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Monday, November 29, 2021

Debasing The Cathedral Of Notre Dame

Notre Dame Cathedral Paris ablaze in April 2019:
[photo by Philippe Wojazer/Reuters]

Apparently, the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris is going to be "restored" in a way that will destroy the historical and faith-based significance of this touchstone of Western Civilization (emphases mine):
Fire-ravaged Notre Dame cathedral is being turned into a 'woke theme park' with renovators adding a 'discovery trail' and 'Christianity for dummies' exhibits, critics have claimed. 

Under new plans, confessional boxes, altars and classical sculptures will be scrapped for trendy art murals, with sound and lighting effects creating 'emotional spaces.' 

A 'discovery trail' will lead visitors through various chapels, with an emphasis on Africa and Asia, and scripture will be beamed onto the walls in various languages, including Mandarin. One of the sanctuaries will even be dedicated to the environment. 

Maurice Culot, an award-winning Paris-based architect, told The Telegraph: 'It's as if Disney were entering Notre-Dame. 

'What they are proposing to do to Notre-Dame would never be done to Westminster Abbey or Saint Peter's in Rome. It's a kind of theme park and very childish and trivial given the grandeur of the place.'...
Read the rest HERE.  Worth your time

******Robert Spencer comments — accurately, in my view (emphasis mine): 
But to rebuild the cathedral back exactly the way it was would require the faith that built it in the first place, and that is long gone from France and much of the rest of Europe as well. The new Notre Dame will stand as a monument to the new faith of a Europe that has lost a sense of itself and of its own purpose. Those who visit it will be introduced to the trivial concerns and hysterical propaganda of the early twenty-first century, and if they had any familiarity with the old cathedral, they’ll gain a new understanding of why France in the early twenty-first century was in such a state of decline. The new cathedral will sing of France’s loss of itself and of its nerve. But it probably won’t do so for the 850 years that the old cathedral stood.
Over and over during the past several years, I have asked myself, "Why is Western Civilization so determined to trivialize and deprecate itself and, as a consequence, commit suicide?"  Robert Spencer has answered that question.  

We need a Twenty-first Century Great Awakening!

Additional reading: What was lost and saved from the Notre Dame fire (Apr 16, 2019).

Wednesday, November 24, 2021

Thanksgiving 2021

This Thanksgiving, I am most thankful for finding love again. At my age! A year ago, who'd have thought that I'd be "starting over" in such a beautiful home in a quiet city in Indiana with my beloved Warren.

What are you most thankful for this Thanksgiving?

Monday, November 22, 2021

Watch Tucker Carlson Tonight on November 22

The video below is not the November 22, 2021 edition of Tucker Carlson Tonight, but rather the opening monologue of the November 19, 2021 edition of Tucker Carlson Tonight

Even if you don't like Tucker Carlson, please, please watch:

Take note of the information in the link below — and either watch live or set your DVD-R: 

Some related reading: Kyle Rittenhouse is Free - and the Left is Enraged by Robert Spencer (November 19, 2021).  A must-read!

Saturday, November 20, 2021

Musical Interlude

(For politics, please scroll down)

Nothing like the love of a dog:

Warren's Smokie (b. 2011):

My juvenile delinquent Callie (b. 2017):

Wednesday, November 17, 2021

In America?

(hat tip to Deplorable Bloggers Alliance)

Blurb for the video below (emphases mine): 
Scottsdale, Arizona mom Amanda Wray discusses the contents of the ‘dossier,’ which includes hidden camera conversations, bank records, phone numbers and addresses [and more].
Worth your time:

Similar outrageous shenanigans are ongoing all over our nation.


Related reading: School Official Gathered Intel on Anti-CRT Parents Including Background Checks and Pics of Their Kids.

Monday, November 15, 2021

Recommended Reading

It looks to me as if Pete Buttigieg could be the Democrat Party's next nominee for President of the United States. So, what's this guy all about? Forewarned is forearmed. 

For starters, see Secretary Pete: ‘Remove City Highways To Fix Racial Inequities’ (November 9, 2021, at Bunkerville's blog).  Excerpt:
...Some cities, such as Syracuse, N.Y., want to tear down portions of urban highways, restore old street grids and redevelop neighborhoods. O’Toole is skeptical, saying highway demolition could increase traffic congestion in local neighborhoods and lead to other unintended consequences. 

“I’m afraid what we’re going to see with this $20 billion is anti-road people tearing out roads,” O’Toole said....
Read the rest HERE at Bunkerville.

These "true believers" in racial equity are dangerous, IMO.

Saturday, November 13, 2021

Musical Interlude

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Enjoy Fern Hill, composed by American composer John Corigliano (b. 1938): 

The above is based on Dylan Thomas's poem "Fern Hill" (1945).  Follow the piece's lyrics by going HERE.

Important details about the poem HERE.

Wednesday, November 10, 2021

Video: Homelessness

The uncomfortable truth? 

Transcript and citations HERE.

Do you agree with Rufo's proposed solution?  And what are the specifics thereof?

Or maybe you believe that there is no solution?

Please weigh in after watching the entire video above or examining the transcript.

Monday, November 8, 2021

Serial Liar Dr. Anthony Fauci

Furthermore, over and over again, Dr. Fauci and other scientists tout the benefits of the vaccines. Yet (hat tip to Deplorable Bloggers Alliance):

Additional videos about the ongoing obfuscation of the COVID vaccinations' harms HERE. Please watch!

Can we trust scientists to determine what is best for us to have inserted into our own bodies?

Sunday, November 7, 2021

Musical Interlude

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We arose at the crack of dawn to film "My Country ‘Tis of Thee" in the beautiful meadowlands of Deadwood, SD! And don’t y’all think it was about time we did a version of this de facto national anthem anyways??
Enjoy a few moments with the American country, a cappella group Home Free:

Friday, November 5, 2021

Stupidest. Government. On. Earth.

Silverfiddle Rant!
WASHINGTON — Thousands of migrant parents and children separated from each other at the U.S. border by Trump administration policies may soon be eligible for hundreds of thousands of dollars per person in compensation, according to three sources familiar with ongoing negotiations in a lawsuit brought on behalf of separated families. (NBC News)

We're in deep trouble when real news can no longer be distinguished from parody websites like the Babylon Bee. Ratfink America-hating lawyers have organized a lawsuit against the US government that would pay $450,000 to each person separated from a family member after trying to break into our nation.
That would mean that if a parent and a child were separated at the border, together they would be eligible for a combined payment of $900,000.
As the cheesy old infomercials used to say, But wait!  There's more!
The Biden administration established a task force to track down and work toward reunification for separated migrant families. So far, the task force has reunited just over 50 families. Lawyers representing those families hope many more may soon be reunited after the Biden administration agrees to allow deported parents to return to the United States on a permanent or temporary parole basis.
Ticks and bedbugs have embedded themselves in government and are hell-bent on "fundamentally transforming" our nation.

This will result in more and larger stampedes of people from all over the world to our southern border, a bonanza for the human traffickers and criminal gangs who control and sell access to our nation.

This after the revelation that illegal immigrant Fiston Ngoy--The Philadelphia rapist-- had previous convictions here in the US, including sexual assault, but the enemies within who run our nation's immigration racket decided it was all cool and we needed to cut him some slack.

Government's first imperative is to protect its citizens.  Our government has failed.

Thursday, November 4, 2021

Peak Progressive?

Silverfiddle Rant!
Kaylee McGhee White writes in the Examiner that Biden's Agenda is Dead.  That's debatable, but she makes some good points.  After the Democrats' Tuesday night drubbing, she asks...

Why, then, would any centrist Democrat go out on a limb to support him and his $1.75 trillion-plus budget "reconciliation" framework?

This leftwing slush fund was already on thin ice.  Democrat are fighting with themselves over nothing more than a raw political exercise.  What's in the bill?  What's out? For how many years?  

What do they want to accomplish? Even Democrats don't know, or it changes based on the latest negotiation.  At this point, the progressive caucus are children screaming in a store because Daddy Joe and Mommy Kyrsten won't buy them that bicycle, the other kids are frantic, and Grandpa Joe and Grandma Nancy are trying to bargain them down to a less expensive toy.

Most Americans don't know what is in the bill...
Although a majority (55%) of the public is following news about the negotiations at least somewhat closely, about 7 in 10 (69%) Americans said they know just some or little to nothing about what's in both bills. (ABC News)
Most Americans are not cheering for this bill's passing...
The ABC News/Ipsos poll, which was conducted using Ipsos' KnowledgePanel, found that a plurality (32%) of Americans think the bills would hurt people like them if they became law, while fewer (25%) think it would help them.

Even among Democrats alone, fewer than half (47%) think the two bills would help people like them. (ABC News)
So, why are Democrats desperate to pass something, anything?  

The answer is, raw, naked power.  Elected officials and unelected bureaucrats have lost the telos.  They view their actions as their own ends.  Diplomats and foreign policy types think holding talks and reaching meaningless, unenforceable "deals" are accomplishments.  Congresspeople and Senators see legislation as an accomplishment within itself, and who gives a hoot about unintended consequences.

Our federal government is a gargantuan shambolic cyclops eating trillions of dollars and crapping lead boulders, destroying everything and everyone in its path.  I have no idea how We The People ever get this under control, but Tuesday just might be a start.

What say you?

Related: Virginia Exit Poll (Spoiler Alert! 51% of Virginia voters said Democrats are too liberal)

Tuesday, November 2, 2021

The Times they are a Changin'

Shaddap, white progressives.  Black woman with a gun talking!

Virginia's new GOP Lt Governor:
“The Democrats have been successful in instilling fear in people who look like me,” she told Zenger in a wide-ranging interview. “I have had white liberals talk down to me — talk down to me, and as if I didn’t exist — simply because I’m a Republican.”

“I mean, how dare you? Who told you you could talk to me that way? Because I’m not the right kind of black? Is that how this works?” 
(First Black Woman GOP Lt. Governor Nominee Crusades In High-Stakes Virginia)

How many progressives are weeping with joy that a former slave state has elected its first Lt Governor woman of color?

Semper Fi, Winsome Sears.

Monday, November 1, 2021

The Biden Administration: Wry Humor Edition



Of course, what the Biden Administration is doing to our republic is not a laughing matter.  Not at all.  

Our nation is being ground down to the level of a Banana Republic.