10 Thoughts under my fedora, weak Democrats, Hate Cries, Baseball HOF, Doctor Who et/al

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10 Thoughts under my fedora, weak Democrats, Hate Cries, Baseball HOF, Doctor Who et/al

Some thoughts run­ning through my head.

The weak­ness of the Demo­c­rat party doesn’t sur­prise me but their will­ing­ness to adver­tise their weak­ness does by things like this

Democ­rats are warn­ing Repub­li­cans not to repeal Oba­macare. ”They will rue the day” they move in that direction,Senate minor­ity leader Chuck Schumer (D., N.Y.) has stated ominously

Noth­ing says: I have no power and can’t stop you. Like omi­nous warn­ings, but what can we expect from a party with visu­als like this?

In fair­ness to Democ­rats they don’t have Kelly Anne Con­way who con­tin­ues to prove her excep­tional value shoot­ing down left­ist memes every sin­gle day:

Of course a woman who has fought the left and media for pro-​life causes is going to know how to han­dle false­hoods thrown around like a baseball

Of course it’s not only going against Kelly Anne Con­way that doesn’t end well:

Retail­ers enjoyed their best Christ­mas in more than a decade fol­low­ing the elec­tion of Pres­i­dent Trump, and the return of enthu­si­asm and hope. Sales were up 4.1% to 4.9% over last year, CNBC reported.

Except at Macy’s, where sales were down 2.1% It will close 100 stores, and dump 10,000 workers.

If you really want to under­stand what went wrong, Macy’s stock peaked at $72.31 two weeks after drop­ping Don­ald Trump.

Today in the mid­dle of a stock mar­ket boom their stock and a Christ­mas Sea­son that went so well for oth­ers:

Macy’s shares recently changed hands at $32.60, down $3.24, or 9 percent.

If Macy’s wants to be a niche mar­ket than Trump vot­ers will be happy to let them become one.

Speak­ing of Niche mar­kets this one via GOP USA caught my eye.

Chicago’s Honey But­ter Fried Chicken is among a cou­ple of dozen restau­rants across the coun­try to sign onto a new “sanc­tu­ary restau­rant” move­ment meant to offer safe work­places for immi­grants, Mus­lims and other com­mu­ni­ties they feel are under threat in the cur­rent polit­i­cal climate.

The move­ment is a joint project of ROC United, a national group that advo­cates for higher wages for restau­rant work­ers, and Pre​sente​.org, whose mis­sion is to “advance Lat­inx power” (Lat­inx is a gender-​neutral alter­na­tive to Latino and Latina).

Accord­ing to a news release Wednes­day, sanc­tu­ary restau­rants do not allow harass­ment of indi­vid­u­als based on immi­grant or refugee sta­tus or race, reli­gion, gen­der or sex­ual ori­en­ta­tion; par­tic­i­pate in peer net­works to exchange ideas for pro­tect­ing tar­geted work­ers; and agree to place promi­nent signs that state “SANC­TU­ARY RESTAU­RANTS: A Place At the Table for Every­one” at their establishments.

Two things hit me, the idea that all a group has to do is feel threat­ened to make their list but if I was in charge of the IRS this would be an open invi­ta­tion to inves­ti­gate an employer and levy a large fine for dis­obey­ing fed­eral law.

Of course given the left’s deci­sion to use law and reg­u­la­tions as a club against their ene­mies I’ve never under­stood their will­ing­ness to set the prece­dent con­cern­ing openly ignor­ing them.

In a recent post I argued that the whole Hillary for Mayor busi­ness is all about the Clin­ton foun­da­tion lack of dol­lars but there is one other thing in play that I didn’t mention.

There are plenty of FOB who were expect­ing to cash in on a Hillary Clin­ton pres­i­dency, while smaller in scale at least some of those folks can still cash in if Clin­ton ends up Mayor of NY.

And of course if Hillary becomes Mayor of NYC there is no rea­son why Chelsea can’t fol­low her, sure she has no skills or tal­ent but she also has none of the bag­gage of her mother and father so if you are a per­son who makes a liv­ing off of Clin­ton Inc, that’s a viable long term plan.

Locally I was very pleased to see this story:

The Planned Par­ent­hood office on Main Street closed last month after oper­at­ing in the space for six years.

The office, at 208 Main St., opened in 2010, and was rou­tinely the sub­ject of protests held by reli­gious groups out­side the office.

Yup pray­ing to stop the mur­der of chil­dren, that’s what we do.

In a press release, Planned Par­ent­hood League of Mass­a­chu­setts Pres­i­dent and CEO Jen­nifer Childs-​Roshak said the state’s chap­ter decided to close the Somerville and Mil­ford cen­ters due to a “strate­gic deci­sion” rather than a bud­getary one.

I sus­pect once the fed­eral dol­lars are turned off under a Trump admin­is­tra­tion we’ll see a lot more of this. Yet another bit of proof that the Lord works in mys­te­ri­ous ways.

Every time I see a story like this I won­der why the state of Israel doesn’t just wipe the Pales­tini­ans off the map:

It’s not as if they have the Chris­t­ian com­mand to turn the other cheek.

Inci­den­tally there is an inter­ested pair of sto­ries that have got­ten lit­tle atten­tion, this:

Arab media is buzzing about a visit to Bahrain by a del­e­ga­tion of 28 reli­gious Amer­i­can Jew­ish businessmen.

The visit was to explore oppor­tu­ni­ties from a free trade agree­ment between the US and Bahrain.

The del­e­ga­tion also is vis­it­ing Dubai, Oman, Qatar and Kuwait.

A Bahraini busi­ness­man said that the delegation’s visit was an oppor­tu­nity to intro­duce them to a tol­er­ant king­dom, adding that “the visit opened the way for eco­nomic and trade opportunities.”

Solomon Eisen­berg, a mem­ber of the Jew­ish del­e­ga­tion, said that there was a need for direct dia­logue, away from gov­ern­ments and media, between peo­ple of dif­fer­ent faiths and origins

The visit included the Jews and Mus­lims singing and danc­ing together (which did not sit well with some Arabs on Twitter.)

fol­lowed by this from Bahrain’s house of rep­re­sen­ta­tives:

The Coun­cil reit­er­ated Bahrain’s posi­tion of reject­ing all forms of nor­mal­iza­tion, com­mu­ni­ca­tions and estab­lish­ing rela­tion­ships with the rapist Israeli entity, and that any move and act opposed to Bahraini law, and the prin­ci­ples of the Bahraini people.he Coun­cil reit­er­ated Bahrain’s posi­tion of reject­ing all forms of nor­mal­iza­tion, com­mu­ni­ca­tions and estab­lish­ing rela­tion­ships with the rapist Israeli entity, and that any move and act opposed to Bahraini law, and the prin­ci­ples of the Bahraini people.

Remind we why we treat these fools like any­thing other than Barbarians?

Some Sports on the radio this week there was a big fuss about some writer in Philly both call­ing Curt Schilling a “scum­bag” and leav­ing him off the HOF bal­lot. I have three thoughts on this.

First of all part of the dis­cus­sion was that Wins as a stat was mean­ing­less next to ERA, and oth­ers. I totally dis­agree, we are long past the time when Con­nie Mack declared that the best result for him is a team that starts strong but fin­ishes 4th since such a team will draw enough to make a profit and you don’t have to give a guy a raise for some­thing he didn’t do. The whole rea­son why a player is signed by a team is for them to win, both games and cham­pi­onships. Schilling’s great­ness comes from the fact that he deliv­ered and has the three rings to prove it.

Sec­ond If Curt Schilling was all in for Hillary vs a GOP stal­wart the sports writ­ers of Amer­ica who these days are a bunch of MSNBC wannabees likely would carry him into the Hall of Fame on their shoulders.

Finally when it comes to the Hall of Fame I think there should be a two tiered sys­tem where only the great­est of the great make the high­est level, or to put it another way, to my mind if you hear a play­ers name and don’t imme­di­ately thing HOF, or have to think even for a moment if a player belongs in the HOF he doesn’t.

In Enter­tain­ment News­busters is as a rule an invalu­able watch on the MSM and cul­ture but I think this story was a bit much.

Chris­tian­ity is once again the butt of the joke on CBS’s The Big Bang The­ory – this time mock­ing prayer and Noah’s ark.Christianity is once again the butt of the joke on CBS’s The Big Bang The­ory – this time mock­ing prayer and Noah’s ark.

I’m sorry but I’m a very con­ser­v­a­tive Chris­tians and I didn’t find the jokes offen­sive in the least nor do I sus­pect did most Chris­tians who watched it. I under­stand the bro­ken win­dows the­ory but let’s focus on the real thing rather than this penny ante stuff.

Finally let me sing the praises of the only orig­i­nal episode of Doc­tor Who not pro­duced by Big Fin­ish this year, the Christ­mas Spe­cial The Return of Doc­tor Mys­te­rio. Watch­ing that show brought me back to the old days of Tom Baker when the show was meant for kids. No big social agenda, no mas­sive angst, just the Doc­tor foil­ing the mon­sters with a bit of laugh­ter and fun on the side.

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Some thoughts running through my head.

The weakness of the Democrat party doesn’t surprise me but their willingness to advertise their weakness does by things like this 

Democrats are warning Republicans not to repeal Obamacare. ”They will rue the day” they move in that direction,Senate minority leader Chuck Schumer (D., N.Y.) has stated ominously

Nothing says: I have no power and can’t stop you. Like ominous warnings, but what can we expect from a party with visuals like this?

In fairness to Democrats they don’t have Kelly Anne Conway who continues to prove her exceptional value shooting down leftist memes every single day:

Of course a woman who has fought the left and media for pro-life causes is going to know how to handle falsehoods thrown around like a baseball

Of course it’s not only going against Kelly Anne Conway that doesn’t end well:

Retailers enjoyed their best Christmas in more than a decade following the election of President Trump, and the return of enthusiasm and hope. Sales were up 4.1% to 4.9% over last year, CNBC reported.

Except at Macy’s, where sales were down 2.1% It will close 100 stores, and dump 10,000 workers.

If you really want to understand what went wrong, Macy’s stock peaked at $72.31 two weeks after dropping Donald Trump.

Today in the middle of a stock market boom their stock and a Christmas Season that went so well for others:

Macy’s shares recently changed hands at $32.60, down $3.24, or 9 percent.

If Macy’s wants to be a niche market than Trump voters will be happy to let them become one.

Speaking of Niche markets this one via GOP USA caught my eye.

 

Chicago’s Honey Butter Fried Chicken is among a couple of dozen restaurants across the country to sign onto a new “sanctuary restaurant” movement meant to offer safe workplaces for immigrants, Muslims and other communities they feel are under threat in the current political climate.

The movement is a joint project of ROC United, a national group that advocates for higher wages for restaurant workers, and Presente.org, whose mission is to “advance Latinx power” (Latinx is a gender-neutral alternative to Latino and Latina).

According to a news release Wednesday, sanctuary restaurants do not allow harassment of individuals based on immigrant or refugee status or race, religion, gender or sexual orientation; participate in peer networks to exchange ideas for protecting targeted workers; and agree to place prominent signs that state “SANCTUARY RESTAURANTS: A Place At the Table for Everyone” at their establishments.

 

Two things hit me, the idea that all a group has to do is feel threatened to make their list but if I was in charge of the IRS this would be an open invitation to investigate an employer and levy a large fine for disobeying federal law.

Of course given the left’s decision to use law and regulations as a club against their enemies I’ve never understood their willingness to set the precedent concerning openly ignoring them.

In a recent post I argued that the whole Hillary for Mayor business is all about the Clinton foundation lack of dollars but there is one other thing in play that I didn’t mention.

There are plenty of FOB who were expecting to cash in on a Hillary Clinton presidency, while smaller in scale at least some of those folks can still cash in if Clinton ends up Mayor of NY.

And of course if Hillary becomes Mayor of NYC there is no reason why Chelsea can’t follow her, sure she has no skills or talent but she also has none of the baggage of her mother and father so if you are a person who makes a living off of Clinton Inc, that’s a viable long term plan.

Locally I was very pleased to see this story:

The Planned Parenthood office on Main Street closed last month after operating in the space for six years.

The office, at 208 Main St., opened in 2010, and was routinely the subject of protests held by religious groups outside the office.

Yup praying to stop the murder of children, that’s what we do.

In a press release, Planned Parenthood League of Massachusetts President and CEO Jennifer Childs-Roshak said the state’s chapter decided to close the Somerville and Milford centers due to a “strategic decision” rather than a budgetary one.

I suspect once the federal dollars are turned off under a Trump administration we’ll see a lot more of this. Yet another bit of proof that the Lord works in mysterious ways.

Every time I see a story like this I wonder why the state of Israel doesn’t just wipe the Palestinians off the map:

It’s not as if they have the Christian command to turn the other cheek.

Incidentally there is an interested pair of stories that have gotten little attention, this:

Arab media is buzzing about a visit to Bahrain by a delegation of 28 religious American Jewish businessmen.

The visit was to explore opportunities from a free trade agreement between the US and Bahrain.

The delegation also is visiting Dubai, Oman, Qatar and Kuwait.

A Bahraini businessman said that the delegation’s visit was an opportunity to introduce them to a tolerant kingdom, adding that “the visit opened the way for economic and trade opportunities.”

Solomon Eisenberg, a member of the Jewish delegation, said that there was a need for direct dialogue, away from governments and media, between people of different faiths and origins

The visit included the Jews and Muslims singing and dancing together (which did not sit well with some Arabs on Twitter.)

followed by this from Bahrain’s house of representatives:

The Council reiterated Bahrain’s position of rejecting all forms of normalization, communications and establishing relationships with the rapist Israeli entity, and that any move and act opposed to Bahraini law, and the principles of the Bahraini people.he Council reiterated Bahrain’s position of rejecting all forms of normalization, communications and establishing relationships with the rapist Israeli entity, and that any move and act opposed to Bahraini law, and the principles of the Bahraini people.

Remind we why we treat these fools like anything other than Barbarians?

Some Sports on the radio this week there was a big fuss about some writer in Philly both calling Curt Schilling a “scumbag” and leaving him off the HOF ballot.  I have three thoughts on this.

First of all part of the discussion was that Wins as a stat was meaningless next to ERA, and others.  I totally disagree, we are long past the time when Connie Mack declared that the best result for him is a team that starts strong but finishes 4th since such a team  will draw enough to make a profit and you don’t have to give a guy a raise for something he didn’t do.  The whole reason why a player is signed by a team is for them to win, both games and championships.  Schilling’s greatness comes from the fact that he delivered and has the three rings to prove it.

Second If Curt Schilling was all in for Hillary vs a GOP stalwart the sports writers of America who these days are a bunch of MSNBC wannabees likely would carry him into the Hall of Fame on their shoulders.

Finally when it comes to the Hall of Fame I think there should be a two tiered system where only the greatest of the great make the highest level, or to put it another way, to my mind if you hear a players name and don’t immediately thing HOF, or have to think even for a moment if a player belongs in the HOF he doesn’t.

In Entertainment Newsbusters is as a rule an invaluable watch on the MSM and culture but I think this story was a bit much.

Christianity is once again the butt of the joke on CBS’s The Big Bang Theory – this time mocking prayer and Noah’s ark.Christianity is once again the butt of the joke on CBS’s The Big Bang Theory – this time mocking prayer and Noah’s ark.

I’m sorry but I’m a very conservative Christians and I didn’t find the jokes offensive in the least nor do I suspect did most Christians who watched it.  I understand the broken windows theory but let’s focus on the real thing rather than this penny ante stuff.

Finally let me sing the praises of the only original episode of Doctor Who not produced by Big Finish this year, the Christmas Special The Return of Doctor Mysterio.  Watching that show brought me back to the old days of Tom Baker when the show was meant for kids.  No big social agenda, no massive angst, just the Doctor foiling the monsters with a bit of laughter and fun on the side.

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