Today’s highly interesting read (06/29/22): How Democrats Made Themselves Miserable And Want You To Be Too

It’s all good. Take the time to take it all in.

Stephen Moore is a Fox News contributor and author of “Who’s the Fairest of Them All? The Truth About Taxes, Income and Wealth in America.”  He wrote earlier this year:

A survey by the University of Chicago found that record percentages of people in 2021 described themselves as “unhappy.”

Here’s what’s most interesting about the results of the happiness survey. The people with the most significant happiness deficiencies are Democratic voters. Liberals are miserable. Only 1 in 6 Democratic voters say they are “very happy.” Almost twice as many Republicans say they are “very happy.”

Why is that? First, liberals are much less religious, patriotic and interested in getting married and having children than conservatives. It’s a Grand Canyon-sized division between liberals and conservatives. I’d venture to say that the love of country, God and family make people happy.

Liberals are less likely to be working and more likely to be on government assistance. But every study shows that work is highly associated with happiness. Giving a person a fish rather than teaching a person to fish leads to very different life satisfaction outcomes.

Liberals also live their lives in fear. Liberals are much more likely to believe that global warming will doom us than are conservatives. Similarly, from the start of the pandemic until recently, liberals were twice as likely to be “very worried” about COVID-19 than conservatives. There is something sociologically different about how liberals view risks than conservatives.

Finally, there is the geographical separation between conservatives camped in red states and liberals camped in blue states — the two Americas. Blue states shut down their economies. They shut down restaurants, schools, parks, theaters, tennis and basketball courts, playgrounds, beaches, bars and any other place where people could, God forbid, have fun.

Not so long ago, those on the left of the political spectrum were the partiers — the wild and crazy crowd: sex, drugs and rock ‘n’ roll. Live and let live. Now leftists are a bunch of judgmental prudes like nuns in a convent.

And they suffer from a severe happiness deficit. They got Biden in office, and now they’re still miserable. Given the damage that Biden has done to our country in just one year in office, one could conclude that it serves them right. 

John Hawkins wrote 5 Reasons Liberals Aren’t As Happy as Conservatives:

Want to be a miserable person? Be a liberal. Want to have a happy life? Be a conservative. Why is that the case? There are a number of reasons for it.

1) Conservatives believe in personal responsibility.

2) Conservatives are more religious than liberals.

3) Conservatives are more likely than liberals to get married.

4) Liberalism just doesn’t work very well in the real world.

5) Liberalism has turned into an extraordinarily harsh, divisive, angry ideology.

That brings us to today’s read from  Eddie Scarry, the D.C. columnist at The Federalist and author of “Liberal Misery: How the Hateful Left Sucks Joy Out of Everything and Everyone.” Here’s an excerpt:

It made some sense that liberal Democrats would be bitter immediately after the 2016 election.   

They lost. And losing hurts. But it’s not supposed to be permanent.

Even when Democrats emerged victorious from the suffocating bonfire of 2020, having control of the White House and all of Congress for two years, has their mood change? No. It’s only gotten worse.

They may have traded their pussy hats for Fauci prayer candles, but the attitude has never been angrier or more spiteful. Vengeance has animated them each and every day.

Read the entire column here.

Reasons I’m voting for Rebecca Kleefisch on August 9, #15: Medical fees

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Rebecca wants to make Wisconsin America’s leader for price transparency in health care.

While some medical procedures (kids’ braces) are fairly transparent, others are nearly impossible to decipher.  Also, transparency shouldn’t suddenly and surprisingly materialize after a procedure is performed.

Today’s highly interesting read (06/28/22): The Supreme Court agrees I have a right to pray

Today’s read is from Joe Kennedy, a former U.S. Marine. He coached high school football in Bremerton, Washington. Here’s an excerpt:

Though I never would’ve thought I’d end up in front of the Supreme Court, I’m glad I stayed in the fight.

Not everyone has agreed with my fight in this case. That’s OK. The American ideal of freedom is strong enough for us to disagree and still love each other as Americans. But we should all agree that no one should be fired from their job just because someone can be seen engaged in a private prayer.  

I pushed my guys on the field to never stop fighting until the whistle blew, to always give it everything they have until the last down. I simply could not give up my fight, to compromise the commitment I made to God, and keep their respect on the field. I had to keep fighting. 

Read the entire column by the coach here.

Reasons I’m voting for Rebecca Kleefisch on August 9, #14: Accomplishments

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As a governor, you’re not like one of 100 US Senators. You have to get things done.

Rebecca Kleefisch during a debate Monday between the Republican primary candidates for Wisconsin governor hosted by the Providence Academy:

I’m the only proven conservative reformer running for governor. And I’m proud of my record. I’m a Tea Party mom, former small business owner, former watchdog journalist who against all odds became Lt. Governor of the state of Wisconsin. I’m proud of our record in the Walker-Kleefisch administration. Concealed carry. Castle Doctrine. Photo ID to protect the sanctity of our vote. Defunding Planned Parenthood of all state dollars. Ending teleabortions in the state of Wisconsin.  What a wonderful victory we have had as pro-life activists over the last week.

We expanded school choice across our great state. So it is now a statewide program. We made more robust our school choice programs in Milwaukee, Racine and Kenosha and we added a special need scholarship.

We did great reforms like prevailing wage reform. We became a right to work state. We condensed and dropped tax rates. We eliminated the personal property tax…well, we tried to at least. Unfortunately Tony Evers vetoed it. But we eliminated the property tax levy by the state of Wisconsin.

Not only that, but the granddaddy of them all, Act 10, which has now saved the taxpayers of Wisconsin $15 billion.

UPDATE: URGENT READ: This Crime Against Children Must Be Stopped


Previously on This Just In…

The update: By Louis Gohmert, Bill Posey, and Ted Cruz, June 21, 2022

Why the Rush to Authorize the COVID-19 Vaccine for Young Children?

If there’s one thing the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have taught us since COVID-19 began, it’s that we should proceed with caution when it comes to their proclamations on public health. This is a sad reality that we must acknowledge if we wish to keep our nation’s youngest and most innocent citizens safe, especially since the FDA’s advisory panel just voted unanimously to recommend the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines for babies and toddlers.

Alarmingly, the FDA essentially announced recently that it no longer approves of the use of the Johnson and Johnson (J&J) COVID-19 vaccine due to “rare” but “potentially life-threatening” side effects. This embarrassing and disturbing proclamation comes after the shot had been available and encouraged—and in some cases, required for the public to take—for over 14 months. Now, the FDA says the shot should only be used if an individual is unable to get the Pfizer or Moderna shot—a ringing endorsement from the “trust the science” crowd.

A little over a year ago, the FDA told us that the J&J vaccine “meets the FDA’s expectations for safety and effectiveness appropriate for the authorization of a vaccine for emergency use.” The vaccine apparently held up to the FDA’s “rigorous standards for safety, effectiveness and manufacturing quality,” although authorized in a grossly truncated timeline that was alone concerning to cautious observers.

So how can we possibly trust an FDA that just over a year ago gave the J&J vaccine a glowing review to now ensure that the proper safety and efficacy standards are met and implemented when it comes to our country’s youngest children and babies?

We recently sent a letter to FDA Commissioner Robert Califf expressing our serious concerns over Big Pharma’s rush to see that the Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines be authorized under emergency use for young children (which, as anyone paying attention knows, will almost certainly lead to widespread COVID-19 vaccine mandates for children, particularly given that the U.S. government has already purchased millions of doses for them).

This is a virus with a 99.995 percent survival rate for children under 18 years of age. According to the CDC, more than 70 percent of this population have already had COVID-19 and recovered. Why, then, the urgency to authorize its use for kids when the long-term side effects are completely unknown and the risk of adverse events, particularly myocarditis in young boys, appears to be a real issue? An April study in JAMA Cardiology shows how devastating myocarditis can be for young men aged 16 to 24. To date, there have been over 10,000 reports of adverse reactions for children aged 5 to 11 who received COVID-19 vaccines.

In fact, myocarditis is prevalent enough in our young children post-vaccination that the CDC recently announced that it may consider experimenting with spacing out the time between vaccine doses to attempt to prevent heart inflammation cases in kids who receive the shots.

A study released in February found that the Pfizer vaccine was only 12 percent effective in children 5 to 11 years old after 30 days. How will a third dose boost this large of a decline in efficacy, and what is the decline in efficacy for 0-to-4-year-olds? Even more importantly, what are the risks to the children who take these shots? The answer is, the FDA doesn’t know.

Last week, we sent another letter to the FDA and its Vaccines and Related Biological Products Advisory Committee highlighting critical questions that we wished to see answered before the vaccines were authorized for emergency use for babies and toddlers. For instance:

  • Why has the FDA recently lowered the efficacy bar for COVID-19 vaccines for the youngest children?
  • If approved and widely used among children aged 5 and under, how many lives does the FDA estimate will be saved in this age group over the next year? Given the injuries reported in the FDA’s own Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System, or VAERS, how will the FDA evaluate potential tradeoffs of serious vaccine injuries versus serious COVID-19 outcomes?
  • How many healthy children aged 5 and under without preexisting medical conditions have died or been hospitalized from the original SARS-CoV-2 virus or its variants?
  • Why has the FDA been so slow to release the hundreds of thousands of pages of data from preapproval manufacturer studies, post-approval adverse events data, and other post-approval manufacturer data submitted to the FDA as required by law?

There are numerous questions that need to be answered by the FDA and CDC. It’s quite possible that the risks outweigh the benefits when it comes to using these experimental vaccines with a questionable safety profile on our children—and our government barely seems to care.

Louis Buller Gohmert Jr. has been a U.S. representative from Texas’s 1st congressional district since 2005. Gohmert is a former jurist and was part of the Tea Party movement.

Congressman William Joseph Posey has represented Florida’s 8th congressional district since 2009. He previously served eight years in the Florida State Senate.

Rafael Edward “Ted” Cruz has been a U.S. senator for Texas since 2013. Cruz served as solicitor general of Texas from 2003 to 2008.

The latest pro-life news (06/27/22)

NATURALLY, LOTS OF MATERIAL THIS WEEK

THIS WEEKLY BLOG POSTED EVERY MONDAY PROMOTES A CULTURE OF LIFE

Don’t miss our heartwarming closing story every week!


From Pro-Life Wisconsin.

From WI Right To Life.

ALSO:

Dear Prolifers: Your Labor Was Not In Vain.

Who Was The President Who Transformed America? Donald Trump.

Dobbs Decision is a Crucial Reminder of How Much the 2016 Election Mattered.

If you consider yourself a pro-life Republican and weren’t on the Trump Train in 2016, sit your pansy-ass down.

Does the Dobbs Decision Mean Birth Control or Same-Sex Marriage Are Now at Risk?

Anti-abortion groups celebrate historic court victory as they look to find ways to help women in crisis pregnancies.

On Roe: The Unbridled Hypocrisy of ‘Good Catholics’ Biden and Pelosi.

Post-Dobbs, The Abortion Battle Hits Activist State Courts.

AND FINALLY, LOVIN’ LIFE…

VIDEO & ARTICLE:

‘A moment none of us will ever forget’: How a premature baby helped her mom with cardiac issues improve

Thanks for reading!

The Wall That Heals is on its way to Franklin

I’m very late with this post, but please bear with me.

From nationaltoday.com:

We commemorate those who fought in the Vietnam War on National Vietnam War Veterans Day, March 29. There’s no doubt that the Vietnam War was one of the most brutal. In fact, over three million people were killed during the 20 years it went on. It was known as the Second Indochina War to Americans, and considering its long fighting time and brutality, National Vietnam War Veterans Day was created to honor all the men and women who fought during its time.

The Vietnam War has a long history. It was one of the longest wars involving America. Starting in 1955, the war went on until 1975, making it the second-longest war, aside from the ongoing Afghanistan War. Over 2.7 million Americans served during this war In 1973. All combat and support units withdrew from Vietnam following the war, but it continued to have an impact on many of the families and people affected by the war. 

National Vietnam War Veterans Day is acknowledged on March 29 every year, honoring anyone who served during its 20-year time. Since respect and combat support wasn’t immediately given to those who served after the war ended because of the number of deaths, the day was founded in 2017 to finally offer that respect to everyone involved. 

Understanding that it wasn’t the soldiers’ choices to go to war, U.S. Senators Pat Toomey, R-Pa., and Joe Donnelly, D-Ind., introduced the legislation proposing the anniversary of the withdrawal of military units from South Vietnam as the date. It was President Donald Trump who signed the Act on March 29, calling for U.S. flags to be flown on this day to honor everyone who served during this time, whether they were in Vietnam or not. 

Every year since it was founded in 2017, this national day has continued to be recognized on March 29. Aside from honoring those who fought, four other parts of this day that are meant to be highlighted are the service of the Armed Forces and support organizations during the war; the wartime contributions at home; the advancements in technology, science, and medicine; and the contributions by American allies.

Every Sunday morning at St. Anthony’s Church on the south side of Milwaukee, my parish since birth, a Hispanic gentleman sits in the last pew with a friend of his. He and I always exchange pleasantries. Throughout the year he proudly wears shirts, caps, and jackets about his military service. This was yesterday (Sunday).

I mention because Tuesday (June 28) is extremely special in Franklin.

The Wall That Heals, a three-quarter scale replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial along with a mobile Education Center, is coming to Franklin, Wisconsin, on Thursday, June 30th, through Sunday, July 3rd, 2 p.m., at Franklin High School, and will be open 24 hours a day and free to the public.

Read more in this news release.

I encourage you to line the route to show your support and appreciation for this beyond touching exhibit. Then go visit during Franklin’s Independence Day celebration.

Reasons I’m voting for Rebecca Kleefisch on August 9, #13: School budgets

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Rebecca stands for taxpayers having greater access to school spending.

“We must also reform education to give parents more of a say. Bills that provide more transparency on education spending and curriculum are a priority of the Republican Legislature. Sadly we have a governor who cares more about protecting the status quo of our failing school systems than he does making changes that put parents in charge. As governor, I would fully support a plan that allows parents to see exactly what’s taught to their children.”
Kleefisch, October, 2021