Tuesday, September 18, 2018

That's what he said

“We had a good saying that we’ve held firm to to this day, which is: What happens at Georgetown Prep, stays at Georgetown Prep. I think that’s been a good thing for all of us.”
— Brett Kavanaugh, quoted by Politico, in a 2015 speech at Catholic University.

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More Chinese Proverbs by Ivanka Trump

By Karen Chee   June 13, 2018

In a tweet posted on the eve of the summit, the president’s daughter and adviser Ivanka Trump quoted what she called a Chinese proverb: “Those who say it can not be done, should not interrupt those doing it.” The problem: The Chinese proverb may not be Chinese at all. While some have traced it to the early 20th century, others say it was simply made up.—The Atlantic.

Family is more important than all else—neighbors, good friends, democracy, less good friends.

One shall endorse feminism when it is good for woman, and that woman is me.

Many wise men say that fiction can be more real than fact, so do away with facts.

Those who are rich deserve it. Those who are poor deserve it. In this way, we are all equal.

How can one know where the country of Uzbekistan is, if one cannot risk having that question in one’s search history?

When making clothes, make them in China. Then pretend they are American.

Open eyes to see one’s beautiful children, then close eyes as other children are torn from their families.

For those who are women, remember the value of sisterhood, unless one’s sister is Tiffany. Then forget it.

One is very serious about wondering where Uzbekistan is, and one would sincerely appreciate an answer.

Always look beautiful, for one never knows if one may be seen by one’s father that day.

If one wishes to sound wise, but that is not in one’s wheelhouse, fabricate something and pretend that it is a Chinese proverb.


10 Signs You’re Actually Following TRUMPianity Instead of CHRISTianity


In the Era of Trump’s America, I must admit that I hardly recognize the very people who raised me. I was brought up by the Religious Right, and went on to become a faithful foot soldier for the cause of conservative Christianity and right-wing politics until my mid 30’s. However, long gone is their commitment to the values they tried to instill in me, and so much else that once consistently encompassed their collective identity.

Sadly, my old tribe seems to collectively struggle to realize they’ve done exactly what they spent the entire Left Behind series warning me not to do: they have fallen in line behind a worldly leader who arose to power during a time of “wars and rumors of wars,” who did so by falsely pretending to be a Christian, but who would ultimately lead them to follow an entirely new religion.

To help my former right-wing family out, here’s the top 10 signs you’re now following TRUMPianity instead of CHRISTianity:

10. You spent 8 years criticizing every move of Obama, but the minute Trump was sworn in you started telling everyone that “Christians should respect the president” and that being “divisive” is a sin.
Remember the you of two years ago? That’s okay, because I do– and you certainly didn’t seem to believe that Christians should “respect the president” or that being politically divisive was any sort of sin.

Here I am recalling you taught me that, “sin is always sin” and doesn’t change just because culture changes. Huh!

9. You think, “but we’re a nation of laws” somehow trumps biblical teachings on how immigrants are to be treated.
You didn’t expect me to forget all of those years where you taught me that the Bible is the “final authority for all matters of living,” did you?

Good, because I didn’t– but it certainly sounds like you did. I’m reminded every time you dismiss what the Bible teaches about the treatment of immigrants with, “But, but… we’re a nation of laws!”

I thought you’d said, “We have a responsibility to follow God’s law, not man’s law!” just a few weeks ago. Silly me!


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