If you’re a member of the United Methodist Church and you’ve been concerned about the campaign to replace Biblical principles with the LGBT agenda, you might have a very important decision to make soon about where you’ll be attending church.
As Ralph Waldo Emerson once said, “A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds,” and if there’s one thing you can say for Sen. Elizabeth Warren, it is that she is consistent. Just one day before attacking President Trump for taking action to kill the mastermind behind Iran’s terrorism-support forces and the attack on our Baghdad Embassy, she also made it clear that if it were up to her, the law-abiding gun owners who stopped a potential mass shooting in a White Settlement, Texas, church would have been unarmed sitting ducks.
Least surprising news of the day: Virginia coal miners are not too happy about Joe Biden suggesting that they “learn to code” after he destroys their jobs. At this rate, if Joe wants a job in 2021, maybe he’d better learn to code.
Okay, nobody can tell me this isn’t news:
Uh-oh, it’s happened: President Trump is really in trouble now! Through his aggressive actions, he has aroused the ire of Iran’s greatest defensive force: House Democrats.
Good luck getting that bill though the Senate and getting Trump to sign it. Meanwhile, Speaker Pelosi not only wants to tie the President’s hands in dealing with Iran and take over running military policy herself the way she's trying to take over the Senate's impeachment role, she also seems headed toward declaring his taking out of Gen. Soulemani (which even Obama’s former DHS chief Jeh Johnson called completely legal and legitimate) as a “war crime.” Remember when Pelosi accused Obama of war crimes for the thousands of drone strikes he launched, some of which killed innocent bystanders rather than terrorist masterminds? Me neither.
So good news, all you House Democrats elected from Trump-supporting districts. When that impeachment vote you were forced to cast costs you your seat, you can now vote for this idiocy, too, and be ridden out of office on a nice, comfortable rail, wearing a warm coat of tar and feathers.
Trust CNN to cover the truly important stories:
Colin Kaepernick’s tweet on the taking out of Suleimani (the one about imperialist America’s terrorist attacks on Black and Brown people) didn’t go over too well with a lot of people on Twitter. They felt compelled to remind (or more likely, to inform) him that Suleimani is directly responsible for the “murder, starvation, displacement, detention and torture of millions of brown Syrians and Iraqis.”
Since it’s obvious nobody is going to learn anything reading Colin Kaepernick tweets, here’s a page you can bookmark instead. It’s a list of athletic shoe brands that are proudly made in the USA by companies whose spokespeople don’t reflexively side with America’s enemies.
You might want to explore that site, since it also lists many other products made in the USA. You can even search for products made in your home state by non-sweatshop labor.
As is my standard practice, I refuse to give shooters the notoriety they crave by naming them. So I won’t be repeating the name of the man who made the unwise decision to target the West Freeway Church of Christ in White Settlement, Texas. But I will pass along the news that authorities believe they might know why he held a grudge against the church. Turns out the church had helped him in the past by giving him food, but he reportedly got angry that they wouldn’t give him cash. Those monsters.
As the story at the link notes, he had a history of getting angry over things, “including a 2008 charge of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon in Texas, a spell in jail for a misdemeanor assault charge in Oklahoma, a 2012 charge that he “maliciously” set fire to a cotton field using tampons and lamp oil, and a protective order filed against him by his ex-wife in which she called him a paranoid religious fanatic. In 2016, New Jersey police arrested him with a shotgun near an oil refinery in Linden.”
Since none of these things kept him from getting a gun – or would have under most new gun control proposals, which are aimed at so-called “assault weapons,” which he didn’t use – and even if he were somehow miraculously kept from getting a gun, he could’ve used, say, a machete, like the Hanukkah attacker in New York – then the real bottom line issue here should be, “How do we deal with people who are just sick and evil, and are bent on attacking others?”
One way is to be vigilant so we can recognize where they’re headed and intercede. Failing that (and we can never be 100% effective at spotting people with evil intent), the most effective way is to be prepared for when they do act. Thank God the church in Texas was prepared.
A lot of news outlets are running lists of the winners of last night’s Golden Globe Awards, but to me, and I’m sure tens of millions of Americans, there was only one winner: host Ricky Gervais, who bravely came out and gave the world’s biggest raspberry to politically-correct Internet trolls, woke scolds, cancel culture whiners and hypocritical Hollywood liberal moralizers.
Gervais is co-creator of the original “The Office” series, which is wildly popular in reruns and the most streamed show on Netflix in 2019, and which has been licensed for local productions all over the world. So I assume he has enough money to tell Harvey Weinstein to fetch his car for him. He made his “I don’t care if you boo” attitude clear throughout his monologue, even making a running gag out of the fact that it was his fifth and last time hosting, even though they knew he has a notoriously un-PC Twitter feed. He said before the show that he had to decide whether to please 200 celebrities in the room or 200 million people watching at home, and he made the obvious choice.
Here’s a write-up on how he mocked the smug Hollywood elites to their faces, reminding them that they shill for big companies that run sweatshops, they partied and covered up for notorious pedophile Harvey Weinstein and other sexual predators, and just general speaking, they have no business lecturing anyone else.
But you’ll want to watch it in its entirety, which you can here:
…if for no other reason than to hear his final comment in full, which I suspect will become the most-quoted words on the Internet today:
“So if you do win an award tonight, don’t use it as a platform to make a political speech. You’re in no position to lecture the public about anything. You know nothing about the real world. Most of you spent less time in school than Greta Thunberg. So if you win tonight, right, come up, accept your little award, thank your agent and your God, and (BLEEP) off.”
Could we please have that added to the invitations to every Hollywood awards show from now on?
It’s just too bad that Michelle Williams didn’t take Gervais’ advice and turned her acceptance speech into a totally incongruous and inappropriate “get out the vote for abortion rights” statement. Another piece of advice she should have taken: if you’re going to try to trick the audience into not thinking about what abortion really is by wrapping it in fuzzy euphemisms like “a woman's right to choose," don’t describe your life as “one that I have carved with my own hand."