Wedded to Social Justice

Saturday’s wedding of Prince Harry to American actress Meghan Markle may have been a celebration of marriage, but it was inescapably a Social Justice festival.

Everything was done to push that message. The ceremony was eaten up with it.

If you were watching, when it came time for the sermon, Chicago born Episcopal Bishop Michael Curry launched into a speech about love. Very quickly it became obvious it wasn’t focused on marriage and love, but brought slavery, poverty and civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. into it. He worked in the resilience of faith during slavery. Guess that was more important than addressing the young couple’s marriage vows.

Not surprisingly, this same bishop has been outspoken in comparing LGBTQ rights to the civil rights movement as well. Next week he plans to join a march on the White House next week objecting to President Donald Trump’s “America first” stance which he calls “theological heresy.”

We also got gospel/civil rights anthems throughout the service in a nod to Meghan’s racial diversity. They played “Stand by Me,” “This Little Light of Mine” and “Amen.” It all seemed unsuited for a wedding, but the urge to push social justice can’t be stopped.

It’s all fine, but if they were really unprejudiced, wouldn’t her biracial component not even be worth mentioning?

The politically correct couple drove to their evening party in in a silver blue open-top Jaguar E-Type Concept Zero, which was originally manufactured in 1968 and now runs on electricity. Another way to show their ecological sympathy. So was the party, hosted by Prince Charles, who insisted that all the food be organic.

At the party the new Duchess of Sussex made a speech, which is usually left to male family members. In it she told everyone she was a feminist. That must have delighted the liberal audience members like George Clooney and his wife and Oprah Winfrey.

Oprah, by the way, spent six hours with Markle’s mom, Doria Ragland, before the wedding. Evidently she was filming for her OWN network. Maybe it was Oprah who gave mom lots of pretty clothes in exchange for the sit down. We’ll certainly hear more about this later. The nose ring Doria wore evidently pre dated the event.

The Duchess also has her own web page, courtesy of the crown. It’s here: https://www.royal.uk/duchess-sussex

On it, it reads,

From a young age, The Duchess had a keen awareness of social issues and actively participated in charitable work. Aged 11 she successfully campaigned for a company to alter their television advert that had used sexist language to sell washing-up liquid. Her Royal Highness also volunteered at a soup kitchen in Skid Row, Los Angeles from the age of 13-17. She continued to volunteer at the soup kitchen when she would return home to Los Angeles until the age of 22.

These early experiences helped to shape her lifelong commitment to causes such as social justice and women’s empowerment.

While filming in Toronto, The Duchess actively volunteered at a Canadian soup kitchen from 2011-2013. She also established the program at her place of work to ensure that leftover meals from the set were donated to local homeless shelters.
One Young World

Her Royal Highness became involved with the organisation One Young World in 2014 when she was asked to become a Counsellor for the charity. One Young World is a global forum that gathers together young leaders in order to develop solutions to some of the world’s most pressing issues. She attended panels for One Young World in Dublin, Ireland and Ottawa, Canada.
UN Women

In 2015, The Duchess became the UN Women’s Advocate for Women’s Political Participation and Leadership. In this role, she gave a speech on the importance of gender equality on International Women’s Day for UN Women in New York City. Ahead of her appointment to this role, Her Royal Highness spent time at the UN’s New York office to understand the organisation’s day-to-day work before embarking on a learning mission to Rwanda. On this trip The Duchess met female parliamentarian leaders in Kigali and visited Gihembe refugee camp, where women were working on leadership and empowerment at a grassroots level.

I am proud to be a woman and a feminist

It will be interesting to see whether Markle can integrate easily into what she called in her speech “The Firm” or whether she will launch her own campaign pushing social justice. Look for her to do it. She may even take a knee. If the U.S. deserves one, how much more so does Britain with its long history of oppression and colonialism.

But then again, maybe it’s different when you are suddenly thrust into it and enjoying the palaces, jewels, luxury cars and junkets.

Not bad when the same British people pick up your tab.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Endorsements

The primary election is tomorrow, May 1. If you are a Republican, get to a polling place! We need a good turnout now to defeat the Dems in August by getting the strongest candidates possible.

Here’s turnout so far:

And:

For what it’s worth, here are my endorsements:

County Mayor: David Lenoir
Sheriff: Dale Lane.
Assessor of Property: Robert “Chip” Trouy
Trustee: George Chism
Register of Deeds: Wayne Mashburn
County Clerk: Arnold Weiner
County Commission, District 1: Amber Mills
County Commission, District 2: David Bradford
County Commission, District 3: Mick Wright
CC District 4: Mark Billingsley
CC District 5: Richard Morton
CC District 6: Sam Goff
CC District 7: Dr. Sharon Webb
CC District 8: Brandon Morrison
CC District 9: Tom Leatherwood
Criminal Court Clerk: Richard DeSaussure
Juvenile Court Clerk: Robert Hill
Probate Court Clerk: Paul Boyd

Smarting From Meters

When MLGW introduced smart meters, the public was told about how efficient, fair and good they were.

Many of us warned that this wasn’t the case in other countries that tried them. We warned that rates would go up, the meters would fail and be unreliable. This at a tremendous cost to the taxpayer.

Looks like people in Midtown who swallowed the lies are finding out about them now.
Channel 5 reported:

http://www.wmcactionnews5.com/clip/14287301/smart-meter-error-leaves-man-with-nearly-1000-mlgw-bill

In other words, too bad chumps.
Still, they are determined to inflict us all with them. Dub something “smart” or “progress” and you can get by with a lot.
Unfortunately it has worked.

Hillary Backer Gets Shamed

I caught this on Sebastian Gorka’s twitter feed. It is a fascinating encounter. As he expressed, this encapsulates the elite attitude that doomed Hillary Clinton’s presidential hopes.

Here’s a little background on the “star” of the video. Careen Turner is a Democrat lobbyist who raised money for Hillary Clinton. She was appointed to the Port Authority Commission last year.

Like that attitude? The police remained amazingly calm as she went on her tirade.

According to NewJersey.com,

A Toyota Corolla with Nevada plates was traveling north on Route 9W in Tenafly when two patrol officers decided to pull it over because it had front side tinted windows–not uncommon in Las Vegas, but a definite no-no in New Jersey. The car also had a license plate frame that partly covered the name of Nevada–a seemingly trivial issue, but one that can lead to a ticket in New Jersey. Once they pulled the car over, the officers learned that the car had an expired registration and the driver did not have an insurance card. Turner’s daughter was a passenger in the rear seat.

No one was arrested. The officers only issued three summonses for the tinted windows, the obscured license plate, and expired registration. But the car was impounded until the owner, reportedly the mother of one of the other passengers, could provide proper paperwork for the vehicle.

Turner was not charged with any wrongdoing, but she was forced to resign. The video was widely shared and Turner got shamed.

Good. Count this a victory for Deplorables.