By the time you read this we should know if Keith Ellison has won the primary in Minnesota to compete for the AG position in the fall but regardless of the result I’d like to note an oddity.

Two days ago on twitter I expressed the opinion that if I was a support of Keith Ellison I would take the accusations against him with a grain of salt because they came out within 48 hours of a primary election.

Now this doesn’t of course mean that I think Ellison’s guilty (I’m not familiar enough with the evidence to make an intelligent judgement although there are developments),

Nor does it mean that I think he would make a good AG for Minnesota ( I want to see him lose big in the general if nominated) but it’s my opinion that having defended Judge Moore when such stuff was suddenly dug up and thrown at him after decades of silence during an election I can’t fault Ellison voters if they greet this with natural suspicion, particularly two days before an election.

But regardless of the strength of the evidence against him it’s hard not to note the double standard the media is employing here.

Now the media double standard is no unremarkable that it’s almost not worth mentioning but there is one person whose absence really jumped out at me.

Gloria Allred.

While there has been at least one woman’s group that has called on Ellison to resign there is no sign or trace of Gloria Allred in Minnesota.

No press conferences with victims, no press releases, in fact as you can see from the graphic at the top of this post, no sign of Gloria and Keith at all.

This seems odd, after all isn’t all about protecting women from powerful men of high authority who are oppressing them? Roy Moore was a judge running for office, Herman Cain was a radio talk host running for President but Keith Ellison is co-chair of one of the two major political parties in the nation and a sitting member of congress. Surely such a powerful man abusing women is right in Gloria’s wheelhouse, after all she had time to tweet about the president of USC stepping down last week

but oddly she hasn’t managed even a single tweet about the Ellison case.

So my question is this: If Gloria Allred is really a champion of women, particularly women who have been abused by powerful men, why is there no trace of even a comment by her on the Keith Ellison case?

Might the answer be that rather that being a champion of women that are victimized by powerful men that she’s just an attack dog released by Democrats to suit their political needs?

Of course Gloria could prove me wrong by getting involved in the case or at least commenting on it, and as I’m writing this before work and scheduling it for 1 AM on Wednesday it’s entirely possible that Gloria is even now in Minnesota scheduling a press conference standing beside the women in question.

But I wouldn’t bet the house on it.

Closing Thought: Some might argue of course that if Ellison loses his primary then it’s all moot, so of course Gloria would not get involved, but I’d say not after all he is a sitting member of congress and one of the heads of the Democrat party, surely a man with that much power oppressing women is worth Allred’s time isn’t it? Come to think of it, it’s funny how once Moore lost and Cain withdrew you never saw Ms. Allred in connection to those cases again isn’t it?


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Can someone explain to me why it’s a good thing that the House is doing all it can to get votes for a bill not meant to pass?

I don’t care if as of this writing Tim Tebow is hitting over fifty points higher than Jackie Bradley Jr. I’ll take Bradley in center field turning doubles into flyouts every day of the week.

Johnny Depp and I are the same age and while he did much better than me for most of his life this piece by Robert Stacy McCain linking a Rolling Stone profile convinces me not only that I’ve pulled ahead but that nothing is more dangerous to life and soul than being rich enough to make your wildest fantasies come true.

Jake Tapper’s encounter with Keith Ellison over his association with anti-Semite Louis Farrakhan reminded me of something that Joe Kennedy Sr. once said about his son Bobby Kennedy: “Bobby’s my boy, when he hates you, you stay hated.”

If Jeb Bush had been in the White House instead of Donald Trump with this economy and these results from the Supreme Court Rick Wilson & Bill Kristol would be calling him the greatest president of all time.

When I see tweets like the one below I’m convinced that the New York Times forgets they no long have a monopoly on photographs, video and the means to distribute them.

Iranian protesters chanting “Death to Palestine” is the most significant international story that the mainstream media is ignoring today.

It’s no coincidence that the Democrats started calling Republicans “Nazis” became mainstream once the World War 2 generation Democrats who had experience fighting the real thing had died out.

Reflecting on the week in the Supreme Court culminating in the retirement of Justice Kennedy today, none of these results are possible without the combination of the unlikely victory of Donald Trump on election day and the even less likely act of Mitch McConnell keeping his nerve before it.

Nothing is more healthy for the soul that a week away from the net, the political world or both.

If you want to know what the American dream is, it’s a tiny family owned wing/taco place smaller than my kitchen that had a Mexican flag in its window becoming so popular that the folks running it have to move to a larger location to accommodate the business.

There were three seemingly unrelated stories that I saw this week that perfectly captured not only how our liberal friends view religion but of liberalism itself.

Then they spat in his face and struck him, while some slapped him, saying, “Prophesy for us, Messiah: who is it that struck you?”

Matthew 26:67-68

The first came out of Lincoln Nebraska, as you might have heard a group of Satanists is suing have a statue of Satan put next to a 10 commandments monument on public ground, however that statue isn’t the part of the story that I found interesting.

Following the ACLU’s lead, several other groups requested to erect monuments, including a Hindu group, an animal-rights organization, and the pastafarian Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster.

That the ACLU & Satanists want a Christian monument removed is not news. That other groups & religions are jumping on the bandwagon isn’t either, but that the State of Nebraska might even consider a request from the “pastafarian” church is simply insulting.

For those of you not familiar “pastafarians” are basally a parody church that worships the “flying spaghetti monster”. It exists to parody religion in general and Christianity in particular in order to advance a secular world view.

Now Christianity will hit it’s 2000th anniversary in a couple of decades and God has been around from day one, and with hundreds of thousands of Christians being slaughtered yearly solely for their beliefs a bunch of secularists making fun of us by pretending to worship pasta is a small thing but the key word here is PRETENDING.

As entire point of their “religion” is that their “god” is not real (which is the point they are attempting to make about God itself) you essentially have a group of people publicly espousing something they know to be, in fact false.

Given the #1 issue for election 2014 that that actually sounds vaguely familiar

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Flavius: You are barbarians indeed not to know of Flavius Maximus. For seven years, I was the most successful gladiator in this province.
Capt. Kirk: Then you heard the word of the sun?
FLavius: Yes. The words of peace and freedom. It wasn’t easy for me to believe. I was trained to fight. But the words, the words are true.

Star Trek: Bread and Circuses 1968

The 2nd story came out of Morning Joe on Friday.  Congressman Keith Ellison (D-Minnesota) was talking about his new book “My Country ‘Tis of Thee: My Faith, My Family, Our Future.” I was aware of course that Ellison was the 1st Muslim member of congress but I wasn’t aware that he went to Catholic Schools and converted and that conversion story from the interview is what caught my ear.

Here is the key exchange:

Joe Scarborough: So what moved you about Islam specifically to convert from being a Catholic, that’s an obviously bold move at 19, what was it about the faith itself that moved you?

Congressman Ellison: Well part of it is what I didn’t know about Catholicism even though I went to Catholic school but other part of it was the social justice aspect, the ah inclusion, the stories about how we in Islam we affirmatively stand against racial division and embrace racial inclusion and so some of these stories I thought were really intriguing and plus you know there is a kernel of all faiths which is that faith should be a bridge not a wall it should unite you and connect you and not divide you or separate you…

There is a critical piece missing from this story, that CS Lewis addressed

we do want, and want very much, to make men treat Christianity as a means; preferably, of course, as a means to their own advancement, but, failing that—as a means to anything—even to social justice. The thing to do is to get a man at first to value social justice as a thing which the Enemy demands, and then work him on to the stage at which he values Christianity because it may produce social justice. For the Enemy will not be used as a convenience.

Ellison left Christianity in general & Catholicism in particular for Islam because of the various tenants of liberalism, social justice, inclusion, bridges not walls but notice what isn’t there C.S Lewis again.

Believe this, not because it’s true, but for some other reason.

It’s quite telling that in all the reason he gave for his conversion to Islam, “Because it’s true” wasn’t among them.

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The final story is something we already wrote about, Governor Andrew Cuomo’s attack on those who dare to oppose gay marriage or abortion.  As this post is already nearing 900 words I won’t repeat the contents of that post but I will excerpt Katherine Jean Lopez   masterpiece on the subject nothing the precedent of Mr. Cuomo’s father Mario

Look how far we have come since 1984. On Sept. 13 of that year, another Governor Cuomo, Andrew’s father, Mario, famously laid out his contention that being personally opposed to abortion – the taking of innocent human life – and being a public advocate for its legality and subsequent policy accommodations was an morally sound position for a Catholic in politics. Now we’ve moved away from pretending his is a coherent and theologically acceptable position. As we enter the week of the anniversary of the Supreme Court’s Roe v. Wade decision 41 years ago Wednesday, Andrew Cuomo explains that the only acceptable public position in the state of New York is to support legal abortion — and, based on his agenda, its expansion.

But the true irony is this:

Andrew Cuomo is a professed Catholic proclaiming the Gospel of secularism.

The word “professed” is key here.  Like a lot of supposedly Catholic colleges who profess the faith for elderly donors & alumnus not paying Gov Cuomo finds his faith a coat, to be worn when it’s profession has political values and to be shed if it becomes too hot.

That’s the thing about belief, when you actually believe something you act accordingly but when you don’t you are Al Gore on a private Jet, all concerned about Global warning, but not so concerned to telecommute via video or fly commercial.

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So Pilate said to him, “Then you are a king?” Jesus answered, “You say I am a king. 16 For this I was born and for this I came into the world, to testify to the truth. Everyone who belongs to the truth listens to my voice.

Pilate said to him, “What is truth?”

John 18:37-38a

All three of these examples concerning faith have a single thing in common:  The rejection as Truth as the basis for religion and or action.

The Pastafarians knowingly profess a religion and the existence of a creature that they know is untrue, Congressman Ellison rejects Catholicism for Islam not because the Catholic Faith is false & Islam is true, but because of the social aspect that it confirmed for him.  Andrew Cuomo professes Catholicism while stating Orthodox catholic belief makes one extreme and unacceptable to the state, a public statement that can not be made if one’s profession of Catholicism is true.

And this is the common theme in liberalism as well, Republicans have a war on Women, but Bill Clinton, Bob Filner, Anthony Wiener and Carlos Henriquez have no reflection on the party.  A warm summer is a certain sign of global warming that we must change our entire economy over, but when a Global warming scientist’s ship gets stuck in the ice in the middle of the Antarctic summer, that means nothing.   A president says for 4 years the following:

And when it turns out to be false, it doesn’t mean a thing to the left which continues to push Obamacare as if it was the great thing ever done.

I have stated that modern liberalism & progressive is diametrically opposed to and actively targeting Christianity because it is all about truth and reality and rejecting truth and reality is the cornerstone that modern liberalism is built upon.

Christianity on the other hand is built upon a single truth:  Jesus Christ is the Son of God.  and he teaches that if you accept this truth you might have a hard time of it.

If the world hates you, realize that it hated me first. If you belonged to the world, the world would love its own; but because you do not belong to the world, and I have chosen you out of the world, the world hates you. Remember the word I spoke to you, ‘No slave is greater than his master.’ If they persecuted me, they will also persecute you. If they kept my word, they will also keep yours. And they will do all these things to you on account of my name, because they do not know the one who sent me.   John 15:18-21

If you choose to reject it, on the net people will celebrate and complement you, on television people will lionize you and if you have desire for higher office you will not only be celebrated by the political left but the media and popular culture will lionize and fete you till your dying day…

…after that, you’re on our own.

And remember there is a difference between rejecting something utterly and not knowing or being sure.  Just keep searching for truth  or as the Pope puts keep Honestly searching for the Lord, you’ll find him.

Good luck.

Update two stories this week about the conflict between liberalism & truth 1st out of Texas.

As Wendy Davis touts life story in race for governor, key facts blurred

And then out of San Francisco.

Actress Out Of San Francisco Production After Endorsing Tea Party Candidate

“Of course she has the right to say whatever she wants. But we’re in the middle of the Mission. Doing what she is doing is against what we believe,” Lopez said.

Alonso received an earful from listeners of Spanish-language radio station KIQI 1010 AM in San Francisco on Friday, after she said in an interview that she supported many of Donnelly’s views on illegal immigration. Several listeners took her to task after she used the term “illegal” to describe undocumented immigrants.

You see the word “illegal” is accurate & truthful, and Latina or no we can’t have that can we, we’re liberals and because of this:

Ms. Alonso is officially an inauthentic Latina.

Explain to my why these people call themselves “The reality based community?”

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