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  • Guest Post: Author Dawn Witzke ~ Society Gone South

     

    Today I’m pleased to have Dawn Witzke, author of the debut novel Path of Angels (Underground Series Book 1) as a guest on D Street.

    Dawn writes about one of the many traditional institutions that has been compromised by the American Left.

     

    Society Gone South.

    Boy Scouts Cave…Again

    Not so long ago, I saw an announcement that said BSA would now allow girls who are under the misguided assumption that they are boys to join Boy Scouts. I used to support the Boy Scouts. In fact, I was a leader of both a Troop and a Venture Crew. My last year of volunteering came when they caved on “gay” scouts. I still would buy popcorn from the local troop, but I couldn’t bring myself to be an active participant in the decay of a once laudable organization. That time has passed.

    I was involved when the first battle was being waged. There were other things happening at the time as well. Money and membership had been going down for years. When the proverbial shit hit the fan and donations by large corporations were threatened, BSA did everything they could to save those funds, including throwing their organizations principles under the bus.

    Some in the leadership had tried a couple years before to get the BSA to change their stance on “gay” scouts and leaders, but it failed miserably because they tried to make too many changes at once.

    So, they backed off, split the issue of “gay” scouts from “gay” leaders and couched it in terms of “you’re evil for wanting to kick out boys who discover they’re gay.” Notice the wording choice. They didn’t say you want to keep out homosexual activists bent on destroying the BSA. No. It was “kick out.” Of course, the majority didn’t want to see boys who had been in scouts their entire life be kicked out just because of something that was beyond their control. It was an easily killed straw man.

    After “gay” scouts were accepted in 2013, the hard liners had left for other organizations that held the principles that BSA had once espoused. In 2015, “gay” leaders were accepted and now in 2017, “transgender” scouts.

    Each year, the enrollment numbers have been dropping. Rather than sticking to its principles, BSA elected to commit suicide by caving to those who want to see traditional morals destroyed.

    The attack on the BSA and eventual caving is a symptom of the wider culture. Long gone are the days of convincing people to change through logic and reason. Today, anyone who dissents from the left’s view of right and good is to be figuratively beaten into submission or eliminated entirely. And they will use any means necessary, including lying, cheating and stealing.

    We’ve seen it time and again. Chic-fil-a, Firefox, photographers, cake bakers, gamergate, Hugo Awards, Bram Stoker Awards and the latest – – Milo. No one is safe from the attacks. It doesn’t matter if you’re left, right or center, you will be vilified if you even suggest that anyone be allowed to hold any opinions other than the leftist line.

    Those who want to tear apart every institution that stands on moral or religious principles have been advancing and destroying those institutions. Gradually at first, but once they realized that people would cow to their demands, they became more forceful. They began winning the war, because good men chose not to fight.

    That is starting to change. People are starting, however small, to fight back. Trump’s win was a hard shock for the left who thought that they had cowed everyone into submission. (Okay, it was a shock to everyone, but the left felt it the hardest.) Little by little the ground lost can be recovered as long as people continue to fight back.

     

    Please check out Dawn’s new book! (I already ordered my copy).

     

    It is year 63 of the New Era. Nacerma has rid itself of societies ills – homelessness, hunger, suffering and religious differences – becoming a country of peace. Seventeen-year-old, Aadi seeks something deeper than the life Nacerma offers. When her former lover, turned priest, asks her to risk her life for her faith, she accepts the meaningful quest.
    Mischa Truin is wanted by the Guard and needs to get out of town for awhile. When he’s asked to keep his best friend, Aadi, safe, he jumps at the chance. Together, their faith and friendship are tested as they face thieves, highwaymen, the Red Guard and their own inner demons as their feelings for one another are revealed. Will their friendship survive the quest? Will they?
    Dawn Witzke is a freelance writer, graphic artist and master level procrastinator. She can be found over at her blog, Books & Art, where she randomly posts artwork, book reviews and writing.

     


  • Today’s Counterculture and the New Civil War ~ Progressives will and must Lose

    Being a part of today’s Counterculture is different. Unlike the countercultural movement of the 1960s, today’s movement is part of the cold civil war going on in America.

    Have no doubts: We are in the the throes of war. The American Left has declared war on those of us who do not subscribe to their progressive ideology, and those of us who elected Donald Trump as president are going to fight back at all costs. Part of the fight lies with the new counterculture.

     

    So far, this war is cold. Whether or not it goes hot is the choice of the progressives.

    For some clarity on the new counterculture and the cold civil war, please read the following post, “We can’t spare this man; he fights“, by CLFA admin.

     

     

    War is barely recognizable these days. Soldiers are killed without a drop of blood. Entire invasions occur without a single shot fired. Colonization is established with governmental assistance by the targeted nation, and we haven’t executed a traitor since 1953.

    But make no mistake; this is a war. If we lose this one, our way of life will be lost forever and our children enslaved.

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    Which brings us back to what the war looks like today: It is bloodless. We can bear all the arms we want, but there will be no way to shoot a regulation, or a curriculum, or a boycott, or a social media lynching, or a helpless 5-year-old child colonist.

    We should be grateful that this war is bloodless; our own children have food and healthy parents at home. Most of us will keep our jobs. Daily life is not disrupted. It is the most comfortable war in history. But it is still a war.

    Has there ever been a war where good people didn’t resort to doing things that would be considered despicable under any other circumstances? Who bayonets a loudmouthed entertainer in day-to-day life? Who guns down someone who posted a political comment? Who launches missiles on “sanctuary cities”?

    Thank God, we don’t have to do those things. But we must not forget that this is still a war and if we don’t fight it as such, it will already be too late before we have the opportunity to do those other things.

     

    The above has to do with the political assassination of Milo Yiannopoulos. Full disclosure: I agree with CLFA’s entire post. They told the truth, and most people who are politically aware and not of the Left agree that we are now in a struggle for our way of life.

    And there will be no surrender. We who write books and stories that counter the freedom-sucking culture the Left has foisted upon us will never stop fighting.

     

     

    The only thing not mentioned in the CLFA piece is the dread we feel when our countercultural writer’s minds are overcome with thoughts of this war turning hot.

     

    So, we are in an ideological struggle with people who hate us and everything we stand for. But that doesn’t mean they’re going to win.

    Though progressives have managed to divide this country, they are no longer able to fool anyone except themselves.

    With the advent of the internet, social media, alternative media and other 21st Century technology, people have caught onto their scam.

    After years of scandals by the Obama administration were covered up by the mainstream media, we watched as CNN tried to rig a presidential debate by giving the questions to Hillary Clinton.

    We saw the Wikileaks Podesta emails and then found other sources than the mainstream media for facts, because they showed themselves to be nothing more than an army of bloodletting mercenaries masquerading as journalists. And they work for the Democrats.

    Still, it was rough going as we endured fake polls put out by all the usual suspects in an attempt to gaslight us into believing that Clinton had the election in the bag.

    And even though we were assured by all the “best” people that we didn’t have a chance in hell of winning, we marched our deplorable butts to the polls and voted for Donald Trump.

     

    Our votes were against Progressivism. We voted NO to creeping socialism. We rejected the Left and their religion.

    And our prayers were answered on November 8 with Trump’s election as President.

    After the election It became even more apparent that the Left was under the impression that America and everyone in it should kowtow to them “just because.”

    But in their zealous attempt to grab back the power they had lost, they really jumped the shark.

    Their hateful, violent and nasty protests and riots, their calls for recounts, their attempts to intimidate electors, their screams of “popular vote!” and every other trick they tried to overthrow the Democratic process were on display for the entire world.

    And no one but their most cult-like followers likes what they see. Especially younger Americans who don’t want to be told how to think. They saw all of the above, too.

    These are young Americans we’re talking about. Eighteen to twenty-five years old. 

     

    The Leftists have forgotten something. Something rather important. And that is the fact that kids have a tendency to rebel.

    Everyone who has ever been a child or raised a child is aware of this. Some kids rebel in small ways and others in big ways, but I don’t believe any teen on earth hasn’t committed acts of rebellion in defiance of their parents, school or in some cases, the system.

    During the counterculture movement of the 1960s, teens and college kids protested the Vietnam war, experimented with everything from weed to hallucinogenic drugs, and immersed themselves in music that reflected the counterculture.

    Boys grew their hair. Girls dressed like hippies. Students went to Woodstock to hear legends like Jimi Hendrix and other up and coming stars of Rock & Roll. They did all of this in defiance of their parents and the system.

    Some of them grew out of their rebellion and went on to become productive members of society. Some became drug addicts that never came out of their rebellion.  And the worst became the fabled “Man.”

    The Man. The man that all those Classic Rock greats wrote protest songs about, and which they themselves have now become.

    And though some of today’s kids no doubt will stay in line and imitate the hatred and intolerance exhibited by their elders, many others will rebel against the puritanical strictures of their own Progressive parents.

     

    There is no way that this won’t happen. No way.

    Because the kids of today are observing the hypocrisy of their parents, the media, Hollywood and the system at large.

    If they have not been brainwashed to the point of no return, they cannot help but notice the many hypocrisies and what seems to be a mass psychosis that has overtaken the American Progressive Left.

    Many kids are fans of Milo, whose recent removal from what the system says is holy is a study in hypocrisy, intolerance, lies and bullying of a victim of childhood rape. Yes… Milo was raped as a young boy. By a priest. He’s also a homosexual. And an immigrant.

    Milo embodies everything the Progressive Left says they protect. Yet they attempted to destroy him for one reason: He differs from them politically.

    It’s the same with all the other people these Leftists have put in their bullying crosshairs. The treatment of Ivanka Trump is another example of their war. Because of the bullying tactics of the Progressive group #grabyourwallet, her clothing line has been removed from a growing list of retailers that caved to the Left.

     

    And while Progressives are too blind to see that they have become the new “Man”, the kids are not. And they are part of the new counterculture.

     

    They see the hypocrisy in every part of the rotten system, and they don’t like it. Some of them are old enough to vote, and they went to the polls and voted against the system.

    Others are pre-teens or high school kids who will rebel against their own parents during the coming years. They have their own minds, you see.

    They can think. They will question what they see happening. They will hear the hatred dripping off the tongues of their teachers, and since thought is not a crime, they can and they will ruminate over what they witness every day while listening to alternative music in their bedrooms.

    They will visit new You Tube personalities. They will hang out on Reddit. They will engage with other rebellious teens in the new counterculture.

    They will hang posters of Pepe in their bedrooms. They will hide Ivanka Trump shoes under their beds the way their parents used to hide joints under the mattress.

    In two years, or fours years or six, they will vote. And they will win the Cold Civil War.

     

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  • Today’s Democrats: Intolerance, Hatred and Cruelty are the Order of the Day

    Many Democrats have no intention of mending fences with those of us who did not vote for Hillary Clinton.  It’s obvious when we see their intolerance for people who do not subscribe to Leftist ideology.

    It’s running rampant in America. Democrats are teaching their children to hate the President and to shun other children whose parents voted for Donald Trump. Hatred and cruelty are everyday occurrences.

    I’ll start with an example of intolerance and hatred being taught to children by Democrats. Please watch this short video from Facebook:

     

     

    I’m sure I’m not the only person who finds this video disturbing. These Democrat parents are teaching their children to hate President Trump. Note the way the parents scream at the kids to “tear him apart!”

    They smile and cheer as their children rip this effigy disguised as a piñata limb from limb. After the Trump figure is ripped apart, the children are rewarded with candy.

    So, hatred and acts of simulated violence on a figure representing President Trump are rewarded by these Democrat zealots.

    Their children are innocent and are being used as pawns in a dangerous game.

    Now I have no idea how many Liberal Democrat parents are teaching their children to hate the President, (and, by default, anyone who voted for him), but I doubt this kind of incident is rare.

    My opinion comes from seeing young children at the various pussy marches that were held around the nation. Some of these kids were under 5, holding signs with messages of intolerance.

    If anyone believes this irresponsible parenting will end up benefitting the children involved, there’s a big bridge in Brooklyn I could sell you.

    This brings me to this past Sunday, where I ran into my dear friend at Mass.

    The gospel reading was Matthew 5: 38-48.

    38* “You have heard that it was said,x ‘An eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth.’39y But I say to you, offer no resistance to one who is evil. When someone strikes you on [your] right cheek, turn the other one to him as well.40If anyone wants to go to law with you over your tunic, hand him your cloak as well.41Should anyone press you into service for one mile,* go with him for two miles.z42Give to the one who asks of you, and do not turn your back on one who wants to borrow.a

    Love of Enemies.

    43b “You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’c44But I say to you, love your enemies, and pray for those who persecute you,45that you may be children of your heavenly Father, for he makes his sun rise on the bad and the good, and causes rain to fall on the just and the unjust.46For if you love those who love you, what recompense will you have? Do not the tax collectors* do the same?47And if you greet your brothers only, what is unusual about that? Do not the pagans do the same?*48So be perfect,* just as your heavenly Father is perfect.d

    One of the most difficult of Christ’s teachings for most people. The priest’s homily suggested that we ask God to help us in forgiving others, to pray for those who have wronged us, and to ask God to rain His blessings down upon them.

    Not an easy thing to do these days. We all have enemies. This is not conjecture.

    After Mass I greeted my friend, whom I met at church 8 years ago. We quickly became close during our work in the parish Pro Life ministry, and also community activism in opposing the Common Core curriculum being implemented at local schools. We are buddies, and she is my greatest friend in our parish. I love her.

    My friend suffered greatly at the hands of Leftist Democrat community agitators in her children’s school system because she refused to sit down and shut up about faulty texts and crappy Leftist ideological novels being taught as literature.

    For more on what happened please click here.

     

    After the hearing which other concerned parents were not permitted to attend, rumors began circulating that “some woman” was trying to ban books. The rumor was heard at the Bayard Taylor Library in Kennett Square. The rumor was also being spread in one of the New Garden polling places on election day, November 4th. People coming into the polling place to vote were told that someone was trying to “ban” books at Kennett High School. All of this talk of “banning” did the trick.

    On the evening of November 10th, my friend Angie went to the school board meeting alone. She had asked me to go with her, and I said no. I had no idea what was going to happen and neither did she. I’m pretty sure Angie’s husband did end up joining her at the meeting before it ended, but I wish I had gone. She could have used a friend.

    The room where the school board met that night was filled with adults and students wearing “We Read Banned Books” buttons. There was quite a large group. Angie told me she was sitting quietly and wondering what the hell was going on, since the vote was to decide whether the book should be kept under age restrictions. A group of about 5-6 kids sat nearby, along with a few parents. Angie decided to ask them why they were at the meeting. Following is the paraphrased conversation:

    Angie: Why are you all here?

    Students: Our teachers asked us to come, because some lady is trying to ban books in our library.

    Angie: Oh no…that’s not what’s going on. I’m the person who’s concerned about the book, but I didn’t ask for it to be banned. I’m just concerned about kids. Some kids may be too young to read what’s in the book, so we should make sure they can be talked to by someone like the counselor.”

    Students: What? You’re the lady?

    Angie: Yes. It’s me, but I don’t want to ban books.

    Students: We didn’t know. We were told by our teachers to come tonight to support the school because someone wanted to ban books. We didn’t know.

     

    Here’s more:

     

    The board whipped things up a bit more before they went on to other business. Following is a quote from board member Rudy Alphonso:

    “I think about the principles that our Founding Fathers laid ground for us (and) all the battles and all the people that have died over our 200-plus years to keep these fundamental freedoms in place and to allow us to have the choice whether or not we want to read something or not read something,” he said in his statement. “Banning this book, to me, would almost be like turning my back on all those hundreds of thousands of American veterans, men and women, who have died to allow us to keep those freedoms and not to have censorship. I see this attempt to ban this book as if we live in Nazi Germany. This is the United States of America. The Statue of Liberty rings for everyone.”

    This man and the other board members must have known that the book wasn’t leaving the school, yet he mentioned Nazi Germany. How unbelievably pathetic.

     

    So you see, Angie is not popular with many Democrats in her community. And now, because she is a Republican committee person for her township, and her neighbors know she supported President Trump, one of her children is being shunned by an “adult” neighbor.

     

     

    Virgin and Child

     

    After Mass on Sunday we went inside the multi-purpose chapel that was recently built at our parish church. Above is a statue that graces the chapel. I don’t know the title of the statue, but as you can see, the Blessed Virgin Mary and her Son are surrounded by children of many races and ethnicities.

    As Angie was relating the incident, we gazed at the statue. Here’s what happened.

    The neighborhood itself shows signs of displeasure with Trump. A mailbox is tied with a black ribbon, and there are other signs of dislike.

    Anyway, Angie related that her son, age 8, was playing in her yard with a neighbor’s child, and the child’s mother called him to come home, and not to play with his friend because “they” are mean people.

    *Note* – I have met the woman in question three times, at various parties at Angie’s house.

    Anyway, Angie’s 8 year old was upset at what was said, as any child would be. Then the following occurred.

    I don’t know if it was directly after the neighbor boy was told to get out of that yard or if it maybe happened later, at the bus stop or some other time, but the little boy approached Angie and said (paraphrase): I want to play here. I don’t think you are mean. But my mom says you are mean people and I can’t play with ___. (Angie’s son).

    Again, she told me this directly after we had listened to a priest speak of forgiving and praying for those who hurt us, while looking at a statue of Christ surrounded by children of differing ethnicities.

    It really was a strange feeling.

    Sigh…

    I would like to know how the Democrat mom in question is any different than a white woman before Civil Rights who taught her children never to speak or play with a black child.

    Or how she is different from a German mother in 1932 teaching her children not to ever associate or play with a Jewish child.

    If anyone can explain the difference, please do so in the comments.

    I myself see no difference.  I have known this little boy for many years. He is a wonderful child with a big heart, yet he is shunned by a woman who used to eat in his home.

    This woman is a Democrat, and seemingly sees no irony in what she did. Democrats pride themselves on being tolerant and loving, yet she was cruel, intolerant and hateful to an 8-year- old boy.

    Again, for any Democrat who might be reading, please help me to understand why this, or the hatred in the above video, is acceptable in America today. I’ll wait.

    My opinion is that these children will grow up to be sad, guilt-ridden individuals, or perhaps hateful bullying thugs like the ones we see beating people and pepper spraying them for wearing a Trump hat.

    And now for my own reflections on the unfortunate fact that the Democrats are practicing intolerance and hatred.

    White Clay Creek, Chester County, PA

     

    Above is a branch of White Clay Creek near my home in Chester County, Pennsylvania. I run here in White Clay Creek Preserve.

    On Sunday afternoon I went running and snapped the above photo. Though not visible in the picture, the park was full of people. It was a beautiful day, and I saw many families walking together with their dogs, and also other runners and some trail bikers.

    As I was running I smiled and said hello to everyone who made eye contact, all the while wondering if they would hate me if they knew I voted for Trump.

    I have had similar experiences over the years while running, but they usually occurred when the park was almost deserted.

    I once got a strange feeling about a man who was walking his dog in the dead of winter while I was running in the bitter cold. I don’t know why, but the man seemed off. I got the feeling he might be out looking to hurt someone.

    He was there on and off whenever I went to a certain trail. Sometimes I saw him in the parking lot and took off down the road so he wouldn’t know which path I planned to take. Other times he was on the road but very close to the trail. He was always wearing a parka with a hood, and walking a little dog.

    When I saw him I was put in mind of the movie The Silence of Lambs. I have no idea why, but I always ran away as fast as I could.

    And then one day I came around a bend in the trail far away from the road. I was all alone in the bitter cold, running in an isolated place. This was 8 years ago.

    As I ran I wondered what to do. I prayed. I didn’t stop or turn around, for whatever reason.  I kept running right toward him, praying.

    And then out of nowhere came a tall, fit man, running directly toward me. He passed me as I was passing the guy with the dog.

    He came along out of the blue. I had never seen him before, and I never saw him again. And that was the last time I ever saw the man with the dog.

    Now you may say I’m imagining things, or I was paranoid, or any number of 21st Century notions. But I believe an Angel passed by at the very moment I need God’s help.

    After that, I began to carry pepper spray while running.

    And on Sunday I ran with my paper spray, smiling at people, half of whom were probably Democrats that might hate me for my beliefs, remembering what the priest had said. Pray for those who hurt you.

    It was surreal. And then I heard the sound of gunfire. People were target shooting off in the distance. The sound carried, and everyone on the trail could hear the shots.

    It went on for the remainder of my run. It was like a balm. I was comforted. Because again, everyone in the park could hear it. If any far Leftists like the ones described above were walking along wondering who voted for who in that park, they were surely put on notice.

    We know many Democrats hate us.They tell us in many ways everyday, in social media comments, in acts of violence at riots, and in their obstruction and slander of Trump and every person he appoints to his cabinet.

    And they know we know. But they also know that as a group we possess the great equalizer.

    Again, it’s comforting to have the protection afforded by the 2nd Amendment.

    The Democrats who teach their children to hate us would do well to teach them about our right to bear arms while they instruct them on shunning, bullying and hating other children. It might be helpful to the children at some point down the road.

     

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  • #FreeKindle Promotion ~ Tears Of Paradox & The #CLFA Booknado

    Tears Of Paradox (Storms of Transformation Series Book 1) is free on Kindle through Wednesday February 15.

    Here’s what readers think about Tears Of Paradox.

     

     

    And, it’s time for the CLFA February Booknado!


    The monthly Booknado showcases books written by members of the Conservative Libertarian Fiction Alliance, a counter-cultural group of talented authors, artists, columnists, publishers and other creative people who are working to bring quality books and other media to the underserved Conservative and Libertarian public.

     

    From the Booknado:

    New Releases:


    Live and Let Bite (Love at First Bite Book 3) by Declan Finn
    The third book in the Dragon Award nominated “Love at First Bite” series.


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    It will take every bit of skill Nancy and Erica have to track down the evil genius behind the disappearances. Defeating them will be a different matter entirely.


    Letters from Aztlan by John L. Wolf
    In a dystopian, post-meltdown United States, a cynical, aging gunfighter receives a letter from an old friend in desperate need of help. He must fight his way across cartel occupied territory to find her.

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    America has fallen to a Marxist bureaucracy, and the parents of an unborn child go underground to keep their baby’s existence a secret.

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    Eight years after Z-Day, the surviving remnants of mankind face the unknown. The scars of the long war run deep. And hope is a dangerous thing when the real enemy might just be the survivors themselves.

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    Bulletproof Vestments (Father Jay Book 1) by Jane Lebak
    A former gang member has tracked down the man who ratted out his brother 10 years ago. It’s time for some good old-fashioned revenge, except the man in question is disabled. And he’s a priest. And no one’s going to let him go down without a fight.

     

    As you can see, there are Vampires, Harry Potter style Fantasies, YA and Dystopian titles, including my own book.

    Since July of 2014 I’ve been a proud member of CLFA. I have found new friends, writing advice and critiques, and professionals who offer their services as cover artists, editors and beta readers. Members include specialists in areas unfamiliar to me (like guns) who will happily answer questions.

    Other members have online radio shows that will book authors as guests.

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  • March For Life 2017 ~ A Labor of Love

    Today I watched the March for Life in a livestream from EWTN

    The coverage, including the rally on the National Mall, with speakers Kellyanne Conway, VP Mike Pence, Eric Metaxas (author of Bonhoeffer), Mia Love and Cardinal Timothy Dolan can be accessed here.

    The rally was mind blowing. It was full of inspiration, love, respect, prayer and hope. If you want to be uplifted I would encourage you to watch, even if you are not prolife.

    This post will consist of screenshots from my computer and links to tweets from people who attended the march.

    Unlike the Pink Kitty Ladies protest against President Trump last weekend, which featured hateful screaming speeches, women who wore vaginas on their heads, and signs which desecrated the Catholic religion, today’s event was classy, kind, prayerful, inspiring and full of love and respect for all human beings around the world.

    But before I share the beauty I saw today, I must mention some ugliness. On both Facebook and Twitter, the ugliness of last weekend is intruding on today’s march. That is to be expected of course; the “tolerant” crowd are simply doing what they do.

    However, they are crafting a narrative about crowd size, saying that the Pink Kitty protest was much bigger than today’s March for Life.

    That may or may not be true; from what I saw today, there were probably 150,000 or more people marching for life, but time will tell.

    However, the Pink Kitties are not taking two important facts into account.

    1) The March for Life has taken place every January for the past 44 years, even if the news media refuses to report it. If the Pink Kitties were placed next to all the marchers from this year and years past, it would be like comparing the number of men that many pro lifers have slept with (probably between 10 and zero) to the amount Madonna has slept with (no one will ever know for sure but most likely below a thousand).

    Sorry for the picture I just painted, but I thought it was a good way to make my point. Last week’s March was a drop in the ocean.

    2) The March for Life is not funded by George Soros, and the Pink Kitty-Trump protest almost certainly was.

    Please read this Chicks on the Right article, Women’s March Organizers Funded By Notorious Leftist Billionaire George Soros.

     

    New York Times columnist Asra Q. Nomani explains how she followed the money trail and how it all came back to Soros –

    By my draft research, which I’m opening up for crowd-sourcing on GoogleDocs, Soros has funded, or has close relationships with, at least 56 of the march’s “partners,” including “key partners” Planned Parenthood, which opposes Trump’s anti-abortion policy, and the National Resource Defense Council, which opposes Trump’s environmental policies. The other Soros ties with “Women’s March” organizations include the partisan MoveOn.org (which was fiercely pro-Clinton), the National Action Network (which has a former executive director lauded by Obama senior advisor Valerie Jarrett as “a leader of tomorrow” as a march co-chair and another official as “the head of logistics”). Other Soros grantees who are “partners” in the march are the American Civil Liberties Union, Center for Constitutional Rights, Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch. March organizers and the organizations identified here haven’t yet returned queries for comment.

    DUDE. That’s not just one or two Soros-linked organizations that oddly showed up in the behind-the-scenes financials for these protests. That’s a TON of left-leaning organizations getting cash from the living, breathing example of a Bond villain.

    First terrorism, then Goldfinger. These progressive feminist marchers sure know how to pick their friends.

     

    So, the Women’s March was kind of easy for those who participated.

    It was held on a Saturday–March for Life is always held on a weekday when Congress is in session–and they didn’t have to raise a ton of money because George Soros funded them.

    Their job consisted of knitting pussy hats, passing them out, donning vagina costumes and making those nasty signs showcased in Megan Fox’s PJ Media article (linked above). Then they went out and had fun listening to a woman who needs a mental health intervention.

    Of course, they may have had to put out funds for transportation, but other than that, there was no grassroots activism. It was all planned by the Far Left.

    Now for the images of today 🙂

     

    Above is the March route. As you can see, the Mall, beginning at the Washington Monument (far left) stretches for blocks. When I attended the 2009 March for life, we were way back near the monument, not nearly close enough to hear the speeches or see the big screens (if they even had them back then).

    The route is highlighted in red. It’s a long march up Constitution Avenue past the Capitol building and around the corner to the Supreme Court, where the march ends.

     

    The above map was included in this article by International Business Times.

     

     Above: Marchers gathered in front of the Supreme Court ahead of the actual March.

     

    Below are more photos.

     

    I took screenshots with my timestamp in the upper right corner. As you’ll see, this march was HUGE.

     Above, the front of the March at 2:15 pm, on Constitution ave.

    The following photos are in order of timestamp.

    Above, the front of the March has reached the Supreme Court building at 2:38 pm. But there are still tens of thousands of marchers to come.

    You can see the Washington Monument in the distance. There are still thousands marching.

    In front of SCOTUS at 2:58 pm. President Trump’s tweet is featured.

    Following are screenshots without timestamps that show the huge crowds.


    Hooray! There’s Our Lady of Guadalupe as she really is, unlike the creepy and blasphemous effigies carried by Crazy Cat Ladies last week.

    Our Lady of Guadalupe, pray for us!

    Below are a few tweets from March attendees and others. 

     

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    What a difference a week makes!

     

    On a personal note, I have been involved on & off with the respect life movement since 2008.

    Today’s March made history because, for the first time, the VP of the United States addressed the crowds.

    I truly believe that we are making great strides toward changing hearts and minds in America.

    And it is being done because of God, who is Love.

     

     

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    Free preview of my ProLife labor of love. ❤


  • Dear Hollywood: Please, For The Love Of God, Go On Strike.

    As many people know, the election of Donald Trump has caused Leftists in general, and Hollywood in particular, to become unhinged.

    I’ll begin with Leftists in general. Their latest tantrums concern the inauguration. They have mounted a campaign to shame performers who were asked to perform into dropping out, and are currently twitter and Facebook mobbing any individual or group that chooses to perform on January 20.

    Here’s just one example. Below is a Facebook post by the band Three Doors Down, who will be performing next Friday.

     

     

    Note the vitriol:

     

    Old fans of this band commented with their support, of course, but that doesn’t negate the hate from the Left. What business is it of theirs who performs at the inauguration?

    And if I read that Leftist talking point about Trump “mocking a handicapped person” one more time, I may just scream into a pillow.

    It was debunked. It did not happen. Trump did not mock that reporter’s disability. Trump was acting boorish on the campaign trail, but he did not go after a reporter’s disability. The true story can be found in the article below, by Mollie Hemingway.

    Unlike another president, who really did make fun of mentally handicapped people:

     

    Of course, Leftists reserved comment on the Special Olympics insult, because, Obama.

    Now on to Hollywood Leftists, who have become as crazy as sh*thouse rats.

     

    I’ll start with the big enchilada, Meryl Streep. And,except for some sh*thouse rats on steroids who will appear at the end of this post, I will also finish with Meryl, who believes she is brave.

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    (Leftists in general also believe Streep is brave for standing in front of a large group of people who agree with her every word and making a nasty speech about half of America, but they are also crazy, as shown above, so we can concentrate on Meryl.)

    There is plenty to say about Meryl here in this post by Mollie Hemingway.

    There was one performance this year that stunned me. It sank its hooks in my heart. Not because it was good. There was nothing good about it. But it was effective and it did its job. It made its intended audience laugh and show their teeth. It was that moment when the person asking to sit in the most respected seat in our country imitated a disabled reporter. Someone he outranked in privilege, power, and the capacity to fight back. It kind of broke my heart when I saw it. I still can’t get it out of my head because it wasn’t in a movie. It was real life.

    Um, okay. Here again we have a Hollyweirdo who thinks people give a damn what she thinks, insinuating that more than half of Americans are now “showing their teeth.” Like we’re dogs, or some other rabid animal.

    Hello? Meryl? Please take your narrative and choke on it. We don’t care what you think. (In fact, we believe you are deranged.)

    For anyone who’s interested, here’s the video:

     

    And here’s the big enchilada speaking of her love for child rapist Roman Polanski and giving him a standing ovation. (Leftists have no comment on this, either.)

    Okay, that’s about it. Except for this:

    The above Hollyweirdos have jumped the shark.

    I’ll be glad when Trump takes office. The derangement of the Left will most likely remain, but once Trump begins to fix the mess Obama made, I’ll be less annoyed by their antics, and more entertained. 🙂

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    And now for a bit of shameless self-promotion.

    The new anthology Freedom’s Light: Short Stories goes on sale Monday, January 16. It is now available for preorder.

    My short story, The Birthday Party is included. I am still over the moon with happiness at being chosen.

    And… my new book, Cadáin’s Watch , the final book of the Storms of Transformation Series, is available for preorder on Amazon.

    Please give these books a try.

    I say this not to nag readers, but for an entirely different reason, one that some folks may not have thought about.

    If you are a Conservative or Libertarian, have you ever wondered why all the arts have been taken over by Leftists like the ones above?

    Books, movies, TV, art and music, with few exceptions, are the property of the Left. This was not an accident. It happened gradually, but knowing that politics is downstream from culture, the Left worked behind the scenes for many years.

    They inserted themselves into all the arts, and now we are faced with craziness from all sides. Anyone who does not subscribe to the Left’s worldview is mocked, derided and ridiculed.

    We have a chance to gain back some ground, but we need readers to buy and read books by authors that don’t tow the Liberal line. It’s the same with movies, TV shows, music and games.

    We have a reprieve, now that Hillary will not be troubling us for at least 4 years. To give independent authors or those with your values a chance will help us change the culture, one story at a time. (And please don’t forget to leave a one or two sentence review on Amazon. The more reviews for each book, the better the chances of it being seen by other people who are tired of Leftist ideology being at the top.

    For information on books that won’t insult your sensibilities, please visit Conservative Libertarian Fiction Alliance.

     


  • Baby It’s Cold Outside ~ Just a Christmas Classic, Not a Date Rape Anthem

    As some folks may know, feminist agitators are calling to have the Holiday themed song “Baby It’s Cold Outside” banned, because in their minds it comes across as describing a date rape.

     

    I wish this was a fake news satirical story, but sadly, it’s true. Liberal activists are outraged that the seasonal song Baby it’s Cold Outside should be banned because, wait for it, it promotes sexual harrassment and non-consensual sex.

    It’s a movement that started a few years ago and has been taken up with more fervor and passion every Christmas season. But this season, the movement has gained steam because, according to HuffPo, a pair of songwriters have offered up alternate lyrics to make the song more politically correct, socially acceptable, and completely awful:

    The duo, singer-songwriters Lydia Liza and Josiah Lemanski, told CNN that they felt that the original song was “aggressive and inappropriate,” arguing that the listener never finds out what happens to the woman in the song.

    “You never figure out if she gets to go home. You never figure out if there was something in her drink. It just leaves you with a bad taste in your mouth,” said Liza.

    The couple’s revised lyrics are adorably consensual, opening with “I really can’t stay” sung by Liza and “Baby, I’m fine with that” sung by Lemanski.

    Most notably, when Liza sings, “I ought to say no, no, no,” Lemanksi responds with “You reserve the right to say no.”

    The rest of the lyrics include a reference to Pomegranate La Croix (we’re unclear as to whether or not this flavor exists, but we’d totally drink it if it were real), as well as plans for a date at The Cheesecake Factory.

     

    When I heard about this, the Debbie Downer noise went through my head.

     

     

    It’s the Holidays. It’s Christmas! It’s a classic. And, it was written long ago, before feminists began peeking into every tradition in America in search of things to be outraged about.

    If anything, the song is a window into how women acted in the past. He wants her to stay, and she’s saying: “I have to go home. I am a chaste and respectable girl, and I have too much respect for myself and you to spend the night, since we aren’t married.”

    So what if the song doesn’t say whether she went home or not? Use your imagination. Its just a nice song, one that I have enjoyed for years. Why must everything be cause for a witch hunt?

    Here’s the song, sung by Dean Martin in 1959:

     

     

    It brings to mind a different time. A time where men and women actually got to know each other before having sex. Maybe some of us still like to reflect on what it was like back then.

    My parents were married in 1956. This was their era. Women’s fashions included tasteful dresses, shoes, and hats. My mother wore hats and gloves to church. And men dressed in suits and hats if they were taking a girl on a special first date.

    I have a feeling the subjects of this song were not merely dating, because few women who weren’t engaged would go home with a man, and even the ones who were engaged and visited their fiancés went home at night!

    It takes a pretty low mind to take today’s behavior of slipping roofies into a girl’s drink and insert it into the meaning of this song. As far as I know, this behavior was not widespread back in the 50s. And I suspect that no man with any respect for women or himself would do such a thing today.

    Maybe it would be better for the feminists to warn girls not to meet strange men in bars.

    Why are the feminists concerned only about what might have been slipped into the drink? Why not encourage young women not to go out and get drunk at all? Why not encourage them not to hook up with multiple different men?

    Sigh. It’s like a friend of mine said: These Leftists/feminists/activists feel like it’s their mission in life to find fault with every single tradition in America.

    The nonsense above is just this week’s offering. Meh. I’m not listening to them, and neither should anyone else who enjoys the song “Baby It’s Cold Outside.”

     

     

    Speaking of Holiday favorites, here are a few more of mine:

     

     

    More Sinatra. I only like him at Christmas.

     

     

    Silent Night is beautiful no matter who sings it, but I like this version.

     

     

    And finally, there’s this.

     

     

    I’m not sure how many people (if any) are regular followers of this blog, but if there are any, you probably know of my love for Bruce Springsteen’s music, and also my distaste for his recent behavior re the 2016 Presidential Election and other behavior over the past year.

    This includes the nonsense regarding Mike Pence’s attendance at the musical “Hamilton”, where our VP elect was booed in front of his family by audience members, and lectured by the cast, who implied that the new administration would not protect them.

    It was a blot on the Democrats, period. It was a low class, nasty thing to do. But of course, Springsteen and his wife Patti Scialfa made it a point to go to NYC the very next day to attend a performance of Hamilton. I saw it on Scialfa’s Instagram account, which I still visit occasionally, because I want to follow her again. And him.

    But her photos made it plain that the Springsteen family have chosen sides. They are firmly and without shame on the side of the people who booed and lectured Pence, and against we who would like to give Trump and Pence a chance, the same way we did Obama back in 2008.

    Though the people who want to ban Baby it’s Cold Outside, and the Hamilton Cast, and the Springsteen Family, and all others of their mindset may believe they have the Spirit of Christmas or the Holidays in their hearts, their actions say the opposite.

    This season is supposed to be joyous. People usually open their hearts and wish goodwill on their neighbors. But that’s not what these folks are doing.

    They are doing the opposite–sowing more seeds of division and exclusiveness each time they decide they want to ban a song that has been around for 80 years, or show their disdain for those of us who disagree with them politically.

    Will they ever learn?

    I hope so. That’s why, even though I have not listened to Springsteen much since April, I am beginning to listen again. I’m going to at least try, since I do love the music. And I will always listen to Merry Christmas Baby. You see, I am not one to exclude a simple song from my own life or anyone else’s, just because I disagree with the artist on politics.

    If only the behavior was reciprocated, how much more joy would there be.

     

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  • Dear Leftists. Get. Over. It.

    It has been 3 weeks since America elected the next President of the United States, Donald J. Trump, and we are still in the throes of the biggest, loudest, hysterical temper tantrum in recent memory.

    Yes, Hillary voters, I’m talking about you.

    There has not been such a show of immaturity in at least 60 years, if not longer. I know this because my mother told me. She’s 81, and said flat out that she remembers nothing that compares to the Left’s rage at the fact that their candidate didn’t win in all the years she’s been voting.

    (Except, perhaps, when Al Gore decided he had won in 2000, and subjected the country to the spectacle of hanging chads, lawsuits, and a Supreme Court decision that ruled that he could not continue trying to find enough Florida votes to declare himself the winner.)

    *Disclaimer* – To those Hillary voters who have done what normal people do when their candidate loses, (having some time of anger, and speaking about your disappointment, and then watching the new PEOTUS and commenting on his performance): This post is not directed at you.

    This is directed at Far Left Democrats, Media, and their sycophants & twitter trolls who have decided to overthrow the fair election of Donald Trump, and/or, those who insist on nasty tactics of passive-aggressive “statements” that are really ploys to humiliate Trump & his VP in public.

    So, let’s begin.

    To the cast of Hamilton & the audience who booed Mike Pence & his family, and then called him out with a statement speaking of their “fear” that they won’t be protected, This is how you appear to the rest of us:

     

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    Your behavior was low class, and lacked basic decency. Please buy a copy of Amy Vanderbilt’s Everyday Etiquette, read it, and act accordingly.

     

    To the “protesters” who have marched & chanted “Not My President” and sometimes blocked interstates, invaded malls, held innocent people captive in their cars, rioted, attacked private citizens, broke windows & looted private businesses, and otherwise acted like three-year-olds in adult bodies, this is what you look like to the rest of us:

     

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    Your tantrums are boring at the least, and dangerous at their worst. Go home. Nobody cares. You’re not going to get your way this time, so please, just stop.

    Or, as this video explains, “Sore Losers – Shut the F**k Up.”

     

     

    To the many Far Leftists working behind the scenes to throw the election to Hillary Clinton by calling for the electoral college to be rescinded without trying to amend the U.S. Constitution, screaming about the “popular vote” in order to inflame the passions of the above “protesters”, spamming, intimidating and threatening electors to get them to break the law or go against the people by voting for Hillary Clinton rather than Donald Trump, this is what you look like to normal, everyday Americans:

     

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    Yes. This is really how people see you. You are attempting to burn the system down because you didn’t get your way this time. You may think you look cool and hip and brave, but in fact, the opposite is true. When people act in such ways, the rest of us see only one thing: Crazy.

    So stop. Just stop. If you don’t like the election results, work within the system to get Americans to want to vote for your candidate.

    Do some self-searching. Look inwardly, and try to understand why people rejected your candidate, your ideology and your message.

    (Hint. It has something to do with your standard operating procedure of labeling anyone who disagrees with you on issues as a “racist” or “bigot” or “homophobe” or “redneck” or “toothless hillbilly who sleeps with their sister” among other ridiculous name and labels.)

    Look at yourselves. Then try to act like you weren’t raised by wolves, and think about people other than yourselves and your “wants.” Maybe then, you’ll get a clue.

     

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    To all the Far Leftists who have broken off family relationships, and are refusing to allow grandparents to have any contact with their beloved grandchildren, this is how your actions appear to the rest of us:

     

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    Yes. You really are the Grinch who stole Christmas. The idea of cutting off contact with parents and close relatives over an election is beyond petty. It’s downright cruel. It’s low class, hateful, and hurtful.

    Please read the above linked article and think about what you are doing, to your parents, your children and yourselves. Then mend fences. Life is too short for this!

    I’ve been in your position for years. Obama really did encroach on my rights re Freedom of Religion. He also went outside of the power of his office and signed numerous unconstitutional executive orders that will have to be undone by Trump. Yet I never stopped speaking to family.

    Some of my family voted for Obama 2X, and I was even told that they would go along and support any eventual policy on firearms that would allow the government to enter my home and remove my lawfully purchased and licensed firearm from my house.

    But I certainly never cut anyone off. I spoke back and then the conversation ended. We still have Thanksgiving dinner together, and none of the little children in our family are even aware that an election took place.

    Please, don’t cut your family from your lives because you don’t like the way they voted!

     

    To Jill Stein the Recount Queen: Give it up. You will not get your way, and neither will the Democrats. Trump won the election, fair and square.

    Do you and those who back you have any idea how ridiculous you look? The premise for this recount is that Russians hacked our elections, yet you were the ones who insisted the NO ONE, including the Russians could have hacked the emails on Hillary’s unsecured private server.

    This makes as much sense as saying foxes invaded a henhouse, but they could not possibly have invaded the henhouse next door.

    Please. Go home.

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    And finally, to all the people on the Left who have been throwing the term “Civil War” out on the internet, in Facebook comments, tweets, and articles like this one from Gersh Kuntzman, the man who claimed to have gotten PTSD from shooting a rifle one time, and whose foolishness spawned an everlasting stream of memes:

     

    Winner take all

    What if Hillary Clinton voters took up arms against all of Trump’s voters? Sure, it’s civil war again, but this one we can win — after all, there are millions more of us than there are of them.

     

     

    You are full of crap.

    There are not millions more of you. If you are going with the “popular vote” talking point, please understand that the absentee Military ballots were not even counted. If they were tallied, they would, on the authority of someone who knows, count as roughly 60% Trump – 40% Clinton.

     

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    Have you forgotten the absentee voters, Gersh? Stop with the veiled threats. And be very careful what you wish for.

    I’ll end with this message to the angry leftists from an american infantryman that has been making the rounds online. It speaks of all of the people I mentioned above.

     

    I also know you’re a coward.

    I know this because you keep screaming, and blogging, and protesting, and even rioting… but you won’t start this “uprising” you keep going on and on about. If you really believe that your cause is just, that the majority supports you, and that the United States needs to be overthrown to make way for your Progressive social utopia of sunshine and free shit… pick up a gun and start your revolution like every other communist group in history. See, I come from an organization that spent the better part of the last century training to fight a bunch of little commie heathens, and I have a pretty healthy respect for any Ivan who was willing to pick up an AK47 and parachute onto the continent ready to overthrow the USA. That takes some guts. You’re not like him though. You’re quite different actually. Ivan was in shape. You’re a bunch of ‘fat acceptance’ advocates who complain airline seats are too small for your 9,000 calories per day diet. Ivan was a proud masculine man. You have drag queens and fat feminist women with green hair. Ivan grew up mining coal and hunting wolves in the Urals. You want socialism because you’re upset that you can’t get a 6-figure job at age 24 with the bullshit arts degree you spent all that loan money on and haven’t done a day of physical labor in your life. Ivan was a veteran of Stalingrad, Afghanistan, and a dozen bush wars. You think “Call of Duty” is too violent and sexist. Ivan packed an AK47 and knew how to use it. Those among you leftists now who even have weapons ditch them after you rob the liquor store or 7/11 and go hide out at your aunt’s Section 8 housing. You don’t have the discipline Ivan did, at least he used the sights. Ivan killed jihadists by the thousands. You make excuses for them and want to invite them into our country.

    You all have your reasons for hating America and whether or not I agree isn’t even relevant. I took an oath as did all of my brothers and sisters in uniform to defend this country against all enemies foreign AND domestic. I will always protect your rights to free speech and expression through lawful and civil protest whether or not your cause is something I believe in. However, you seem to believe revolution and violence are the answer now, and that makes you a domestic enemy of the United States I protect and serve. Do it and I’ll teach you how we make the fuckin’ green grass grow. You keep saying you want a revolution, secession, a new Civil War and the election of “Racist/sexist/homophobic/Republican/Nazi/xenophobic/dictator/Islamophobic/rich guy asshole” Donald Trump is the catalyst for you to take action and destroy every evil you perceive this country to stand for…

    Well… We’re waiting. Shit or get off the pot.

     

    Again… be careful with your wishes. You really, really do NOT want them to come true.

     

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  • #GetOnGab

    Unless you just awakened from a coma, or were without internet, TV news, Social Media or newspapers, you know that VP elect Mike Pence was booed by Leftist audience members while attending the musical Hamilton on Broadway last night.

     

     

    There was also a “statement” at the end of the show by a member of the cast. This actor called on Pence by name, and proceeded to lecture him in front of his family.

     

    So, here we go again. This is why I’m moving to Gab.

    To rehash the Twitter war that went on all day today would be pointless. People like me, who voted for Donald Trump were disgusted by the audience members & the cast, which, BTW, put out a casting call for only non-whites.

    People who voted Hillary were thrilled, and used today to mock and deride Trump supporters, Mike Pence, Donald Trump, and anyone who disagrees with their narrow vision.

    A boycott Hamilton hash tag sprang up, and was quickly appropriated by the far Left, who did what they always do: call Republicans names & mock them.

    There were cries of: The show is sold out for 2 years, so how do these dummies believe there can be a boycott?! All these idiots worried about Hamilton will have a hard time finding New York on a map.!They’re too stupid! (paraphrase)

    I’m not going to bother embedding individual tweets. If you want to see what the Left thinks of anyone with a different opinion than their own, please click here.

    They have twisted themselves into pretzels, ignoring all facts to the contrary, and insist that Trump is a racist. He’s not. There are numerous testimonials and articles which refute this claim with facts, but the Left does not run on facts. It’s all about their narrative.

    They have also painted Mike Pence as a boogey, because he is a Christian and someone who doesn’t agree with gay marriage. That makes him a Deplorable person in their hive mind. So, they threw the flames today.

    The cast of Hamilton screwed up. They could have made a statement after the show, backstage for slobbering news reporters, but instead they called Pence by name, and shamed him in front of the audience.

    And please, don’t even try to wave this off as: Pence is used to this. It’s free speech.

    Yes, it is free speech. The cast of this musical can say whatever they want; no one is denying that. But please. Can anyone say with a straight face that if Michelle Obama had attended a show and the audience booed, that the outcome would have been the same?

    Or, if the cast of a musical had called attention to Hillary Clinton in front of an audience and accused her of “not protecting them and their rights”… what would have happened?

    I’ll tell you what would have happened. The Leftist mobs would have descended on the theater with rocks and torches and burned the place down.

    Liberal cable news outlets would have berated the cast 24/7, & leftists would be circulating petitions to have the show shut down. And, no doubt it would shut down.

    Because that’s how leftists roll. They shut you down.

    Here’s a photo that was tweeted by a far Leftist who hates Trump, Pence, we who voted for them, our families and our children:

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    So, there you are. These people, who riot, destroy property, close down highways, and make everything miserable and ugly for the rest of us have no intention of allowing our country to heal.

    They are protected by the media, the Democrat party, and the rest of the Hollywood moonbats. They know they can get away with lying and slandering and destroying individuals who stand in the way of what they want.

     

    This FPM article, IMAGINE A PROGRESSIVE BOOT STAMPING ON A HUMAN FACE FOREVER gives us the scoop: Leftists are bigots.

     

    A few years ago I wrote about the left’s need to maintain and preserve inequality, to perpetuate its power in the form of an endless civil rights movement. And that requires endless reserves of bigotry.

    The left has taken two approaches.

    First, it has mined subtler forms of old bigotry. Forget racism, let’s go with microaggressions. Just about anything these days can be deemed offensive and problematic. Bigotry is embedded in white privilege and therefore will never go away.

    Second, discover new forms of protected identities being discriminated against. Some of these identities can be manufactured and we’re rapidly heading toward a world where half the population is some of protected victim class and where intersectionality negotiates the victim value index.

    But that’s dry stuff. The uglier side of this is that it isn’t just about power, but about destroying people. We keep seeing that again and again. It’s not about rights anymore. It’s about a war that ends with a destroyed and humiliated enemy. It’s about the sensation of trampling that enemy.

    This ugliness has always been at the core of the left. It’s disguised in fake spirituality, in the rhetoric of victimization and justice, but at the end of all that rhetoric is the gulag and the prison cell.

    “There will be no laughter, except the laugh of triumph over a defeated enemy. There will be no art, no literature, no science. When we are omnipotent we shall have no more need of science. There will be no distinction between beauty and ugliness. There will be no curiosity, no enjoyment of the process of life. All competing pleasures will be destroyed. But always — do not forget this, Winston — always there will be the intoxication of power, constantly increasing and constantly growing subtler. Always, at every moment, there will be the thrill of victory, the sensation of trampling on an enemy who is helpless. If you want a picture of the future, imagine a boot stamping on a human face — for ever.”

     

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    So, we must face the fact that even after defeating them at the ballot box, these Leftist cretins will continue to stamp on us as much as they can, however they can, using whatever means are at their disposal. 

    They don’t want to get along. This is an undeniable fact.

    So, what does this have to with Gab? Why get on Gab? Simple. Because Facebook and Twitter are tools of the Left.

    Twitter has been censoring the free speech of Conservatives for at least a year if not  longer.They have purged the accounts of people with large followings who supported Donald Trump.

    James Woods, patriot and actor, recently left the forum because he refuses to use it anymore, due to the censorship.

    And the final straw is… wait for it… the account of Clint Eastwood was suspended by twitter after he tweeted support for Donald Trump after the election.

    Clint Eastwood.  Suspended. Supposedly for using foul language, but whatever. We all know why Twitter’s ministry of truth suspended a well respected Hollywood actor and director. It’s because he supports Trump.

    He does not goose step with the rest of the Leftists, so, they disappeared him. I’m sure they’ll reinstate him at some point, but if the man has any self respect, he’ll tell them where to stick their bigoted, un-American, censoring forum.
    Update: Thanks to a commenter on this blog, I found out that the person who was suspended from Twitter was not the real Clint Eastwood, but a parody account. I went to Twitter myself, and confirmed it. So, the people who wrote the article above got fooled, and then I got fooled too.

    However, one can hardly be blamed for believing it was the real Clint Eastwood. Twitter has given no quarter to Conservatives, or anyone who did not believe Hillary Clinton should be president. I’m sure Twitter would have banned the real Clint Eastwood if he were on their forum and had dared to speak out in support of Donald Trump.

    That’s why people who want a platform to speak their minds without fear of some Facebook or Twitter goon squad reporting them in hopes that their voices will be silenced by @jack should #GetOnGab by joining Gab.ai 

    There’s a waiting list, but it’s worth the wait. You don’t have worry about Leftist Twitter mobs shutting you down on Gab. They will never shut anyone down. Their most used hash tag is #SpeakFreely.

    According to Gab CEO Andrew Torba, 30,000 Gab accounts were opened last week, as a result of the recent Twitter purges of Conservatives.

    So, from now on, I’m minimizing my usage of Twitter. My blogposts are sent there automatically, and I do share Instagram posts that I deem for public consumption, but other than that, the only reason I will visit Twitter is to retweet something important having to do with my rights.

    Yes, even though I’m someone who voted for Trump, I still have rights. And now my concerns will be represented. The Trump administration is going to do what the voters put them there to do: Represent us and OUR needs.

    They will also protect and defend the rights of the cast of Hamilton and the people who booed, and all the other nasty hateful people who were hurling their uneducated talking points today.

    That’s a given, because unlike Leftists, we Conservatives have principles. WE will take Trump to task if he violates anyone’s rights.

    We won’t act the the way Leftists did when Obama got his pen and his phone and began issuing orders he did not have the power to put in place. Leftists cheered him on as he supressed the rights of Conservatives.

    But we are not Leftists. We are plain old Americans, who will stand up for everyone.

    However true this may be though, it doesn’t mean I need to subject myself to the ignorance and hatred found on twitter.

    I’m not the jackass whisperer.

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  • Rock & Roll Excellence ~ Lynyrd Skynyrd

    Time for another post on an exceptional Classic Rock/Southern Rock/Blues band.

    I finally went through my CD travel holder and removed all the Springsteen CDs. I thought I was safe.

    I had been enjoying other favorite bands in the car, and except for the occasional unexpected song on the radio, which I hear for approximately 5 seconds until my husband turns the station, I had managed to put him out of my mind.

    But then I made the mistake of attempting to access music stored on my phone. I was making a video of my grandkids, and the app allows people to use their own music. (It never works. Never. I should not have even bothered trying).

    Sigh. All my music appeared on the screen. Too many Springsteen songs to count are in my phone, which is why I use my iPod shuffle when running. It is loaded with Springsteen’s music, too, but it’s very easy to shuffle, and I barely notice when I’m running. I just hit the button until I get to a different artist.

    So…another chore awaits me–getting all that music off my phone, and replacing it.

    When I get smacked in the face with Springsteen, I always think about other great artists to get his music out of my mind, so I decided to write a post on Lynyrd Skynyrd, a band that seems to be the polar opposite of Mr. Springsteen and the E Streeters.

     

    Lynyrd Skynyrd are down to earth, and love America, God and freedom of expression. They are truly an example of Rock & Roll Excellence.

     

    My husband went to one of the last concerts Lynyrd Skynyrd performed with Ronnie Van Zant.. The show was on June 11, 1977 at the old JFK Stadium in Philadelphia.

    My husband was 17 years old, and I hadn’t yet met him. He told me it was a great show. I believe Skynyrd opened for Peter Frampton, whom I idolized back then. Tom wasn’t overly fond of Frampton, though–he went to see Skynyrd.

    The following October, a plane carrying the band to a show in Baton Rouge, Louisiana crashed outside Gillsburg Mississippi. The pilots, the road manager, and three band members were killed in the crash. The rest of the band was seriously injured, but they survived.

    Ronnie Van Zant, lead singer, songwriter and founding member of the band, was one of those killed. After the crash, the group disbanded. They reunited 10 years later, with Van Zant’s brother, Johnny, taking his place as vocalist.

    (I saw Skynyrd perform with Johnny Van Zant seven years ago. It was a great show. Still I wish I could have seen them before the plane crash.)

     

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    Pictured above is the album Street Survivors, released three days before the October 20th plane crash.

    My husband bought the album on the left back in 1977,  and has kept it all these years. He found the one on the right recently on eBay, and has never played it.

    The right hand cover was the original, but was replaced out of respect for the survivors, since two members pictured engulfed in flames had perished in the crash. It’s quite a shock to see the flames and know that they died right after the record was released.

     

    All right… now to some fun stuff.

     

    One of my favorite songs is Sweet Home Alabama. It’s the best song for parties and dancing and just having a good time.

     

    Watch the above if you like. I love the lyrics, especially when Van Zant disses Neil Young, whom I have always regarded as a smarmy Leftist tool who doesn’t appreciate America.

     

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    Skynyrd has a large and diverse catalogue. There are ballads, some Country-sounding songs, Rock and Blues. I love the background singers. I have many favorite songs, including some that may be unfamiliar to casual listeners.

    Free Bird is a work of art, but it isn’t among my favorites, some of which include: Coming Home, White Dove,  Down South Jukin, Gimme Three Steps, Saturday Night Special, and Tuesday’s Gone.

    The song Ain’t too Proud to Pray, from The Complete Muscle Shoals album, written and sung by Ricky Medlock, is a beautiful song about an encounter with Christ.

     

    I heard the voice and saw the face
    And I know he was there
    The robe it floated around my bed
    And I felt no pain

    You can talk about the help you need
    He’s a friend indeed
    Just open your heart and live again
    And he’ll set you free

    Well, he took them away
    All the troubles and the pain
    Whoa, you can call me a fool
    But I know he was there
    Yes, I know he was there

    The night I had, has long since gone
    But the memories stay
    And now Mr. Trouble when you come my way
    I’m not too proud to pray

     

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    Our collection of Skynyrd CDs. We also have vinyl, cassette and 8 track tapes.

     

    The Seasons is another favorite.

     

     

    Last but not least, is Simple Man. I have loved this song for years.

     

    Mama told me when I was young
    “Come sit beside me, my only son
    And listen closely to what I say
    And if you do this it’ll help you some sunny day”

    “Oh, take your time, don’t live too fast
    Troubles will come and they will pass
    You’ll find a woman and you’ll find love
    And don’t forget, son, there is someone up above”

    “And be a simple kind of man
    Oh, be something you love and understand
    Baby be a simple kind of man
    Oh, won’t you do this for me, son, if you can”

    “Forget your lust for the rich man’s gold
    All that you need is in your soul
    And you can do this, oh baby, if you try
    All that I want for you, my son, is to be satisfied”

    “And be a simple kind of man
    Oh, be something you love and understand
    Baby be a simple kind of man
    Oh, won’t you do this for me, son, if you can”

     

    Seems like good advice, and timeless. I usually play this song on Mother’s Day.

    I have been slacking off on my vow to search out newer artists, and find that I still rely on old favorites, however, my friend Marina told me of this cover of Simple Man, by Shinedown.

    I think they did a phenomenal cover. Here it is.

     

     

    My other favorite Rock & Blues band is the Allman Brothers Band. I’m not writing a post on them, but wanted to mention the band. Duane Allman, (deceased) was a talented guitarist. My husband has top 10 list, and Allman is on it.

    Following is a guitar solo by Allman. The song isIn Memory of Elizabeth Reed, (Instrumental). YouTube is a godsend for me–I can find rare performances and enjoy them. I stumbled across this and bookmarked it.

     

     

    I love the above music, which brings back memories of happier times. Music is a gift from God. Find your favorites, and spend time listening every day.

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