USA: Record-Smashing Weather - Historic September 2019
9-25-19, WeatherChannel --Historic September 2019 Snowstorm Brings Up to 48 inches of Snow, Blizzard Conditions to Northern Rockies. Over a dozen locations in northern Montana saw the highest snowfall this early on record. In Great Falls, Montana the latest storm not only shattered September records, but it was also one of their heaviest snowstorms of all time. The National Weather Service in Great Falls reported that in an average winter season, it takes until the week before Christmas for Great Falls to tally 19.3 inches of seasonal snowfall.
History of the Snowman: Fascinating Snowman Facts [more here]
Rider's Digest: The snowman is like a frozen Forrest Gump—look to many of history’s cultural benchmarks, and there you’ll find a forebear of Frosty. It was a snowman who appeared on some of the first postcards, starred in some of the initial silent movies, and was the subject of a couple of the earliest photos, dating all the way back to the 1800s. Snowmen were a phenomenon in the Middle Ages, built with great skill and thought. At a time of limited means of expression, snow was like free art supplies dropped from the sky. It was a popular activity for couples to stroll through town to view the temporary works of chilly art. Snowmen also played a part in one of the bloodiest events in early American history, the Schenectady Massacre of 1690. At the time, Fort Schenectady, in what is now upstate New York, was a remote Dutch settlement under constant threat of attack. But the soldiers guarding the gates, which were frozen open, left a pair of snowmen at their post to protect the town when they left to get out of a blizzard. Unknown to them, a contingent of 210 French Canadian soldiers and Native Americans were approaching. Having traveled over three weeks in knee-deep, slushy snow, they were unfazed by the snowmen and invaded the fort, killing 60 villagers.
Almighty God gives us snow: Job 37:5-6
The Democrat Party is Unrecognizable
10-15-19, RenewAmerica.com -- The leftists in the Democrat Party want a Godless society in the United States, just like their leftist counterparts have done in Europe. Anyone who remembers the political scene of the mid-20th Century may have trouble reconciling that Franklin Delano Roosevelt and John Fitzgerald Kennedy belong to the same political party as Barack Obama and Nancy Pelosi. The Democrat Party is not the party of anyone's parents who - as conservative Roman Catholic Democrats - cheered when FDR spoke of World War II as the war to preserve "Christian Civilization," or when at JFK's inauguration he spoke "that the rights of man coming not from the generosity of the state but from the hand of God." JFK's Inaugural Address. given almost 60 years ago, was inspirational. He addressed what it is to be an American with the main themes of freedom, peace, God's role in our lives and service to others or personal accountability. More here
The Inconvenient Truth About the Democrat Party [Prager video]
5-22-17, Carol Swain, PragerUniv -- Did you know that the Democrat Party defended slavery, started the Civil War, founded the KKK & fought against every major civil rights act in U.S. history? In 1854 the Republican Party was founded as an anti-slavery political party. Former Confederate General Nathan Bedford Forrest [Dem] was the KKK’s first grand wizard; in 1869, he unsuccessfully tried to disband it after he grew critical of the Klan’s excessive violence but failed. In Tennessee under a platform of philosophized white racial superiority, the KKK employed violence as a means of pushing back Reconstruction and its enfranchisement of African Americans. In a few Southern states, Republicans organized militia units to break up the Klan. More here from History.com
Who Was Santa Claus? Aka Saint Nicholas?
12-12-19, In 280 AD Saint Nicholas a Christian leader born in Patara, Lycia [present day Turkey*] who provided for the sick and needy; he is the basis for the popular character of Santa Claus. After his death [343 AD], the legend of his gift-giving grew. Saint Nicholas transformed into the legendary character called Santa Claus, who brings Christmas presents to children around the world. In 2017, a team from the University of Oxford using radiocarbon tested a fragment of a human bone said to be from Saint Nicholas confirming that the bone fragment, owned by an American priest, dated from the saint's era. Archaeologists then hoped to match the bone to others purportedly belonging to Saint Nicholas, including those housed - since the 11th century - in a crypt in Bari, Italy. *More about Patara, Lycia [Turkey]
Lawyers Debate: If Articles of Trump's Impeachment Not Delivered to Senate Is it an Impeachment?
12-19-19, Hotair -- Lawyers are looking at various options for proceeding if House doesn't send articles of impeachment to the Senate. Pres Trump doesn't want it to be left hanging; he wants an acquittal - Dems do not want acquittal. Now that Pelosi refuses to send the articles to the Senate; the stalemate question has an impeachment even happened? The argument is that a trial in the Senate must be held on whether to remove the President for it to be an impeachment. Also, if Pres Trump has officially been impeached, the U.S. Senate should already have jurisdiction. Backers of the theory argue that the clause of the U.S. Constitution gives the Senate “the sole power to try all impeachments” indicating that the impeachment isn’t formalized until the House delivers the articles to the Senate. Many Dems are nervous that Senate Majority Leader McConnell may decide not to dispose of the matter at all and just leave it dangling over the House’s head throughout 2020 frozen in place. [Pres Trump calls this hoax of an impeachment: 'Impeachment lite!' ha ha] More here
Entering the Arena of Public Discourse With Civility - Is it lost in modern America?
6-13-19, Nancy Brinker, Newsmax -- In an age of increasingly divisive rhetoric, everyone — the media, our public leaders, the general public — has a role to play in the restoration of civility in public discourse. As someone who has endured partisan attacks and faced heated public controversy, I also know we must strive for respectful disagreement and constructive compromise.
Congress heads home for Christmas No Impeachment trial planned
12-19-19, Star Tribune -- Democrat House Speaker Nancy Pelosi trying to dictate the Senate procedures for her sham of an impeachment of Pres Trump is not going so well ... some suggest there'll never be a trial because Mrs Pelosi is afraid to turn over the articles of impeachment fearing no conviction. Pres Trump mocked on Twitter: “Now the Do Nothing Party want to Do Nothing with the Articles.”
President Trump Update on US-China trade deal
12-20-19, YahooFinance -- Phase One includes an agreement from China to buy $50 billion worth of U.S. agricultural products. Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin said the two countries could sign the first phase of the deal as soon as January.
US-CHINA TRADE DEAL IS A 'REAL BREAKTHROUGH' - "It’s just going through what I would consider to be a technical, legal scrub and we’ll be releasing the document and signing it in the beginning of January 2020."
Nancy Pelosi won't send articles of impeachment to the Senate
She's stalling hoping to get a conviction - not lookin' good now
12-19-19, DailyMail -- US Congress Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi says she won't send articles of impeachment to the Senate until Republicans promise a 'fair' trial. Whether or not it's EVER sent over to the Senate for a trial ... the verdict that President Donald Trump WAS IMPEACHED is on his record regardless if there's no conviction just like Pres Clinton. Sad. Speaking on the Senate floor, Mitch McConnell a short time before Pelosi,said that she and her fellow Democrats were getting "cold feet" and were "afraid" to send their "shoddy" articles of impeachment to the Senate. Pelosi shot back, "The Constitution's framers suspected that "we might might have rogue president. I don't think they suspected that we'd have a rogue president and a rogue leader in the Senate at the same time."
McConnell later sought out reporters to say, "It's beyond me how the speaker and the Democrat leader in the Senate [Chuck Schumer [NY] think withholding the articles of impeachment and not sending them over gives them leverage - is beyond me. Frankly, I'm not anxious to have the trial, if she thinks her case is so weak she doesn't want to send it over, throw me into that briar patch." More from ABC-Chicago here
"Molon Labe" is a classical Greek phrase meaning “come and take [them],” attributed to King Leonidas of Sparta as a defiant response to the demand that his soldiers lay down their weapons.
McConnell: No New Impeachment Witnesses for Bogus Impeach Trial
12-17-19, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell [R] is rejecting the Democrats' push for fresh impeachment witnesses against Pres Trump as they're making a last-ditch plea to “turn back from the cliff" of Wednesday's 12/18/19 expected vote to send the case to the Senate for trial. McConnell effectively slapped the door shut on Sen. Chuck Schumer [D-NY], who wants to call top White House officials for the Senate trial, which is set to start next year if the House impeaches Trump this week. McConnell said, “If House Democrats’ case is this deficient, this thin, the answer is not for the judge and jury to cure it here in the Senate. The answer is that the House should not impeach on this basis in the first place.''
Former FBI Dir James Comey Secures Multimillion-dollar Book Deal
8-2-17, Politico -- Disgraced former FBI Dir James Comey who was hired by Obama & fired by Trump lands a lucrative book deal with Flatiron Books. Comey’s shameful and despicable book: 4-13-18, The Hill -- Some things are more important than book profits and movie deals, but not to despicable James Comey who’s book, “A Higher Loyalty' started out at $29.99 now five bucks at Amazon - clearly a failure of a book. It is a shameful, vain and horribly ill-advised book that anyone who has already paid for it could ask for his or her money back.
Is Donald Trump A Racist For saying 'If you don't like it leave?'
7-18-19, KipperCentral -- US President Trump stated “IF YOU’RE NOT HAPPY HERE, YOU CAN LEAVE!” referring to four congresswomen: Ilhan Omar, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Rashida Tlaib and Ayanna Pressley. Several mainstream media called the comment racist. The president wants to enforce the laws of America - one - strong enforcement of immigration laws - while these Congresswomen disagree wanting the abolishment of U.S. Immigration controls (ICE). The women are economically left-leaning, while the president believes that socialism has no place in America. They have been harping about 'children in cages' yet no objection that the detention policy of invading illegal migrant families began with Obama. Three of them support the Muslims not Israel in Middle East while the USA and Pres Trump have been a longtime supporter of the Jewish state of Israel.
UK: PM Johnson Wins; Next - Must Leave EU by January 31, 2020
12-14-19, BBC, Corbin is out, Johnson is in having the majority in Parliament to push the necessary legislation through for Brexit. There's no reason to think that won't happen on schedule; by Jan 31, 2020. Johnson has guaranteed that the transition period will not be extended - creating a potential crunch point, in just over a year's time. Finally, PM Johnson has promised that after the transition period there will be no checks on goods moving within the UK between Great Britain and Northern Ireland.
Confused Dems Want to Oust President Trump - YET - They Approve the Trade Treaty USMCA
12-11-19, While the crazy Dems struggle trying to impeach Pres Trump - [are these Democrats bi-polar??] U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) reached on a deal over the U.S.-Mexico-Canada allowing a vote in Congress and it passed; but final details for the trade pact were still being ironed out. By approving the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA), [replaced NAFTA] Pelosi helped Pres Trump fulfill yet another campaign promise - another case of “promises made, promises kept.” [Note: makes me think of God's strong delusion 2 Thessalonians 2:10-12]
Only through the Lord Jesus Christ can we be good enough to be granted eternal life with God. John 14:6
Iran state TV says ‘rioters’ shot and killed in last month protests
12-3-19, TheGuardian -- Iranian state television has acknowledged that security forces killed “rioters” in several cities during the protests that convulsed the country last month, in the fullest admission so far.
Dogs Are Human's Best Friend
12-9-19, To put it simply, dogs are awesome. Whether they’re begging for your food, barking at their leash to convince you to take them on a walk, or simply greeting you when you get home, dogs do all of the little things that put smiles on faces around the world. Intelligence varies depending on the kind of breed you get, but overall, dogs are some of the most intuitive animals around. This is demonstrated by their multiple facial expressions (I especially like the one where they tilt their head and look at you quizzically), their ability to deviously hide toys in the strangest of places, and more. All they want to do is wake up, say hi to you, run around, play with their toys, eat, nap, eat again, nap again, say hi again, and sleep. Is that so bad?! Sure, we humans have certain responsibilities thanks to our “intelligence,” but it sure would be nice if we could all go through life like dogs; care free and completely sure of ourselves. See 2 minute video: "DOG & GOD" here
Adam Schiff [D-CA] and the Collapse of Democrat Integrity
Democrat Party Integrity is being destroyed by Congressman Adam Schiff [D-CA] [and his cohorts]. He lied in his opening statement prior to the testimony of Acting Dir of Natl Intel Joseph Maguire. The nation has been subjected to partisan impeachment hearings orchestrated by Schiff. The process has been unfair to not only House Republicans, but also the target of their investigation, Pres Trump. Recently nine witnesses testified about the President’s involvement with the nation of Ukraine, his phone call with the Ukrainian President and his claimed demand for a “favor” in return for military aid and a White House visit. None of it fact as we have a treaty with Ukraine to investigate corruption. Most of the witnesses relied on hearsay and did not directly talk to the President. Others implicated the President’s attorney Rudy Giuliani. The result of the process has not been a “smoking gun” confirming any sort of crime committed by President Trump. Instead, the American people are being turned off by the entire stunt. More here
Proof Comey Lied Under Oath to "Get Trump"
7-4-18, FederalistPapers -- To the FISA court Comey claimed the dossier was verified, but under oath to Congress he said it wasn't. Based on Comey’s finding, Mrs Clinton should have faced a multiple-count criminal indictment. The FBI discovered that she had stored 110 classified emails on her unauthorized, private home computer server. Yet, Comey saw to it that no charges were ever brought against her claiming 'no willful' violation. Under questioning, Comey admitted to the Inspector General [IG] Michael Horowitz that he authored the May 2, 2016 statement and penned every word of it himself. In 1948, Congress amended the original Espionage Act of 1917 to add a “gross negligence” provision that did not require intent or willfulness. If found guilty, he should be prosecuted and jailed as others have been for far less.
Dem Congresswoman' Rashida Tlaib’s Canceled Israel Trip
8-16-19, Muslim Ex-Palestinian Rashida Tlaib [D-MI] Hates Israel More Than She Loves Her Grandmother - Tlaib canceled her trip to visit her grandmother in the West Bank even after Israel approved it as long as she did no anti-Israel activities. She responded: "I can’t allow the State of Israel to take away that light by humiliating me & use my love for my [grandmother] to bow down to their oppressive & racist policies.” Israel is not oppressive nor racist; it's the ONLY democratic nation in the Middle East.
List of the Many Times Obama Spied on Candidate Donald Trump
April 2019, GatewayPundit -- McCarthyism! In March 2017 a list of more than a dozen proven victims of Obama’s illegal wiretaps was reported. Now we can add to that list the many times when candidate and President Trump and his team were spied on. How is this not like or worse than Nixon's 1974 'Watergate' debacle?
A Tale of Two Black Americans as Trump Support Rises Among
11-29-19, There is increased support for President Donald Trump within the African-American community. Black Voters’ Support for Trump at Record Numbers.
New Poll Shows Black Voters Are Raising Their Voices in Support of Pres Trump
11-27-19, Two new polls show black support for U.S. Republican President Donald Trump at or slightly above 34 percent, and that means the president could get an unprescendented 20 percent of the black vote in 2020.
Black support for Trump goes up and one reaction is just rude
11-26-19, In response to the rude tweet from Ana Navarro-Cárdenas: "Zero chance this is accurate. Zero. The poll must have only been conducted in the homes of Ben Carson, Kanye, that sheriff guy with the hat and those two Cubic Zirconia & Polyester-Spandex ladies [Diamond & Silk]." Reuters poll found Black support for Trump doubled from 11% to 22%.
Snopes.com says Pelosi didn't say that about straws; but it's still humorous. Here
Anti-Gun Dem Mike Bloomberg Joins Presidential Race with $34 million in ads
11-25-19, Lucianne.com -- Anti-gun New York Democrat Michael Bloomberg officially joined the race for president spending $34 million on TV ads during the coming week. Recently Breitbart News reported the depth of Bloomberg’s gun control support; he backs criminalizing private gun sales via universal background checks, banning “assault weapons,” banning “high capacity” magazines, expanding the prohibited purchaser’s list, instituting more gun trafficking laws, instituting Red Flag Laws, and placing more regulations on gun shows.
Behind Bloomberg's $3,000-a-minute ad campaign
11-25-19, Clarion -- The net worth of former NY mayor Democrat Mike Bloomberg will go a long way as he pays for his own presidential campaign; net worth $54 billion. He's spending $35 million for his splashy entrance into the 2020 presidential contest is costing him. He has purchased time in a whopping 98 television markets around the country with millions more being spent on national ads. The money, as expected, is largely flowing to the “Super Tuesday” states that will vote on March 3, 2019. Bloomberg is spending $1.9 million to advertise in Los Angeles, another $1.2 million in Houston, $1.17 million in Dallas even in GOP Utah.
Bloomberg Will Not Be at Dec 19, 2019 Dem Debate; Not Accepting Donations
11-25-19, Politico -- Michael Bloomberg doesn’t plan to collect donations for his presidential campaign. That means he won’t appear in the next Democratic debate — and risks missing the half-dozen debates planned for next year. The billionaire businessman’s long-standing policy of bankrolling his political ambitions puts him in conflict with the Democrat National Committee’s requirements for participating in presidential primary debates. The threshold for the upcoming debate — hosted by POLITICO and PBS NewsHour on Dec. 19, 2019 — is 200,000 donors, with 800 donors in 20 different states.
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