Do Liberals Not Have Children?

Do they not fear the slave markets for their daughters?

Do they not fear a future where the best that could be expected would be for their daughters to live like this?


Are their imaginations so slow and their ability to look into the future so limited that they don’t believe this could happen here?

Is their need prove their tolerance so great that they would rush headlong into danger when a moment’s thought could save them?

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Comparing Syrian Refugees to Mary and Joseph is Ludicrous

Yesterday, liberals on social media thought they’d come up with the perfect talking point on the Syrian refugee issue. It was a gift from God. Literally. Straight from the Bible.

It was so perfect that it would shut conservatives (especially those hypocritical Christian conservatives) up for good.  They would bow down and pay homage to their intellectual superiors on the left. Finally.

It started with @owillis.

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This, in many variations, was repeated all day on Twitter.

Now what story could he possible be referencing?  Clearly, the story of Mary and Joseph being turned away at the inn in Bethlehem. It’s seasonal. They were turned away from the inn. Perfect, right?

Not really. It actually breaks down pretty quickly on every level for anyone with even a passing familiarity with the story. Mary and Joseph weren’t “seeking refuge,” just a place to stay for the night. They had traveled to Bethlehem in response to a government edict mandating a census be conducted. They planned to return to their home in Nazareth when the census was completed; hence, they were neither homeless nor refugees. The innkeepers in Bethlehem weren’t heartless; there were simply no rooms available.

You’d think that would be the end of that. You would be wrong.

This morning, I was tweeted by someone claiming that what @owillis was tweeting about was really the flight into Egypt. Yeah, that was it. The flight. Into Egypt.

While this is a more apt comparison it couldn’t possibly be the impetus for the original tweet. The easy refutation is that Mary and Joseph weren’t turned away. They entered Egypt and lived there until Joseph received word in a dream that it was safe to return to Nazareth.

The same guy asked, “Are ya really separating Christ’s birth from his exile in Egypt?”

Why, yes. Yes, I am.

The flight into Egypt isn’t a “seasonal” story if you’re thinking of the Christmas season. The fact is, we don’t know exactly when it took place, but it wasn’t from Bethlehem immediately following Jesus’s birth.

Here’s a quick summary of the events following Jesus birth. You can read it for yourself in the Gospels of Matthew and Luke.

  • Jesus is born in Bethlehem.
  • Sometime after Jesus birth, the Magi arrive in Jerusalem and inquire as to Jesus’s whereabouts. Matthew 2:1-2
  • Jesus is circumcised on the eighth day. Luke 2:21
  • Jesus is presented at the temple in Jerusalem. This was following Mary’s “days of purification,” which would have been several weeks. Luke 1:22
  • Mary, Joseph and Jesus return to Nazareth. Luke 2:39
  • The magi find Jesus at a house, presumably Mary and Joseph’s home in Nazareth. Matthew 2:11
  • Joseph warned in a dream that Herod sought to kill Jesus. Mary, Joseph and Jesus flee to Egypt. Matthew 2:13-14
  • Herod orders that all male children in and around Bethlehem, two years old and under, are to be slain. Matthew 2:16

So you can see from Matthew 2:16 that at the time of the the flight into Egypt, Jesus could have been anywhere from a few months old up to two years old. So, yes, it’s easily separated from the Christmas story.

At any rate, a family of three is a far cry from the many thousands of refugees the Obama administration proposes to accept over the next year, all of whom will arrive with next to nothing and receive benefits courtesy of American taxpayers.

Also noteworthy is that the vast majority of these refugees are single men, not families. Young men. Some might say fighting-age men. And let me point out that the average age of a suicide bomber is early 20s. (Newsweek, Haaretz, Statistics Brain) I think that’s a legitimate cause for concern.

So I’ve covered every point I can think of to refute this ludicrous comparison. Stick a fork in it…it’s done.




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Northeastern University’s Finest

keely mullenAccording to her LinkedIn bio, Keely Mullen is a “student pursuing opportunities in community organizing and anti-racism advocacy work.”

No wonder she’s advocating for student loan forgiveness. She’ll never be able to pay hers back working in those fields. Although given her apparent understanding of math and economics, it’s a wonder she was able to figure that out.

In case you’re wondering how I feel about loan forgiveness, I’ve written about it before.

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The Enemy Within

Imagine, if you will, an organization called “Catholics for Choice.” If your brain hasn’t exploded trying to make sense of that, consider this quote from its president:

The real fear that haunts conservatives is that in a month, when Pope Francis reconvenes the Synod on the Family, it’s possible that Francis’ spirit may open up a conversation among the bishops about family as it really is lived, not imagined by the celibate clergy. Maybe as the bishops push forward with the Synod on the Family, a miracle could happen and some change could come — change that reflects the reality that is the church today. I don’t think that would be a bad thing at all.

By all means, let’s base our religious faith on the practices of imperfect humans rather than on a perfect God. Let’s update the faith to reflect our unholiness, rather than relying on a holy God. A God who is the same, yesterday, today and forever (Hebrews 13:8). A God in whom there is no variation or shadow of turning (James 1:17). Sure, let’s do.

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The Seattle Times; Keeping It Classy

sIn the frenzy leading up to the U.S. Open, Craig Smith, writing at the Seattle Times, compares the excitement of a major sporting event being held in Seattle’s “backyard” (I’m sure the residents University Place just love that characterization) to a natural disaster that killed 57 people – the eruption of Mount St. Helens on May 18, 1980.

But if you allow yourself, you can share the excitement of having one of the world’s major sporting events held in your backyard. It’s like when Mount St. Helens erupted. If you were around in 1980, you probably felt like an insider when East Coast friends called to ask about it.

The Seattle Times is no stranger to insensitive reporting on Mount St. Helens, publishing, if memory serves me, a photograph of two small boys in the back of a pickup truck, where they had first stripped off their clothes trying to keep cool in the intense heat of the blast, and ultimately perished, only to be stripped again… of the dignity they should have been allowed in death.

If that photo was meant to engender empathy on behalf of the victims, it doesn’t seem to have worked with Mr. Smith, whose memory of the event is, apparently, dominated by the excitement and sense of importance he felt when given the chance to fill in details for distant friends and family. Rather than the sadness and awe normal people would feel at the loss of life and the unfettered power of Mother Nature.

How shallow. “Watch the U.S. Open your best chance to feel like an insider since Mount St. Helens erupted!”

So, yeah. Keep it classy, Seattle Times. Keep it classy.

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Obama Vetoes Shovel-Ready Jobs For Americans

keystone-pipelineAnd all but eight Senate Democrats think that’s just jim-dandy as the Senate fails to overturn the veto.

Read all about it.

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The Smuggest Man in America

Pictures1I mean, really, look at that face. Have you ever seen anyone look more self-satisfied?

That’s the face of a man who thinks he’s so much smarter than you poor miserable mouth-breathers that you don’t have a snowball’s chance in hell of ever figuring out that he’s lying to your faces.

And if, from the comfort of your mother’s basement, or the trailer park, one of you did manage, after endless bumbling and stumbling about (drunkenly, probably) and an healthy dose of luck, to figure it out…Well, hey, he’s got no worries because his friends in the media will circle the wagons (here and here) to fend off any attacks from Right Wing Nutjobs. Or Teabaggers. Or both.

So the next time you sit down for the evening news, keep in mind what your betters in the media think of you and the other troglodytes watching.


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