Illness Brings Out the Sick

After her unexpected illness and surgery, Melania Trump wrote on Twitter:
“A sincere thank you to Walter Reed Medical Unit @WRBethesda & to all who have send good wishes & prayers! I am feeling great & look forward to getting back home @WhiteHouse soon.”

What followed was sickening.
The majority of comments were fine, but some were over the top. What kind of people react like this?

Here’s a sample of what people said to her or posted:

“Did you meet any good doctors who could give your husband a brain transplant?”

“Nice formulation, at home means what? Slovenia?”

“It would be so nice if they kept the average American in the hospital 6 days and get the treatment you got”

“Don’t worry, Melania. There are good people working to obtain your release.”

Can you imagine any of this slime directed at Michelle Obama?

Markle Loses Sparkle

Right now Prince Harry’s fiance, Meghan Markle, is the darling of both Brits and Americans.

After all, she is one of us, right? American. She is glamorous; she wears clothes well; she looks good with Princess Diana’s son.

Everyone hopes it’s another Happily ever after story, just as we figured in July of 1981 that Charles and Diana’s marriage would be.

I hope it is. But before everyone gets all dewy eyed at Saturday’s wedding, there are a few things about Ms. Markle that may not, well sparkle, in many Americans’ eyes.

For instance, she’s a rabid never Trumper. Here she is mouthing off to the leftist British newspaer The Guardian:

According to the UK Independent:

In May 2016, Ms Markle was asked on The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore how she thought the momentum surrounding Mr Trump could be stopped.

She replied: “It’s really the moment that I go, we film Suits in Toronto and I might just stay in Canada.

“I mean come on, if that’s reality we are talking about, come on, that is a game changer in terms of how we move in the world here.

”Yes of course Trump is divisive. Think about just female voters alone.

“I think it was in 2012, the Republican Party lost the female vote by 12 points. That’s a huge number and with as misogynistic as Trump is and so vocal about it, that’s a huge chunk of it.

“You’re not just voting for a woman if it’s Hillary because she’s a woman, but certainly because Trump has made it easy to see that you don’t really want that kind of world that he’s painting.”

Prince Harry is reportedly critical of the President in private, sources told US Weekly, although Kensington Palace denied the claims.

The resurfacing of Ms Markle’s comments come after Mr Trump’s state visit to the UK was put on hold following large protests.

Her fiancée met Melania Trump at the Invictus Games in Toronto in September during Ms Trump’s first solo foreign trip as First Lady. Prince Harry posed for the pictures in an unusual way, holding his jacket with one hand and prompting conspiracy theorists to claim he was making the sign of the devil horn with his fingers.

That’s interesting because Harry doesn’t seem to be that concerned about God or the devil. He’s not particularly religious as most Brits – who aren’t Muslims – don’t seem to be anymore.

Nor has his conduct been exemplary. Remember his naked Las Vegas romp with this picture on the front pages of the tabloids?

His shenanigans didn’t stay in Vegas.

Then there was his Nazi uniform scandal. He wore a crude Nazi uniform complete with swastika armband to a private party. His late teen years were full of hell raising, excessive drinking, smoking pot and taking a swing at photographers.

President Trump knows that things said and done in younger years don’t necessarily represent the true person. They would be wise to be similarly gracious.

Don’t think that will happen.

Here’s Why We Need the Electoral College

Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) has it out for the electoral college. That’s because she believes the liberal coasts with their high populations should decide the rulers of the rest of us.

Here’s a good video defending the Electoral College:

You can expect the Dems will be pushing this drivel more and more as 2020 approaches. Funny, they were all for the electoral college in December of 2016 when they hoped to get an elector to flip.

Politics in the Hospital

There haven’t been posts lately because a 93 year old aunt fell ill to sepsis and was put in hospice care here Sunday.
We watched her hang on into Day 6 with only oxygen and pain killers. No iv’s, no fluids, no water, no food. People who went through the Depression and World War II were tough. She once told the story of a hot, dusty summer day in the Depression. Her parents, dead tired as night approached, had the evening and rest disrupted when a cow somehow injured itself and would not survive. Her dad had to kill and butcher it, while her mother got ready to go back in the hot kitchen to can the meat, tears running down her face.

They were tough and death was always a possibility.

Surprisingly, my aunt was a smoker, too, defying all the warnings about cigarettes. We watched as she amazingly kept breathing in her sad, withered body.

She ate whatever she wanted, as well. Cream and butter figured into a lot of her recipes. I doubt kale or microgreens ever went into her recipes.

I thought about that when I went to the hospital cafeteria. It was filled with chips, but only the Baked! kind. Full racks were everywhere, but I didn’t see people taking them. That’s Michelle Obama’s legacy; insisting that people follow her dietary beliefs whether they wanted to or not.

Meanwhile, the cook behind the sneeze bar grill had a big basket of fries he put in the oil. People were buying those, as well as hamburgers, eggs, sausage and biscuits.

Michelle and the Left’s perseverance ends up in things such as that – making their fellow Americans’ lives fall under their jurisdiction. They don’t care about life – they are pushing for euthanasia and wallow in abortion. They infect hospital politics as well as school, finances and security.

That’s all they have.

My aunt was a Republican, by the way, but you knew that.

Anna Wintour Hits Catholics

Vogue editor and fashion priestess Anna Wintour handles the annual gala at New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art. It’s reportedly not a fun event, but it is a must for any celebrity who can worm his/her way into it. Supposedly it benefits the Museum, but many have criticized that it brings in very little for it.

This year’s participants were asked to incorporate a Catholic theme into their clothes. You knew that would be pro religion, didn’t you? Snark off. It’s hard to imagine P. Diddy and others as wearing a tribute to the Catholic faith, but they did.

Although New York’s Cardinal Timothy Dolan gave it a thumbs up, you be the judge of whether these costumes border on the sacrilegious.
Kim Kardashian, epitome of modesty:


Jennifer Lopez, too:

Darren Criss, whoever he is:

Stella Maxwell:

Alessandro Michele, Lana Del Rey, and Jared Leto:

Chadwick Boseman:

And there are more here:https://pagesix.com/2018/05/07/hollywood-descends-upon-the-met-gala/slide-48/

Look who also showed up:

Huma Abedin doesn’t appear to be feeling any pressure from the email or Weiner scandal.

Now the Romneys have been fully embraced by the New York Glitterati.

So has Jenna Bush Hager.

Does This Sound Familiar?

The owners of the Denver Post do not live in that city. They are Alden Global Capital, a hedge fund in New York.

Charles Plunkett, the editorial page editor of that newspaper, wrote an editorial sharply criticizing Alden. He wrote, “Since Alden took control, the decline of local news has been as obvious as it’s been precipitous…The smart money is that in a few years The Denver Post will be rotting bones. And a major city in an important political region will find itself without a newspaper.”

Plunkett didn’t like that the fund had laid off hundreds of employees at the newspaper. He included in his column a photo of the staff in 2013 when they won a Pulitzer and one of the current situation. It went viral.

Management didn’t like that and Plunkett resigned yesterday. He then said, ““It’s a tragedy what Alden Global Capital is doing to its newsrooms and what it’s doing to The Denver Post. It’s an act of apostasy to our profession and I could no longer abide it.”

That’s the way it’s going, isn’t it?

Local news gets chopped and then the parent company, as Gannett is doing here to the Commercial Appeal, cuts staff and fills in with the propaganda they want to push. That negates the whole point of a local newspaper.

There is a market for one, but these owners are hurtling towards Lemmings Leap.

A Lesson in Incivility

The teacher of the year was honored at the White House.

But when it comes to manners and human decency, she has a lot to learn.

Mandy Manning is the English language development teacher at Joel E. Ferris High School’s Newcomer Center in Spokane Washington’s public school district. She was named the 2018 National Teacher of the Year.
When she received her award she wouldn’t shake his hand nor would she speak to him.


Here’s the story from the Washington Post:

” Manning, the 2018 National Teacher of the Year recipient, had brought with her from Spokane, Wash., a stack of letters that her immigrant and refugee students wrote ahead of her trip to the White House, where she accepted the award Wednesday.

“The letters were addressed to the president, and all Manning wanted to do was give them to him.

“Some chronicled their experiences coming to the United States — from Syria, Iraq, Uganda, Burma, El Salvador — because they ‘felt it was important for the president to understand the really rigorous and difficult process and length of time it takes to come to the United States as a refugee,’ Manning said.”

There’s a time and a place for everything, which is something she should know.

As Keith Koffler at White House dossier writes, “So what they are learning from her, apparently, is that this country is not about differences of opinion, but about one opinion, that of liberals, which must prevail. And they are learning to disrespect the office of the presidency, and probably many people and institutions in the country they have come to.

“It’s too bad a woman like this is the gateway to their understanding of this great country. Her ‘teacher of the year’ award should be revoked and she should be fired, since political views, while generally free to be expressed, should not be delivered by teachers to children in public schools.”

Agreed.

Class Act

Probate Court Clerk Paul Boyd shared this on facebook after his loss Tuesday:
THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU

First off, I want each of you to know how much I appreciate and am humbled by your support. The phone calls, texts, FB messages, Likes, Shares and prayers mean so much more than you can know.

I have lost this race for re-election (currently down appx. 4,000 votes) This hurts no doubt. But I have not been robbed of my joy or my gratitude. I am so Thankful for the voters allowing me to serve in this office for 8 years. I was completely at ease with the campaign we ran because of all of the wonderful people I was able to meet out on the trail. It is hard to describe the feeling, when people you don’t know come up to you and tell you all the things they have heard about you or researched on you and why they support you.

So while there will be times when I will want to have a pity party about what I have lost, know that is not who I desire to be. I praise my God and Savior for all His blessings. The Lord giveth and the Lord taketh away, blessed is the name of the Lord. All I need is King Jesus, but how much more wonderful when He embraces you with His hands and arms, God’s people.

So again Thank You and the many more who might not see this post, but have tremendously impacted my life.

Paul

Pushing Sawyer

As I have warned, the Commercial Appeal is fully on board to push Tami Sawyer to election day victory.

Ms. Sawyer is running for the District 7 County Commission seat. In the primary she easily won over her competitors. She now goes on to face Republican candidate Sam Goff.

This is the seat held by Rep. John DeBerry, who often was open minded about voting with the Republicans. Don’t look for any cooperation at all with Ms. Sawyer. She is the one who runs #TakeEmDown901. In December she got a big victory via Mayor Strickland when he took down the Confederate monuments in the dark of night and without any consultation with the voters of Memphis.

Sawyer is not shy in pushing her view of race in Memphis. It’s her focus and overlays everything she does. For this, she gets an attaboy from the newspaper. They have placed her picture and stories about her prominently whenever they can.

They’re at it again today. In the followup story to the election, the top takeaway they have is that “Tami Sawyer wins.” You’d think other races (politically speaking!) would top that of a County Commissioner, but no. The story says the victory was “the culmination of a heady rise for Sawyer, who unsuccessfully challenged state Rep. John DeBerry, D-Memphis, in 2016. Since then, Sawyer has ridden a wave of successes.” Other than the statue removal there are no successes enumerated.

I think getting her on the commission is about equal for them to getting Lee Harris elected Shelby County Mayor. There will be a lot of dirt thrown at her opponent, Sam Goff, and mayoral candidate David Lenoir. As we know from the Trump election – and others – none of it has to be substantiated. They’ll just throw things out there and hope they stick, primarily the racism card.

It’s so easy to do that because it is very difficult to defend yourself from that charge. How do you prove a negative?

We need to fear that once she gets on the Commission she will use that as a stepping stone to higher offices and promoting her own brand of damaging politics.

It’s Lawfare

Lawfare has replaced the word warfare in the Democrat world. In other words, if they can’t get you one way, they will use any bit of the law to destroy you. It’s a really scary proposition.

Listen to Michael Caputo, who joined the Trump campaign, describe what has happened to him.

The intent is to ruin the lives of everyone who worked on the Trump campaign. It’s absolutely disgusting.

Why AG Jeff Sessions doesn’t terminate this farce, is incomprehensible.

I liked this comment on a blog. It succinctly sums up the whole dreadful affair:

There is a joke going around where Rudy agrees to meet Mueller to discuss the case. As they sit down, Mueller starts talking, but Rudy cuts him off with “I know what was on Weiner’s laptop, Bob.”

This whole mess is about 4 things. 1) Punishing Trump’s allies. 2) Democrat fundraising. 3) Democrat Get-Out-The-Vote efforts. 4) Transferring taxpayer dollars to Democrat activists and donors (aka: Mueller’s team)

There is no case, and it isn’t going to court, at least not about anything but trivial side issues. They will keep it limping along for as long as they can. It ends when Mueller gets a bloody nose, or it ends on January 20th, 2025. Those appear to be our options.

Personally, I’ve run all out of Christian forgiveness. I’m ready for a second special counsel to investigate Mueller and his team. I want them facing endless depositions, answering questions like what we saw in the recent leaked (or fictional) question list. And if they failed to do due diligence on the evidence establishing probably cause for the investigation, or if they continued the investigation for even a second beyond the moment when they learned that it was all fiction, I want them charged with sedition, their bank accounts frozen, and every penny of taxpayer money clawed back as the profits of a criminal enterprise. And while they rot in prison planning their appeals, I want the probe to continue backwards over every day of their government “service” so that they can finally face justice for any crimes they committed in the past too. Because everyone knows these guys weren’t honorable men who went astray just now out of the blue.

The Dems want a new civil war. If not fought by arms, fought by law, economics and propaganda.