27 thoughts on “News/Politics 1-9-23

  1. Biden was coming for a dog and pony show, so time to sweep all this under the rug for he and the press.

    And the media will say “What crisis? We don’t see any…..” like good little lap dogs.

    Just like Jan6 and the Whitmer fednapping, it’s a Democrat production.

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  2. Is there no end to Trump’s powers?

    There’s nothing he can’t do.

    Lol. Flippin’ clowns….

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  3. Nothing to see…., just fascist Dems at work.

    Media?

    Hello?

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  4. The tears of a clown….

    Cry harder, and get a good lawyer. You’re gonna need it if McCarthy keeps his word. If……

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  5. More of Schiff’s “work”…..

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  6. Huh. Go figure. 🙂

    “Want a Better Life? Go to Church”

    https://stream.org/want-a-better-life-go-to-church/

    “Is religion good for society? One man who would answer in the affirmative is Gouverneur Morris, the founding father who spoke at the Constitutional Convention more than anyone else. He originated the phrase “we the people of the United States.”

    He once said something that virtually all of the founding fathers would have agreed with: “Religion is the only solid basis of good morals; therefore education should teach the precepts of religion, and the duties of man toward God.”

    How is the church good for society? Through the years I have asked Dr. Byron Johnson of Baylor about the impact of faith on society. He has taught at Vanderbilt, the University of Pennsylvania, and Princeton. For the last several years, he has headed up Baylor’s Institute for Studies of Religion (ISR).

    The website describes its mission: “Baylor ISR exists to initiate, support, and conduct research on religion, involving scholars and projects spanning the intellectual spectrum.”

    A Staggering Contribution
    In a radio segment, Dr. Johnson told me, “Churches are phenomenally important to society and important in so many different ways.” That includes volunteering and charitable giving. He told me that Americans give more than a billion dollars a day to charities — much of that coming from church-goers.

    Johnson added, “If you just look at dollars and contributions, it’s staggering. One study shows that religion brings about 1.2 trillion dollars to the U.S. economy each year.”

    Living for Christ is Good for You
    Johnson keeps abreast of the psychological and sociological studies on the impact of church on society. For example, Oxford University Press published a study two years ago showing the positive impact of church-going on the health of individuals.

    They found that “compared with those who never attended religious services, individuals who attended services at least once per week had a lower risk of all-cause mortality by 26%…heavy drinking by 34%…and current smoking by 29%.”

    The study also found that depression, anxiety, hopelessness, and loneliness — as well as physical maladies like hypertension, heart disease, and strokes — were lower in those who regularly attended church, while satisfaction with life, social connection, and a feeling of purpose were higher.

    In short, living for Christ is good for you. Not that we live for Christ in order to live longer or live with a higher quality. But that apparently is a happy by-product.

    We live for Christ because He who is divine became human, lived a perfect life, and died in our place, so that we might be forgiven for our sins through faith in Him. He sealed the deal by rising from the dead and will one day return.

    Dr. Johnson has written a scholarly book highlighting the kind of research featured in the study cited above. It’s called Objective Religion. The ignorant may rail against church — and surely there are many who have bad experiences at church because of abusive leadership. But the studies show that, all things being equal, the Gospel really is good for you.

    The Impact of Faith on Society
    Another man who studied the impact of religion on society came to Baylor because of Johnson. Dr. Rodney Stark, who died in July, wrote many books documenting religion’s impact.

    One of my favorites was his 2012 tome, America’s Blessings: How Religion Benefits Everyone, Including Atheists. On a vacation once, I read the book carefully and took many notes.

    Stark writes,

    Americans benefit immensely from being an unusually religious people — blessings that not only fall upon believers but also on those Americans who most oppose religion. In America, militant atheists are far less likely to have their homes broken into or to be robbed on their way to work than they would be in an irreligious society, because of the powerful deterrent effects of religion on crime.

    He also adds, “Religious Americans also enjoy superior physical health, having an average life expectancy more than seven years longer than that of the irreligious.””

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  7. Is it really Trump causing this, or are a starving people ruled by idiots finally just fed up with eating trash and worse stuff?

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  8. Rufo exposes the groomers, and the left hates that.

    So they lie about him in the press.

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  9. Again, don’t you dare call them what they are, which is groomers.

    CONTENT WARNING!!!!!

    https://dailycaller.com/2023/01/06/chicago-sexually-assualted-teacher-student-lightfoot/

    “The Chicago Board of Education’s Office of Inspector General (OIG) annual report found hundreds of Chicago Public School (CPS) teachers were accused of adult-to-student sexual misconduct in the 2021-2022 school year.

    The OIG’s Sexual Allegations Unit (SAU) opened 447 cases investigating teachers for allegedly grooming, sexually assaulting, or raping CPS students last school year, following the 325 opened in 2021. Of the open cases, the SAU closed 600 over the past 12 months, according to the OIG annual report, reported ChicagoCityWire.

    SAU investigated a Chicago high school substitute teacher for grooming several students for sex and engaging in sexual acts with at least one student on school property, the OIG found.

    The CPS teacher allegedly talked to students about their sex lives in person and through social media, cell phones, and “other common grooming techniques,” according to the OIG. The report stated the teacher gave the “student unnecessary passes to exclude her from class, and encouraging students to confide in him about personal problems.”

    SAU claims he made “intimate physical contact with students (including kisses, sexual hugs, and back-rubs), openly solicited sexual acts (such as asking a student to recruit another student for a ‘threesome’).”

    A separate SAU investigation into a former JROTC (Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps) staff member found he allegedly had sex with a 16-year-old female high school student. SAU found that for 12 months, he threatened to kill the student and her family if she reported the sexual abuse.”

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  10. Sounds MAGA like, right?

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  11. The persecutions will continue unless the House steps up and does their job.

    From the enemies within….

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  12. Personally interesting about the Baylor instituation. Wes worked at the Institute of Faith and Learning at Baylor in the past and presented a paper at their conference in 2022. I am sure his IFL group works alongside the other instution mentioned. It’s a fascinating concept to consider how faith can be used to enhance learning and all things in life, not that it is the main objective, but it definitely is a benefit.

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  13. Nice to see some aren’t lying to protect Biden. A local, of course.

    “Local Reporter Calls Out Biden For Not Visiting Area Where “Migrants Had Been Living On The Streets”.”

    “Local El Paso News Confirms Police Were “Arresting People” At Border In Advance Of Biden’s Drive-By…”

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  14. Another institution falls to the leftist woke wave. Institutional capture is their goal, across the board.

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  15. Of course, they do everything they falsely accused Trump of.

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  16. Hey they made the rules, not us.

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