The Deplorables Versus the Nasties

Last weekend was a demonstration of strength by the Deplorables, who turned out for the inauguration, and the Nasties, who marched on Saturday.

The Deplorables got their name from Hillary Clinton.  On September 11, the Democrat presidential nominee said, “To just be grossly generalistic, you can put half of Trump supporters into what I call the basket of deplorables.  Right?  Racist, sexist, homophobic, xenophobic, Islamaphobic, you name it.”

The Nasties came from a comment Donald Trump made to characterize Hillary Clinton — not her supporters —during the last presidential debate.  Clinton spoke of her plan to bring down the deficit by taxing the rich.  She then made a snarky comment that Trump would find a way to get out of paying his fair share.  That drew his ire.

Both sides, in this hotly contested political contest, in turn, adopted the epithets thrown by these opposing candidates during a knock-down, drag-out campaign and wore them like a badge of honor. Continue reading “The Deplorables Versus the Nasties”

Trump Ties Himself in Knots on “60 Minutes”

In the third presidential debate I found myself screaming at Donald Trump when he addressed Chris Wallace’s questions regarding his Supreme Court appointments.

Trump, I assumed, fell into the litmus test trap when he answered Wallace’s first question on gun rights.  Trump said, “We are going to appoint justices that will feel very strongly about the Second Amendment.”

Trump threw out a another litmus test when Wallace then asked, “Do you want the court, including the justices that you will name, to overturn Roe v. Wade, which includes, in fact, states a woman’s right to abortion?” Continue reading “Trump Ties Himself in Knots on “60 Minutes””

Mother Teresa, Hillary and You

Here in this country we spend over a trillion dollars a year on poverty programs.  Over 45 million people in the United States are classified as “poor.”  However, most of our citizens have never seen real poverty or know what it is.  My eyes were opened when I visited Haiti in 1968, and again in 1985, when I visited India, the country adopted by Mother Teresa.

Unlike Mother Teresa, I did not go to India willingly.  I struggled with the Lord for weeks before I agreed to make that journey in order to help Siloam International, now Childcare Worldwide, with a fundraising film.   That was a life-changing event for me.

Three years later I had an opportunity to meet Mother Teresa and pray with her.   The woman, who was canonized by the Catholic Church Sunday, went to St. Louis, Missouri, to speak to the annual conference of the Presbyterian Church USA about its pro-abortion stance.  She was invited by Presbyterians Pro-Life, a small group of reformers seeking to bring the denomination back to its biblical roots.

PPL is a dedicated group.  It didn’t have any money but she came anyway because, in her words, “As to my calling I belong to the world. As to my heart, I belong entirely to the heart of Jesus.” Continue reading “Mother Teresa, Hillary and You”

Supremes Move Back Alley to Main Street

I remember it as though it were yesterday.  I developed a fever and stomach cramps.  Assuming it was the flu, I went to bed to sleep it off.   When my husband came home and found me with a temperature of over 103 degrees, he insisted on taking me to the doctor despite my objections.

Upon examination, my doctor determined I had a dangerous infection and left a waiting room full of  patients to accompany us to the hospital while his staff called ahead.  Once there, I was immediately placed in a room, where my own doctor ran tests and administered emergency treatment himself without waiting for the hospital staff to determine my condition or be brought up to speed.  I later learned that these measures likely saved my life. Continue reading “Supremes Move Back Alley to Main Street”

The State of the Family

In his State of the Union address Tuesday, President Obama, once again, told us that “the state of the union is strong.”  Our citizens know differently.  Here’s what Obama didn’t tell you:

  • The unemployment rate may be down, but the labor participation rate is a paltry 62.6 percent. It is still stuck at a 38 year low.
  • The average hourly pay also is stuck, sliding one cent last month to $25.24. That left the growth of average pay at 2.5 percent for the year, well below the 3.5 percent economists consider healthy.
  • The same goes for health care.  The percentage of adults without coverage remains at around 12%.  Meanwhile, Obamacare premiums skyrocketed an average of 7.5%.
  • The Dow Jones industrial average, faded by 2.2 percent, its first down year since 2008.

Armed with this knowledge, I was much more interested in Monday night’s report on the “State of the Family” delivered by Tony Perkins at the Family Research Council Continue reading “The State of the Family”

Obama Shills for Domestic Terrorists (Bypass Him and Defund Planned Parenthood Now!)

This week, Congress will present President Obama with a bill to fund the government through the remaining fiscal year and Obama will veto it.  Why?  Because the bill defunds the nation’s biggest domestic terrorist, Planned Parenthood, which mercilessly kills over 300,000 babies a year and sells their body parts.

Yes, Obama would rather shut down the government than cut off federal funds to one of the most immoral organizations on the planet.

Right on cue, USA Today published a poll conducted with Suffolk University to show that most Americans are opposed, 58% to 33%, to shutting off Planned Parenthood’s federal money spigot.  However, there are no links to give us a cue as to how this question was framed.  Surprise, Surprise! Continue reading “Obama Shills for Domestic Terrorists (Bypass Him and Defund Planned Parenthood Now!)”

The Titanium Lady

In the last GOP debate, there is a reason that Jeb Bush, searching for a suitable woman to put on the $10 bill, came up with Margaret Thatcher, Ronald Reagan’s British partner in the Cold War.   It was Bush’s proximity to Carly Fiorina.

The former Hewlett Packard CEO just naturally causes one to think of Lady Thatcher who was the longest-serving British Prime Minister in the 20th century and the only woman to have attained that high office.

Some would say that Fiorina was channeling the ghost of Margaret Thatcher as she calmly laid out her vision for a United States that is capable of taking on Vladimer Putin, ISIS and the rest of the world if needed. Continue reading “The Titanium Lady”