Donald Trump Is Going To Have To Shut Down The Government For At Least A Month If He Really Wants Border Wall Funding

President Trump has decided to stand up and fight for funding for the border wall that he has been promising the American people.  And that is probably a very good thing for Trump’s political future, because news that he was going to surrender to the Democrats on border wall funding had already stirred up a tremendous conservative backlash.  Without the enthusiastic support of conservatives, there is no way that Trump can win in 2020, and so he needs to be a man of his word and keep his promises.  But now that he has announced that he is going to fight, he also needs to be prepared to be in this for the long haul.  Chuck Schumer is not going to give in after a few days.  In fact, Democrats in Congress are convinced that a government shutdown could be completely blamed on Trump and would be very good for them politically, and so they have no intention of compromising with Trump.  So if President Trump really wants border wall funding, he is going to have to shut the government down for at least a month, and ultimately it may take even longer than that. (Read More...)

Ann Coulter, Ben Shapiro And Other Conservatives Are Slamming Trump For Surrendering To The Democrats On Border Wall Funding

Many conservatives are absolutely furious that President Trump has reversed course and has decided not to fight for funding for a border wall.  With the Democrats poised to take control of the House of Representatives in January, this was Trump’s last best chance to get border wall funding, and now the battle is over before it even began.  But the border wall was the centerpiece issue of Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign, and a lot of top conservatives are publicly slamming Trump because they feel completely betrayed.  Of course this isn’t the first time that Trump has angered conservatives.  The bump stock ban is just one recent example.  But many on the right were still willing to stand with Trump because he was going to fight tooth and nail for a border wall.  Less than a week ago, he boldly proclaimed to the entire nation that he would be “proud to shut down the government for border security”… (Read More...)

Is It Okay That Christmas Is All About Materialism?

How would you feel about Christmas if there were absolutely no gifts at all?  That may sound like a very strange question, but I think that it is a very important one, because the truth is that our biggest holiday of the year by far is all about materialism.  According to ABC News, the average American will shell out $700 for Christmas presents in 2018, and the National Retail Federation is projecting that total Christmas spending will surpass $465,000,000,000.  Only 25 countries on the entire planet have a GDP that is greater than that number.  Ultimately, Christmas is defined by what we give and what we get, but is that actually healthy? (Read More...)

New York Times Article Suggests That Human Extinction Would Not Be A Bad Thing Because Climate Change Is Destroying The Planet

Would our planet be better off if humanity ceased to exist?  That is quite a morbid question, but today an increasing number of intellectuals are bringing it up, because they are convinced that we are the source of everything that is wrong with our world.  According to these zealots, humans are the primary source of climate change and if we do not alter our course the planet will be destroyed.  But since humanity apparently lacks the will to end the behaviors which are destroying the planet, many of them also believe that it would be a good thing if we were to be completely wiped out somehow.  Most normal people would never think this way, but these are the sorts of discussions that intellectuals and elitists are now having all the time, and sometimes this bleeds over into the mainstream media.  For example, the New York Times just published a very long article by Clemson University professor of philosophy Todd May entitled “Would Human Extinction Be a Tragedy?”  The following is a brief excerpt from that article… (Read More...)

2 Major Volcanic Eruptions And Dozens Of Significant Earthquakes Have Struck The Ring Of Fire Within The Last 24 Hours

Global earth changes appear to be accelerating once again, but the mainstream media in the United States is not talking about it, and so most Americans have absolutely no idea what is happening.  Within the last 24 hours, we have seen close to 40 significant earthquakes of at least magnitude 2.5 along the Ring of Fire, but even more alarming are the two major volcanic eruptions which just took place.  Mount Soputan is one of the most dangerous volcanoes in Indonesia, and it erupted twice on Sunday morning.  According to the Daily Mail, authorities are reporting that hot volcanic ash was shot 25,000 feet into the sky… (Read More...)

U.S. Pastor Buys His Wife A Lamborghini As Pastors In Other Countries Are Beaten And Thrown In Prison

Is it appropriate for a pastor to buy a $200,000 Lamborghini for his wife?  When news came out that Greenville pastor John Gray had given his wife a Lamborghini sports utility vehicle for their eighth anniversary, there was an explosion of outrage.  In response, Gray posted a video in which he unapologetically refused to back down.  He insisted that he was “a husband first” and that nobody had the right to criticize him for blessing his wife.  And without a doubt, we want husbands that are good to their wives, but what does it look like to the rest of the world when the pastor of a prominent megachurch flaunts the purchase of a brand new Lamborghini for his wife on Instagram?… (Read More...)

The Largest Earthquake In 45 Years Hits Tennessee – Is The “Deep Underground Scar” In The Center Of The United States Awakening?

Large earthquakes aren’t supposed to happen in Tennessee.  On Wednesday, the largest earthquake in 45 years hit eastern Tennessee, and it made headlines all over the nation.  The magnitude 4.4 quake was so powerful that it was felt in portions of Alabama, Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina and Kentucky.  Significant shaking was even felt as far away as Atlanta, and that was highly unusual.  The original earthquake was rapidly followed by a magnitude 3.0 aftershock, and subsequently there were several other noteworthy aftershocks.  We live at a time when earthquakes are increasing in size and frequency, and many are concerned about what this may mean for our future.  The recent earthquakes in Alaska were a shock, but at least they made sense since much of the coastline of Alaska sits directly along the Ring of Fire.  But eastern Tennessee is not an area that has traditionally been prone to quakes.  Could it be possible that the “seismic scar” that was created when the North American continent was formed is beginning to reawaken? (Read More...)