Heartbeat Bill Advances

Lifesite news reports:

Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee has promised to sign a bill to ban abortions once an unborn baby’s heartbeat is detectable.

The heartbeat bill passed the state legislature this week and is on its way to the pro-life Republican governor’s desk. On Friday, Lee confirmed his support of the bill.

“One of the most important things we can do to be pro-family is to protect the rights of the most vulnerable in our state, and there is none more vulnerable than the unborn,” he wrote on Twitter.

He thanked state leaders for supporting protections for unborn babies and mothers, including Lt. Gov. Randy McNally, House Speaker Cameron Sexton, Senate Majority Leader Jack Johnson and House Leader William Lamberth.

Lee made the pro-life bill one of his top priorities for the legislative session.

“Every human life is precious, and we have a responsibility to protect it,” he said earlier this year.

The Chattanoogan reports state lawmakers expressed strong hopes that the bill will save babies’ lives throughout the state.

State Sen. Dolores Gresham, R-Somerville, one of the lead sponsors, said Tennesseans support protections for unborn babies.

“Tennessee is a state that values life,” Gresham said. “This comprehensive, life-affirming legislation prohibits abortion once a heartbeat has been detected. I am very pleased it has been passed to protect those who are unable to speak for themselves. I also appreciate the work done by our Senate Judiciary Committee in helping get the bill in the best shape possible to move forward.”

Majority Leader Johnson, R-Franklin, thanked the governor for leading the effort.

“This legislation defends the right of our most vulnerable citizens, the unborn,” Johnson said. “I am proudly pro-life and have been a long-time opponent of abortion. I appreciate Governor Lee championing this historic legislation and believe we have a strong bill that will withstand a constitutional challenge.”

Though the legislation is being described as a heartbeat bill, it includes many different measures to protect unborn babies. Pro-life lawmakers said they wrote the bill to withstand a legal challenge – and the American Civil Liberties Union already has announced plans to sue.

The heartbeat portion of the bill would prohibit abortions once an unborn baby’s heartbeat is detectable, about six weeks of pregnancy. It also includes other levels of restriction going up from eight weeks to 24 weeks of pregnancy, which would go into effect depending on what a court may strike down, the report states.

The bill also would ban discriminatory abortions based on the unborn baby’s sex, race or a Down syndrome diagnosis. It allows exceptions if the mother’s life is at risk.

Abortionists who violate these bans could face felony charges.

The pro-life legislation includes informed consent measures as well. It would require abortion facilities to inform women of the abortion pill reversal procedure and the size and gestational age of their unborn baby. It also would require abortion facilities to allow the mother to hear her unborn baby’s heartbeat and see the baby on an ultrasound.

However, the success of the heartbeat ban against a legal challenge is uncertain.

Some pro-lifers have renewed hope that the conservative-majority U.S. Supreme Court will uphold an abortion ban and overturn Roe v. Wade. Others, however, are hesitant because of concerns about losing the court battle and being forced to reimburse pro-abortion groups for their legal fees.

The Supreme Court took away the states’ ability to protect unborn babies from abortion under Roe v. Wade, and instead allowed abortion on demand through all nine months of pregnancy. Roe made the United States one of only seven countries in the world that allows elective abortions after 20 weeks.

Snap, Crackle and Racism

Political correctness in the form of racism has come to your cereal bowl.

Sound ridiculous? Not to Fiona Onasanya, former British member of Parliament. She tweeted: “@KelloggsUK, as you are yet to reply to my email – Coco Pops and Rice Krispies have the same compòsition (except for the fact CP’s are brown and chocolate flavoured)… so I was wondering why Rice Krispies have three white boys representing the brand and Coco Pops have a monkey?”

Can you milk racism anymore than to find it on a cereal package?

To her, these guys are offensive. It would be better, I suppose, to have a brown elfin guy on there, although that would make it looked like the product had burnt krispies in it. There aren’t any brown/black faces on cocoa krispies, but wouldn’t that look like blackface? That’s not acceptable either.

She doesn’t bring up that while there are no brown elves on packages, neither are there any female elves. What gives, Kellogg’s?

Nor are there any gay elves, Jewish elves, Asian elves (although they are the biggest consumers of rice), Hispanic elves or transgender elves. Maybe she should look into that.

Interestingly, Ms. Onasanya has her own issues. Breitbart reported, “In December 2018, Ms Onasanya was expelled from the Labour Party after being convicted of perverting the course of justice. The solicitor was found to have lied about a speeding offence. She became the first MP to be recalled by voters under the constituency petition system, with 27.6 per cent of her constituency petitioning for her removal, well over the ten per cent required to be ousted. Onasanya was also struck off as a solicitor over the lie.”

Ironically, the institution that she is attacking, Kellogg’s, is well known for funding left wing progressive causes. They have deep ties to George Soros and contribute to his Open Society Institute.

What with Biden bringing up his old friend Corn Pop, who knew that cereal might be an important issue in the 2020 election?

We Are Not Well Served

Our local elected officials do not manage the city well. We have come to accept poor schools, poor roads, high taxes and skyrocketing crime.

We have accepted Democrat rule in the running of the city.

Unfortunately, our media outlets haven’t served us well and don’t even pretend to be unbiased anymore. That goes from the TV stations to the print media to the digital Daily Memphian.

Today it was really on display.

Both the CA and the Daily Memphian no longer carry any stories except the protest/racism and the pandemic. The protest is winding down a bit; humans can’t sustain being angry forever. Fear, in the form of the pandemic, is longer lasting.

Today’s CA has the main front page stories on masks and the need for them, with a story about defunding police at the bottom. That doesn’t mean they were finished with that much eye grabbing.
Page 2 has a story about COVID; page 3 goes back to the protests with a long story that admits there were only 24 people protesting downtown.

Page 4 is more about masks, with another story about Baptists ministers working to promote equality (racism). Page 5 continues the defunding story. Page 6 is about most Americans backing protests of the White House (a dubious claim in my opinion) plus a racism story about “little change occurs on Nathan Bedford Forrest issues.”
The business page is about the economy being bad because of the pandemic and racism; Page 10 pivots again to racism this time allegedly of a Fed Ex worker’s “hateful” video. Frankly, I’m surprised the weather on that page doesn’t give the forecast for protesting all over the country.
The new “Coping” section has a front page story urging people to show up at protests, be actively anti-racist and how to make these issues a model for kids. That story continues on the next page. Page 3B has a story about how the pandemic has brought joy to Hell’s Kitchen in New York. Oh, and a vital story about how to make lemonade.
Sports section goes all in on the pandemic again, plus a racism story about NASCAR and Confederate flags. Comics and TV listings finish it out.

If you’re looking for some actual news about anything, you won’t find it. The world outside the U.S. might as well not exist. Information, in the way of facts, isn’t there either. Like most newspapers, the CA has devolved into a total opinion rag.

Nor do they apparently care about making money. If they did, they’d go for a wider audience than the disgruntled and maybe pick up an ad or two. Used to be the ads were at least informative. Who’s having a sale, new products, store hours, etc. Even they are getting in on the race/pandemic act.

Media is determined to milk all this for as much and for as long as they can. Maybe they are waiting to see who dies out first – America or the media.

Right now the media is the protest and the pandemic. They are the sick ones.

Archbishop Offers Support to Trump

Archbishop Carlo Maria Vigano has stood up to Pope Francis and other liberals in the church; challenging them to come clean about abuses and asking the pope to clean house.

He has taken a dramatic stand for traditional Catholicism against liberal forces in the church.
When Bishop Wilton Gregory expressed his disapproval of Trump visiting the John Paul II memorial, Vigano could not let that stand. He has written a letter to President Trump and it is one that beautifully expresses what is going on today. It is a must read.

June 7, 2020

Holy Trinity Sunday

Mr. President,

In recent months we have been witnessing the formation of two opposing sides that I would call Biblical: the children of light and the children of darkness. The children of light constitute the most conspicuous part of humanity, while the children of darkness represent an absolute minority. And yet the former are the object of a sort of discrimination which places them in a situation of moral inferiority with respect to their adversaries, who often hold strategic positions in government, in politics, in the economy and in the media. In an apparently inexplicable way, the good are held hostage by the wicked and by those who help them either out of self-interest or fearfulness.

These two sides, which have a Biblical nature, follow the clear separation between the offspring of the Woman and the offspring of the Serpent. On the one hand there are those who, although they have a thousand defects and weaknesses, are motivated by the desire to do good, to be honest, to raise a family, to engage in work, to give prosperity to their homeland, to help the needy, and, in obedience to the Law of God, to merit the Kingdom of Heaven. On the other hand, there are those who serve themselves, who do not hold any moral principles, who want to demolish the family and the nation, exploit workers to make themselves unduly wealthy, foment internal divisions and wars, and accumulate power and money: for them the fallacious illusion of temporal well-being will one day – if they do not repent – yield to the terrible fate that awaits them, far from God, in eternal damnation.

In society, Mr. President, these two opposing realities co-exist as eternal enemies, just as God and Satan are eternal enemies. And it appears that the children of darkness – whom we may easily identify with the deep state which you wisely oppose and which is fiercely waging war against you in these days – have decided to show their cards, so to speak, by now revealing their plans. They seem to be so certain of already having everything under control that they have laid aside that circumspection that until now had at least partially concealed their true intentions. The investigations already under way will reveal the true responsibility of those who managed the Covid emergency not only in the area of health care but also in politics, the economy, and the media. We will probably find that in this colossal operation of social engineering there are people who have decided the fate of humanity, arrogating to themselves the right to act against the will of citizens and their representatives in the governments of nations.

We will also discover that the riots in these days were provoked by those who, seeing that the virus is inevitably fading and that the social alarm of the pandemic is waning, necessarily have had to provoke civil disturbances, because they would be followed by repression which, although legitimate, could be condemned as an unjustified aggression against the population. The same thing is also happening in Europe, in perfect synchrony. It is quite clear that the use of street protests is instrumental to the purposes of those who would like to see someone elected in the upcoming presidential elections who embodies the goals of the deep state and who expresses those goals faithfully and with conviction. It will not be surprising if, in a few months, we learn once again that hidden behind these acts of vandalism and violence there are those who hope to profit from the dissolution of the social order so as to build a world without freedom: Solve et Coagula, as the Masonic adage teaches.

Although it may seem disconcerting, the opposing alignments I have described are also found in religious circles. There are faithful Shepherds who care for the flock of Christ, but there are also mercenary infidels who seek to scatter the flock and hand the sheep over to be devoured by ravenous wolves. It is not surprising that these mercenaries are allies of the children of darkness and hate the children of light: just as there is a deep state, there is also a deep church that betrays its duties and forswears its proper commitments before God. Thus the Invisible Enemy, whom good rulers fight against in public affairs, is also fought against by good shepherds in the ecclesiastical sphere. It is a spiritual battle, which I spoke about in my recent Appeal which was published on May 8.

For the first time, the United States has in you a President who courageously defends the right to life, who is not ashamed to denounce the persecution of Christians throughout the world, who speaks of Jesus Christ and the right of citizens to freedom of worship. Your participation in the March for Life, and more recently your proclamation of the month of April as National Child Abuse Prevention Month, are actions that confirm which side you wish to fight on. And I dare to believe that both of us are on the same side in this battle, albeit with different weapons.

For this reason, I believe that the attack to which you were subjected after your visit to the National Shrine of Saint John Paul II is part of the orchestrated media narrative which seeks not to fight racism and bring social order, but to aggravate dispositions; not to bring justice, but to legitimize violence and crime; not to serve the truth, but to favor one political faction. And it is disconcerting that there are Bishops – such as those whom I recently denounced – who, by their words, prove that they are aligned on the opposing side. They are subservient to the deep state, to globalism, to aligned thought, to the New World Order which they invoke ever more frequently in the name of a universal brotherhood which has nothing Christian about it, but which evokes the Masonic ideals of those want to dominate the world by driving God out of the courts, out of schools, out of families, and perhaps even out of churches.

The American people are mature and have now understood how much the mainstream media does not want to spread the truth but seeks to silence and distort it, spreading the lie that is useful for the purposes of their masters. However, it is important that the good – who are the majority – wake up from their sluggishness and do not accept being deceived by a minority of dishonest people with unavowable purposes. It is necessary that the good, the children of light, come together and make their voices heard. What more effective way is there to do this, Mr. President, than by prayer, asking the Lord to protect you, the United States, and all of humanity from this enormous attack of the Enemy? Before the power of prayer, the deceptions of the children of darkness will collapse, their plots will be revealed, their betrayal will be shown, their frightening power will end in nothing, brought to light and exposed for what it is: an infernal deception.

Mr. President, my prayer is constantly turned to the beloved American nation, where I had the privilege and honor of being sent by Pope Benedict XVI as Apostolic Nuncio. In this dramatic and decisive hour for all of humanity, I am praying for you and also for all those who are at your side in the government of the United States. I trust that the American people are united with me and you in prayer to Almighty God.

United against the Invisible Enemy of all humanity, I bless you and the First Lady, the beloved American nation, and all men and women of good will.

+ Carlo Maria Viganò

Titular Archbishop of Ulpiana

Former Apostolic Nuncio to the United States of America

2020 Vision

After Trump won the election in 2016, it became apparent that we would have a big fight coming. The Left was so furious about their unexpected loss that they were going to do everything possible to get rid of Trump.

The globalists hate him. They hate having their world order disrupted. They were so close to domination with the election of Hillary Clinton! Anger and rage ensued.

The Democrats also narrowly missed their goal of complete control. They expected to gain the House and the Senate along with the presidency. When they didn’t, their backs were against the wall.
The race baiters, feminists, global warming alarmists and pro immigration people recognized that their pet causes would not advance with Trump in office. That means they don’t make any money.

The media, too, sensed its days of controlling Americans’ thoughts were ending. They hate the way Trump speaks his mind freely and goes straight to the American people through Twitter, facebook and alternate media sources on YouTube or blogs.

In all instances, cornered animals like them have only one option: attack.

Attack they did, as we all know. Russian dossier, special counsel, Ukrainian lies, impeachment, endless attacks on everything – then a Chinese induced virus to destroy us economically and now protests to tear down the country in most large cities.

If you’ll notice, their coordinated attacks are always in generalities, never specifics. They just drip, drip, drip that Trump is a racist. How he is or what he’s said that is racist is never brought up. The mantra, unfortunately, has been taken up by many Americans. You can stop and ask them for specifics, but then again who wants to engage with these people?

I have to salute their doggedness and creativity in constantly coming up with new ways of attack. In 2016 I knew there was a battle of epic proportions coming, but the intensity of it has been breathtaking.

With the election approaching again, it means America loving voters are going to have to strap in for some very bad months again when we are going to be berated and attacked constantly.

If we want to save our country, we will have to do everything possible to make sure these people never gain control. We’re at a pivotal moment and that calls for courage.

We can take heart that everything they’ve thrown at Trump has failed. He’s still here. How the man keeps going is a marvel. Yet he does and so must we.

I believe that God has made us a special country and that he will help us prevail. In the meantime, all of us can pray that he does bless us with another, better four years of President Trump.

Midtown Supremacists

This morning while walking down Melrose, I saw a car parked on the street with a white sign in the front windshield. It read: “No more White Supremacy.”

That surprised me because I’m unaware of any White Supremacists in Midtown. Nor have I ever encountered one in my 64 years anywhere.

Nor have I ever heard conservatives – that dreaded bastion of all hate – talk about our superiority or desire to keep blacks, Jews, gays, Hispanics, etc. subjugated. No one I know knows or wants to know a White Supremacist. That doesn’t mean they don’t exist; it’s just that they are not the potent force the Left insists dwells in our nation.

I wonder if the parked car person would pass my yard man test. That is, how do they treat workers who come to their home?

Several years ago an incident happened that was eye opening. The guys who cut our yard – very nice, professional black people – parked one of their vehicles across the street from us. As in the case of many Midtown neighborhoods, lots of people have to park on the street because driveway space is limited. Besides, it was just temporary.

Soon after, several police cars pulled up at the house across the street. This is home to avowed Liberals/Democrats. The liberal homeowner had called the police on the yard gentlemen, objecting to their vehicle in front of the house.

When I was told of this, I went and spoke with the police and explained. It was upsetting to see the concern on the yard guys’ faces. Fortunately, the police were much more understanding than the Liberal Neighbor. They left without anything occurring.

Because there was only a problem in the Leftist’s head.

Rush Limbaugh spoke the other day of Liberal Supremacy. So many of them want to contour the world in their utopian and misguided idea. Their intolerance is startling. The many young people who now hate the police don’t realize that they are trading that in for a complete police state that will monitor everything they do. That police state will find whatever they need to keep people under control and there won’t be any courts to stop them.

Story Links Memphis Protestor to Puppy Death

Todd Starnes reports:

There is national outrage after a man abused a puppy during a television broadcast in Memphis.

Local ABC 24 reporter Caitlin McCarthy was reporting on the protests downtown and was ambushed by protesters while on-air. One of the people included a man with a puppy. He picked the puppy up by the neck and swung it around while McCarthy reported.
Kim Wheeler-Elder, the assignment editor for Local ABC 24, told KWAM THE MIGHTY 990 that McCarthy was unaware of what was taking place behind her during the segment.

“As soon as our anchor, Richard Ransom,” she said, “saw the guy holding the dog like that behind Caitlin, while live on the air, he apologized to viewers and had the live shot taken off the air.”
Wheeler-Elder said the television station notified police.

“All of the information as well as a screenshot of our live shot was turned over to local police as well as Memphis Animal Services the first of this week,” she told KWAM THE MIGHTY 990.

There were also reports that the man later killed the dog.

“We do not know the current condition of the dog,” Wheeler-Elder said. “There are rumors that the dog was found dead, but we do not have any information about the dog being killed. If that happened, we are unaware.

And there was a photograph circulating on social media that showed a man holding the dog with what appears to be a cable or rope wrapped around the animal.

“As for the other picture of the man holding a dog with something around its neck, we do not know for a fact if that is a real picture from the Memphis protests or if that is a pic that has been photoshopped by someone,” she said.

A petition is circulating online calling for the animal abuser to be punished.

This One’s for You, Marco

Florida Senator Marco Rubio went on the Sunday news shows and proclaimed that groups from the right and left were responsible for the violence and looting across the land.

This is first class political virtue signaling. It’s this kind of talk that probably lost him the 2016 primary. He’s got enough RINO in him to disrupt any elephant DNA.

Aside from one or two pitiful 901 Confederate specimens at our local rallies, I have not seen pictures of KKK people burning and looting or fights breaking out between them and Black Lives Matter people. The dirty little secret is that white supremacy is a term that has more power in it than the actual people who might practice it. If the media would ignore it, it would probably dry up and go away.

Sure, you’ll always have a few nut cases in any population. Until you get to heaven, there will be evil people in the world and no utopia.

Paul Joseph Watson asked a question on Twitter that puts it all in perspective. Maybe Rubio should have thought about this.

Watson ask, “if white supremacists are responsible for the violence, why is the left so against Trump taking action against those causing the violence? https://t.co/xEpTO4qcdS
— Paul Joseph Watson (@PrisonPlanet) June 2, 2020”

Dems’ Disaster

“After locking down the country didn’t work, the Democrats decided to set it on fire instead.”
So ends “The Minneapolis Disaster has Democrat Fingerprints All Over It/They own it. It’s theirs” by Daniel Greenfield at Frontpagemag.com.

Pretty much sums up the past week.

It’s startling that the major cities that have erupted are all run by Democrats, including our own. After all, it was one of their own who insisted you should never let a crisis go to waste. They haven’t. They took up the death of George Floyd and ballooned it into a national catastrophe, even forcing the President to go into the secure basement at the White House for an hour as fires raged around the White House.

Even while some of the Dems kept quiet about their involvement, their kids sure didn’t. They bragged.

Minnesota Governor Tim Walz’s daughter, Hope, tweeted her support of the rioters; a tweet she later deleted.

Minnesota Democrat Rep. Ilhan Omar’s daughter Isra Hirsi, retweeted a list of supplies for “comrades.” The self avowed hater of capitalism is also the co-founder of US Youth Climate Strike

New York mayor Bill De Blasio’s daughter got involved, too. The New York Post reports:

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio’s daughter was arrested at a Manhattan protest on Saturday night, law enforcement sources told The Post on Sunday.

Chiara de Blasio, 25, was taken into custody around 10:30 p.m. after cops declared an unlawful assembly at 12th Street and Broadway in Lower Manhattan, the sources said.

She had allegedly been blocking traffic on Broadway and was arrested after refusing to move, the source said.

“That was a real hotspot, police cars were getting burned there, people were throwing and yelling, fighting with cops. There were thousands of people in that area at that time,” the source said.

Just what the city needed. Suddenly, Covid 19 lockdown rules don’t seem to matter to these Dems.

Is this how they communicate for their Dem parents? Sending out warnings, tipping off where the police are, cheering on looters?

Unforunately, Memphis’ own Justin Timberlake joined the group rooting for anarchists.

Breitbart says

Pop megastar Justin Timberlake is the latest leftist celebrity to back George Floyd protests — many of which have descended into violence and vandalism — and is now encouraging fans to “support” Minneapolis protestors by donating to the Minnesota Freedom Fund, a nonprofit group raising money to bail out protesters.

“Please join me in supporting the Minneapolis protestors by donating to the @mnfreedomfund. The freedom fund is combatting the harms of incarceration by paying bail for low income individuals who cannot otherwise afford,” the “Can’t Stop the Feeling” singer said, providing a link to the organization’s website.

Please join me in supporting the Minneapolis protestors by donating to the @mnfreedomfund. The freedom fund is combatting the harms of incarceration by paying bail for low income individuals who cannot otherwise afford: https://t.co/tFr8Jh7TUX

— Justin Timberlake (@jtimberlake) May 30, 2020

At least we are finding out who these people really are.
Is there any reason to vote for a Democrat in any position this election?