Friday, August 23, 2019
White House Press Secretary Stephanie Grisham ‘Disgusted’ by Antisemitism from New York Times Editor
Punching back twice as hard.
“I am disgusted but not surprised by this latest revelation out of the New York Times,” Grisham said in a statement provided exclusively to Breitbart News. “Will there be consequences? Doubtful. The New York Times is too busy weaponizing journalism to harass this President and the people who work for him to bother holding their own people accountable.”
Grisham’s comments come in response to a Breitbart News expose that found Wright-Piersanti, an editor on the politics desk at the Times, made a number of racist and antisemitic comments on Twitter over the years. In response to the Breitbart News investigation, Wright-Piersanti deleted several of the tweets and issued an apology for his “offensive” comments.
I have deleted tweets from a decade ago that are offensive. I am deeply sorry.
— Tom Wright-Piersanti (@tomwp) August 22, 2019
Many say the apology is meaningless, and something the Times would never accept from any public official guilty of the same actions its politics editor has admitted.
No way the @nytimes would accept this flippant “apology” from any individual they cover who had “a years-long history of antisemitic and racist comments on his Twitter page.” https://t.co/tC4Wspt5Y3https://t.co/iHMrg7Fmpg
— Cliff Sims (@Cliff_Sims) August 22, 2019
What's this about? Here's the news you won't find about the racist anti-Semite at the NY Times.
WORLD—Reality has come under fire for not more clearly distinguishing itself from satire.
Fact-checkers and fake news watchdogs have called on reality to label itself after real news stories insisted on sounding like satire.
Experts proposed forcing real news stories to include labels like [REAL NEWS] in the headline. They could also include parentheticals throughout that read things like "(Just as a reminder, this actually happened and is not satire)." Then, the article could conclude with a notice saying, "What you just read was an actual thing that actually happened."
Babylon Bee continues to kick Snopes when it's down.
HE TRUMP 2020 CAMPAIGN THEMES ARE ALL HERE
Labels: Trump 2020
For media, everything Trump touches “becomes toxic,”[Bari Weiss] asserted on @CNNReliable, ... press ignored how Ilhan Omar/Rashida Tlaib trip to “Palestine” was “sponsored by a group that literally had published neo-Nazi blood libels” and supports suicide bombers.
Labels: Everything is Trump's fault
Trolling the press corps, Trump then referred to himself as “the Chosen One,” in an exchange about trade-warring with China during his impromptu presser on the way to Marine One. So if you were looking for reasons to calm down about Trump using language with a “Messiah complex” tone to it, you were out of luck.
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Wednesday, August 21, 2019
The PCUSA has increasingly embraced the idea that God is fully love, “love is love,” and the concept of His wrath needs to be downplayed. This drags into long term theological problems that often wind up dragging proponents of this theological revision right out of Christendom. If the God of the Old Testament and the God of the New Testament are the same unchanging God, why must so much blood be spilled in the Old Testament if God is all “love is love?” Trying to resolve it all with God’s love being magnified makes no sense.
If God is love, the sacrifice of Jesus on the cross is nonsense. God is just and Jesus atoned for our sins.
Monday, August 19, 2019
The crisis of confidence in Western institutions can be described as a crisis of morality. The public has discovered that many public figures are shams. The #MeToo sex scandals, the accusations of collaborating with foreign powers, and most recently the Epstein case have undermined the reputation of our social betters. They are perceived are no better than the common clay and probably a good deal worse. This has undermined the trust that formerly allowed them to exercise authority over the public.
Once the realization hits that the Ruling Class is not only worse than the Country Class - but incredibly incompetent - you have a truly revolutionary situation.
What changed was the realization that without morality there is no trust and without trust, nothing works. Unchecked, this will result in a low-trust society where nobody can rely on the formal rules and reliance is placed on nepotism, tribalism, personal loyalty, and threats to transact business at all...
The instability of moral currency [outside of Christianity] combined with the immutable record-keeping of blockchain systems creates the worst of all possible environments: one in which people are irrefutably responsible for acts that may become retroactively reprehensible. Today's hero can easily be tomorrow's racist. You live in fear. Just as money is the measuring stick of economic values a stable morality is the necessary metric of political and social action. Without it, you can have terror but not trust.
A MUST READ.
Sunday, August 18, 2019
Now that the Russia hoax has exploded in their faces, on to the next hoax with the NY Times leading the charge. I'm sure they'll get even more Pulitzers.
Just yesterday, “the deplorables” were to be deplored because they were “racist, sexist, homophobic,” clingers to “God and guns,” and Russian dupes to boot. Today, the agility and unanimity with which our politicians and media—heck, the ruling class—have shifted to indicting roughly 72 percent of the population as white supremacists, likely violent, would fill with envy their homologues in China, Cuba, North Korea, and other tyrannical places. By comparison, Joseph Goebbels had sloppy message discipline. Not even the Soviets in their salad days were so “on message!”
Today, our ruling class has come to define itself in terms of the will to humiliate “the deplorables,” as it subdues their disrespect. It is confident that the Republican Party won’t help the deplorables, and that President Trump will get out of the way quietly once he’s made some noise. And deplorables have this quaint habit of obeying laws—the fools!
All true. But the logic of the ruling class’s campaign against white supremacy cannot end in the deplorables’ peaceful submission because that campaign itself has no natural end. Some of the class’s components are sure to push for ever-stricter measures. More surely, an inherently abusive campaign of racial profiling itself guarantees deadly friction. One of these days, some misdirected SWAT team will shoot it out with innocent people, with casualties on both sides, or some person unjustly ruined will take his tormentors to the grave with him. One police force will fight another. The paths to civil war are many. A generation of domestic peace is increasingly difficult to imagine.
I have always been intrigued by the book of Revelation. And one of the most memorable sermons I ever heard was on the third chapter, especially the letter to the Church of Laodicea. They have a very modern day problem...
14 “To the angel of the church in Laodicea write:
These are the words of the Amen, the faithful and true witness, the ruler of God’s creation.
15 I know your deeds, that you are neither cold nor hot. I wish you were either one or the other!
16 So, because you are lukewarm—neither hot nor cold—I am about to spit you out of my mouth.
17 You say, ‘I am rich; I have acquired wealth and do not need a thing.’ But you do not realize that you are wretched, pitiful, poor, blind and naked.
18 I counsel you to buy from me gold refined in the fire, so you can become rich; and white clothes to wear, so you can cover your shameful nakedness; and salve to put on your eyes, so you can see.
19 Those whom I love I rebuke and discipline. So be earnest and repent.
20 Here I am! I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in and eat with that person, and they with me.
21 To the one who is victorious, I will give the right to sit with me on my throne, just as I was victorious and sat down with my Father on his throne.
22 Whoever has ears, let them hear what the Spirit says to the churches.”
What's especially poignant about it is that it describes the Christian church in the US and Europe today.
All of the messages to the churches of Asia are extremely practical, but perhaps none fits the conditions in both Europe and in North America as does the message to Laodicea, the church that had become so lukewarm in its deceptive self-sufficiency. Regarding this condition, MacArthur has given us an accurate picture. He writes:
One of the remarkable sidelights in the staggering political changes in Eastern Europe is the fact of a vibrant Christianity that has emerged in the midst of the suffering, persecution, and atheism of these Communist dominated countries.
By contrast, in free Europe where there has been prosperity and democracy, the church is almost completely dead. The church has ceased to have any impact on the society. Atheism and humanism have taken over. Government and public policy is governed almost totally by philosophies that are antibiblical and even intolerant of the truth of Scripture.
If you look at the U.S., you find much the same thing. Government and the media, which affects the thinking of so much of America, are, for the most part, liberal and intolerant of Christianity. Leadership in both Europe and the U.S. are working for a one world government while the populace is preoccupied with their comfort and pleasure or the good life. The moral climate or condition of both free Europe and the U.S. is rotten to the core. According to a number of polls, if you compare the values, priorities, practices, and pursuits of professing Christians and non-Christians alike, you find very little difference on the whole.
It's gotten to the point that Methodist University Hires a Muslim Chaplain
We are the wealthiest nation in the world with more churches, more Bibles, Christian literature, and Christian schools than any other nation in the world, yet, we are losing the battle.
Read the whole thing.
Going to church this morning. It's a Methodist church. One thing I have found in life is that the church people in the pews and many of the clergy are fine people ... committed Christians. The hierarchy, not so much. This being a good example.
Christianity teaches that there is only one way for humans to restore their broken relationship with God and enjoy eternal life, and that way is through repentance of sins and faith in the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ. Islam teaches that's not true.
If Christ is the route to eternal life with God, why hire a "spiritual advisor" who teaches the opposite? Would they hire a Devil worshipper, a Buddhist, or an atheist for this role? It's really not safe to say that they wouldn't.
Saturday, August 17, 2019
Former Deadspin Writer Calls Her Media Pals to Complain That Her New Bosses at Deadspin Wanted Her To Write About Sports for the Sports Site Instead of Insipid SJW Politics
I admit it, I don't know Deadspin at all; the name's not a give-away but as I was surfing the web this morning I saw two references (one being Drudge) to it and this stupid editor who is outraged that the owners of the site wanted the site to focus on the purpose of the site instead of ... what I assume is smearing Trump and anyone who supports him as racist White Supremacists.
The previous sentence was written before I checked the Deadspin website and - do I know these douches? - my assumption was totally vindicated. A huge proportion of the site is devoted to attacking free enterprise, Trump, White people, Black people who associate with white people, white people who support Trump, homophobia (is that even a thing?) and vultures who poop (what?).
Ace does his usual good job gutting and filletting this bitch:
Life is so unfair!
Who do these bosses think they are?!
Deadspin's editor in chief has left the company, saying the new leadership of parent company G/O Media have made it "impossible" for her to continue working there.
"I have been repeatedly undermined, lied to, and gaslit in my job," Megan Greenwell said in a brief phone call with The Daily Beast on Friday.
Among the many grievances, Greenwell said, G/O leadership refused to guarantee editorial independence for Deadspin and asked for the site to "stick to sports" -- a long-running source of frustration for a staff that also covers media, politics, and culture beyond sports.
Apparently @megreenwell thinks she was treated unfairly because the bosses @Deadspin which is a sports site only wanted her to write about sports. #freethegreenmonster— Dave Portnoy (@stoolpresidente) August 16, 2019
I guess when you make no money, trash your boss, constantly bitch and moan that everything is everybody else’s fault, take no accountability, brag about living next to Puerto Rican’s you quit on your own free will. (Wink, wink) pic.twitter.com/zJyf7rmj8S— Dave Portnoy (@stoolpresidente) August 16, 2019
Soy vs. Soy: Max Boot and His Leftwing and Neocon Allies Declare War on a Newly-Discovered White Supremacist Organization: The National Review
How many times have we told them that you cannot join in the whitchunts for fringe, minor actors like Laura Loomer because the left doesn't care about Laura Loomer?
Laura Loomer is just proof of concept -- they want to prove the model of deplatforming people on the right.
You think they've developed this deplatforming machinery to take Laura Loomer out?
No, they developed it to take Ben Shapiro and Dennis Prager out. Laura Loomer was just the test-run.
This continues to elude the Smartest of the Smarty-Pants Smart Set despite Little Ben Shapiro and Dennis Prager being added to the "White Supremacist" watch-list on Google shortly after the deplatforming trains started running.
The NeverTrumpers are allies of the Left as the Left tries to destroy Normal People. They want to rule you and have paid, willing allies in the NeverTrump cadre.
Ace does his usual fierce job of eviscerating the soyboys.
Friday, August 16, 2019
All of Hillary Clinton's St. Dept. emails were being automatically copied & sent to a Chinese-related email account.
This is BIG! Read the whole thing.
The Senate Judiciary Committee has now released documents that contain information that verifies that yes indeed, then-Secretary of State Clinton was having all her emails copied and forwarded to a Chinese companies' email account.
and Comey knew it.
In recent years, Democrats have become slightly more positive about higher education. Concurrently, Republicans have become extremely more negative, and a majority of Republicans now tells pollsters that colleges and universities have an overall negative effect on the country.
Virginia Tech is now putting students' preferred pronouns on their student badges.
I'm glad my son graduated from Tech so many years ago.
“In fact, no field of biotechnology has promised more and delivered less in the way of treatments than embryonic stem cells.”
Remember when the pro-abortion lobby promised us that stem cells from aborted babies would cure every disease known to man?
Oberlin College is a microcosm of our society. The governing class can’t comprehend the concerns of the proles, assuming the proles must therefore be motivated by racism, white supremacy, sexism, patriarchy, Naziism, fascism, etc., etc., etc., by all things bad.
Read the whole thing. It offers a fresh perspective on what happened, including this perspective on decades of Oberlin College public relations disasters centered on protest culture (emphasis added):
How, after such public debacles costing millions of dollars in lost students, donors, and prestige, could Oberlin yet again condescend to its students, betray its finest traditions, and make itself a national laughingstock? Or as another Oberlin professor put it to me in a pithy email after the Gibson’s v. Oberlin verdict, “how idiotic can the college be always?”
This may be a class conflict, and a racial conflict, and everything else, but it also seems to be a uniquely Oberlin College conflict:...
Nothing in the actions of Oberlin College or those of its dean and vice president suggests an understanding or empathy with the Gibson family’s experience.