Preview: Collecting My Thoughts
Collecting My Thoughts
What group name goes with the women’s march of January 21? Obstinacy (of buffalo); clutter (of cats); coalition (of cheetahs); piteousness (of doves); a flamboyance (of flamingoes); a confusion (of guinea fowl); a scold (of jays); a mischief (of mice); a prickle (of porcupines); a rhumba (of rattlesnakes); a posse (of turkeys); a hurtle (of sheep).
|A pickle of porcupines|
West Coast March for Life, January 21
At the West Coast March for Life
Reggie Littlejohn, founder and president of Women’s Rights Without Frontiers who works internationally to stop the carnage of abortion said President Trump would sign an order to defund International Planned Parenthood on Sunday. I haven't confirmed that actually happened. As I understand the history of this, only under Presidents Clinton and Obama was it funded. She said China has aborted 400,000,000 (U.S. is 58,000,000) and is assisted by the UN and Int. PP. (That's our tax money killing babies.) That's more than the population of the U.S. and Canada. Because much of Chinese abortion is for sex selection, it has destabilized their population with huge trafficking now in women as millions of men can't find a wife and start a family. Mrs. Littlejohn is raising 2 teen Chinese girls whose parents helped them escape while they went to jail and were tortured. The American women marching against Trump on Saturday don't care about what is happening to women in Asia; they want more power to the government.http://www.theblaze.com/news/2017/01/20/report-trump-will-sign-executive-order-to-defund-international-planned-parenthood-this-weekend/ http://www.walkforlifewc.com/blog-2/
Media manipulation--Women's March, January 21
I don't know how many minutes the media gave to the women's march yesterday--but it was a lot. I only saw what was on Fox and they certainly provided a lot of coverage. Like they'd never heard of such an event. And yet it has happened every year since 1974 to memorialize those babies who have died and the women who have suffered grief, suicide and higher rates of cancer in the name of "health care for women" or "women's rights." The 2011 and 2012 marches drew an estimated 400,000 each, whereas the 2013 march drew an estimated 650,000. It is also held in multiple cities, just like the copy cat event yesterday.
I started watching this about 5 years ago on EWTN, the only channel that actually covers the speakers and prayer vigils. But I'd never heard of it before then. Huge turn out from young people of all Christian groups, not just Catholics. And they are polite, they don't shout vulgarities, burn trash and cars in the street and smash Starbucks windows.
The media manipulate you. Demand better. They are on the air to produce wealth for their owners and advertisers. If you don't know it is happening, then it isn't. Unfortunately, many churches are just as silent as the media.
I thought Johnson would be much higher, even at 2nd place. He knew so many crooks.
I survived, guest blogger Bonnie
I survived the last eight years of an administration with which I did not agree on anything. I am not a fan of Trump. I only know that he was a better choice than her. I like most of his Cabinet and close advisors. It's so refreshing after the likes of Jonathon Gruber and Van Jones and Cass Sustein. I am thoroughly looking forward to rolling back the tide of Socialism.
I made calls to Congressmen and participated in peaceful protests. I did not have to retreat to my safe space. It's too bad the "tolerant" left is so intolerant of other views that they resort to throwing bricks at the police and destroying property.
The Electoral College and the popular vote
If you're still complaining that Hillary Clinton won the popular vote (I must have heard it 5 times watching broadcast TV yesterday), keep in mind, this is the second time she won the popular vote and lost the election. In 2008, she won the popular vote in the Democrat primaries--I don't know how to figure the percentage, but it was greater than in 2016. But as with the Electoral College which lets the states speak, she didn't win the right number of primaries. That said, I admire her for showing up yesterday. Classier than the Democrats who put on the pout and stayed home. Now more Democrats/Progressives/Anarchists/ and all around poor sports who didn't vote are descending on DC. In some cities there have been some serious injuries. In DC, cars were set on fire, trash was burned, police were spit on, and head bashed in.
Prayer at the inauguration
"I am so ecstatic that my President made his inauguration virtually a prayer meeting! Trump transitioned into his Presidency asking 10 million people to bow their heads and petition our One True God for help. His VP opened the Bible to 1 Chronicles 7:14 to be sworn into office: "if my people who are called by my name humble themselves, and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and heal their land."I am so proud to be an American! God, bring revival to our nation!"
Christian friend, Columbus Ohio
I haven't crunched the numbers
But this sounds about right. Obama was notorious for self-reference. Trump's speech was called Hitlerian by one of the pouty MSM talking heads, the guy with a thrill up his leg I think. Who knew "We the American people" was such a terrorizing phrase. I tried all the channels today--NBC, CBS, ABC and PBS. Shameful. I thought they would weep. If they gave the Trumps one minute, they'd follow it up with about three for the Obamas, and then go back and lovingly stroke their memories from 2009. The leftward media seems to believe that Trump will expand presidential power even more than Obama did--like this past week for example.
A business man visiting in Washington DC
I met Damon when he was about 8 years old. His mother Terry is a friend, and his sister used to date our son. He's now "making bank" as my kids say, and is in DC today. On Facebook he reports.
Headed to airport a day early. Protesters are literally starting fights with old ladies... no exaggeration. Skirmish started by monument when a young guy shoved a 80yr old lady to the ground for having a Trump shirt on. The fun festive environment is gone.
So those of you who think you are simply exercising your free speech as I do on my blog, are sadly wrong. You are being manipulated. You can't name a single government program that Donald Trump put in place that hurts blacks, gays, women, Christians, Muslims, immigrants, or puppies, but I can list at least 20 that Obama or previous presidents has put in place that hurt those people.
Anarchists and Marxists have come together to protest in major cities
(image) Many of the organizations backing the anti-inauguration events are "worker this or that," "globalist so and so" and "people unite for blah blah." Their names/titles are pretty clear. They only laid low because Obama was black, but they've been working over time behind the scenes for years. Communism under any name is still that, statism/socialism, the problem is today's young adults weren't even born when the USSR collapsed, and that's when American Communists took over the movement.
Manning and suicide rates
Pvt. Manning to whom Obama just granted freedom has attempted suicide twice while in prison. The rate of suicide (and suicide attempts) by transgendered or those on their way is very high--about 40%. And it's not discrimination. It's also very high after genital surgery, facial remolding and inclusion. If discrimination were the leading factor, then blacks would have a higher rate than whites, but they don't. Poorer neighborhoods would have higher rates of suicide than richer, but they don't. Jail suicide rates have gone up 12% during Obama's terms. Prison suicides outnumber homicides. The highest suicide rate is white men over 85. Obama's tragic decision won't help military veterans whose suicide rate is twice that of civilians.
I was wrong about Manning's orchiectomy--he hasn't had it yet, so he's a male taking estrogen to enlarge his breasts who's had a name change. And why not be depressed, anxious and suicidal? He's betrayed his fellow soldiers, his country, and his family so he could get free hormones and mascara. That's a heavy burden for anyone to bear. His treachery led to the deaths of poor villagers who were supporting U.S. forces and outed many of our allies. How does this make him a hero and a figure worthy of pity? I suspect Obama has signed his death warrant.
The hysterical left
Although I wasn't on Facebook in January 2009, I do remember the fear mongering on the internet. There were all sorts of conspiracy rumors about how the far right would act, probably inciting violence, against the our country's first black president. And it's all come true this month, but it's not the far right. It's Soros backed demonstrators, anarchists, unionists, CEOs of non-profits, and elderly boomers from the prairies reliving their youth; it's terrified snowflakes and Joy Behar "View" buds banding together in fear and mourning. It's clear evidence how deeply the Marxists (even those who are making money hand over fist with TV gigs) have wormed into and infested our society. Trump may have won the election, but the left definitely has a strangle hold on the culture. In December Behar shrieked (or growled), "Do we have to wait until the hammer and sickle is on the American flag before we stand up to this guy?” she asked. "No, Joy, you've been carrying that banner for years," Norma advised.
Does ideology matter to Trump?
Rush Limbaugh said something interesting today and I paraphrase. Donald Trump really doesn't understand the left; he isn't conservative or liberal. I think that's true--at least I've never heard him say anything about a person's ideology. I seriously doubt he knows Trotsky from Alinsky. He's a business man accustomed to working with all types. He believes in free markets (sort of) because that's a good business principle. He thinks borders should be secure because he believes why have a border if it is ignored and drugs, criminals, etc. cross over. It must be a shock to him to be called racist, homophobic and sexist by the middle school mean girls, since before running for President he schmoozed with all types and they fawned over him, invited him to their parties, and told him he was wonderful because of his influence. When John Civil Rights Icon says something stupid and attacks Trump, he just reacts by punching back, and doesn't delve into any socialist twaddle or diversity dribble that has kept that Icon on salary (he got to Icon status by being beaten near to death by Democrats). When the black Congressional lock step club pressure each other to not attend the inauguration and powers higher than them smack around entertainers and school marching bands, Trump takes it personally, but doesn't seem to see the fog of statism in over under around and through it where everyone has to obey, pay a fine, lose their livelihood, be shunned or jailed.
Metastatic breast cancer
I got a sad letter this week begging me to warn the women in my life about metastatic breast cancer. So here's her story for the women in my life.
She's a member of my church, but living out of state while she settles the estate of her deceased daughter--nothing a woman in her late 80s would expect to be doing. I remember about 5 years ago her daughter came to Columbus to help her mom recover from a stroke. My friend's daughter had had annual mammograms for years, and nothing was found--probably due to very dense breast tissue and the location under her arm. But she did have a lot of pain the last 5 years and was being treated for arthritis. By the time she was properly diagnosed the cancer had metastasized to both hips, her spine, liver and lymph system. This cancer is not curable, and no one dies from cancer that stays in the breast, but if she'd been properly diagnosed 5 years ago, she could possibly be alive. That's not a given, however. All women have been educated about detecting breast cancer and screening--in fact, the lion's share of that money you donate and raise in walks, runs, and selling pink stuff, goes for education and not research that could actually save your life. I've looked at several websites about this and personal stories, and this one is pretty clear. Read the comments.
The Trump demonstrations
Chicago was an appropriate locale for Obama's farewell address. "It’s a violent, one-party city that is collapsing under the weight of its own corruption." (Moses Lambert) And DC is an appropriate place for the Democrats to gather for a march--whether blue church ladies from shrinking urban churches, or chubby boomer nurses and librarians in "pussy" bonnets, or screaming feminists against the unborn--to participate in a Soros funded event against Trump, threaten violence and disruption and party like it's the 1960s. It's the Democrat way.
Bradley Manning's treachery
When the annals of crime are written up describing the "first," or "biggest," I hope they don't list Bradley Manning as a famous female traitor. Bradley was who he always was (and always will be) when he committed treason and through his efforts and insecurity about his sexuality, got people killed. President Obama has given the American people and the American military another poke in the eye. It's a 2-fer. If Chelsea were still Bradley, I doubt this request would have been met. Some other traitor would have gotten it.
Dear Democrats and Liberals, (a meme)
"I'm noticing that a lot of you aren't graciously accepting the fact that your candidate lost.
In fact you seem to be posting even more hateful things about those of us who voted for Trump.
Some of you are apparently "triggered". Because you are posting how "sick" you feel about the results.
How did this happen you ask.
You created "us" when you attacked our freedom of speech.
You created "us" when you attacked our right to bear arms.
You created "us" when you attacked our Christian beliefs.
You created "us" when you constantly referred to us as racists.
You created "us" when you constantly called us xenophobic.
You created "us" when you told us to get on board or get out of the way.
You created "us" when you forced us to buy health care and then financially penalized us for not participating.
You created "us" when you allowed our jobs to continue to leave our country.
You created "us" when you attacked our flag.
You created "us" when you confused women's rights with feminism.
You created "us" when you began to immasculate men.
You created "us" when you decided to make our children soft.
You created "us" when you decided to vote for progressive ideals.
You created "us" when you attacked our way of life.
You created "us" when you decided to let our government get out of control.
"You" created "us" the silent majority.
And we became fed up and we pushed back and spoke up.
And we did it with ballots, not bullets." Link
Journalists for Hillary to gather and grieve
Heard on the news that "Journalists for Hillary" are having a conference on how to lick wounds and eat their own vomit. They need a 12 step program for their addiction. Their pro-Obama hyperbole shows no abatement even though his administration set the record for hostility toward media--and not just Fox. They will probably have workshops on new ways to blame Trump for Ferguson, Baltimore and Oakland burning. Poverty, welfare and unemployment stats will be more of a challenge ...as good jobs replace part time retail and restaurant careers; they'll find those trends in pre-Trump administration. They'll scour the tips for people dying because their insurance lapsed for their untreatable, fatal illness. Journalists ridiculed, lied, made up fake news and, by golly Miss Molly, they are not going to back down now and start being the free press the Constitution guarantees us.
Socialism, Communism and Fascism are triplets birthed from the same 19th century European womb of Lady Statism. It is where government must forcibly control industry, unions, church, the press, academe, and personal thought and morality. In the 20th century Communism (USSR and its satellites, China, North Korea, Vietnam, Cuba) and Fascism (Germany, Italy and some parts of Africa like Uganda and Rwanda) were responsible for probably 100 million humans condemned to “death by government.” It wasn’t war casualties from WWI and WWII--these millions were citizens killed by their own government. Take all the wars from the beginning of recorded history, whether religious, tribal, monarchy or cultural, and you won’t come close to the losses of the “enlightened” 20th century. The USSR imploded with the help of the famous freedom triplets--a president, a prime minister and a pope. Ronald Reagan, Margaret Thatcher and John Paul II.
A country’s safety net for the poor, elderly and disabled is not socialism; providing transportation systems, public education and military protection or border security is not socialism; forcing everyone, including the middle class, wealthy and self insured in the country to purchase a product on threat of fine or jail such as inadequate and overpriced health insurance IS SOCIALISM; forcing the general public to submit on threat of jail to national bathroom regulations IS SOCIALISM; allowing hateful speech and disruptions of events for a white president as just first amendment rights, but not a black president IS SOCIALISM.
The Trump Haters
When I think of the Obama supporters who have berated me for my blogs the last 8 years calling me a racist and complaining I should just give him a chance. And now they want to disrupt the inauguration, march and demonstrate, call names and get hysterical. Now who are the haters? I'm so ashamed of some of my unhinged friends. At least I wrote about policies--failing, socialist policies. Trump has threatened to save babies, to keep out terrorists and fight drug trafficking. He's unhinged Washington, even the Republicans because it is a closed club, not responsible to the people who voted for them. What low income or minority American is better off because they had the emotional boost of a black president? Only if they are celebrities who performed at his events or worked in the investment companies he favored. The Trump haters are like a lynch mob with media support--they won't stop until they've killed someone and blamed him. I thought they went round the bend with Bush, but it's an addiction.Gather your little Democrat club and go march and demand change in Chicago. It's all theirs. Hasn't been a Republican administration in my life time. You can really get that 60's feel you old timers are looking for.
Chicago by Moses Lambert
"Chicago was a perfectly symbolic setting for Obama to give his last official speech; the city is a petri dish of the failed radical policies Obama attempted to impose on the country as a whole.
Of course, Chicago was an appropriate locale for the goodbye address. It’s a violent, one-party city that is collapsing under the weight of its own corruption.
Ruled by his White House chief of staff, Mayor Rahm Emanuel, in 2016 there were 762 murders in Chicago, more than all the murders recorded that year in New York City and Los Angeles combined.
There were 4331 people shot in Chicago in 2016, up from 3550 in 2015, in a city where politicians blame inanimate objects, instead of criminals, for homicides and work relentlessly to deprive helpless residents of their Second Amendment rights.
Chicago is a so-called sanctuary city that goes out of its way to shield illegal aliens from immigration authorities and make their lives as comfortable as possible at the expense of everyone else. Obama protégé Emanuel is a strident, in-your-face supporter of the sanctuary city movement that gave illegal aliens permission to rob, rape, and murder Americans.
Chicago’s debt has junk-bond status and residents are fleeing the city in droves in search of greener pastures.
It is home to failing public schools made worse by the militant, rapacious Chicago Teachers Union and spectacularly unsuccessful public housing complexes.
They should really just rename Chicago “Obama City.” "
From his Facebook page.