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Imagine, if you will, an evil mad scientist who creates a monster to attack and pummel his enemies with astounding success. But, eventually, the monster turns, attacking its creator with every armament at its disposal and every bit of viciousness imbreed into its soul. Imagine the horror and confusion of the evil scientist who just begins to realize his folly and the karma of his reaping.

THAT is what it’s like to watch Nancy Poloci deal with the likes of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (AOC) (D-NY), Ilhan Omar (D-MN), Rashida Tlaib (D-MI), and Ayanna Pressley (D-MA).

These little socialist, entitled, millennial monsters were spawned and cultivated by the left over the last decade or so. Now to watch those paws (holding the race card) pummel the likes of Nancy Pelosi is priceless and I want to see more. 🙂

“When these comments first started, I kind of thought that she was keeping the progressive flank at more of an arm’s distance in order to protect more moderate members, which I understood. But the persistent singling out … it got to a point where it was just outright disrespectful … the explicit singling out of newly elected women of color.” — Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

If that wasn’t clear enough, AOC gives “zero fucks” when it comes to upsetting senior Democrats.

Encore! Encore!

Even Clueless Joe Biden is having such problems, using terms like “C’mon man”… the sexist bastard!

“1950 called. It wants Joe Biden and his toxic masculinity back” — Batya Ungar-Sargon (leftist writer for various MSM rags)

But the point is, that’s not my reaction, nope; that’s the reaction of the monster that he (Biden), and Obama, and Nancy, and the Clintons, and, and, well, the whole left created and released upon society to do their bidding a long, long time ago.

That’s the problem with monsters and karma and sewing the wind. When it all comes back to bite YOU on the ass you may not have much left when it’s all over.

Encore! 🙂

About %$# Time:

Saturday night (2019-07-06), Jeffery Epstein was FINALLY arrested for sex trafficking of minors between 2002 and 2005. The trafficking took place over a much more extended period, that’s just the range that this indictment can prove. This story is less about justice and more about justice delayed. It’s incredible what a billion dollars and being a FOB (Friend of Bill) can buy these days.

About twelve years ago (2008), Epstein was indicted in Florida for international sex trafficking of young girls. He molested more than 100 young girls himself AND provided them as a service and fringe benefit to colleagues and friends.

As part of his operation, Epstein owns a private island in the U.S. Virgin Islands (called Little Saint James) where he allegedly conducts many of his crimes. He also travels around the world in a tricked out Boeing 727 that has become known as the “Lolita Express.” (more on this below)

The 2008 indictment was a chance to send this guy to jail for life and prevent him from preying on future young girls. But that’s not what happened. Instead, Epstein was given another decade to ply his trick and trade.

His defense team (which included Ken Starr and Alan Dershowitz) sought and received a sweetheart plea bargain from then head prosecutor (Alexander Acosta, now Labor Secretary for the Trump administration). All of this was done behind closed doors and the details sealed. All this happened without consulting Epstein’s victims (which is against federal law).

I don’t blame the defense team as much as the prosecutors. It is after all their job to represent their client to the best of their ability. Even scumbags get the right to legal representation. But the prosecutors who took that deal. They should never work in public office again.

Alexander Acosta’s defense in taking the deal was that the case was weak and he feared that Epstein would be found innocent and do zero time for his crimes. I’m no lawyer, and I don’t know the details, but I think if the offense is that horrendous you roll the dice. Striving for full justice (even if the odds are against you) is better than settling for a slap on the wrist.

Epstein served 13 months in county jail. The sentence included a “custody with work release,” which means he was allowed to spend 16 hours a day outside of prison. And the deal granted full immunity to his lackeys “including but not limited to Sarah Kellen, Adriana Ross, Lesley Groff, or Nadia Marcinkova” who found and recruited young girls for Epstein.

Collateral Damage:

I’m sure that at some point in time Donald Trump has been in the same room and may have actually spoken to Jeffery Epstein. Given the state of journalism, you can bet shouts of any association will be heard from the highest mountains.

(Note: I’ve already seen MSM reports (from Reuters and Yahoo News) that try to make Trump look like a good buddy of Epstein while COMPLETELY ignoring the much more chummy association with an earlier occupant of the oval office. These guys (Reuters especially) aren’t just some dude in a basement. These are supposedly “reputable” news sources. This is what passes for “journalism” today.)

Epstein had colleagues and close friends with whom he shared his girls. Within certain (mostly liberal) social and political circles, who they are is well known.

“This Epstein case is horrific and the young women deserve justice. It is quite likely that some of our faves are implicated but we must follow the facts and let the chips fall where they may – whether on Republicans or Democrats.” — Christine Pelosi (daughter of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi)

I’m going to be generous and give the benefit of the doubt to Christine Pelosi. She is right. These men should be held accountable to the full extent of the law.

I suspect the main culprit Christine Pelosi is referring to is Former President Bill Clinton.

♦ Bill was a frequent flier aboard the infamous “Lolita Express” jet (at least 26 trips). (Reuters missed that in their report… but dug up an old Trump quote.)
♦ Some of those trips (at least five) were to Epstein’s private “Orgy Island” in which he ditched his Secret Service detail.
♦ Witnesses have placed Bill at these getaways as early as 2002.

Virginia Roberts, (now 32), claims she was pimped out by Epstein at age 15, has previously claimed she saw Clinton at Epstein’s getaway in 2002, but logs do not show Clinton aboard any flights to St. Thomas.

Conclusion:

I have no doubt other high-profile, affluent, international, and powerful men took advantage of Jeffery Epstein’s “generosity.” I suspect their ideological leanings are across the spectrum, though likely skewed a bit. I don’t care. Every one should be exposed and prosecuted.

We’re about to get a demonstration of exactly where the rule of law stands in this nation. I am not hopeful.

We’re about to get another demonstration of exactly where objective journalism stands in this nation. That rotting pile of horse%$#@ has been agitated and on display for well over two decades now.

As we prepare to celebrate the 4th of July (Independence Day) here in the States, I would like to wish everyone peace, prosperity, liberty, and freedom in the years to come. Those are the ingredients of the American dream!

Gallop recently did a poll that I thought was very interesting. Here is a bit of a TexasLynn breakdown. (The only thing I didn’t see that I would have liked was a breakdown by state.)

Proud:

♦ 70% of U.S. adults are “proud to be Americans”
♦ The poll measured on the scale of:
– Extremely Proud
– Very Proud
– Moderately Proud
– Only a little Proud
– Not Proud at All
♦ I am happy to say, (if I’m reading this poll correctly) that 70% encompasses the top two categories (extremely and very). I guess if you are only moderately or a little proud, Gallop doesn’t consider you proud at all (and they would be right).

Extremely Proud:

♦ 45% of that 70% (and I would be one of them) are “extremely” proud
♦ This is the second consecutive year this number has been below 50%
♦ Democrats lag behind Republicans in “extreme” pride, but that has always been the case (based on the poll).

Democrats:

♦ Democrats are the main reason for this and just about every decline. It seems whoever sits in the oval office affects their pride in their country so you can imagine the effect of Trump on that number.
♦ Democrats with “extreme” pride are currently at 22% which is half what it was just before Trump’s election. That’s a lot of ground for the rest of us to make up to get us to 45%.

Republicans:

♦ Republicans make up that ground by 76% being “extremely proud” to be an American.
♦ To contrast the oval office effect, the lowest point of “extreme” pride for Republicans throughout Obama’s reign was 68%.

Independents:

♦ Independents are at 41% of “extreme” pride which is a low point (by just a few points of decline), but they didn’t fall off a cliff like the Dems.

Other Observations:

♦ Guys are just a little bit prouder than gals
♦ The older you are, the prouder you are (in all age groups)
♦ Conservatives (vs. Republicans) are less proud by just 2% (*includes extreme and very)
♦ Liberals (vs. Democrats) are less proud by 8% (* includes extreme and very)

Source of Pride:

For the first time, Gallop tried to measure what are the sources of some of this pride, breaking it down into several categories. Here, I listed each with the (proud/not proud percentages) and the (TexasLynn answer to the question) followed by a TexasLynn editorial comment.

♦ Scientific Achievement (91/8) (Yes)
– We have been great innovators over the last century, which has been a great blessing to the world.

♦ U.S. Military (89/10) (Yes)
– Our military is second to none. Yes, politicians have misused it but that’s a mark against them, not the military.

♦ American Culture and Arts (85/15) (Yes)
– We have a rich culture and history; not without blemish, but with many extraordinary achievements.

♦ Economics (75/25) (Yes)
– We have the worst economic system on the face of the planet; except for all the rest. American prosperity has relieved the suffering and misery of millions who would have otherwise perished over the last century.

♦ Sporting Achievements (73/26) (No)
– What kind of question is that? No… sports has little to do with national pride. Sure I can root for the home team in international competition but that as a reflection of a great nation. Pfffft. And when it comes to national teams (NFL, NBA, MLB)? We seem to have a bunch of entitled, spoiled brat thugs and primadonnas and few (very few) men and women of character.

♦ Diversity in Race, Ethnic Background, and Religion (72/27) (No)
– Our strength is in our unity, those ideals unique and foundational to our culture; NOT our divisions often used in political and social diversions. Am I proud that we believe in equal protection of race, ethnicity, and religion under the law? Sure, but not the fact that there is diversity.

♦ Health and Welfare System (37/62) (No)
– Pfffft… A whole different subject. Right now, we have a mess and no inclination to clean it up. We have the exact same issue with our education system.

♦ American Political System (32/68) (No)
– Pfffft… A whole different subject. Our animus, lack of civility, and precarious grip on truth will be the downfall of the Republic.

Conclusion:

This fourth of July (2019) we have a lot to be proud of. Of the nations here on earth, past and present, we are more blessed than any other peoples. This fact alone should unite us in defending and preserving those things that produced those blessings. I pray that we do. I pray for this nation that is the United States of America.

There are morons, there are total morons, and there are Democratic Congresswomen. I don’t know what rock the Democratic Party rolled over to find these idiots, but it is getting tiresome. Two of these women recently toured detention centers (one in Texas and one in Florida) to push LIES and propaganda to justify open borders.

You might think that Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (AOC) was the biggest female, Democratic, moron (but I’m being redundant) to open her mouth this week. At best, the question would have to be resolved with a coin flip. Democratic Rep. Frederica Wilson (of Florida) showed her proverbial ass as well.

Learning that Border Patrol agents may have disparaged immigrants and congresspeople in a private Facebook group, she spewed the following.

“Those people who are online making fun of members of Congress are a disgrace, and there is no need for anyone think that is unacceptable (sic),”

Now if we stop right there, then Wilson would have inadvertently spoken a truth fundamental to the ideal of freedom of speech. BUT only because this fool is barely literate, barely retaining the mental capacity to put basic sentences together.

Luckily for us, she continues and further exposes her total ignorance.

“We’re gonna shut them down and work with whoever it is to shut them down, and they should be prosecuted. You cannot intimidate members of Congress, frighten members of Congress. It is against the law, and it’s a shame in this United States of America.”

A few bullet points:
♦ It is not illegal for anybody to make fun of Congress, in fact, for anyone to “think that is unacceptable” would be ridiculous.

♦ Free speech and ridicule (fun) is NOT intimidation.

♦ Not knowing and verbalizing ignorance of these facts makes you unfit for public office.

♦ This idiot (Frederica Wilson) is not alone in being unfit for the office she holds. There is the old guard (Maxine Waters, Debbie Wasserman Schultz, Sheila Jackson Lee) and the new guard (AOC, Ilhan Omar)

Sadly, such people walk the halls of Congress. Sadly, their number seems to be increasing, and their mouths seem to be getting more garish and shrill.

To sum up the first Democratic Presidential debate (6/26/2019), who do you trust (of these candidates) to give you the most free stuff. Talk about buying votes.

Link to Political Cartoon on GoComics

 
“A democracy cannot exist as a permanent form of government. It can only exist until the majority discovers it can vote itself largess out of the public treasury. After that, the majority always votes for the candidate promising the most benefits with the result the democracy collapses because of the loose fiscal policy ensuing, always to be followed by a dictatorship, then a monarchy.” — Anonymous

I didn’t vote for Trump in 2016. I still think the man has serious flaws. But if one of this bunch is the alternative; heaven help us!

The exact phrase “forgive and forget” is not in the Bible, though the message to forgive others is found repeatedly.

Matthew 6:14 (KJV) – For if ye forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you:

Ephesians 4:32 (KJV) – And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ’s sake hath forgiven you.

Hebrews 12:14-15 (AMP) – [A warming that not forgiving contaminate or defile us] 14 Strive to live in peace with everybody and pursue that consecration and holiness without which no one will [ever] see the Lord. 15 Exercise foresight and be on the watch to look [after one another], to see that no one falls back from and fails to secure God’s grace, in order that no root of resentment (rancor, bitterness, or hatred) shoots forth and causes trouble and bitter torment, and the many become contaminated and defiled by it.

A Word Poor Language:


Hebrew is a “word-poor” language (having about 4,000 words, vs. 100,000 or more in English. Often the Hebrew words that we (English speaker) translate into English have a broader meaning than our translation gives them. This fuller meaning is often steeped in hundreds if not thousands of years of culture (in this case Hebrew culture). It’s not the translators’ fault; they choose the best word in our language that they think relays the message, but the full meaning may not always come across.

Two such Hebrew words and concepts are “remember” and “forget.” To us, they have specific meanings that may not have been the same as the early Chruch. Many Christians of Jewish origin still had extensive knowledge of Hebrew history and culture.

Who else had this knowledge and background? The Apostles (including Paul) who when writing their gospels and epistles wrote from this point of view. Yes, sometimes they knew were writing to Christians of Gentile origins; but there is no separating the gospel from the Hebrew heritage.

In English, the word “remember” is a description of a purely mental function. We are pulling something from our store of experiences, our memories. “Forgetting” is the failure to do so.

Remember:


The Hebrew word for “remember” most often used in the Old Testament was “zakhar.” And while one use is about recalling information; it also has a broader meaning relating to action related to a promise or covenant. The Bible often speaks of God “remembering” covenants, and promises; and often describes His actions because of them. This form of remembrance is a very Hebrew concept, concentrating on action, not a mental state.

Genesis 8:1 – (KJV) But God remembered Noah and all the beasts and all the cattle that were with him in the ark; and God caused a wind to pass over the earth, and the water subsided. (Action: God caused the wind to pass, and water to subside.)

Genesis 19:29 (KJV) – And it came to pass, when God destroyed the cities of the plain, that God remembered Abraham, and sent Lot out of the midst of the overthrow, when he overthrew the cities in the which Lot dwelt. (Action: God delivers Lot for Abraham’s sake.)

Genesis 30:22 (KJV) – And God remembered Rachel, and God hearkened to her, and opened her womb. (Action: God helped Rachel to conceive.)

Do we think God was doing his own thing and suddenly brought these things to memory? He’s all knowing after all. The Bible is reminding us again and again when it says God “remembers” that God is true to his promises. He acts. And we are to do the same.

In the same sense, when the Bible speaks of not remembering something, I think it is more a reference to not taking action; in essence, forgiving (not literally forgetting).

Forget:


Looking at “forget” in the Hebrew custom. The two Hebrew words used in the Old Testament are usually “shakach” and “nashah.” These words have a broader meaning; that English does, to some extent, embody. Specifically, the words often refer to consciously ignoring, forsaking or disregarding an obligation or covenant.

The fact that God made a covenant with the descendants of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob was not going to exit their collective memory. But they might (and did) decide to ignore it and return to their base human nature.

Deuteronomy 4:23 (KJV) – Take heed unto yourselves, lest ye forget the covenant of the Lord your God, which he made with you, and make you a graven image, or the likeness of any thing, which the Lord thy God hath forbidden thee.

Nor was God going to forget His covenant with the Jews. But He might withhold the blessings associated with it when the Jews utterly fail to acknowledge Him.

Jeremiah 23:39 (KJV) – Therefore, behold, I, even I, will utterly forget you, and I will forsake you, and the city that I gave you and your fathers, and cast you out of my presence:

David, in a time of turmoil, prayed to God…

Psalms 13:1 (KJV) – How long wilt thou forget me, O Lord? for ever? how long wilt thou hide thy face from me?

David does not think God is unaware of him and his circumstances. Instead, he is praying for God to show him favor, relieve his despair, and act on his behalf. David feels abandoned by God and seeks a reconnection with Him.

Conclusion:


God promised with his new covenant…

Hebrews 8:12 (NKJV) For I will be merciful to their unrighteousness, and their sins and their lawless deeds I will remember no more.”

I think when the Bible says that God will not remember; it’s not saying that our omnipotent God will cease to know something. The idea alone is a bit of a paradox. Hebrew culture concerning the concepts of remembering and forgetting may give us some insight into what He does for us and what He wants us to do for each other.

Forget? The human mind doesn’t work like that. We cannot choose to remove the memory of wrongs against us. But we can CHOOSE not to dwell it. We can want to not seek revenge or punishment or payment or even an apology. And we have to do that every time the memory returns.

It should be clear that God does not remove his memories of our activities from his consciousness. I think God not remembering our sins is a reference to his choice of action or in this case, the lack thereof. God chooses not to punish us for them. He decides to forgive.

And we are to do the same as His Son did for us.

We are debtors who realize we can never repay what we owe. Then in an instant, in a word, the one we owe wipes the slate clean. How much gratitude (love) would we have for Him? Then, how should we treat those who owe us but a few coins, or those guilty of an unkind glace, or a disparaging word?

“To err is human, to forgive divine.” — Alexander Pope from An Essay on Criticism

A US Mexico Rivalry

Politics has spilled over into the normally pristine nature of… international soccer. Feeling slighted (by President Trump and by extension the U.S.), Mexicans across their country (Mexico) are ready to tune in to today’s big game between the Mexico and the U.S. for a World Cup qualifying contest.

“Soccer-crazed Mexicans tune in for every big game, crowding bars, restaurants and any other place with a television. But Sunday’s match will be exceptional…” — LATimes.com

“President Trump has offended us, he is threatening us with his wall. If Mexico beats the United States, Mexicans will celebrate like never before.” – Mario López, 38, who sells sports clothes from a stand in Mexico City.

Also on the LATimes you can read about the 83-year US/Mexico soccer rivalry. Who knew?

Meanwhile, in the U.S. the rivalry is more subdued. Subdued to the point that no quotes are available by anyone who gives a $#@%! This is soccer we’re talking about!