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RIP Bill Paxton

He died at the age of 61 from a stroke resulting from complications during surgery. He as a great actor and a good guy.


A Sunday Sermon

Good morning Real Revo. I hope you are having a beautiful Sunday morning wherever you are. I am in the Pee Dee Swamp this morning, enjoying the beauty of the Area of Operations that Francis Marion did his best work in. My surroundings this morning are more evidence of God’s Love for us. He has given us some beautiful places to live our lives in. He created everything out of nothing in the amount of time that it takes to speak it into existence. Here we are on the 3rd Rock from our Sun, speeding through space on the course he established for us. We are alive on this perfectly balanced planet conscious of our existence and able to contemplate the nature of our Creator.

He gave us his Word, his Law, his Prophets and his Son. His Son is the fulfillment of the Prophesies, of his Word and of his Law. By his Son we are set free from the condemnation of the Law. In spite of all that we read in the news every day, on this day there are Christian Houses of Worship that are filled with Sinners. Some of those Sinners are forgiven. Some of those Sinners don’t realize that they are Sinners. Some of those Sinners haven’t figured out how good it is to ask forgiveness of their Sins, to accept Salvation under the shed blood of Jesus Christ, to repent of their Sins and to seek forevermore to do the Will of their Creator. It’s for those kind of Sinners that I am most excited for. The greatest day of their lives are still ahead of them. It is at hand. All they have to do is grab it.

I invite you to Church today.

At the link below you will find the streaming webcast from North Jacksonville Baptist Church. The webcast will stream content all day, along with the live webcast of our Sunday Morning Worship Service that starts at 10:45am East Coast time. Please feel welcome to join us.

The streaming television webcast from North Jacksonville Baptist Church is found HERE


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I can’t overstate how awesome this is…

It was always an embarrassing conflict of interest. Let’s hope the whole stupid tradition goes on the trash heap of history.


Friday Night at the Movies Double Feature


Friday Night at the Movies

Welcome to the Friday Night Movie. We are enjoying a blast from the past as we do every February for Blaxploitation History Month. I have found what promises to be a cinematic masterpiece for tonight. The title alone; Shaolin Dolemite says it all. No need to subject this to a Ten Minute Test. It’s pure gold.

As Rudy Ray Moore, most widely known as the original bad, bad Dolemite is in this movie, you can expect there to be some profanity.

I’m actually on the road tonight. I’m headed to a secret location for a highly classified family function. There will be Fireworks, Firearms, Seafood and Storytelling. If I had my way we would all be watching this movie tonight. Please enjoy it in my absence…



Bonus Caption Contest


Freaky Friday Follies

The desperate minions of Satan have a plan for dealing with the President

This is to be expected. I mean Trump DID defeat the Wicked Witch of the West.


Assassination by VX Nerve Agent

So say the Malaysians.

The poison used to kill Kim Jong-nam, the half brother of the North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, was VX nerve agent, which is listed as a chemical weapon, the Malaysian police announced Friday.

In a brief statement, Khalid Abu Bakar, the national police chief, said the substance was listed as a chemical weapon under the Chemical Weapons Conventions of 1997 and 2005, to which North Korea is not a party.

South Korea has suggested that the killing was the work of the North Korean government. The revelation that a banned weapon was used in such a high-profile killing raises the stakes over how Malaysia and the international community will respond.


Freaky Friday Photo Caption Contest


Thursday News Roundup

I was traveling all day. Here is a roundup of interesting stuff…

Spicer says he expects a crackdown on federal marijuana law enforcement.

White House press secretary Sean Spicer said Thursday that he expects states to see “greater enforcement” of the federal law against marijuana use, a move that would be at odds with a growing number of states’ decisions to legalize it.

Spicer suggested that the administration is opposed to encouraging recreational marijuana use and connected it with the crisis with opioid addiction in some areas.

Boehner says Obamacare repeal isn’t going to happen.

Former House Speaker John Boehner predicted on Thursday that a full repeal and replace of Obamacare is “not what’s going to happen” and that Republicans will instead just make some fixes to the health care law.

Boehner, who retired in 2015 amid unrest among conservatives, said at an Orlando healthcare conference that GOP lawmakers were too optimistic in their talk of quickly repealing and then replacing Obamacare.

Bannon says Trump will deconstruct outdated form of government and change the world order.

Stephen K. Bannon, President Trump’s reclusive chief strategist and the intellectual force behind his nationalist agenda, said Thursday that the new administration is locked in an unending battle against the media and other globalist forces to “deconstruct” an outdated system of governance.

In his first public speaking appearance since Trump took office, Bannon made his comments alongside White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus at a gathering of conservative activists. They sought to prove that they are not rivals but partners in fighting on Trump’s behalf to transform Washington and the world order.

Ivanka and husband have language critical of climate deal stricken from executive order.

At the request of President Donald Trump’s son-in-law, Jared Kushner, and his wife, Ivanka Trump, language critical of a global climate deal was struck from an executive order that Mr. Trump is planning to sign soon, according to multiple people familiar with the move.

Trump calls deportation effort a “military operation”.

President Trump on Thursday called his effort to ramp up deportations a “military operation” aimed at ridding the U.S. of “really bad dudes.”

“We’re getting really bad dudes out of this country,” he said at a meeting with manufacturing CEOs. “And at a rate nobody has ever seen before. And they’re the bad ones. And it’s a military operation.”

Trump is touting his administration’s new immigration enforcement policies, which could result in millions of deportations.


NH Passes Constitutional Carry!

It should be considered a major victory when purple states trend this well on gun rights.

From GoA:

New Hampshire becomes the 13th state to adopt a permitless carry law, now that Gov. Chris Sununu has signed GOA-backed legislation into law.

GOA Executive Director praised the hard work of New Hampshire residents, who diligently urged their state officials to support SB 12.

. . .

“This is a win for the people of New Hampshire, and an even bigger win for the rule of law and the Constitution,” said Pratt.

“The Second Amendment protects our right to bear arms from infringement, so honest citizens should not have to seek permission or be registered like sex offenders before exercising their right to protect themselves.”

I’m particularly excited about this part:

SB 12 takes effect immediately upon Gov. Sununu’s signature.

… since my CCP just expired recently, and this’ll save me 10 bucks. 🙂


A respectable liberal has passed away

I didn’t agree with his politics.

I thought he was a nice guy though and he carried himself in a respectable manner.

Most liberals could learn a thing or two from his example.

Alan Colmes dead at 66 – May he rest in Peace


This cannot possibly be constitutional, can it?

Arizona wants to crack down on protests.

Claiming people are being paid to riot, Republican state senators voted Wednesday to give police new power to arrest anyone who is involved in a peaceful demonstration that may turn bad — even before anything actually happened.

SB1142 expands the state’s racketeering laws, now aimed at organized crime, to also include rioting. And it redefines what constitutes rioting to include actions that result in damage to the property of others.

But the real heart of the legislation is what Democrats say is the guilt by association — and giving the government the right to criminally prosecute and seize the assets of everyone who planned a protest and everyone who participated. And what’s worse, said Sen. Steve Farley, D-Tucson, is that the person who may have broken a window, triggering the claim there was a riot, might actually not be a member of the group but someone from the other side.

Sen. Martin Quezada, D-Phoenix, acknowledged that sometimes what’s planned as a peaceful demonstration can go south.

So you show up at a rally to protest something – much like the Tea Party did – and someone throws a brick through a window. You are immediately arrested and your assets seized for taking part in a riot.

If that doesn’t put a chill on the constitutional right to peaceably assemble and petition the government, I don’t know what does.


Keith Ellison says Trump qualifies for impeachment

He cites alleged violations of the emoluments clause.

Minnesota Rep. Keith Ellison, a top candidate to take over as chair of the Democratic National Committee, called Wednesday for an impeachment investigation of President Donald Trump.

“I think that Donald Trump has already done a number of things which legitimately raise the question of impeachment,” Ellison said during a debate on CNN on Wednesday with his fellow DNC chair hopefuls.

The left-wing Ellison, who is one of the top contenders for DNC chair, argued that Trump was in violation of the emoluments clause, a constitutional clause which prohibits presidents from receiving payment from foreign governments. Some Trump opponents have claimed that the Republican is in violation of the federal law because Trump hotels have received payment from foreign dignitaries.

I am not sure what to make of this.


Drunk, Stupid or Senile?

It could be a combination of all three

It seems to me that she won’t be on the scene for much longer.


Play stupid games, win stupid prizes…

I suppose this could be one of those ‘fake but accurate’ things. Still funny.


Trump Warns Of Big Fat Ugly Bubble

I’m only posting the video for the first 30 seconds which have Trump telling everyone there’s a Yuge bubble and it ain’t Beyonce’s ass.
Trump took credit for Dow 20,000 and with it nearing 21,000, I’d really advise him to be careful about how much credit he takes. If he takes too much ownership, he’s gonna own that big, fat, ugly bubble when it pops in his face.

You can’t have it both ways.


Trump To Reverse Tranny Bathroom Policy

Leaked Memo.

“This interpretation has given rise to significant litigation,” states the two-page draft, which indicates that the Education and Justice departments plan to issue it jointly. The draft says administrators, parents and students have “struggled to understand and apply the statements of policy” in the Obama-era guidance.

As a result, the departments “have decided to withdraw and rescind the above-referenced guidance documents in order to further consider the legal issues involved.”

The letter makes clear that schools must protect all students and that the withdrawal of the guidance “does not diminish the protections from bullying and harassment that are available to all students. Schools must ensure that transgender students, like all students, are able to learn in a safe environment.”

A final version of the letter is slated to be issued Wednesday, acc

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Stupid Choices; Predictable Results; Shifting Blame

Will they ever learn? Cost increases ALWAYS get passed on to the consumer. Always & everywhere. This is immutable in a capitalist society. In a socialist environment, no one needs to worry about where the money goes, because eventually it will all be gone anyway.

When Philadelphia became the first US city to pass a soda tax last summer, city officials were eagerly looking forward to the surplus-tax funded windfall to plug gaping budget deficits (and, since this is Philadelphia, the occasional embezzlement scheme). Then, one month ago, after the tax went into effect on January 1st we showed the tax applied in practice: a receipt for a 10 pack of flavored water carried a 51% beverage tax. And since PA has a sales tax of 6% and Philly already charges another 2%, the total sales tax was 8%. In other words, a purchase which until last year came to $6.47 had overnight become $9.75.

According to reports, two months into the city’s sweetened-beverage tax, supermarkets and distributors are reporting a 30% to 50% drop in beverage sales and – adding insult to injury – are now planning for layoffs […] Bob Brockway, chief operating officer of Canada Dry Delaware Valley, which distributes about 20 percent of the city’s soft drinks, said sales were down 45 percent in Philadelphia. The company will lay off 20 percent of its workforce the first week in March […] “People didn’t change what they drink,” Brown said. “They changed where they’re buying it.” […] since January, Brown said, he has had to cut 6,000 employee hours, he said. He said he suspects he will lose about 300 people, which amounts to one-fifth of his total workforce voluntarily and through layoffs in coming months.

So, rather than accepting that they’d made a stupid policy error, what did Philadelphia’s tyrannical tax-thief mayor have to say of the matter?

Mayor Kenney harshly rebuked reports of coming layoffs late Tuesday night.

“I didn’t think it was possible for the soda industry to be any greedier,” Kenney said in an emailed statement. “…They are so committed to stopping this tax from spreading to other cities, that they are not only passing the tax they should be paying onto their customer, they are actually willing to threaten working men and women’s jobs rather than marginally reduce their seven figure bonuses.”

The demagoguery is thick with this one. Notice how he lumps all marginally-interested parties together as some nefarious, monolithic organization, bent on the destruction of the working man? This is populism. This pure leftism, chapter & verse. Steve Bannon does this same thing, but with the intelligence community and media. Donald Trump does it, too. This shit makes me sick, whether it happens on the left or the right.


A few economic facts you should know…

The national and global economies are far too complex for any human being or group of human beings to comprehend.

Prices and wages are not set arbitrarily; they are defined by supply and demand.

Voluntary trade that crosses international borders is every bit as mutually advantageous as is voluntary trade that doesn’t.

All goods and services have costs that someone must pay; there is no such thing as a free lunch.

Profits result from serving the demands of consumers, not from extraction from workers.

Economics is trade offs. You cannot get something without giving something up. Gain without pain is fictional.

A trade deficit that is accompanied by a balance of payments is a symptom of wealth.

If you subsidize something, you get more it it. If you tax something, you get less of it.

An aggregation of wealth says nothing about individual wealth.

A strong dollar is not necessarily good and a weak dollar is not necessarily bad. It depends on policy goals.

To end economic busts, end economic booms.

It is impossible for all of us to live off the wealth of the rest of us.

Economic equality exists only alongside totalitarianism.


MSNBC: Trump To Control What People Think? That’s Our Job!

The clip ends very abruptly, so she may have qualified her statement, but I don’t have any doubts that she actually thinks this way.

I can’t wait for James O’Keefe’s news room leaks to come out over the next week.


Fake News Network Update

This is going to be deliciously hilarious

Looking forward to the insanity that follows.

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UW Tacoma Writing Center: Grammar Is Racist

I have refused employment to more than one person because they were capable of speaking proper English but too lazy to do so.


Administration orders crackdown on illegals…

But spares ‘Dreamers’.

Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly moved Tuesday to implement a host of immigration enforcement changes ordered by President Trump, directing agency heads to hire thousands more officers, end so-called “catch-and-release” policies and begin work on the president’s promised U.S.-Mexico border wall.

“It is in the national interest of the United States to prevent criminals and criminal organizations from destabilizing border security,” Kelly wrote in one of two memos released Tuesday by the department.

The memos follow up on Trump’s related executive actions from January and, at their heart, aim to toughen immigration enforcement.

The changes would spare so-called “dreamers.” On a conference call with reporters, a DHS official stressed that the directives would not affect Obama-era protections for illegal immigrants who came to the U.S. as children and others given a reprieve in 2014. But outside those exemptions, Kelly wrote that DHS “no longer will exempt classes or categories of removable aliens from potential enforcement.”

More here.


Portrait of an Elitist

I am from a small town in Iowa deep in flyover country. My hometown is 50 miles from the nearest Walmart. It is 30 miles from the nearest McDonalds. As far as I can tell, all of my American-born ancestors were born in Iowa.

I am the son of a high school dropout. He made his living as a carpenter. I am from a broken home. I had two stepfathers as a child. Each was abusive in his own way. One was violent. I was a bit of a juvenile delinquent.

I served in the Army as an infantryman and a paratrooper. I served in combat. I went to college on the GI Bill.

I run a business with 54 employees, about 50 of which are blue collar.

At no point in my adult life did I not drive a pickup as my primary vehicle.

I am a council member in my 160 year old Lutheran congregation. I am an officer in my American Legion post. My wife is the president of the PTO at the middle school.

I can see cattle graze from the front step of my house.