Crises and Hope

Doug Pounds got a picture of me with this “Burning Bush” in New Hampshire. A lefty on Twitter helpfully told me it is an “invasive species.” Sheesh, leftism has become an invasive mental virus.

By Charlie Johnston

Twas the week before voting and all through the house,

All the creatures were spinning, especially the louse,

The ballot collection boxes set by the courthouse with care,

While the lefties all prayed the Great Mule soon would be there…

Ah, the week before an election like none I have ever seen before. The closest thing to this one may be the election of 1856, when the Whigs permanently consigned themselves to oblivion. I have played a command role (campaign manager or chief strategist) in over 100 campaigns. Sometimes the bottom drops out for you late. When that happens, you do your best to get to election day with your dignity intact to prepare the ground for a future effort. I have never seen the sort of flailing, frantic, vicious, counter-factual insanity the Dems are playing this time around. They have not set themselves up to lose an election, but to lose a few generations – and perhaps go the way of the Whigs.

Victory, though, could turn out to be the Republicans’ kryptonite. If they do not stand up and defend the folksies, holding the predators on the left to harsh account for their assault on basic freedom and decency, the rage that will be turned on the GOP will make the anger fueling this election seem like a mild rebuke. We could see both political parties tanking – and honest people building back from the ground up.

Traveling across the northern end of the country, I have been astonished at how few political signs I have seen this late in the game, until I got into New England. Even there, the signs carefully conceal what party each candidate belongs to. If Toto had been riding with me, I would have told him I don’t think we are in the same universe as we started out from. I have attributed the lack of signs in most places as a lack of Democratic enthusiasm and Republicans fearful of being firebombed by the “tolerant” left. What rational conservative would answer any poll anymore, not knowing whether it was a real polling outlet or the local Democratic Headquarters determining who to firebomb? The left has not learned that convincing someone to shut up is NOT the same thing as convincing them.

A dear, old friend of mine, Kathy Salvi, is the Republican nominee for US Senate in Illinois. Her husband, my old buddy Al Salvi, has been telling me all along she is going to win. I love my friends, but Illinois has become a nightmarish blue state hellhole. Yet just a few days ago, I got a tickling feeling that Kathy may very well win, specifically BECAUSE Illinois has turned into a blue state hellhole. The trickle of renewed red support from the summer has started gushing and I think may become a hundred-year flood by election day. This is because the Dems have treated every opening to make a case for themselves an opportunity to show people they really are THAT vicious, THAT perverted, THAT indifferent to ordinary peoples’ problems, and THAT divorced from reality. I don’t think this is going to be a red tsunami. This is going to be a bloodbath. Think the elevator scene from the movie, “The Shining.” Pray that Republicans do not deceive themselves that they have suddenly become THAT popular, but understand they have benefitted from the self-immolation of a once-great political party. Then get to work making this a self-governing Constitutional Republic of the people, by the people and for the people once more.

Of course I don’t expect that. (Lord, just once, couldn’t we do it the easy way?) The fact is we have ceased to be as Godly a people as we once were. Our leaders come from that ungodly pool. We will not become a Godly people again by choosing new secular leaders. We will get good leaders again when they come from a pool of genuinely Godly people. So the great challenge before us is to become a Godly people once more.

One of my favorite spots in the country for a talk – Atkinson, New Hampshire.

As I meet ordinary people along my way, I am heartened by their kindness, good humor, and commitment to doing whatever it takes to rebuild a healthy culture for their family and themselves. Yes, folks are shaken by all the weird dangers swirling around the world, but the old remember a joyful culture that is worth fighting for to bequeath to their children and the young aspire to a culture they have never seen but have heard tell of and seen in old movies and newsreels.

Though I have been on the edges of the city many times, I had not crossed the border into New York City since 1975. This year I spent several days there, visiting with Priests and colleagues. I had a wonderful dinner on the waterfront one evening with Mary Malerba, a trial lawyer, and her husband Russ Salerno, a retired patent attorney on the north end of Long Island. I know conservatives are not supposed to be friends with trial lawyers but, oddly, my biggest cohort of friends come from lawyers – with the biggest sub-cohort being trial lawyers. I like trial lawyers because they have a pugnacious edge that I like. I have never found a trial lawyer who is a shrinking violet…and some of the friends I have made from that cohort have come after we have argued vociferously for a time. In the end, a good scrapper always likes another good scrapper who doesn’t take the fencing personally. It’s better than finding a good dance partner. While in New York City, I also received the single biggest donation CORAC has ever gotten – $10,000. Whoo-ee! This month is covered and a decent chunk of next month! I have not quite concluded that I love New York yet, but I sure do love me some New Yorkers!

I love New York!

I went up to Little Compton, Rhode Island, which is quintessential New England. You can smell and feel the salt in the air. We had a wonderful gathering of folks who completely filled an American Legion Hall downtown – and downtown is called the Commons. Such cheery, optimistic people! I felt an inexplicable urge to go whaling. Thankfully, cooler heads prevailed. After breakfast with my hosts, Susan Kinnane and her sister, Tricia, at the Commons Restaurant (make sure to try the Johnnycakes), I headed on up to see Doug and Lambzie Pounds at their cabin in the wilds of New Hampshire.

The dinner the night before my talk in Little Compton. Directly to my right are Tricia and Susan, my hosts.

Doug is a candidate for the statehouse this time – and he will win. Gotta love his slogan! He is one of a bunch of CORAC members running for local office this time around. I wish I had time to visit Rick Bookwalter, who is running for City Council in Manassas, Virginia. He has been a wonderful, longtime CORAC friend. Doug and Lambzie built a beautiful cabin in the New Hampshire woods – and I stayed in the guest cabin. There was a beautiful small lake just back of my door. While there, my talk was about an hour away at the spacious home of Mike and Indiana Chalsen. I love that spot. I spoke there the last time around. If you watch videos of my talks, that was the one with the heavy snowstorm playing out behind the glass behind me, in which a curious rabbit came hopping by to see what all the excitement was about. Indiana, a Venezuelan ex-pat, makes the best seafood casserole I have EVER tasted (I had three bowls).  Something very good is going on in New Hampshire. Folks there are determined to live free, under God.

Doug and Lambzie with me at New Hampshire talk
Lambzie with me outside the guest cabin they housed me in while I was in New Hampshire

Now I am in Brunswick, Maine, just north of Portland. Maine is one of my favorite states, though I won’t get to see the rocky coast of Maine this time around – and I LOVE the rocky coast of Maine. My hostess, Tricia Smith, is intimately involved in her local Parish and has a long and varied career as a writer, motivational speaker, and counselor. She has consulted and worked with a lot of top-name companies over the years. Maine is an incredibly picturesque state with a lot of towns with roots in the 1700’s. I always loved New England because of its historic, flinty independence. Alas, it is overrun these days by people who are eager to do whatever they are told by the government. But my travels have shown me that a new generation of flinty independent types are determined to do what their forebears of several centuries ago did: forge a nation conceived in liberty and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal. One Priest I had dinner with told me, in astonished dismay, that, “we fought a revolution because the tax on tea was too high – and now we kill babies and mutilate children for fun and profit.” This shall not stand. And the flinty folks of New England have begun to rise in defense of faith, family and freedom.

Indiana and Mike Chalsen at the New Hampshire talk

David Daleiden just released a video with the longest-practicing abortion doctor in America, Forrest Smith, decrying California’s Proposition 1, which would vastly expand late-term abortions in California. Governor Gavin Newsome ought to think hard about this. When you are so radically pro-abortion that you have offended a major abortion doctor, you really ought to re-think your life.

Lefties thought that if they focused on abortion, they could get Americans to forget about gas prices, ruinous inflation and the threat of nuclear war. Instead, they have revealed just how radical they are – and the polls are showing it, much as the idiot media tries to hide it.

My guest home in Little Compton. They love rock walls instead of fences in upper New England.

Thanks to everyone who has gotten our fall fundraiser off to a good start. We have an ambitious year ahead. I need to get a lot of the down-loadables we have available on the CORAC website printed out and in the hands of Regional Coordinators to give out to their people. I have a feeling a lot of the ugliness that has been looming is going to hit hard next year. You will have a solidly Republican Congress, but a furiously authoritarian executive and Injustice Dept. determined to outlaw dissent and opposition. I suspect that, even in the best-case scenario, it is going to get ugly and dangerous. We WILL have the means for people of good will to band together, work with each other, and rebuild a culture of life and light together whatever the pitiful giant that has become the federal government does.

We are going to hold a national online meeting a couple of weeks after the election. Because of some glitches with the old technology, we will test first with Regional Coordinators and then let you know when it will be. This one will be unlimited as to how many people can get in.

The lake behind my guest cabin in New Hampshire. I just know there is a squirrel there somewhere.


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93 thoughts on “Crises and Hope

  1. What a beautiful and hearting piece, Charlie. Love the photos accompanying your travelogue. The enemy cannot steal our joy and gratitude to God… unless we allow him to do so.

    Oh that the Dems go the way of the Whigs. You’re looking and sounding absolutely fantastic, Doug!! Prayers going up for a successful election for you. You, too, Rick!! Praying for your success as well.

    THIS: “The fact is we have ceased to be as Godly a people as we once were.”

    After all these years – from 1981 to the present – with Our Lady Queen of Peace encouraging and exhorting us, many have grown ho hum weary of her repetitive words. She, as Our Lady of Medjugorje, was uncharacteristically BLUNT this month when revealing the overall state of humanity:
    “Dear children! The Most High permits me to be with you, and to be joy for you and the way in hope, because mankind has decided for death. That is why He sent me to keep instructing you that without God you do not have a future. Little children, be instruments of love for all those who have not come to know the God of love. Witness joyfully your faith and do not lose hope in a change of the human heart. I am with you and am blessing you with my motherly blessing. Thank you for having responded to my call. ”

    And a mighty Amen to this: ”So the great challenge before us is to become a Godly people once more.”

    Prayers unceasing for a Great Harvest, a full-hearted, full-throated return to the Lord!!

    Return to the Lord. Return to the Lord,
    With all your heart, With all your heart,
    With fasting and weeping and mourning,
    With fasting and weeping and mourning.

    The Lord is gracious. The Lord is gracious,
    Full of Mercy, Full of Mercy
    Slow to anger, rich in love,
    Slow to anger, rich in love.

    Blow the trumpet in Zion. Gather the people.
    Sound the alarm!

    The day of the Lord is near.
    Come and be cleansed.
    Come and be healed.
    Come and be filled.

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    1. Beautiful, Beckita. I saw that message from our Dear Mother too. I shudder to think what’s in store for the multitudes who have chosen death. 😢

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      1. Right, Jewels? I know God’s grace is sufficient for anyone of us to make a return to the Lord. To the last moment, I’ll be praying for those who have chosen death so that they have a Damascus moment, yet, I know some will not choose God. Unfathomable to a believer, but true.

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        1. Yes, Jewels and Beckita. It’s hard to imagine what our governor is calling down upon himself and our state. They are going to use taxpayer money to pay for women to come to CA for abortions; promoting it in Proposition 1, to be enshrined in the state constitution. Please God, let there be some victories in this state that has gone downhill drastically from what it used to be!

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    2. Beautiful and heartening post from Charlie, and likewise from you, Beckita. It’s really great to hear this witness from what’s actually happening on the ground, as opposed to the “narrative”™ Your US is still a beacon of hope for those of us in beleaguered Europe, as so often. And how great to hear that Doug is running for local office. As ’tis said: all politics is local. Go, Doug! And may God give you strength.

      I loved this from our Mother:

      “Little children, be instruments of love for all those who have not come to know the God of love. Witness joyfully your faith and do not lose hope in a change of the human heart”.

      Yep, that’s something I need to dwell on, as the almost, or seemingly so, hopeless situation over here all too easily leads to bitterness, snappiness, aggression… you name it (I’ve done it😒). We need to show the good example, it really does win hearts.

      And, in this month, I couldn’t finish without mentioning our brothers and sisters gone before us who need our prayers and are so anxious to help us in return. They are our “secret army” – let’s enlist their mighty help. We won’t be let down! J.

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        1. I got to see ad, looks great. It’s exciting/humbling to see that inspiration and understand how it came about. TY for doing this!

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          1. Hi Littlelight, Lambzie and I got a call last April from, Shannon, a pro life activist and, Jim, a state rep who are both personal friends. They both called to ask if I would run for state rep. The first repsonse to myself was, “NO. I am not a politician.” I never even returned their calls. About 2 months later, Shannon called me again near the filing deadline. My mistake was I picked up the phone. She said that no one had signed up for the last state rep slot in my district and if no one signs up, a dem will walk right into the slot. Sigh…. Ok. I will talk with Lambzie. Lambzie had to be on-board with her support or I would not do it. She was on-board. So I told Shannon yes. Within hours of filing, I got another call from Jim. I said, “Oh. You must have talked with Shannon.” Jim said, “No. I did not actually. I am calling to see if you will run for state rep.” Jim used to actively come to our storm dinners. That was confirmation number 1. That weekend, Lambzie and I went to the cabin and on the way home Monday morning, we stopped for breakfast. The gentleman in the next booth was talking politics and sign placing. It was obvious he was running for something. I got up to go to the bathroom and when I came back, I poked my nose in and asked if he was running for something. Yup. It turns out he is a state rep in the district where the cabin is. He is rock conservative. That was confirmation number 2. We have since struck up a friendship. He gave me some good advice. I placed is sign at the cabin. The cabin is off the beaten path. So the best he will get is all the squirrels voting for him. If that was the dem world, they would count them as legitimate votes. Fast forward, I am glad I filed to run. It turns out, another republican who was very pro abortion signed up and that forced a primary. I made it solidly through the primary where as the pro-abort candidate lost big time. Since getting involved, I am very energized. From door knocking, I am hearing a very positive response from swing voters. If that is any indication, there will be a huge red wave come Tuesday. I have met other great prolife/pro family reps and candidates along the way. It has inspired me. I look forward to a solid win on Tuesday and serving in the NH state house.

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              1. One of the best door knocks I encountered was a gentleman who emphatically said he would not tell me who he would vote for. We talked a bit and then he said, “anyone would be crazy if they voted for a dem.” That is all I needed to hear.😎

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            1. Wow, so inspirational. I say, you and Lambzie are just glowing. One can easily see the fire of The Lord working through you. TY heartily.

              In my district we have a young st. rep who is fully faith, family and freedom. He went door to door and spoke with us. We gladly gave him permission to put a sign in our yard, which he did.

              The state senate seat sadly is up for grabs. The outgoing Senator was exhausted on the covid tyranny and he fought valiantly. The new guy, put a sign up on our lawn without talking to us or asking our permission. We left it for awhile, but I had a nagging feeling. I took the time to pray and think. The thought came to me that if someone is presumptous and disrespectful in little matters,—-such as assuming because we have a republican sign we’d also vote for him carte blanche—-he will be also this way when it counts more.

              So I pulled the sign and ripped it up. A short while later, I got a mailing from him, brazenly and boldly proclaiming he was Pro Death/Abortion and Proud of it!! Turns out he is a retired oncologist/hematologist from an affluent small community here with deep roots. I’m certain he has the blessing of the RINO establishment 😦

              Saddest part is my next door neighbor who has a corner property that gets tons of visibility, put up not one but 2 signs for this pro-abort. And the man is running primarily as a pro abort.

              My neighbor has always had my deep respect. For years he’d plow us out and did so generously for the commuity. His family has deep, deep New England roots.

              I guess I should have a conversation with him. But I’m not fooling myself that I can do anything other than witness.

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              1. Ouch!  That is disappointing.  I left my literature on a door that had republican signs and left a note “asking” if they would post my sign.  I got a call that night and they were more than delighted to place my sign.—- Sent from Doug’s Back Pack

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                1. Do you want to hear something funny?

                  Apparently the Rino running for state senate is labeled as “extreme” by the female dem opposition. She is endorsed by Planned Parenthood and warns that voting for the Rino will be a vote against abortion.

                  Remember the Rino sent out campaign ads with his wife and daughter saying he will defend the “right” to abortion. This was the main message on the Rino’s fact sheet.


    3. Thank you Becks. You are too kind to me. The cat is out of the bag. Yes. I am running for office in NH. It is a big reason I have been away from commenting here. Charlies visit was a grace to us all in NH. Campaigning is a lot of grunt work along with that I still work 4 days a week at my regular job and have been building a cabin over the last year. The wind is currently blowing in our direction. So it is a good time to set the sails and take advantage of it. I am meeting some very wonderful folks along the way. More than anything, I ask for prayers to make Godly decisions if I make it to the state house. What is really cool is Charlie got to see a burning bush. So he has something in common with Moses now.

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      1. Prayers ongoing, Doug, for all your needs as you follow this call. I visited your site and love how you’ve developed it. You are one busy man!! PS I think Charlie was already a Moses figure and, therefore, standing beside the burning bush was a natural pose! 😉
        Hugs for Lambzie.

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        1. Becks, you are right on about Charlie. Burning bushes are very beautiful in the fall with their vibrant red color. I smuggled one to the cabin and planted it their. Shhhh. Don’t tell anyone.

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          1. Sort of funny I was wondering where you were and was going to ask 😂. And all of a sudden there you were!!!😂 Thanks be to God for what you are doing!!!😇

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    1. Don’t get too weighed down, Becky. There ARE wonderful folks in the world!

      We recently had financial reverses, so I informed my CPC, that I sidewalk counsel for, that after this 40 Days for Life, I would have to stop the 120 mile trip each week. Sad, but true. NOPE! A fellow sidewalk prayer partner heard my story, (not from me,) and gave me gas money for one-half of the year! She said I needed to be there. WOW!

      Will we have the year? Even six months? Who knows, but she is getting a LOT of prayers these days, and I feel confirmed that for whatever reason, I am supposed to be on that sidewalk.

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  2. Thank you, Charlie, for taking us along on your travels and bringing us encouraging news from faithful Christians! Praise God for the “remnant” across this beautiful land! Prayers for all those running for offices. May God grant them the graces they’ll need to be firm in their faith!

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        1. In the grand scheme of things Patricia, if you did not invite me to dinner when Charlie came to Medford in 2015, the last 7 years of Lambzie’s and my life would be very different 🙂

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          1. That gave me goose bumps, Doug, and I don’t even know you all personally! Isn’t God amazing how He works through each of us?!

            Praying for God’s blessing and grace upon you, Doug! His will be done!

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            1. He is amazing jewelsword!  He is a master at connecting all the pieces of our lives.  Thank you for the prayers!—- Sent from Doug’s Back Pack

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  3. Haha, Charlie and the burning bush, I love it.

    New England is so ruggedly beautiful and unique and so many rock walls, everywhere. In the woods there are many old stone foundations, remains of fireplaces, etc. from early settlers. The stone walls there once lined fields and marked property lines. Actually, we have a stone wall as one of our property boundaries. Pretty cool.

    As always, you encouraged us greatly. Yes, I do believe the flintiness of the old timers will steady us here. Can’t wait to see you back in New England.

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      1. As I remarked elsewhere, you and Lambzie are positively glowing, glowing folks! I recognize it as someone living joyfully a mission entrusted to them by The Lord. TY!

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        1. Thank you.  Same to you and Brian!  You humble me Littlelight!  Oh.  And it was fun that Brian and I both were wearing Harris Tweed wool dress jackets. 😎—- Sent from Doug’s Back Pack

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  4. Charlie, thanks so much for this joyful, uplifting and hope-filled posting. So many beautiful folksies all over our battered yet beautiful country. Your photos are heartening. Your message is inspiring. Thank-you so much.
    Continuing prayers for all here~katey in OR

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  5. In Nevada, there has been a flurry of campaign ads from the DemoRats for Senator, Governor, Congress, and a few lesser state positions. The ads cover only one, single topic, and that is the freedom to have abortions which the Republicans, by name are threatening. They lie about what the SCt held, and they lie about Republican positions. Given the high concern over inflation, and the threat to low wage earners by the flux of illegals, I like to think there will be a wipe out, too.

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    1. Forgot to mention one ad which states boldly that the MAGA insurrectionists killed five police on Jan 6. Nice to see the rats resorting to outright lying.

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    I’m glad I got to see DC and a bunch of other great USA Cities before Democrats turned them into dangerous ****Holes ;-(

    Of course! It’s ChinaJoe’s PuppetMaster pullin’ de strings!
    …………………….. Hello! …DOJ!?? …… Hello!!!!

    Yep! … & Scores of Gubermint Perps are STILL collecting Pay Checks or Retired Pay and laughing all the way to the Bank with no fears of retribution!!

    I’ve always been a Non-Response kinda guy. Strangers have No Right to My Business.
    Why would Left Pollsters be surprised at Non-Response!? Since before BO’s 1st Run in 08, anyone who has not been with The Left Agenda has been vilified or Worse!
    Up The Secret Majority and God Bless!!!

    Illinois decending into madness …. some here will probably live to see the breaking up of States and USA Regions.


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  7. PS-PM:

    Pastor Dana…Worth a Watch! …. & I remember that Mother Angelica/EWTN said: Be careful and SPECIFIC in your Prayer Requests!

    HELLO!!!?? I thought Democrats were All-In for “Democracy” and Free Speech
    …….and don’t be questioning any Questionable, like Election 20, Democrat Election Shenanigans …. ’cause…. Media & Swamp DC still be owned by The Usual Suspects!
    Gang!! Our Founders did NOT set up a Democracy! …. Far from it!! ….. Our Founders set up a REPUBLIC and they knew full well that “Democracy” would devolve into the CORRUPT systems we are now witnessing in Our USA and Old Christendom ;-(


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  8. Just today Brandon said it could take days to count all the totally legitimate votes. [cough cough]

    Sounds about right to me. 🤢🤮

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  9. Re your verbal fencing with other scrappers, that would be an engaging podcast, Charlie; reminiscent of the McLaughlin Group with Buchanan sparring with Eleanor Clift etc. Spirited yet civil.

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    1. Maggie, that was a great show that we used to watch. I’m trying to remember the name of the lovely conservative lady. I wonder if she is active now.

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  10. JESUS = GOOD NEWS …;-)

    Pray Against Unrestricted Abortion on Demand in Vermont

    ChinaJoe doesn’t know where the Head is ;-(

    Get a Load of this Dummy! When de SHTF Moment arrives she & Ilk will more likely be exterminated by THEIR Beloved Criminal Classes!



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  11. PS:
    I’m Voting Democrat because…… Updated for Election 22 ;-( … 😉

    I’m voting Democrat because freedom of speech is fine as long as nobody is offended by it.
    I’m voting Democrat because like most Americans I trust lawyers more than anyone else; I think only lawyers should run the government and many Democrat Leaders are lawyers (Al Gore dropped out of Law School, so I don’t trust him as much, except on Global Warming.)
    I’m voting Democrat because the Democrats support the trial lawyers and I think this country needs more lawsuits and less tort reform. I don’t believe the trial lawyers’ contributions have a thing to do with it.
    I’m voting Democrat because I know the US of A is the focal point of evil in the Universe.
    I’m voting Democrat because the United Nations, unilateral nuclear disarmament and abolishing Our Military are the only hope for World peace.
    I’m Voting Democrat because I believe that the WHO. CDC and NIH know best about keeping me and my Family healthy.
    I’m voting Democrat because I want to get my health care from the same competent, efficient, cost-effective, customer-service-focused folks who run the Congress, US Post Office, Social Security, IRS, FEMA and the/any State Registry of Motor Vehicles.
    I’m voting Democrat because I’m way too irresponsible to own a gun, and I know that The Federal Government is all I need to protect me from terrorists, murderers, rapists and thieves.
    I’m voting Democrat because I believe that Gun Laws that disarm rural and suburban Americans will turn Urban Gang-Bangers and Rural Dope-Dealers into Chaste Latin & Greek Scholars.
    I’m voting Democrat because I believe the law is what judges say it is, and not what legislators say—or THE UNITED STATES CONSTITUTION/BILL OF RIGHTS.
    I’m voting Democrat because I believe the government will do a better job of spending the money I earn/invest than I would and I want to spread my wealth around to those who earn less—or nothing.
    I’m voting Democrat because I believe that any business should not be allowed to make profits for themselves. Business should break even and give the rest away to the government for redistribution as The Government sees fit.
    I’m voting Democrat because I think this is the perfect time to raise the Capital Gains Tax and drive investment money out of our stock market and the US of A.
    I’m voting Democrat because Congress has done such a wonderful job under Democrat leadership over the past two years – I want a lot more of the same.
    I’m voting Democrat because I don’t think we give enough to foreign countries in foreign aid.
    I’m voting Democrat because I liked the high unemployment, inflation and interest rates of the Jimmy Carter years.
    I’m voting Democrat because I think windmills (except off Hyannis Port), Solar Panels are a better answer to reliable, clean energy than Nuclear Energy.
    I’m voting Democrat because I’m not concerned about the slaughter of 65 million babies so long as we keep all death row inmates alive.
    I’m voting Democrat because I believe liberal judges need to rewrite the Constitution every few days to suit some fringe kooks who would NEVER get their agendas past the voters.
    I’m voting Democrat because we simply don’t need any Bill of Rights – Government always knows best.
    I’m voting Democrat because I have more faith in Government and Mother Earth than traditional religion.
    I’m voting Democrat because I think Hollywood Stars, the ladies on “The View” and The Squad are the smartest people on Earth.
    I’m voting Democrat because I think diversity is great in everything EXCEPT Thought, Talk Radio, Religion and the Internet.
    I’m voting Democrat because I believe oil companies’ profits of 4% on a gallon of gas are obscene but the government taxing the same gallon of gas at 15% isn’t.
    I’m voting Democrat because I know they will tax everyone but me.
    I’m voting Democrat because the Government should pay for my children’s diapers, breakfast, lunch, condoms, abortions and college education.
    I’m voting Democrat because parents shouldn’t get to choose the school their kids go to. Parents should leave their children’s education to Government and the Teachers and stay out of it.
    I’m voting Democrat because when we pull out of the Middle East – I trust that the radical Islamists will stop what they’re doing because they will then think we’re good people.
    I’m voting Democrat because I know that Russia is Evil but China, Iran and Venezuela are not.
    I’m voting Democrat because I believe that people who can’t tell us if it will rain on Friday CAN tell us that the Polar Ice Caps will melt away in ten years if I don’t start riding a bicycle.
    I’m Voting Democrat because $70K Electric Cars with a range of 150 miles is a great way to tour the USA.
    I’m voting Democrat because I believe it’s fine for Russia/China/Iran/Venezuela to drill for oil and build coal/nuclear power plants but it is not good for US.
    I’m voting Democrat because I know that Fidel, Marx, Stalin, Osama, Ho, Mao, Yasser, Che and Hugo were/are great leaders but Ronald Reagan and Donald Trump were/are not.
    I’m voting Democrat because I believe that EQUITY requires that thousands of dead folks, Illegal Aliens and non-existent voters be “registered” and their Votes be counted.
    I’m voting Democrat because I love the fact that I can now marry whatever I want. I’ve decided to marry my dog.
    I’m voting Democrat because the Democrats, FBI, George Soros and “The Media” would call me a racist if I didn’t.

    “A Liberal is a person who will give away everything they don’t own”
    – William F. Carling

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    1. Funniest takeaway for me:

      “I’m voting Democrat because I believe that Gun Laws that disarm rural and suburban Americans will turn Urban Gang-Bangers and Rural Dope-Dealers into Chaste Latin & Greek Scholars.”


      Sister Bear

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  12. I’ll just drop this here and show myself out.

    Should every R winner demand an audit of the vote count? Good or bad tactical move?

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  13. JESUS = GOOD NEWS …;-)

    Rather than Ominous, let’s Pray that it portends a Red Wave of Righteousness!

    Ain’t this nice ;-(


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    1. CD, I can’t find your comment that has the link, but the article about DHS/twitter/Dorsey should cause alarm bells for all. Of course these articles are kept under wraps by the “guardians” of the world! We wouldn’t want the brain dead among us starting to think, would we!

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  14. ‘The wind blows wherever it pleases. You hear its sound, but you cannot tell where it comes from or where it is going.’ John 3:8
    Looks like the breath of the Holy Spirit decided where the sign should be…

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  15. Thanks for the endorsement, Charlie. It is really appreciated. The campaign here in Manassas is a microcosm of what’s happening in the rest of the country. Really wish you could stop by- it would be great to see you!
    Please pray for my neighbor; her health is not good.
    Also my 11 year old grandson developed a massive infection in his hand yesterday and was admitted to Children’s National Hospital in DC . He will require multiple surgeries. I was with him and his father, Ben, all today and yesterday. Please pray for a full recovery for my grandson.

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  16. JESUS = GOOD NEWS …;-)

    YUP! THEY will not accept The Election! Ya can bet a C-Note The Usual Suspects will be Hootin’ & Hollerin’ about Fraud, Intimidation, Racism … and Trump … plus give marching orders to THEIR Militant/Violent Rent a Mobs whilst The Media Cheers and DOJ/FBI/Blue State Gubermints don THEIR Blinders ;-(

    Anyone here STILL want Your Tax $$$ going to NPR/PBS?


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    How Nice!
    …. is PF & Vatican Gang TOTALLY Ignorant of History? Islam only “Plays Nice” until they don’t have to! No Diversity, Equity or Let’s Sing Kumbaya there!

    The godless Global Re-Set Gang want Worldwide Collapse so THEY can “Build Back Better”! ;-(


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  18. Christmas Novena cont. IV. Excess of Love Operative Love November 4 – 10

    “My daughter, from the devouring love, move on to look at my operative love. Each conceived soul brought Me the burden of her sins, of her weaknesses and passions, and my love commanded Me to take the burden of each one of them. And it conceived not only the souls, but the pains of each one, as well as the satisfaction which each one of them was to give to my Celestial Father. So my Passion was conceived together with Me. Look well at Me in the womb of my Celestial Mama. Oh! How tortured was my little Humanity. Look well at my little head, surrounded by a crown of thorns, which, pressed tightly around my temples, made rivers of tears pour out from my eyes; nor was I able to make a move to dry them. O Please! Be moved to compassion for Me, dry my eyes from so much crying – you, who have free arms to be able to do it. These thorns are the crown of the so many evil thoughts which crowd the human minds. Oh! How they prick Me, more than thorns which sprout from the earth. But, look again – what a long crucifixion of nine months: I could not move a finger or a hand or a foot. I was always immobile; there was no room to be able to move even a tiny bit. What a long and hard crucifixion, with the addition that all evil works, assuming the form of nails, continuously pierced my hands and feet.” So He continued to narrate to me pains upon pains – all the martyrdoms of His little Humanity, such that, if I wanted to tell them all, I would be too long.

    I abandoned myself to crying, and I heard in my interior: “My daughter, I would like to hug you, but I am unable to do so – there is no room, I am immobile, I cannot do it. I would like to come to you, but I am unable to walk. For now, you hug Me and you come to Me; then, when I come out of the maternal womb, I will come to you.” But as I hugged Him and squeezed Him tightly to my heart with my imagination, an interior voice told me: “Enough for now, my daughter; move on to consider the fifth excess of my love.”

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  19. JESUS = GOOD NEWS …;-)

    Catholics don’t buy into Rapture Theology but if Hal is correct, I’m asking The Lord to remember me as a Friend! 😉
    …. Sooo … Joe!? What do THEY, Your Democrat “Friends”, have on You? Producer Class WV has gone Conservative/GOP BigTime … As for You? … Eh?!?


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  20. With all the real world problems people have in CA, I cannot believe that the state is solidly blue. One would think it could at least be a tossup state. It boggles my mind to think that unfettered theft from stores is accepted, urinating and defecating on sidewalks is OK, family trans presentations are ok (and all the other so-called family stuff) , the out of control spending is just fine, and the result is that the Pel. mafia has no reason to fear toppling. It might have something to do with how the election map is drawn, but it still seems to me that people should be totally fed up with this incredibly odd universe in which they are living. In addition, there is a real world drought that will affect so many… and soon the food supply, I imagine. Do the citizens really feel that the fools on top care about average working families?

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  21. JESUS = GOOD NEWS …;-)
    …let’s Pray that ChinaJoe’s Green, Social “Justice” and godless Global Re-Set PuppetMasters all get kinetic nose bleeds tomorrow!

    Has anyone else noticed that Democrat Political “Safe Seat” Districts are invariably the most Unsafe Habitats for The Citizens?

    Our entire Western World is being strangled by BigBro Bureaucrats!

    Fiscal Collapse and Day of Reckoning a coming ;-(


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  22. JESUS = GOOD NEWS 😉 Noon

    My Goodness! The timing is very interesting ;-(

    THEY used ChinaPlague to intimidate citizens, steal elections and strangle middle class small business and enrich Global BigBro Gubermint, Big Tech, Big Box Retail and Big Pharma ….. and many reasonably argue THEY committed Global Genocide!

    Get a Load of This ….. IT IS FERAL GUBERMINT INTIMIDATION!! …… can you imagine the Blow-Back if Trump’s DOJ/DOD did this!??
    ….. that Democrats are in BIG Election Trouble have nothing to do with it … Right!?
    …. I’m sure ChinaJoe’s DOJ will On-It in Flint! …. Right!?? …. Hello!!

    …… Why are we poking The Bear? Why are we sending a Big Boomer into the Med &/or Black Sea which are essentially Bath Tubs in Naval Ops!
    ………….. Are the other Branches of The Service in like shape?
    ………………. Something Big & Bad be happenin’ soon!? …. Eh???

    If The Usual Suspects can’t stop The Red Wave thru Hook&Crook this week, THEY will launch preplanned Options to protect the Rich, Powerful and Felonious Bigs.
    Making the Biden Crime Family disappear, installing’ Prez PuppetStooge #2 and blaming the GOP for ALL the USA’s Coming Troubles will be best case scenario …. Worst Case Scenario? …. See Above! ;-(

    I miss Rush! Clay & Buck are doing a pretty good job in The Slot.


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  23. JESUS = GOOD NEWS 😉 PM ….. VOTE!!

    Dana @ FOXNews has it right:
    “Democracy is NOT on the Ballot; Democracy IS the Ballot!
    DEMOCRATS {Agendas/Policies} are on the Ballot!”

    I was gonna set the alarm for 0-Dark-30 …. but Cloudy WX here ;-(
    …. Remember! Pray that Eclipse signals Righteous Red Tsunami!

    Any fool can figure it out! Kari is MAGA and ChinaJoe’s DOJ/FBI have better things to do …. like Lock-Up Octogenarian Pro-Life Faithful, Jan 6 Patriots and/or School Board Protestors!


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  24. JESUS = GOOD NEWS …;-) ….. VOTE!!!

    …. REMEMBER!! …. DEMOCRATS weaponized/Politicized ChinaPlague and PUSH on US ALL forms of PERVERSION including Child Mutilation!!

    Does anyone doubt that THEY have already printed up phony ballots and prepared phony lawsuits to STEAL another Election!!??

    Twitter might start by monitoring Disinfo/”Hate” Speech that emanates from The UN and THEIR Masters at WEF not to mention THEIR sidekicks at Democrat Party USA!
    ……SEE!? … de poor Democrats are being waylaid by all that Disinfo/”Hate” Speech about THEIR USA/Constitution Destroying Policies and America Hating Adherents.

    Nothing to see here! … MOVE ALONG!!



    1. Today, one of the other candidates running with me, her husband and I went to the polls at 5:00 AM to get a good spot to sign wave.  The three of us held hands and prayed together for the election.—- Sent from Doug’s Back Pack

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        1. Hi Jewelsword.  Well, I lost my election by 8 votes.  It was a hard blow.  I requested a recount and that will take place this Wednesday.—- Sent from Doug’s Back Pack


          1. Thanks for letting us know, Doug. It will be interesting to see if the recount changes numbers. So, so close!! God’s will prevail! (And no matter what, God bless you for stepping up and giving it a go!)


      1. Twice in the last several days, I have heard two people say this same sentence: “Prayer begets what it signifies–what you ask for is what you are going to get–‘knock and it will be opened; ask and you shall receive’…” One added…if it be according to God’s will. I hope your prayers were fruitful because I am sure they were heard. God bless you for your witness!

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