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    • #118019

        Carry on!

        Previous thread here.

      • #117896
        Patricia N.

          Alex Marlow’s ‘Breaking Biden’: Joe Biden Covered for Brother Frank After He Was Involved in Fatal Hit-and-Run Car Crash:

          . . . . there was one incident I came across during research for the book where Joe had the opportunity to show empathy for a family that suffered the same fate as he did all those decades ago, but instead he decided to cover for one his corrupt brothers.

          I document several instances in the book of where Frank Biden used his connection to his famous and powerful money to make ill-gotten cash, but the most shocking Frank Biden story involved a hit-and-run car crash.

          In July of 1999, Frank Biden let a young friend named Jason Turton drive his Jaguar to a concert at a tavern in Cardiff, California. Frank’s Florida driving license had been suspended, so he rode shotgun during the trip, controlling the stick shift himself while giving Turton instructions.

          At one point, they had the Jaguar humming along at over 70 mph in a 35-mph zone when they slammed into a pedestrian crossing the street. They drove off, leaving the victim to die at the scene. Two witnesses who were in the back seat during the crash claim that Frank Biden told Turton to “keep driving” after the fatal collision. The victim, Michael Albano, was a single father whose death left behind two young daughters.

          Turton eventually pleaded guilty to “felony hit and run” charges, while Frank was hit with a wrongful-death lawsuit in August 2000 by the guardians of the Albano daughters. Frank never showed up to the court-house for any hearings, and he refused to reply to “any legal correspondence from the court, including a court final judgment in September 2002 that Frank owed each of the girls $275,000 for his role in the tragedy,” Peter Schweizer reported in his book Profiles in Corruption.

          The Albano girls eventually hired a private investigator to track down where Frank was hiding so he could accept service of documents. Investigators said they had received information that Frank occasionally lived at his brother Joe’s house in Delaware, but they were unable to locate a bank account for Frank, who had become evasive.

          Eight years later, in 2008, attorneys for the Albano sisters reached out to the soon-to-be vice president, Joe Biden, in the hopes that he could help them collect the money Frank owed them. Even though Joe Biden’s own wife and daughter were killed in an automobile accident, he seemed to show no sympathy for the Albanos and did not respond to them.  . . . what is truly shocking is that Joe Biden would aid in this particular cover-up after having endured the life-altering tragedy that he endured.


        • #117897
          Patricia N.

            Republicans Slam Hillary Clinton’s Wish for ‘Formal Deprogramming’ of Trump Supporters:

            “There needs to be a formal deprogramming of the cult members,” Hillary Clinton told CNN Thursday. “So many of those extremists, those MAGA extremists, take their marching orders from Donald Trump, who has no credibility left by any measure.”

            Hillary Clinton, who denied losing the 2016 election, also said Trump will likely be the 2024 Republican nominee, which will necessitate defeating “those who are the election deniers, as we did in 2020.”

            Hillary Clinton’s comments immediately exploded on X. Conservatives compared her comment of “deprogramming” Trump supporters to her 2016 “basket of deplorables” comment. Like the “deprogramming” quip, the “deplorables” comment also quickly ignited outrage from Republicans.


          • #117906

              Starts @ 3:26

              Turkey and Russia coalition forming right before our eyes, happened this week

              – Fair Use –

            • #117933
              Patricia N.

                And Turkey is a NATO member!  This complicates things.


              • #118095
                Patricia N.

                  CBS’s Catherine Herridge Blows Up Jack Smith’s Latest Leak Claiming Trump Discussed “Potentially Sensitive” Nuclear Subs with Foreign National:

                  In a leak to ABC News last week Jack Smith’s prosecutors claimed Trump allegedly discussed “potentially sensitive” information about nuclear submarines with Australian billionaire Anthony Pratt during a meeting at Mar-a-Lago in April 2021.

                  Trump never showed any government documents to Pratt. In fact, according to Pratt, everything Trump told him about the nuclear submarines was already in news reports because of Joe Biden’s negotiations with Australia over a deal for them to purchase nuclear subs from the US.

                  Catherine Herridge blew up Jack Smith’s leak.

                  “Sources tell CBS News there is no indication former President Trump shared sensitive records with an Australian billionaire + no charges have been filed by the Special Counsel although their alleged discussion about US Nuclear subs was investigated,” Catherine Herridge said.

                  CBS’s Catherine Herridge Blows Up Jack Smith’s Latest Leak Claiming Trump Discussed “Potentially Sensitive” Nuclear Subs with Foreign National (VIDEO)

                • #118404

                    So it looks like we will be invaded with MORE foreigners ….

                    Per Leo Hohmann: “Up to 1 million Gaza refugees looking for new homes and U.S. is first to raise its hand”

                    A watcher posted

                    Just finished an article by Leo Hohman about how Congress is already talking about bringing a million refugees in from Gaza. This country is so over. If I would have had the means I would have left here years ago. I know that you’re not going to be able to get away from this garbage it’s just so sad to watch my country crash and burn like this even though we deserve it


                    Another person said

                    Palestinians belong in Jordan where they came from

                    – Fair Use –

                  • #118568
                    Patricia N.

                      Robert F. Kennedy Jr. Comes Out in Favor of Reparations:

                      Independent presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy Jr. departed from his usual moderate posturing by coming out in favor of reparations.

                      Kennedy favoring reparations may be a politically strategic move to pull support from President Joe Biden, who has remained silent on the issue.

                      Kennedy said that he supports using federal tax dollars to “rebuild black infrastructure” like banks and businesses. He also supports “direct redress payments or tax credits” as opposed to blanket cash giveaways.



                    • #118851
                      Patricia N.

                        Is the Switch Near? Governor Gavin Newsom Has Surprise Meeting With China President Xi Jinping:

                        Governor of California Gavin Newsom had a surprise meeting with China President Xi Jinping on Wednesday.  After the meeting concluded Newsom told a group of reporters that his discussion about fentanyl with Xi were “remarkably positive.”  The governor is on a weeklong tour of China where he will push for climate cooperation.

                        Days before his trip to China, Newsom stopped in Israel to meet up with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and visit a hospital in Tel Aviv.

                        Newsom’s multiple diplomatic foreign meetings is a clear sign the Democratic Governor is eyeing a future presidential run run either in 2024 or 2028.

                        Is the Switch Near? Governor Gavin Newsom Has Surprise Meeting With China President Xi Jinping (VIDEO)


                      • #119024
                        Patricia N.

                          Speaker Mike Johnson Tells Hannity: ‘Go Pick Up a Bible’ and ‘Read It’:

                          Newly elected Speaker Mike Johnson isn’t a tough man to figure out. Nor is he scary, except to those who don’t have the best interest of the United States at heart. Johnson lives by the teachings of the Bible, pure and simple.

                          He also wants the best for this nation. This makes him an enemy of the Democratic Party and the establishment media, who ultimately want the opposite and have been working hard to meet that goal.

                          Johnson’s sudden promotion is a sign of failure to the left. It signifies their inability to oust God from society and shows them to be the liars that they are. The threat he poses is matched by the vicious words the Democratic National Committee used to welcome Johnson onto the scene, calling him an anti-abortion, MAGA extremist at the start.

                          Neither are foundational principles. The word of God is sacred to Johnson. He lives and breathes it with complete and utter sincerity. And that didn’t just begin yesterday. He’s done so for his entire life. Name one Democrat in politics that you could say the same about. Most only mention God as a means to deceive, in my opinion, and that’s even tough for them to do.

                          Curiosity about him at an all-time high, Johnson shared the yardstick by which all issues could be measured. “I am a Bible-believing Christian. … Go pick up a Bible off your shelf and read it – that’s my worldview. That’s what I believe, and so I make no apologies for it.”

                          Charlie Kirk described this perfectly in a comment made on social media. “Mike Johnson believes what nearly every Founding Father believed. This is not radical, fringe, or scary. This is what built the entire world you live in. His worldview is the basis of our entire civilization, which is exactly why the media is trying to discredit and destroy it.”

                          True to form, the following statement made by Johnson years ago was shared in Mediaite Thursday: “Your race, creed, and sex are what you are, while homosexuality and cross-dressing are things you do,” he wrote in a 2005 op-ed. “This is a free country, but we don’t give special protections for every person’s bizarre choices.”

                          Now, with an evangelical Christian sitting third in line to the presidency, Democrats are panicking, enlisting the establishment media to get to work.

                          Speaker Mike Johnson Tells Hannity: ‘Go Pick Up a Bible’ and ‘Read It’

                        • #119028

                            Excellent! GO, Mike Johnson!

                          • #119162
                            Patricia N.

                              Viral Trend: Kids Dressed Up as Creepy Joe Biden on Halloween (VIDEO):

                              As the season of ghosts, goblins, and ghouls descends upon us, it’s common to see children don costumes representing their heroes and pop culture icons. However, this Halloween saw an unexpected trend: children dressing up as creepy Joe Biden.

                              Several videos of kids dressed up as Joe Biden with latex masks have gone viral online, amassing millions of views. These are not straightforward portrayals meant to honor the alleged President. Far from it. The children’s enactments depict Joe Biden in a less than flattering light, highlighting his well-publicized gaffes and moments of weakness.

                              In one such viral video which garnered 4.4 million views on TikTok, a child dressed as Biden walks alongside others dressed as Secret Service agents. Suddenly, the child portraying Biden trips and falls.

                              Another video shows the same child dressed as Biden wandering around aimlessly, appearing to be lost while the ‘Secret Service agents’ are having a hard time assisting the confused Biden. Biden then tried to smell the lady recording the video.

                              Yet another video parodies Biden’s real-life tumble on the stairs leading up to Air Force One, with the teen taking a comedic spill while attempting to climb a staircase.

                              Viral Trend: Kids Dressed Up as Creepy Joe Biden on Halloween (VIDEO)

                            • #119202
                              Patricia N.

                                Congress Sneaks Through $34,000 Pay Raise for Itself:

                                Bidenflation apparently isn’t a worry to many members of Congress who are taking advantage of a $34,000 “pay raise” that they voted for themselves through an internal rule change that avoided the political backlash of openly allocating themselves more money, according to a new report.

                                The added money comes through housing and meal subsidies, the report said.  The change happened just as the Democrats were about to lose their majority to the GOP.

                                “Democrats quietly tucked a provision into internal House rules that grants lawmakers access to an optional $34,000 annual subsidy to pay for their Washington, D.C., housing and meal expenses,” the report explained.

                                So far, 113 Democrats and 104 Republicans have taken at least some cash, costing taxpayers a combined $1.4 million.  Just for the first half of 2023.

                                “Recipients of these funds include at least 17 millionaire Democrats, including Rep. Katie Porter, who reported a net worth of up to $1.8 million in her latest financial disclosure, and House Minority Whip Katherine Clark (D., Mass.), who boasts a net worth of up to $13.5 million,” the report charged.

                                Then-Rep. Mo Brooks, R-Ala., had opposed the pay raise.  “You can have a good public policy debate on whether congressmen should be paid more in order to attract a better bunch, and you could have a reasonable debate on inflation adjustments, but it really ought to be done in public,” Brooks said. “That’s my biggest beef, that it was a clandestine secret.”

                                Congressional rules allow lawmakers to expense up to $258 a day in lodging and $79 per day in meals – without having to submit receipts.

                                Report: Congress Sneaks Through $34,000 Pay Raise for Itself



                              • #119208

                                  And the fires of hell continue to increase as it awaits these greedy power hungry self serving narcissists.  Mad

                                • #119223

                                    There should be a creation of some outside congressional representative-overseeing-agency who decides if they get any raise ever, dependent on what work they have accomplished – or not – for The People! Any raises found to be “snuck” in; recinded and paid back. Heaven will be such a welcome relief from the division of darkness!



                                  • #119347
                                    Patricia N.

                                      Update: ‘Coding Error’ in Voting Machines Blamed For Votes Flipping in Pennsylvania:

                                      A ‘coding error’ in the voting machines caused the votes to flip in several districts in Northampton County, Pennsylvania.

                                      Voting machines went down in Palmer Township, Bethany Wesleyan Church in Lehigh Township, College Hill Presbyterian Church in Easton, and at the Allen Township Fire Hall on Tuesday.

                                      “Northampton County Elections Office reports an issue with the recording of votes only for the races for retention to the Pennsylvania Superior Court, affecting Judge Jack Panella and Judge Victor P. Stabile,” a press release from the Northampton County Elections Office read.

                                      Voters were asked to decide whether Pennsylvania Superior Court Judges Jack Panella and Victor Stabile should be retained for additional 10-year terms. The “yes” or “no” votes for each judge were being switched because of the error, said Lamont McClure, the Northampton County executive. If a voter marked “yes” to retain Panella and “no” on Stabile, for example, it was reflected as “no” on Panella and “yes” on Stabile.

                                      McClure said voters first noticed the error on the printed voting records produced by the touchscreen machines.

                                      Update: ‘Coding Error’ in Voting Machines Blamed For Votes Flipping in Pennsylvania

                                    • #119387
                                      Patricia N.

                                        BREAKING: Unhinged Judge Engoron Under Scrutiny for Allegedly Posting Half-Naked Photos of Himself to High School Alumni Newsletter He Controls:

                                        In a not-so-surprising twist in the presiding judge’s life of the ongoing sham Trump trial in New York City, unhinged Judge Arthur Engoron has taken to an unconventional pastime—posting half-naked photos of himself on an alumni newsletter he oversees.

                                        Research group Marco Polo first reported this revelation.

                                        Engoron, a Wheatley alumnus from 1967, is responsible for curating the Wheatley Alumni Association Newsletter, which updates and connects past graduates with memories, news, and obituaries.

                                        According to a post on Marco Polo’s X account, Judge Engoron has used this platform to share more than just school spirit.

                                        It was in this very issue that Judge Engoron chose to include a “BonusTorsoPhoto,” a peculiar addition that showcased a malnourished torso, presumed to be his own. This unconventional editorial choice has left many questioning the appropriateness of such content in a school alumni newsletter.

                                        These images, intended to flaunt muscle gains, instead cast a shadow of doubt over the judge’s judgment.

                                        BREAKING: Unhinged Judge Engoron Under Scrutiny for Allegedly Posting Half-Naked Photos of Himself to High School Alumni Newsletter He Controls (VIDEO)

                                      • #119392

                                          When I saw that online earlier today, it repelled me!
                                          Reminding me of where others have gone before….!!
                                          Maybe not guilty of the same, but too close for comfort.



                                        • #119393

                                            instead cast a shadow of doubt over the judge’s judgment.

                                            Reminds me of the judge in the movie And Justice For All from back in the late 70’s. Jack Warden plays a nutso judge in the movie. It shed an interesting light on the judicial system and some of the weird player in high places.

                                          • #119436
                                            Patricia N.

                                              Joe Manchin says he will not seek re-election, hurting Democrats’ hope of retaining Senate control:

                                              Democrat Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia announced Thursday that he would not be seeking re-election in 2024.

                                              “I believe in my heart of hearts that I have accomplished what I set out to do for West Virginia,” said Manchin in a statement.

                                              “I have made one of the toughest decisions of my life and decided that I will not be running for re-election to the United States Senate, but what I will be doing is traveling the country and speaking out to see if there is an interest in creating a movement to mobilize the middle and bring Americans together,” he added.

                                              The announcement means Democrats will have to fight to keep the seat from a majority Republican state just to retain their control of the U.S. Senate.

                                              Manchin’s statement also led to speculation that he was considering a third-party presidential campaign. NBC News quoted a source close to Manchin’s office that appeared to confirm the speculation.

                                              “Nothing is off the table,” said the person. “No specific decisions have been made other than a commitment to find a way to change the country’s political dialogue.”


                                            • #119486
                                              Patricia N.

                                                GOP Rep. Gallagher: Newsom Knows S.F. Is Bad, But Cares About Xi More than Residents:

                                                On Saturday’s broadcast of the Fox News Channel’s “Fox & Friends,” House Select Committee on the Chinese Communist Party Rep. Mike Gallagher (R-WI) reacted to clean-up efforts in San Francisco ahead of the APEC trade summit — which China’s Xi Jinping is expected to attend — by stating that the clean-up efforts are an admission that politicians in the state like California Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) “know San Francisco is an embarrassment and they don’t care about their residents, they only care about impressing Xi Jinping.”

                                                Gallagher said, “Well, let’s start with Newsom. That’s too ridiculous to let go by uncommented. But — for years, San Francisco residents have had to put up with rampant homelessness, open-air drug use, assaults, and feces-lined streets, all in the name of some twisted progressive notion of equity. But, suddenly, when a genocidal Communist dictator comes to town, the ideas of equity suddenly vanish and the streets get cleaned up. That’s very weird. What kind of message does that send? It means California politicians like Gavin Newsom know San Francisco is an embarrassment and they don’t care about their residents, they only care about impressing Xi Jinping. If it weren’t so sad, it would actually be funny.”


                                              • #119541
                                                Patricia N.

                                                  Democrats Want to Throw ‘Bidenomics’ into the ‘Dumpster’:

                                                  Democrats would reportedly advise President Joe Biden to “heave” so-called “Bidenomics” into the “dumpster” after polling shows just 14 percent of voters say Biden has made them better off.

                                                  “Attempting to make voters believe something they don’t is folly. Attaching your name to that strategy borders on masochistic,” Martin wrote of Biden’s economic moniker. “At a time when people are paying more for housing, gas, and groceries, focusing on job growth and the unemployment rate is ineffective.”
                                                  A survey recently found that the president’s “Bidenomics” policies are not working for even a quarter of Americans, according to a poll by Financial Times-University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business.


                                                • #119551
                                                  Patricia N.

                                                    It Happened Again: Dallas County, Texas ES&S Pollbooks Add Hundreds of “Checked-in Voters” on Their Own in Real-Time as Polls Close:

                                                    In November 2022, The Gateway Pundit reported that a Dallas County polling location randomly began to increment voters on the ES&S ExpressPoll pollbooks.  As the polls were getting ready to close for the November 8th, 2022 election, poll workers in Dallas County noticed that their E-Pollbooks were adding hundreds of checked-in voters at a time.  This took place sporadically for about 15 minutes, with all of the devices settling on inflated numbers.

                                                    The Gateway Pundit received an exclusive video showing that it happened again in Dallas County.  On the Nov. 7th election, as polls were getting ready to close, poll workers noticed their ES&S ExpressPoll E-Pollbooks acting in almost the same behavior as 2022:  hundreds of votes were added over the course of 15-20 minutes as they were beginning to prepare to close the polls.

                                                    The poll book in the video should have had 182 voters, however, the machine randomly began to add more and more voters until finally displaying “1,377 voters checked in”, or 1,195 more voters than should have been displayed.

                                                    It Happened Again: Dallas County, Texas ES&S Pollbooks Add Hundreds of “Checked-in Voters” on Their Own in Real-Time as Polls Close

                                                  • #119587
                                                    Patricia N.

                                                      Coke Gate — Secret Service Found DNA from White House Cocaine Baggie:

                                                      The Secret Service reportedly found DNA from the cocaine baggie discovered in the White House on July 2 after the agency said it was unable to identify who smuggled the drug into one of the most secure buildings in the world.

                                                      The reported DNA raises questions about if Americans were told the truth when the Secret Service alleged no fingerprints or DNA turned up on the baggie found in a “lobby” at the White House.

                                                      According to a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) filed by Fox News’s Jesse Watters Primetime, an envelope with three tubes of DNA, which Watters says came from the baggie, is in the possession of the Secret Service. Watters said the FOIA request shows the DNA tubes are in a vault for preservation.

                                                      “Secret Service has responded to Primetime’s FOIA over the White House cocaine investigation,” Watters posted on X. “We now know they’ve been lying to you about everything. After telling us they didn’t find any DNA and destroying the bag of coke, the documents tell us there’s three tubes of DNA that they didn’t destroy.”

                                                      “They did find DNA on the baggie- it was processed and moved to an evidence vault for preservation. They now have an insurance policy,” he said.


                                                    • #119637
                                                      Patricia N.

                                                        JUST IN: Former First Lady Rosalynn Carter Dies At 96:

                                                        Former First Lady Rosalynn Carter died with her family by her side at her home in Plains, Georgia on Sunday, according to a statement by The Carter Center. She was 96.

                                                        The wife of the 39th President of the United States died after she was admitted to hospice care on Friday.

                                                        “Rosalynn was my equal partner in everything I ever accomplished,” President Carter said. “She gave me wise guidance and encouragement when I needed it. As long as Rosalynn was in the world, I always knew somebody loved and supported me.”

                                                        She is survived by her husband, her four children, 11 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.
                                                        The Gateway Pundit reported recently that the former first lady was in hospice after being diagnosed with dementia.

                                                        JUST IN: Former First Lady Rosalynn Carter Dies At 96

                                                        • #119646

                                                            This kind of shocks me that he outlived his wife since he seemed the sickly one with having cancer and other ailments.  And they were seen in Sept in a Georgia Peanut Parade … they both actually looked pretty good.  I didn’t realize she was suffering from dementia.  Hopefully she was a believer … does anybody know more about them on a personal level?

                                                        • #119652

                                                            He used to be the governor of Georgia back in the early 70’s. My class did a field trip to the state capitol building to meet Jimmy. He was a very nice man. I have always understood that both he and Rosalynn were devout Christians. Here is an interesting article from The Conversation regarding Jimmy’s faith:

                                                            How Jimmy Carter integrated his evangelical Christian faith into his political work, despite mockery and misunderstanding
                                                            Published: February 27, 2023 8.24am EST
                                                            Lori Amber Roessner
                                                            Professor in the School of Journalism and Electronic Media, University of Tennessee

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                                                            “I am a farmer, an engineer, a businessman, a planner, a scientist, a governor, and a Christian,” Jimmy Carter said while introducing himself to national political reporters when he announced his campaign to be the 39th president of the United States in December 1974.

                                                            As journalists and historians consider Carter’s legacy, this prelude to Carter’s campaign offers insight into how he wanted to be known and how he might like to be remembered.

                                                            After studying Carter’s presidential campaign, presidency and post-presidency for years, which included examining more than 25,000 archival documents, media sources, oral histories and interviews, I wrote “Jimmy Carter and the Birth of the Marathon Media Campaign.” Along the way, I had the opportunity to interview former President Carter in October 2014, when we discussed his life, his presidency and his legacy.

                                                            Based upon this experience, one observation is certain – Carter was a man of faith committed to a vision of the nation that aligned with his views of Jesus’ teachings.

                                                            A campaign cloaked in a message of love and justice
                                                            In the fall of 1975, after his initial announcement failed to elicit much national attention for his candidacy, the still relatively unknown Georgia governor published the campaign biography, “Why Not the Best?”

                                                            Within the book, he told the story of his wholesome childhood on his family’s peanut farm in Archery, Georgia, and of achieving his childhood dream through his appointment to the Naval Academy in 1943.

                                                            He wrote of his dedication to his family as a loyal son, husband and father and his duty-bound career transition to manage his family-owned peanut farm, warehouse and store after his father Earl Carter’s premature death from pancreatic cancer in 1953. He also shared his lifelong commitment to community and public service.

                                                            Moreover, he offered himself as a public servant who could bridge the chasm between the American people and the government that had emerged after the revelations of presidential corruption amid Vietnam and Watergate.

                                                            “Our government can and must represent the best and the highest ideals of those of us who voluntarily submit to its authority. In our third century, we must meet these simple, but crucial standards,” he wrote in the campaign biography.

                                                            Though Carter cloaked his campaign in Jesus’ teachings about love and justice, most national reporters did not give Carter’s faith much attention until he became the Democratic Party’s front-runner in advance of the North Carolina primary in 1976.

                                                            ‘Lust in my heart’
                                                            When national reporters finally turned their attention to his faith, what campaign director Hamilton Jordan referred to as Carter’s “weirdo factor,” the evangelical politician acknowledged that he had “spent more time on my knees in the four years I was governor … than I did in all the rest of my life.”

                                                            Carter continued to share his understanding of the gospel with journalists and their audiences in a plain-spoken manner, even though it was not always advantageous to his political fortunes. For instance, after continued probes about his faith that summer from Playboy Magazine correspondent Robert Scheer, Carter launched into a sermon on pride, lust and lying that would haunt him later.

                                                            “I try not to commit a deliberate sin. I recognize that I’m going to do it anyhow, because I’m human and I’m tempted … I’ve looked on a lot of women with lust,” Carter, believing he was off the record, said in attempting to clarify his religious views. “I’ve committed adultery in my heart many times.”

                                                            Carter referred to Matthew 5:28, the biblical passage in which Jesus shares this interpretation of the Seventh Commandment, with the words: “But I say unto you, That whosoever looketh on a woman to lust after her hath committed adultery with her already in his heart.”

                                                            Uninterrupted, Carter continued his salty explanation of the verse: “Christ says don’t consider yourself better than someone else because one guy screws a whole bunch of women while the other guy is loyal to his wife.”

                                                            “We have heard Jesus’ words all our lives ever since we were 3, 4 years old, and we knew what it meant,” Carter later explained to me. “But, obviously, the general public, when I said, ‘lust in my heart,’ that was a top headline, it looked like I was – like I spent my time trying to seduce other women. Rosa(lynn) knew that wasn’t true.”

                                                            Though Carter’s comments were “on solid theological ground,” according to many people of faith, up-and-coming leaders of the religious right, such as televangelist Jerry Falwell, castigated Carter. And, in the end, many folks agreed with well-regarded columnist Mary McGrory – the interview “should have been an off-the-record conversation with God, not one taped by Playboy.”

                                                            Crisis of confidence
                                                            Despite the erosion of support among the emerging religious right after the Playboy gaffe, Carter remained steadfast in his commitment to his Christian values and a faith-inspired vision for the nation that advanced human rights at home and abroad. He called it a “new beginning.”

                                                            Carter beseeched his American brethren to chart a new course during his inaugural address in January 1977: “Our commitment to human rights must be absolute, our laws fair, our natural beauty preserved; the powerful must not persecute the weak, and human dignity must be enhanced.”

                                                            Carter had achieved what Time magazine hailed as one of the most astonishing “political miracles” in the nation’s history because of his rapid ascension from a virtual unknown politician to the presidency. But many citizens, suffering from an emerging crisis of confidence in the American dream and faith in its institutions and leaders, had already begun to tune out Carter’s political sermons about the looming energy crisis, stagflation and international conflicts.

                                                            Moreover, in the coming years, they would become indignant toward the man who had condemned the corruption of his predecessors and promised to never tell a lie on the campaign trail, yet remained loyal to one of his oldest advisers, the Office of Management and Budget Director Bert Lance, who was accused of unethical banking practices.

                                                            Long-lasting commitment to public service
                                                            In the end, Carter stood accused of failing to live up to his campaign promises from the vantage point of many American citizens amid domestic crises and foreign conflicts.

                                                            Amid news coverage of these events and his dwindling public support, Carter lost his reelection campaign, and his administration was hailed by many journalists, political insiders and average Americans alike as a “failed presidency.”

                                                            Nevertheless, Carter remained committed to his religious convictions. “I have spoken many times of love, but love must be aggressively translated into simple justice,” he invoked his audience when he accepted the Democratic nomination in July 1976.

                                                            For the remainder of his life, he attempted to model the translation of Jesus’ love into action through his life of public service. His post-presidential commitments involved The Carter Center’s initiatives of fighting disease and seeking international peace and his private efforts of building homes for Habitat for Humanity and teaching Sunday school.

                                                            In the end, Carter will leave this world with only one acknowledged regret: “I wish I’d sent one more helicopter to get the hostages and we would have rescued them and I would have been re-elected,” he said referring to the April 1980 military rescue attempt of the 53 U.S. hostages held by Iranian revolutionaries.

                                                            In Carter’s final days, his words from his presidential farewell address, which remain true today, are worth remembering:

                                                            “The battle for human rights – at home and abroad – is far from over. … If we are to serve as a beacon for human rights, we must continue to perfect here at home the rights and values which we espouse around the world: A decent education for our children, adequate medical care for all Americans, an end to discrimination against minorities and women, a job for all those able to work, and freedom from injustice and religious intolerance.”

                                                          • #119660

                                                              All well said, and they are brother and sister in the Lord. She with the Lord now. I have heard the belief publicized by many over the years, that where he fell short and failed in their eyes, was his presidency. What he had right was that he knows the Lord.



                                                            • #119699
                                                              Patricia N.

                                                                Bombshell: Biden Pentagon Exposed for Buying Russian Fuel Oil, Evading Wartime Sanctions:

                                                                A blistering exposé from The Washington Post is casting new aspersions on the oversight — or lack thereof — stemming from President Joe Biden’s administration.

                                                                “Forbidden Russian oil flows into the Pentagon supply chain,” the ominous, exclusive report warned readers right off the bat.

                                                                The Motor Oil Hellas refinery on the Aegean Sea in Greece is at the center of this Washington Post investigation, and the company stands accused of continuing to pump Russian petroleum in spite of those 2022 sanctions.

                                                                The common practice of mixing oil from various countries of origin at refineries (before they’re sent out again) also has reportedly allowed the proliferation of Russian oil.

                                                                The paper trail that The Post said it dug up directly links Biden’s Pentagon to this compromised product, as “federal contracting data” revealed that the government entity signed nearly $1 billion worth of new contracts with Motor Oil Hellas since the wartime sanctions were enacted last March.

                                                                The Post also noted that since February 2022, a million barrels of jet fuel from Motor Oil Hellas have gone to various entities in Italy, France, Spain and Britain — with those first two countries being founding members of the EU.  All of these entities effectively stand accused of purchasing sanctioned oil via a middleman.

                                                                Bombshell: Biden Pentagon Exposed for Buying Russian Fuel Oil, Evading Wartime Sanctions – Report

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                                                                Patricia N.

                                                                  Weakness: Biden National White House Christmas Tree Toppled:

                                                                  A giant gust of wind reportedly toppled the U.S. National Christmas tree on Tuesday, just days before its scheduled lighting ceremony with President Joe Biden.

                                                                  Reports showed that a giant crane had been employed to put the toppled tree back into its upright position. Typically, the trees are in the ground but, according to @rawsalerts, they had to be cut down this year due to a fungal outbreak.

                                                                  “The National Christmas Tree, where President Joe Biden was scheduled to deliver the Christmas tree lighting, has been toppled over after a significant gust of wind occurred, according to the National Park Service,” said @rawsalerts on X. “The incident on the White House Ellipse, and crews are actively working to carefully lift and secure the tree back into place. The National Park Service is currently evaluating the condition of the National Christmas Tree. Officials at the National Park state that the show will still go on as scheduled on Thursday.”


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                                                                  Patricia N.

                                                                    Bidenomics: Big Mac Extra Value Meals Selling for $18, Up $10 from 2018:

                                                                    A Big Mac burger, a medium beverage, and a medium fry meal now costs 18 dollars in some locations, up $10 from 2018 when former President Donald Trump was president.

                                                                    The skyrocketing costs could impact the 2024 election, as the soaring inflation under President Joe Biden reflects poorly on his economic plan of so-called “Bidenomics.”

                                                                    The Big Mac Value Meal’s price increase is just one example of continued inflation, the New York Post’s editorial board reported.


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                                                                    Patricia N.

                                                                      BREAKING: Henry Kissinger Dead at 100:

                                                                      Former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger has passed away.  He was 100 years old.

                                                                      Kissinger, a Jewish refugee from Nazi Germany, reached the pinnacle of the American political establishment and in turn became an unlikely household name. He was secretary of state and national security adviser under two Republican presidents, Richard Nixon and Gerald Ford, and advised powerful leaders in both American political parties for decades.

                                                                      Kissinger’s detractors denounced him for the central part he played in expanding U.S. military involvement in Vietnam, bringing a wide-scale bombing campaign to Cambodia and supporting brutal regimes in Argentina, Chile, Indonesia and Pakistan. Kissinger’s most vociferous opponents labeled him a war criminal, and some called on him to face charges at the Hague.

                                                                      BREAKING: Henry Kissinger Dead at 100

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                                                                        Paul R

                                                                          I can’t help thinking that there was a very special reception awaiting him as he crossed the great divide…

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                                                                            I’m actually surprised he died … I expected him to make it thru part of the tribulation.   Can you imagine spending your whole life planning for this  global godless utopia and the day before the big event kicks off with COP28 … he passes?   The timing of his death is intriguing.  Will they put his funeral on hold since many will be in attendance in Dubai … or will they still have heads of state staying behind to attend it?   In the 1970’s this one evangelist would visit our church often for revival/prophecy meetings and I recall him linking Kissinger as the false prophet cause the pope’s back then weren’t that vocal/outspoken like they are today and everyone thought the rapture was going to happen back then with the Hal Lindsey Late GREAT Planet Earth book,  the Thief in the Night film, “I wish we all been ready” song, etc.

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                                                                          Patricia N.

                                                                            What Supreme Court Ruling? Joe Biden Emails 800,000 Borrowers About Student Loan Debt Relief to Buy Their Votes Next Year:

                                                                            The Biden regime is not letting the Constitution get in the way of buying off young voters who have soured on him.

                                                                            Axios reported that Joe Biden sent an email Tuesday afternoon informing more than 800,000 student loan borrowers about student loan debt relief. This means the so-called president has forgiven $127 billion in student loan debt for 3.5 million borrowers so far.

                                                                            According to Axios, here is what the email states:  I hope this relief gives you a little more breathing room.

                                                                            I’ve heard from countless people who have told me that relieving the burden of student loan debt will allow them to support themselves and their families, or move forward with life plans they’ve put on hold.

                                                                            I’m proud that we were able to give borrowers like you the relief you earned. I promise you that as long as I am President, I will never stop fighting for hardworking American families.”

                                                                            Biden’s email also requests that recipients share how the bailout will impact them. He then blames “errors and administrative failures” for the shortcomings of the student loan forgiveness process.

                                                                            What Supreme Court Ruling? Joe Biden Emails 800,000 Borrowers About Student Loan Debt Relief to Buy Their Votes Next Year


                                                                          • #119975

                                                                              I can’t help thinking that there was a very special reception awaiting him as he crossed the great divide…

                                                                              Paul, what do you mean? thank you

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                                                                              Patricia N.

                                                                                Biden Says That Prices Are Still Too High so Companies Should Just Lower Them:

                                                                                Joe Biden has apparently noticed that the price of everything is much higher on his watch than a few years ago. He is now asking sellers to just lower their prices.

                                                                                As a viral commercial once said. That’s not how this works. That’s not how any of this works.

                                                                                Companies don’t lower prices just because inflation is politically inconvenient for the president and his party.

                                                                                Biden Says That Prices Are Still Too High so Companies Should Just Lower Them

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