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Monday, April 5. 2021
Is the legend of Murray’s Cheese only a myth?
Warnock: ‘Meaning Of Easter’ Transcends Resurrection Of Christ, People Can ‘Save’ Themselves With Good Works
Um, no. That's not the religion. Not that being useful is not a good thing.
Transexuals: “A Certain Madness Amok” In Canada, trans “justice” has gone haywire.
California teachers’ latest demand: Free child care
Trees just might be racist, Portland, Oregon Board of Education Director worries
Democrats finally have a chance to remake the economy the way they've hoped for decades
MLB requires photo ID to pick up tickets from Will Call, but boycotts Georgia for voter ID law
THE GREAT LIBERAL DEATH WISH ENTERS A NEW PHASE
Is Matt Gaetz in trouble?
The Stephen Kruiser Top Five List of Things I Won't Be Apologizing For
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Gaetz is necessary to keep Cuomo off the front page. That doesn't mean he is in the least innocent, but keep the context in mind.
When the National Review picks up the criticism of a conservative in concert with the Legacy MSM, that's when you can be pretty certain it's a coordinated setup. Maybe Florida can put a Conservative that is truly effective into that seat instead, but for sure they could do better. Gaetz has rich-daddy center-of-rotation syndrome.
I don't know what Gaetz did or did not do but I do know he is on the Democrat hit list. They search for some woman to accuse their targets of rape or something. We see it all the time. That and searching their tax and business records for anything that can be brought to a trial.
Woman: I Am Fat Because Racism Made Me Fat…
Yep. Racism picked up that fork and stuffed food in your mouth. And made you swallow. And made you get more, and more, and more and more and more....
YOU have no agency, you poor pitiful creature. Your self control was destroyed by racism. You learned your shopping habits from racism. You've been enabled to stuff your yappin' gob with anything you've wanted.
Poor, poor, pitiful you.
Now wait just a minute.
Of course racism made her fat.
Just like if you eat vanilla ice cream; you are racist.
Or, wear white clothes; you are racist.
Everything is racist.
If you don't believe it just ask a Leftist.
Can't force rationality on people who are inherently allergic to it...
To be fair, the metabolism of blacks could well be somewhat different from that of whites, particularly when it comes to the handling of carbohydrates. It's been established that native Indians of North America - particularly those who weren't practicing any form of agriculture - have problems with carbohydrates which contributes to obesity and high rates of diabetes (the more sedentary lifestyle doesn't help either). The solution seems to be returning to the high protein, high fat diet of their ancestors.
Grace and Works
In the Joint Declaration on the Doctrine of Justification Roman Catholics and Lutheran World Federation came to an agreement on this issue in 1999. They were later joined by the World Methodist Council the World Communion of Reformed Churches (Congregational, Presbyterian, Reformed, United, Uniting and Waldensian) and the Anglicans (including Episcopalians).
Let the cherry picking of the Bible begin.
Warlock is a subhuman demon motivated by hatred. I could give half a shit what that animal has to say about the grace of Almighty God.
Hating the wicked is a virtue.
Is the legend of Murray’s Cheese only a myth?
From the link:
Then I stumbled on the store’s About page and was shocked to read, “Murray Greenberg was a Jewish veteran of the Spanish Civil War.”
In the late 1930s, about 3,000 American idealists formed the Abraham Lincoln Brigade, a rag-tag battalion who arrived in Catalonia in their Keds to fight a brutal war against Spanish fascism. When they returned home, they were cast as communists, blacklisted, and harassed for decades.
The article goes on to find out that Murray didn't go to Spain. That was a myth concocted to sell more cheese. After all, progs in NYC will believe anything.
Regarding how the link characterized the Abraham Lincoln Brigade, I suggest reading William Herrick's autobiography,Jumping the Line: The Adventures and Misadventures of an American Radical. William Herrick had fought with the Abraham Lincoln Brigade in Spain. Herrick's take on the Abraham Lincoln Brigade was decidedly different from that of the article on Murray the cheesemonger.
From the Wiki article on William Herrick: [url=https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Herrick_(novelist)] William Herrick (novelist)[/url]
He left the American Communist Party over the Hitler–Stalin non-aggression pact in 1939 and criticised the Brigade as willing accomplices of the Communist secret police, who were killing off anyone who criticized the Party.Herrick's take on the Spanish Civil War is similar to that of Orwell's in Homage to Catalonia- which may be why Herrick is sometimes called the American Orwell.
From reading Stanley Payne's books on Spain, I concluded that the rot on the Republican side of the Spanish Civil War didn't begin with Soviet-commanded killings of Anarchists and others on the Republican side the Commies didn't like.
One example Republican rot is government police kidnapping and killing Jose Calvo Sotelo, the right's leader in Parliament. From that unpunished killing, the right concluded that rule of law no longer existed. The Civil War began soon after. The massacre of thousands of Roman Catholic clerics at the beginning of the conflict is another example.
The Spanish Civil War didn't feature the good guys versus the bad guys, but the bad guys versus the perhaps not-as-bad guys. With good guys on both sides.
And not just Americans. Canadians and Europeans have fallen for all the nonsense touted as "history" regarding this squalid war.
I find the Spanish Civil War interesting because it's one conflict I can study fairly objectively: I care nothing for either side; both represented the two totalitarianisms of the 20th Century.
(Brings to mind - was it Kissinger's? - assessment of the Iran-Iraq War in the 1980s: "Why can't they both lose?")
It wasn't even communists versus fascists in Spain.
It was royalists versus republicans, with the fascists forming the core of the republicans.
The Spanish crown had little choice but to accept help from the USSR (who didn't care who they'd support, as long as they could create chaos).
Both sides played dirty of course, as tends to happen when you have Stalinists on one side and Franco on the other.
Is the legend of Murray’s Cheese only a myth? I've never heard of Murray's Cheese.
Woman: I Am Fat Because Racism Made Me Fat…The STUPID is STRONG in this one.
California teachers’ latest demand: Free child care No. NO!!!!
Fire them all.
Trees just might be racist, Portland, Oregon Board of Education Director worries: Portland is BUG-NUTS. Useta be a nice place, but not any more.
Democrats finally have a chance to remake the economy the way they've hoped for decades: Yes, to impoverish everyone who doesn't vote DEM.
Is Matt Gaetz in trouble? It's a NR article, and I stopped reading NR when it/they went all NEVER TRUMP.
"Stanford" Dunno. I think Cardinals is fine. "Peck'em! Peck'em! Rah rah rah. Racist Cardinals, zis boom bah.
"Remake Economy" In 2010, a filibuster-proof Congress and "progressive" affirmative-action Preezy tried to remake the economy from health care on out. Still suffering from that, America.
Leland Stanford was a total racist and needs to be canceled. Look what he did to and said about Chinese people. Just because he founded a Junior University should not exonerate him! And check out the Junior University's Nazi motto on its seal. Could it not be more clear???
Leland Stanford Junior University Seal
Remake the economy? Yeah....Turn ‘em all into beggars ‘cause they’re easier to please.
Re: Meaning of Easter
I think I've mentioned here before that I consider myself to be a devout Jobist, that as far as I'm concerned the Book of Job is an explication of the First Commandment - when God said "Remember I'm God" that there was an unspoken corollary "Remember you are not God". Which suggests that, since we have no understanding of God and what God wants, it's not by works but by grace we are saved. Warnock, by pretending to understand the mind of God, is not just mistaken but downright sinful.
Meaning of American Pie by Don McLean
Follow the lyrics closely together with the photos. They synchronize beautifully to explain each verse.
Although Don McClean only released the song in 1971, for those of us who grew up in the 50’s and 60’s this is a great piece with some very poignant moments in the history of those times. And for those of you who did not, it’s a taste of what you missed.
It was a song that "seemed" to be about something or other, but wasn't.
That was a good video.
I don’t think Americans lost their innocence when Kennedy was shot. I don’t know what innocence was left to lose? How much innocence was left after Americans witnessed the death and destruction of the Civil War?