You know the California state government’s Trump Derangement Syndrome has entered terminal stage when even the Los Angeles Times editorial board is telling them to back down already and stop wasting taxpayer money on ridiculous, unconstitutional, partisan nonsense obviously aimed at "getting" Trump:
Nice to see them agree with me, common sense and the Constitution that the judge who threw out that idiotic law was right. Now, let’s see some liberal editorial boards also point out how wrong it was for a federal judge to uphold Harvard’s double standard against Asian-American applicants because too many of them studied too hard and letting in all who qualify would mess up their perfect racial diversity mix.
Astoundingly, the judge agreed that this doesn’t amount to a racial “quota” system and that Harvard’s policy treads so lightly, it doesn’t reach the level of discrimination. No, it just assures that there aren’t too many Asians on campus, but how could anyone call that racial discrimination?
What a load of “woke” horse droppings. Let’s hope that the Supreme Court sees this for what it is – straight-up discrimination against Asians - and drops it into the trash can where it belongs. In the meantime, if it’s any consolation to the plaintiffs, the “elite” universities like Harvard are doing their best every day to prove that they’re overpriced and overrated, their "rigorous" admissions standards are a joke (want to pay to be on the rowing team?), and you can get a better education for less money at any number of schools. Like a $10,000 designer jacket made by slave labor in the Third World, you’re just paying for the name.
Reminder: Today, October 3rd, is “Bring Your Bible to School Day,” promoted by Focus on the Family. And to ease your fears, no matter what anyone might tell you, it is neither illegal nor unconstitutional for a student to bring a Bible to school. You can learn more about it at the link, along with (and it’s sad that this even has to be included) a link to a FOTF page explaining why you have the right to bring your Bible to school.
If you’re seeing this too late to participate today, I would also like to point out that every day of the school year can be “Bring Your Bible to School Day” because your Constitutional rights don’t apply just one day out of the year.
“The More You Know…”
It isn’t often that you see something so inspiring that it moves you to tears during the course of a murder trial, but that’s what happened yesterday in a Dallas courtroom. Former police officer Amber Guyger was sentenced to 10 years in prison by a jury for shooting and killing her African-American neighbor, Botham Jean. Guyger claimed she’d come home tired after a 13-hour shift, mistakenly parked on the wrong floor, entered the wrong apartment and mistook Jean for an intruder. While activists from Black Lives Matter were expressing outrage that Guyger didn’t get a harsher sentence, Jean’s 18-year-old brother Brandt made a victim impact statement.
Instead of assailing Guyger, he told her, "I don't want to say twice or for the hundredth time how much you’ve taken from us. I think you know that. I don't even want you to go to jail. I want the best for you because I know that's exactly what Botham would want." He said he forgave her and hoped she would devote her life to Christ. He then crossed the courtroom and hugged her.
There have been many racially divisive things said about this case, some legitimate and some cynically intended for political advantage. But for one moment, all of that took a back seat to two human beings: one brought to her lowest point by a tragic mistake, and the other terribly wronged, but offering forgiveness and kindness in the name of Christ instead of anger and condemnation. It was a rare and moving glimpse of humanity at its very best.
After the trial ended, the judge also hugged Guyger and gave her a Bible and some words of encouragement. She told Guyger, “You haven’t done so much that you can’t be forgiven. You did something bad in one moment in time. What you do now matters."
While most people praised the victim’s brother for showing compassion, there was widespread criticism of the judge for doing so. Typical comment from Atlantic columnist Jemele Hill: “[T]his judge choosing to hug this woman is unacceptable."
Odd, I thought liberals wanted judges who showed compassion to defendants? I suspect that the criticism is motivated more by hostility to the judge's faith than her actions. I'd point this out to them: the jury had already rendered the verdict and the punishment. The trial was over. The judge had acted completely professionally, and her role in the trial was now finished. At that point, it was just one human being showing compassion for another.
What I would say to the people attacking the judge is this: If you feel yourself filling with rage at the idea of one human being showing compassion for another human being, then maybe it’s time you reassessed your own humanity.
The House Intelligence Committee put out a statement in response to the New York Times story that Adam Schiff’s staff aided the “whistleblower” in forming his/her complaint two weeks before it became public:
“At no point did the Committee review or receive the complaint in advance...the Committee did not receive the complaint until the night before the Acting Director of National Intelligence’s open hearing before the Committee.”
This claim smells fishy, considering Schiff tweeted out accusations against Trump that seem to come straight from the whistleblower complaint weeks before it was made public.
Well, you know what? I don’t believe Schiff’s denial of wrongdoing. So I demand that Schiff and all members of his staff, his personal attorney and all his family members immediately release all their emails, texts, handwritten notes and phone records of all communications, incoming and outgoing, professional and personal, for the past five weeks. I also want recordings of their phone calls because how can we trust that they haven't altered any so-called "transcripts?"
I also demand that everyone involved be subpoenaed for questioning about those communications and all other contacts and communications with anyone else during this period under penalty of perjury! Anyone who doesn’t fully comply within four days is obviously guilty of obstruction, which is treason, so they must immediately be put into solitary confinement to await summary execution!!!
…And thus ends today’s episode of “Talk Like a House Democrat!” I thank you!
UPDATE: Demario Davis of the New Orleans Saints has responded to the NFL fining him $7,000 for violating the “no personal messages” rule by wearing a headband that read, “Man of God.” Be sure to read his terrific full response at the link, but in short, he explains that he was confused about the rule because he’d worn it before with no repercussions. But because the Bible tells us to be submissive to authorities, he is changing it to a bandana that conveys the same message without words: it has a cross on it. He also explained that it makes no difference because “‘Man of God’ is written on my forehead whether I wear the bandana or not. You’re going to see God’s mark on my life. The life we are meant to live in Christ will speak for itself; it will stand out.”
It’s great to see an NFL star who really is setting a great example for kids. And I can understand why he was confused by the NFL’s “no personal messages” rule, if a “Man of God” bandana gets you a $7,000 fine but socks depicting the police as pigs are perfectly okay.