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  • Heterosexuality Without Women

    09/18/2019 6:10:11 AM PDT · by Salman · 29 replies
    LOS ANGELES REVIEW OF BOOKS ^ | 05/20/2019 | Greta LaFleur
    There’s a lot to look at in this image. At first glance, one sees the anonymity of Norman Rockwell’s mid-century America: the house-unparticular porch, the timelessness of the couple form. Take another look and the pillars supporting the unseen roof of the porch start to resemble the Ionic columns of the White House, the background becoming a gesture or a promise of possibility. You begin to see the image in the aggregate, and the couple, girded by a backdrop literally overwhelmed by the household, becomes the timelessness of the entire image. This photo also tells a profound story about whiteness,...
  • Has America Become One of the Most Evil Nations on the Entire Planet?

    09/17/2019 2:34:09 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 39 replies
    Silver Bear Cafe ^ | 9/13/19 | Michael Snyder
    Has America Become One of the Most Evil Nations on the Entire Planet?Michael Snyder How will history remember us?  As Americans, we like to think that we are a light to the world and that other countries should be using us as a model for how to properly do things.  But the truth is that we have become unspeakably evil, and after reading this entire article I doubt that there will be anyone that will disagree with me.  And while it is certainly true that there are quite a few other nations that are also tremendously evil, none have fallen...
  • Anti "Hate Has No Place Here" Lawn Signs

    09/17/2019 11:03:13 AM PDT · by AbolishCSEU · 28 replies
    Found a FANTASTIC website offering counter "hate has no place here" lawn signs implying that only the LEFT is loving (anything but.)
  • "This Man Receives Sinners" (Sermon on Luke 15:1-10)

    09/14/2019 10:56:29 PM PDT · by Charles Henrickson · 1 replies ^ | September 15, 2019 | The Rev. Charles Henrickson
    “This Man Receives Sinners” (Luke 15:1-10) “This Man Receives Sinners.” So said the Pharisees and the scribes about Jesus. They meant it as an insult: “This man receives sinners.” We hear those same words, and we take them as the most wonderful good news: “This man receives sinners!” I guess it depends on what you think about “this man,” Jesus, and whether or not you put yourself in the category of “sinners.” Our text is the Holy Gospel for today, from Luke 15. First, let’s set the stage and identify the players in this drama. There’s Jesus, of course, the...

    09/14/2019 7:44:48 AM PDT · by RArtfulogerDodger · 40 replies
    Adina Kutnicki Blog ^ | 9/12/2019 | Adina Kutnicki
    IF aliens dropped in from Mars, well, they could be forgiven for thinking that a Town Hall meeting titled ‘Hate Crimes’ – in partnership with CAIR – is a beneficial public service. But the reality is the polar opposite on a multiplicity of levels. Dangerously so. Indictable. INTERSECTING LEVELS & INDICTMENTS:....Ominously, the upcoming pow-wow is coming from the most jacked-up Jihadi arena imaginable; that which is primed to explode – and CAIR is completely linked into said nexus of terror! Said charges are backed-up at an attached SCRIBD Counterterrorism Report (see below), and it is more than telling that St....
  • California Set to Outlaw Independent Truckers [semi-satire]

    09/13/2019 5:44:20 PM PDT · by John Semmens · 8 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 15 Sep 2019 | John Semmens
    Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom has said he will sign legislation that the California Trucking Association claims "will put tens of thousands of owner-operator truckers, who service agriculture, retail and other industry sectors, out of business." Newsom called owner-operated trucking "a no longer needed vestige of the past. I know that there is a certain kind of nostalgia for these modern day 'cowboys' driving goods around the state. But in the progressive future we envision for our state and the nation independent truckers are outside of the role required for a socially cooperative model of how the economy should operate. It...
  • Religion at heart of resistance in the age of Trump

    09/13/2019 10:24:09 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 56 replies
    United Press International ^ | September. 13. 2019 | Ali A Olomi, Religion News Service
    "They hate religion," New York Times columnist Timothy Egan wrote recently in a column titled "Why People Hate Religion," "because, at a moment to stand up and be counted on the right side of history, religion is used as moral cover for despicable behavior." This is true only if you see religion as synonymous with white evangelical Christianity, the group that, polls confirm, shows high support for President Donald Trump. While Egan tips his hat to Catholics who are doing charitable work, it's clear that by "religion" he means the religious right. But there are many of us people of...
  • Top this? Presidential candidates get covered in Yiddishkeit

    09/13/2019 9:09:40 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    Jewish News Syndicate ^ | September 12, 2019 | Jackson Richman
    Along with giving out kipot to put on one’s head, Marc Daniels, a published author and the director of an independent marketing and consulting company, is also seeking to get wearers and non-wearers—from presidential candidates to others—to think about how people can come together amid modern-day divisiveness. It started back in 2015, when Daniels, 64, who grew up in Des Moines, Iowa, and now lives in the Illinois capital of Springfield, went to his first rally for then-presidential candidate Donald Trump. “I was trying to figure out a way to stand out in the crowd, and I took a kipah...
  • Israeli Archaeologists Believe They’ve Found City Where Jesus Appeared After Resurrection

    09/10/2019 8:27:19 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    CBN News ^ | September 5, 2019 | Emily Jones
    JERUSALEM, Israel – Archaeologists in Israel say they may have discovered the true location of Emmaus, the Biblical town where Jesus first appeared to two of his followers after being crucified and resurrected. Haaretz reports that researchers found the massive 2,200-year-old walls of a Hellenistic fortification believed to have been built by the Seleucid general who defeated Judah the Maccabee, the Jewish leader spoken of in the Hanukkah story. Since 2017, a Franco-Israeli team has been excavating a hill overlooking Jerusalem known as Kiriath Yearim, an area believed to be where the Ark of the Covenant was kept for 20...
  • "'Blessed Is the Man': Really, Lord?" (Sermon on Psalm 1 and Luke 14:25-35)

    09/07/2019 9:09:20 PM PDT · by Charles Henrickson · 3 replies ^ | September 8, 2019 | The Rev. Charles Henrickson
    “‘Blessed Is the Man’: Really, Lord?” (Psalm 1; Luke 14:25-35) Please turn with me once again to Psalm 1, in the front of your hymnal. We sang this psalm earlier in the service, but now I’d like us to speak together the first three verses. Psalm 1, verses 1 through 3: Blessed is the man who walks not in the counsel of the wicked, nor stands in the way of sinners, nor sits in the seat of scoffers; but his delight is in the law of the LORD, and on his law he meditates day and night. He is like...
  • Texas: Muslim murders his sister’s friend in honor killing

    09/04/2019 1:01:13 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 22 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | 9/4/19 | Robert Spencer
    for encouraging his sister to marry a Christian Islamic law forbids Muslim women to marry non-Muslim men. And there will be much, much more of this in America: Muslims commit 91 percent of honor killings worldwide. The Palestinian Authority gives pardons or suspended sentences for honor murders. Iraqi women have asked for tougher sentences for Islamic honor murderers, who get off lightly now. Syria in 2009 scrapped a law limiting the length of sentences for honor killings, but “the new law says a man can still benefit from extenuating circumstances in crimes of passion or honour ‘provided he serves a...
  • Mattel releasing Day of the Dead Barbie

    09/04/2019 1:37:03 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    KAMR-TV ^ | August 30, 2019 | Fox News
    The doll maker paying tribute to Mexican culture with a limited-edition Barbie. The new doll is inspired by Catrina makeup to celebrate Día de Los Muertos. (FOX NEWS) – Mattel is paying tribute to Mexican culture with a limited-edition Barbie. The toymaker launching a new doll inspired by the holiday Día de Los Muertos. Celebrated from October 21st through November 2nd, it’s a time to remember the lives of those who have passed away. The Barbie doll is dressed in traditional day of the dead attire including a full face of Catrina makeup and a crown made of Marigold Flowers...
  • ILHAN OMAR FEELS THE HEAT (Affair and marriage to her brother)

    09/03/2019 10:38:24 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 22 replies
    Powerline ^ | September 3, 2019 | Scott Johnson
    Of all the scandals in which Ilhan Omar is enmeshed, one might think the Daily Mail’s revelation this past July of her affair with political consultant Tim Mynett would be the least of them. The news last week of Beth Mynett’s divorce filing, however, has begun to disillusion a Somali community that has taken Omar at face value. Not cool — not cool at all, and it has thrown Omar off her game. Omar’s denial of the affair is a lie that is both obvious and bald-faced. She has therefore run from the tabloid newspapers and the local media as...
  • Jewish Rabbis and Disloyalty

    09/01/2019 5:45:41 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 14 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 8/25/19 | Ilya Feoktistov
    Like the boy in the tale of the emperor’s new clothes, President Trump has once again spoken a taboo truth: Some American Jews seem to be more loyal to an increasingly anti-Jewish and far-left Democratic Party than they are to the Jewish people. That’s not necessarily an immoral position for most American Jews to take: As individuals, they have no concrete duty of loyalty to the Jewish people, and it is their absolute right to seek stronger allegiances through political, rather than through religious or ethnic affinity. But American Jewish leaders, picked and paid as such by the Jewish community,...
  • 'Will & Grace' star celebrates sign calling black Trump voters mentally ill

    08/31/2019 11:04:04 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 50 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 31, 2019 | Sam Dorman
    Actress Debra Messing appears to have endorsed an Alabama church's message that black supporters of President Trump are mentally ill. The "Will & Grace" star responded "THANK YOU #Alabama" Saturday to a tweet about a Baptist church in Birmingham that displayed a sign reading: "A black vote for Trump is mental illness." The other side of the sign reportedly accused white Trump supporters of racism. According to WVTM, the church's pastor claimed that Trump voters supported "institutionalized racism."
  • "Was Jesus Making the Sabbath Day a Labor Day?" (Sermon on Luke 14:1-14)

    08/31/2019 9:51:22 PM PDT · by Charles Henrickson · 13 replies ^ | September 1, 2019 | The Rev. Charles Henrickson
    “Was Jesus Making the Sabbath Day a Labor Day?” (Luke 14:1-14) Many of you know that I grew up in the most Jewish neighborhood in the city of Chicago. Lots of Jewish families on every block. The family next door to us were Orthodox Jews, meaning that they tried to keep the laws of Judaism, literally, very religiously. I remember one time they hired my sister to come over next door to their place on Saturdays, so that she could turn on the air conditioner for them, since that was considered work, and they were not supposed to do any...
  • IMPORTANT- prayer needed -Updates183, 228, 278,311,346,376,427

    08/31/2019 6:24:47 PM PDT · by terart · 517 replies
    Hi all, I am asking for immediate prayer for a friend of mine's daughter GRACIE. She is 20 and pregnant. She had a reaction to a fungal infection cream and went to the hospital. In the hospital she got a bed sore which turned into a staph infection. Her legs are so swollen she can 't walk and they have her on a high dosage of morphine. The minute they lower it she loses it...too much pain. The doctors are very concerned she may not make it. Would truly appreciate any prayer warriors out there to take a moment...Thank you...
  • American Catholic Marxist Bishops' 'Compassionate Concern' For Migrants Doesn't Extend to Home Born

    08/31/2019 9:27:05 AM PDT · by CharlesOConnell · 4 replies
    Freep | 08-31-2019 | CharlesOconnell
    Catholic Intellectual and Man's Man, Hilaire Belloc, of 'Europe & the Faith' fame, noted the astonishing idea that 'the barbarians at Rome's gates were not trying to destroy Rome, they wanted in to BECOME ROMANS'. The migrants who are dying to get into America, would find no 'there there', no America worth dying to get to, if Marxist-Catholic American Bishops had their way. The American Bishops have just gone around the debates two generations ago during the Cold War, about the primary necessity of PRIVATE PROPERTY to ensure stability of societies for families and children. Now everything is 'compassion for...
  • Muslim leaders: 2020 Democrats ignoring our community

    08/30/2019 7:59:03 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    The Politico ^ | August 30, 2019 | Holly Otterbein
    Many Muslim activists and operatives already felt all but neglected by the Democratic presidential candidates. Now, as most 2020 contenders are set to skip what is billed as the largest annual gathering of Muslims in the country this weekend, they’re growing increasingly fearful that Democrats may miss an opportunity to mobilize their community against President Donald Trump next year. Only two Democratic hopefuls, Bernie Sanders and Julián Castro, have confirmed they are going to the Islamic Society of North America’s convention. Organizers said they invited every candidate polling above 1 percent to participate in the presidential forum, as well as...
  • America’s Future: Childless, Godless, Unpatriotic

    08/26/2019 8:16:46 AM PDT · by C19fan · 68 replies
    American Conservative ^ | August 25, 2019 | Rod Dreher
    It is the summer of our discontent, according to a new NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll. Excerpts: The latest NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll finds that — despite Americans’ overall satisfaction with the state of the U.S. economy and their own personal finances — a majority say they are angry at the nation’s political and financial establishment, anxious about its economic future, and pessimistic about the country they’re leaving for the next generation. “Four years ago, we uncovered a deep and boiling anger across the country engulfing our political system,” said Democratic pollster Jeff Horwitt of Hart Research Associates, which...