Of course! Left-wing Judge William Orrick, an Obama appointed judge in San Francisco who raised $200,000 for the former president, rules against Trump executive order to ban funding of sanctuary cities. Orrick’s wife is also a member of far-left groups on Facebook: Center for Reproductive Justice, Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, and Fans of Rachel Maddow.
San Francisco and Santa Clara County won preliminary injections to block Trump’s January order to withhold federal funds from “sanctuary cities” that refuse to comply with federal authorities in enforcing immigration laws, according to multiple reports.
According to the judge’s order, the Justice Department can still without grants from places that don’t comply with the law, but cannot enforce the order “in a way that violates the Constitution,” noted Washington Post reporter Matt Zapotosky.
Another sex-starved teacher caught having sex with her students. What’s going on with these female teachers turning predators? Story below:
( Daily Mail ) A veteran teacher and mother-of-two from Texas has been arrested for allegedly having sex with four high school students, including a threesome with two of the boys.
Heather Lee Robertson, 38, of Lufkin, was taken into custody on Saturday and charged with four counts of improper relationship between educator and student.
According to an arrest warrant, the investigation into the Hudson Independent School District teacher got under way on April 20 when police got a tip about Robertson’s alleged involvement with several of her students.
One teenage boy told detectives that he and Robertson, formerly a kindergarten teacher in the district, started talking and exchanging sexually explicit messages on Snapchat, and sometime after spring break, she invited him over for sex.
The teen asked whether he could bring along a friend, and Roberson agreed, according to the document cited by the Lufkin Daily News.
When the two juveniles arrived at the woman’s apartment, they found her lying on the couch and smoking an e-Cigarette. After a few minutes of conversation, Robertson invited her underage guests into the bedroom, where she proceeded to strip naked before having a threesome with the high schoolers, according to the arrest document.
Two other high school students later admitted to meeting Robertson for sex on multiple occasions, bringing the total number of victims to four.
Well, well, well! Border crossing is down 90% since Trump became president, says ranchers John Ladd and Fred Davis. They also invited Nancy Pelosi to come visit their ranches but she never responded. As a sign of her liberal mental disorder, Pelosi calls Trump wall ‘a sign of weakness.’
( Daily Wire ) Cultural relativism is perhaps the most morally perverted concept ever formulated in the academic left’s out-of-touch ivory tower. Under the banner of “tolerance,” the Left is willing to condone cultural and religious practices that would make Satan himself blush. Nowhere is this truer than when the Left obfuscates the truth about female genital mutilation to avoid offending Islam. The vile practice, carried out by certain sects of Islam, is objectively evil. Anyone with a beating heart knows instinctively that FGM, or female genital mutilation, is child abuse. To think otherwise requires an unfathomable amount of leftist indoctrination and “multi-culturalism” brainwashing.
Cue The New York Times.
On Friday, the “newspaper of record” whitewashed the brutality of the misogynistic practice by substituting the term “cutting” for “mutilation,” suggesting that the term FGM was “culturally loaded” when asked by The Daily Caller.
“There’s a gulf between the Western (and some African) advocates who campaign against the practice and the people who follow the rite, and I felt the language used widened that chasm,” wroteTimes science and health editor Celia Dugger.
MANILA, Philippines – She was a police superintendent assigned to the presidential anti-crime commission. He was an alleged member of a terror group, detained for supposedly making bombs, explosives, and guns.
“When Dongon was detained, Nobleza was assigned to interview him since she was a member of the PAOCCP (Philippine Anti-Organized Crime Commission),” said PNP chief Ronald dela Rosa in an interview on Monday, April 24, nearly two days after the two were caught allegedly trying to rescue trapped members of the Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) in the province of Bohol.
“While Dongon was detained, they let the love begin,” quipped Dela Rosa, before singing a line from Andy William’s “Love Story.”
It’s a story that sounds almost too amazing to be true, except that it was a story being relayed by two of the Philippine National Police (PNP)’s top officials, both of whom happen to be former members of the Intelligence Group.
Nobleza and Dongon’s capture, alongside an elderly woman and minor alleged to also have filial ties to terrorists based in Mindanao, is the latest – and thus far, oddest – subchapter in the ASG’s foiled attempt to supposedly kidnap tourists in Bohol province.
On April 11 and April 22, government troops launched operations against members of the ASG who travelled via pump boat from Sulu in Mindanao to Bohol. At least 6 of the supposed ASG members have been killed so far.
The two were caught after they tried to evade a police checkpoint the night the military launched its second operation against the ASG in Bohol.
While Nobleza claimed she was only there for vacation, police later uncovered supposed text messages between herself and a supposed Abu Sayyaf member, asking for rescue.
( Daily Mail ) Bill O’Reilly has hinted that there is more to his firing than meets the eye in the first episode of his rebooted No Spin News podcast, which was uploaded Monday.
In the podcast O’Reilly said that he was ‘surprised’ to have been fired from Fox News last Wednesday after it emerged he’d been the subject of sexual harassment suits.
‘I am sad that I’m not on television anymore. I was very surprised how it all turned out. I can’t say a lot, because there’s much stuff going on right now,’ he said in the podcast.
‘But I can tell you that I’m very confident the truth will come out, and when it does, I don’t know if you’re going to be surprised – but I think you’re going to be shaken, as I am. There’s a lot of stuff involved here.’
Sean Hannity accuser Debbie Schlussel is changing her tune. After finding out Hannity plans to sue her for fake allegations, she now denies the sexual harassment story.
Tonight, Hannity opened his show with a new warning to Debbie Schlussel and any liberal fascist who attempts to slander him, warning them he had retained a team of some of the finest and toughest lawyers in the country and are now in the process of laying out the legal course of action to those who slander him.
Schlussel spoke with LawNewz earlier today. LawNews reported:
Debbie Schlussel, a former Fox News guest, appeared on a local radio show on Friday and recounted an incident where Sean Hannity purportedly asked her to a hotel, and when she rebuffed his advances, she claims, she was ostracized by the network star. The story has since gone viral garnering headlines like “Sean Hannity Accused of Sexually Harassing Fox News Guest” in publications like The Daily Beast and The Huffington Post. Now, in an interview with LawNewz.com on Monday morning, Schlussel is denying that she was ever sexually harassed by Sean Hannity. While Schlussel stands by her description of the incident, Schlussel told us that she doesn’t believe what happened between the two amounted to sexual harassment by any legal definition.
“I would never accuse him of that. Sexual harassment has a special meaning under the law, and I would never accuse him of that,” Schlussel, an attorney herself, said. Schlussel said the interaction happened in the early 2000’s when Hannity was in Detroit taping a show.
“He tried to get me to go back to the hotel after the show after he and his executive producer Bill Shine treated me horribly,” she said on the radio program. Schlussel later clarified that it wasn’t his hotel room, but rather his hotel. She told LawNewz.com that she did go on the show following the incident, but after that was “banned from Fox News.”
“I never thought I was sexually harassed by Sean Hannity, I thought he was weird and creepy not someone I liked,” Schlussel said.
Trump has ordered his White House aides to accelerate his tax plan, the WSJ writes, “slashing the corporate rate to 15% and prioritizing cuts in tax rates over an attempt to not increase the deficit” which means that without an offsetting source of revenue, Trump is about to unleash up to $2 trillion in extra debt, a proposal which will face fierce pushback from conservatives as it appears to be a continuation of the status quo under the Obama administration, and may well be DOA.
Former President Barack Hussein Obama decides to cash in instead of bashing big banks. Obama will be the speaker at a Cantor Fitzgerald conference, a banking summit, in September and is expected to be paid more than $400,000 for the gig. The Clintons are out, the Obamas are in.
According to a police officials, witnesses said 40 to 60 juveniles flooded the station, jumped the fare gates and rushed to the second-story train platform. Some of the robbers apparently held open the doors of a Dublin-bound train car while others streamed inside, confronting and robbing and in some cases beating riders.
The juveniles “committed multiple strong-arm robberies of bags and cell phones,” said a police summary prepared after the incident. “At least two victims suffered head/facial injuries requiring medical attention.”
Alicia Trost, a BART spokeswoman, said Monday that seven robberies had occurred — with victims losing a purse, a duffel bag and five phones. Six people were robbed inside the train car, with a seventh confronted on the platform, she said.
The attack was quick, police reported, and the teenagers were able to retreat from the station and vanish into the surrounding East Oakland neighborhood before BART officers could respond. The train that was hit was held for about 15 minutes as authorities investigated the crime and tended to the injured.
Oakland police will not share video BART train robbery: "The images cannot be shared publicly because the suspects appear to be minors."
Oakland crime statistics report an overall upward trend in crime based on data from 14 years with violent crime increasing and property crime decreasing. Based on this trend, the crime rate in Oakland for 2017 is expected to be higher than in 2012.
Madonna- She has a reputation of being rude to waiters and usually doesn’t leave a tip at all. One time she left an $18 tip on a $400 bill
While celebrities like Johnny Depp tipped $4000 on a $4400 bill in a restaurant in Chicago and Julia Roberts reportedly always tips 100%, there are wealthy celebrities who make servers and bartenders cringe for being bad tippers.
Here’s a list of 10 Hollywood starts that are the worst tippers, according to TheRichest.com…
Katherine Heigl- She’s also a lousy customer. She reportedly always complains about her food and sends it back multiple times, not to mention she’s very demanding. FYI: she’s worth $25 million.
Sean Penn- He ran up a $450 bill at a restaurant in New Orleans, then left without tipping a cent. He’s worth $100 million.
Britney Spears- She once threw change at the feet of a valet attendant and said, “There’s your tip.” She also left a $26 tip on a $500 bill.
And, on a separate occasion she was in a Vegas restaurant,and had a waiter run across the street and get her Starbucks. She didn’t tip him, or even reimburse him for the coffee. She’s got an estimated $200 million in the bank, but can’t afford a white mocha?
Kirsten Dunst- She reportedly left no tip on a $223 bill.
Also, a restaurant once comped her entire meal and she left no tip. She’s worth $25 million.
Usher- He’s been known to leave autographed pictures of himself instead of money. Would you want that instead? He’s worth about $140 million.
Rachael Ray- Since she is in the food industry, you’d figure that she would be a good tipper. But she regularly tips less than 10%, and has said on her TV show, that 7% is good enough. She’s worth $60 million.
Bill Cosby: He once left a $3 on a $350 bill. Less than 1% tip. He’s worth $350 million .
Jeremy Piven- Was banned from all Nobu Matsuhisa restaurants after he took 12 of his friends to one in 2007. The place was over booked and he didn’t have a reservation, and STILL got him a table. So what did HE do after him and his buddies ate…He left the Season One DVD set of “Entourage” as a tip, and when he left, he told the manager, quote, “Thanks for nothing.” He has a net worth of $15 million.
Madonna- She has a reputation of being rude to waiters and usually doesn’t leave a tip at all. One time she left an $18 tip on a $400 bill. That’s 4.5%. She’s worth $650 million. I guess it makes since…she used to be married to fellow “bad tipper,” Sean Penn. “Birds of a feather…”
Tiger Woods: While on a vacation with one of his women in Las Vegas, Tiger didn’t leave a tip. . . so the woman that he was with left a tip. Tiger has $500 million in the bank.
Named as one of the most corrupt members of Congress, Democrat Rep. Maxine Waters is set to pay her daughter, Karen Waters ANOTHER $108,000 from campaign funds to send out 200,000 mailers. Karen Waters has collected approximately $650,000 to date for ‘running’ her mother’s mailer campaign.
After this $108,000, she will have made over $750,000 for sending out mailers since 2006. Nice job!
Rep. Maxine Waters (D., Calif.) is slated to pay her daughter another $108,000 for running a lucrative campaign operation that pulls in hundreds of thousands of dollars each election cycle, FEC filings show.
Karen Waters, the daughter of Rep. Waters, collected nearly $650,000 to date for running the operation for her mother’s campaign.
Karen is in charge of a “slate mailer” operation for Citizens for Waters, Rep. Waters’ federal campaign committee. Slate mailers, or endorsement mailers, involve a candidate or political group paying for the endorsement of another politician.
The mailers are sent to nearly 200,000 residents in South Central Los Angeles, an area where Waters holds considerable clout. The mailers contain an “official sample ballot” and brief quotes from Waters about the candidates and measures that she supports.
During the 2016 election cycle, Waters’ campaign committee hauled in nearly $300,000 from more than 20 payments for slate mailer endorsements.
Karen Waters collected $65,287 throughout the 2016 cycle to run the slate mailer operation. Karen, along with her firm Progressive Connections, has received nearly $650,000 in payments from Citizens for Waters since 2006.
Waters’ most recent filings to the Federal Election Commission show that an outstanding balance of $108,952.15 is owed to Karen Waters. When Karen is paid the money that she is owed, she will have pocketed around $750,000 for running the mailers for the campaign since 2006.
Maxine Waters Allegations of Corruption:
According to Chuck Neubauer and Ted Rohrlich writing in the Los Angeles Times in 2004, Maxine Waters’ relatives had made more than $1 million during the preceding eight years by doing business with companies, candidates and causes that Waters had helped.
They claimed she and her husband helped a company get government bond business, and her daughter Karen Waters and son Edward Waters have profited from her connections. Waters replied that “They do their business and I do mine.”Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) named Waters to its list of corrupt members of Congress in its 2005, 2006, 2009 and 2011 reports.
She was accused of using her position to prevail upon officials to meet with OneUnited Bank without disclosing that she and her husband had significant stock holdings in the company. Since she was on the Financial Services Committee she largely had the role of determining where TARP funds would go.
$12 Million in TARP funds went to OneUnited without her ever disclosing that she had a financial stake at the company.Citizens Against Government Waste named her the June 2009 Porker of the Month due to her intention to obtain an earmark for the Maxine Waters Employment Preparation Center.
In 2010, Waters came under investigation for ethics violations and was accused by a House panel of at least one ethics violation related to her efforts to help OneUnited Bank receive federal aid.
Waters’ husband is a stockholder and former director of OneUnited Bank and the bank’s executives were major contributors to her campaigns. In September 2008, Waters arranged meetings between U.S. Treasury Department officials and OneUnited Bank, so that the bank could plead for federal cash. It had been heavily invested in Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae, and its capital was “all but wiped out” after the U.S. government took them over.
Really? An unknown former Fox News contributor Debbie Schlussel is accusing Sean Hannity of sexual harassment. Schlussel tells Oklahoma’s Pat Campbell Show that Sean Hannity invited her back to his hotel room during a joint appearance in Detroit and according to Schlussel, after she refused his advances, she was not invited back onto his show.
Hannity is fighting back and is preparing a lawsuit against this serial liar. He calls Schlussel ‘a serial harasser who has been lying about me for well over a decade. The individual has a history of making provably false statements against me in an effort to slander, smear and besmirch my reputation.’
Sean Hannity responded to The Blaze regarding these accusations:
“LET ME BE CLEAR – THE COMMENTS ABOUT ME ON A RADIO SHOW THIS WEEK by this individual are 100% false and a complete fabrication.
This individual is a serial harasser who has been lying about me for well over a decade. The individual has a history of making provably false statements against me in an effort to slander, smear and besmirch my reputation.
The individual has not just slandered me over the years but many people who this individual disagrees with.
This individual desperately seeks attention by any means necessary, including making unfounded personal attacks and using indefensible and outrageous political rhetoric.
My patience with this individual is over. I have retained a team of some of the finest and toughest lawyers in the country who are now in the process of laying out the legal course of action we will be taking against this individual.
In this fiercely divided & vindictive political climate, I will no longer allow slander and lies about me to go unchallenged, as I see a coordinated effort afoot to now silence those with conservative views. I will fight every single lie about me by all legal means available to me as an American.”
( Breitbart ) Dr. Fakhruddin Attar was arrested in the Detroit suburb of Livonia, Michigan Friday, accused, along with his wife Farida Attar, of involvement in the same female genital mutilation conspiracy that led to the landmark arrest last week of Dr. Jumana Nagarwala.
The three suspects now charged represent the first prosecution in the United States for female genital mutilation (FGM), a practice common primarily in Muslim countries, particularly those in Africa. For example, UNICEF estimates that 98% of Somali girls and 87% of Egyptians have endured the procedure.
FGM perpetrates a range of different mutilations on its victims—mostly young girls. In its most extreme from, called infibulation, the girl is left with virtually no externally visible genitalia. The clitoris and labia are removed entirely and what is left is sown together, leaving only a small hole from which to urinate and menstruate.
As in the case of Dr. Nagarwala last week, the 16-page criminal complaint issued against Dr. Attar and his wife in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan Friday refers to “a particular religious and cultural community” without specifying that community. It is now believed that that community is the Dawoodi Bohra Muslim sect, whose world leader, Syedna Mufaddal Saifuddin, has called for the tradition to continue
According to the complaint, Dr. Attar owns Burhani Medical Center in Livonia where the seven-year-old victims from Minnesota that Nargarwala is charged with mutilating were brought. He and his wife were both allegedly present when the girls arrived with their parents for the procedure.
According to the complaint against Nargawala, the victims’ parents brought them to the Detroit area for the grusome procedure. The girls were told it was to be a “special girls trip.” The parents also allegedly said the cutting would “get the germs out” and that they were not to talk of what happened inside the Burhani clinic.
One of the girls later told the FBI she screamed in pain as she endured what Dr. Nargawala called “getting a shot.” She then said she was barely able to walk as she left the clinic. Upon examination by doctors working with the FBI, both seven-year-olds were found to have genitalia that was “abnormal looking” with “scar tissue” and “small healing lacerations.”
Farida Attar, the clinic owner’s wife, is alleged to have held girls’ hands in the examination room as Dr. Nargawala went about her work. According to the complaint, she was later caught on a federal wiretap telling parents of FGM victims to deny they had brought their daughters to Burhani clinic for the procedure.
The Muslim whiners are whining again for more special treatment – they want prayer rooms!
Muslim employees are leading a march in front of the Amazon headquarters claiming that they are being discriminated against because Amazon doesn’t provide prayer rooms to a few Muslim security guards employed by Amazon subcontractor, Security Industry Specialists. Each prayer is 10 minutes long plus the Muslim has to wash their hands and feet prior to praying. The thing is, Muslims can pray in later part of the day if they didn’t pray earlier that day.
They know in western countries, when a Muslim whines, the infidels succumb to them. In the meantime, Muslim countries BAN Christians from worshiping in public, not allowed to build churches, carry a Bible or share their Christian faith.
The Service Employees International Union and the guards allege that Amazon grants high-earning tech workers conference rooms to pray in, but they do not provide the same accommodation for contracted security officers during their law-mandated work breaks.
Amazon and the security contractor have refuted the allegations.
In Islam, homosexuality is a CRIME punishable by death and Muslim countries like Iran demonstrate their punishment by hanging gay men publicly for everyone to see. Iran conducts SODOMY TEST to gay suspects arrested by their police. Once proven, next step is public execution by hanging.
The Jerusalem Post reported that Iranian authorities raided a party in the Bahadoran District of Iran and wildly fired their weapons while making the arrests.
Last Thursday around 8:30 pm, Esfahan’s police raided a private party in Bahadoran, the Garden region of Esfahan. After firing several gunshots, they arrested more than 30 men apparently between the ages of 16 and 30 for being homosexual.
IRQR received several reports in last few days and were able to confirm that police attacked guests and physically beat them. Police detained them all at the Basij (Revolutionary Guard Militia) Station and then transferred them to Esfahan’s Dastgerd Prison. A few people managed to escape and we received reports that there were several heterosexual individuals among those arrested.
After a few days, all the families were informed by Basij that their sons were arrested for Sodomy. A special persecutor has been assigned to their cases and they were charged with sodomy, drinking alcohol, and using psychedelic drugs. It was reported that prisoners will be sent to Esfahan’s Medical Jurisprudence department for anal examination in order to provide evidence of homosexual acts to the court.
According to the Islamic Punishment Code in Iran, homosexuality is punishable by death and a judge is able to sentence them based on valid evidence such as a medical report.
WOW! Bill Gates tells how he BANNED his kids from having mobile phones until they turned 14, loves McDonald’s and wears a $10 Casio watch.
Read full story below:
Microsoft founder Bill Gates, the world’s richest man, says that he did not permit his children to own a mobile phone until they turned 14.
Gates made the revelation during an interview on Thursday with the British newspaper The Mirror.
Not only does Gates force his kids to wait until age 14 to get a smartphone, but he also limits the amount of time they could use them before going to bed.
Smartphones are also banned from the dinner table.
‘We often set a time after which there is no screen time and in their case that helps them get to sleep at a reasonable hour,’ the tech titan told The Mirror.
Gates and his wife, Melinda, are parents to Jennifer, 20; Rory, 17; and Phoebe, 14.
Despite the irony of Gates playing a pivotal role in the technological revolution of the digital age, he still thinks limits need to be in place for children.
‘You’re always looking at how it can be used in a great way – homework and staying in touch with friends – and also where it has gotten to excess,’ the Microsoft founder said of smartphones and social media.
…The Mirror reports that during its interview with Gates, he was wearing a Casio watch worth $10.
He also insists that he’s ‘big on pretty mainstream American hamburgers, McDonald’s, Burger King.’
The gutless wonders of the left! Imagine if this was done to Barack Obama, this nutty professor Thomas Chung would be gone by now, groveling and weeping at every stinky liberal feet he could find asking for forgiveness.
Professor Thomas Chung, who made the painting, said he was initially hesitant to submit the painting for a faculty art show out of concern that it would make some students feel uncomfortable, but ultimately decided to display it in hopes of starting a conversation about his opposition to Trump.
Really? Another desperate attempt by New York Times using fake news just to show how great Obummer was compared to Donald Trump.
The New York Times posted a side by side picture of the New England Patriots’ visit today to the White House versus their visit in 2015 for Obama. And the Patriots called them out for their fake news. The Patriots blast the New York Times explaining that today with Trump, over 40 football staff were seated on the South Lawn versus the stairs in 2015 . The Patriots posted one of the pictures from today with more people in it and thanked the White House
There are many conflicting media reports about President Trump and his relationship with the Christian faith, the church, and religion as a whole. As a resident of the President’s beloved Palm Beach community, a place where we have grown accustomed to seeing the ‘real’ Donald, I can tell you the President does attend church.
In fact, he attends my church.
I sat across from the President on Easter Sunday. I’ve worshiped with Trump and his family multiple times in our little stone sanctuary over the last 15 years I’ve been a parishioner. Here are some things I would like to set straight about attending church with President Trump.
Firstly, let’s establish where this church is. My little local church is called the Episcopal Church of Bethesda-by-the-Sea. It was built in 1889 and services the Palm Beach community. This is where it sits on a map:
Palm Beach Island was built as a private hideaway for America’s wealthy since it was established as a resort town in the late 1800s. The tiny island quickly became a homestead for New York’s elite. The homes and buildings here were built mostly during the “Gatsby” Gilded Age. Astors, Vanderbilts, and Kennedys called Palm Beach home long before Donald Trump.
Donald has always been a bit more “colorful” than other Palm Beach residents. He does ruffle some feathers on the quiet island occasionally. But what irritates some of his fellow homeowners on the island is what endears him to his voting block: his love of interacting with people and being a grand host.
In Palm Beach, Donald is very accessible. He still greets members at Mar-A-Lago by name. He will exit his motorcade to shake hands with supporters lining the street to wave signs for him. He invites them into his home. None of this is surprising to people who have been neighbors with him on the island for the last 25 years.
So it was no surprise to members of our community church when President Trump casually walked into Easter service. I have attended church with Trump five times, including last Easter when he was a GOP presidential candidate. Donald was married at my church. His son Barron was christened at my church. Melania posts photos of my church, saying it is where she and Donald “celebrate and pray.”
However, when Donald came to worship this Easter Sunday, things were different.
This was the first time Donald Trump attended as President.
Here are some ways your church service changes when the most powerful man in the world attends.
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1. You may need to arrive “early” to get a good seat in church when the President is coming to service.
Between the 9am and 11am service, the church was entirely closed off and the Secret Service swept the building with bomb sniffing dogs. The entrance to the building was blocked off during this time, and not open to the public.
2. The lines to get into the church are very long.
As people lined up for the 11am service, parishioners had to go through metal detectors and be searched by Secret Service and bomb sniffing dogs. It’s very much like getting on a plane.
3. A special entrance is set up for the President outside the church grounds.
When the President and his family arrive, everything gets really busy outside. Security swarm. Police block the roads. He may wave, but he is in a ‘bubble’ until he gets in the building.
4. As the President arrives, those of us in the church are on lockdown. No one in or out.
Some people specifically knew Trump would attend, and some didn’t realize what the procedures were for. A lady sitting right next to us in our pew says, “Oh my gosh, I’m so excited Trump will be here today!” We told her to be quiet and discreet, because we didn’t want the Pastor or parishioners to be upset.
5. When the President walks it, everyone is awestruck.
It’s neat to see the President, no matter who you are. When Donald walked in, some of the parishioners were very excited. The family came in from the side door, with Barron, Tiffany and Melania and her parents. They were shown to their pew in the fifth row by one of the clergy. The energy was palpable.
Donald was friendly as usual. He tried to keep the fuss down around him so the Pastor wouldn’t be too perturbed. The Pastor noted that the day is intended to celebrate Christ, who has risen from the grave —- not Donald who has seated himself in the fifth pew.
6. The President worships with Secret Service.
Donald couldn’t really walk around and pose with any of us, but he was kind and friendly, and looked directly into our cameras and smiled for us.
Two Secret Service sat behind him, two in front of him, and maybe even more that we didn’t know about. The entire church was watched over by Secret Service. One agent stood at the front of church on her walkie-talkie communicating with the agent next to him. The entire church and grounds were covered with bomb-sniffing dogs and agents during the entire service, we later found out.
7. Trump will still shake your hand.
Many parishioners did shake Donald’s hand quietly on the way up to take Communion. Some walked right by him. But he was friendly and shook everyone’s hand who reached for his.
8. The President sings in church.
Donald Trump sang hymns in church. I saw it.
9. The First Lady and her son were proud parishioners.
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Melania was cheerful and beaming. She prayed fervently with the Pastor during hymns. Melania’s parents were there with the family. Barron was a good boy for being an 11-year-old in a church service. He was dutiful and attentive.
10. The President leaves quietly, just before the end of the service.
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Donald and his family left when the final hymn played. He waved at everyone, and everyone waved back, then his Secret Service and family all left out of a side door.
Some people were outside, so hyped up, they were literally crying to see the President as we walked out at the end of service. So the word was out that he was there by the end of service.
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I’m proud to be a member of the same church as Donald Trump. During this service, you can imagine a lot is on his mind, now that he is no longer just the owner of a club on the island, but rather the Commander in Chief for the most powerful country in the world.
I think I saw him praying, just a bit more this year.
The McDonald’s employees who called the cops on the Facebook killer are going to get the $50,000 reward … at least if law enforcement has its way.
We spoke with local and federal law enforcement officials who tell us … they believe the employees were the lynchpin that caused cops to corner Steve Stephens in Erie, PA. As you know, Stephens killed himself.
As for the reward, Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson said, “There is an award up to $50,000 for the arrest of Mr. Steve Stephens. The money comes from the FBI, ATF and U.S. Marshal Service.”
Sticklers could argue no one should get the award because Stephens wasn’t arrested, but there have been similar cases over the years where law enforcement determined the reward conditions were met.
The law enforcement officials with whom we spoke say it’s clear … the McDonald’s employees made the difference. They spotted Stephens and stalled him at the drive-thru so cops could make their move.
We’re told so far there have been no official meetings on the reward, but it sounds like the employees are in for a big surprise.
In the wake of nationwide protests from liberals demanding that President Trump release his tax returns, a young Republican named Jeff Halm took it upon himself to troll his local CBS News affiliate when he was reached for comment.
“I wanted something that conveyed my disdain for the line of questioning,” Halm told Red Alert Politics in an email. “I wanted to push a little to see if they knew I was messing with them.”
Halm, who is president of the Chicago Young Republicans (CYR; a chapter of the Young Republican National Federation), is a regular guest of CBS 2 for giving the conservative perspective on politics. When they tried to get a reaction from him on the Trump tax protests, Halm lifted a line directly out of Hillary Clinton’s playbook and said, ” What difference at this point does it make?”“
Halm posted the video to Twitter writing that the reporter had no idea he used a Hillary quote.
Hillary infamously said this line during a House Oversight Committee hearing in May 2013 to testify about her role in the 2012 Benghazi attack that left four Americans dead, including US Ambassador to Libya J. Christopher Stevens.
Read more: Red Alert Politics
You guys. I trolled my local CBS affiliate. They were asking about Trump's tax returns, so I quoted Hillary. The reporter has no idea. pic.twitter.com/rZhSRXNToG
( Breitbart ) Several voting machines were stolen in Georgia as the state gears up for a hotly contested special election to replace a Republican who left Congress to take a job in the Trump administration, reports say.
Written by The Hill’s Amie Parnes and Sidewire’s Jonathan Allen,the book is the first to investigate why Hillary Clinton’s bid for the presidency was unsuccessful.
The book makes a number of revelations about Clinton and what happened during her campaign. Here are a few of the book’s claims:
Hillary apologized to Obama after conceding to Trump – Shortly after calling Donald Trump to concede defeat, Clinton called Barack Obama and said simply, “Mr. President, I’m sorry. Clinton felt she had let herself, Obama, and the Democratic Party down. “Obama’s legacy and her dreams of the Presidency lay shattered at Donald Trump’s feet. This was on her,” the book reads.
Obama privately criticized Clinton’s use of a private email server – Despite refusing to condemn Clinton’s use of a private email server for classified material on the campaign trail, Obama reportedly believed it “amounted to political malpractice.”
Clinton admitted to an aide that she “engenders bad reactions from people” – The book claims that Clinton admitted that her personality did not appeal to many ordinary voters, a theory confirmed by her election defeat.
Her campaign was badly organized – The campaign lacked focus and had power decentralized, making it difficult to focus on particular issues. “Hillary distributed power so broadly that none of her aides or advisers had control of the whole apparatus,” the book claims.
Huma Abedin sheltered Clinton from criticism – The book alleges that vice campaign chair Huma Abedin would rarely criticize Clinton, and “couldn’t be counted on to relay constructive criticism to Hillary without pointing a finger at the critic.”
Clinton was allegedly dumbfounded by the 2016 election’s populist upswing and her lack of white working class support – Confounded by the success of her Democratic primary challenger Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders, Clinton reportedly told her longtime confidant Minyon Moore during the Democratic primaries: “I do not understand what is happening in our country.” She also questioned her staff on her to attract support from the white working class. “Why aren’t they with me?” she said. “Why can’t we bring them on board?”
Obama reportedly urged a reluctant Clinton to concede – As Trump piled up wins in key battleground states, Clinton reportedly remained reluctant to concede the election. However, the book claims that Obama urged Clinton to declare defeat and not to “drag it out.” He allegedly reiterated this position to Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta, adding the importance of Clinton conceding with “dignity.”
( RJ ) A Las Vegas fire captain was arrested Monday on charges related to the solicitation of a child for sex.
Richard Odell Loughry, 46, was jailed on charges of lewdness with a child under 14, statutory sexual seduction and soliciting or engaging in child prostitution, booking and jail records show.
Loughry has been employed by the Las Vegas Fire Department since May 5, 1997, said David Riggleman, director of communications for the city of Las Vegas.
“Obviously, those are serious charges and would be of great concern to the city, no question,” Riggleman said.
Loughry received more than $226,000 in total pay and benefits in 2016, according to TransparentNevada.com.
Attorney Louis Schneider represents the victim, who said she had sex with a man about six weeks ago at a firehouse after he responded to an online advertisement.
She described being walked through a garage and firehouse and into a room with a plaque on the door that read “captain’s dorm,” Schneider said. The girl also gave details about the walls and the blanket on the bed.
The attorney asked the girl to write down everything she remembered about the incident, and he reported her statement to the FBI.
“She’s traumatized,” Schneider said, “and under the full care of doctors.”
He said he was offended by the allegations in the case.
“A firehouse is a place of refuge, a safe haven staffed by men and women who risk their lives to save others,” he said.
Further details regarding the allegations that led to Loughry’s arrest were not immediately available.
“At Facebook, we’re committed to fostering an inclusive workplace where employees feel comfortable expressing their opinions and speaking up,” a representative told Bloomberg. “We support our people in recognizing International Workers’ Day and other efforts to raise awareness for safe and equitable employment conditions.”
Facebook told staff about its policy April 14, specifically clarifying that no prior notification of leave is necessary. The social media company-turned-tech-conglomerate also notified workers that it would investigate any of its contractors to decipher if they inappropriately violate workers’ rights
Antifa thugs, the loony left’s reliable foot soldiers for riots and all kinds of anarchy, are now selling concealed knives as weapon to be used against conservatives during protest. A petition was started in February to declare Antifa a terrorist organization.
Barron Trump joined his parents on Monday at the Truman balcony for the White House Easter Egg Roll. The annual Easter Egg Roll is traditionally hosted by the first lady and dates back to the 1878. Some 21,000 people gathered at the White House for this year’s event.
Breitbart reported First Lady Melania and Barron will be moving into the White House this summer.
Child bride is permitted in Islam because their prophet Muhammad’s favorite wife, Aisha, was also a child bride. She was six old when she was married to Muhammad with the marriage not being consummated until she turned nine years old. However, Muhammad’s first wife, Khadija bint Khuwaylid, was a 40- year-old wealthy widow with a successful business when she PROPOSED marriage to her third husband, her then 24-year-old employee, Muhammad.
( Daily Mail ) A Melbourne man has pleaded guilty to entering a marriage with a 14-year-old bride.
Mohammad Shakir, 34, is charged with going through a formal ceremony of marriage with a person not of marriageable age at Noble Park last September.
As part of the plea, two charges were withdrawn by prosecutors in the Melbourne Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday, including allegations Shakir had sex with the girl between September 30 and October 1, 2016, following their wedding.
The girl is in a ‘fragile state’ and has ‘ongoing health issues’, prosecutor Ranjani Padmanabhan told Melbourne Magistrates Court in February.
Child bride is permitted in Islam because their prophet Muhammad’s favorite wife, Aisha, was a child bride. She was six old when she was married to Muhammad with the marriage not being consummated until she turned nine years old. Muhammad’s first wife, Khadija bint Khuwaylid, was a 40- year-old wealthy widow with successful business when she PROPOSED marriage to her third husband, her 24-year-old worker , Muhammad.
Liberal NBC Sports baseball writer, Craig Calcaterra, doesn’t get goose bumps and patriotic feelings whenever he sees an American flag during sports event. He thinks the use of American flag is political and needs to stop. Last Saturday during a baseball game, Calcaterra tweeted:
“Will you keep politics out of sports, please. We like sports to be politics-free”
Then Calcaterra followed up the tweet with another loony answer: “Maybe a flag, in and of itself isn’t always political. A two-acre flag with a military flyover is saying something very specific, however.”
He also believes the American flag is no longer a symbol of America but the military:
Update, the flag is no longer a symbol of America. It is specifically for the military. Only.
Calaterra is also busy on twitter throwing F-bombs to his critics. Example below:
A three-month old British ‘terrorist’ baby was summoned to the US embassy for an interview, after his grandfather accidentally ticked the wrong box on a visa form.
Paul Kenyon was filling out his grandson’s visa waiver form before the family went to Orlando, Florida when he accidentally ticked yes for the question, “Do you seek to engage in or have you ever engaged in terrorist activities, espionage, sabotage, or genocide?”
Kenyon only realized his mistake when the baby was refused a visa.
“I couldn’t believe that they couldn’t see it was a genuine mistake and that a three-month-old baby would be no harm to anyone,” Kenyon was quoted as saying.
The baby was brought to the London embassy to meet with officials. The round trip from Cheshire to London and back took about 10 hours, longer than the flight to Florida.
“I thought about taking him along in an orange jumpsuit, but thought better of it,” said Kenyon. “They didn’t appear to have a sense of humor over it at all and couldn’t see the funny side.”
“He’s obviously never engaged in genocide, or espionage, but he has sabotaged quite a few nappies in his time, though I didn’t tell them that at the US embassy,” he said.
Harvey’s new visa didn’t arrive on time and he and his parents had to book new flights to join the rest of the family in Florida a few days later.
“If you were a terrorist, I suspect you’d not be ticking yes on the ESTA form anyway,” Kenyon pointed out.
First Lady Melania Trump visits HomeSafe, a group home for domestic abuse victims in Lake Worth, Florida, located a few miles south of Mar-a-Lago in Palm Beach where President Trump is spending the Easter weekend with his family. Melania met with the girls only -ages 12 and 17 – for 45 minutes and gave each one a gift. But the First Lady gave Easter baskets and stuffed bunnies for the boys at other HomeSafe residences. HomeSafe serves a total of 40 boys and 7 girls at its residences.
This morning, First Lady Melania Trump made a surprise visit to HomeSafe, and visited with the girls living in one of the five residential group homes run by the agency. Mrs. Trump brought gifts for each of the girls and spent time in the home visiting with all of them. In addition, she brought Easter Baskets and stuffed bunnies for other clients served by HomeSafe.
“We were thrilled to have the First Lady here and for our girls to spend time with her,” said Matthew Ladika, CEO of HomeSafe. “What a unique experience for them. This is something they will never forget.”
The First Lady spent about 45 minutes at the agency. The girls she visited with are victims of abuse, ages 12-17, who have been removed from their family and placed in HomeSafe’s residential program for treatment of the trauma they have suffered…”
Since 1979, HomeSafe is a nationally accredited non-profit organization protecting Palm Beach County’s and South Florida’s most vulnerable residents – victims of child abuse and domestic violence.
Our mission: Creating safer, more productive lives for infants, children and families.
Through its results-driven approach, HomeSafe has grown into a leading provider of prevention and intervention services, serving more than 16,000 infants, children, young adults and families each year.
Melania Trump visits home for abused kids and it barely makes local news … press covers her SHOES! https://t.co/jb9OkRC3Ca
The DMV was another government agent used by the Democrats to commit massive voter fraud in Nevada last 2016 election. DMV’s employees offer voter registration materials to DMV customers whom they know to be non-citizens based on their presentation of a Green Card for identification purposes. Remember, illegal aliens have fake Green Cards with stolen social security number. Only citizens can vote, not Green Card holders, but Democrats are expert in law-breaking so they could care less what the law says.
It was reported last year that Democrat-controlled District 15 of Las Vegas, Clark County was the center of voter fraud activity during election. They put celebrities in the ballot, some people were told someone voted for them already, exactly 17,086 votes were cast in District 15 for both Republican and Democrat candidates and 9,200 fraudulent votes were cast. Nevada cost Trump about 27,000 votes difference.
“It has come to our attention that when offering voter registration opportunities to customers, DMV’s employees offer voter registration materials to DMV customers whom they know to be non-citizens based on their presentation of a Green Card for identification purposes,” Cegavske wrote in a letter to DMV Director Terri Albertson.
“This practice must cease immediately,” the secretary of state wrote.
“Please take appropriate corrective action, as we have reason to believe that non-citizens have unlawfully registered to vote in Nevada as a direct result of DMV’s practices. Moreover, we have now confirmed that some noncitizens illegally cast votes in the 2016 general election.”
Existing law allows people who go to the DMV to fill out voter registration applications to register. Those forms are then forwarded to county election officials to verify eligibility.
Cegavske would not divulge how many illegal votes are suspected, adding that the investigation is in its infancy.
Non-citizens are allowed to obtain driver authorization cards, which can be used to legally operate a vehicle on state roads but are not valid as identification to obtain any state benefits, licenses or services or for federal purposes.
A citizen initiative to automatically register people when they apply for or renew a license or identification card was approved by the Democratic-controlled Legislature but vetoed by Republican Gov. Brian Sandoval last month.
District 15 registered numerous celebrities, like Edward Snowden, Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings and as Mr. Vaughan even tested a sample of 200 people of the 9,200 return mail, after which he discovered that about 185 really cast their votes.
Some of the people were even told that they already voted when they went to the polls. Because of this, they received provisional ballots only countable if the total vote count was within 1%.
Other irregularities were also noticed, among which were early voting numbers flipping on a daily basis. Exactly 17,086 votes were cast in District 15 for both Republican and Democrat candidates. About 9,200 voters on the voter rolls who, legally must not be present at the voter rolls is a shocking data.
The 9,200 fraudulent votes in question happened in a tiny Assembly district. Nevada cost Trump about 27,000 votes difference.
A very nice write up on the disciples (my source for this webpage): click here
….And now… what ever happened to the disciples of Jesus….
We all know what happened to him…
According to Hippolytus:
Andrew preached to the Scythians [modern day Georgia] and Thracians [modern day Bulgaria], and was
, suspended on an olive tree, at Patrae, a town of Achaia [Greece]; and there too he was buried.
According to Hippolytus, Bartholomew preached in India:
Bartholomew, again, preached to the Indians, to whom he also gave the Gospel according to Matthew, and was
with his head downward, and was buried in Allanum, a town of the great Armenia [modern day southern Georgia].
Eusebius, in his Church History, confirms the ministry of Bartholomew in India, and adds an eye witness account:
About that time, Pantaenus, a man highly distinguished for his learning, had charge of the school of the faithful in Alexandria… Pantaenus…is said to have gone to India. It is reported that among persons there who knew of Christ, he found the Gospel according to Matthew, which had anticipated his own arrival. For Bartholomew, one of the apostles, had preached to them, and left with them the writing of Matthew in the Hebrew language, which they had preserved till that time. —- (Book 5, Chapter 10)
James, Son of Alphaeus
Hippolytus identifies that James was stoned to death in Jerusalem:
And James the son of Alphaeus, when preaching in Jerusalem, was
stoned to death
by the Jews, and was buried there beside the temple.
James, Son of ZebedeeJames was the brother of John, the disciple “that Jesus loved”.
According to Hippolytus:
James, his brother, when preaching in Judea,
was cut off with the sword
by Herod the tetrarch, and was buried there.
Eusebius descibed more precisely what was cut off of James:
First Stephen was stoned to death by them, and after him James, the son of Zebedee and the brother of John, was beheaded… (Book 3, Chapter 5)
Yep… James’ head was cut…
John, brother of James and son of ZebedeeJohn was one of the few disciples that did not die a cruel death, but of “old age”.
Eusebius discusses the reason that John wrote his Gospel:
“Matthew and John have left us written memorials, and they, tradition says, were led to write only under the pressure of necessity…And when Mark and Luke had already published their Gospels, they say that John, who had employed all his time in proclaiming the Gospel orally, finally proceeded to write for the following reason. The three Gospels already mentioned having come into the hands of all and into his own too, they say that he accepted them and bore witness to their truthfulness; but that
there was lacking in them an account of the deeds done by Christ at the beginning of his ministry
.” (Book 3, Chapter 24)
According to Hippolytus, John was banished by Domitian to the Isle of Patmos, and later died in Ephesus:
John, again, in Asia, was banished by Domitian the king to the isle of Patmos, in which also he wrote his Gospel and saw the apocalyptic vision; and
in Trajan’s time he fell asleep at Ephesus
, where his remains were sought for, but could not be found.
Eusebius referenced to Bishop Papias of Hierapolis, as early as c. 110 A.D., bearing witness to Matthew’s authorship of his gospel:
….Matthew put together the oracles [of the Lord] in the Hebrew language, and each one interpreted them as best he could.” (Eusebius, Book 3, Chapter 39)
According to Hippolytus:
Matthew wrote the Gospel in the Hebrew tongue, and published it at Jerusalem, and
at Hierees, a town of Parthia.\224 [Parthia is near modern day Tehran]
Eusebius, quoting Papias of Hierapolis (c. 110 A.D.), records a tradition that the Gospel of Mark preserved the Gospel as preached by Peter:
“Mark having become the interpreter of Peter, wrote down accurately whatsoever he remembered…. he accompanied Peter…” —- (Book 3, Chapter 39)
Irenaeus (c. 180 A.D.) records a similar tradition, and mentions that Peter and Paul founded the Church in Rome:
“Matthew also issued a written Gospel among the Hebrews in their own dialect, while Peter and Paul were preaching at Rome, and laying the foundations of the Church. After their departure, Mark, the disciple and interpreter of Peter, did also hand down to us in writing what had been preached by Peter…” —- (Irenaeus, “Against Heresies”, Book 3, Chapter 1)
Eusebius records that Peter was put to death under Nero in Rome:
It is, therefore, recorded that
Paul was beheaded in Rome
itself, and that
Peter likewise was crucified under Nero
. This account of Peter and Paul is substantiated by the fact that their names are preserved in the cemeteries of that place even to the present day. —- (Book 2, Chapter 25)
(Paul was a Roman citizen can cannot be crucified but got an “easier” death sentence)
Hippolytus confirmed the fact that Peter was crucified by Nero in Rome:
Peter preached the Gospel in Pontus, and Galatia, and Cappadocia, and Betania, and Italy, and Asia, and
was afterwards crucified by Nero in Rome with his head downward, as he had himself desired to suffer in that manner
According to Hippolytus, Philip preached and was executed in what today is eastern Turkey:
Philip preached in Phrygia, and
in Hierapolis with his head downward in the time of Domitian, and was buried there.
Simon the Zealot
According to Hippolytus, Simon the Zealot was the second Bishop of Jerusalem:
Simon the Zealot, the son of Clopas, who is also called Jude, became bishop of Jerusalem after James the Just, and fell asleep and
was buried there at the age of 120 years
Thaddaeus/Judas son of JamesAccording to Mat 10:3 (KJV): Philip, and Bartholomew; Thomas, and Matthew the publican; James the son of Alphaeus, and Lebbaeus, whose surname was Thaddaeus…. Thaddaeus is also known as Lebbaeus.
Jude, who is also called Lebbaeus, preached to the people of Edessa, and to all Mesopotamia, and
at Berytus, and was buried there.
Hippolytus records that Thomas was an active missionary, and that he met his fate in India:
And Thomas preached to the Parthians, Medes, Persians, Hyrcanians, Bactrians, and Margians, and
was thrust through in the four members of his body with a pine spear
at Calamene, the city of India, and was buried there.
Many of Jesus disciples died cruel deaths for preaching the gospel
From other sources (e.g., Paul’s letters, Pliny’s letters to Trajan ( click here ), all they need to do escape such a cruel death was to denounce their faith.
What sets the Bible apart from ALL books in the world? Its pages of PROPHECIES. No other book exists throughout history of mankind but the Bible that dares to fill its pages with prophecies, with most already fulfilled while others still yet to come. Other religious books write about moral platitudes but don’t contain prophecies. Below are the Bible prophecies Jesus fulfilled – His birth, death and resurrection.
Genuine divine Bible prophecy
The crucifixion of Jesus: Predicted 500 years before He was born and before crucifixion exist and was used in the world as a form of capital punishment.
Prophecy is foretelling an event in such detail before it happens so as to necessarily require divine guidance. The Bible is a book containing hundreds of detailed prophecies. There are, for example, well over 60 distinct predictions in regard to our divine Saviour Jesus Christ. Here is a sample of just 10 prophecies that foretold the crucifixion of Christ. Not only were the predictions made 1000 years before Christ came from heaven to earth, but they were made over 500 years before crucifixion was first used anywhere in the world as a form of capital punishment! Crucifixion didn’t exist when the prophecies were made.
A scientist picked out 48 such prophecies and determined that the probability of one man randomly fulfilling them all is 1 in 10 to the exponent of 157. That is one followed by 157 zeros! Your chances of winning a typical lottery jackpot is about 1 in 108. (100,000,000) Yet, Jesus fulfilled all the prophecies!
THE LIFE OF CHRIST/THE CHRISTIAN CROSS The Talmud teaches that Jesus Christ was illegitimate and was conceived during menstruation; that he had the soul of Esau; that he was a fool, a conjurer, a seducer; that he was crucified, buried in hell and set up as an idol ever since by his followers.
1. ILLEGITIMATE AND CONCEIVED DURING MENSTRUATION
The following is narrated in the Tract Kallah, 1b:
“Once when the Elders were seated at the Gate, two young men passed by, one of whom had his head covered, the other with his head bare. Rabbi Eliezer remarked that the one in his bare head was illegitimate, a mamzer. Rabbi Jehoschua said that he was conceived during menstruation, ben niddah. Rabbi Akibah, however, said that he was both. Whereupon the others asked Rabbi Akibah why he dared to contradict his colleagues. He answered that he could prove what he said. He went therefore to the boy’s mother whom he saw sitting in the market place selling vegetables and said to her: ‘My daughter, if you will answer truthfully what I am going to ask you, I promise that you will be saved in the next life.’ She demanded that he would swear to keep his promise, and Rabbi Akibah did so—but with his lips only, for in his heart he invalidated his oath. Then he said: ‘Tell me, what kind of son is this of yours’? To which she replied: ‘The day I was married I was having menstruation, and because of this my husband left me. But an evil spirit came and slept with me and from this intercourse my son was born to me.’ Thus it was proved that this young man was not only illegitimate but also conceived during the menstruation of his mother. And when his questioners heard this they declared: ‘Great indeed was Rabbi Akibah when he corrected his Elders’! And they exclaimed: ‘Blessed be the Lord God of Israel who revealed his secret to Rabbi Akibah the son of Joseph’ “!
That the Jews understand this story to refer to Jesus and his mother, Mary, is clearly demonstrated in their book Toldath Jeschu—’The Generations of Jesus’—where the birth of our Savior is narrated in almost the same words.(4)
Did Jesus Exist? Searching for Evidence Beyond the Bible
Tacitus—or more formally, Caius/Gaius (or Publius) Cornelius Tacitus (55/56–c. 118 C.E.)—was a Roman senator, orator and ethnographer, and arguably the best of Roman historians.
The other strong evidence that speaks directly about Jesus as a real person comes from Josephus, a Jewish priest who grew up as an aristocrat in first-century
Pliny the Younger, a Roman governor and friend of Tacitus, wrote about early Christian worship of Christ “as to a god.”
No pagans and Jews who opposed Christianity denied Jesus’ historicity or even questioned it…Jewish sources treated Jesus as a fully historical person … [T]he rabbis … used the real events of Jesus’ life against him”
Lawrence Mykytiuk • 12/03/2016
Read Lawrence Mykytiuk’s article “Did Jesus Exist? Searching for Evidence Beyond the Bible” as it originally appeared in Biblical Archaeology Review, January/February 2015. The article was first republished in Bible History Daily in 2014.—Ed.
After two decades toiling in the quiet groves of academe, I published an article in BAR titled “Archaeology Confirms 50 Real People in the Bible.”a The enormous interest this article generated was a complete surprise to me. Nearly 40 websites in six languages, reflecting a wide spectrum of secular and religious orientations, linked to BAR’s supplementary web page.b Some even posted translations.I thought about following up with a similar article on people in the New Testament, but I soon realized that this would be so dominated by the question of Jesus’ existence that I needed to consider this question separately. This is that article:1
Did Jesus of Nazareth, who was called Christ, exist as a real human being, “the man Christ Jesus” according to 1 Timothy 2:5?
The sources normally discussed fall into three main categories: (1) classical (that is, Greco-Roman), (2) Jewish and (3) Christian. But when people ask whether it is possible to prove that Jesus of Nazareth actually existed, as John P. Meier pointed out decades ago, “The implication is that the Biblical evidence for Jesus is biased because it is encased in a theological text written by committed believers.2 What they really want to know is: Is there extra-Biblical evidence … for Jesus’ existence?”c
Therefore, this article will cover classical and Jewish writings almost exclusively.3
Rep. Peter Roskam (R-IL) went on with Stewart Varney on Thursday morning to discuss recent developments on Capitol Hill.
Roskam told Stewart House Republicans are planning of filing criminal charges against Lois Lerner.
Rep. Roskam: The Obama Administration was very lenient with the crimes that Lois Lerner committed. And those are strong words that I’m using but the House Ways and Means Committee voted out a criminal referral to the Department of Justice which was completely dismissed by the Department of Justice… We think that Lois Lerner did two things wrong. Number one, she denied people due process and equal protection of the law based on their political philosophy. We’re convinced that there is overwhelming evidence to suggest that that’s true. And that’s a felony. Secondly, we suspect that she lied to the Inspecter General of the Treasury Department.
More than 30 lawmakers sent a letter to President Trump last week calling for Obama’s IRS Commissioner, John Koskinen to step down from his post before the end of his term, Fox News reported.
US fear North Korea plans to detonate nuclear device in a tunnel on Saturday
Pyongyang is reportedly in its final stages of preparing for its sixth nuclear test
Foreign reporters were told to prepare for a ‘big and important’ event today
Pyongyang is marking biggest national day called ‘Day of the Sun’ on Saturday
( Daily Mail ) North Korea is preparing to detonate a nuclear bomb to coincide with its ‘Day of the Sun’ national day on Saturday amid mounting tensions with President Trump, US officials fear.
The regime warned foreign journalists to prepare for a ‘big event’ on Thursday and is thought to have put a nuclear device in a tunnel at its Punggye-ri Nuclear Test Site.
Tensions in the region are running high after President Trump sent a US Navy strike group steaming toward the western Pacific in a show of force and North Korea warned of a nuclear attack at any sign of America aggression.
North Korea’s most important national day is on Saturday April 15 when North Korea commemorates birth anniversary of its founding president Kim Il Sung. Ahead of the event, Kim Jong-un yesterday oversaw a commando operation in which special forces dropped from light transport planes ‘like hail’ and ‘mercilessly blew up enemy targets’.
It comes as Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe today underscored fears about possible threats from North Korea, telling parliament in Tokyo that Pyongyang could have the capacity to deliver missiles equipped with sarin nerve gas.
Meanwhile, China today said it would step up its protection of North Korea should the isolated state halt its nuclear programme.
( Fox News ) An 8-year-old Ohio boy wanted a cheeseburger so badly, he got behind the wheel of his dad’s van and took matters into his own hands, police said.
The boy said it was simple: He just watched some YouTube videos on how to drive a car, according to investigators. Before long, they said he chauffeured his sister effortlessly to the McDonald’s half a mile from his East Palestine home while his parents were sleeping.
Witnesses said the 8-year-old obeyed all traffic laws like making sure to stop properly at red lights, waiting for traffic to pass before taking a left turn, and staying within the speed limits, Fox 5 reported.
When the two siblings pulled up to the drive-through window with piggy bank money in tow, the McDonald’s workers were convinced this was all a prank.
“The workers thought that the parents were in the back, but obviously they weren’t,” responding patrolman Jacob Koehler told WFMJ.
When confronted by the police, the boy realized he had done something wrong and told Koehler through tears that he just really wanted a cheeseburger, according to the Weirton Daily Times.
The children did get to eat at McDonald’s while they waited for their grandparents to pick them up. No charges are being filed.
Stewart Varney: There is a report this morning that Speaker Paul Ryan is suggesting that Congress delay border wall funding until next year. What do you say about that?
Brandon Judd: I disagree. President Trump promised he was going to secure the border and part of securing the border is putting in place the proper technology and resources that allows us to be successful. And a border wall in strategic locations is one of those things that must get done. President Trump has come in and has not politicized it. He’s said he’s going to secure the border, and he’s done exactly what he’s said he would do.”
NBC News Andrea Mitchell gets a scolding from Russia’s foreign minister Sergey Lavrov , who snapped at her for continuing to shout questions his way.
As Sergey Lavrov and his Russian diplomatic team took their seats at a table opposite Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and the American delegation, Mitchell continues to shout questions over his back after not getting the answer she wanted.
“Mr. Lavrov,” Mitchell, began, asking the diplomat about Syria. “The Russians don’t believe the [U.S.] intelligence.”
“Who was bringing you up [as a child]?” Lavrov boomed, cutting her off.
“Who was giving you your manners, you know?” he asked, sounding annoyed
"Who brought you up? Who taught you manners?" Russian FM scolds US journalist for shouting out during Rex Tillerson meeting. pic.twitter.com/JjAn17LB3K