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It’s Cold Today!

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This morning it was on 34 Global Warming Climate Change degrees around here, and it’s only the 5th of October. What does Greta The Sage have to say about that?

We already know: “We’re doomed, it’s Doomsday for us, twelve more years and we’re all toast–literally! We demand ACTION! We demand that government DO SOMETHING! We demand a global government to dictate every aspect of our lives!”

That anybody at all believes this **** is proof of the indoctrinating power of public “education.” The globalist power-grabbers have succeeded in scaring the pants off an entire generation. That was an evil thing to do, and it may not be possible to undo it. May the Lord smite them.

 


‘A Man Who Ran Out of Chances’ (2012)

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Stede Bonnet–one of the biggest damned fools you’ll ever meet in history

Imagine a young man, 28, who had a wife and children, a secure and honorable position in society, and more than adequate wealth…

Who tossed it all away to be a pirate (http://newswithviews.com/Duigon/lee158.htm).

It’s cold and rainy today, I can’t go outside to work on my book–and for some odd reason, my thoughts turned to Stede Bonnet, the man described above. Once upon a time I tried to write a novel about him. I did the research, including a reading of the whole transcript of his trial. But I gave it up because, no matter how much research I did, I simply couldn’t explain why Major Bonnet threw his life away–

Any more than I can understand why ours and other Western countries seem to be throwing away everything they have worth saving. Sanity? We don’t need no stinkin’ sanity! No! We want open borders, transgender, and a Green New Deal–just for starters.

Time and time again Bonnet passed up chances to save himself. Piracy wasn’t even a capital crime in 1718. He could have accepted amnesty. He could have gotten off with little or no punishment. But when the city of Charleston attempted to arrest him, Bonnet chose to fight it out, killing 20 of the city’s volunteers before they captured him. So they had him dead to rights for murder, and they hanged him for it.

What drives a man to make one disastrously bad decision after another? There was never a chance that anything he ever decided to do would turn out well.

If he were alive today, he’d be in Congress.

 


Physician-Assisted Child Abuse

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I couldn’t bear to illustrate this story. Let’s look at God’s creation–it’s just so totally better than ours. Here’s a scarlet tanager.

Drugs used to block the onset of puberty in allegedly “transgender children” are, instead, killing them–according to the U.S. government’s Food & Drug Administration (https://www.christianpost.com/news/drugs-used-as-puberty-blockers-in-youth-linked-to-thousands-of-adult-deaths-fda-shows-233139/?fbclid=IwAR1k4KfaPe53fJrNv131JmrX2sGBTDRGmddENoGFkNmeZzlZ613sAhcCyEc).

A puberty-blocker called “Lupron”, says the FDA, has been linked to “thousands of adult deaths.” In adults, the drug is used to treat glandular disorders. When administered to healthy children, it seriously disrupts the development of their endocrine systems. It doesn’t kill right away, but rather polishes you off in early adulthood.

Since 2004 the FDA has reported 33,488 “adverse reactions” to the drug, resulting in 6,056 deaths.

What we want to know is, how can there be thousands of parents who are willing to subject their children to this? “Ooh-ooh! Here’s my chance to block my child’s puberty! Wheeee!” Where does that come from? (Hint: It rhymes with “swell” and smells like burning brimstone.)

This is crazy. It’s like the human race has been waiting for a thousand years to turn boys into girls and girls into boys, and wahoo, it’s finally here! [Rushes outside to turn cartwheels. Onlookers throw confetti.]

This rush to undo God’s creation and replace it with our own–an ideal utopian world designed by sinful, stupid, fallible, half-crazed human beings–has a heavy stink of death to it. Pray the Lord will put a stop to it.

 


‘Fire Chief Fired for Having Christian View on Marriage’ (2015)

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They couldn’t put it out–but who cares, as long as the fire chief supports gay marraige?

If you’re not on board for “gay marriage,” you shouldn’t be allowed to earn a living–right? I mean, this is America, its whole reason for existing is to promote gay-ness…

So the mayor of Atlanta fires the city’s fire chief because the guy publicly asserted (in a book he co-authored) that marriage consists of a man and a woman.

(https://leeduigon.com/2015/01/15/fire-chief-fired-for-having-christian-views-on-marriage/)

Now it consists of a couple of Buttagigs. A couple of anything. And don’t you dare say it doesn’t, or the Loving Left will sacrifice you to their god, Satan.

Let me say it for the record: “Gay marriage” is a satanic enterprise and a spiritual pollution for which nations that practice it will suffer. It is an evil innovation that has come along only in my own lifetime and which would be horrifying and totally incomprehensible to the human beings inhabiting thousands of years of history.

But if the choice is between a fire chief who can put out fires, and one who can’t, but is on fire for “gay marriage”–well, having your house burn down seems a small enough sacrifice to make, doesn’t it?


‘Fiscal Fantasy’ (2012)

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A burnt offering to the not-god of socialism

About the only thing that’s changed since I wrote this, seven years ago, as that the high-speed rail scheme, after burning through billions of dollars to no effect, went belly-up last year.

https://leeduigon.com/2012/08/22/fiscal-fantasy/

All the dark-blue Democrat states are in serious financial trouble. It’s only a matter of time before California and Illinois go into receivership. Do we even know what happens if a state goes bankrupt? I knew a New Jersey town that went bankrupt in the 1930s and was almost a ghost town by the 70s–almost all of every tax dollar they collected went to pay off the debt. They had fifty years of dreary misery before getting out from under that.

“Yeahbut, yeahbut, yeahbut! Of course we can keep spending money we don’t have! We’ll either get it back in taxes or it’ll rain down from the sky!”

Nothing good can come of being governed by lunatics.


Can They Tell You When to Speak and What to Say?

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Government: they always want you to worship their golden image

Laws used to mostly tell you what you couldn’t do. Now, increasingly, they tell you what you must do: including what to say and when to say it.

The state of Minnesota threatened a husband-and-wife videography team with fines and a jail term if they persisted in not filming same-sex “weddings,” which they would not do because it would violate their Christian religious beliefs. The couple sued the state, a court dismissed it–but now a federal appeals court has revived the couple’s lawsuit and ruled for it to go forward (https://www.saukvalley.com/2019/08/23/federal-appeals-court-rules-for-st-cloud-couple-seeking-to-deny-same-sex-wedding-film-services/aieyc6y/).

It is, of course, a First Amendment issue. Where is religious liberty, as guaranteed by our Constitution, if one can be forced to say and do things that are against one’s religion? Like, you have to obey the homosexual or else wind up in jail? What kind of country is that?

To the Far Left Crazy, homosexuality and other kinds of sexual aberration are sacred, holy, never to be questioned, and everyone must “affirm” and “celebrate” these abominable things or else be punished by the all-powerful State.

We reject this vision. We reject this false religion. We pray that the Minnesota couple’s lawsuit will succeed; but if not–

“O Nebuchadnezzar… If it be so, our God whom we serve is able to deliver us from the burning fiery furnace, and He will deliver us out of thine hand, O king. But if not, be it known unto thee, O king, that we will not serve thy gods, nor worship the golden image which thou has set up.” (Daniel 3:16-18)


‘$35 Million Study Counsels Cops to Close Their Eyes’ (2015)

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Close your eyes and count to a million

The exciting thing about being governed by Democrats is, you never know what bizarre folly they’ll come up with next.

So what should a New York City cop do when confronted by a violent offender? Whistle a happy tune?

No! What he should do is… to close his eyes.

https://leeduigon.com/2015/02/23/35-million-study-counsels-cops-to-close-their-eyes/

People who live well outside the New York media market can’t appreciate what a toxic fat-head Mayor “DeBlasio” (not his real name) is. This is the guy who sez a powerful government should determine your day-to-day reality.

Imagine having to live in his reality.


My Newswithviews Column, Aug. 29 (‘They’re Not Pretending Anymore’)

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Democrats and other liberals spent several generations pretending to be sane, moderate, reasonable, decent people. Now they’ve stopped pretending; now they’ve let the wolf run free. Why?

They’re Not Pretending Anymore

Have they simply gone too loony to turn back–or do they know something, or think they know it, that convinces them they don’t have to put on a show of sanity anymore?

And if you think all this transgender-open borders-Green New Deal stuff is even a little bit sane, you’re as daft as they are.

Maybe they have some reason to believe the whole country’s stripped its gears.


China’s ‘Social Credit’ System: Coming to America?

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Is your score high enough to allow you to eat at  decent restaurant?

How would you like to be punished for something without even knowing what it was, without a trial, without a chance to defend yourself, without even a chance to say anything about it? And because the punishment is not administered by the legal system, there’s no way to appeal it, no way to get it lifted.

Welcome to Red China’s “social credit” system. There, Big Tech closely monitors everything that everybody says and does and helps the government “rate” citizens according to their “trustworthiness”… as defined by the government. You run up points for doing things the government likes for you to do; and if your score is too low, you can’t shop at the nicer stores, can’t sent your kids to a nice school, can’t hold a good job, can’t travel on a plane, can’t ride the choo-choo train.

Here, Big Tech’s mouth is watering as they dream up ways to impose a similar system on the increasingly less “free” world (https://www.breitbart.com/tech/2019/08/26/fast-company-silicon-valley-is-building-a-communist-style-social-credit-system/).

Some of the big corporations–banks, insurance companies, Facebook, Uber, and Lyft, and even Amazon–are already rating their customers, and some are banning people for having “wrong” opinions. (Note: I got banned by Facebook yesterday.) Say the wrong thing on the social media, and maybe next time you need a ride from Uber, the algorithm will say you can’t have one.

This is a liberal’s dream come true. Why go to all the trouble of passing a law against Climbit Change Denial, and maybe have a judge just strike it down, when Big Tech is ready, willing, and able to do your dirty work for you? And your victim won’t be able to go to court and get his punishment lifted. You don’t even have to tell him why he’s being punished.

Remember a book called Beyond Freedom and Dignity by B.F. Skinner, vintage 1971? Freedom and dignity, argued the father of behavior modification theory, are outdated and “unscientific,” obstacles to a utopia designed by Scientists and the kind of government that’ll kill you as soon as look at you.

“Social credit” is behavior mod for the entire country, administered by private entities without the consent of the governed–but certainly with a sly wink from the Democrats.

Please! Do not, under any circumstances, vote for any Democrat anywhere! Next year is our chance to put them out of business… before they put our country out of business.

 


San Fran’s Latest Lunacy

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When is a crime not a crime? When the criminals aren’t criminals!

(Thanks to Susan for the nooze tip)

Note: This is not a satire. I only wish it was.

San Francisco may not be able to clean the poop off the sidewalks, but they’ve got plenty of energy for turning language itself into mere babble.

The San Francisco Board of Supervisors has voted to clean up the language so that you can’t call felons “felons” anymore. Ditto convicts, juvenile delinquents, and drug addicts: those are all naughty words that are now to be forbidden ( https://kfbk.iheart.com/featured/sacramentos-latest-news/content/2019-08-22-dont-call-them-felons-anymore-in-san-francisco/).

The new terms will be “formerly incarcerated person”–can we call those “FIPs” for short?–“justice-involved individual,” and “person with a history of substance abuse,” just to name a few.

San Francisco’s violent crime rate is double the national average. So what do they do about it?

Stop calling criminals “criminals”! Problem solved!

Hard to believe, isn’t it? Even harder to believe that the nitwits who are doing this were actually elected to public office. Is everyone in San Francisco a nitwit?

Oh, well–on to the next problem! Who knew these were so easy to solve?

P.S.–I wonder what the new term will be for those who become “justice-involved” by using the wrong pronoun.

 


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