Culture, Issues

Jesse Jackson: Coin Tosses Are Obviously Racist

In case you missed it, there’s a globe-altering controversy at the Olympics.

Apparently, the right to carry the American flag in the opening parade came down to a coin toss.

And since one of the two finalists was black and the white athlete won the toss, it’s an epic case of racism.

Because coins obviously carry a latent cultural bias against those of African descent.

Enter Jesse Jackson, who knows no scandal that doesn’t need a race card.

Jackson quickly opined that the right to carry the flag should be a more fair decision.

In which we assume he means: heads we win, tails you lose.

Otherwise, what’s more fair than a literal 50/50 chance?

Here’s more from Twitchy…

Remember the story we told you yesterday about how black Olympian Shani Davis was angry that a coin flip decided that white Olympian Erin Hamlin would be the Team USA flag bearer in today’s opening ceremony?

Well, the story got worse. Davis skipped the parade of athletes over the entirely fair process to decide a tie:

Rev. Jesse Jackson decided to weigh in, too, demanding the US Olympic Committee develop a different way to decide ties when athletes vote for the games’ flag bearer:

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Culture, Issues

Feminists: Bigger Families Cause More Global Warming

Unless you’ve been living in a cave for the last few years, you likely have heard of Chip and Joanna Gaines.

Their show on HGTV is sort of popular.

Actually, it’s been one of the top-rated cable shows for a while now.

The Gaines family also happen to be very conservative Christians.

So clearly they’re a target for the left to take down. Enter the feminists who’ve decided that the Gaines’ recent announcement of their fifth child is simply intolerable.

You see, it’s just plain selfish of these people, argue feminists, to have large families and blindly add more carbon footprint in a world that’s already careening toward the apocalypse.

But don’t take our word for it; here it is straight from the horse’s mouth: “Procreation is becoming a global public health concern…when people do irresponsible things like having five children, we absolutely need to be calling them out.”

Yes, those words were actually published.

Insert your most dramatic facepalm.

Here’s more from Redstate…

Every now and again you come across something so stupid that you have trouble gathering your thoughts about it. The stupid that I’m currently trying to wrap my brain around came in the form of an opinion article from CBC News, which openly promoted shaming HGTV’s Chip and Joanna Gaines for — and this was not a joke — selfishly having children like any married couple would.

The article was written by self-proclaimed feminist Kristen Pyszczyk, who is of the mind that while the backlash the Gaines’ got for announcing their recent pregnancy was unfortunate, it’s necessary because bringing more children into the world is irresponsible and worthy of condemnation.

Why? Because apparently we’re overpopulated and babies are bad for the environment.

There’s no way I can physically relay the stupidity Pyszczk wrote accurately, so I’m just going to quote her verbatim:

In the global West, where the environmental footprint of one person is far larger than in developing nations, it’s crucial that we begin to present all people with alternatives to the traditional nuclear family. This inevitably involves calling out people who have kids like they’re going out of style.

Shame is a powerful tool for changing behaviour: it’s how we introduce new and existing social conventions. It’s unfortunate that Chip and Joanna bore the brunt of changing attitudes, but let’s learn from the reaction and examine our own actions.

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Culture, Media

Crash, Burn: Global Warming Movies Didn’t Do So Hot

Happy New Year to our loyal readers.

Rest assured 2018 promises to be an exciting year for conservative news, one way or another. But first, we’d like to take stock of a couple key observations from 2017.

First, liberals’ attempts at ‘resistance’ utterly failed.

And we’re happy to report that tree-hugger attempts to propagate the masses at the box office went up in smoke.

Whether it was Al Gore’s sequel, Geostorm, Bladerunner, Mother, or Downsizing, every single one of them underperformed expected ticket sales.

And a few of them didn’t even turn a profit.

The fact is Americans simply aren’t buying baloney anymore.

Here’s more from Washington Times…

Climate change got its close-up in 2017. A gaggle of films either name-checked Al Gore’s biggest fear or built their narratives around it.

The timing, in theory, couldn’t be better for Hollywood bean counters: Three major hurricanes. Massive fires in the West. Record-setting chills. Media reports routinely connected the disasters with a warming planet.

Yet audiences stayed away from films influenced by eco-concerns. Far, far away.
Think “Blade Runner 2049,” “Geostorm,” “Downsizing,” “An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power” and “mother!” They all flopped, some in spectacular fashion.

Mr. Gore’s sequel to his documentary smash “An Inconvenient Truth” paid the most attention to climate change, of course. The 2006 original scored with audiences and Oscar voters, earning best documentary honors.

The sequel snared a fraction of the first film’s tally: $3 million versus $24 million. That’s despite massive media attention, mostly fawning reviews and promotion from eco-conscious stars such as Paul McCartney, Bono and Pharrell Williams.

Documentaries rarely make serious coin at the box office, but the drop was massive.

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Culture

The Nativity and the Church: An Historical Retelling

All too often we, particularly here in the U.S., get caught up in the commercialization and popular pomp of the celebration of Christmas and forget the historical, religious quality of the event.

That’s why we’re so apt to point to history and tradition as the anchor for everything we hold dear in Western culture.

And there’s no better place to look for a proper reflection on this day than to the Apostles and their successors — the Fathers of the Church — for clues how the Nativity of Christ was and is to be remembered.

Thanks to Redstate for offering up an historical profile on some of those Fathers and their poignant writings on the First Advent of the Lord of the Universe…

Here’s more from Redstate…

For Catholics, the Orthodox and mainstream denominations like Lutherans and Episcopalians/Anglicans, much of our theology and Scriptural exegesis comes from the Church Fathers. These, broadly speaking, were theologians, mostly they were priests and bishops, who, mostly, lived before the canon of the Bible was decided and whose sermons and lectures give us insight into how the Early Church interpreted Old Testament scripture as well as the books that later became the New Testament. One group, called the Apostolic Fathers are significant because they were disciples of the original Twelve and their writings reflect Christianity as the Apostles taught it.

The Church Fathers were very much into Christmas as a holiday celebrating the Nativity. Here is a sampling from their sermons.

St. Leo the Great (400 – 10 November 461)

Our Saviour, dearly-beloved, was born today: let us be glad. For there is no proper place for sadness, when we keep the birthday of the Life, which destroys the fear of mortality and brings to us the joy of promised eternity. No one is kept from sharing in this happiness. There is for all one common measure of joy, because as our Lord the destroyer of sin and death finds none free from charge, so is He come to free us all. Let the saint exult in that he draws near to victory. Let the sinner be glad in that he is invited to pardon. Let the gentile take courage in that he is called to life. For the Son of God in the fullness of time which the inscrutable depth of the Divine counsel has determined, has taken on him the nature of man, thereby to reconcile it to its Author: in order that the inventor of death, the devil, might be conquered through that (nature) which he had conquered.

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Culture

President Trump wishes overseas troops a Merry Christmas

The Trump administration has gone way out of its way to demonstrate to the troops that they can rest assured they’re part of a government that appreciates their service.

SecDef Mattis visited troops earlier this week and Vice President Mike Pence paid a surprise visit to servicemen and women in Afghanistan.

Then President Trump delivered a special message to the overseas troops wishing them a Merry Christmas and thanking them for their sacrifices.

The message came on the heels of a visit with wounded troops at Walter Reed Hospital last week.

Morale across the board in the military has notably increased in the months since Trump’s inauguration, which comes as absolutely no surprise.

Here’s more from the Blaze…

President Donald Trump wished a number of overseas troops a Merry Christmas via personal videoconference over the weekend. Fox News showed video of some of some of the messages this morning.

In the messages, President Trump expressed America’s thankfulness for the troops who are separated from their families for the holidays while protecting the country. He also offered praise to servicemen deployed in Iraq and Afghanistan for their work in fighting against ISIS and other extremist organizations.

A number of prominent administration members have personally visited members of the military this holiday season. Secretary of Defense James Mattis has spent the last several days visiting service members in Guantanamo Bay and also at several domestic military bases, according to IJ Review. Vice President Mike Pence also surprised troops in Afghanistan with a personal visit last week.

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Culture

Season’s Beatings: Shoppers Brawl Across the Nation

Sweet Jesus, Mary, and Joseph, what’s the country coming to? Each year it gets worse than the year before — if that’s possible.

The day after (or in some cases the day of) Americans join together with family and friends take note for their blessings, they join together at retail outlets across the nation with complete strangers in a melee over cheaper stuff that would make Euro soccer fans blush.

Yesterday evening and this morning typified the growing trend in which folks camped out hours before doors opened only to find, in many cases, a black eye, handcuffs and even gunfire.

Several retail locations were closed today after violence forced local police to curb any further incidents.

Black Friday has well earned its name as human concupiscence is on display for the world to see.

Is this a cultural reality that cannot be undone? God help us.

Here’s more from The Sun…

An unidentified 19-year-old boy received life-threatening injuries after being shot in the car park of a shopping center in Columbia, Missouri, last night, according to KMIZ.

And another mall in Alabama saw violence break out yesterday, where stores were forced to close early after things descended into violence.

Footage shows women punching and kicking each other, while one allegedly threw a shoe that hit a baby.

Cops are also seen pinning several people down on the floor as they try to quell the unrest.

The news comes as millions of shoppers hit stores around the world for the busiest shopping day of the year.

People resorted to desperate measures to be the first in line to grab a bargain when shops opened.

Many US stores opened their doors for their Black Friday sales yesterday evening.

But that didn’t stop thousands queuing outside for hours, with some camping through the night to be first in line.

Some lined up as early as 3am to gobble up the best deals, like Daryl Green, 50.

He was outside the Chelsea Best Buy in New York before the sun came up — and 14 hours before its doors were scheduled to open.

Daryl said: “I wanted to be the first one in line, I completed my mission.

“I’m not waiting in the long line back there, hell no!”

But others went even further than queuing, with some shoppers reportedly disguising themselves as staff to sneak in early.

People online were openly selling Walmart employee vests to desperate bargain-hunters.

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