Dec 07

Trump makes converts

It helps when they are cowardly liars in the first place.

trumpdillerA small retinue of celebrities made some promises, some profane; others just silly.   If Donald Trump wins the White House (which was a preposterous thought, said they) they would move to Canada.  It kinda made me wonder which side they were on.  I mean, it was like a buy one, get one free deal.  Get the Dems out of the White House and get a few morons out of the country!

One such bloviator, I should have pursued before the election: Barry Diller.  The media billionaire promised to “move out of the country or join the resistance.”  He went on to say that he “would take any bet” that he would have to do neither.  Man, I wish I had bet him a few million bucks.  Ironically, his bashing of Trump was that he (like Diller himself) was nothing more than a media figure.

Having lost the bet and having decided to neither move nor resist, Diller sings a slightly different tune:

Diller said it appears the president-elect will bring about “almost undiluted change.”

One of the changes the United States will see is that Trump “is a better negotiator than someone who has trained in government,” Diller said. He added that he’s hopeful that Trump will actually be “really good across the table” and not “manhandle people” or “do one-off things that just sound good.”

As Trump pressures companies to keep jobs in America while threatening to slap them with tariffs for moving jobs, Diller said he has a feeling he won’t be getting one of those calls. When asked about his opinions on Trump’s recent dealings with Boeing and United Technologies, Diller said that “it’s interesting stuff” and that “it’s never happened before.”

I could go on and on as to why, but I think Diller is nothing short of being a hypocrite (do you think he got to be a billionaire by not manhandling people?) and a weenie.

Let’s see, the election was about a month ago.  Let’s do a little look back shall we?  Russia has said that like to be our friends now, Jeff Sessions is named Attorney General, Mattis is going to be Secretary of Defense, Carrier has decided to stay in the US, and a Taiwan tech giant is investing $50,000,000,000 in the US.  I won’t say that’s impressive, but I haven’t had a month like that in, like, ever.

And Trump’s not even President yet.  Pardon me if I seem a little hopeful.

If Trump keeps this up, he’ll keep making converts.  Heck, even the weenies are signing on.

Dec 02

Check. Check. And Check.

stalin-quote

Dec 01

Video just in of the Muslim attack at Ohio State.

Dec 01

And all this time I thought public schools were worthless.

Russian students learn practical skill.

 

Nov 21

When messiahs fail.

hillary-fallingThe Cult of Clinton in the former Republic.

I’ve not been a huge fan of President-Elect Trump, but I’m getting there.  I also enjoy writing “President-Elect Trump”.  It seems only appropriate in this season of Thanksgiving to not have to attach that title to the Hildebeast.

Probably the most enjoyable part of the whole post-election observation, is watching all the celebs’ and media talking heads’ faces melt every time they have to deal with their fallen angel’s demise.   I’ve written of my glee elsewhere.  My goodness this is fun to watch.

Some have criticized my gloating as being unchristian.  Of course, this coming from a quarter that has never before in their lives been even remotely concerned about what Christianity – and the true Messiah, Jesus – has to say about anything.  He was the One that rose from the dead.  Hillary, not so much.  Maybe their right though.  I’ll take care of that in Confession later.  Or not.

I was thinking of a time when mocking false messiahs and their surrogates was a little more fashionable.  Come to think of it, those opportunities don’t come along too often, as evidenced by the fact that I have to go back about 3000 years:

And at noon Elijah mocked them, saying, “Cry aloud, for he is a god. Either he is musing, or he is relieving himself, or he is on a journey, or perhaps he is asleep and must be awakened.”  And they cried aloud and cut themselves after their custom with swords and lances, until the blood gushed out upon them. And as midday passed, they raved on until the time of the offering of the oblation, but there was no voice. No one answered; no one paid attention.

I Kings 18: 27-29

emojiIt’s just an analogy and to head off my critics, I’m not saying that President-Elect Trump (I love saying that)  is a messiah of any type.  But there is a takeaway from this story for Team Trump: prosecute Hillary Clinton.  Like you promised.  Like justice demands.  You want to “heal” this country?  Justice does that.

 

Brendan O’Neill seems to share at least some of the giddiness in a well-written piece:

If you want to see politics based on emotionalism over reason and a borderline-religious devotion to an iconic figure, forget the Trump Army; look instead to the Cult of Clinton.

What’s funny about this is not simply that it’s the biggest chattering-class hissy fit of the 21st century so far — and chattering-class hissy fits are always funny. It’s that whatever you think of Trump (I’m not a fan) or his supporters (I think they’re mostly normal, good people), the fact is they’ve got nothing on the Clinton cult when it comes to creepy, pious worship of a politician.

By the Cult of Hillary Clinton, I don’t mean the nearly 62 million Americans who voted for her. I have not one doubt that they are as mixed and normal a bag of people as the Trumpites are. No, I mean the Hillary machine—the celebs and activists and hacks who were so devoted to getting her elected and who have spent the past week sobbing and moaning over her loss. These people exhibit cult-like behavior far more than any Trump cheerer I’ve come across.

Trump supporters view their man as a leader “fused with the idea of the nation”? Perhaps some do, but at least they don’t see him as “light itself.” That’s how Clinton was described in the subhead of a piece for Lena Dunham’s Lenny Letter. “Maybe [Clinton] is more than a president,” gushed writer Virginia Heffernan. “Maybe she is an idea, a world-historical heroine, light itself,” Nothing this nutty has been said by any of Trump’s media fanboys.

“Hillary is Athena,” Heffernan continued, adding that “Hillary did everything right in this campaign… She cannot be faulted, criticized, or analyzed for even one more second.”

That’s a key cry of the Cult of Hillary (as it is among followers of L. Ron Hubbard or devotees of Christ): our gal is beyond criticism, beyond the sober and technical analysis of mere humans. Michael Moore, in his movie Trumpland, looked out at his audience and, with voice breaking, said: “Maybe Hillary could be our Pope Francis.”

Or consider Kate McKinnon’s post-election opening bit on SNL, in which she played Clinton as a pantsuited angel at a piano singing Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah,” her voice almost cracking as she sang: “I told the truth, I didn’t come to fool ya.” Just imagine if some right-leaning Christian celeb (are there any?) had dolled up as Trump-as-godhead and sang praises to him. It would have been the source of East Coast mirth for years to come. But SNL’s Hallelujah for Hillary was seen as perfectly normal.

Like the prophets of baal, Hillary and her surrogates, still have no clue what happened in the last election.  Let’s not forget that those who fail to understand history are destined to repeat it.  And that is good news, indeed, worthy of your happiest, most gleeful emoticon.

 

 

Nov 19

Christian Social Media

I know, that’s like Left wing think tank and Christian television, right!

 

Nov 18

Join me in sponsoring a Millennial.

And let’s put that white guilt to work.

Nov 17

Six minutes of silliness.

I used to complain about getting old. 

Then I considered the alternatives.

 

 

Nov 17

Is this a trick question?

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Nov 16

Cardinals Contemplate act of Correction.

Oremus.

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Cardinal Burke says if Pope won’t clarify ‘serious error’, Cardinals must make ‘formal act of correction’

 

According to LifeSiteNews:

After joining a group of four cardinals in releasing a call for Pope Francis to clarify grave errors in his apostolic exhortation Amoris Laetitia, Cardinal Raymond Burke has now indicated the cardinals are contemplating a “formal correction” should the pope fail to address their concerns.

The cardinals had written to the pope with their concerns on September 19, but after failing to receive a response for nearly two months, they released the letter publicly on Monday morning.

Now, in an interview with the National Catholic Register’s Ed Pentin, Burke discusses the next steps should the pope fail to address the cardinals’ concerns. Here is Pentin’s question and the cardinal’s response:

What happens if the Holy Father does not respond to your act of justice and charity and fails to give the clarification of the Church’s teaching that you hope to achieve?

“Then we would have to address that situation. There is, in the Tradition of the Church, the practice of correction of the Roman Pontiff. It is something that is clearly quite rare. But if there is no response to these questions, then I would say that it would be a question of taking a formal act of correction of a serious error.”

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