.

While racists, by definition, prefer their own race to other races, individual racists—like other people—tend to prefer themselves most of all.

Housing restrictions, typically put in place by Leftists, are racism disguised as environmentalism.

The racial impact of these housing restrictions was more pronounced than many racially explicit restrictions. By 2005, the black population of San Francisco was reduced to less than half of what it had been in 1970, even though the population of the city as a whole was growing.43 In an even shorter span of time, between the 1990 and 2000 censuses, three other California counties—Los Angeles County, San Mateo County, and Alameda County—had their black populations decline by more than ten thousand people each, despite increases in the general population in each of these counties.

More “law of unintended consequences” at work. By trying to force businesses to hire unqualified workers they reduce the opportunities for qualified minorities to get jobs.

When a federal agency can so easily make charges of discrimination on behalf of workers from racial or ethnic minorities—charges that can be costly and time-consuming to defend against in the courts, or charges that can force costly settlements out of court—that reduces the value of hiring black or other minority workers, even when their job qualifications are equal to the job qualifications of other workers who present no such legal risk. Employers therefore have incentives to locate their businesses away from concentrations of minority populations, so that they will not be as legally vulnerable to costly charges of discrimination if their work force does not end up with the same demographic makeup as that of the surrounding population.

The Left assumes that any disparate outcomes must be because of racism.

What was equally implausible was that black-owned banks were discriminating against black applicants. But in fact black-owned banks turned down black applicants for home mortgage loans at a higher rate than did white-owned banks.

People across the political spectrum often assume that people in different wealth quintiles always stay there, but there is a surprising amount of movement between them.

A University of Michigan study that followed a given set of working Americans from 1975 to 1991 found that 95 percent of the people initially in the bottom 20 percent were no longer there at the end of that period. Moreover, 29 percent of those initially in the bottom quintile rose all the way to the top quintile, while only 5 percent still remained in the bottom 20 percent.

No, police aren’t racist against black speeders. Blacks, on average, speed more than whites.

Another violation of the law that can be tested and quantified, independently of the police, is driving in excess of highway speed limits. A study by independent researchers of nearly 40,000 drivers on the New Jersey Turnpike, using high-speed 1,636cameras and a radar gun, showed a higher proportion of black drivers than of white drivers who were speeding, especially at the higher speeds.

There are several key factors that impact whether you are likely to be poor, such as marriage.

For example, despite the high poverty rate among black Americans in general, the poverty rate among black married couples has been less than 10 percent every year since 1994. Do racists care whether someone black is married or unmarried? If not, then why do married blacks escape poverty so much more often than other blacks, if racism is the main reason for black poverty?

Reducing tax rates typically increases tax revenues paid by the rich, but Leftists ignore that or think it makes bad politics to agree with facts.

In 1920, when the highest tax rate on the highest incomes was 73 percent, people with incomes of $100,000 or more paid 30 percent of all income tax revenues. After the tax rate on the highest incomes was cut to 24 percent, people in that same income bracket paid 65 percent of all income tax revenues in 1929.76 Nevertheless, in the world of words, these were called “tax cuts for the rich”—and have remained so ever since, in utter disregard of empirical evidence as to the actual amount of tax revenues collected from high-income taxpayers at different tax rates. There were similar results from later tax rate reductions during the Kennedy, Reagan and George W. Bush administrations.

Leftists abuse words 24×7. We should never concede to saying “wealth redistribution,” because that implies that it was distributed arbitrarily to begin with, and not based on providing value to customers.

Although such verbal displays—insinuations as distinguished from arguments—may be in aid of a redistributionist agenda, neither income nor wealth can be redistributed when it was not distributed in the first place, but earned directly from those who valued whatever was sold.

The “acting white” backlash in many black communities that holds blacks back is seen in similar ways in poor white parts of England.

As Dr. Theodore Dalrymple described the situation among England’s white underclass: If you don’t mend your ways and join us, they were saying, we’ll beat you up. This was no idle threat: I often meet people in their twenties and thirties in my hospital practice who gave up at school under such duress and subsequently realize that they have missed an opportunity which, had it been taken, would have changed the whole course of their lives much for the better. And those who attend the few schools in the city that maintain very high academic standards risk a beating if they venture to where the poor white stupids live. In the last year I have treated two boys in the emergency room after such a beating, and two others who have taken overdoses for fear of receiving one at the hands of their neighbors.

Sadly, Leftists have convinced too many people that any differences in outcome are only because of malevolent racism.

When there are major disparities in outcomes among men who are all in the top one percent in IQ, and among siblings raised under the same roof, as well as discriminated-against minorities being more economically successful than those discriminating against them—as has happened in the Ottoman Empire, many Southeast Asian countries, and much of Eastern Europe, for example—the insistence on believing that human biases are the primary cause of disparities in outcomes ignores a vast range of evidence to the contrary.

This quote exposes a fundamental problem with Critical Race Theory.

But what can any society today hope to gain by having newborn babies in that society enter the world as heirs to prepackaged grievances against other babies born into that same society on the same day?

OK, that was a lot of quotes, but I could have done dozens more. Read the book or anything else by Sowell.

Soft drinks are bad for your health and a waste of money, and the sellers are “woke” perverts

Never heard of Ronaldo, but good for him! Only use sodas as treats.  Have you ever seen the picture with sugar cubes stacked up next to various drinks?  It is alarming how much sugar you consume with them.  And even the sugar-free versions have downsides because of their chemicals and what they do to your body.  I hope this shames other athletes into refusing endorsement for soft drinks, fast food, etc.

Along the “eat a little less” line of thinking, I know someone who cut out sodas and quickly lost a lot of weight.  That was his only change.

Update: Feeling hypocritical now (but not too much), as I drank 40 oz. of Coke for breakfast the day after I posted this. I was getting a CT scan as part of my cancer follow-up (all clear, praise God!) and they make you drink a lot of something sugary before the scan. I picked cranberry grape juice, then changed my mind to Coke, forgetting how much you have to drink. I was wired.

A simple tip when comforting others: Don’t try to be profound

2 Corinthians 1:3–5 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our affliction, so that we may be able to comfort those who are in any affliction, with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God. For as we share abundantly in Christ’s sufferings, so through Christ we share abundantly in comfort too.

Christians are uniquely equipped to comfort others, and it is one of the great gifts you can give to your friends.

We can get tongue-tied when trying to comfort others, as we don’t know what to say or we may fear that we’ll say the wrong thing.  A friend asked me how to approach someone who had been diagnosed with cancer because he was worried about saying the wrong thing.  He asked me because he knew my cancer history.  My advice was to just be there and keep it simple.  More than that, I encouraged him not to feel like he had to say something profound.  That really resonated with him and took the pressure off.  He had felt like he had to say something that would make it all better. 

So here’s my simple advice for illnesses, deaths or other hardships: Don’t try to be profound and all-encompassing.  Just listen and love.  Ask how they are feeling.  Offer to do specific things for them There is a big difference between “Let me know if I can do anything” and “What specifically can I do to help you?” But don’t let your fear of saying the wrong thing keep you from reaching out.

Prayer Mate App

The Prayer Mate app is a key part of my daily devotional routine, which currently looks like this:

Morning

  1. Read a page from The Valley of Vision, a book of Puritan prayers.  These guys were intense and motivating.
  2. Go through my PrayerMate app.  I have it set up with various categories, such as adoration, confession, gratitude, family, church, evangelism, current requests, etc., so I get a mix of prayer topics each day. 
  3. Read a chapter of the Bible plus commentary notes.  I love the chronological Bible reading plan or a plan that rotates between genres (i.e., the Pentateuch, history, Psalms, Proverbs, Gospel, letters, etc.).  This gets me through the Bible every 1.5 – 2 years.  When I finish, I start afresh the next day. 
  4. Work through some memory verses on the Bible Memory app.  Some days I do more than others.  If I have downtime during the day I’ll go through verses then as well.

Evening

  1. Read another chapter of the Bible plus commentary notes.

I’m not good at “freestyle” praying. Having an app like this gives me the structure I need. It also reminds me to check in on people for whom I’ve been praying. You can easily add categories and individual prayer items. Best of all, it is free!

Daisy the French Bulldog artist

My wife was painting and Daisy “slightly” overestimated her leaping abilities and landed in the paint tray, then produced this timeless treasure.  She was an amazing dog but we had to put her down in December due to some serious health issues.  She was my napping buddy through two serious series of chemotherapy treatments.  Frenchies are a high maintenance breed but never fail to entertain.

Want to help race relations? Get involved in prison or pregnancy center ministries.

I originally wrote this in 2017 but it seems even more relevant this year.

Race had nothing to do with why I got involved in those ministries.  I’ll share the Gospel with anyone, whether you are a black convicted murderer or the best-behaved white pagan in the free world.  And I want to help save unborn children from murder regardless of their skin color.

But the nature of these ministries is such that it is mostly whites serving mostly minorities.  And as a fantastic by-product of sharing the love and truth of Christ with these folks it does marvelous things for race relations.  It pushes a giant reset button on those who have been wounded because of their race and/or steeped in their own racism.

It has changed countless prison environments, where skinheads and Black Panther-types have become friends and led their respective gangs to change.

I’ve seen countless inmates and even volunteers note how the ministries radically changed how they view others, and how they repented of their racism.

I know a guy from prison ministry who was in the Aryan Brotherhood.   I saw him in action many times as a leader of the Christian groups inside prison and in the ways he is giving back now that he’s out of prison.  Let’s just say that he wasn’t transformed by the power of virtue-signaling social media posts.   

I realize that the race-baiting professionals of the Left — including the “Christian” Left — want to improve race relations as much as McDonald’s wants to sell less hamburgers.  If your movement demands tax-funded abortions to the child’s 1st breath that kill blacks at a rate three times that of whites and Hispanics at twice the rate, then you’ll have a tough time convincing me you really care about them.  But authentic Christians really do want to see improvements.   And ministries like these make it happen.

It is remarkably safe to say “Nazis are bad!” or “racism is bad” on Facebook in 2017 2020 in the U.S.  If you really want to do something about race relations — and more importantly, the Gospel — try something more substantial.  Look into your local pregnancy resource center or prison ministries, or anything similar that shares the love and truth of Christ with minorities – and non-minorities.

Update: Complete remission!

Just a quick update here since the original post is a few months old. By the grace of God, the cancer is in complete  remission!  I will do the high dose chemo / stem cell transplant soon.  That will be an adventure but definitely worth it to put it in further remission.  It does seem odd to have to do an even more extensive treatment given that I am officially in complete remission (because 36 bags of IV chemo and 6 chemo spinal taps was apparently the medium level treatment!), but this is sort of a “Complete Remission Plus” program. Given that the original cancer came back quickly and was so aggressive we definitely want to do anything we can to improve the odds of longer term remission.

Thanks so much for the prayers and encouragement! Jesus has blessed us in countless ways. Hope to have many more opportunities to witness throughout this process.