RU Smarter Than the Squawk Squad?

Are you smarter than a frosh congressperson?

Four progressive congresswomen who believe their mandate is to continue the Obama legacy of “transforming America” are pushing their party so far to the left, it’s in danger of reshaping the Democrat Party as a keto-free Cuba (low carb savings with lots of high fat government spending.)

Affectionally labeled “The Squad” by the mainstream media and “The Squawk Squad” by real journalists, its members include: 

  • Somali immigrant and anti-Constitutionalist Ilhan Omar who immigrated here as a teen and now pines for the peace and tranquility of her native Somalia;
  • Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, a former Brooklyn bartender who became a socialist because she likes using social media;
  • Rashida Talib, a Palestinian from Michigan who can out-cuss the entire U.S. Navy and pledged to impeach President Trump her first day in Congress, and;
  • Ayanna Pressley, the newest squad member who says we need to beg forgiveness from those coming here illegally for detaining them during processing.

True or false: Minnesota Democrat Representative Representative Omar, who allegedly committed immigration fraud by marrying her gay brother, along with passport fraud, campaign fraud and tax fraud by claiming to be married to someone else while married to her brother, recently warned President Donald Trump, “I am fighting corruption in OUR country?”

True or false: New York Democrat Representative Alexandria Ocrisis-Catastrophe said this: “I think that there’s a lot of people more concerned about being precisely, factually and semantically correct than about being morally right.”  

True or false: Michigan Dem Representative Rep Rashida Talib said this: “Concern for ‘national security’ has introduced unprecedented insecurity to living in the United States as a legal permanent resident.” Translation: It’s making illegals permanently living here illegally anxious.

True or false:  Rep Omar once referred to the 9-11 terrorist attack that killed 3,000 people as “something” that “some people did?”

True or false:  Rep Omar recently told attendees at a Philadelphia conference: “I believe, as an immigrant, I probably love this country more than anyone that is naturally born,” she added.

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Multiple choice: Michigan Democrat Representative Talib illegally listed her father’s Detroit address on her candidate application, which according to her own father was a lie.  In truth Ms. Talib lives with her family in:

a) The Gaza Strip

b) The Serengeti

c) Dearborn

d) Tel Aviv

Multiple choice: Ayanna Pressley is Massachusett’s first black female U.S. Representative and the newest member of the Squeak Squad.  What exactly is “The Squad?”

a) A quartet of women of color who thinks everything is all about them;

b) An amateur Capella group that likes to sing the blues and howl at the president whether or not there’s a full moon;

c) Four elected representatives who are convincing registered voters that global whining is the biggest threat to American democracy;

d) All of the above.

Multiple choice: Who said the following: “Israel has hypnotized the world, may Allah awaken the people and help them see the evil doings of Israel?”

a) Louis Farrakhan

b) Joy Behar

c) Harvey Weinstein

d) Ilhan Omar

 

Multiple choice: Who recently said (ironically while standing in front of a mirror practicing their  “Squad” poses), “This is what racism looks like?”

a) The Average White Band

b) Alexandria Odoofus-Confirmed, Rashida “Palestinian Girls Just Want to Have #$%#! Fun” Talib, Ilhan “I Married My Gay Brother” Omar, or Ayanna “Diversity Diva” Pressley

c) The United Nations Human Rights Council

d) The Coca-Cola Polar Bear

Multiple choice: Which two people have a higher favorability rating than freshmen (er, salty freshwomen) Ilhan Omar (9 percent)and Alexandria Obother-Whatever (22 percent):

a) Loki and Thanos of the Avengers

b) Nancy Botoxi and Chuckles Schumer

c) Lex Luthor and The Joker of Justice League

d) Dr. Josef Mengele and Kermit Gosnell  

e) All of the above

The correct answers to today’s true/false and multiple choice questions should be obvious to regular readers of this blog.  To those who are new to Dean Riffs, just choose the opposite answer of what is regularly reported on CNN and MSNBC.

Thanks for reading Dean Riffs. Welcome to all those who love American liberty, free enterprise, and who believe God has blessed our country. 

Sources: USA Today, The Gateway Pundit 

Photo sources: grondamorin.com GOPUSA.com, theguardian.com

 

Copyright 2019, Dean A. George©

Nike Couldn’t Fill Betsy Ross’s Shoes

Colin Kaepernick may have once been a NFL superstar quarterback, but since 2016 and his refusal to stand for the national anthem, he is better known as a dissenting American “satriot.”

What is a “satriot?” A word I made up like Kaepernick and his ilk make up grievances.  A satriot is someone who think of themselves as an American patriot but they don’t have a leg to stand on – so to speak.

In other words, they “sit out” from participating in any activity that may be seen as patriotic and celebrates America.

For example, standing for the Star Spangled Banner.  Or respectfully observing patriotic holidays like the Fourth of July that honor America and give us reasons to unite as one people.

Another example of satriotism would be wearing socks that portray police officers as pigs.

Kaepernick recently took an image association test and Dean Riffs was lucky enough to obtain the results of the only Scat Francisco QB to lose a Super Bowl.

When shown an image of thousands of people standing for the Star Spangled Banner, Krapernick said he saw,  “Police oppressing black people and other people of color.”

Next Kraperniche was shown the original American flag consisting of 13 stars against a deep blue circle.  The former NFL QB who was benched after going 1-10 in his last season said he saw a racist symbol associated with slavery.

Considering Betsy Ross, the flag’s creator, was a devout Quaker, no one will mistake Kap Kangaroo as an American historian.  Quakers openly opposed slavery and Ross was known throughout Philadelphia as a fervent abolitionist.

Finally, Colinoscopy was shown an image of former slave and famous abolitionist Frederick Douglass meeting with President Abraham Lincoln in the White House.

“Sellout,” was the term Kaepernike used to describe Douglass. “Uncle Tom!” “Vanilla Ice wannabe!!” he spat out.

So here’s the deal: Nike pulled a holiday-themed shoe featuring a nice image of Americana based on the subjective opinion of a social justice soldier whose sole branding strategy is controversy and grievance.

Where thousands of potential customers saw a nostalgic, patriotic special-edition pair of kicks,  many will now view the Betsy Ross flag pulled by “woke” Nike as a controversial symbol of racism and malice – thanks to Nike’s multi-million dollar spokesperson who sees minority oppression and social injustice wherever he looks.

Nice job, colic Collin.

What will Nike and their whiny spokesperson do when neo-Nazis, KKK members or normal Americans who they like to call “white nationalists” wear the Nike swoosh,  the “Just Do It” shirts and assorted Nike sneakers out in public? Or God forbid, at a Trump rally!

Are they going to give those they disagree with millions of dollars in free publicity by crying foul over the misappropriation of Nike apparel?

It will be karma to see them freak out when the Nike shoe is on the other foot.

Thanks for reading Dean Riffs. Welcome to all those who love American liberty, free enterprise, and who believe God has blessed our country. 

Sources: breitbart.com, townhall.com, cbssports.com, csmonitor.com

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Copyright 2019, Dean A. George©

Diversity is Fool’s Gold Patriotism

What’s the opposite of American exceptionalism? The Democrat party.

Whoops, that was a Freudian slip. What I meant to say was that the identity politics Democrats practice is antithetical to American exceptionalism.

For years liberals and progressives have preached the gospel of inclusivity and diversity. (I mention both groups to be more inclusive and diverse.)

From the left’s skewed perspective, what makes America great are our differences:  race, skin pigment, religion, biological gender (real or imagined), gender identity, (always imagined if different from biological gender), sexual orientation (often misguided), national origin and age .

On the other hand, conservatives believe subordinating those qualities that make us different and melding them into a synthesis of Americanism is what makes our country exceptional.

In a word, unity is the preferred ideal and the embodiment of American exceptionalism.

Having people of different backgrounds and ethnicities focus on a shared cause and purpose has always been the American way.  This is often referred to as the melting pot.

Liberals view America not as a melting pot, but as a smelting vat.

To listen to their messaging, the left believes celebrating our differences and favoring various groups over others is what makes America unique.

They regurgitate hackneyed responses accentuating those differences -Trump hates brown people and uses Central American children as kiddie caddies at his golf resorts – to create enthusiasm with Democrat voters but there’s a problem: their pandering is fool’s gold patriotism.

Comrade Bernie Sanders wants Medicare for all, free college tuition and forgiveness of over a trillion dollars in student debt.  Spartacus Booker and Kamala “Tupak” Harris want slave reparations.

Fauxahontas Warren wants tax reparations for gays because gay marriage was only legalized a few years ago.

Pete “No Mas Pence” Buttigieg wants to reverse the ban on transgenders in the military and “Hair Sniffer” Biden wants to legalize naps in the workplace.

The Democrat primary is becoming a game of who can give away more tax dollars to satisfy the most “gimmes” with their hands-out.

The problem for 2020 Democrat primary candidates though is there aren’t enough reparations, quotas, exemptions and set-asides to feed all the different tribes they’re hustling.

By the time the “gimmes” figure that out, the 2020 Democrat clown circus is going to implode on its own combustion.

Thanks for reading Dean Riffs. Welcome to all those who love American liberty, free enterprise, and who believe God has blessed our country.  For those who don’t, God bless you but there’s nothing here for you to see. 

Sources: TheMaddestTruth, Hansel Traven, Saturday Night Live, Blaze TV, The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, CBS News, The DC Shorts

Photo sources: InfoWars.com, ArtandResponse.com, thepatriot-welcome

Copyright 2019, Dean A. George©

Ocasio-Cortez Just Keeps Digging

Maybe Alexandria Occasionally- Conscious thinks she’s helping create shovel ready jobs, but every week she demonstrates again and again that she never knows when to stop digging.

The loquacious and polarizing acronym with two legs and a big mouth has spewed more nonsense her first six months in office than most congress critters utter their first two terms.

The latest from the woman who may have singlehandedly ended blonde jokes forever was equating detention facilities for migrants to “concentration camps.”

“The United States is running concentration camps on our southern border and that is exactly what they are. They are concentration camps. And, um, if that doesn’t bother you, I don’t, I don’t know, I like, we can have, okay whatever,” she concluded in her typical kamikaze syntax.

She then doubled down on her ignorance and insensitivity to Holocaust victims by tweeting this: “And for the shrieking Republicans who don’t know the difference: concentration camps are not the same as death camps. Concentration camps are considered by experts as ‘the mass detention of civilians without trial.’ And that’s exactly what this administration is doing.”

Let’s talk about what the congresswoman who thinks the Electoral College should be tuition free is doing when she compares border security to concentration camps:

*She’s insinuating the temporary incarceration of people voluntarily entering our country illegally before processing is the moral equivalent of shipping millions of people to their death in crematoriums for their faith.

*She’s insulting the families of Holocaust victims and survivors with an analogy that’s cruel and degrading.

*She’s demeaning border patrol agents, customs officials and ICE agents by comparing them to Nazi guards.

*She’s smearing the American people as callous and uncomprehending as to what’s happening at the border.

*She’s demonstrating yet again how obtuse and oblivious she is about history, language and the border crisis she has helped create because, like, she doesn’t believe in like, borders, okay?

If ignorance of the difference between a detention center and a concentration camp isn’t bad enough, the New York Congresswoman who’s IQ test came back negative seems blissfully unaware that any mistreatment of migrant families at the border rests squarely at the feet of her own party.

House Republicans have tried 15 times this year to secure $4.5 billion dollars specifically to “feed and shelter migrant families and unaccompanied children, fund urgent medical care and transportation, and pay for growing overtime cost for DHS men and women on the frontlines.”

Democrats have refused every time to provide the requested funding.

Memo to ACO:  Heaven has a wall and a big pearly gate, but hell is spacious and has open borders.  Just sayin’…

Thanks for reading Dean Riffs. Welcome to all those who love American liberty, free enterprise, and who believe God has blessed our country.  For those who don’t, God bless you but there’s nothing here for you to see. 

Sources: thefederalist.com, foxnews.com, townhall.com

Photo source: imgflip.com, ocasiomemes.com

Copyright 2019, Dean A. George©

Heaven’s New Angel Plays Piano

Recently I said goodbye to my first love.

Shortly after 2 pm on June 5th Peggy Joyce King was ushered in heavenly style to a new address way north of where she lived the past eight decades.

Mom was what used to be called a P.K. – Preacher’s Kid.  It was a title she wore with pride as an adult, although growing up it was never easy being a P.K.

Mom’s father was a Baptist minister that served a number of small churches throughout Indiana.

Grandpa used to say as a minister you went where you were called, and apparently he was called a lot because Mom went to seven different Indiana high schools over four years.

She attended schools everywhere from Kendallville and Auburn in northern Indiana, to Bunker Hill in north central Indiana, and a few others in between before the Rev. Raymond Finkbiner family settled in Wirt, a small community near the Ohio River town of Madison, Indiana on State Road 7.

Even though she met our father there, Madison was not her favorite stop on the Finkbiner Express.  That would be Kendallville, a small community 25 miles north of Fort Wayne.

What Mom said she most enjoyed about Kendallville was she wasn’t treated like a P.K., but just like any other kid.

What kid doesn’t want that?

It was at a small Baptist church in downtown Kendallville where Peggy Finkbiner first played piano for a church service at age 17.  That was the beginning of an unofficial calling that lasted roughly 65 years with Mom playing piano at various Baptist church services until her early 80’s.

Music was always a big part of her life and one of her favorite high school memories in Kendallville was going to a friend’s house on Saturday nights to listen to a Top 40 radio program featuring big band and swing music.

This was Mom’s rebellious period because her mother forbade her from listening to the radio show at home due to one of the sponsors being – gasp – Chesterfield cigarettes.

My sister Dee (DeDe to her big brother because “Deanna” was too phonetically challenging as a four-year-old) and I both love music today thanks to Mom – including those energetic, boisterous 40’s bands and possibly the best TV theme song ever: Peter Gunn.

Another legacy Mom left us was the joy of laughter.  She had an infectious laugh and once it got going her laugh was like the Energizer Bunny – it kept going, and going, and…

The officiating minister at her June 10th Celebration of Life service shared during his remarks he once saw Mom burst into a spate of giggling that lasted 20 minutes.  “I thought she was going to have a stroke,” he recalled with a smile.

Yes, Mom taught us to laugh and laugh often – “It’s good for what ails you,” she’d say.  And she was right!  Whatever Mom found funny, she knew that if she laughed, eventually the world would quit taking itself so seriously and laugh with her.

It couldn’t help itself!

As a long-time resident of the Otterbein Senior Community (formerly the Franklin United Methodist Home), we used to tell her that sharing joy and kindness was her personal ministry, and she should share it with other residents that might need a smile or encouraging word.

Happily she did and it was appreciated – by both residents and staff.  Several hospice workers and Otterbein staff have shared with our family how they looked forward to their visits with Mom because she was always smiling and laughing.

We also inherited our love of reading from Mom.  Until she was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s several years ago, she loved to read.

In elementary school I read almost every famous American biography the library had and she always had the time to listen if I wanted to share book insights with her.

Little did I know at the time she was prepping me for writing opportunities as a book reviewer.

My sister and I still enjoy reading, and while our first and second grade teachers taught us to read, it was Mom that encouraged it and cheered us on.

The most important thing we learned from our mother was to love God because He loves us.  One Christmas when we were young Mom and Dad gave us Bibles for Christmas.  DeDe’s was white and mine was black.

Wish I could say I still had that Bible, but thanks to Mom I know the wisdom and guidance written between those pages.

Because of the gospel story and God’s promise that eternal life is available to all who believe that Jesus is the Way, the Truth and the Life, we have the comfort at difficult times like these of knowing that our time apart from loved ones is just temporary.

Photo Collage – Dee Tracy

Mom believed and so do we that when we die, those that accepted Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior receive forgiveness of sins and the promise of eternal life.

Meaning that when we die we not only see Christ face to face, but also family and friends who preceded us.

This gave us comfort when Dad passed three Easters ago, and it gives us peace and grateful hearts today.

So Mom has a new address and a new heavenly mansion just for her.

She never lived in a mansion during her 87-plus years here, but it does our hearts good to know she is living in one now.

So this isn’t goodbye, Mom.  We’ll see you again, and until then, we know you’ll enjoy praising God, playing hymns of praise on the piano and laughing with family members and friends.

Please know you’ll forever be in our hearts and thoughts.  And save us one of your black walnut brownies, okay?

Thanks for reading Dean Riffs. Welcome to all those who love American liberty, free enterprise, and who believe God has blessed our country.  For those who don’t, God bless you but there’s nothing here for you to see. 

Copyright 2019, Dean A. George©

Liberal Lunacy is Just Beginning

During his campaign President Trump warned us we may get tired of winning.  I’m not even close to being tired of winning, but the president should have warned us just how unhinged the left would get when all the winning began.

If liberals and their kissing cousins the progressives are as unhinged as the examples below, what levels of idiocy and insanity can we expect once the declassified shinola hits the fan the next several weeks?

Lauren Underwood

Illinois Democrat Representative Lauren Underwood caused quite a stir this week when she blamed the Trump Administration for the death of illegal immigrant children being held at the border.

In a testy exchange with Acting Secretary of Homeland Security director Kevin McAleenan, she accused the Border Patrol of intentionally letting children die.

What’s remarkable is Rep. Underwood supports late term abortion and infanticide of babies here legally.  What’s even more remarkable is she is a licensed nurse. 

So tell us again who’s intentionally killing children?

After refusal to clarify her remarks, her comments were struck from the record but she went on Twitter to say this:

“For over a year, it’s been clear that policies at the border have harmed the physical and mental health of migrant children,” she said. “I believe, at this point, failure to change these broken policies based on that knowledge is intentional and unacceptable.”

I don’t know if nurses take a Hippocratic oath like doctors do, but accusing the administration of policies that encourage the death of children while supporting infanticide earns her hypocrite status par excellence – as a licensed nurse, as an elected representative of the people, and as a human being.

Alyssa Milano

They say that even a broken clock is right twice a day.   Actress/Loony activist Alyssa Milano struck one of those two times recently with her call for a #SexStrike.

 

In her tweet pushing for a #SexStrike Milano inadvertently made several pro-life points, including:

*Abstinence really works! It’s 100% reliable and reduces the number of abortions in direct proportion to the number of times its tried.                         

*Her campaign will mean fewer abortions since her audience is liberal women.  Liberal women are more likely to use abortion as a form of birth control and are much more likely than conservative women to get abortions.  

*Milano’s effort to defend abortion pre-birth and post-birth by discouraging copulation will cost Planned Butcherhood hundreds of thousands of dollars in lost business because, let’s be honest – abortion is their business.

Nancy Pelosi

Nancy Botoxi presents one of the best arguments anywhere for term limits. 

She stutters and stammers more than Barack Obama without a teleprompter – and that’s when she’s reading cue cards.

 

Advice for the Speaker of the House: 

Give. It. Up.  You’ve had a nice run, but when your subjects and predicates aren’t in the same zip code every time you open your yap, it’s time to pass the gavel.

Thanks for reading Dean Riffs. Welcome to all those who love American liberty, free enterprise, and who believe God has blessed our country.  For those who don’t, God bless you but there’s nothing here for you to see. 

Photo sources: abcnews.go.com, foxnews.com, C-SPAN

 

Copyright 2019, Dean A. George©

Big Tech Now Fact Checking Satire Sites

Facebook, Instagram and other social media monopolists are ramping up efforts to block conservative messaging before the 2020 election, but something funny happened with their ongoing efforts to curb our freedom of speech.

It isn’t the first time that the Big Tech speech police are explaining why they got caught fact checking a website devoted to satire.

It takes a real stroke of genius to fact check a website that illustrates absurdity by being absurd, but Facebook has managed to exceed irony expectations by fact checking a Christian satire site and warning its readers that the satire being flagged isn’t true. Duh!

Let’s get this straight.  Media outlets can broadcast and print rumors, innuendos and outright lies about the president and conservatives and that’s okay.

Intelligence agencies and federal law enforcement can use all manner of tools known to be illegal against a political candidate and president and that’s considered a routine investigation.

But a satirical website that openly promotes itself as parody and satire spoofs these same stories that are in the news 24/7, and that website can be flagged and banned from public view because visitors may not be able to distinguish the parody from the real fake news?

The room is spinning; I need to sit down.

According to Big League Politics, recently The Babylon Bee posted an article on freshman representative Ilhan Omar’s comments criticizing Israel for retaliating after Palestinians fired over 600 rockets into Israeli territory.

The Bee headline attributed to Omar read: “Ilhan Omar: ‘If Israel Is So Innocent, Then Why Do They Insist On Being Jews?'”

The article also quoted Michigan Democrat Representative Rashida Tlaib as tweeting, “It’s a very provocative region to insist on being Jews.  Couldn’t they find somewhere else to be Jews where it’s not so dehumanizing to the people around them?”

When a lawyer and political activist posted this article on Facebook, he was stunned to have it flagged as a HOAX ALERT by Facebook fact checkers LeadStories.com.

This isn’t the first time The Babylon Bee was fact checked by the Big Tech speech police.

In February 2018 the Washington Post reported that fact checker Snopes.com flagged the Bee when they published a farcical post about the Collusion News Network (CNN) buying an industrial strength washing machine to help “spin” the issues.

“The custom-made device allows CNN reporters to load just the facts of a given issue, turn a dial to ‘spin cycle,’ and within five minutes, receive a nearly unrecognizable version of the story that’s been spun to fit with the news station’s agenda,” the Bee reported.

Two things we’ve always known about liberals: 1) They have no sense of humor on issues involving themselves, and 2) They are more sanctimonious than James Comey in front of a mirror.

‘Oblivious to irony’ should be another character trait applied to the identity politics party.

Thanks for reading Dean Riffs. Welcome to all those who love American liberty, free enterprise, and who believe God has blessed our country.  For those who don’t, God bless you but there’s nothing here for you to see. 

Sources: bigleaguepolitics.com, babylonbee.com, washingtonpost.com

Photo Sources: theopinionator.com, nbcnews.com, behindthequest

Copyright 2019, Dean A. George©

Three New Tales from the Loony Left

It’s a fine line separating acute Trump Derangement Syndrome sufferers from leftists that are bat guano crazy on their own. Below are three recent examples:

Staying Abreast of Climate Change

Recently The Gateway Pundit reported on a climate change protester who glued her breasts to the ground in front of the Goldman Sachs building in London.

Forward Thinking Protester

According to reports she was part of a group protesting corporations’ “role in our collective suicide.”  Not sure what gluing her female anatomy to the pavement has to do with climate change and corporate greed, but guess it was the breast she could do.

Whatever your opinion on climate change, no one can say this woman didn’t have skin in the game.

Castigating Men for Abortions

Illinois Democrat State Representative Diane Pappas thinks she has found a clever way to prevent mass abortions: castrate men and charge to store their sperm until such time when they are ready to begin a family.

Illinois Democrat Rep Diane Pappas

“If we allowed men to be castrated, took the sperm to the bank, collected tax dollars on it for storage, then when it’s time, to have the man decide he’s ready to begin a family…well then problem is solved,” she said brightly of her abortion solution.

Talk about throwing the baby out with the bath water!

Ms. Pappas’ solution is a bit like pruning trees by chopping them down or getting to zero unemployment by outlawing work.

Thus far the only support for Ms. Pappas’ plan is from a Saudi Arabian transvestite soccer team and the gals on The View.

College Mascot Victim of Students Hatchet Attack

The student body at George Washington University recently voted to remove George the Colonial as the school’s mascot.

According to 54 percent of the student body voting on an issue generated by a petition containing just 500-plus signatures, George Washington isn’t considered inclusive enough to represent the school named for him.

George the Colonial Gets the Hatchet

Campus Reform reported that a GW Student Association senator said that “school spirit is something that should be based on equality.”  Because the general of the Continental Army, our first president, and the Father of our Country was a slave owner, he has been judged unworthy and persona non grata by today’s pajama-clad arbiters of morality.

It’s unknown how many students who voted to remove George the Colonial as mascot have burned their $1 bills with Washington’s image in protest, or why they may replace him with… a hippopotamus. I’m not kidding.

In my opinion a better choice as a GW mascot would be George Orwell or Tommy Taliban.  The former was a master at manipulating language as a weapon of mind control, and the latter believes in destroying anything they find offensive.

Thanks for reading Dean Riffs. Welcome to all those who love American liberty, free enterprise, and who believe God has blessed our country.  For those who don’t, God bless you but there’s nothing here for you to see. 

Sources: The Gateway Pundit, DuPage Policy Journal, Campus Reform

Photos courtesy of NetworkofNewsUK, Chicago Sun-Times, Breitbart

Copyright 2019, Dean A. George©

Democrats Say the Darnedest Things

Long before camcorders and America’s Funniest Home Videos, radio and TV personality Art Linkletter used to host a show called, “Kids Say the Darnedest Things.”

Today it is Democrat presidential candidates saying the “darnedest” things, and while some candidates are older than others, all are old enough to know better than to say the darnedest things they’ve been saying.

Bernie Sanders

America’s best known socialist Bernie Sanders has added another wacko herb to his socialism stew by supporting the right of murderers, rapists, violent offenders and terrorists to vote.

“I believe even if they are in jail, they’re paying the price to society, that should not take away their inherent American right to participate in our democracy,” he said recently.

What about those Americans permanently disenfranchised because they were killed by those Bernie wants to give the right to vote? Last I looked the right not to be murdered is an ‘inherent American right’ too.

Elizabeth Warren 

Everyone’s favorite Native American wannabe recently proposed forgiving the student loan debt of 95 percent of those owing on college loans.

When announcing her plan Lieawatha said it “helps millions of families and removes a weight that’s holding back our economy.”

But wait, does she speak with a forked tongue – again?

The Brookings Institution reports under Sitting Baloney’s plan, the majority of those benefiting from the loan forgiveness program would be the nation’s highest earners.

Specifically, the top 20 percent of the highest income households would receive about 27 percent of all annual savings, and the top 40 percent about 66 percent.

The bottom 20 percent of borrowers by income would get only 4 percent of the savings.

Why would Pocahontas devise a plan favoring the richest students? And what of those students saddled with debt before the launch of the Pocahontas Penury Plan? Will they be eligible for ‘tuition reparations’ or Starbucks gift cards?

Kamala Harris 

California senator Kamala Harris said at a recent town hall sponsored by CNN (Collusion News Network):

“There are people in Washington, D.C., supposed leaders, who have failed to have the courage to reject a false choice which suggests you’re either in favor of the second amendment or you want to take everyone’s guns away.”

She then promised that if Congress failed to act on gun control in her first 100 days as president, she would sign an executive order overriding the Second Amendment and forcibly take guns away from those she doesn’t think should have them.

Read my lips: When a Democrat says we need ‘common sense’ regulations and ‘reasonable gun safety laws’, that always means banning guns.

Only Kamala Harris or any of the other 300 Democrats running for president in 2020 would support the rights of prison felons and terrorists over the rights of legal gun owners guaranteed in the Second Amendment of the Constitution.

Couple their enthusiasm for prisoners’ voting rights with their publicly expressed support for infanticide, the Green New Deal and open borders and voila – Democrats have a winning platform!

Go and run on that platform Democrats – America will love you for it!

Thanks for reading Dean Riffs. Welcome to all those who love American liberty, free enterprise, and who believe God has blessed our country.  For those who don’t, God bless you but there’s nothing here for you to see. 

Sources: foxnews.com, Brookings Institution

Photo sources: LMG Flip, Hawaii News Now, National Review

Copyright 2019, Dean A. George©

The Theft of America’s Soul – Book Review

It doesn’t take a rocket scientist, a social scientist or the pseudo-scientists giving us just 12 years to change our carbon footprint to know that America is a much different country than it was 60 years ago.

The proliferation of abortion on-demand, opioid and drug addiction, suicide, alcoholism, divorce, mass shootings, gang violence, sexual slavery, rape, and child endangerment cases are just symptoms of a larger problem.

There is also society’s indifference of transgender and gay lifestyles, and alarming increases in pedophilia, bestiality, and Internet porn.

Are the social ills above symptoms of an even greater problem? Has America lost its soul?

Best selling author and patriarch of Duck Dynasty Phil Robertson thinks so, but like an Old Testament prophet warning the Israelites to repent and seek God’s forgiveness, in The Theft of America’s Soul (Thomas Nelson Publishing, 224 pages), Robertson doesn’t sugarcoat his prescription for what ails America and how to fix it.

Robertson is as direct as a GPS coordinate and unapologetic about his faith as the apostle Paul.  And in today’s walk-on-eggshells, hope not to offend, safe spaces environment, its like a breath of fresh air.

Robertson’s self-help book for America is divided into 10 primary chapters and a summary 11th chapter with his typically pointed observations.

The 10 primary chapters list a commonly held cultural lie and an absolute truth. For example:

Lie: God is Dead/Truth: God is not dead and never will be;

Lie: Truth is Relative/Truth: There is absolute truth and it comes from God;

Lie: Sex is for self-gratification/Truth: God created sexuality for His purposes and our good.

Robertson’s book is sprinkled with interesting anecdotes (including his personal experiences before finding God), fascinating observations and the politically incorrect bluntness that got him temporarily suspended from the A&E Network a few years back.

Brick by brick, the Duck Commander tears down the wall of deceit and duplicity secularism has built around American culture the past several decades and offers simple, proven truths that can bring back American harmony, purpose and unity.

To illustrate how pointed Robertson is when it comes to reaching others about Christ, he recalls in his book sharing the plan of salvation with Donald Trump for 15 minutes during the 2016 campaign, and reminds the president in its pages of his offer to baptize him.

“Mr. Trump, my offer to baptize you into Christ still stands.  You ready to move on it?”

Non-believers reading the book need to know that Robertson isn’t judging people, but rather warning how alluring temptation can be, how evil sneaks up on the unaware and ruins lives – like it almost torpedoed his marriage when his wife Miss Kay left with their three boys before his conversion because of his “drinking and whoring.”

Christians reading the book need to sit up straight because Robertson bluntly lays most of the blame for society rejecting God at churchgoers feet.

“The church has forgotten its purpose, forgotten we’re supposed to be carrying the truth of the Almighty out to the world,” he writes in Chapter 9 where he argues against church participation being kept separate from our public lives.

“We’ve withdrawn from government, allowed our faith to be squeezed out of public schools, let our voices be silenced in the workplace. See? Under pressure of the advancing secular age, we retreated to our church buildings as society around us descended into godless chaos.”

Phil Robertson may look and sound like an Old Testament prophet, but as someone who has never watched a single episode of Duck Dynasty or ever even been duck hunting, to me he’s a fearless and devout Christian who loves God, his family and his country.

He has witnessed and preached in prisons, sporting goods stores, to political candidates and Duck Dynasty fans and baptized hundreds of people calling on him at home.

God bless Phil Robertson and his courage in standing up for God and traditional American values!

Thanks for reading Dean Riffs. Welcome to all those who love American liberty, free enterprise, and who believe God has blessed our country.  For those who don’t, God bless you but there’s nothing here for you to see. 

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