Really? Same polls that blew the election? Oh.
Phony baloney from professional Muslims.
As Trump’s inauguration approaches, the fake hate crime industry has kicked into high gear. A rash of widely reported “anti-Muslim hate crimes” have turned out to be hoaxes perpetrated by Muslims.
Hate crimes are political capital in our petulant, victimhood-idolizing society: when real incidents don’t exist, there is incentive to invent them. The Hamas-linked Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) and other Muslims have on many occasions not hesitated to fabricate hate crimes, including attacks on mosques.
For CAIR and its allies, this is part of a larger agenda. They wish to deflect attention away from jihad terror attacks and plots, and to end law enforcement scrutiny of what is supposedly an unjustly despised and harassed group.
And they are regularly called out by major media? By whom?
For a man cannot have publick spirit, who is void of private benevolence.
Source: Jubilate Agno, Fragment B, 3
Kellyanne Conway has just upended another Washington convention. She did so when she agreed to speak at the annual March for Life, one week after Donald Trump is sworn in as president.
With this one gesture, Mrs. Conway steals some thunder from the celebrity-heavy Women’s March on Washington, scheduled for the day after Mr. Trump’s inauguration. She focuses attention on big changes ahead for abortion policy. She challenges the feminist trope that to be a woman is to be pro-choice.
Above all, she guarantees coverage of a march the press would prefer to ignore, and gets the New York Times to report that, having “made history” as “the first woman to manage a successful presidential campaign,” Mrs. Conway will now make history again as “the first sitting White House official to address the annual march in person.”
Well I never! What next?
The most important statement in the Justice Department’s damning report on the Chicago Police Department has nothing to do with police behavior.
Released on Friday, the report found the Chicago police guilty of a “pattern or practice” of unconstitutional force.
But it turns out that the Justice Department has no standard for what constitutes a “pattern or practice” (the phrase comes from a 1994 federal statute) of unconstitutional police conduct.
“Statistical evidence is not required” for a “pattern or practice” finding, the DOJ lawyers announce, citing unrelated court precedent.
Nor is there “a specific number of incidents” required to constitute a “pattern or practice,” they proclaim.
You might say the AG Lynch report is a DOJ lynching.
Fr. Brian this a.m. on Ringling Bros. et al. closing after 100-plus years: Change there is, but God is constant.
Which is good to keep in mind, though it would not work for one who does not think there is a God. On the other hand, allegiance to this concept is held by Buddhist and other non-Christian philosophy, the concept being in part to keep a part of oneself on the outside of things looking on. Not 24-7, obviously: you’d be unable to cross a busy street with all your other-world outside-ness. But as a refresher in the midst of trouble? Brian had it right.
Secondly, and related to this, words from the 1950s Catholic mass, 3rd Sunday post-Epiphany, which I for one find refreshing — the St. Paul reading, Romans 12.16-21, with its “to no man rendering evil for evil.” Talk about your hard sayings!
The rest of it is here:
Brethren: Be not wise in your own conceits. [Don’t be a wise guy.] To no man rendering evil for evil. . . . If it be possible, as much as is in you, have peace with all men. [Ouch.] Revenge not yourselves, my dearly beloved; but give place unto wrath, for it is written: “Revenge is mine, I will repay, saith the Lord.” But “If the enemy be hungry, give him to eat; [Oh boy.] if he thirst, give him to drink. For doing this, thou shalt heap coals of fire upon his head.” Be not overcome by evil: but overcome evil by good. [There you go.]
Some passage, with the memorable “heap coals of fire upon his head,” which sounds odd but is explained by the following “overcome evil by good,” which I love for its ironical pitch.
You wanna get back at the s.o.b. who cut you off on Clark Street? Well bless him for his inventive solution to getting where he or she has to get. Better yet, manage a smile for the offending oaf, and not a self-congratulating smirk either. For this good (non-ironic) smile, you have to calm down, to be sure, which is my hard saying for the day. Hard, hard, time to go through the motions, the best you can do. . . .
January 16, 2017
I see President Obama regrets not having a greater impact on his party. But he did!!! Obama presided over the Democrat Party being defeated, rejected and repudiated. Since 2010, the Democrats have lost over 1000 electoral seats all across the country.
In only 4 states do they control a governorship and state legislature. It doesn’t matter what John Lewis thinks or does, or any other Democrat. Thanks to Obama, they simply do not have the votes to stop Trump, even with John McCain trying to help them. And it is eating them alive.