Media Uses Biden to Push Catholic Church Left

2021 January 31
by bc3b

I figured that Sunday would be the ideal day for this thread.

The media is working to portray Joe Biden as a devout Catholic and make his positions (strongly pro-abortion, gay marriage, etc.) to be the positions of mainstream Catholics. This has become a tactic by most of the mainstream media which, as always, is in lockstep. Nothing like a woman named Boorstein lecturing Catholics on what we should believe.

Joe Biden and Nancy Pelosi are “one  hour a week” Catholics who leave their faith in the pews when they exit church. Yet both attempt to portray themselves as highly religious and devout, much like the Pharisees and scribes in Jesus’ day.

The two greatest enemies of the Catholic Church in 2021: Francis and Joe Biden (in that order). The secular and left-wing Catholic media is #3.

The Washington Post has published another glowing essay fawning over Joe Biden’s purportedly “devout” Catholic faith as a source of healing for America.

Joe Biden presents the image of “a devout, churchgoing liberal,” writes Michelle Boorstein in Tuesday’s article. “The country will soon observe for the first time a president who goes to Mass every Sunday, plus on Catholic feast days, and sprinkles conversation casually with scripture, religious hymns and references to religious history.”

Ms. Boorstein notes, on the other hand, that millions of U.S. Catholics “don’t even see him as a legitimate Catholic at all, because of his support for abortion access and LGBT equality.”

Nonetheless, “Biden could redefine what it means to be a Catholic in good standing,” Boorstein proposes hopefully, since his version of Catholicism is “less tied to doctrine.”

“Millions of Americans hungry for a faith focused on healing and inclusion will embrace it — especially on the left, where believers have felt trampled by the religious right into nonexistence since the 1970s,” she states.

Boorstein quotes Villanova University professor Massimo Faggioli in suggesting that Biden’s willingness to thumb his nose at Catholic teaching is “unapologetic.”

“Joe Biden is a Catholic in the public square who doesn’t take lectures from bishops about what being Catholic is about. This is totally new,” Faggioli said.

Boorstein’s hagiographic essay paints Mr. Biden as a healer, while trashing President Trump as a serial executioner with a “laisser-faire” approach to the coronavirus pandemic.

Ms. Boorstein’s puff piece joins a growing list of left-wing panegyrics to Mr. Biden’s Catholicism that have appeared on CNN, in the Jesuit-run America magazine, NPR, and again in the Washington Post, among others.

The central thrust of all of these essays has been to downplay the importance of Catholic teaching in favor of religious sentiment and symbolism. A willingness to flout Catholic doctrine — even on the most serious issues — has been depicted as a mark of strength, rather than of rebellion and disunity.

Hat tip: Breitbart

Pope Francis – News, Research and Analysis – The Conversation – page 1

Here’s Dopey and Grumpy. Where are the other five dwarfs?

70 Responses leave one →
  1. 2021 January 31 11:56 am
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    bc3b permalink

    For those who don’t read columns:

    Catholic Church #1 enemy: Francis
    Catholic Church #2 enemy: Joe Biden
    Catholic Church enemy #3: the media
    Catholic Church enemies #4 – #10: current cardinals and bishops

  2. 2021 January 31 12:26 pm
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    gnqanq permalink

    Luke 17: 1-2
    Now He said to His disciples, “It is inevitable that stumbling blocks come, but woe to one through whom they come! It is better for him if a millstone is hung around his neck and he is thrown into the sea, than that he may cause one of these little ones to sin.

    For Pedo Joe, Franky, Nasty Nancy and the rest of that bunch – I believe they are beyond redemption. There comes that point when even God is done with you. These reprobates have been doing and promoting evil for decades. And even worse (if you can imagine it) they promote that God is good with it.

    What profit a man to gain the whole world BUT lose his soul.

    Sucks to be you Pedo Joe.

  3. 2021 January 31 12:27 pm
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    PresidentRonaldPaul permalink

    Silver is going to boom

    https://www.apmex.com/

    Look at the message at the top of apmex page. They quit welling physical this weekend entirely.

  4. 2021 January 31 12:31 pm
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    PresidentRonaldPaul permalink

    This could be gamestop all over again.
    Metalbugs to finally win?

  5. 2021 January 31 12:32 pm
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    PresidentRonaldPaul permalink

    Imagine what WSB could do to the palladium or rhodium markets lol.

  6. 2021 January 31 12:34 pm
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    PresidentRonaldPaul permalink

    I own 10k digital etf silver and 10k of a junior miner. And about 5-10k physical. Wish i had gone more in on silver lol.

    At this point you probably own it or are already behind the curve to bother getting in on it.

    If anything just buy palladium for the next fiasco once WSB rolls on to the next raid.

  7. 2021 January 31 1:02 pm
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    drdog09 permalink

    PRP,

    My metal supplier has the same message banner. Not taking any orders till this evening. I assume they are waiting to hear what the London open is since they are ahead of us. Have about 8k physical. Never had a taste for the etfs.

    Unless WSB triggers some bigger players to come along they might find the silver short squeeze harder to pull off. Silver position is short but I did not expect anything till end of year and that still might hold. But I won’t complain if I can sell high and then buy on the drop and increase my holdings.

  8. 2021 January 31 1:10 pm
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    drdog09 permalink

  9. 2021 January 31 1:11 pm
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    PresidentRonaldPaul permalink

    Ive never seen physical silver sellers do that before. Something is broken i think it’s going to roar.

    Im not going to bother paying something ridiculous for silver monday but the palladium market is much smaller. Rhodium etf’s are in accessible unless you live in Europe.

    I cant imagine why palladium wouldnt be the next target silver goes parabolic.

  10. 2021 January 31 2:02 pm
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    JimNorCal permalink

    With the GameStop example perhaps enough people will bet it’s not too late to get in LOL
    We’ll soon see …

    Maybe this is the next big action, not a boycott? “Burn it down”

  11. 2021 January 31 3:08 pm
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    mpt permalink

    Look at the message at the top of apmex page. They quit welling physical this weekend entirely.

    Is it gone now? I’m not seeing anything.

    Something is broken i think it’s going to roar.

    If there is indeed a short squeeze on silver anywhere near what happened with GME, it could really screw up the economy as it is a real commodity with uses across many industries. In various forums, I’m seeing people claim that it’s not the hedge funds exposed to silver shorts, but rather the large investment banks and their exposure makes the hedge funds look like pikers. No idea if this is true or not. I guess this may be another interesting week.

    …the palladium market is much smaller. Rhodium etf’s are inaccessible unless you live in Europe.

    Wouldn’t a parabolic spike in silver push across to all metals?

  12. 2021 January 31 3:42 pm
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    PresidentRonaldPaul permalink

  13. 2021 January 31 4:07 pm
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    mpt permalink

    Lincoln project a pedophilia group?

    And they all seemed so upstanding…

  14. 2021 January 31 4:14 pm
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    bc3b permalink

    Another company to add to the boycott list: General Mills

    https://www.msn.com/en-us/sports/more-sports/tommie-smith-gets-his-own-wheaties-box/ar-BB1ddiIt

    Wheaties went back 53 years to p!ss us off. Kellogg’s is no better. That leaves Post and store brands

  15. 2021 January 31 5:18 pm
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    gnqanq permalink

    Some real life info.

    Two weeks ago (Jan 17) I ordered 2 rolls of dimes from AMPEX (my choice of vendor – good guys). The price was about $100.00 to $101.00 per roll. Over on AMPEX’s site, a roll of dimes is going for $131.92 a roll, currently. That is approximately a $30.00 increase. A roll of dimes has approximately 3.5 ounces of silver. That is approximately a $10.0o per ounce increase.

    Just FYI.

  16. 2021 January 31 5:23 pm
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    bc3b permalink

  17. 2021 January 31 6:01 pm
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    mpt permalink

    Twitter suspends Christian group…

    They should wear it as a badge of honor.

    Hmmm, is there an opportunity in “Banned by Twitter” swag?

  18. 2021 January 31 6:08 pm
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    justrand permalink

    MPT…people would buy that!

  19. 2021 January 31 6:12 pm
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    justrand permalink

    Hundreds of thousands of people died needlessly. The media will sweep this under the carpet too

    https://www.theepochtimes.com/how-the-hydroxychloroquine-scandal-wrecked-america-and-the-world-along-with-it_3679350.html

  20. 2021 January 31 7:35 pm
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    drdog09 permalink

    Silver is trading $1 higher than Friday on the HK exchange. London futures have only move .10c which does not make any sense. My metals supplier has updated their banner —

    “*** EXTREME DEMAND ALERT: We are not taking any further silver orders until mid-Monday morning, but gold is still available for sale now! To reduce extended shipping delays, our current order minimum is $1,000 and maximum is $10,000. ***

  21. 2021 January 31 7:42 pm
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    drdog09 permalink

    19,

    Some are projecting that 100m people wordwide may die of starvation this year due to crop losses last year.

  22. 2021 January 31 9:15 pm
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    JimNorCal permalink

    MPT is right, of course, that warning is gone. I saw it earlier.
    The new warning at APMEX is this
    “Due to the increased volume of orders, we are currently expecting a 1 – 3 day delay in processing times. ”

    Kitco.com/market says Silver up $1.07 and Gold $13.30.

  23. 2021 January 31 9:16 pm
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    JimNorCal permalink

    General Mills (and Kelloggs’s) have been on my list for years now. They both provided “grieving rooms” for Hillary supporters in 2016 and showed their partisan nature in other ways too.

  24. 2021 January 31 9:17 pm
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    JimNorCal permalink

    PRP: “Lincoln project a pedophilia group?”

    It is my understanding that ALL Dem front groups are pedo groups.

  25. 2021 January 31 10:00 pm
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    PresidentRonaldPaul permalink

    The Lincoln Project is actually a rebranding of the McCain-Palin campaign.

    All of its founders were his advisors for the presidential run, and Weaver was McCain’s closest advisor in 2008.

    The McCain campaign was likely doing the same activities.

  26. 2021 January 31 10:08 pm
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    PresidentRonaldPaul permalink

    The alternative view of the GME fiasco

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v2O6lXZ4rkI&feature=emb_logo

  27. 2021 January 31 10:39 pm
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    PresidentRonaldPaul permalink

    Ill look at the risk range of silver tomorrow if I get time during trading hours to see where we are at, but if it’s top of the risk range I’ll be selling some (won’t be HODLing)

  28. 2021 February 1 1:59 am
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    JimNorCal permalink

    PRP, do you go with hodl as an amusing misspelling of “hold” or an acronym for Hang On for Dear Life?

  29. 2021 February 1 5:01 am
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    drdog09 permalink

    So for the silver mavens in the group. After the #WSB crowd has had their fun, wiped the shorts (maybe, I still believe its a rough nut to crack), what is anybody’s guess of the settlement price will be? Low 30’s??

  30. 2021 February 1 5:04 am
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    drdog09 permalink

  31. 2021 February 1 5:30 am
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    As if the CC wasn’t\hasn’t already been running to the left for 2 decades?

  32. 2021 February 1 5:41 am
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    14 – Yeah I already gave up cheerios a year ago for raisin bran… but I bet post will be next.
    17 – Yup twtr is a joke.
    19 – Another outlet that will probably be deplatformed soon enough.
    21 – Most to be blamed on the rona you can bet some how, certainly none will be blames on the insane reactions to rona that probably contributed to some of those failures.

    LP – no surprise, notice the lack of outrage, real and faux, particularly such of what you know would happen if this was a disfavored bunch.

  33. 2021 February 1 6:12 am
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    drdog09 permalink

    Hell now I am seeing $35+/oz on silver.

  34. 2021 February 1 7:02 am
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    justrand permalink

    Good article, which echoes what we’ve been saying for some time. Anyone still clinging to the Pollyanna viewpoint that “things will swing back…they always do”, is utterly delusion. The Left spent decades accumulating this POWER, and now they have it…AND the ability to maintain it indefinitely once they pack SCOTUS, add four more Senators, and eliminate the filibuster. Then the “Digital Kristallnacht” the author writes about will be a REAL one.

    from the article:
    ==> “The cabal of Big Tech, the Deep State, and the progressive/socialist party is for all practical purposes ignoring and curtailing the Bill of Rights. At this time, the Thought Police appear to be winning. This “Digital Kristallnacht” by Big Tech oligarchs is moving forward without impediment. By the way, where is the American Civil Liberties Union? Where is the ACLU when it actually comes to basic liberties? They are strangely silent. Since the controversial Election of 2020, The left has “disappeared” citizens, outlawed free association, cancelled books, had people fired or made them unemployable because they thought or voted in a different way. This new regime has actually discussed publicly, re-education camps. Publishers are being threatened.

    https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2021/02/the_political_storm_ahead.html#ixzz6lEBaoyWW

  35. 2021 February 1 7:38 am
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    35 – TBH I didn’t think there was going to be any swinging back after the 2008 election, and for the most part… I’d be interested in arguments that there was any in meaningful form.

  36. 2021 February 1 7:50 am
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    bc3b permalink

    KH #36 –

    The difference between 2010 and 2022 is the Dems have turned voter fraud into an art form.

  37. 2021 February 1 7:50 am
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    justrand permalink

    KH, the only “swinging back” that occurred was the aberration of Trump getting elected. Hillary had her foot on the gas pedal and the bus pointed at the cliff…and then got told she wasn’t gonna be the bus driver.

    The Left will NOT make that mistake again.

  38. 2021 February 1 7:59 am
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    justrand permalink

    Read a few articles this morning re. silver prices…and they all attribute the rapid rise in price to a “Reddit-type” event.

    For all I know there is some truth…but I think most folks are like me, and buying silver ahead of our currency collapsing.

    A couple days ago Janet Yellen said: “I do not believe that there will be another financial crisis for at least as long as I live.”

    Now either she is terminally ill…or she was LYING. Her statement was just like having the pilot of the commercial airliner you’re on say: “There is no cause for alarm.”…as you watch FLAMES shoot out of the engine outside your window seat.

  39. 2021 February 1 8:02 am
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    https://summit.news/2021/02/01/trumps-afghanistan-troop-withdrawl-scrapped/

    Why you don’t do things only in the final 6mo if you’re serious (and also not firing people who are ignoring orders and feeding you bs) cause assholes will just delay and ignore you till the next fker comes along.

  40. 2021 February 1 8:09 am
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    37 – It already was an artform to them, they just perfected it some more (2018 being test run of that) and refused to get caught slacking at all again – ever, ie no matter if they think they’re far ahead they will do “whatever it takes” to insure it regardless because 2018 (and 2016 and before) proved, even if you get “caught” it doesn’t matter 98% of the time, and even if it does and you win you can take care of those who might be caught after the headline dies (assuming there is even a headline allowed), so there is ZERO down side to trying everything and anything.

    38 – Wasn’t even a swing back, it was 4 years of trying to hold the line where it was mostly, few areas where one could argue there was a little turn back were mainly via ex-o and those are poof now or will be poof soon enough.

  41. 2021 February 1 8:13 am
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    Eph permalink

    41

    Some might say there was no “swing back” whatsoever. Not even “hold the line”

    Trump started all this welfare nonsense

    The King is back~!

  42. 2021 February 1 8:14 am
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    Eph permalink

    The end is near folks!

    We have 8 days to prepare…

  43. 2021 February 1 8:18 am
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    justrand permalink

    Been reading a lot in the last few days about “Black Swan” events…and am convinced the Democrat/Socialisy cabal looked at the 2008 financial meltdown as a “Black Swan” event, and realized they could engineer one any time!

  44. 2021 February 1 8:30 am
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    drdog09 permalink

    Well the next black swan is a twofer — debasement of the USD causing inflation out the wazoo and a real estate crash in all sectors. We lived thru it as young adults — stagflation.

    47% of the economy, 60% of the jobs are being hollowed out. It will all come to a serious conclusion right before midterms. Biden* will get a new nickname — Silent Cal. Nor will $2k checks save you when a BigMac is $10, and gas is $8.

  45. 2021 February 1 9:05 am
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    PresidentRonaldPaul permalink

    #28
    both
    I like calling them HODLers

  46. 2021 February 1 9:30 am
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    justrand permalink

    The Nazis prosecuted at Nuremburg should’ve simply said:
    Hey, I hardly knew that Hichler, Hitlet, or whatever his name was. I guess he did some bad stuff, eh?”Case Dismissed!

    https://hotair.com/archives/ed-morrissey/2021/02/01/conway-hey-barely-knew-guy-founded-lincoln-project-co-wrote-anti-trump-op-eds/

  47. 2021 February 1 9:46 am
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    fight on permalink

  48. 2021 February 1 10:35 am
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    Eph permalink

  49. 2021 February 1 10:50 am
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    bc3b permalink

    Happy Black History Month!!!

    I keep forgetting if Irish History Month is June or July.

    Stay tuned Eph. I’m sure there is a Jewish History Month too. The woke just can’t remember which month it is.

  50. 2021 February 1 10:54 am
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    bc3b permalink

    Eph #51 –

    CNN stopped reporting the weekly Afghanistan casualty as soon as Obama took office.

    Biden criticized Trump for not having a plan to combat COVID-19. Biden claimed he had a plan. Now he admits that he has no plan. “It just has to run its course.”

  51. 2021 February 1 11:02 am
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    Eph permalink

    52 BC,

    No time for that!

    We only have 6 days left!!!

    (Maybe more if I dont receive those James Taylor CDs in thr mail)

  52. 2021 February 1 11:12 am
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    JimNorCal permalink

    Wait, what is this event n 6 days (maybe 5?)

    Basically, universal basic income and extended to illegals.
    This is my CongressDolt, Ro Khanna. Before this, I had a Japanese-American that FDR sent to the camps during WWII when he was young but later became a flaming Dem.
    http://www.capoliticalreview.com/capoliticalnewsandviews/democrat-lawmakers-call-for-recurring-stimulus-payments-in-coronavirus-relief-bill-illegal-immigrants-included/

  53. 2021 February 1 11:16 am
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    JimNorCal permalink

    Moar humor.
    At least I hope so….
    http://www.capoliticalreview.com/capoliticalnewsandviews/eber-sustainable-farms-rehabilitation-center/
    “Study of the principles of the Constitution: This class was canceled. I was told this document was out dated and no longer relevant.”
    “Once in power Harris surmised that being a Republican amounted to being a hate crime. To rehabilitate what was described to be “acute mental illness”, I along with other conservative malcontent writers were sent to the Sustainable Farms Rehabilitation Center for treatment.”

  54. 2021 February 1 11:21 am
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    JimNorCal permalink

    Forget if I posted this already (sorry) but there was a mind-bending headline in the San Jose paper. I think once you believe in Global Warming, you start doing crazy stuff like

    1) outlawing cars,
    2) requiring dense housing so that people don’t need cars and can use mass transit instead, and
    3) outlaw natural gas appliances.

    San Jose Mercury News, Jan 31
    Council mulls change in housing density
    City task force overwhelmingly supports idea of eliminating single-family zoning

    Again, this is not satire. At least not intentional satire.

  55. 2021 February 1 11:43 am
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    justrand permalink

    Jim, more dense housing means they don’t have to erect as many “Big Brother is Watching YOU!” signs

  56. 2021 February 1 11:44 am
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    JimNorCal permalink

    What do you think? Continue the MeWe group? Complain to management? Leave?
    https://bigleaguepolitics.com/mewe-goes-big-tech-authoritarian-opts-for-political-censorship/

  57. 2021 February 1 11:48 am
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    Eph permalink

    59 Jim,

    Thats priceless

    Im guess Parler (sp?) Does the same

    If they ever get back online

  58. 2021 February 1 12:32 pm
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    bc3b permalink

    JR #35 –

    The Left spent decades accumulating this POWER, and now they have it…AND the ability to maintain it indefinitely once they pack SCOTUS, add four more Senators, and eliminate the filibuster. Then the “Digital Kristallnacht” the author writes about will be a REAL one.

    The left’s capture of the country started with John Dewey’s ideas being accepted by the education community in the late 1800s – early 1900s. Watergate was the impetus that transformed journalism into propaganda. Eisenhower admits that Warren and Brennan were his greatest mistakes. Like COVID-19 was an unexpected “blessing” to the left in the 2020 election, so has the left’s control of social media – something John Dewey could have only dreamed of.

  59. 2021 February 1 12:35 pm
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    Eph permalink

    Is Sean Hannity still on Foxnews?

  60. 2021 February 1 12:38 pm
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    drdog09 permalink

    Give me the word and I will pull us out of MeWe.

    Talking of Parler. Saw a blurb that they are still looking for hosting services. For the life of me ‘why’? If the lightbulb has not gone off that you need to build your own, well then I have no pity for thee.

  61. 2021 February 1 12:42 pm
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    bc3b permalink

    justrand –

    Jim, more dense housing means they don’t have to erect as many “Big Brother is Watching YOU!” signs

    That’s why the government would appreciate it if we – and those who think like us – all move to John Galt Blvd. in Omaha. It will be easier to round us up.

    And, yes, there is really a John Galt Blvd. in Omaha.

  62. 2021 February 1 1:01 pm
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    bc3b permalink

    JimNorCal and drdog09 –

    Like many in the tech industry, perhaps the people controlling MeWe would rather be “respected” by the correct people or perhaps they have seen what the operators of parler are going through and want to avoid the same fate.

    It’s obvious that if they are kicking “Stop the Steal” posters off, they have a spying system in place.

    Big League Politics is great site.

  63. 2021 February 1 1:17 pm
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    bc3b permalink

    Even five years ago, who would have dreamed we’d be using an email service with servers in Switzerland to preserve our privacy and avoid being spied on?

  64. 2021 February 1 1:31 pm
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    drdog09 permalink

    Looks like the #WSB crowd won. GME shorts have dropped by 35m shares. There are only 69+M shares outstanding. They did not reach the $1000/share they were touting but they routed the hedgers handsomely.

  65. 2021 February 1 1:59 pm
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    Eph permalink

    67

    Could be $2 by Friday

  66. 2021 February 1 2:18 pm
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    justrand permalink

    drdog, let me try and get MeWe to “censor” me…if they do then we’re outa there! 👿

  67. 2021 February 1 8:01 pm
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    59 – Leave. I complained by deleting my account and saying why in the form they provide on exit.
    62 – Thankfully I actually don’t know?
    66 – Lots of people.

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