By Request, ‘Faith of Our Fathers’

Phoebe requested Faith of Our Fathers–the real one, with “in spite of dungeon, fire and sword.” I think of the souls waiting below the altar in Revelation 5: 9-11. God will avenge His saints.

This plainsong version is presented by Brother Alphonsus.


Our Deteriorating National Character

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America is great, said Alexis DeTocqueville in the early 19th century, because America is good. If she ever ceases to be good, she will cease to be great.

Bull’s eye for him.

Our esteemed colleague “Unknowable” has raised this issue lately in several comments. Just getting rid of the Democrat Party and slapping down the fake nooze  media, he says, will not treat the root cause of our problems–an across-the-boards deterioration of our national character. This includes our penchant for “near-worship of celebrities.”

I think it’s important to recognize that our nation’s character has been debased on purpose by persons who are easily identifiable: the Democrat Party, the nooze and “entertainment” media (sort of a tautology), and teachers’ unions and other wicked “educators.” If we could somehow break them up and strip them of their power, they wouldn’t be able to carry on their mission to corrupt the country.

Things are done now that would have been utterly unthinkable when I was a boy. So why are they thinkable, and doable, now? Because certain people worked very hard, for a long time, to make them so. They never took “No” for an answer. No matter how many times they were defeated, they kept coming back–like the freakin’ Mummy. If one tactic didn’t work, they tried another. That’s how they finally got “gay marriage” intruded into our culture, through the Supreme Court. More specifically, through Justice Anthony Kennedy. They only had to swing one guy, and they got what they wanted. All other tactics had failed them. Even California voters turned it down. But they found the one judge who would give them what they wanted.

Yes, our national character needs re-Christianizing. We were a good country because we were a Christian country. D. James Kennedy once said that the most unserved mission field in the world was the churches in America. I’m afraid he was right.

Well, no one can say God didn’t give us enough work to keep us busy.


Supreme Court Protects Electoral College

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For once they got it right.

Wow! You could’ve knocked me over with a feather. The Supreme Court has voted unanimously that rogue electors who flip their votes to some candidate other than the one their state voted for… can be punished and replaced (https://www.politico.com/news/2020/07/06/supreme-court-faithless-electors-349728).

You may remember that after the 2016 election there was a big ballyhoo over concerted attempts to get Republican electors not to vote for Donald Trump–and some Democrat electors not to vote for Hillary Clinton. Those efforts didn’t amount to much, in the end, but they did raise the specter of electoral chaos. I mean, once you can bribe or intimidate electors into changing their votes, the whole electoral process is compromised.

Even the libs on the court didn’t want that. Heck, even Chief Justice Roberts didn’t want it.

Democrats are always trying to get rid of the electoral college, which protects the rest of the country from being dictated to by New York and California. They’ve come up with scheme after scheme for abolishing it. Flipping electors is only one of several gambits that they’ve tried. Soon we’ll be seeing new ones.

As much as I cringe from doing it, I must salute the otherwise Far Left justices for whom this was very much a bridge too far. They made the right call and our country owes them thanks.


‘Ex-Celebrity Tries to Buy 2 Senate Votes’

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A real charmer, eh?

Remember this? Former famous person Rosie O’Donnell publicly offered two senators rather handsome bribes to vote against a tax cut.

Ex-Celebrity Tries to Buy 2 Senate Votes

In fact, it’s a crime to buy the votes of members of Congress. True, it’s done ALL the time–but at least the other crooks have the good taste to launder the money first. They don’t treat it like it’s going to Walmart for potato chips.

So this, er, person, had $2 million each to give two GOP senators if they’d vote against the tax cut. She must’ve really wanted you to pay taxes.

It is too bad left-wing celebrities don’t have any natural enemies. Where are the cane toads when you really need them?


By Request, ‘May the Peoples Praise You’

This is another worship song by Keith and Kristyn Getty, requested by Susan–May the Peoples Praise You.

I’ve been recycling a lot of my favorite hymns lately, so readers’ hymn requests are much appreciated: they bring in hymns I haven’t heard before. So if you have a hymn request, the ol’ hymn shop’s always open.


Kitten, Otter, and Playtime

Actually, I think that maybe every waking moment is playtime for these two. Otters are well-known for their playfulness, but I don’t know how you acquire one for a pet.

Currently the otter has a slight advantage over the kitten. That’ll change. But I don’t think their friendship will.


Special Encore, ‘Guide Us, O Thou Great Jehovah’

After bumming myself out on the nooze, and on comments by persons whose worldly wisdom moves them to surrender to the wicked and ungodly–and a thunder and hail storm, on top of it–this hymn marched into my mind and wouldn’t let up: and I had to have it.

Guide Us, O Thou Great Jehovah (Cwm Rhondda in Welsh), sung by choir and congregation at the Tabernacle Welsh Baptist Church–sing it loud, sing it loud!

For God is nigh.


Minneapolis: Hypocrisy on Steroids

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Man! When it comes to rubbing salt into the wounds of their victims, nobody does it like Democrats. You’re just gonna love this!

Three of the Minneapolis City Council members, after joining in on a unanimous vote to defund the city’s police, immediately made arrangements to have themselves protected by a private security firm at a cost of $4,500 per day. And as if that weren’t hypocritical enough–

They’re paying for it with taxpayers’ money!

If hypocrisy were a mole-hill, Minneapolis would be Mount Everest. Every time you think they can’t possibly be more blatant than this, they prove you wrong.

Think they’ll pony up $4,500 a day for… well, everybody? Like, it might be nice to go to bed without fearing that your little dollar store might get burned down by Peaceful Protesters. Or your car rolled over and torched.

Uh-uh. This is just for those city council members. ‘Cause of “white nationalists.” Or is it marauding centaurs?

If you’re a normal, decent person living in that city… get out now.

 


By Request, ‘O Church Arise’

I was hoping for some hymn requests, and we have this one from Susan: O Church Arise, by Keith and Kristyn Getty with an assist from Chris Tomlin. Inspired by Isaiah Chapter 60, “Arise, shine, for thy light has come.”


Hate the Noozies, They Deserve It

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So we’re in the hot-as-hades car this morning, en route to the supermarket, and listening to the canned nooze on the radio.

President Trump gave a speech this weekend in which he said America wasn’t going to stand for rioting, violence, and civil disorder. They played the clip. We heard him say it.

And then the noozie comes on and says the president came out against “peacefully protesting injustice.”

But that was not what he said! And it’s certainly not what’s going on in Democrat cities nationwide. “Peacefully protesting injustice”! Do they think we’re retarded? Do they think we don’t speak English? They show us the video of the rioting and then they call it “peaceful protest”! Honestly, that’s not even sane. We’re getting our news from crackpots.

It won’t be enough just to win this year’s elections.

Annihilate the Democrat Party. Put it and its horde of Far Left playmates out of business forever.


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