Then saith he unto them, Render therefore unto Caesar the things which are Caesar's; and unto God the things that are God's.  Matthew 22:21b (KJV)

Other News of Interest

Apr-Jun 2017

(06/30/2017) John McEnroe, 1 – PC Silliness, 0.  McEnroe said that while Serena Williams is the best female tennis player ever, she'd rank around 700 in the men's rankings.  The PC crowd is up in arms, but it is probably true.  Did you know that for the last Olympics, the winning time in the women's 100 meters was beaten by 8 or 9 high school boys in the same year.  And the US women's national soccer team was recently beaten 5-2 by a bunch of 15 y.o. boys.  This is exactly why we have men's sports and women's sports.  There are very few sports where women can truly compete with the men.  And now the same people who demanded that women's sports get equal funding with men's sports are trying to destroy women's sport by allowing biological males to compete as women.  Does the mind not boggle at this nonsense?

(06/24/2017) Rewriting American History.  "The job of tyrants and busybodies is never done."

(06/23/2017) 1.4 Million Illegal Aliens who Pay Taxes Are Using Fraudulent Social Security Numbers.  Well, at least they are paying taxes.  But the real point (read the article!) boils down to the fact that we really don't know how big a problem illegals are, and we are apparently determined to not find out.

(06/22/2017) Come and See the Museum of Cluelessness.  That is, a museum of capitalism, whose purpose "is crucial for establishing justice for the victims of capitalism and preventing its resurgence."  So say people who have benefited from capitalism far, far more than they can imagine. 

(06/18/2017) Texas Woman Back in Prison Less than One Year after Obama Granted Her Clemency.  One would think that when it comes to clemency, officials would take a little more care in recommending who should be granted it. 

(06/14/2017) Darkness at the Washington Post.  Yet another example why news coverage from the MSM is simply not to be trusted.

(06/12/2017) George Soros Is Trying to Hijack Christian Churches.  Some see George Soros lurking behind almost everything that is wrong in the word today.  There remains the possibility that they are right.

(06/12/2017) GuideStar Marks Family Research Council as a 'Hate Group.'  GuideStar rates non-profits.  They are using SPLC data to label charities as "hate groups."  It is far more appropriate to label the SPLLC as a hate group, and GuideStar should have no credibility whatsoever. 

(06/10/2017) Shouldn’t Reporters Be Angry When Their Anonymous Sources Lie?  One would think so, but apparently many reporters are more interested in a source that confirms the desired narrative than one that tells the truth.  There are a number of things that are causing problems for America, but a dishonest media has to be near the top of the list. 

(06/09/2017) Al Gore Says God Told Him to Fight Global Warming.  Who says that environmentalism isn't a religion?

(06/09/2017) The Course Catalogue at Evergreen State College Is Bonkers.  I wonder how much of the junk being taught in colleges these days is a result of student demand and how much is a result of faculty laziness and inability to teach courses of substance.

(06/05/2017) Liberals: Men Without Chests.  If you are not familiar with it, this refers to the C. S. Lewis quote: “We make men without chests and expect from them virtue and enterprise. We laugh at honor and are shocked to find traitors in our midst.”

(06/05/2017) Washington Post Covers Up Left-Wing Violence in Portland.  Among many other misrepresentations, the article talks about how police violence against the antifa protesters without bothering to mention that those protesters actually attacked the police first.  Yet another version of fake news.   

(06/04/2017) Anatomy of a Fake News Story.  When you see a "hate crime" reported, it is a good rule of thumb to assume it is a hoax, until proven otherwise.  When you see negative stories about the current administration (or about evangelicals - see below) it is a good rule of thumb to assume it is fake until proven otherwise.

(06/04/2017) Kathy Griffin Slams Elisabeth Hasselbeck for Being Critical of the President.  Of course, Hasselbeck was criticizing President Obama which is so not OK.  Trump, on the other hand,....

(06/03/2017) Do penises cause climate change? Discuss.  The academic hoax that shows how generations of kids are paying good money to study pure, unmitigated, mind-warping drivel.  Pretty much anything is believable these days.  Al Gore says climate change caused the war in Syria.  On a more serious note, if you aren't majoring in a lab science, most of what people learn in college can more effectively be learned from on-line and video courses.  And you can avoid the nonsense that so many professors seem compelled to preach.

(06/03/2017) Ted Cruz Crushes Bizarre Attack on Paris Withdrawal.  Suffice it to say that just because someone teaches at Harvard does not mean they are educated.  And sorry for all the links to stories on the Paris Accords, but the Left is going berserk over our withdrawal.  People do get sensitive when their religion is criticized.

(06/03/2017) Is she KIDDING!? Nancy Pelosi’s self-unawareness soars to shameless new heights.  Funny how those on the Left ignore basic truths from the Bible and then make unsupported claims that Jesus or God (but I repeat myself) would be in favor of this or that - in this case that being the Paris climate accords.

(06/03/2017) Slam-tastic! Tucker Carlson TORCHES lib eco-hypocrites in 90 seconds.  The "Paris Accords" are nothing but virtue signaling on a massive scale.  When our elite virtue signalers start living their lives in a manner consistent with what they preach, I might listen to them.  Then again, I might not.  Did you know that Hillary Clinton took a private jet to go 20 miles?  

(06/02/2017) Democrats Plot ‘Revolution’ to Circumvent Trump’s Paris Decision.  No problem.  They can do whatever they want.  But it is nothing but moral preening, posturing and virtue signaling. 

(06/01/2017) The Left Freaks Out As Everything It Tries Makes It Look Stupider.  To be fair, they aren't actually trying to do anything positive.

(05/29/2017) CNN’s W. Kamau Bell: Islam Part of America’s Founding.  They just make stuff up in order to make history (and current events) conform to the way they think it should have been.  And we used to laugh at the USSR for their airbrushing of photos and rewriting of history.  Some among us are doing exactly the same thing today.

(05/29/2017) Zuckerberg calls for guaranteed income; write him for your first check.  Well, at least he didn't call it a fundamental human right like so many things - things that other people have to pay for.

(05/25/2017) Valerie Jarrett stunned by Ben Carson’s out-of-context quote about poverty being a state of mind.  Many, many liberals are outraged.  And while his quote was taken out of context.  But even if it was not, many are in poverty because of a state of mind - or attitude - that causes them to accept their poverty rather than fight to get out of poverty.  And those that push the welfare state and make excuses for lack of effort are contributing to the problem.  Neither Carson's statement nor mine are universally true, of course, but they apply to an awful lot of people.

(05/25/2017) Whoopi Goldberg Compares Pro-Life Vice President Mike Pence to the KKK.  Sometimes I wonder if the Left has any arguments at all other than bringing up Hitler, Nazis, KKK, Jim Crow and the like.

(05/25/2017) Melania’s Hand Slap “Controversy” No Controversy At All, Liberals Ignorant of Truth.  Well, there is a narrative to create and maintain, after all.

(05/20/2017) Academic Absurdity of the Year: The Socially-Constructed Penis Hoax.  This hoax involved a 3000 word paper of total BS which was published in a peer-reviewed academic journal.  Understand that it is only known to be a hoax because the authors admitted it.  I have to wonder about the isolation of academia from the real world when they produce this kind of stuff.  This sort of drivel gets published all the time, and people that write it get rewarded for their efforts.  Nowadays, even for scientific academic journals, "peer-review" means "scratch my back and I'll scratch yours."

(05/14/2017) Trump Urges Liberty U Grads to Stand Up To Criticism.  And for some strange reason, Liberty students didn't riot or shout Trump down.  I wonder why.  Here is more: President Donald Trump’s First Commencement Speech: ‘In America We Don’t Worship Government, We Worship God.’ 

(05/14/2017) John Lewis encourages 'necessary trouble' against injustice in America.  I guess Democrats explicitly encouraging violence is not a problem (there are many other examples), but Sarah Palin's targets on congressional districts is.

(05/14/2017) Has the University of California finally learned about folly of appeasement?  After caving in to one set of demands, more demands have been made.  Surprise, surprise, surprise.

(05/10/2017) The AP Attacker Voter ID.  I have stopped reading any stories with the AP byline.  This is yet another opinion piece dressed up as a "news" story.

(05/06/2017) Why Shouldn’t Women Pay More for Health Insurance?  Over their lifetimes, women's healthcare expenses are significantly more than that for men.  So why must men pay just as much?  Women pay less (and rightly so) for auto insurance and life insurance.  The point is simply this: for far too many things , people form their views from a "narrative" rather than reality - God's very observable reality.  And those most guilty are the ones who claim to be "reality-based."

(05/04/2017) Macron’s ‘Deplorables’ Moment? Establishment Candidate Brands 8m Le Pen Voters ‘Hateful Cowards.’  The Left has always considered themselves "morally superior," and part of that effort has been to denigrate conservatives - especially the religious right.  But when it comes to winning elections, most left-wing politicians would tone down their rhetoric a bit so as not to totally alienate a significant percentage of voters.  In America, and now France, it seems like the "toning down" of rhetoric by progressive politicians is a thing of the past.

(05/04/2017) Sanders: 'Not a Radical Idea' to Hike 'Starvation Minimum Wage.'  People that favor big government think that it is appropriate to use government to force behavior that otherwise would not occur.  Sometimes this is good (the government tries to "force" people to not commit crimes).  Sometimes it is bad.  The minimum wage, any minimum wage, is bad.  Why?  Because a person's labor is never worth more than someone is willing to pay.  Lots of workers will be automated out of a job; others will never get hired in the first place.  A first job, typically low-paying, has always been the first step up the career ladder - an essential step where good work habits and some essential skills are acquired.  Contrary to Sander's assertion, few people earning at or near the current minimum wage are supporting a family, or even fully supporting themselves.  A high minimum wage will be a disaster, but it allows politicians to preen and virtue signal - which, I suppose, is more important to them than anything else.

(05/03/2017) Why clapping is now deemed offensive.  I guess these folks haven't heard of a "gold clap."  In any case, if everything deemed "offensive" by SJWs is banned, then is anything left?

(05/02/2017) Report: Top Conservatives Planning New Network to Replace Fox News.  I wouldn't call Fox News to be liberal overall, but it certainly isn't conservative overall, and the direction appears to be left.

(05/01/2017) Trump Moves to Promote Local Control of Education.  Our public education system has lots of problems and I am a big fan of school choice.  But this is a step in the right direction, which is a nice change of pace.

(04/30/2017) Here’s the real joke: Smug liberal comedian insists there isn’t a ‘smug liberal problem.’  To be fair, how many smug anybodies recognize themselves as smug?  "Superior," yes, "Smug," no. 

(04/30/2017) Let's penalize people for having 'extra kids' -- Bill Nye's outrageous idea.  Bear in mind, he only favors this of the developed countries, meaning he favors it for people who are currently not even reproducing at replacement rate.  There are many things to be concerned about for the future.  Overpopulation (birth rates have already plummeted over the last few decades) is not one of them.

(04/30/2017) Quran Blamed in New U.S. Disease Outbreak.  Measles spread among Somali refugees stretches health system.  Does the Quran really forbid the use of vaccinations?

(04/30/3017) Study Finds Democrats Least Tolerant of Opposing Views.  This study is very limited, but dating services have long found that conservatives are much more willing to date liberals than vice versa.  This is hardly surprising given liberals needs for "safe spaces," their fear of microagressions, and their need to suppress views they don't agree with.

(04/28/2017) Illegals thwart immigration laws with help from lawyers, judges, educators.  Isn't that grounds for little things like disbarment, removal from the bench, and more?  Just asking.

(04/26/2017) Here’s How Wrong Past Environmental Predictions Have Been.  Very wrong.  But we are supposed to believe them now.  Note that this article includes only a tiny fraction of the doomsday scenarios offered up over the years.

(04/24/2017) Rediscovering wisdom of Founding Fathers.  By the end of my 4th grade US history (1961) I believe I knew more US history - and specifically, the Declaration and the Constitution - than the typical college grad knows today.  That stuff was actually taught,  at least in my public school.  These days, are kids are taught far more about our founders failings than their genius. 

(04/24/2017) ‘Communism for Kids’ Turns Deadly Ideology Into a Fairy Tale.  Don't you see?  This time they are going to do it right!  Like socialism in Venezuela. 

(04/23/2017) A Deep Dive Into the Founding.  A couple of books mentioned here look very interesting. 

(04/23/2017) How Liberals Are Poisoning The Minds Of Young Americans.  Seems harsh, but please read it.  Everything in this article is absolutely true.

(04/23/2017) The Marches for Democrats, as Reported by the Liberal Media.  Suffice it to say, a march for "science" it was not.  Just another effort to promote the narrative that global warming, evolution and an unlimited number of "genders" is based on science.  But we knew that as soon as the march was announced.  Update: Here is more - March for Science a Dud.  

(04/21/2017) University Student Senate Votes Against American Flag for This Reason.  Because “the concept of United States of America and patriotism is different for every individual.”  I've got news for these students: If your concept of the flag is that you don't want to see it, then you are definitely NOT patriotic.  And the question begs itself: if your concept is that the USA is so lousy, then why should taxpayers be financing your education?

(04/18/2017) Claremont Snowflakes Write Hair-brained Open Letter Characterizing Truth as a 'Myth.'  College age kids have always felt they were smarter and wiser than everyone else.  The problem today is that college faculty and administrators have yet to grow up themselves and encourage students in their immature ways.  I would argue that students regress is maturity and wisdom during their college years.  Related: Since when did people start going to college to get stupid?  Good question.

(04/13/2017) Leftists are mean!  Of course they are.

(04/12/2017) Metastasizing Academic Cancer.  Time for parents, donors and legislators to take action.  The time may have come, but few seem willing.

(04/12/2017) So much for ‘bake that cake’: TIME mag interviews ‘Christian’ who won’t provide services to Melania Trump.  "Christian" is the person's name, not his faith.  I think the MSM has made its message clear - refuse service to conservatives and you are a brave person standing up for your principles.  Refuse service because of your Christian faith, and you are a bigoted hater.

 

(04/10/2017) March For Science Descending Into Farce.  It has always been a political stunt by the Left, so this is not surprising.  The Democrats claim to be the "party of science," but it seems they have omitted biology (and other fields) out of their definition of "science."

 

(04/08/2017) Deadly Utilitarianism: The Danger of Measuring Human Worth by Production.  Don't fall into the trap.  Every life has value.

(04/08/2017) Mother Held Her 22-Week-Old Premature Baby for an Hour Until He Died After Doctors Refused Care.  Nothing like socialized medicine (this was in Great Britain).

(04/08/2017) CNN’s interview with Syrian backfires on Dem narrative Big Time.  He said that refugees don't want to come to the US, they want to be able to go back to Syria.  Which is a lot harder if they are shipped to the US or Europe, rather than settling (temporarily) in the immediate area.

(04/08/2017) Idaho’s $4.3 Million Solar Project Generates Enough Energy to Run ONE Microwave Oven.  Well, microwaves do use a fair amount of power, but I wouldn't call this a good use of taxpayer dollars.

 

(04/07/2017) Dobson: Christians Need Mass Exodus from Public Schools.  While our education system is failing us, all the way through college, most can't afford to opt out of public schools.  Of course, we should be fighting for school choice - this is our best bet. 

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