Well hello there!

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I know, you’re probably wondering why would what I think be important. After all, we have more than our fair share of news sources. But, we’ve also discovered that said sources have forgotten what their purpose is-to keep the people truthfully informed of what’s happening (operative word: truthfully). This includes local, state, U.S., and world news and everything else.

This past year, We the People have been marinated in Yellow Journalism and outright fake news. We couldn’t believe a word we read from the mainstream media. As a result, the alternative news sources have been experiencing exploding viewership.

I stopped writing last year because I was so disappointed in what used to be called journalism. And I really don’t want to write for anyone again. I want to do my own thing.

So back to why does what I think matter. It matters because my thoughts are formed through observation, experience, and research. I look at both sides and play my own devil’s advocate.

The worst that could happen, even if you don’t agree with me, is that I make you think. I’m not looking to convince or convert. Who knows, you might even get a chuckle or two.

Why I Don’t Celebrate Easter (and still love God… and still believe in the death, burial, and resurrection of Messiah)

Christina Chronicles

It’s true… I don’t celebrate Easter.
And, yep – I still love and serve my Creator…
Oh… And I still believe in the death, burial and resurrection of the Messiah.

It has nothing to do with an aversion to celebrations, worship, food, fellowship…
or even chocolate…
but it has everything to do with Who I worship and what He desires.
Here are some of the reasons why I no longer celebrate Easter.

– Reason #1: The origins of Easter
Often, talking about the origins of anything can be a very touchy subject …
but it is one that should not be so easily avoided, ignored, rationalized or even spiritualized…
particularly, when it pertains to worshiping and having a relationship with The One True God.

Once upon a time, Easter was adamantly NOT observed by Believers.
In fact, Easter was observed looooong before Messiah even came to Earth…
and it wasn’t…

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Hollywood’s hubris problem

 

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The term hubris is defined as excessive pride or self-confidence.  Other descriptive words are arrogance, conceit, haughtiness, pride, self-importance, egotism, big-headedness, and cockiness.  While these definitions could be applied to many, I’m going to focus on those who occupy moviedom’s Mount Olympus – Hollywood.

Hollywood has positioned itself as the unequivocal authority on everything. From why illegal immigrants should be allowed to stay and given benefits to why women should be able to abort their full-term pregnancies to speaking against the misnamed Muslim “ban” to why Trump should not be president.

Every day one of these individuals, who get paid obnoxious sums of money for pretending to be someone else, decides to give us peon citizens their unsolicited opinion. Not only are they misinformed but are also biased, hypocritical, generally hateful, and they somehow believe that they are better than the rest of us.

While I understand the frustration of us average Americans, unfortunately, I have to say that we created the monsters. We told them that they were special. How? By placing them on pedestals. By hanging on every word they utter. By making them role models and emulating them. By overpaying to see them, hear them and watch them. Amid all the artificial glamour, we forgot that they are just people who happen to act for a living. Where would they be without makeup and special effects? Why are they any more important than the brain surgeon or the special ed teacher or the single mom? They’re not. But somewhere along the line, they convinced us they were.

The recent Women’s March on Washington tell us a lot about the influence of Hollywood. That American women look up to and follow the lead of Madonna, “Yes, I’m angry, yes, I’m outraged, yes I have thought an awful lot about blowing up the White House, but I know that this won’t change anything,” and Ashley Judd’s “I am a nasty woman” tirade, to women wearing vagina hats at a rally to gain respect for women, is alarming in its shear stupidity.

Then there’s the Golden Globe Awards. Along with the Oscars, it’s basically a very nice party for an industry that loves to give itself awards. This year it got quite political. The Grande Dame of Hollywood, Meryl Streep, who was given the Cecil B. DeMille lifetime achievement award, chose to school us on Donald Trump, not reminisce about her career as an actress. Of course, CNN reported it a “Breaking News,” not realizing a Hollywood star criticizing Trump is the opposite of breaking news.

A-list Hollywood celebrities have historically supported Planned Parenthood. Lena Dunham and Scarlett Johansson are two actresses who have been very outspoken about their support for Planned Parenthood. With the lifestyle of Hollywood, is there any wonder? But because these icons push their “right to choose,” women and impressionable girls think they must be right. After all, they’re celebrities!

But it’s not just the female side of Hollywood that suffers from a superiority complex. Even the men have gotten in on the act. Michael Moore has called for Trump to step down because he is a traitor with Russia. Yes, Michael apparently has all the inside scoop. Richard Geer compares him to Mussolini. Robert de Niro says Trump is “totally nuts.” This from a man who has convincingly played a psycho more than once. George Clooney said, “…like we’re going to ban Muslims from the country.” Guess who’s taken over his neighborhood?

As long as we keep giving them attention – remember, even bad publicity is publicity – and patronize their movies, Hollywood actors will continue to try to tell us what to do. We cannot change people, but we can change us. When we change, it forces others to interact with us differently. Power of the Purse works for us as well as Congress. Use it. Put Hollywood in its place.

 

Chicago: Muslims Protest In Massive Force

Quantum Liberty

Reminiscent of marches in Europe, thousands of Muslims protested in downtown Chicago, against America and Israel.  As seen in the video (above), this was a very well organized event.  Protesters carried, signs and waved flags representative of Iraq and Turkey.   What looked to be draped in a, Iraqi flag, was a coffin being carried by protesters.

Chants lead by a man over a loudspeaker included: “Muslim, Muslim don’t you cry…(inaudible response)”,  “Free, Free Palestine…(inaudible response)” along with other inaudible chants.  But regardless, the mood illustrated was a definite disdain with Israel and the United States.

We have learned and must acknowledge that Jihad comes in many forms and fashions.   As evidenced in this video, Jihad has definitely come to Chicago, Illinois

To further understand why massive protests are beginning now and have not been a notable occurrence in the past, we must first understand the ideology, when…

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When adults become bullies

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Merriam-Webster describes a bully as a blustering, browbeating person; especially one who is habitually cruel, insulting, or threatening to others who are weaker, smaller, or in some way vulnerable.

Over the past few years bullying has been on the rise in our schools with some episodes ending with the victim’s suicide. Kids attacking other kids. The biggest culprit here is the ridiculous “zero tolerance” rules school districts have. It actually encourages bullying. Kids need and should be able to defend themselves.

However, bulying has been kicked up a notch-several in fact. For as of November 21, bullying came of age. And adults have decided that a 10-year-old boy is fair game. Not because he is personally deserving of the ridicule, but merely because of who his father is-Donald Trump.

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Rosie O’Donnell took the first shot by asking the question, “Is Barron Trump autistic?” during the showing of an anti-bullying video. (Oh, the irony!) She thought he “showed signs” during his father’s campaign. So that made it OK to put this child on blast? After being threatened with a lawsuit by Melania Trump, Rosie offered an apology aka damage control.

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Taking her cue from Rosie, SNL’s Katie Rich decided to bash the 10-year-old by tweeting, “Barron will be this country’s first homeschool shooter.” BTW-Barron is not homeschooled but attends regular school. Rich apparently thought this was hugely funny. She immediately regretted her lapse in judgement and also offered an apology.

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The next bully was Comedy Central contributor Stephen Spinola. Spinola tweeted Friday morning, the morning of President Donald Trump’s inauguration, that his 10-year-old son Barron looks like a “date-rapist-to-be.” And one tweet wouldn’t be enough. He had to follow with a second tweet saying he hoped Barron would rape his mother. “I don’t want my mother to get raped, but if she does I hope it’s by Barron Trump,” he wrote. “Small pp [sic] would be painless and we’d win lots of money in court.” Even Comedy Central was trying to distance themselves.

As bad as the Woman’s Rights March was with all the vulgarities, at least they were all adults. When rhetoric was thrown it was face to face with people who could handle it.

What has been happening to Barron Trump is totally different and inexcusable. How full of hate and insecurity do you have to be to attack an innocent little boy who has done absolutely nothing to you? And the things being said go way beyond mean. They are lewd and cross the line even for an adult, let alone a 10-year-old boy.

If you continue to watch and support these shows and individuals, what does that say about you? The fact that it keeps happening shows that we still have a long way to go and that the sickness isn’t isolated to just Capitol Hill. But if not checked, it will spread just like any disease. The best thing is to nip it in the bud quickly. Better still, don’t let it even get started.

Oh, word of advice. You might think mama bears are dangerous, but President Trump may not be a papa bear you want to poke.

Do we have what it takes?

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I have been pondering many questions this morning. IF America is given another chance, what-if anything- will we change? “Make America Great Again” – what exactly does that mean? Wealth and power? Will we be more prudent in whom we put into office? Will we exercise the authority we hold as We the People and demand accountability? Will we be less greedy? Will businesses return to the original concept of the free enterprise system-making a “fair” profit-instead of gouging the consumer? And if not-will we refuse to buy or use their product until they do? Will we finally say “NO” to political correctness and immorality? Have we finally learned what are actually the important things in life? Are we ready to do what it takes to make a true change? Will we reverse the course we’re on before we lose everything? Or are we just doing damage control?