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
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(12/16/2019) In Survey, UC Berkeley Prof. Finds Most Students ‘Passionate’ About ‘Israeli Occupation’ Can’t Find Palestinian Territories on Map. Just face it, our education system is doing a pretty lousy job, top to bottom.
(12/11/2019) Poll: Democrats consider Obama a better president than George Washington. Republicans got a lot of flack for preferring Trump to Lincoln, but at least they favored Washington over Trump. For Democrats, Obama is preferred over Washington by more than 2 to 1. What does this tell us more about: the state of public education or the state of the Democrats?
(12/07/2019) WaPo Media Writer: How Can Journalists Get More People to Support Impeachment? I know no one seriously considers "journalists" to be unbiased, but just how blatant they are is astounding. And some of the blatant ones still don't admit that they are biased!
(12/06/2019) Activists Vow Protests as Betsy DeVos Calls for Greater Protection of the Accused on Campus. The logic solution is just let the legal system handle sexual assault cases - just exactly what they should do. So why don't they? Because the accused has rights in the legal system.
(11/24/2019) Irony alert – sales of Warren's 'Billionaire tears' mugs enrich a billionaire. It isn't a big deal, but when you are "against" so many things, this kind of thing is more likely to happen.
(11/20/2019) Scientists: Dishonest or Afraid? When you have an agenda to push, what's a little dishonesty? Especially when there is money to be had, and none if you are honest.
(11/14/2019) More Non-Climate Scientists Warn of a Climate Emergency. From an environmental perspective, the earth will be no worse off in 20 years (or 30 years or 40 years or ...) than it is today, unless.... The only way it will be worse is if environmental whackos have their way and people are reduced to burning wood to say warm. How can you recognize an environmentalist than needs to be taken seriously? It is the one who says we must ramp up nuclear power (and hydro would be a plus). Guess what? Probably 99% of "environmentalists" not only don't want to ramp them up, they want to dismantle what we already have! All this fear-mongering (and proposed "solutions) is doing far more damage to the earth than fossil fuels could ever dream of.
(11/07/2019) History Has Shown That Socialism Isn't the Cure. That may be, but I don't think we teach much genuine history any more.
(11/07/2019) The Jeffrey Epstein Story Is A Giant Rats’ Nest That Needs Dogged Investigation. The Left has politicized everything - and that includes sex crimes. If crimes or allegations can hurt conservatives - go for it. If they can hurt Democrats and progressives, cover them up. And Epstein didn't kill himself. Seriously. He could blackmail or finger scads of prominent people. He was definitely not the type to go quietly and not take down plenty of others with him.
(11/05/2019) Spaced out: 1 in 6 adults believes our entire galaxy is called 'Earth.' This is Great Britain, but given the sorry state of much of out public education, I'm not sure we'd do much better.
(11/04/2019) The Military-Intelligence Complex. Worth reading, as with the case for all Victor Davis Hanson articles.
(10/29/2019) University Students Need ‘Trigger Warning’ to Study Grimm’s Fairy Tales. No they don't. They need to be treated like adults, not little children. This story refers t a university in Scotland, but our education system is a total mess and a near total failure, and is only getting worse.
(10/11/2019) 14 Times American Companies Self-Censored Or Apologized To Appease Communist China. Far too many Americans are willing to sell all their principles for cash. Sad.
(10/05/2019) Beware the 'Right-Wing Media Machine'? I bet you didn't know that there was a Right Wing Media Machine. There isn't.
(10/03/2019) San Francisco neighborhood forced to give up protective boulders used to discourage homeless camping. It is bad enough when government officials focus on trivialities (banning plastic straws) when things are falling apart all around them and they refuse to act. It is even worse when people privately try to deal with the problems the government refuses to deal with, and the government steps in ad forces them to stop and undoes their efforts. For shame!
(09/22/2019) Youth Climate Strike. If you thought this whole "youth movement to save the planet" was about saving the planet, you would be wrong. It is about the entire package of Leftist trope. They say so themselves. Many of these kids are saying that it is pointless to get an education when the world is going to end, anyway. First they must save the world. Well, I almost wish they'd skip their education and discover they made a big boo-boo when the world doesn't end on schedule. But they are just kids being used by adults who will never have to pay a price for the damage they are doing. But the kids will.
(09/14/2019) How best to promote the "Green New Deal?" By blaming everything on "global warning," whoops, I mean "climate change." Now some are promoting "climate disruption." Her are a few of the latest examples. Climate alarmism floods Hurricane Dorian coverage and Liberals Are Starting To Push…Cannibalism?! This Is Insane and AOC says Miami will be gone ‘in a few years’ unless the Green New Deal gets passed.
(09/11/2019) On Anniversary of 9-11, CNN Says ‘Right-Wingers Are America’s Deadliest Terrorists.’ The Left and the MSM are doing everything in their power to divide and destroy this country. Does CNN realize that around half the country qualifies as "right-wing?" And no, were are not terrorists, and no, we are not committing violence now. That would be the left-wing "antifa" and others of their ilk.
(09/09/2019) This Just Keeps Happening!… Ship Full of Global Warming Religionists Gets Stuck in Arctic Ice. Should this be filed under humor? None will learn anything from their experience, however.
(09/07/2019) NY Times plays victim after politics editor's racist and Jew-hating tweets exposed. Well, they see it as their job to hold others to standards, not themselves.
(09/06/2019) What If Americans Wanted Freedom As Much As Hong Kongers Do? We Americans have been giving up a little bit of our freedom year after year after year. Every time we turn another responsibility over to government, we lose some freedom. We have lost varying degrees of religious freedom, freedom of conscience, freedom of speech and more. The Trump administration has started to reverse some of this, but not all. Anyone who watched the "climate change" forum with the Dem presidential candidates will know that they believe that they need to "change the habits" of the American people. How? By government coercion, taking away even more of our freedoms. We better hope and pray and act to we get back on the right track before it is too late.
(09/03/2019) CNN Analyst So Triggered By The Word “Hijacking” She Accuses All White Male Republicans Of Being Terrorists. I really don't know what it takes to be a CNN analyst. Obviously no critical thinking skills are required; perhaps no thinking skills at all.
(08/07/2019) Trump Supporters Clean Up West Baltimore And The Liberal Media Are Irritated. As well they should be. These are Democrats strongholds, populated by Democrats. Neither their government nor the citizens as individuals have shown any inclination to do anything about the problem. So yeah, they should be embarrassed that a bunch of conservative Trump supporters have started doing what they should have been doing all along.
(07/30/2019) San Francisco denizens try to chase out the homeless by declaring them bad for the environment. Actually, homelessness is bad for the environment. But that begs the question: why is in then acceptable in some neighborhoods and not in others. And a shelter (which is what is being proposed) is probably a lot better for the environment than camping on the streets, so ....
(07/30/2019) Clinton Library refuses to hand over info on Bill's ties to Epstein. Gee, why in the world would they not want to turn over this information?
(07/25/2019) 'Mini AOC' ends parody videos after receiving 'death threats,' 'harassment' from the left, family says. While we shouldn't be surprised at this, we should be fighting back more. The Left has been remarkably successful at silencing people who disagree with them (conservatives, Christians, and little kids). We should not let them get away with it.
(07/23/2019) In defiance of science. Suffice it to say that while the Left claims to be "the party of science," in reality, they have it backwards.
(07/16/2019) REPORT: AOC’s 'Green New Deal' Would Send Gas Prices Skyrocketing to $13 Per Gallon. I'm always a little suspicious of "studies" relating to the current political scene. But there is no question that the GND would send energy prices of all kinds skyrocketing.
(07/16/2019) In Face Of Massive Border Crisis, Democrats Tell Americans Citizenship Means Nothing. That pretty much sums it up. In fact, non-citizens are often getting better treatment than citizens. in many cities, Democrats are releasing illegal criminals to "protect" them, while citizen criminals remain behind bars. And taxpayer paid benefits to illegal, non-citizens?
(07/12/2019) A New Plan for Keeping NASA's Oldest Explorers Going. Did you realize that two spacecraft over 40 years old are still sending back data, though several billion miles away?
(07/10/2019) Courts Advance Ridiculous Legal Theory To Force Trump To Listen To Twitter Hecklers. And it is ridiculous. Trump can't block anyone on Twitter? Of course, the ruling applies to far more people than Trump. Basically, according to the courts, if you are a public figure with a Twitter account, you cannot block anybody. What total nonsense!
(07/06/2019) Trump Delivers ‘Salute To America’ As Americans Brave Pouring Rain On The National Mall. No, the event was not a campaign rally, it wasn't about Trump, it was about America. No, Trump did not declare martial law or threaten his opponents with the military. In short, none of the crazy predictions of the Democrat candidates came true. Will they learn anything from this? No. Most of the MSM chose not to cover the event. Why? Because they are Democrats and bought into the campaign rally meme.
(06/10/2019) The 2020 News Cycle Will Look Very Different. This Victor Davis Hanson summarizes things quite nicely.
(06/10/2019) Capitalism Makes Miracles; Socialism Makes Dust. This is a pretty good summary of the reality of both.
(06/01/2019) The Good (Christian) News You Didn’t Hear From India. First, there is bad news. The national government is very anti-Christian. Didn't know that? Neither did I, but India now ranks as the 10th worst country for Christians. The good news? More and more Are becoming Christian in India.
(05/28/2019) Another Catholic Church Vandalized, Ignored By Mainstream Media. This is in Winnipeg. Ask yourself a simple question: who would want to go around vandalizing churches? I do wonder how much we would learn about these things if we had to rely on the MSM.
(05/25/2019) Socialist Promises. This is another excellent Walter Williams column. My own addendum: what is the common theme than permeates most socialist programs? They are designed to reward people who have made poor decisions in life by penalizing (taxing, etc.) people who have made good decisions.
(05/19/2019) The Guardian: Call it “climate emergency”, not “climate change.” Try as they might, the climate alarmists are not getting enough people to sign up. Solution? Well, it can't be that the science doesn't actually back them, so ramp up the rhetoric.
(05/07/2019) ‘But it’s ok when YOU do it, right?!’ EducatëdHillbilly OWNS ThinkProgress’ Judd Legum in BRUTAL thread listing Lefty hoaxes. In short , it is fine to ban conservatives from social media, yet not ban Lefties for the same and worse. How does this happen? Those on the Left are justified and those on the Right are not. Simple, no?
(04/26/2019) STUPIDITY: New York City Law Bans Hot Dogs To Stop Climate Change . How does it to have so many of our biggest cities run by idiots. Oh, and by the way. Plastic bag bans are actually bad for the environment, but hey, they make the backers feel morally superior.
(04/26/2019) Massachusetts Judge and Court Officer Indicted for Allegedly Helping Illegal Immigrant Evade ICE Officials. Many judges see their job as pretending the law is what they think it should be rather than what it is.
(04/26/2019) Eradicate Poverty? We Already Know How. Free markets and free enterprise.
(04/26/2019) After Numerous Attacks Against Christians, Portland Police Sends Extra Patrols To Protect Islamic Mosques. This is reference to worldwide attacks against Christians by Muslims. Naturally, Muslims need to be protected against retaliation, though Christians are rarely, if ever, protected in the first place. Question: have there ever been "retaliation" attacks in the USA?
(04/16/2019) Australian Rugby Star Gets Sacked, Multi-Million Dollar Contract Canceled, After Posting a Christian Message on Instagram. it is a shame how Christians impose their values on others by force. Oh, wait....
(04/13/2019) WILLIAMS: Millennials For Socialism. This is specifically about socialism, but is is really a much wider condemnation of our education system. I've heard educators claim"we don't teach kids a bunch of useless facts, we teach them how to think." Setting aside the fact that you can't think very clearly if you don't know a lot of "useless" facts, the bigger problem is that our education system is not even trying to teach kids how to think, they are focused on teaching kids what to think.
(04/11/2019) Chelsea Handler says Trump's 2016 win sent her to a shrink, hooked her on marijuana. Hmm. This says a lot more about Chelsea Handler than it does about Donald Trump.
(04/08/2019) Money in the Toilet – The Billion Dollar Cost of Public Bathrooms. There are many reasons to limit the size of government. The fact that they waste money is one of them. Remember the Wollman Rink in NYC? It was non-functional. The city spent several years and $12 million and failed to fix it. Trump said, "I'll do it," and it was done in 4 months for $2.25 million. Every government project (depending on where it is) involves as many people as possible skimming as much money off the project as possible. Actually doing the project quickly and efficiently limits the possibilities for graft.
(04/04/2019) Texas Teacher Assigns Anti-Trump Essay as Class Homework. This is just the latest from those who claim it is just the Right trying to impose their values on everyone else. I'd have no problem with this if they also assigned an anti-Obama or anti_Hillary essay as well.
(03/31/2019) ‘Exactly When Did You Think America Was Great?’ Says Eric Holder. Here’s the Answer. Holder doesn't believe America was ever great. Friends, the Left hates America and is working hard to make it just another socialist mediocrity. We should love our country and should all be working hard to make America everything our founders dreamed it should be.
(03/27/2019) Greenland Glacier Reverses Course, Growing Again After Shrinking for Years. Only temporary, they say. But some are realizing that our temperatures are most closely related to solar activity and that activity is expected to be entering a period of less activity (fewer sunspots), resulting in lower temperatures. No, the world isn't going to end in 12 years, we don't need to take drastic action to save it. Drastic action would not accomplish anything since the USA is not the biggest culprit in CO2 emissions (China and India are, and there is no way they are going to destroy their economies to "save" the planet). And over the last couple decades we are practically the only industrial country to reduce said emissions.
(03/19/2019) In The Coffee Shop at the End of the World With Beto O’Rourke. Based on prior predictions concerning "global warming," or "climate change," or whatever, it is already far too late to save the world and we are already done for. Just to be sure the world hasn't ended, I just went outside to check - just in case I missed it. Nope. Everything is fine. I am going to make a simple statement and as Steven Crowder says, "Prove me wrong." This whole global warming business is not science.
(03/09/2019) Trump Signed Bibles In Alabama And People Can’t Handle It. Speaking for myself, I don't believe I'd want my Bible signed by anyone. But I also think that if someone wants their Bible signed, then the autographer should sign it for the autographee. The simple fact is that no matter what Trump does, those on the Left are going to whine and complain.
(03/05/2019) Leftist Indoctrination in Maine Classrooms Gets Green Light From GOP Legislators. Why can't GOP politicians stand up for what they believe? And if they don't believe it, then they should just join the Democrats.
(03/01/2019) Activists Take Over Colorado Education. It isn't a pretty picture, and we don't seem inclined to do much about it. Our failed education system is the main reason our country is in the mess it is, and it is only getting worse. Conservative politicians tend to be reluctant to impose their will, even when they have majority support. Liberals are more than happy to impose their will, whether they have support or not. They rarely pay a price for doing so.
(02/26/2019) Darwin Devolves by Michael Behe: Another Huge Advance Against Darwinism and for Intelligent Design. All the work being done on DNA and genetics throw more cold water on the theory of (macro) evolution. But you won't hear much about it. Why? Because evolution has been officially declared "science" and nothing is permitted to contradict it!
(02/20/2019) The Greatest Scandal In the History of Science. Yes, the whole global warming business is mostly bs. The trouble is, it is actually worse than bs, since so much of the data has been falsified in order to promote the notion that temperatures have been dramatically rising. Factually speaking, temperatures on earth are highly correlated with sunspot activity. Since it looks like we are heading into a period of low activity, I predict that worldwide temperatures will actually drop over the next 12 years - the time we are given before the end of the world due to GW. Sadly, science has been thoroughly politicized by the Left, just as they politicize everything.
(02/11/2019) College Students Love Ocasio-Cortez’s Green New Deal… Until They Find Out What’s Really In It. Don't expect any of our educators, media or entertainers to help students know what is actually in the GND.
(01/28/2019) Bad Ideas Are Born in Bad Universities. And, sad to say, most our universities, their faculties and their administrations are bad.
(01/28/2019) Attack of the Techno-Lynch Mob. The progressives smell blood and they smell victory. The media, academia, entertainment, even much of the corporate world is on their side. The question is, are we going to roll over and play dead, or are we going to fight back? How do we fight back? While we shouldn't ignore politics, bring people to Christ and hence bring our country back to its Christian roots is our only hope in the long term.
(01/27/2019) Exposing the Times’ anti-Christian bias. Well, it hardly needs exposing since it is there for anyone with eyes to see. The problem is that far too many Americans are closing their eyes to many obvious things.
(01/23/2019) Isn’t it rich? New Dem representative tweets slander about the Covington High boys. Everything in her tweet is demonstrably false. Can she be sued?
(01/22/2019) The Real Climate-Change Deniers: Exposing a Mainstream Myth. Good article. The fact is, the Left has politicized science and sadly, far too many serious scientists have kept silent for fear of professional repercussions.
(01/21/2019) NYC’s $15/hr minimum wage law has kicked in, and guess what… Only one guess necessary - lots of people losing their jobs because their business can't afford the new wage. And all the while the mayor and other Lefties are patting themselves on the back. This was predicted and ignored, because being on the Left means seeing things as you think they ought to be, not as they are.
(01/13/2019) Savage gets death threats, moves to secret location. Email threatens massacre if restaurant lets him dine. Can you imagine what the press coverage would be if we on the Right were behaving like those on the Left?
(01/10/2019) The Great Issue of Our Time… The issue has to do with the fact that a huge number of people are actually amazed - and consider it "bizarre" - that one 18" pizza contains more pizza than 2 12" pizzas.