Happy Easter!

Peter proceeded to speak and said:
“You know what has happened all over Judea,
beginning in Galilee after the baptism
that John preached,
how God anointed Jesus of Nazareth
with the Holy Spirit and power.
He went about doing good
and healing all those oppressed by the devil,
for God was with him.
We are witnesses of all that he did
both in the country of the Jews and in Jerusalem.
They put him to death by hanging him on a tree.
This man God raised on the third day and granted that he be visible,
not to all the people, but to us,
the witnesses chosen by God in advance,
who ate and drank with him after he rose from the dead.
He commissioned us to preach to the people
and testify that he is the one appointed by God
as judge of the living and the dead.
To him all the prophets bear witness,
that everyone who believes in him
will receive forgiveness of sins through his name.”

Acts 10:34a, 37-43

35 thoughts on “Happy Easter!

  1. Amazona April 10, 2023 / 8:52 am

    Finally, some pushback on the climate change hysteria:

    The battle over how climate change should be taught in the classroom is getting hot.

    Two weeks ago, the National Science Teacher Association kicked the CO2 Coalition out of its annual convention, even though the group had been approved and paid for their booth, and this week a fact check organization went after a textbook on climate change that presents a view of climate change that questions the doom and disaster narrative.

    • Cluster April 10, 2023 / 9:04 am

      Indeed, finally. Climate Change will prove to be the largest financial scam in human history.

      • jdge1 April 10, 2023 / 10:04 am

        Is that before or after the covid scam?

      • Amazona April 10, 2023 / 11:00 am

        Good point. The thing is, they are both Dem scams. At least the climate scam hasn’t killed a lot of people.


    • Retired Spook April 10, 2023 / 11:02 am

      From the article: (excellent article, BTW)

      “Science is about debate and dispute. They don’t want to debate,” Burnette said.

      That’s been the case since the 80s. The alarmist side declared the debate was over back in the 90s, if not earlier, and further declared that consensus ruled the day. The only scientists who believe that science is ruled by consensus are ones who are being paid to think so.

      As I said here a while back, we’re about to enter the 5th decade of global warming/climate change hysteria, and the alarmist predictions that have not come true are too numerous to count. They may succeed in convincing each new generation that climate change is an existential threat, but each of those generations grows up, gets older and hopefully wiser, and those who are paying attention realize, “hey, what they told me in elementary school in 1993 has never come true.” I think we’re starting to see a shift in thinking. The fact that the alarmists haven’t given up tells me they don’t have anything else.

      • Amazona April 10, 2023 / 11:12 am

        And the early hysteria was about a looming Ice Age—if we didn’t “do something” and do it fast we would freeze to death, crops would fail, people would starve and the sky would fall.

        That morphed into Global Warming, with its equal but opposite disasters and threats to humanity and THE PLANET!! in spite of real scientists talking about a real, science-based, global cooling on our horizon, based on real observations and real historical data.

        The AGW scammers have tried to convince us that warming causes cooling, but that didn’t get very far. Go figure

  2. Cluster April 10, 2023 / 9:03 am

    The sermon delivered at my church yesterday was about the Apostle Thomas and his need to see first hand the Resurrection. After over 2 years of following Jesus and watching his ministry and miracles, “doubting” Thomas was not with the original Apostle’s when Jesus first presented himself following His Resurrection. When the other Apostle’s told Thomas of Jesus’s return, Thomas questioned that and said, “unless I can touch his hand and feel where the nail holes were placed, I WILL NEVER BELIEVE”. So the Apostles did seek Jesus again and this time Thomas was with them, even after questioning their accounts. Well Jesus did return and let Thomas feel the nail holes to which Thomas proclaimed “My Lord and My God”. The lesson is …. it’s human to have doubts, but never stop showing up. Never let doubt manifest into apathy. Even after two years of watching Jesus’s ministry first hand, Thomas still had doubts, and Jesus was still patient and gave Thomas what he sought. Thomas was later murdered in 79 AD by heretics.

    • Amazona April 10, 2023 / 10:55 am

      They might have killed him because they were so tired of the misplaced Rogue Apostrophes—it’s a common reaction among those of us who find them more annoying than fingernails on blackboards. Never in plurals. Ever. Bad bad bad. Wrong wrong wrong. Unless you are talking about a plural possessive (the peoples’ court) and that’s more technical than we need to get here.

      So is “it’s” unless the intent is to say “it is”. The apostrophe in this word replaces the “i” in “is” to make a single word, a contraction of the phrase “it is”. The word “it’s” has one meaning, and one meaning only. Ever. And that is “it is”.

      Apostrophes are often used in contractions, such as “that’s” instead of “that is”. But “that’s” could not be a plural of “that” because of the rule.

      The possessive of the pronoun “it” is “its”. Period.

      Sorry to nag but the cumulative effect of the Rogue Apostrophe sometimes reaches critical mass.

      • Cluster April 10, 2023 / 11:16 am

        Guilty as charged. Just execute me now.

      • Amazona April 10, 2023 / 11:41 am

        Fortunately, unlike felony loitering or other offenses now deemed worthy of solitary confinement and indefinite denial of speedy trials, apostrophe violations are still considered minor. However, even if they are invalidated by statutes of limitations, they may be resurrected to piggyback onto other offenses, such as misuse of homonyms. So consider yourself forewarned.

      • Amazona April 10, 2023 / 11:48 am

        I only mention it because I love you and don’t want you to be taken by surprise if a peaceful protest of armed grammar police tracks you down.

      • Cluster April 10, 2023 / 11:51 am

        LOL. You can probably expect more violations in the months to come

      • Amazona April 10, 2023 / 11:58 am

        …..if history is any indication……

      • Retired Spook April 10, 2023 / 12:49 pm

        I think with most people (myself included) the rogue apostrophe is a typo rather than reflecting grammar ignorance. IMHO.

      • Amazona April 10, 2023 / 1:58 pm

        I have to fight with Spell Wrecker all the time, as it tries to insert apostrophes. But still, to someone who reads fast, something like that is a speed bump. I’m cruising along and then hit something that is dissonant—It fell on it is head—-and there is a moment of going ???? and mentally correcting.

        As usual, it’s easier to correct the other guy 😉

      • Cluster April 10, 2023 / 1:11 pm

        In my case, it’s ignorance lol (note the correct apostrophe use)

      • Amazona April 10, 2023 / 1:55 pm

        Gold star is on ITS way!

    • Jeremiah April 10, 2023 / 12:24 pm

      And what Jesus said to him after Thomas saw Him, “Thomas, because you see Me you believe, but I tell you, blessed is he that hath not seen Me and yet believed.”

      • Cluster April 10, 2023 / 1:16 pm


    • Mark Noonan April 11, 2023 / 1:00 am

      That is also the answer to the “why doesn’t God prove he exist?” that atheists will ask from time to time – of course, He has proven His existence multiple times. But even to those He proved it to, many still didn’t believe.

      People will turn away from things for a variety of reasons – and most often because going towards them implies a requirement. Something you have to do. Even if it is just going to Church on Sunday! On Good Friday, of course, we Catholics refrain from all meat – a day of Fasting and Abstinence. I am a huge meat eater – it really is a sacrifice for me. But, ok! Now, the Pirates were doing their home opener on Good Friday and the local Bishop refused (properly) to provide a dispensation for Catholics on eating meat – specifically, hot dogs at the game. Hey, I get it – a baseball game *requires* a hot dog and beer. A lot of Catholics got upset about that refusal to dispense but, honestly, they were being absurd…it is just one day, guys! You can forgo the hotdog for God who willed you into existence and loves you.

      But that just illustrates the lengths people will go to avoid making any real commitment to God. How hard people will try to *not believe*…because if God does exist – and if the Incarnation and Resurrection really happened – then certain things are obviously required of us.

    • Retired Spook April 10, 2023 / 10:22 am

      Color me shocked. I wonder what her pronouns are.

      • Amazona April 10, 2023 / 12:15 pm

        Bud Light’s President of Marketing Alissa Heinerscheid defended her decision to partner with Trans TikTok star Dylvan Mulvaney this week; blasting her beer’s “fratty and out of touch” branding.

        Is she then claiming that the pre-trans Bud Light market has been “fratty and out of touch”? Sure sounds like it. I’m seeing a trend of national/international companies insulting their core markets with smug condescending put-downs as they pander to the Next Shiny Thing.

        I’ve often commented on the interesting market strategy of making it as hard as possible for people to shop in places that, for example, blast ear-bleeding levels of “music” over poor quality speakers because the bored staff like it.. This seems to take that strategy to the next level, asking old customers to prostrate themselves and atone for being too “out of touch” or uncool or otherwise inadequate to fit into the new marketing themes so they can continue to wear slave-produced good of marginal quality or drink what is called, around here, bunny-piss “beer”.

        Let’s see how that plays out, shall we? Let’s see if the LGBTetc crowd will give up its White Claw or fizzy spiked lemonade for beer, for even “light” beer. I may be stereotyping here, but I have a feeling the only beer drinkers in that demographic are lesbian biker gangs, and their image would not let them drink “light” beer anyway.

        I also wonder how this might effect advertising at rodeos, tractor pulls, etc. They’ll need new signs: “This Bud’s For You, You Fratty Out Of Touch Relic”. Bud sponsors a lot of bull riding—-I would love to see the bull fighters come out as Mulvaney clones, with pearls and piled-on makeup.

        Is there a pool on how long Alissa lasts?

  3. Amazona April 10, 2023 / 11:07 am

    A comment in the comments section of one of the prominent online news blogs made the point that we should be able to see the transcript of the grand jury hearings that led to the Trump indictments. Redact the names of the jurors and witnesses if necessary, but let us see what was said to the jurors.

    We are fairly fresh off the revelation that government agents and officials lied to a court to try to damage Donald Trump, so why shouldn’t we be able to see if government agents and officials lied to a grand jury to try to damage him?

    The purported sanctity of the grand jury has already been violated by leaking its findings and there should be an investigation into the source of that leak. But just as talking about what your lawyer has been telling you invalidates the lawyer/client privilege and opens the door to discussion of those conversations, it seems that leaking privileged information from the grand jury violates that privilege as well, and opens the door to knowing what was said in those hearings.

    • Retired Spook April 10, 2023 / 11:10 am

      The purported sanctity of the grand jury has already been violated by leaking its findings

      And that actually IS a felony.

      • Amazona April 10, 2023 / 11:42 am

        But it’s one of those “good” felonies, because it’s covered by the “Who cares, he deserves it” clause.

      • Retired Spook April 10, 2023 / 1:57 pm

        the “Who cares, he deserves it” clause.

        That is actually a real thing in the minds of Leftists.

  4. Amazona April 10, 2023 / 11:45 am

    Originally published: July 12, 2021

    Everyone Who Gets the Jab Is Part of the Safety Trial

    In (a) featured video, which aired June 22, 2021, independent reporter Stew Peters plays an audio recording made by a young woman who suddenly developed Guillain-Barre syndrome after her Moderna injection. Her neurologist believes her condition is the direct result of the COVID shot.

    While the neurologist filed an adverse event report with the U.S. Vaccine Adverse Events Reporting System (VAERS), the woman decided to report it to Moderna as well. The Moderna rep does not appear the least surprised by the injury, and appears to admit he’s received similar reports before.

    During that call, the Moderna representative reads her the following disclaimer:

    “The Moderna COVID-19 vaccine has not been approved or licensed by the Food and Drug Administration, but it has been authorized for emergency use by the FDA under an emergency use authorization to prevent coronavirus disease 2019, for use in individuals 18 years of age and older.

    There is no FDA-approved vaccine to prevent COVID-19. The EUA for the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine is in effect for the duration of the COVID-19 EUA declaration, justifying emergency use of the product unless that declaration is terminated or the authorization is revoked sooner.”

    The rep also points out that all clinical trial phases are still ongoing, and that long-term protective efficacy against COVID-19 is unknown. When the patient asks whether everyone who gets the COVID shot — even if they did not specifically sign up to be a trial participant — is in fact part of the clinical trial, he replies, with a chuckle, “pretty much, yeah.”

    And it looks like this is still going on, with the important difference that in official, sanctioned, trials all side effects are recorded and become part of the evaluation of the safety of the drug.

    That, and people are not forced to participate to be able to have jobs or travel or go to school or be in the military.

  5. Amazona April 10, 2023 / 12:28 pm

    In other words, “assault hammers”

  6. Amazona April 10, 2023 / 12:30 pm

  7. Amazona April 10, 2023 / 12:34 pm

    I can’t help it! Scott Adams is a genius! Between robots and Dilbert he is a national treasure

    • Retired Spook April 10, 2023 / 12:55 pm

      The last one is actually a pretty accurate depiction of what the Trump indictment is all about.

    • Cluster April 10, 2023 / 1:15 pm

      Those are great

  8. Cluster April 10, 2023 / 6:08 pm

    They are still protesting the removal of two State politicians in Tennessee who used the murder of six Christians to bring attention to themselves and their political agenda. Very few mourners for the six murdered Christians. That’s the current position of the Democrat Party. That’s who they are. We have nothing in common with them, so let’s not pretend that we do

    • Amazona April 10, 2023 / 7:29 pm

      Maybe it’s time to revisit the decision and throw out the fat chick too. And slap that squishy Republican upside the head for buying into her crap.

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