The Ultimate Hypocrisy – Democrats Against Women with Families & Catholic?

On the one hand, the Democrats are trying to get the Catholic vote arguing that Biden is only the second Catholic to be President after JFK. But then, they oppose Amy Coney Barrett because she is a Catholic and was a professor at Notre Dame Law School before her confirmation to the federal bench. Here is Feinstein who accuses Barrett that her religion will supersede the law. You really can’t have it both ways.

I was raised Catholic, but that never stood in the way of understanding law. I remember when I was just 10 years old my father taking me to Willingboro, New Jersey to see John F. Kennedy in person. I actually met President John F. Kennedy and shook his hand as a kid that day on Oct. 16, 1960, but unlike Bill Clinton, it did not inspire me to become President. I remember as a kid walking around and hearing people bash Kennedy because he was Catholic saying the Pope will run America. There is no doubt that the vast majority of immigrants to America were Protestant and as such the old hatreds rose their head and they will no doubt regarding Amy Coney Barrett.

Former President Harry Truman actually said that Kennedy should withdraw his name for nomination the night before the Democratic Convention. During the 1950s prejudices against Catholics were dominant and were preached by some Protestant ministers.  On October 20, 1951, President Harry Truman nominated former General Mark Clark to be the United States emissary to the Vatican. Clark was forced to withdraw his nomination on January 13, 1952, following protests from Texas Senator Tom Connally and Protestant groups. Mark Clark was baptized Episcopalian and his mother was Jewish. Connally did not want any representative at the Vatican.

Indeed, during the 1960 election Prominent Protestant spokesmen, led by Billy Graham and Norman Vincent Peale, organized Protestant ministers by warning that the Pope would be giving orders to a Kennedy White House. Many established evangelical groups were mobilized.

It is interesting for the extreme left demand the Democrats stop the nomination of the Supreme Court and even call it illegitimate clinging to this conspiracy that Trump was put in office by Putin. The Democrats have little power to actually derail Trump’s pick. Nevertheless, they are applying considerable pressure for the Democrats to be obstructive and use every tactic at their disposal to not just obstruct but to portray the consideration as a farce that shouldn’t even occur. Of course, there is no such precedent for this nonsense, especially when justices do not always vote even party lines – i.e. Chief Justice Roberts.

Now the left is arguing that she should be investigated to see how she adopted two children from Haiti. As I have stated, I have read her work and she is a STRICT CONSTRUCTIONIST which is the best we can hope for. It was Justice Scalia who reform the sentencing procedures were judges were violating the constitution deciding facts that only a jury was authorized to determine. So, this will be interesting. How to bash Barrett for being Catholic while having two black children which shows she is not a racist so they are turning that into something like hiring illegal aliens. They cannot be promoting Biden as only the second Catholic to become president why bashing her because she if Catholic and somehow the Pope will dictate her decisions which never took place with JFK. This is the ultimate paradox.

What Makes Life Matter?

I am sure by now all of you, like me, are weary of hearing Black Lives Matter, and all the rhetoric associated with the phrase. It isn’t really being used as an introduction to a productive and honest conversation, or even as a true call to arms to change injustice. I am not, and I will emphasize that for commenters, am not wanting to discuss the worthiness of the cause and all the associated protests, and violence. We can leave that for other posts.

Because this has been at the forefront of our minds the last months, no matter which side of the issue you take, I have been giving a lot of thought to what makes life matter. You can throw out a phrase the media seizes or glorifies without really having any true understanding of it. That is inconsequential to the truth, and only the mentally lazy or immature accept it at face value.

For this thing we sum up as life, a big word indeed, what does give it meaning? What really matters? I’m sure since the beginning of human ability to discuss and record ideas no consensus has ever been found, but, at least in Western society as I know it, until recently, it appears to me that people, families, cultures, governments, philosophers, historians, educators and theologians shared some ideas.

What are they? Unique to each person, we can never speak authoritatively for all, and I do not seek to do that here. I would just, with your assistance, examine some of the more common motivations that I became familiar with through my childhood, born in the late fifties, and adult years, and feedback from friends, family, and ideas from my reading and studies.

It seems to me that every generation bore the burden of living up to unspoken standards, perhaps innocently as a toddler, and maybe even unwillingly as the child grew and became a teenager, in certain instances. No individual came away unswayed by those parental and societal expectations, not even the great and small rebels who defined their rebellion against those very expectations, be they bath and bedtime, curfew, length of hair or hemline, or denial of civil rights or religious freedom.

From earliest human history, people had to work to provide their safety, sustenance, and hope for another tomorrow. Only relatively recently in our existence have we had the luxury of leisure and reflection.

I know that life for my grandparents was all about work, survival, and that included surviving the Great Depression and all that entailed. Gardening especially, farming in Kansas during Dust Bowl years for my dad’s family. Re-using, repairing, making do, sacrificing for the whole family, and especially for the sick, the young, the old.

Throughout our American history, immigrants arrived on our shores with their own expectations and goals and desires. They brought into our melting pot cultural richness and beliefs that added to who and what we are, added by their work, sacrifice, hunger for success and life for the generations they gave birth to. But they also, upon arrival and integration into American life and society accepted the expectations of previous generations of Americans and determined to live up to those expectations, those standards, and stand alongside their American brethren to contribute not only daily bread to their hungry children, but to the building and protection and success of this great country that they gave everything for.

Immigrants did not leave their homes and families behind, almost everyone of them knowing they would never see father, mother, brothers and sisters again, to come to America and stand idle, to wait in a bread line, to huddle in hovels and listen to the powerful tell them how to live and what to think.  They came with dreams yes, but equal measures of determination, grit, work ethic, and hope. They came to build, and build they damn well did.

When I was a child our parents, and every teacher I ever had, painted pictures in our daily lives, in our minds, by words and deeds, of those who came before and built. In kindergarten we learned the story of the Pilgrims and Indians and the struggle to establish a home in the wilderness. Later in school we celebrated Thanksgiving through plays and the fictional words of Patricia Mullins “Why don’t you speak for yourself, John?”

In very early years we knew how America was settled, we knew of the building of the Colonies, the great Revolutionary War, the establishing of the United States of America under our Constitution. Later we learned more, the fleshing out of the great statesman and their long days writing that Constitution, the Bill of Rights, and every single one of us had a picture of George Washington leading his troops across the Delaware River, but also leading his fledgling country as it began a legendary march into history and world power.

Subsequently we learned about American expansion across the Continent, we learned about the Louisiana Purchase, we learned about the rise of industrialism, slavery, the abolitionist movement, the compromises and Congressional battles prior to the firing on Fort Sumter. Here in the South most of us learned about Reconstruction from old family members and friends. We learned about the World Wars, especially WWII.

Because we knew about the Spanish Flu, the Great Depression, we learned that people survive great pandemics and economic crashes. We knew about victory gardens, war shortages, rationing, and such obscure things as women painting a line down their legs to simulate stockings because they had none. Every family had an aunt or mother who learned to weld or rivet during the war.

We learned about heroes and heroines. We learned about heritage and pride. We learned patriotism. I was taught the states and their capitals by an old black man who worked for my father, along with a lot of other special things, both academic and practical, and I remember the dignity, confidence and pride this friend of mine had when he taught me, though he was impoverished and caught in alcoholism. This was a time when he was denied basic rights and privileges that I, unknowingly at that time, had merely by virtue of my birth.

I learned that he expected me to come to him after test day and report my good grades, measuring not only the knowledge he imparted to me, but my valuing of that teaching and time invested, and I learned that his expectations were very high. All this he did voluntarily, imparting knowledge he had gained to me just because that is what people did, across race, culture, societal and economic status.

Let’s narrow this in some, and individualize it. When I graduated high school, I went into the world expecting that there was some thing I had to contribute, some actions and work and effort that I should put forth, primarily for my own success, but also because I wanted, like every other graduate in my class, to make my mark, to measure up. But we all had an unspoken idea that we owed the world we lived in our best.

I graduated in 1976. We were caught up in a year long celebration of 200 years of American history, excellence, and potential. In that time, not only for us young adults, but also for the country, there was an air of pride and patriotism, and absolute belief that we had greatness ahead. As valedictorian, I still remember the closing line I wrote for my speech.

“We now have the key to our future. We must find the lock it opens.” At this point, I am told, my future father in law gave me applause. You better believe that ranks in my list of things that matter. He was one tough man, not given to praise.

Later when I married, we each had a firm idea of what we wanted and what we had to offer, as well as what it would take to make life happen for us. First and foremost, perhaps even more than love, that idea for both of us involved work. My husband knew absolutely what hard work was already, and he immediately and everlastingly (still going like the Energizer Bunny!) set out to make a future for us. I wanted more than anything to build a wonderful home for us, to learn to cook, especially his favorite biscuits and gravy, and to help work and provide security for the coming children.

We wanted to be able to provide our own home for our family, give them security, teach them about life, work, home, family, and yes, all those things I listed above, the richness of our American heritage and experience. We wanted to prepare them for an indifferent and often hostile world, to give them confidence, strength, determination, hope in the face of trials, and belief, both in themselves, and in our family.

If there was anything we took for granted back then, it was perhaps the freedom we had to practice our Christian faith, to have a church building, a parish family, priests and nuns and parish schools, and all the richness and splendor and fruits of living in a land where you can worship God and try to pass on your faith to your children, all without persecution or punishment. In those busy days, we gave little thought to not only the American history we knew insuring our right to worship, but the poor workers who make our beautiful old church building possible, the priest who is now a candidate for sainthood because he gave his life in a Yellow Fever epidemic, staying in town to care for the sick and dying.

We wanted to build a good life for each other, we wanted a great future for our family, our sons. We didn’t just have an idea in our heads for how life should be, not for ourselves, and not for our sons. We wanted to teach them all they needed to know to make the best of their lives, to be able to go out into the world and make a good life for themselves, yes, but more still. We wanted to teach them about adversity, strength, endurance, getting up when life knocks you down. We wanted to teach them to do things for themselves, and that they could do hard things.

We wanted to teach them the value of hard work, and my husband especially was determined that no son of his would be anything less than the hardest, toughest, longest enduring man standing when the chips fell. We wanted them to see the value of their contributions, to our family, and to our common experience as Americans.

Our sons knew what it was to work from a very young age, and just as my husband and his siblings had done, they contributed to our family’s well being. As teens they helped pay their school tuition, they always paid for their own gas and insurance, and even sometimes bought their own clothes, especially if they wanted nicer things than mom was willing to spring for. Yes, shout out to you, number two son.

They learned the cost of failure, of lack of effort, and of mistakes. They learned that actions have consequences, and they learned that their parents would not bail them out of troubles, large and small. They learned to make recompense when their actions cost others. Looking at you, number one son and the spray painting of the barn episode.

They learned that mindless destruction and irresponsibility had repercussions, number three son and the screwdriver episode, and that privileges were not to be taken for granted.

As a proud, very proud, mother and grandmother now, I can say they learned all those things well and taught us others. They are finer men than we dreamed of, and life will never mow them down. They are wonderful husbands, fathers, and each in his own wonderful and unique way adds value to our world. They are patriots all. They have brought very special and resolute women into our family, and we have eight wonderful grandchildren who represent the hope and the future of our family.

To help me gather thoughts for this post, and because I value their opinions most, we had a conversation this week about what makes life matter.

Every one of them ranked family at the top of the list. One daughter in law is in school, and that ranks high on the list of things that matter. Another daughter in law, established in her field, still seeks further personal purpose and feels the quest continues, a sentiment that I share, although she sure words it better. A sense of humor, so necessary in our family, which is perhaps why my daughter in law named it.

My youngest son just finished school a year ago, all while working and raising three kids. He wants a better life for his wife and family, but he also wants the things he does to make his family, especially his wife and kids, proud of him, as well as us, his parents. And by us, he mostly means dad, because that’s a healthy desire in a young man, just as my husband was satisfied that he was able to please his father and make him proud.

My middle son separates his motivations into professional and personal. Professionally he is driven to succeed not only for personal satisfaction ( I can say from experience he was driven from birth toward excellence) but also for the sake of building a team and doing his best for them and his company. Personally, he wants his kids to see and experience the limitless possibilities life offers, and to understand that sacrifices must be made to win those things. He wants them to be confident in the security and love of their family, as do all of the sons and daughters in law. He wants them to be aware that their lives and potential are tied to the sacrifices of generations of family before them.

My oldest son experienced personal loss this year in a big way, a huge and heartbreaking struggle this year has been for him, again, personally and professionally. As far as bad things happening, big and small, 2020 has been a year of hits for him. Through it all he has not only kept on going, he has made his kids a priority, kept a sense of humor, hope, faith, and made time to come home and help take care of me in my time of recuperation, and make things easier for his dad by doing whatever he can around the house.

I had a bad ankle injury a few months ago, and it is a long journey toward being able to walk again. Every single one of my sons and daughters in law have been there for me in ways large and small, from one son who had to make himself the contact during and after surgery, all of them who took me to and from doctor and hospital, cooked and cleaned and shopped and mowed grass. Perhaps most important, they just came when I needed company and encouragement most. Extended family brought meals and visited. Family matters.

And because this is what the post is most about, passing on what matters, I’ll brag on the grandchildren, from the oldest ones who even stayed with me a day or two to help when I was almost immobile, to the little ones who give me hugs and solemnly promised not to bump my leg, all of them have been there for me when it matters.

My husband has worked a full time job, been nurse, caretaker, coach (he’s brutal – no room for safe places in his thinking) and been the most uncomplaining companion in the world, when it was not easy to be any of those things, and when I was depressed and hurting and a big PITA. He epitomizes the for better or worse clause, and he is just absolutely as faithful and true and motivated in the worst as he is the better.

All these things matter. For us, they are the tip of the iceberg of love, family, tradition, hope, faith. They are the spoken representation of what can never truly be spoken. Together we stand, and we will not fall, and we will succeed in giving the eight kids entrusted to us to care for the best chances we possibly can to grow into adults who find their meaning and build their lives.

I submit to you that life must have deep and powerful, sacrificial meaning. One phrase can’t give life meaning. Signs can’t make life matter. Before it comes to showdowns with police, especially if they end in gunfire, life matters or it does not. From the time of conception, if this world is to matter, then life matters, and parents, family, society owe that child protection and care.

I will say what I said when Mike Brown died, and I saw his body on the street. I cried, I cried for a loss of what should have been as well as what was. He, through his own actions, lost the future chances to make his life about something that mattered.

When one young man or woman loses their life, we have all lost. But when a large, formidably, scary percentage of our youth are not given meaning and hope, values, responsibilities, family, and expectations, yes, expectations from parents and society, we all lose.

Until society understands the phrases Black Lives Matter, All Lives Matter, and all their other words designed to inflame, are incomplete without an ending, we have work to do. I think that our thinking should go further.

Life Matters Because…

A few notes in conclusion here. Most of you know me from family and religious posts. I have mostly kept my faith out of this. It is too huge a part of life to tag on here, and possibly deserves another post. You may of course address that in comments, but in order to stay on track with the ideas here, I did not include the most important thing in my life, but not out of neglect or failure to appreciate it.

This post is intended to encourage personal reflection (I could insert various scoffing adjectives from my sons here, as they reluctantly shared xxx feelings, as they so eloquently put it). I do not intend it to be a referendum on the various shootings, protests, and political arguments about them.

Be respectful, please.

Addition to original post.

In their review of this post, my sons placed emphasis on the value of humility. I’m sorry I forgot to include that, it’s very important to them. Indeed, it was a three way tie as to who is most humble.

Biden’s Pre-Debate Prep

Everyone knows Joe Biden is not fit to be president. We’ve all seen him mumble in confusion during public appearances. He’s a gaffe machine. He’s a corrupt, career politician with dementia. Yet the Democrats and their lying mass media continue to pretend he’s perfectly fine—good ol’ Joe.

He sounded relatively sharp for his convention speech, but since then his behavior and speaking ability have been very questionable. I saw him make short speech during a recent and rare campaign appearance and he was barely audible. He fielded no questions. He can barely read a teleprompter correctly. On another occasion he blew up in anger when questioned about his son, Hunter. Uncontrollable anger is also a symptom of dementia.

For next week’s debate with Trump, I expect Sleepy Joe will be charged up with the same drug given to him ahead of his DNC speech. Probably meth, which apparently brightens the otherwise dimming lights of those suffering dementia.

Given Biden’s condition, the Democrats need to drug him up. Their only other alternative is for him to contract some sudden illness—perhaps COVID 19. Or maybe the Democrats no longer care. Why cover up for Joe? Everyone is aware that Biden is not all there, but he doesn’t need to be for a Harris administration.

—Ben Garrison

Grand Theft Election

Everything the Democrats are planning will come to this, a coup attempt. If unsuccessful, a replay of the election of 1860, complete with secession threats, possibly carried out

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Grand Theft Election

A theft is in the process of being carried out. It is a crime so insidious, so Machiavellian, it could spell the end of the greatest nation ever conceived, and the rest of the free world will soon follow. It is a coup, a theft of an election, not to rid our country of traitors, but to purge the nation of patriots. Democrats have driven this nation, once again, to a point of division and armed conflict not seen since the Civil War. No person of any intelligence can call this politics as usual.

Democrats decided back in 2016 that they will NOT accept a Trump presidency, elections be damned

Democrats decided back in 2016 that they will NOT accept a Trump presidency, elections be damned. The last four years proves it. Their goal now is to carry out a plan to totally control Congress, the Presidency and the Supreme Court. They will use every weapon at their disposal. It will include a manufactured pandemic, changing voter ID requirements at the 11th hour, court packing, states added to the Union, using former military officers once prominent in the Deep State, employing their useful idiots in Antifa and BLM, Big-Tech censorship of conservative thought, creating fear among the Black community…“They’ll put you back in chains”, the district attorneys carefully placed around the country by George Soros, and the hundreds of lawyers already recruited. They have even conducted ‘war games’ of sort. Some 50 Leftist groups, headed by John Podesta, got together after the 2016 election to devise a post 2020 election scenario to hatch an action plan if the election was close. If allowed to succeed it will be the end of a two-party, free republic, and the birth of a godless, socialist dictatorship. And so, their scheme continues.

The Democrats decided months ago, that they are going to lose this coming election. They nominated a do-nothing pervert, well past his prime, politician of 47 years, with obvious signs of dementia. A corrupt politician who as much as admitted it to anyone who cared to hear it.

The Democrats will attempt to steal this election. Proof? All the top Democrats, including Biden, are saying the Republicans will lie, steal, cheat, and even collude with foreign powers to win the coming election. Democrats always do what they accuse Republicans of doing. It’s a strategy to divert attention from their plotting. Following their accusations makes it easy to stay ahead of them. If you remember, back in early 2016, Clinton’s people said Trump would not accept the results of the election and then they spent the next four years screaming that Trump was not a legitimate president. It’s causing political chaos and now violence. The rioting and bloodshed is being used to screen their movements. And part of their operation is protecting their donors, the rich and famous. Democrats know the middle class is in trouble, that there is tremendous income inequality and they plan to keep it that way.

After a Trump landslide on election night, Biden will not concede. The DNC will not allow it

Protests are building again. BLM is rioting in Louisville, not caring about the facts of the Breonna case. Indoor and outdoor diners are being harassed in major cities, having their food and drinks thrown off the tables surrounded by screams. They are moving into residential neighborhoods, protesting, harassing senators and members of congress in the middle of the night, stealing Trump campaign signs, physically assaulting anyone wearing Trump garb. The Brown Shirts of Nazi Germany and the Black Shirts of Fascist Italy would be proud of them.

After a Trump landslide on election night, Biden will not concede. The DNC will not allow it. The mail-in voting the Democrats wanted so badly will then come into play. They will produce hundreds of thousands of harvested ballots, lawful or unlawful, day after day after the election, to tip the scales in their favor in states they are close to winning. Military ballots have already been found in the trash in Pennsylvania.

Millions will be mobilized to contest an outcome not to their liking while the courts deliberate. If there is no decision by January 20, the Speaker will have to become acting president. The Supreme Court will eventually come into play or possibly the House of Representatives if the Electoral College cannot come to a decision. Whether the House will flip on election day is anyone’s guess. After the plethora of ‘righteous indignation’, further violence will be a certainty.

Democrats have had an obsession of late. They dream of the military dragging Trump out of the White House

What will happen next is right out of any third-world nation coup d’état attempt. They will call in the military, a military Obama carefully purged during his presidency. Any officer that was promoted during his administration has bought into the progressive agenda. This is the great unknown. What will the military do?

Democrats have had an obsession of late. They dream of the military dragging Trump out of the White House. Biden’s recent campaign statement: “The United States government is perfectly capable of escorting trespassers out of the White House” shows his state of mind.

Everything the Democrats are planning will come to this, a coup attempt. If unsuccessful, a replay of the election of 1860, complete with secession threats, possibly carried out. The first ones coming from California, Oregon and Washington. Then the old question will rear its ugly head, the legality of secession and its aftermath.

Its aftermath, that is another question.

Democrats Ideologically In Bed With BLM?

The announcement, was made, in effect, yesterday by Democrat vice presidential candidate Kamala Harris

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Democrats Ideologically In Bed With BLM?

There can no longer be any doubt about it: The Democrats are ideologically in bed with Black Lives Matter (BLM).

The future belongs to BLM and not to average American citizens, as haughtily decreed yesterday by Sen. Kamala Harris.

“Peaceful protests against racial injustice are critical for the nation’s progress and help to keep law enforcement in check, Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., said Friday. (Fox News, Sept. 25, 2020.)

“Nothing that we have achieved that has been about progress, in particular around civil rights, has come without a fight, and so I always am going to interpret these protests as an essential component of evolution in our country—as an essential component or mark of a real democracy,” the vice presidential nominee said during the NAACP’s national convention.

“She added that protests were “necessary” as “the people’s voices must be heard, and it is often the people who must speak to get their government to do what it is supposed to do, but may not do naturally unless the people speak loudly—and obviously peacefully.”

“Harris also praised the “brilliance” and “impact” of “Black Lives Matter,” which has received media praise but also come under fire for promoting left-wing stances like opposing the nuclear family. “I actually believe that ‘Black Lives Matter’ has been the most significant agent for change within the criminal justice system,” she said.

“Her comments came during mass protests surrounding the deaths of Black Americans like Breonna Taylor, whose case prompted a series of demonstrations earlier this week.”

According to the Fox News report on Harris’  comments to the NAACP national convention, “While the vast majority of demonstrations—which began in late May—have been peaceful, some have resulted in property destruction.”

How can anyone discount the injuries to police and civilians, including children as “peaceful”?

“Footage quickly emerged purportedly showing buildings vandalized and burned in Louisville, Ky., after a grand jury decided to indict just one of the officers involved in Taylor’s death. (Fox News)

“Across the country, violent confrontations during these demonstrations have led to deaths and injuries, including for demonstrators, journalists and police officers.

Why are police officers who were killed and injured listed third after “demonstrators” and “journalists”?

Do the lives of demonstrators and journalists matter more than the lives of police?

 “In Louisville, Kentucky, two officers were shot, and subsequently hospitalized, during protests surrounding Taylor’s case. (Fox News)

“Former Vice President Joe Biden and other Democrats have been criticized for allegedly not doing enough to denounce violent demonstrations, while President’s (sic) Trump campaign has attempted to tie their statements to on-going riots.

“In May, Biden released a statement in which he distinguished between violent and peaceful protests.

“Protesting such brutality is right and necessary. It’s an utterly American response. But burning down communities and needless destruction is not. Violence that endangers lives is not. Violence that guts and shutters businesses that serve the community is not,” the statement read.

“At the end of last month, Sen. Harris similarly said: “We must always defend peaceful protest and peaceful protesters. We should not confuse them with those looting and committing acts of violence, including the shooter who was arrested for murder. Make no mistake, we will not let these vigilantes and extremists derail the path to justice.”

Harris, who praised the “brilliance” and “impact” of “Black Lives Matter,”seems to be confusing “peaceful protesters” with the anarchists burning and looting, Democrat-controlled cities; killing and injuring—not just other demonstrators and journalists—but cops and civilians.

Meanwhile, there can no longer be any doubt about it: The Democrats are ideologically in bed with Black Lives Matter (BLM).

The announcement, was made, in effect, yesterday by Democrat vice presidential candidate Kamala Harris.

You can watch her in action today in the “yell room” when she joins Hanoi Jane Fonda at the Supermajority’s event—titled “Supercharge: Women All In”.

The Heartbreaking Fate of ‘Census Cowboy’s’ Horse

Meanwhile, Hollingsworth’s and Mayor Lightfoot’s stress is nothing compared to that of the little kids who will be heartbroken when they hear the sad fate of the ‘Census Cowboy’s’ horse

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The Heartbreaking Fate of ‘Census Cowboy’s’ Horse

Democrat Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s personal, handpicked stunt man Adam Hollingsworth, she dubbed as the “Census Cowboy,”  now faces a felony charge for riding his bleeding horse in a Monday ‘protest’ to the point of collapse.

Hollingsworth, who has called on his mayor pal for help, crying out, “Lori, come help me.  “I can’t do it alone”, may have ended his horse-riding publicity stunt, but the real publicity stunt began with Lightfoot and can be seen how in the hideous video below:

The Blaze covered the heartrending story on its site yesterday, reporting that the horse—“which is in critical condition due to its injuries, may now have to be euthanized”.

“Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot (D) tapped Hollingsworth to work with her earlier this year to boost census participation in the city. (The Blaze, Sept. 25, 2020)

“According to a report from WTTW-TV, Hollingsworth rode the horse for more than seven miles on the Dan Ryan Expressway during Monday’s impromptu protest.

“The horse, which was reportedly not outfitted with proper shoes for concrete, collapsed after running for about an hour.

“Cook County prosecutors said the horse’s treatment was the “equivalent of forcing an 80-year-old woman to run a marathon,” WTTW reported.

“Cook County Assistant State’s Attorney Kevin Deboni said that the horse was nearly run to death and suffered “extensive damage” to its health.

Chicago Mayor Unveils New Mascot “Census Cowboy”

“Deboni said that the horse’s eyes “were dilated to the point they looked like cartoon eyes.”

Like most liberals, 33-year-old Hollingsworth moved to virtue signalling as an excuse for his publicity stunt.

“Hollingsworth said that he rode the horse on the Dan Ryan Expressway during rush hour to support the #KidsLivesMatter movement, according to the outlet, which describes the initiative as one “that aims to raise awareness and motivate residents to fill out the census to help communities receive better funding.” (The Blaze)

“According to Block Club Chicago, the movement is in response to children killed by gun violence.

“In August, Hollingsworth told the Block Club, “When you get kids occupied and they’ve got things to do with their time and their life … all this senseless killing that’s going on, it’ll slow down a whole lot. It’s important to support dance groups [or] anything that’s got something to do with kids. If it’s something positive, support it.”

“Witnesses of the Dan Ryan Expressway incident told the outlet that they saw Hollingsworth kicking and whipping the horse to keep it running even after it slowed its pace due to exhaustion and injury. “Shortly after, the horse collapsed on the ground.

“Emergency veterinarians responded to the scene and took the horse in for treatment of severe dehydration, overheating, and lacerations to its front legs that caused heavy bleeding. Authorities took Hollingsworth into custody.

WFLD-TV reported that the horse also had sores beneath its saddle, which was not properly padded.

“In a statement, Mayor Lightfoot’s office condemned Hollingsworth’s “stunt.”

“There is a right way and a wrong way to call attention to issues of great importance and this stunt was decidedly the very wrong way,” the mayor’s office said in its statement.

“Hollingsworth was charged with a felony count of aggravated cruelty to an animal, as well as misdemeanor counts of reckless conduct, trespassing, and other traffic-related offenses.

“At the time of this reporting, the horse remains in critical condition, and will never be able to be ridden again.

“The horse may also have to be euthanized due to its injuries and “due to the suffering the animal will likely endure for the rest of its life.”

“Hollingsworth was held on $25,000 bond during a Wednesday court appearance, and was required to pay 10%. He is due back in court on Sept. 30.”

“On Thursday, a tearful Hollingsworth told the Chicago Sun-Times that he did not abuse the horse.

“My focus is on the ‘Kids Lives Matter’ because if you look up the history of when it comes down to kids getting killed, 2020 is the highest rate … and it ain’t right,” he told reporters.

“Everybody is trying to steer away from that part, and that is very important — that is an important topic we need to stick on.”

As if Hollingsworth’s attempts at virtue signalling were not hypocritical enough, he added that how he treated the horse now in critical condition was “no different than how horses are treated in the circus or at a racetrack”.

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“The people that don’t know anything about horses looking from the outside in, you would think that what I did was cruelty to animals,” he explained. “But if you go to a racetrack, it’s 100 times worse, if you go to a circus, worse. … It’s way worse than what I do to my horses. I probably could’ve did a little bit less, but I had to make a statement.” (The Blaze)

“He also insisted that the description of the horse’s injuries were exaggerated, and that he would like to appoint an independent veterinarian to examine the horse.

“I think that is just a way to make the situation seem worse than it is because I am a black brother and I am doing very good for the community and standing up for the Kids Lives Matter movement and not focused on anything else,” Hollingsworth reasoned.

“He also revealed that he has been the subject of abuse since his arrest.

“Every day I step outside I am taking a chance with my life,” he said. “I basically look at [the hate mail] and just close them. I can’t change how a person feels.”

He also called upon Lightfoot to defend him.

“When [Mayor Lightfoot] called upon me [to assist with the 2020 census], I was there for her,” he added. “Monday was my stress signal: Lori, come help me, I can’t do it alone.”

Meanwhile, Hollingsworth’s and Mayor Lightfoot’s stress is nothing compared to that of the little kids who will be heartbroken when they hear the sad fate of the ‘Census Cowboy’s’ horse.

Kamala Harris accepts with honor the Support of ‘Hanoi Jane’ and as a Vietnam Vet I find that repulsive! No veteran should support the Harris Biden t Ticket!

The hypocrisy of Harris on respect for fallen soldiers and war vets is jaw-dropping

Kamala Harris To Join ‘Hanoi Jane’ Fonda In ‘Yell Room’ Campaign Event

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Kamala Harris To Join ‘Hanoi Jane’ Fonda In ‘Yell Room’ Campaign Event

Hanoi Jane Fonda will, in effect, ride her anti-aircraft gun photo straight through the Democrat presidential campaign tomorrow.

“Democratic vice-presidential candidate Kamala Harris is set to join Fonda at a Saturday virtual event held by progressive advocacy group Supermajority. The event—titled “Supercharge: Women All In”—will “bring together thousands of women to laugh, sing, dance, and celebrate women’s political power,” according to the group’s website.” (Washington Free Beacon, Sept. 23, 2020)

Included in this anti-vet, anti-American event celebrating “women’s political power” is a “yelling room where participants are encouraged to scream out their emotions,” according to event organizers.

Screaming out their emotions is what innumerable leftist women are prone to do, as witnessed in many Tweets and YouTubes since mob rule took over city streets. (See Below)

Imagine the one and the same Biden campaign, which has smeared President Donald Trump with false accusations about his lack of respect for U.S. soldiers, will be out there campaigning this weekend with Jane Fonda—a celebrity best known for fraternizing with enemy troops during the Vietnam War!

“Fonda traveled to North Vietnam in 1972 as part of an anti-war protest that saw her pose for photos with enemy troops on an anti-aircraft gun. The photo sparked outrage among Vietnam veterans, earning her the nickname “Hanoi Jane.” Fonda’s public appearances remain subject to controversy—a group of Ohio veterans called on the actress to donate her $83,000 speaking fee to the families of fallen soldiers ahead of a May appearance at Kent State University. (Washington Free Beacon)

“Harris and Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden have criticized President Donald Trump on veterans’ issues in recent weeks. During a September “veterans roundtable,” Biden criticized Trump for ignoring “the bounty on the heads of Americans in Afghanistan,” referencing a slew of June reports that claimed Russia bribed the Taliban to kill U.S. servicemen. One day before the roundtable, Marine Corps general Frank McKenzie—who oversees military operations in the region—told NBC News that a review of U.S. intelligence failed to corroborate the alleged bounties.

Fonda’s financial help to Sen. Harris speaks much louder than Harris’ signature Clintonesque giggle:

“Fonda has long supported Harris financially, contributing nearly $6,000 to the Democrat’s Senate campaign since 2016. The actress also gave $1,000 to the Biden Victory Fund in June after donating a combined $10,300 to Sens. Elizabeth Warren (D., Mass.) and Amy Klobuchar (D., Minn.), Democratic governors Steve Bullock (Mont.) and Jay Inslee (Wash.), and billionaire Tom Steyer during the presidential primary. (Washington Free Beacon)

“Saturday’s event will also be attended by Warren, twice-failed presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I., Vt.), and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D., Calif.). Supermajority was launched in 2019 by a group of progressive activists, including former Planned Parenthood president Cecile Richards and Black Lives Matter cofounder Alicia Garza. The group has raised $2.5 million in 2020, with $2 million coming from liberal billionaire George Soros’s Democracy PAC.

“Supermajority aims to train and mobilize “a community of all ages, races, and backgrounds to fight for gender equality together,” according to its website.

“Fonda in 2017 said she does not regret her trip to Hanoi during the Vietnam War but does regret the infamous photo with North Vietnamese troops. She added that while she is not “proud of America today,” she is “proud of the resistance.”

“I’m proud of the people who are turning out in unprecedented numbers and continue over and over again to protest what Trump is doing. I’m very proud of them, that core,” Fonda said.

In her promotion of the roundtable in a tweet, the hypocrisy of Harris on respect for fallen soldiers and war vets is jaw-dropping:

“American veterans sacrifice so much for our nation and deserve our respect and gratitude, both while on active duty and after.”

Maybe she’ll wear her Timberland boots in her ‘yell room’ screech with Jane Fonda tomorrow.

How Cultural Marxism is Grinding Down America’s Public Schools

Public-funded education is advancing communism in America one little Marxist at a time

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How Cultural Marxism is Grinding Down America's Public SchoolsCultural Marxism is the gradual process of grinding down western democracies by subverting the pillars of their culture, the structures and institutions of family, religion, education, politics, law, the arts and the media, as they provide the social cohesion necessary to a functioning society. Undermine the principles these structural institutions embody, and a capitalist society can be overthrown from within without firing a shot. Like termites eating away at the foundation of a house, cultural Marxists in our midst have plotted since the 1960s to radically transform every cultural institution in America, including its secondary education system.

Those who think the threat of communism ended when the Soviet Union collapsed would be shocked to know what’s being taught decades later in many of America’s schools. In “Bill Ayers, the Critical Pedagogy Movement and Cultural Marxism,” author Geoffrey Brittain wrote this:

In many of our public schools, young, impressionable children are no longer being taught to feel good about being Americans. Their school teachers, who traditionally embody socially approved values, are teaching them to be ashamed of being Americans. Spreading out from the schools that teach our teachers, this ideology is being inculcated into our nation’s K-12 schools and is anti-American in the most profound meaning of the term. It is a movement that is teaching future generations that capitalism and traditional American values are intrinsically evil. Critical pedagogy and its advocates, in their vehement antipathy toward capitalism, private property and traditional American values, is a classic fifth subversive column, no less dangerous to freedom than communism. Its advocates are seeking to radically transform our society by covertly indoctrinating the young through an essentially clandestine and subversive transformation of its culture.  

What follows are examples of how cultural Marxists in our schools are indoctrinating the young.

Caught on tape: Union teachers discuss pushing communism in the classroom

During a meeting of the Left Forum, two public school teachers were caught on video discussing how to slip communist dogma into classrooms. Wearing a “Tax the Rich” shirt, Sarah Knopp, a Los Angeles high school teacher and teachers union activist who contributes to “The Socialist Review,” and Megan Behrent, a New York City public school teacher affiliated with the International Socialist Organization, participated in a panel discussion about injecting Marxism into classroom instruction.

6th grade lesson plan: Design a flag for a new socialist nation

Across America, activist teachers, nearly all of whom vote Democrat, are pushing communist doctrine on captive young minds, often with the tacit approval of Democrat school administers, Democrat-controlled school boards and the modern Democratic Party.

A progressive-designed lesson plan for 6th graders in Texas public schools read as follows:

Note that socialist/communist nations use symbolism on their flags representing various aspects of their economic system.  Imagine a new socialist nation is creating a flag and you have been put in charge. Use symbolism to represent aspects of socialism/communism on your flag. What kind of symbolism/colors would you use?

If this type of thing is taught in a red state like Texas, the odds are off the charts that communist-themed lesson plans are also being used in other states.

6th grade teacher: “Republicans don’t care about anyone but the rich.”

After telling her 6th grade class that Republicans are stupid, Virginia public school teacher Kristin Martin went on to say that Republicans “don’t care about anyone but wealthy people and businesses,” an absurd claim designed to infect her students with Marxist class resentment.  Martin made her comments on Mar. 6, 2012 as Republicans filed into Powell Elementary School in Fairfax to vote on Super Tuesday.

Virginia 3rd graders required to perform Occupy Wall Street song

During an official event at an elementary school in Virginia, 3rd grade students were required to perform “Part of the 99%,’ a song with an unmistakable political overtone: support of the anti-capitalist Occupy Wall Street protests. In response to an outburst of criticism, school board officials defended the song, saying the district’s schools don’t censor songs children write or try to influence the subjects children write songs about. “It all came out of the kids’ own mouths and the kids’ own words,” said Albemarle County school board chair, Steve Koleszar. Does it appear the song was written by 3rd graders? You decide:

Part of the 99%

Some people have it all
But they still don’t think they have enough
They want more money, a faster ride
They’re not content, never satisfied
Yes, they’re the 1%
I used to be one of the 1%
I worked all the time, never saw my family
Couldn’t make life rhyme, then the bubble burst
It really, really hurt
I lost my money, lost my pride, lost my home
Now I’m one of the 99%

The song accomplished its decidedly anti-American purpose: planting the seeds of Marxist class hatred in the minds of 8-year-olds.

Using Legos to teach communism

Two teachers at a Seattle school banned Legos from the classroom to teach kindergarteners about the alleged evils of private property. Anxious to have the toys returned to the classroom, the children agreed to a new set of guidelines set by their teachers, including these: All structures must be public structures and all structures must be standard size.  Later, the teachers proudly quoted their newly indoctrinated students:

• “A house is good because it is a community house.”

• “We should all have equal houses.”

• “It’s important to have the same power over your building as other people.”

What the 5-year-olds were taught is explained in this Karl Marx quote: “The theory of Communism can be summed up in one sentence: Abolish all private property.”

Students at Florida college show signs of prior Marxist indoctrination

Valencia College economics professor Jack Chambliss asked his sophomore class two questions on an essay assignment: what does the American Dream look like to you, and how much do you expect the federal government to help you achieve that vision? Eighty percent of his students expect government to provide one or more of the following:

  • Free college education
  • Free health care
  • Guarantee of a good-paying job
  • Money for down-payment on a home
  • Money for retirement


Womens March Activist Calls Kentucky AG a “Sell Out Negro” For Telling Truth About Death of Breonna Taylor…

The racial grievance industry always reacts violently toward anyone who puts their business model and financial efforts at risk. This is the case again today as Women’s March co-founder Tamika Mallory says Kentucky AG Daniel Cameron is a “sell-out negro” for telling the truth about the death of Breonna Taylor.


With the full support and applause of Benjamin Crump standing with her, Ms. Mallory declares: “Daniel Cameron is no different than the sell-out negroes that sold our people into slavery and helped white men to capture our people, to abuse them, and to traffic them while our women were raped, while our men were raped by savages.”


The Candace Owens Show: Heather Mac Donald

Police officers have become the targets of violent activists who are seeking to upend America as we know it. Heather Mac Donald, senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute and author of The War on Cops, is in the studio this week to break down the myths behind “systemic racism” and “police brutality.” Subscribe so you never miss a new episode! 👉