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Teens Cough on Produce, Post Video — And Dems want them to vote.


Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Tucker Carlson both call on Sen. Richard Burr to resign over stock dump; Sen. Kelly Loeffler too — This is the tip of the iceberg.  If journalists did their jobs they’d investigate all  those politicians who got miraculously rich while working as “public servants.”  Start with Pelosi.  These people have traded off insider information for decades.  Yet somehow congress exempted themselves!


9 ways Christians can respond differently to Coronavirus – We respond differently because we have hope.


Baltimore mayor pleads: Stop shooting each other so we can save hospital beds for coronavirus patients — A little late in the game now that the citizens were turned against the police so that they became timid and the lawlessness increased.


Why Media Does Not Call It “Wuhan Virus” — Because they hate Trump and America.

First, the Wuhan Coronavirus originated in Wuhan, China. Second, the Chinese Communist Party not only ignored but completely covered up the disease for as long as they could, allowing it to not only spread among its own people but to countries around the world. Third, diseases are regularly named after the area (like Ebola), city (like Lyme Disease), or region/nation (like Middle East Respiratory Syndrome) of their origin.

However, No American who has ever heard of West Nile Virus, German Measles, Ebola Hemorrhagic Fever, St. Louis Encephalitis, or Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever believes the phrase “Chinese Virus” is racist or xenophobic. The World Health Organization even acknowledged the reason they came up with the clunky, manufactured name “COVID-19” was to prevent the stigma from touching China.

Bonus: The media called it the Chinese/Wuhon virus before
Trump did.  Because consistency.

Also this: ‘Not as long as I’m president’: Trump tells reporter pursuing ‘racism’ angle why he refers to COVID19 as the ‘Chinese virus’.  I love it.

Oh, and this: SCREENSHOTS: Chinese state media used to call it ‘Wuhan virus’ but now that’s racist?  Those racist Chinese, always being racist against the Chinese!


Great video on the Left’s perversion of the world tolerance.  You can only tolerate what you disagree with.  We should tolerate people, not ideas.  They do neither.  They immediately go to name-calling and “canceling” other people (e.g., trying to destroy their reputations and/or take their jobs away).


Remember that Andrew Gillum was nearly governor of Florida and he was being considered as a VP pick for Biden.  Married father of three, rising Democrat star, caught in meth-fueled orgy with gay escort in a hotel room.  You think the media would have ignored this it he was a white Republican?


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Congress Assures Nation They’re Working Tirelessly To Figure Out How To Take Advantage Of This Crisis | The Babylon Bee

Bernie Trying To Decide Which House To Quarantine Himself In | The Babylon Bee


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New Marvel Comic Introduces ‘Non-binary’ Heroes Called ‘Snowflake’ and ‘Safespace’

WaPo: Biden wasn’t “lying.” He just “described his stance inaccurately.”

A Washington Post fact-checker ruled Thursday that Joe Biden hadn’t lied when he said he supported a fracking ban during Sunday’s Democratic presidential debate. Rather, Biden had simply “described his fracking stance inaccurately.”

The Post gave Biden “Zero Pinocchios” for saying during the most recent Democratic debate that he opposed fracking entirely. Instead, the paper pointed to the Biden campaign’s explanation that the candidate had “misspoken” and that “his position was the same as ever,” opposing fracking only on public lands.Meanwhile, the Post criticized those who quoted Biden’s remarks verbatim.


What a sad little snowflake.  He actually called the police because the polite Prager U people were sharing ideas that “terrorized” him.  Yet he couldn’t name one thing wrong with the ideas.  Too many years of Leftist indoctrination for that kid!

 

Various lessons from the Chinese virus crisis

The past few weeks have been like a bad movie made by 2nd graders, but you are chained to the chair and can’t stop watching.

As I like to say on good days and bad, it is a great day to be a Christian.  But it is especially great during a personal or societal crisis.  We know that our Redeemer lives.  Our #1 problem in life – being rebellious sinners against an omnipotent and perfectly holy God — was solved by our Savior.  If we focus on him we can continue to live with joy.

Empty shelves and hoarding were newsworthy because they were such an anomaly in our great capitalistic country. But that’s daily life with socialism and communism.

Will people learn to save more for emergencies or will the government “giving” them money reinforce the fiction that all your big problems will be solved by them?

Leftists think Trump is Hitler 2.0 and they criticize him 24×7 in the most vicious terms while the real despots are in Socialist / Communist countries: Chinese tycoon vanishes after calling Xi a ‘clown,’ slamming government’s handling of COVID-19.  Short of making death threats, no one has been arrested in the U.S. for hating on Trump.

Predictably, the Left has exploited the virus to harm Trump, but all you need to know is that Biden criticized Trump for banning travel from China.  That foolish move alone shows that he is incompetent and malicious.  The same goes for anyone else on the Left: If they ever accused Trump of overreacting with the China travel ban or anything else, they need to shut up.

We must be less reliant on other countries for our basic needs. Why would you source over 90% of key medicines from a sworn enemy?

We must protect our borders, and anyone who still opposes that Is doing it from malice. Before it might have been from ignorance, but no longer.

I don’t mind the government making suggestions, but I don’t like the fact that they can mandate against our right to free assembly. That’s a bad habit to get into.  I appreciate churches erring on the side of safety, but I don’t want the government telling me I can’t assemble however I like.  Just say no to more government power in this pandemic:

Let’s not give the government more power to dictate our lives, even during a pandemic. Common sense isn’t a government-forced lockdown of life. It is reducing regulations so companies can get a vaccine out quicker to the general populace and not telling private labs to stop testing if they have found a way to detect the virus.

We don’t need to embrace socialism or a top-heavy approach to fighting a pandemic, temporary or not. ‘Temporary’ tends to become long-term in the hands of the government.

And does anyone think these government leaders shared in the suffering for any shortages?

Oh, then there’s this: Illinois Mayor Grants Herself Power to Ban Guns During Coronavirus Pandemic.  Leftists would never abuse that, would they?

Hopefully people find some new and long-lasting habits.  Maybe they’ll realize that they don’t need to spend so much time tracking the exploits of athletes and celebrities and watching various sportsball events.  Hopefully they’ll use the time to exercise themselves.  Or that time with their kids can be fun and helpful to them.

I had to go on Facebook to watch our church’s live streaming (I borrow my wife’s account) and noticed many people sharing links to their church’s streaming services.  Hopefully some people who don’t otherwise attend church will check them out.  My Mom is a very committed Bible believer but is in a denomination that has drifted, so I was encouraged when she really enjoyed a link to our church’s site (45 minutes of outstanding expository preaching!).  Downside: More people probably watched Joel Osteen and the like [shudders].

I really hope people don’t cut back on their giving just because they aren’t attending in person.  This is not the time to shortchange God!

Hopefully more people will consider getting out of government schools!  Parents Worried They’ll Have To Raise Their Own Children As Government Schools Shut Down | The Babylon Bee

And maybe it will make more people reconsider traditional colleges.  Who needs wildly expensive campus experiences, where there is more debauchery than learning?  Just go online for a fraction of the cost.  The “greens” should be wild about online textbooks instead of paper, and they should be less expensive.  They can use recorded videos for most things and save lots of $$.

The company I work for had all non assembly/shipping/sales people work from home for now.  I’ve been working from home for years, so this wasn’t much of a change for me.  Half my team travels a lot and half is at our corporate offices, so the latter are getting used to working from home for a stretch.  Saving the time and stress of commuting is great!  I challenged them all with a simple mission: Be safe, innovative and productive.  So far, so good.

If the Leftist “green” movement was not hypocritical and haters of humanity, wouldn’t they be pushing aggressively for more work-at-home and home schooling options?  Look how much less traffic there is!  Home schoolers don’t sit outside schools with their engines idling mornings and afternoons dropping off and waiting for kids.  The Left should be thrilled with this, but they aren’t.   Because hypocrisy.

Yes, the Leftist / Deep State really are cheering this.

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Finally, just remember that extended family time worked out great in The Shining.  Our kids are out of the house and Mrs. Eternity Matters is used to me working at home.  But here are some ideas if you have young ones: Activities While Being “Stuck” at Home

Whether good times or bad, always make the best of everything.  Enjoy the time.  Read the Bible and pray more.  Memorize Bible verses.  Exercise.  Make new good habits.

Be blessed!

Sheryl Sandberg’s foolish and evil advice

I am so grateful to God that I married young and married well.  The world was fallen then, of course, but now it seems ridiculously hard for young people to marry well.  One of the many reasons is the advice given by feminists like Facebook’s Sheryl Sandberg:

“When looking for a life partner, my advice to women is date all of them: the bad boys, the cool boys, the commitment-phobic boys, the crazy boys. But do not marry them. The things that make the bad boys sexy do not make them good husbands. When it comes time to settle down, find someone who wants an equal partner. Someone who thinks women should be smart, opinionated and ambitious. Someone who values fairness and expects or, even better, wants to do his share in the home. These men exist and, trust me, over time, nothing is sexier.”

Side note: The entire article mentioned children once, and that had the caveat about “if” you have them.

So Sheryl thinks that females should have sex with lots of different guys before marrying — i.e, be sluts.  And make no mistake, when she says “date” she means “have sex with.”  She even uses the words sexy and sexier.  That’s horrific and evil advice.  And it is false, because no matter how many times she repeats it, women don’t find beta men sexy at all.  It is like drinking saltwater: Men are told to be subservient to women, and when it doesn’t work they do it even more, with disastrous consequences.

Fact: Men do not want women who have slept around.  Feminists lie and say that men don’t care, but that’s poisonous advice.  When it comes to marriage, high value men will always choose someone younger, prettier, debt-free, chaste, tattoo-free, etc.

When women sleep around in their teens and 20’s:

  • They reduce the ability to bond
  • They get diseases
  • They set impossibly high standards for future husbands to meet.  Sure, a 9 guy will sleep with a 5/6 girl when drunk or desperate, but there is no way he is going to wife her up.  But now she thinks she can marry a guy like that.  Her poor beta husband will always come in second place.
  • They will hit the “wall” around 30 or so and not realize that hotter and/or older guys won’t be into them any longer.  Those guys will chase the younger ones.
  • Women want to marry up (hypergamy).  But when they are ready to “settle down” (read: get a less attractive chump to fund their lifestyle and have children with until, if she wants to, she can divorce him and take half of his stuff), the pool of guys for her is small or nonexistent.  Those guys are either already married, opt out of marriage or want someone younger/prettier/more chaste.  Or the women make more than the available men and therefore aren’t interested in them.

And while I prefer smart women, Sandberg’s definition of opinionated usually means a harpy.  And men don’t want ambitious women.  That’s another popular lie.

Never buy into the lie that women are allowed to have standards for men but that it is misogynistic if men have standards.

Ladies, don’t ruin your lives by listening to Sheryl Sandberg instead of God.  Your best path is to be chaste then marry young to a committed Christian and stay with him for life.  There is a long line of women who slept around in their 20’s under the delusion that they could just marry their pick of guys whenever they wanted to.  They hit the wall and now spend their money on anti-depressants and their time rationalizing why they are OK with being lonely and childless forever.

The 30’s are not the new 20’s, they are a key decade to accomplish things and make good decisions that will greatly impact the rest of your life.

 

 

 

 

Bonus: Great advice in this video.  People who think they are always the victim will eventually be toxic in relationships.  She’ll start to rationalize that you are the oppressor.  Radical feminists can only survive on college campuses.

 

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This is an outstanding video about Christian apologetics.  It shows how evidential arguments can be helpful, but that they have significant limits.  The non-believers have lots of “rescue devices,” but there is a line of arguments they can’t refute but only sidestep.  Don’t follow the “neutral ground” space where you abandon the Bible.  Sadly, many apologists do that.  There is no neutral ground.   And both sides have presuppositions they should acknowledge.  But if God’s word is infallible – and it is! — then why would we ever give that up?! The laws of logic, the uniformity of the world and universal moral laws can’t be grounded by atheism, but only by biblical Christianity.

Hat tip: The Domain for Truth.


This is golden.  Watch and share.


Biden Promises to Halt All US Oil Production — Insanity.  This would have been stupid at any time, but can’t they see that being less dependent on other countries is a huge advantage?!


James MacDonald Announces Return to Pulpit with 8-Part Series at Calvary Chapel South Bay — Predictable but disappointing.  What a lack of discernment by this church!

MacDonald then addressed the crowd, telling them that he had pastored a “wonderful church in Chicago,” but adding: “God has seen it to be fit to allow us to be separated from the church that we loved for our whole lifetime. And it has been a real crucible of suffering for us.

”Neither MacDonald nor Gill told the congregation that MacDonald’s former church, Harvest Bible Chapel, had disqualified MacDonald from public ministry for a “substantial pattern of sinful behavior.” They also did not mention that an audit conducted by Harvest found that MacDonald had misused millions in church funds “for improper financial benefit.”


‘Our media is broken’: NYT firefighters team up to feed bogus narrative deliberately mischaracterizing Donald Trump’s COVID19 response — Just another reason to never trust the media – especially the NT times.  They tweeted the part of Trump’s comments in bold and left out the rest.  Why?  To make Trump look mean and evil.  So he was just giving practical advice, and the deliberately made it look like he was being flippant and callous.  So we are in the middle of a national emergency / pandemic and their first priority is to make him look back by omitting the context of his words?!  Such fake news.

“Respirators, ventilators, all of the equipment — try getting it yourselves,”

“We will be backing you, but try getting it yourselves. Point of sales, much better, much more direct if you can get it yourself.”



One upside of the virus thing: People will learn they can live without watching sportsball events many hours a week and might actually do some exercise themselves.


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Op-Ed: The Feds Really Botched This Whole Coronavirus Thing, So We Should Give Them More Power | The Babylon Bee — That sums it up.

Also this: CAROL MOORE REPORT: "Violence to prove manhood" rides again

Responding to the phony “wage gap” argument

First, here are the facts about that mythical wage gap that Leftists maliciously and/or ignorantly use to appeal to low-information voters:

1. There is no real wage gap when you factor in experience and skills.
2. There are already laws in place, so if there was a real gap you would have recourse.
3. A massive government bureaucracy to fine-tune the mythical gap would be incredibly costly, inefficient and prone to corruption.
4. Ever notice how feminists ignore the male “domination” of trash collectors, lawn care workers, construction workers, miners and other dangerous and/or more demanding jobs?
5. If there really was a gap then the market would correct for it. Oh, you don’t want to pay qualified women or minorities market wages? Great, I’ll hire them all and kick your butt in the marketplace! As always, you are welcome to start your own business and “fix” the problem. Oh, but that’s hard work . . . never mind.

So don’t be a sucker. There is no wage gap.

Better yet, whenever people bring up the phony wage gap, just play dumb and say, “You’re right, the safety gap is a very serious issue. So many men are injured and killed because they have more dangerous jobs than women. We need to do something about it!”

Or pick one of these topics to make the same point, or rattle off a bunch of them, to show that the real victims are usually men.  Play out the conversation as they squirm.  Ask why the media doesn’t report on that, why people don’t protest to help these men, where are the social media memes, etc.

  • Paternity fraud
  • Selective service
  • War deaths
  • Workplace deaths
  • Suicides
  • False rape allegations
  • Failure to launch
  • Homelessness
  • Sentencing disparity
  • Life expectancy
  • Child support
  • Child custody
  • Criminal court bias
  • Veterans’ issues
  • Resources for male victims of domestic violence
  • Lack of “choice” once a child is conceived (of course I don’t want them to have the option to abort, I’m just pointing out Leftist hypocrisy)

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Just finished reading The Splendid and the Vile by Erik Larson, which covered Churchill’s first year as Prime Minister.  Great book!  And a good lesson: Those people learned to live with the risks of being bombed day after day.  Of course they didn’t like it, but they adapted to their new risks.  Our problem today is that we live with countless risks but let the media and others tell us when to freak out over new ones.


British woman sues medical center for allowing her to “transition” her gender — I hope that many sue these ghouls into oblivion for destroying their lives when they were foolish children.  They should sue their parents as well if they were complicit.  Maybe a few bankruptcies would cut down on this wicked virtue-signaling.



Would YOU go on a sex strike? Meet the four women who use bedroom bans to make their husbands clean up and be better fathers to their children — What a satanic article.  It will encourage women to destroy their families.  Gee, trading sex for something you want . . . just like prostitution!  My wife has known women like that.  No wonder more and more men have no interest in marriage.

That should be grounds for divorce, as the marriage was entered into under false pretenses and the wife is abandoning the relationship.

I’ll wait for the article showing all the great things that happen when men withhold finances, protection, yard work, etc. in exchange for sex.

There are no guarantees, of course, but if I was single I’d mention that article to see how a woman reacts.  If she didn’t explicitly condemn it I’d run away.


Presuppositional Apologetics Believes in Evidence: Yet Five Ways its Different than Evidentialism — Excellent overview and great points.  I really like this strategy for evangelism and defending the faith.


Fear and Loathing in South Beach: Florida Democrat ‘Rising Star’ Found in Hotel Room With Meth and Gay Escort — Nothing to see here, folks.  Just a guy who was nearly governor of Florida and now working for CNN getting caught with meth in a hotel room with a gay sex escort and whose alibi was refuted by one of the others in the room.   I’m sure CNN will get to the bottom of this.


Chinese state media warns it could cut America’s pharmaceutical drug supply — Great reminder from this ridiculous overly hyped and politicized issue: You can’t trust China.  Even if it costs more we need to control more of the production of medicines and more.


MSNBC’s Joy Reid tweets about reports coronavirus spending bill included Hyde Amendment loophole | Fox News

Republicans: Let’s fund a bill to help combat this virus.

Democrats: OK, but only if we can force people to pay to have unwanted children killed!


Closed borders work.  The virus is a big deal in a sense – i.e., more than the flu — but it has been totally overblown.

I noted on a Lakers blog that border control is crucial, and loads of dim-witted Leftists tried to mock me by saying the virus came through planes and boats.  Apparently they didn’t realize that we have land AND water borders.   And they are so wedded to their open borders vote-buying insanity that they have to pretend that letting people pour in from Mexico doesn’t risk our health at all.

 


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Opinion: If Americans Aren’t Sexist, Then How Come They Refuse To Elect The Most Unlikable Women On The Planet? | The Babylon Bee

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Hunter Biden scandals explained: Ukraine, China, drug history and more — He and his father are as crooked as can be.  Joe deceptively tries to shift the focus to his son by saying, “No one has said my son has done anything wrong,” but the real issue is what Joe has done wrong.   Also this: Biden campaign touts Ukrainian anti-corruption activist who previously called Hunter Biden’s actions ‘very bad’.

The Dems are counting on the media to cover this up.


Staggering that the media is this stupid.  Note that both of them were off by a factor of one million.  And it wasn’t some side comment.  They had others involved to copy the original Twitter comment and show it on the screen.

This is a great lesson for all the covetous Democrats out there: Even if you kill all the billionaires and distribute the money (which you’d only get to do once), then each person would still get very little. So *maybe* the billionaires aren’t the source of all your problems and fleecing them won’t impact your life that much . . .


Tragic: Victim of sexism Elizabeth Warren feels especially bad for ‘all those little girls who are going to have to wait four more years’ — Uh, does she realize she’s accusing Democrats of misogyny?  Because it was their primary process, not ours.

P.S. Remember when the Democrats were so gracious to Sarah Palin and were excited that a Republican VP candidate was female? Good times.


Tom Cotton says Dems’ ‘depraved’ abortion views are bigger issue than Schumer’s threat — Molech-worshipers don’t like any restrictions on child-killing.  They not only want to kill children up the first breath and make you pay for it, they also want to be able to kill any survivors.  Because they think the Founding Fathers promised them a dead child no matter what.

“Let’s get to the root of the issue here,” Cotton told “America’s Newsroom.” “Chuck Schumer and the Democrats filibustered legislation that would prevent infanticide of a young baby that survives an abortion, prevent late-term abortion of infants that can feel pain in their mother’s womb. These are depraved practices that no civilized society should permit, yet, the Democrats are so radical on abortion that they’d filibuster those bills in lockstep. That’s the real issue at stake here.”


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Historians: Women Invented Grilling To Trick Men Into Cooking | The Babylon Bee

‘I Would Take A Bullet For My Faith,’ Says Man Who Won’t Pray In Public Because It’s Weird And Awkward | The Babylon Bee


We’re gonna need a lot of millstones to clean this up . . .

Neutral Bathroom Exploited to Molest Young Girl

California May Exempt Child Rapists from Sex Offender Registry

We look not to the things that are seen but to the things that are unseen. For the things that are seen are transient, but the things that are unseen are eternal.