dunce-capby baldilocks

When the time comes for choosing—and the time will come—most of the leftist, pseudo-conservative, and even some real conservative media will convert to Islam. And they will do it for this reason: ignorant pride, along with cowardice. How do I know this? Well, heck I’m just guessing, but I think that ignorance about the spiritual foundation of one’s own culture makes a person prone to accepting those of other cultures–especially when the option of continuing to breathe is on the line.

“What make you say that the leftist and pseudo-conservative media are ignorant about Judeo-Christianity,” I hear you ask.

There have been plenty of unironic examples of this type of ignorance on public display since Christmas. Mostly of it is the result of relying on one’s memory for the important, but not essential details surrounding the birth of Christ.

This doozy from Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Kathleen Parker—noted by Mollie Hemingway–is, however, not the misunderstanding of a minor detail.

One observation. I don’t know… this seems to have slipped through the cracks a little bit but Ted Cruz said something that I found rather astonishing. He said, you know, “It’s time for the body of Christ to rise up and support me.” I don’t know anyone who takes their religion seriously who would think that Jesus should rise from the grave and resurrect himself to serve Ted Cruz. I know so many people who were offended by that comment. And you know if you want to talk about grandiosity and messianic self-imagery I think he makes Ted Cruz makes Donald Trump look rather sort of like a gentle little lamb.

Parker thinks Jesus is dead and has no clue what the term ‘body of Christ’ means.

Ponder that for a bit.

I may be wrong, but I think that Parker is emblematic of those who the mainstream media entities employ and reward. And I think all her offended friends are emblematic of the rest of Organized Left. Conversion by the sword to Islam will not matter to those who don’t really know anything about the terms of their alleged salvation in the first place.

With their necks on the line, they’ll deny Christ and will not understanding the significance of that act of volition. After all, what’s the big deal about denying a dead guy?

I contend that there will be a lot of people in Hell who are too stupid to figure out how they ended up there.

Juliette Akinyi Ochieng blogs at baldilocks. (Her older blog is located here.) Her first novel, Tale of the Tigers: Love is Not a Game, was published in 2012. Her second novel, tentatively titled, Arlen’s Harem, will be done in 2016. Follow her on Twitter.

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Perhaps he will leave 10 empty seats for the sailors in Iranian hands

I predict democrats will circle the wagons around him for the simple reason that they won’t risk upsetting the black vote less than a year to an election and because they sold their souls when they didn’t force Clinton to resign in 1998.

Plus they don’t see those active duty troops as their voters anyways


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A few days ago a tweet appeared in my timeline in response my post on slutwalks saying this:

It linked to this piece talking about slutwalks at a new site that asked

Interpretation of the word “slut” changes depending on the personal circumstances and it has been clearly overused in today’s society. Where are limits when it comes to calling a woman a slut?

I replied:

Which prompted a complementary tweet in response

And that tweet is the issue.

Don’t get me wrong, I’m always delighted to get a complement but think about this for a second. Acting like a gentleman and teaching my sons to do the same is considered impressive.

There was a time in the world where this was the norm, when a person would be taught to show respect to women, to tip a hat, to open a door. To not insult a woman, particularly in public and not use such language, it wasn’t a big deal, it was just the right thing to do and everyone knew it. Granted not everyone followed the rules, but everyone knew what they were. My parents were born in 1921 & 1924 They were very Catholic, we were all brought up to show respect to people. If I ever called someone a “slut” I would have gotten a slap in the face and deserved it.

You ask why there are no gentlemen today, I answer because our culture has rejected the judeo Christian values that encouraged and rewarded gentlemanly behavior in the same way they have rejected the values associated with acting like a lady.

Oh and please don’t give me the “keeping the women in the kitchen stuff”. My mother was a strong woman, who worked in the family business, did the books, raised five children, found new employment at age 50 and carried a gun that she wasn’t afraid to use (and did so on occasion). She commanded respect from everyone around her and was in every way considered a lady.

It’s a sad day that the right thing is considered impressive, perhaps if we demanded men act like gentlemen and women like ladies, it would once again be the norm.

It’s worth a shot.

AMY: I remember you. I remember! I brought the others back, I can bring you home, too. Raggedy man, I remember you, and you are late for my wedding! I found you. I found you in words, like you knew I would. That’s why you told me the story the brand new, ancient blue box. Oh, clever. Very clever.
RORY: Amy, what is it?
AMY: Something old. Something new. Something borrowed. Something blue.
RORY: It’s the Doctor. How did we forget the Doctor? 

Doctor Who, The Big Bang, 2010

I’ve been covering Donald Trump on this blog for a while I’ve argued that he has been great for the GOP, that by neutralizing the MSM by confounding the Clintons and even noted that he has treated me well on the campaign trail (in fairness I’ve also unlike many who cover him asked him questions that don’t start from the premise “Why do you suck so bad?” he has never cracked my Top five choices for President.

The primary reason for this has been the culture wars. These are very important to me (If you don’t think that culture matters look at both the reaction of the German Police & press toward the mass rape of their women). I’ve been concerned that Trump being a deal maker would be willing to sacrifice culture warriors like myself if it was expedient.

I had doubts and without evidence that he would stand up for us, he could not crack my top five, even with a field narrowed from 17 till 11.

Until now.

I now have this evidence and the irony is that I’ve had the evidence all along, but completely forgot about it.

I was doing a search of my blog for some reason and I noticed a post named, Donald Trump Surprises Me that I didn’t remember writing. Then I noticed the date May 12th 2009.

Let me refresh your memory

Miss California Carrie Prejean was asked a question on the subject of Gay Marriage by Perez Hilton and gave this answer

“I think in my country, in my family, I think that I believe that a marriage should be between a man and a woman. No offense to anybody out there, but that’s how I was raised.”

The media and our cultural betters had an absolute fit, the long knives were out. A press conference was called, the Pageant people rushed to distance themselves and replace her with all due speed. There was just one formality remaining:

While it was clear Lewis would love to fire Prejean, that decision rests in the hands of the Miss Universe organization and its founder, Donald Trump. Regardless of Trump’s decision tomorrow, Lewis said Farrell would fill in for Prejean at any appearance she can’t make.

And there was no question in anyone’s mind what Donald Trump would do. Right up until the moment that he did it, or should I say DIDN’T do it.

Donald Trump will let Miss California USA Carrie Prejean keep her title despite controversy over semi-nude photos and charges by state pageant officials that she had abandoned her duties to devote time to opposition to same-sex marriage

Here is Stacy McCain at the time from his old blog which I remember so well

“[Prejean] gave a very, very honest answer when asked a very tough answer at a recent pageant. It’s the same answer that the President of the United States gave. It’s the same answer that many people gave,” Trump said. “If her beauty wasn’t so great, nobody really would’ve cared.”

Attaboy, Donald! Imagine that: A guy who thinks a beauty contest ought to be about . . . beauty. Remember: Rosie O’Donnell hates The Donald, and now imagine how she’ll go off on him!

People forget how completely shocked the left was at Trump’s decision As Doug Ross put it at the time:

I love how Trump used the “progressive” argument to justify his decision to those who claim to be progressives.

I certainly did.

Ironically this question of mine:

Perhaps the people who were so busy worrying about stopping Miss California might worry about the systematic slaughter of gays in Iraq instead? I’d say that was a bigger issue. I wonder if MSNBC and the CBS early show will give that issue the same attention they have given this one?

Has been most disgracefully answered.

and this assertion at Breitbart:

You’re saying that Democrats assume Obama is lying for political expediency?”

“To get elected, sure. Hey, welcome to the real world.”

I take a deep breath.

“So Cary Prejean is a big fat target—”

“Not fat, my friend, did you see that slamming body?”

“Okay, so she’s a slamming beautiful target because she’s a genuine Christian and sincerely opposes gay marriage whereas Obama gets a pass because, you assume, he’s a liar and an opportunist.”

“You got it.”

“This is okay with you?”

“He got elected didn’t he,

That post was updated 9 times and there are two  most significant thing from that post 

has been completely confirmed.

But let’s get back to Donald Trump.  The more I think about it the more impressed I am.

This was 2009.  Obama was just elected, the power of the left and progressive was at its peak, the GOP was in full retreat everywhere the only people standing up were Sarah Palin, Rush Limbaugh and bloggers.

Donald Trump was and is in the hospitality business, his primary customers are the elites.  He is also no fool.  He knew where his customer base was going on this issue, where the media was going, he knew where his bread was buttered.

It would have been the easiest thing in the world to have thrown Carrie Prejean under the bus.  Such a move would have guaranteed him good press, kudos from the cultural elites and cemented his position as a forward thinking man in the new age.

Carrie Prejean was just a young woman who happened to be good looking.  A billionaire like Donald Trump knew that such woman were a dime a dozen.  There was absolutely no downside for him just toss her aside and bask in the adulation that would come from it.

He did not!

The test of the honor of a man isn’t if he behaves honorably when it’s to his advantage, it’s if he acts with honor even when it’s to his disadvantage.

In many ways Trump’s style is not really my cup of tea, on occasion he shoots from the lip and occasionally cross the line, and I strongly disagree with his position on the Kelso decision.

But when the chips were down Trump choose to stand with a now completely forgotten young woman who has gone on to a fairly quiet life as a wife and mother against the entire cultural elite and he did so at a time when nobody, including him,  imagined he’d be in the political position he is in today.

He answered my questions about him before I even knew I needed the answer.  I must confess I forgot.

Not anymore.

Don’t get me wrong, I’m still a Ted Cruz man, Cruz has proven himself over and over again.  He is the best choice in the field, and Rick Santorum remains my #2.  He, like Cruz has fought the good fight and continues to do so.

But Donald Trump has gone from:  I’ll vote for him if he’s the nominee to I’ll Happily vote for him if he’s nominated because I remember.