Listen to Texan Texe Marrs Explain Why Ted Cruz is a Fake. This will Scare You To Death!

From Wiki

Texe W. Marrs (born 1944) is an American writer, who runs two Christian ministries, Power of Prophecy Ministries and Bible Home Church, both based in Austin, Texas. He often criticizes Roman Catholicism in favor of Protestantism.

He was previously an officer in the United States Air Force and a faculty member at the University of Texas.[2]


Article written by: Tom White

Cruz Supporters are Heaven’s Gate Cult 2.0

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Honestly, it is the darnedest thing I have ever witnessed. And now we have come full circle. Do you remember the Heaven’s Gate 1.0 wacko’s?

On March 19–20, 1997, Marshall Applewhite taped himself speaking of mass suicide and asserted “it was the only way to evacuate this Earth”. After claiming that a spacecraft was trailing Comet Hale–Bopp, Applewhite persuaded 38 followers to commit suicide so that their souls could board the supposed craft. Applewhite believed that after their deaths, an unidentified flying object (UFO) would take their souls to another “level of existence above human”, which he described as being both physical and spiritual. This and other UFO-related beliefs held by the group have led some observers to characterize the group as a type of UFO religion. In October 1996, the group purchased alien abduction insurance to cover up to 50 members at a cost of $10,000.[32]

These seemingly normal people were led astray by a false prophet, or false god, take your pick. They were so smitten by the cult experience that they actually believed that there was a space ship coming to rescue them hiding behind the Hale-Bopp comet that visited the Earth in 1997. These people completely threw reason and logic out the window to follow their cult leader and actually believed that the way to board the space ship was to commit suicide.

So fast forward almost 20 years and that same phenomenon is playing out with a Canadian born candidate and his Cuban born father now leading, what for all intents and purposes, is the Heaven’s Gate 2.0 cult. These cult members hold rallies that look more like an Appalachian snake handling circus than a political rally.

Have a look at the video below and you will see what an extremist Canadian Ted Cruz and his Cuban father really are.

I was waiting for the Cruz supporters to run up and down the aisles babbling in tongues about a space ship hiding behind the White House or something.

There is a reason Ted Cruz has lost most of the Evangelical vote. Evangelicals are not fringe extremist cultists who subscribe to the extremist views of Rafael and Ted Cruz. They are not taken in by the “god cult” that the Cruz campaign has become.

To be honest, the Cruz Cult is the Heaven’s Gate 2.0 cult of today. The cult members claim the moral high ground but spew hatred towards anyone that does not go along with the extremist views of their messiah. To them, Cruz is Christ.

I have never seen the amounts of venom and hatred come from any true Christian group like I have from the Cruz cult.

So think long and hard before you are taken in by this snake oil salesman maned Ted Cruz. He is NOT what he pretends to be.

Hopefully now you understand how every one of Ted Cruz fellow Senators have come to despise him. He is not normal in the sense that most of us understand. I believe in Freedom of Religion and do not seek to deny his extreme views of Christianity. He is free to practice whatever he wants.

But what I do fear is this cult mentality that Cruz brings to the table. And the fact that his cult members attack anyone that does not share the views of these extremists. This man is far too extreme to ever become president. So before you accept his views as truly Christian, you need to look at the TRUE Ted Cruz and understand that his views are far outside the mainstream. He follows Dominion Theology:

Dominion Theology is a theocratic ideology that seeks to implement a nation governed by Christians ruling over the rest of society based on their understanding of biblical law.

And to speak directly to the whack jobs that are the Cruz family:

Dominion theology is also known as Christian reconstructionism and theonomy. Dominion theology states that biblical Christianity will rule all areas of society, personal and corporate. Christian reconstructionism reasons that society will be reconstructed by the Law of God as preached in the gospel and the Great Commission. Theonomy is a post-millennial view believing that all of the moral laws contained in the Old Testament are yet binding today.

The misguided Dominionists believe that they have been “anointed and chosen” to “bring in the Kingdom” of the Lord Jesus Christ. This heresy is not found in the Bible. The Bible says in Revelation that the Kingdom will only come when the King, Jesus Christ, returns at the Second Coming. And it will not happen one moment before the return of Jesus Christ. 

Rafael Cruz indicated that his son Ted is among the evangelical Christians who are anointed as “kings” to take control of all sectors of society, an agenda commonly referred to as the “Seven Mountains” mandate, and “bring the spoils of war to the priests”, thus helping to bring about a prophesied “great transfer of wealth”, from the “wicked” to righteous gentile believers. They believe that they are working to “bring in the Kingdom” right here and now instead of waiting for it as the Bible says with Jesus Christ.

They have seized upon this verses in an attempt to prove their end times transfer of wealth heresy:

“A good man leaveth an inheritance to his children’s children: and the wealth of the sinner is laid up for the just.” Proverbs 13:22 (KJV)

Now where, in your wildest imagination, do you see God saying that there will be an “end times transfer of wealth” in that verse? Well, if you are a typical, lying Prosperity Gospel preaching Christian swindler, you see it rather clear. But this is one of the core teachings of Ted Cruz’s brand of Christianity.

So if you are looking for a Cult leader as the next President, and you believe that Ted Cruz is Jesus, by all means vote for this false prophet. And deal with his nasty disciples who are so swift to judge and condemn you if you are not their particular brand of extremist crazy.

Ted Cruz makes the Taliban look like sissies.

And while there are no snakes used at any Ted Cruz rallies I have seen, don’t doubt for a second that Ted Cruz is truly a Serpent of Satan.

I would prefer that you vote for Donald Trump, but please avoid Ted Cruz at all costs. Trump took the Evangelicals in South Carolina because they have figured out that what I am telling you is the absolute truth.

SAY NO TO TED CRUZ!

 

 


Article written by: Tom White

Forum: Dogs, Cats Or ? What’s Your Favorite Pet?

Every week on Monday morning , the Council and our invited guests weigh in at the Watcher’s Forum, short takes on a major issue of the day, the culture, or daily living. This week’s question: Dogs, Cats Or ? What’s Your Favorite Pet?

Fausta’s Blog: I’m very allergic to cats, so I can’t have any contact with them.

Dogs are nice, but at this point in my life I don’t want the responsibility, so I visit my sister and hang out with her dog, who enthusiastically greets me at the door.

The Daley Gator : Dogs, no contest! They are called man’s best friend for very good reasons. Mainly the closeness you can get with a dog that just is not there with a cat, at least to me. I recall being 18, and heart-broken over a girl. As I sat on my bed, head hanging down, here came my dog. He just laid his head on my knee, and looked at me, as if to say it is OK.

The Razor : The older I get the more I like animals and the less I like people. As for cats vs dogs, both have their charms. I have 7 of each, the eldest being a 20 year old cat I raised from a kitten in Japan, down to a 6 month old Rottweiler mix puppy who bangs the kitchen cabinets like a drum when he wags his tail. All are rescues – the 20 year old cat from a plastic bag in a dumpster in Kyoto, the Rottie puppy running under parked cars as a 5 week old puppy at the local WalMart.

Cats vs Dogs… Cats are independent and perfect when you are young and relatively carefree. They aren’t needy the way dogs are, but it’s nice when one decides to curl up on you uninvited. Dogs, on the other hand, require a lot of effort. They are pack animals and can’t be ignored. The other day an early Spring storm rolled through and I had all 7 dogs either on me or within a few inches of me. They are also underfoot which can make them dangerous some times, because they always want to do what you are doing or see what you are seeing. Cats really don’t care – although the 20 year old cat like an elderly old lady has a nightly routine you could almost set your watch by where she curls up first with the Wife and then with me.

When one animal passes another inevitably finds the open niche in our hearts, transforming it into his or her own. When I cross the Rainbow Bridge I only hope that I have a multitude of hands to pet them all.

Bookworm Room : Pat Shipman, an anthropologist, believes that dogs helped humans become the earth’s dominant species, giving humans the edge over Neanderthals and dominance over animal predators. Dogs and humans were natural hunting partners, since dogs could sniff and chase, while humans, using weapons, could do a long distance kill. (Dogs could only do close kills, which put them at risk.) When humans transitioned to farm life, dogs protected them against predators, both human and animal.

In other words, where would we be without dogs? And can anyone say the same thing about the human/cat relationship?

I also believe that our ability to form bonds across species is part of the necessary empathy development humans need to be civilized. Societies that cut themselves off from dogs (and I’m naming no names here) miss that developmental phase and it damages them, leading to cultures of unusual cruelty. They have less empathy because they’ve had less natural scope to develop it.

Finally, at a personal, rather than intellectual level, I just love dogs. I love that they wear their hearts on their sleeves, I love that that we’re so important to them, I love that they can be (and want to be) trained so as to live in more harmony with us, and I love their playfulness, cuddliness, affection, and loyalty. As far as I can tell, the only real advantage cats have over dogs is that cats make for funnier videos.

The aged lady on the left is my Chihuahua/Australian Heeler mix; the feisty lad on right is my mostly Chihuahua, a little bit Fox Terrier mutt. The latter, especially, is my darling, loving me with a passion unique to Chihuahuas.

Laura Rambeau Lee,Right Reason :With my lifestyle and personality I have always had an affinity for cats. I have taken in many feral kittens in my life and there is no better feeling than winning the trust of a wild cat. I suppose I relate to that initial hesitation to trust people too until they have proven they are worthy of my trust. Cats are independent, they can be aloof or playful depending on their mood, and do very well when left to themselves. With both myself and my husband working odd hours and going away for long weekends a cat is the perfect pet. Having a dog would be unfair as we are not at home enough to give the attention and time needed to walk and play with them. We have talked about getting a dog when we retire. Both bring so much joy into our lives in their unique ways and I can’t imagine not having a cat or dog, or both, in our home.

I think the meme of the cat and dog sums up their differences perfectly. The dog thinks “Wow, this human takes care of my every need, he must be a God” while the cat thinks “This human takes care of my every need, I must be a God.”

The Glittering Eye : Over the course of my adult life I’ve had rabbits, cats, and dogs as pets. They’re all great and which you prefer depends on what you want in a pet.

Cats are beautiful and don’t much care whether you’re there or not as long as you give them food and water. If they want to play, they might seek you out or they might not. Cats are nocturnal which means that they’re predisposed to be most active when you’re the least active.

Rabbits have a lot more personality than you might think and otherwise they’re not unlike cats without the claws and sharp teeth. They’re relatively easy to keep and tend. They might reward you with a little companionship if they’re so inclined.

Dogs are needier than cats or rabbits. Food and water and a place to eliminate aren’t enough for them. They need to be part of a family. Like rabbits dogs are crepuscular; most active at dawn and dusk. That’s convenient if you work an ordinary 9 to 5 job because they’re most active when you’re getting ready for work and when you get home and are quite content to sleep while you’re at work or asleep.

Virginia Right!: My family are all dog lovers. I have 2 siblings and they have a few dogs each. Can’t really keep them straight, but I think they both presently have 3 dogs.

We have just two at my house, both are large dogs. I am not a fan of the little “yappy” dogs, but I have nothing against them. Just prefer the larger breeds.

Both of my dogs are mixed breeds and both are rescues.

Layla is a sweet natured girl that is somewhere around 60 – 65 pounds. She is part yellow Lab and part Boxer. She is very laid back and has a unique greeting when anyone comes in the house. She grabs a stuffed toy in her mouth and goes up to the person yelling “woo hoo”. Just a happy 8 year old puppy.

The newest addition is also part Lab – we think chocolate Lab and part Irish Setter. We have had him for about 3 months now and he is around 8 months old. But he is already over 50 pounds of solid muscle. HE has eaten a sofa and several pillows and blankets. And 4 or 5 dog beds. I now wrap the beds in canvas tarps. But he has chewed through that too.

Layla is a house dog and Marley loves outside. He is a house dog too, but will spend as much time as he can in our yard. (Fenced in.)

We got a couple feet of snow last month and the drifts were higher. He was a bit skeptical at first when he saw the snow. But within a minute, he accepted it and decided he likes it. He REALLY likes snow. The snow was almost as tall as he is but he ran through the yars as fast as he could and reminded me of a dolphin following a boat. He had a smooth up and down running motion and looked like a blur. He does not feel the cold and his coat keeps him dry. I had to yell at him several times to make him come in. It was pretty cold and you don’t want to leave pets out in that weather, but he was having a ball.

Yea, both of my dogs have music names. Layla from the Clapton song and Marley is, of course, Nesta, also known as Bob Marley.

I had not seen the film Marley and Me before I named him. My wife and I watched it a couple of weeks ago and I think another name would have been better.

If you have not seen the movie, it is absolutely hilarious. But at the end of the movie, we turned the movie off. So I opted for the funny movie with the happy ending. By turning off the last few minutes.

Marley and Layla act like siblings. They love each other, but get into wrestling matches. Unfortunately, in the house as well as outside. Sounds like two bear cubs fighting.

But my dogs are a part of the family. Our daily routine includes my pups. I have had a lot of dogs in my life, and a few periods without.

I like the “with” times far better than the “without” times.

Anybody have a couch for sale? Make that two!

Puma By Design : Growing up, we had two dogs and no imagination. Both dogs were named Boots.

Boots #1 arrived on the scene after my parents took a trip to Harlem one evening. She was a tiny thing, a mutt of mixed breeds but what Boots # 1 lacked in weight and bloodline, as she grew up, she made up for in spirit.

I recall Boots #1 was such in ill health when she arrived that my mother had to cook a special diet of eggs and beef as instructed to boost Boots #1’s immune system.

Since we lived in a dangerous neighborhood and in an equally dangerous apartment building, Boots was not allowed to mingle with anyone but immediate family members. Even our friends were off limits.

It was not long before Boots had the junkies down the hall and on the second floor on the run.

You see, it was because of the junkies that my parents decided to get a dog.

We would hear the junkies down the hall playing with their key in the apartment door lock from time to time and since my parents knew that it was just a matter of time before their keys worked and ours did not, my parents decided to beat them to the punch by getting a dog.

By the time Boots #1 was five months old, the junkies decided to go elsewhere. When they would come anywhere near our apartment door, Boots #1 would let out a bark so ferocious that people refused to believe that such a bark came from this little dog who also had the strength and might to rip a junkie to shreds.

Then there was the male Alaskan Husky down the hall named, Oliver. Oliver was four times Boots’ side and a coward.

If Miss Ludell was walking Oliver at the same time that my brother was walking, Boots, the moment they made eye contact, poor Oliver would run for his life up three flights of stairs and back into his house with Boots not far behind.

My mother would always hear Boots barking, us screaming and catch Boots just in time. As for Miss Ludell, by the time she climbed three flights of stairs and entered the apartment, the whole building could hear her shouting at poor Oliver, “I can’t believe you’re afraid of that little dog.

Hmmm, such is life in the ghetto.

Finally, Boots became an even bigger hit with my parents once their daughters began courting. The boys would told to sit on the sofa, the girls in a chair opposite them with Boots in the middle staring hard at the boy, letting out this low growl and blocking any type of physical contact.

There was no hand holding, no nothing and the boy had better not blink or fidget. So where were my parents, cheerfully in the other room relaxed, reading the newspaper or watching the evening news.

While I love cats, what cat could compare?

Well, there you have it.

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Forum: Dogs, Cats Or ? What’s Your Favorite Pet?


Article written by: Tom White

Forum: Dogs, Cats Or ? What’s Your Favorite Pet?

Every week on Monday morning , the Council and our invited guests weigh in at the Watcher’s Forum, short takes on a major issue of the day, the culture, or daily living. This week’s question: Dogs, Cats Or ? What’s Your Favorite Pet?

Fausta’s Blog: I’m very allergic to cats, so I can’t have any contact with them.

Dogs are nice, but at this point in my life I don’t want the responsibility, so I visit my sister and hang out with her dog, who enthusiastically greets me at the door.

The Daley Gator : Dogs, no contest! They are called man’s best friend for very good reasons. Mainly the closeness you can get with a dog that just is not there with a cat, at least to me. I recall being 18, and heart-broken over a girl. As I sat on my bed, head hanging down, here came my dog. He just laid his head on my knee, and looked at me, as if to say it is OK.

The Razor : The older I get the more I like animals and the less I like people. As for cats vs dogs, both have their charms. I have 7 of each, the eldest being a 20 year old cat I raised from a kitten in Japan, down to a 6 month old Rottweiler mix puppy who bangs the kitchen cabinets like a drum when he wags his tail. All are rescues – the 20 year old cat from a plastic bag in a dumpster in Kyoto, the Rottie puppy running under parked cars as a 5 week old puppy at the local WalMart.

Cats vs Dogs… Cats are independent and perfect when you are young and relatively carefree. They aren’t needy the way dogs are, but it’s nice when one decides to curl up on you uninvited. Dogs, on the other hand, require a lot of effort. They are pack animals and can’t be ignored. The other day an early Spring storm rolled through and I had all 7 dogs either on me or within a few inches of me. They are also underfoot which can make them dangerous some times, because they always want to do what you are doing or see what you are seeing. Cats really don’t care – although the 20 year old cat like an elderly old lady has a nightly routine you could almost set your watch by where she curls up first with the Wife and then with me.

When one animal passes another inevitably finds the open niche in our hearts, transforming it into his or her own. When I cross the Rainbow Bridge I only hope that I have a multitude of hands to pet them all.

Bookworm Room : Pat Shipman, an anthropologist, believes that dogs helped humans become the earth’s dominant species, giving humans the edge over Neanderthals and dominance over animal predators. Dogs and humans were natural hunting partners, since dogs could sniff and chase, while humans, using weapons, could do a long distance kill. (Dogs could only do close kills, which put them at risk.) When humans transitioned to farm life, dogs protected them against predators, both human and animal.

In other words, where would we be without dogs? And can anyone say the same thing about the human/cat relationship?

I also believe that our ability to form bonds across species is part of the necessary empathy development humans need to be civilized. Societies that cut themselves off from dogs (and I’m naming no names here) miss that developmental phase and it damages them, leading to cultures of unusual cruelty. They have less empathy because they’ve had less natural scope to develop it.

Finally, at a personal, rather than intellectual level, I just love dogs. I love that they wear their hearts on their sleeves, I love that that we’re so important to them, I love that they can be (and want to be) trained so as to live in more harmony with us, and I love their playfulness, cuddliness, affection, and loyalty. As far as I can tell, the only real advantage cats have over dogs is that cats make for funnier videos.

 The aged lady on the left is my Chihuahua/Australian Heeler mix; the feisty lad on right is my mostly Chihuahua, a little bit Fox Terrier mutt.  The latter, especially, is my darling, loving me with a passion unique to Chihuahuas.

Laura Rambeau Lee,Right Reason :With my lifestyle and personality I have always had an affinity for cats. I have taken in many feral kittens in my life and there is no better feeling than winning the trust of a wild cat. I suppose I relate to that initial hesitation to trust people too until they have proven they are worthy of my trust. Cats are independent, they can be aloof or playful depending on their mood, and do very well when left to themselves. With both myself and my husband working odd hours and going away for long weekends a cat is the perfect pet. Having a dog would be unfair as we are not at home enough to give the attention and time needed to walk and play with them. We have talked about getting a dog when we retire. Both bring so much joy into our lives in their unique ways and I can’t imagine not having a cat or dog, or both, in our home.

I think the meme of the cat and dog sums up their differences perfectly. The dog thinks “Wow, this human takes care of my every need, he must be a God” while the cat thinks “This human takes care of my every need, I must be a God.”

The Glittering Eye : Over the course of my adult life I’ve had rabbits, cats, and dogs as pets. They’re all great and which you prefer depends on what you want in a pet.

Cats are beautiful and don’t much care whether you’re there or not as long as you give them food and water. If they want to play, they might seek you out or they might not. Cats are nocturnal which means that they’re predisposed to be most active when you’re the least active.

Rabbits have a lot more personality than you might think and otherwise they’re not unlike cats without the claws and sharp teeth. They’re relatively easy to keep and tend. They might reward you with a little companionship if they’re so inclined.

Dogs are needier than cats or rabbits. Food and water and a place to eliminate aren’t enough for them. They need to be part of a family. Like rabbits dogs are crepuscular; most active at dawn and dusk. That’s convenient if you work an ordinary 9 to 5 job because they’re most active when you’re getting ready for work and when you get home and are quite content to sleep while you’re at work or asleep.

Virginia Right!: My family are all dog lovers. I have 2 siblings and they have a few dogs each. Can’t really keep them straight, but I think they both presently have 3 dogs.

We have just two at my house, both are large dogs. I am not a fan of the little “yappy” dogs, but I have nothing against them. Just prefer the larger breeds.

Both of my dogs are mixed breeds and both are rescues.

Layla is a sweet natured girl that is somewhere around 60 – 65 pounds. She is part yellow Lab and part Boxer. She is very laid back and has a unique greeting when anyone comes in the house. She grabs a stuffed toy in her mouth and goes up to the person yelling “woo hoo”. Just a happy 8 year old puppy.

The newest addition is also part Lab – we think chocolate Lab and part Irish Setter. We have had him for about 3 months now and he is around 8 months old. But he is already over 50 pounds of solid muscle. HE has eaten a sofa and several pillows and blankets. And 4 or 5 dog beds. I now wrap the beds in canvas tarps. But he has chewed through that too.

Layla is a house dog and Marley loves outside. He is a house dog too, but will spend as much time as he can in our yard. (Fenced in.)

We got a couple feet of snow last month and the drifts were higher. He was a bit skeptical at first when he saw the snow. But within a minute, he accepted it and decided he likes it. He REALLY likes snow. The snow was almost as tall as he is but he ran through the yars as fast as he could and reminded me of a dolphin following a boat. He had a smooth up and down running motion and looked like a blur. He does not feel the cold and his coat keeps him dry. I had to yell at him several times to make him come in. It was pretty cold and you don’t want to leave pets out in that weather, but he was having a ball.

Yea, both of my dogs have music names. Layla from the Clapton song and Marley is, of course, Nesta, also known as Bob Marley.

I had not seen the film Marley and Me before I named him. My wife and I watched it a couple of weeks ago and I think another name would have been better.

 If you have not seen the movie, it is absolutely hilarious. But at the end of the movie, we turned the movie off. So I opted for the funny movie with the happy ending. By turning off the last few minutes.

Marley and Layla act like siblings. They love each other, but get into wrestling matches. Unfortunately, in the house as well as outside. Sounds like two bear cubs fighting.

But my dogs are a part of the family. Our daily routine includes my pups. I have had a lot of dogs in my life, and a few periods without.

I like the “with” times far better than the “without” times.

Anybody have a couch for sale? Make that two!

 Puma By Design : Growing up, we had two dogs and no imagination. Both dogs were named Boots.

Boots #1 arrived on the scene after my parents took a trip to Harlem one evening. She was a tiny thing, a mutt of mixed breeds but what Boots # 1 lacked in weight and bloodline, as she grew up, she made up for in spirit.

I recall Boots #1 was such in ill health when she arrived that my mother had to cook a special diet of eggs and beef as instructed to boost Boots #1’s immune system.

Since we lived in a dangerous neighborhood and in an equally dangerous apartment building, Boots was not allowed to mingle with anyone but immediate family members. Even our friends were off limits.

It was not long before Boots had the junkies down the hall and on the second floor on the run.

You see, it was because of the junkies that my parents decided to get a dog.

We would hear the junkies down the hall playing with their key in the apartment door lock from time to time and since my parents knew that it was just a matter of time before their keys worked and ours did not, my parents decided to beat them to the punch by getting a dog.

By the time Boots #1 was five months old, the junkies decided to go elsewhere. When they would come anywhere near our apartment door, Boots #1 would let out a bark so ferocious that people refused to believe that such a bark came from this little dog who also had the strength and might to rip a junkie to shreds.

Then there was the male Alaskan Husky down the hall named, Oliver. Oliver was four times Boots’ side and a coward.

If Miss Ludell was walking Oliver at the same time that my brother was walking, Boots, the moment they made eye contact, poor Oliver would run for his life up three flights of stairs and back into his house with Boots not far behind.

My mother would always hear Boots barking, us screaming and catch Boots just in time. As for Miss Ludell, by the time she climbed three flights of stairs and entered the apartment, the whole building could hear her shouting at poor Oliver, “I can’t believe you’re afraid of that little dog.

Hmmm, such is life in the ghetto.

Finally, Boots became an even bigger hit with my parents once their daughters began courting. The boys would told to sit on the sofa, the girls in a chair opposite them with Boots in the middle staring hard at the boy, letting out this low growl and blocking any type of physical contact.

There was no hand holding, no nothing and the boy had better not blink or fidget. So where were my parents, cheerfully in the other room relaxed, reading the newspaper or watching the evening news.

While I love cats, what cat could compare?

   Well, there you have it.

Make sure to tune in every Monday for the Watcher’s Forum. And remember, every Wednesday, the Council has its weekly contest with the members nominating two posts each, one written by themselves and one written by someone from outside the group for consideration by the whole Council. The votes are cast by the Council, and the results are posted on Friday morning.

It’s a weekly magazine of some of the best stuff written in the blogosphere, and you won’t want to miss it.

And don’t forget to like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter..’cause we’re cool like that, y’know?

NY Times Bombshell Scoop: Fox News Colluded with Rubio to Give Amnesty to Illegal Aliens – Breitbart

A few weeks after Senator Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) joined a bipartisan push for an immigration overhaul in 2013, he arrived alongside Senator Chuck Schumer at the executive dining room of News Corporation’s Manhattan headquarters for dinner.

Their mission was to persuade Rupert Murdoch, the owner of the media empire, and Roger Ailes, the chairman and chief executive of its Fox News division, to keep the network’s on-air personalities from savaging the legislation and give it a fighting chance at survival.

Mr. Murdoch, an advocate of immigration reform, and Mr. Ailes, his top lieutenant and the most powerful man in conservative television, agreed at the Jan. 17, 2013, meeting to give the senators some breathing room.

But the media executives, highly attuned to the intensifying anger in the Republican grass roots, warned that the senators also needed to make their case to Rush Limbaugh, the king of conservative talk radio, who held enormous sway with the party’s largely anti-immigrant base.

The dinner at News Corporation headquarters — which has not been previously reported — and the subsequent outreach to Mr. Limbaugh illustrate the degree to which Mr. Rubio served as the chief envoy to the conservative media for the group supporting the legislation. The bill would have provided a pathway to American citizenship for 11 million illegal immigrants along with measures to secure the borders and ensure that foreigners left the United States upon the expiration of their visas.

Read the rest: NY Times Bombshell Scoop: Fox News Colluded with Rubio to Give Amnesty to Illegal Aliens – Breitbart


Article written by: Tom White

German Government Admits They Have Lost 130,000 Migrants

German Government Admits They Have Lost 130,000 Migrants

German authorities do not know the whereabouts of 130,000 migrants, the government confessed today. It means that more than one in ten unvetted new arrivals from the Middle East have disappeared, somewhere in Europe.

Of the 1.1 million migrants who registered as asylum seekers in Germany in 2015, “about 13 per cent did not turn up at the reception centres to which they had been directed,” the government said in a written reply to a question from a lawmaker from the Left Party.

The official government admission follows a previous calculation suggesting that the number of missing migrants could be as high as 600,000.

The Interior Ministry said that the migrants, who were initially invited into Europe by German Chancellor Merkel, may have travelled on to other countries or “slipped into illegality”.

Source: German Government Admits They Have Lost 130,000 Migrants


Article written by: Tom White

Fraudulent Language Becoming Common Among Public Officials

By Bob Shannon Central Garage

I left the Joint BOS & School Board meeting Tuesday evening feeling elated. It was quite a contrast to the night before and the surreal atmosphere shamefully brought on by just such use of the now common fraudulent language being employed so public sector officials insure they get their way, facts be damned. Puzzled for years when I would hear that school/county employees hadn’t had a raise in XXX years , after sitting in the very room just months before witnessing the raises given to both county and school employees, I just could not understand how they could make those statements knowing they were false………until Tuesday night when I finally figured it out.   What I am about to describe is “ learning a new language”

If my Boss gives me a pay raise of $100 a month, and consequently my phone bill that same month increases $100——well according to their “ interpretation” I did not get a raise ? Yes, that is correct I received an “ offset” a new word created in the Bizzaro world of the public sector. In the Power point presentation by Deb Stickly it states that school employees hadn’t had a raise in XXX years ? One is reminded of the old adage , “ it’s takes years to build your integrity and minutes to destroy it” But heh, isn’t it her job to carry the message after all ?

www.doc.virginia.gov/teaching/workforcedata/salaries/2013-14/salary report pdf

Visit this site which tracks annually for each locality the changes in school employee salaries and any raises /adjustments PAY ATTENTION TO PAGES 17—19 where you will read the commentary box by each county ( info submitted by the schools ) Under King William you will read the following quote:   “all teachers received a salary step increase plus a salary scale adjustment of 2-4%. In addition the division increased all salaries to account for the increase in employee VRS contributions from 1-5%”   ????? Confused—so was I

The term “offset” and understanding how the public sector mindset works, if the schools give their employees a raise to “ offset” the increase in say for example health insurance premiums, according to their language………that wasn’t a pay raise—that is an offset ? Catching on yet ?

If the county /schools give out a pay raise to “offset” the required contributions to VRS, …..well that isn’t a pay raise ….that is an “ offset”

Next time your company gives you a pay raise, if you are also experiencing any other expense increasing simultaneously , go tell your employer of the new LANGUAGE,

“ boss I haven’t had a raise in XXX years” “ No Joe, I just gave you a raise last month” “ But Boss, that was just an offset”… “ Joe, find somewhere else to work, maybe the public schools”

 


Article written by: Tom White

Cruz Not So Hot Supreme Court Record – 2 Wins and 6 Losses

I keep hearing about Ted Cruz and the nine times he argued before the Supreme Court. But I hear absolutely nothing about his record before the highest court in the land. And while arguing before the Supreme Court has to be one of the greatest honors in any Attorney’s career, Cruz was the Solicitor General of Texas. And that office exists to argue cases before the Supreme Court. So his job saw him visit the Supreme Court 9 times over 5 years.

As you will see below, there were really only 8 cases. One of the cases was sent back to the lower courts and later returned to SCOTUS where they finally ruled. And Cruz has shown he has an interesting way of spinning things, like 3 consecutive 3rd place finishes in the Primary proves he is the ONLY candidate that can beat Donald Trump.

But before SCOTUS you either win or lose. And how I judge this is based on how Cruz did on his arguments.

So here are his cases and a brief summary of each.

Medicaid funding – Frew v. Hawkins Oct. 7, 2003

LOSS #1

This was Cruz first case before the Supreme Court.

Texas settled a class action lawsuit where the plaintiffs claimed that the state was not doing enough under Medicaid to adequately provide health care for children. Texas agreed to remedy the situation and settled the lawsuit. The state, according to the complaint, then failed to live up to it’s agreement and do more for medicaid children’s health care. So, essentially Cruz went to the Supreme Court to argue in favor of the inadequate care children were receiving in Texas. Not really an enviable position to be in, and a case that was probably doomed from the get go because Texas had agreed and then failed to fix the problem.

SCOTUS handed Cruz his butt on this one and he walked out of his first Supreme Court case with a unanimous decision against Cruz.

 

Sentencing error – Dretke v. Haley March 2, 2004

LOSS #2

Cruz second case involved a guy that stole a calculator from a Texas Wal-Mart. So one might wonder how a simple case of shoplifting might end up before the Supreme Court. Well, the shoplifter got a whopping 14 years in jail for the theft. Now stealing is wrong, but 14 years? And there was no other crime involved.

So off Ted Cruz goes to the Supreme Court to try to justify a 14 year sentence for stealing a calculator.

Cruz could tell that he was going to lose and rather than suffer another loss, he changed his argument from justifying a 14 year sentence for a calculator and convinced the court to send the case back to Texas where they could save face and remedy the situation.

So back in the lower Texas court, the sentence was commuted to time already served. Cruz failed to defend the Texas case in the SCOTUS and the “calculator bandit” who had already been released won his effort to overturn the unreasonable sentence.

Somehow, Ted Cruz counts this as a win. But that is nothing but spin. This was a loss, plain and simple.

 

U.S. sovereignty – Medellín v. Dretke March 28, 2005 – Medellín v. Texas Oct. 10, 2007

WIN #1

This is a case that went to the Supreme Court twice. The first trip, SCOTUS sent it back to the lower court and the second time, the court ruled in favor of Cruz arguments.

A really bad guy who was a Mexican citizen raped and murdered two girls, one 14 and one 16. He was sentenced to death. The Mexican’s lawyers insisted that their client was not advised of his right to notify the Mexican diplomats according to a 1963 Vienna Convention treaty. George W. Bush initiated a review of Mexicans on death row based on a ruling from the International Court of Justice who ruled that the US was not in compliance with the treaty.

Cruz argued that since this was not brought up until years later, it was too late for the convicted killer to bring up. The first time this went before the court, Cruz did not win the argument and the case was sent back to the Texas courts. Which would not be a win for Cruz. But the second time this case went before SCOTUS, it was decided that the US Government could not enforce a treaty that had not been made into law by congress on the states.

This was an important case and Ted Cruz got a 6-3 decision the second time. One could argue that with the first case being a loss – Cruz did not prevail – would make this ruling a draw, but I consider it a win (and a big one) but it is essentially a continuation and the culmination of the first time this came before the Supremes. So one case, not two. A win, not a draw.

 

Redistricting – League of United Latin American Citizens v. Perry March 1, 2006

LOSS #3

Texas redrew their voting maps in 2003 and the Republican majority was accused of gerrymandering and diluting the votes of minorities. (A case very similar to the one that forced Virginia to redraw their congressional lines this year. The court ruled 5-4 that the map violated the Voting Rights Act. Cruz spins this as a win because SCOTUS found that the entire map did not violate the Constitution and only the gerrymandered districts did. And these districts must be redrawn – pretty much what the recent Virginia decision said. Still, Texas violated the Voting Rights Act and the lines were ordered to be redrawn. This is a loss for Cruz.

 

Sentencing error – Smith v. Texas Jan. 17, 2007

LOSS #4

A man with a low IQ robbed and stabbed a co-worker at a Texas Taco Bell. He received the death penalty but the jury was not advised of his mental deficiency. Cruz lost this case and SCOTUS set aside the death penalty sentence.

 

Death penalty for mentally ill – Panetti v. Quarterman April 18, 2007

LOSS #5

This case was pretty similar to the previous case Cruz unsuccessfully argued 90 days earlier. This time, instead of a low IQ the guy had a mental illness and was unable to understand he was being sentenced to death. Cruz argued that the guy could be faking it. the justices didn’t buy that and handed Cruz another defeat.

Death Penalty for Child Rapists – Kennedy v. Louisiana April 16, 2008

LOSS #6

I really can’t think of a crime more heinous than raping a child, aside from murdering one. Texas decided to put child rapists to death. But absent killing someone, child or not, is the death penalty appropriate? Where do we draw the line at Cruel and Unusual punishment? The Supreme Court ruled that this is where we draw the line. Cruz lost.

Patent infringement – Global-Tech Appliances v. SEB S.A. Feb. 23, 2011

WIN #2

Cruz last case before the Supreme Court was a win, and his most decisive win at 8-1. Not as decisive as his 9-0 loss in his first case, but an impressive win if you are a fan of deep fat fryers. It seems a Hong Kong company reverse engineered a deep fat fryer patented by a French company. In a striking blow for freedom and liberty, Cruz won his last case as the courts ruled you can’t copy someone else’s deep fat fryer.

Two wins, 6 losses.

The win Cruz had in the Treaty case was an important one and I won’t take anything away from him for that.

But I now see why the Cruz supporters gleefully proclaim Cruz argued 9 cases in front of the Supreme Court, but stop short of actually telling anyone about the cases. Color me underwhelmed. All I see is one victory, 6 losses and a lot of spin.


Article written by: Tom White

The Council Has Spoken!! Our Watcher’s Council Results

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The Council has spoken, the votes have been cast, and the results are in for this week’s Watcher’s Council match up.

““If liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear.” “ – George Orwell

““Whoever would overthrow the liberty of a nation must begin by subduing the freeness of speech.” “ – Benjamin Franklin

“Progressivism, liberalism, or whatever you want to call it has become an ideology of power. So long as liberals hold it, principles don’t matter. ” – Jonah Goldberg in ‘Liberal Fascism’

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This week’s winning essay,The Noisy Room’s #FreeStacy – Another Conservative Dissident Is Banned And Put In The Twitter Gulag. It’s her examination of recent revelations about how Twitter is censoring and even deleting accounts in an attempt to silence political views they disagree with, especially on the Right. Here’s a slice:


This weekend, I was shocked and saddened to learn that Stacy McCain of The Other McCain has been permanently banned by Twitter. Yes, my friends… another conservative dissident has been banished to the Twitter gulag. #FreeStacy is now trending, but Twitter won’t even display results for it. Their new Trust & Safety Council is the Twitter Ministry of Truth at work. Censorship y’all. By the way, Twitter elevated anti-GamerGate leader Anita Sarkeesian to its “Trust and Safety Council,” which put a big ole target on Stacy’s account I’m sure.

He had no warning, nothing. McCain just assumed it had to do with one of the leading “social justice warriors” who have been at war with #GamerGate since August of 2014 and thus with him. But Twitter won’t even tell him why he was shuttered over there. He switched to his backup Twitter account, @SexTroubleBook, and then it was banned as well yesterday. Someone really has it in for him. Not cool.

Here’s Stacy on the #GamerGate saga:

As I have said for years: Being notorious is not the same as being famous, but it’s better than being anonymous.

That is to say, I don’t often complain about being hated or misunderstood. It comes with the territory. I started out in the news business as a $4.50-an-hour staff writer for a tiny weekly newspaper in Austell, Georgia. Most people have no idea what I did before I got involved in political journalism as an assistant national editor for The Washington Times in 1997, or even have any idea of the work I did there. The vast majority of people who read my blog or follow my Twitter feed have no knowledge of or interest in my personal “backstory.” It’s not about me. I am not the story. I am the guy telling the story, or I am the guy making jokes about the story. I understand that. But I think some people in the New Media era lose sight of this reality.

Politics is like football. It’s a team sport. Until I was in my mid-30s, I was a very partisan Democrat. Bill Clinton (who I voted for in 1992) cured me of my Democrat loyalty. During the 1990s, I began a rather deep autodidactic study of politics, history, economics, philosophy, etc. My politics are conservative, my economics are Austrian, my faith is Christian. It’s that simple — and certain people HATE me for it. But those people hate everybody who is not a Democrat. Fine. I understand that kind of hate, having once been a Democrat myself, but Democrats think of their personal hatred as “social justice.” And so I understand them better than they understand me.
However, it’s not about me. . . .

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One of Stacy’s biggest haters is Charles Johnson of Little Green Footballs infamy. That makes me adore McCain that much more. Just sayin’. And for the record, my politics are exactly the same as Stacy’s so, along with a whole bunch of other conservatives, my life cycle on social media is probably limited. With the practice of Shadowbanning having been confirmed at Twitter, the conservative blogosphere is bracing for censorship:

According to the source, Twitter maintains a ‘whitelist’ of favoured Twitter accounts and a ‘blacklist’ of unfavoured accounts. Accounts on the whitelist are prioritised in search results, even if they’re not the most popular among users. Meanwhile, accounts on the blacklist have their posts hidden from both search results and other users’ timelines.

Our source was backed up by a senior editor at a major digital publisher, who told Breitbart that Twitter told him it deliberately whitelists and blacklists users. He added that he was afraid of the site’s power, noting that his tweets could disappear from users’ timelines if he got on the wrong side of the company.

Shadowbanning, sometimes known as “Stealth Banning” or “Hell Banning,” is commonly used by online community managers to block content posted by spammers. Instead of banning a user directly (which would alert the spammer to their status, prompting them to create a new account), their content is merely hidden from public view.

For site owners, the ideal shadowban is when a user never realizes he’s been shadowbanned.

However, Twitter isn’t merely targeting spammers. For weeks, users have been reporting that tweets from populist conservatives, members of the alternative right, cultural libertarians, and other anti-PC dissidents have disappeared from their timelines.

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Just this month, Twitter instituted its brand spanking new and fascist “Trust and Safety Council.” According to Ricochet:

This troubling news [about shadow banning] comes shortly after Twitter leadership announced an Orwellian “Trust and Safety Council,” which is stacked with leftist anti-speech activists. Instead of groups like the Electronic Freedom Foundation or the Cato Institute, the council invited Feminist Frequency and the Dangerous Speech Project. The latter organizations lead the growing movement to silence politically incorrect thought on campuses and online.

Stacy McCain ticks off militant feminists. Good for him. Someone’s gotta do it. For being politically incorrect, he is being banished from social media. So much for free speech, huh? This just massively cries out for some entrepreneurial programmer to set up a social media outlet for conservatives where they can free range without fear of persecution. That is until the Internet Nazis come calling.
I’m not ashamed to say I love reading McCain’s posts and I personally adore the guy. I have for a long time. I guess I should tell him that some time. He’s gifted and no one should be silenced anywhere like this. Shame, shame, shame on Twitter! I am trying really hard not to let loose with some really colorful language here.


McCain is a real reporter, unlike many in the mainstream media. He does it for the sheer love of it and to get at the truth. For that, he is vilified and hated. Personally, I consider that a badge of honor. I will never be half the journalist Stacy McCain is. I’m okay with that, but what I am not okay with is silencing him. Trying to take him out socially so-to-speak.

More at the link.

In our non-Council category, the winner was Sultan Knish with Sultan Knish The First Year of President Bernie Sanders submitted by The Noisy Room.

I put the chances of Bernie Sanders becoming president on a par with me pitching a no hitter in the World Series…as a member of the Chicago Cubs (Sorry, Dave).

But Knish gives us a pretty good look at what actually happens when socialism takes over, and as always with the Sultan, it’s well written and worth your attention.

Here are this week’s full results. Only the Independent Sentinel was unable to vote this week, but was not affected by the 2/3 vote mandatory penalty:

Council Winners

Non-Council Winners

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I Will Not Vote in This Primary for Marco Rubio (or John Kasich)

I am truly undecided this election.  I am almost ready out of frustration to vote a protest vote for Governor Jim Gilmore.  But one person I will not – cannot vote for – is Senator Marco Rubio.  Trying to wrap himself in the Reagan mantle, Rubio is no Reagan.

Rubio already stated he approved of President Bush (43) going to war to enforce United Nations resolutions in Iraq.

Rubio also objected to (in the South Carolina debate) the Syria Obama resolution not because it is none of our business but because it did not do enough to take out the Assad regime (and he cited as truthful the allegation that Syria used chemical weapons on the rebels) – that is not a Reagan solution.

In the debate last evening on Libya (from this text):

RUBIO: Yes, a couple of points. Number one, on the Libya situation, we didn’t topple Gadhafi, the Libyan people toppled Gadhafi. The only choice before America that this president had to make is, does it happen quickly or does it take a long time?

And I argued if it takes a long time, you’re going to have rebel forces emerge like these radical Islamists to take advantage of the vacuum. And that’s what happened. That’s where the term “lead from behind” came. And that’s the foreign policy that apparently Senator Cruz appears to agree with.

Meddling!  More meddling!  NONE OF OUR BUSINESS!  And it seems Rubio was against drafting women and for it at the same time:

He’s previously said Selective Service should be opened up to women, but on Friday Marco Rubio said he was against drafting women into combat.

“I do not support drafting women and forcing them to be combat soldiers. I don’t support that. I never have and I don’t now,’ Rubio said at the Faith and Family Forum in Greenville, South Carolina.

Rubio’s words had social media abuzz — many accusing him of flip-flopping — given the response he gave to a question on Selective Service at the ABC News debate just a week ago.

“I do believe that Selective Service should be opened up for both men and women in case a draft is ever instituted,” he told ABC News’ Martha Raddatz in Manchester, New Hampshire.

I cannot imagine Ronald Reagan would be for this.  No, Senator Rubio is a neocon.  I am tired of meddling wars under the guise of “American leadership in the world”; not every nation thinks US leadership in the world.  Ask a Serb.

I am agonizing over this vote.  I think the best one in the race is Dr. Ben Carson and I’ll decide Monday if I will vote for him or another candidate.  But it won’t be Senator Rubio.  (It also won’t be Governor Kasich for this in the last debate where is wanted to also support the Syrian rebels – after he said he did not like civil wars in the SC debate):

KASICH: There’s something — I want to — I want to point out something here today that is — it’s so critically important — about how the Obama administration has really done such a ridiculous, feckless job here in foreign policy.

First of all, we should have been supporting the rebels long ago. They could have taken Assad out, and because we did nothing, the Russians are in, and they’re sitting in the catbird seat.

We should have been helping them. I’m thankful that the aid trucks are finally getting into Syria. But the fact is, had we had acted, we would have solved that problem.

I have issue with Donald Trump but he at least called out the Bush failed policies in the SC debate.  Just remember who said it first – the other great Ronald:  Dr. Ron Paul.


Article written by: Elwood "Sandy" Sanders