I believe that life, like birthday presents, should always be tied up with a big red bow. All questions answered. All mysteries solved. All wrongs righted and justice served.
Unfortunately, life doesn't work that way.
This past year is particularly rife with truth being camouflaged,important news stories swiftly buried without closure and justice not carrying the day. This definitely seems to be the case and, as they say in Our Mutual Friend, "What seems to be the case may indeed be the case, in any case it shall soon be the case unless we do something about the case."
After AMERICA: The Blog launched in September, I went from ignoring the headlines to being addicted to headlines. Obsessed with ferreting out the story-behind-the-story. As I collected 2020 headlines on my News page, I realized the Mainstream Media rushes us past important stories that should have been researched, solved and tied up with a Big Red Bow. They rely on us forgetting about them in the deluge of new headlines so justice is never served. (Anyone remember the Las Vegas shooting? Or even the Nashville bombing just last week!?!)
Nowhere is this more true thantheir pet designed news story: COVID-19.
I don't want to write about it but as it virtually defined 2020, I just can't help myself.
"Once in Royal David's city..."
As the pure, crystalline voice of one boy soprano rings out from King's College in Cambridge, England singing the traditional opening carol of The Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols, for millions listening live on the radio worldwide, Christmas has truly begun.
The Festival grew out of a need to bind up the wounds of World War I and has continued every year from 1918 unstopped by war, unrest or even a plandemic. They say that during World War II, listeners to the Festival could hear the tar paper flapping in the wind as the ancient stained glass of the Chapel had been removed for safety during the Blitz.
This year is no different. The Festival continues sans live audience while its Nine Lessons ring as true this year as they have for the past 102 years.
The Festival begins with these beautiful words:
If you listen very closely, you'll hear President Trump's voice shaking with emotion in this video.
Can you feel it? Fatigue. While many patriots are still gun-ho, many are plumb bone weary. After the surge of enthusiastic patriotism on Election Day followed by the gut punch of massive fraud on 11/4 and the stiff-upper-lip rallying-yet-afraid-to-hope-too-much during the month of November, many patriots are exhausted from the emotional roller-coaster.
Exhausted and impatient. "C'mon! Let's do this already," is a tweet I often see. "Isn't the storm upon us yet!?! I'm sick of stashing away canned goods and bottled water."
Don't get me wrong: We all still support President Trump 150% but headlines come, headlines go. Tweets come, tweets go. Hopes are raised only to be dashed. Trump's inner circle swirls, sometimes supporting him, sometimes seeming to stab him in the back. Promises of "booms coming" fleet by while the the Swamp still appears to be footloose, fancy free and powerful, running thither and yon, passing bills, giving interviews, threatening lawsuits and ignoring subpoenas. It's maddening!
Through it all, the horrible, gnawing mystery hangs over the nation: Will Trump remain in the Presidency for four more years as the People want?
We know he won the election in a landslide. We know the Left blatantly cheated their a$$e$ off. We know he'll never quit until the Will of the People is carried out. We know he's going to have to win the election all over again via the Electoral College, the Supreme Court and/or the Military. It's the not knowing what will ultimately happen that is gnawing at us.
How can we keep our spirits high and our prayers winging Heavenward when our souls are so tired?
I suggest we take a leaf from the Left's book. After all, they've been fighting Trump for over four years and they're not tired of losing yet! C'mon! We can't let Them have more sticktoitiveness than us!
How a person handles, thinks and talks about money is the test of their character. Full stop. It boils down to who your God is really: The Love of Money or Almighty God. You can't serve both and I've never met someone whose God was money who could consistently do the right thing.
Right now, I'm glowing with pride in my fellow Americans. They've shown via their tweets that they kneel at the Cross, stand for the flag and demand President Trump veto that disgusting Stimulus Bill even if it means kissing their $600 goodbye. That's what I call Proper Priorities!
The general consensus is that Congress should take their porky, pathetic and unpatriotic Stimulus Bill that enriches pretty much the entire world (except the US citizen funding it) and shove it where the sun don't shine!
Am I the only one who finds that charming?
Merry Christmas, America! What we always knew would happen has now actually happened. Dan Scavino, the Techy-Techy Social Media Geek for the White House, shared on Facebook (to thunderous emoji applause) that the Winner of the Election would not be conceding.
But still...it's a great day for America and for the World.
Y'know, for people who are supposedly so confident in their Big Win on Election Night, Mr. Biden and Mrs. Harris sure aren't acting like people destined for an Inauguration Ceremony!
They should be rushed off their feet preparing guest lists, meeting with the Inauguration Committee, having fittings for their outfits, etc. etc. Instead they're behaving like Willy Wonka's famous spoonerism: "So much time and so little to do!"
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