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   'Communicating to the necessities of the saints.' -Romans 12:13 ASV

Week 46: Sunday, November 11 - Saturday, November 17, 2018 

 

.'How Do You Kill 11 Million People?'

'The answer is breathtakingly simple. And it is a method still being used by some elected leaders to achieve various goals today. Lie to them.'

Excerpt from: 'How Do You Kill 11 Million People? -- Why the Truth Matters More Than You Think,' by Andy Andrews, published by Thomas Nelson, 2011. Excerpt from page 21.

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-One Farm Tractor vs. Fugitive Dust Control, Menifee Valley (L). -Photo by IC News

 

"My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge." - Hosea 4:6

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"Open your mouth for the mute, for the rights of all who are destitute.

"Open your mouth, judge righteously, defend the rights of the poor and needy."

- Proverbs 31:8-9

Editorial Page


As for the sake of decency, the president's name-calling of citizens needs to end today

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'Horseface.'

What harm can one name-calling tweet do?

Relishing the recent news cycle, president Trump and the Republican Party seemed to be on the road to good -- if not excellent -- mid-term results.

Voter eyes were opened wide during the Democrats' media cyber-lynching of SCOTUS nominee Brett Kavanaugh . -- accused by three women within 13 days of attempted rape, gang rape and indecent exposure from alleged incidents way back in high school.

The Democrats -- primarily Sen. Dianne Feinstein's -- inability to protect the privacy of the first and primary accuser, Dr. Christine Blassey Ford, as well as to respect the name and legal rights of Judge Kavanaugh, was inexusable.

Nevertheless, Judge Kavanaugh was narrowly confirmed on a Senate party line vote following an FBI investigation that found 'no corroboration' to the allegations.

A brutal, but lasting triumph for president Donald Trump.

There were two hurricane news stories -- Forence and Michael. America witnessed quick and effecient relief responses by Washington D.C.

America saw the president walking in the devastated neighborhoods and handing out bottled water to survivors. 

The First Lady is seen in a rare interview while touring Africa -- it is well received.

Two days later, a '60 Minutes' interview with president Trump by veteran journalist Leslie Stahl also went politically well for Trump -- no fatal gaffes.  

During the same weekend, imprisoned American pastor Andrew Brunson is released from a Turkish prison after the Trump administration and others intervened.

Within 24-hours, pastor Brunson is in the Oval Office praying for president Trump.

Another victory for conservatism.

Economy reports remain solid. America is working. The stock market rebounded.

Even as Sen. Elizabeth Warren reported a DNA test proved she is 1/64th Native American -- the Cherokee nation rebuked her.

More victories.

In the same news cycle, a California federal judge rules in Trump's favor over a defamation lawsuit brought by porn star Stormy Daniels.

She will owe Trump's legal fees. 

Three weeks of good news for Donald Trump -- and the hopeful Republican 'Red Wave' in November is looking good.

But then ..

But then the president tweeted early Tuesday morning:

"'Federal Judge throws out Stormy Daniels lawsuit versus Trump. Trump entitled to full legal fees.' @FoxNews Great, now I can go after Horseface and her 3rd rate lawyer in the Great State of Texas. She will confirm the letter she signed! She knows nothing about me, a total con!" 

'Horseface:' One word. One name-call. An unnecessary tweet.

Is the mid-term Red Wave vaporized with one tweet?

What the president did is wrong. 'Horseface' is an indecent remark to a female American citizen from the White House.

Indecent: a) improper b) morally offensive; obscene (Websters New World Dictionary, 2002).

Daniels' reputation as a porn star, stripper and Trump-suer does not warrant name-calling from the president.

Not only is it morally wrong, name-calling will turn public opinion (voters) -- in her favor.

A careless tweet may stall a donation or cause a conservative pastor to hesitate in encouraging his 150-member church on Sunday to vote on Tuesday.

It puts Daniels alleged pre-presidential illicit affair with Trump back in the news cycle -- erasing weeks of well-earned favorable news.

The Bible says: "There is one whose rash words are like sword thrusts, but the tongue of the wise brings healing" (Proverbs 12:18).

Jesus said: "I tell you, on the day of judgment people will give account for every careless word they speak, for by your words you will be justified, and by your words you will be condemned" (Matthew 12:36-37).

The 2016 Trump victory is shared by Americans who desire to "drain the swamp" and make America great again.

But inappropriate remarks or tweets of a women's features -- even as public figures are fair and legal game for ridicule (see Saturday Night Live) -- will not set well with conservative Evangelical voters. 

Public name-calling from the president ignites the baseness in society -- it lowers the bar for bullying in public schools, in workplaces or waiting in line at a fast food restaurant.

Mr. President: Name-calling needs to end today. 

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-W. Keith Sloane, IC News, October 16, 2018

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References: 1. 'The 487 People, Places and Things Trump has insulted on Twitter,' -NY Times.


Sen. Graham to Kavanaugh-Ford Senate Judicial hearing Democrats: 'You all want power. I hope you never get it!'

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.-W. Keith Sloane, IC News, October 6, 2018

Attempted rape. Flasher. Serial gang rapist.

Brett Kavanaugh?

After the 'he said, she said' Ford-Kavanaugh Senate Judiciary Committee hearing last week, Sen. Dianne Feinstein said,

'Candidly, in the 25 years on this Committee, I have never seen a nominee for any position behave in that manner.' 

Attempted rape. Flasher. Serial gang rapist.

Three sexual assault accusations were leveled at 53-year old SCOTUS nominee Brett Kavanaugh within 13 days.

He sat down to face the Senate Judiciary Committee September 27th. In real time, it was still a job interview.

He was alleged to have committed these crimes by three female accusers in three separate incidents while in his high school and college years.

He took a seat before the Judiciary to defend his -- and his family's -- good name and honor. 

Attempted rape. Flasher. Serial gang rapist.

Was he angry? Yes. Was he partisan? Well, he called a spade a spade.

Kavanaugh called the accusations, 'A calculated and orchestrated political hit.'

Was he too emotional? 

Consider: Democratic senators (who otherwise preach tolerance) mob-interrogated Kavanaugh, who is an otherwise well-respected practicing Catholic and jurist.

Kavanaugh -- to them -- was guilty without a trial. Yet, there was 'no corroboration' from named witnesses of his first and 'attempted rape' accuser, Dr. Christine Blasey Ford.

NO matter. Her '100%' sure-it-was-him testimony alone was enough to convict. Somebody get a rope. 

Attempted rape. Flasher. Serial gang rapist.

Sixty-five women from high school to the present vouched for Kavanaugh's character in a signed letterSixty-five.

Kavanaugh had passed six FBI background checks in his professional life. 

Attempted rape. Flasher. Serial gang rapist.

The print, broadcast and social media echoed each and every new conceived allegation. There were protests, sit-ins, hate letters ... Judge Kavanaugh was portrayed as a sexual predator, a liar, a drunk -- a white, privileged, beer keg guzzling male. 

One MSNBC female commentator piped in: 'He looks like someone who would do something like that.'

Attempted rape. Flasher. Serial gang rapist.

Flashback to the late Sen. John McCain. As an American Vietnam War POW in Hanoi -- McCain was tortured repeatedly by his captors: physically, but also with lies, propaganda and mental fatigue.

He broke. McCain finally broke. And Kavanaugh broke also. He displayed righteous indignation, fighting at times for control of his emotions, flipping pages of notes, repetitive sips of bottled water. Combative. 

Feinstein: 'Candidly, in the 25 years on this Committee, I have never seen a nominee for any position behave in that manner.'

Attempted rape. Flasher. Serial gang rapist.

September 27th may well be a flashpoint in American history. A national Senate Judicial Committee disgrace. A wake up call to decent Americans.

Americans witnessed a respected SCOTUS nominee be sucker-punched with a serious accusation of attempted rape from nearly 40-years ago. Democratic senators, especially Kamala Harris, treated the accused guilty as charged, and the accuser as a wounded heroine. 

This is perhaps criminal.

There is the indignity of Sen. Feinstein not addressing Ford's accusation in a private interview with Kavanaugh when she had ample time and opportunity.

To witness unneccesary visible pain to Kavanaugh's wife, father and mother; how injust it is that he as a father is forced to explain to his children why dad's name is in the news.

It's the failure to administer fairness to judge Kavanaugh by the Senate Judiciary Democrats that ought to awaken the minuteman roots of American conservatives to defeat them in the upcoming mid-terms.

Feinstein: 'Candidly, in the 25 years on this Committee, I have never seen a nominee for any position behave in that manner.'

Republicans will vote November 6. 

As Sen. Lindsey Graham said looking across the Senate chamber that September day at smug Democrats, 'You all want power. I hope you never get it!'

Amen.

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References: 1. Supplemental FBI Investigation Executive Summary, Oct. 4, 2018 2. 'No Corroboration'. The New American, Oct. 5, 2018 3. 'Every man has his breaking point. I had reached mine.' Sen. John McCain's Complicted Moral Legacy on Torture. Vox, Sept.1, 2018. / 4. "You have violated all the camp regulations. You're a black criminal. You must confess your crimes." I said I wouldn't do that, and he asked, "Why are you so disrespectful to the guards?" I answered, "Because the guards treat me like an animal." -John McCain, Prisoner of War: A First-Person Account, US News & World Report, Jan. 1, 2008

Documents: 5. Grassley Letter to Sen. Feinstein re Dr. Ford's July 30 letter, Sept. 19, 2018. 6. Ford Polygraph Report7. Judge Kavanaugh Fires Back at Latest Allegation, Sept. 24, 2018. 8. Grassley Interview w/Kavanaugh Over New Allegations, Sept. 25, 2018. 9.  Dr. Ford's Written Testimony, Sept. 26, 2018. 10. Prepared Written Testimony of Judge Kavanaugh, Sept 26, 2018. 11. Kavanaugh's Summer of 1982 Calendar. 12. Ford ex-boyfriend letter contradicts her fear of flying, small spaces, polygraph testing testimony, October 2, 2018.


Donald J. Trump: a friend to Evangelicals, U.S. -- and Israel

The Trump-Pence ticket needs to win the White House to 'make American great again.'

This election decision is based on Trump's abilities, the 2016 Republican Party Platform and Trump's embrace of Evangelicals by selecting Indianna Governor Mike Pence as vice-president.

Trump has 'America first' vision: strong economy, business tax relief, a U.S. -Mexico wall, national security, Second Amendment rights and respect for our veterans. 

-October 30, 2016

Photo (L): GOP presidential nominee Donald J. Trump selects Indianna Governor Mike Pence as his running mate. -Bing Images


Genocide is offensive -- not Trump tweets

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump's tweets are tagged 'offensive.'

'Offensive' is Islamic State and Boko Haram committing acts of genocide freely for over two years -- beheadings, mass executions and rape -- on Christians, other religious families and peoples in the Middle East and Nigeria while America slept on President Obama's watch.

That is 'offensive.'

'Offensive' is the U.S. Supreme Court in a 5-4 decision on June 26, 2015, sanctioning homosexual marriage, equating it to traditional marriage and civil rights and snubbing 30 state constitutional amendments that validated only marriage between one man and one woman.

'Offensive' is president Barak Obama authorizing the White House to be lit up in the six colors of the LGBT flag in celebration of the SCOTUS decision and promote the practice of homosexuality to the 'children in the room,' to our allies -- and enemies. 

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports 1.2 million Americans are infected with HIV,  156,000 are unaware of their infection and therefore 44,000 Americans were infected in 2014 -- 25,000 aged 13 to 24 didn't know they were HIV positive.

'Offensive' is the church's failure to discipline judges, state lawmakers and vice-presidents who separate faith from public policy. 

Betrayal to God and our Constitution is offensive. Sin is offensive. Genocide is offensive. 

Trump's 3 a.m. tweets mock the fourth estates' twisted focus. 

- October 2, 2016 / October 27, 2016

Photo (L): 'There are children in the room.' -AP Image (June 26, 2015).


379 companies underestimate American values, God

Three hundred and seventy-nine of America's finest companies are putting the cart before the horse -- and their employees in the unemployment line -- by favoring same sex marriage in a friend-of-the-court brief filed March 5th.

Yet, the jury is not out on whether the state of homosexuality is due to birth, choice, environment -- or a combination of all three.

The Bible's answer is it falls in the spectrum of a sin nature, the result of a fallen and cursed world in which "all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God" (Romans 8:23).

However, acting out homosexuality -- like acting out fornication, adultery, pedophilia, bestiality, or murder -- is warned in the Bible to be a sin severe enough to be punishable by death.

America is a society founded and structured according to a belief in God and Judeo-Christian ethics.

Yet, these 379 American companies petitioned the U.S. Supreme Court to rule same-sex marriages as the law of the land in order to save themselves bookkeeping headaches and to attract same-sex married applicants and their families.

In the process of filing friend-of-the-court briefs, these otherwise intelligent company CEOs are throwing out common sense, biology, health risks, the rights of children, tradition, the Bible and God.

Yes, and maybe even their employees jobs.

No American-based company, not a Bank of America, Microsoft or Google, is too big to fail or suffer revenue loss when it comes to an outright attempted takeover of the American public, the rights of children -- and God.

As one evangelist preached: "Prayer and witnessing are the best secret weapons" a Christian has to change hearts and change society. We agree. But America is full of choices of where to spend and invest money.

Avoid "The 379."

 

- May 31, 2015

For a list of "The 379," click here.


Boycott 'The 379'

Ninety to 100 million evangelicals need to ask themselves, "Do I really need Facebook, Twitter and Target? Do I need Coca-Cola, Starbucks, Staples or Bank of America?

These seven companies and 372 others petitioned the U.S. Supreme Court to overrule 30 state marriage amendments and redefine marriage to include same-sex couples with full adoption rights. The 379 said in the their friend of the court brief it would improve their recruitment and bookkeeping for all states to recognize same-sex marriages and families.

We disagree. We don't believe redefining "marriage" and "family" is inherently a constitutional right. Historical documents prove our Founding Fathers had Judeo-Christian morals in mind when they wrote "freedom" and "pursuit of happiness," and even to the Fourteenth Amendment's equal protection clause -- that the original intent of these rights were not a license to sin.

 

 - May 21, 2015