Skip to comments.Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 10 June 2018
Posted on 06/10/2018 4:35:35 AM PDT by Alas Babylon!
The Talk Shows
June 10th, 2018
Guests to be interviewed today on major television talk shows:
FOX NEWS SUNDAY (Fox Network): White House trade adviser Peter Navarro.
MEET THE PRESS (NBC): Pre-empted by French Open tennis.
FACE THE NATION (CBS): White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow; Sen. Ed Markey, D-Mass.
THIS WEEK (ABC): Sens. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., and Bob Menendez, D-N.J.
STATE OF THE UNION (CNN): Kudlow; Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif.
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM NBC's "Meet the Press"
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM ABC's "This Week"
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM "Fox News Sunday"
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM CNN's "State of the Union"
4:30 PM - 5:00 PM CBS's "Face The Nation"
Listen at the link above WHILE you FReep! Also, Sharyl Attkinsons Full Measure: Watch live at 9:30 EST.
Meet the Press Meet the Press mailbox (web page for comments) @MeetThePress @ChuckTodd
Face the Nation firstname.lastname@example.org @FaceTheNation
Fox News Sunday FNS@foxnews.com @foxnewssunday
ABC This Week email@example.com @ThisWeekABC @GStephanopoulos
CNN State of the Union CNN State of the Union (web page for comments) @CNNSotu @JakeTapper
The Sunday Morning Bray, by Bray!
Mark 10:19 Thou knowest the commandments, Do not commit adultery, Do not kill, Do not steal, Do not bear false witness, Defraud not, Honour thy father and mother.
We are now having a rash of suicides just as many have been predicting knowing suicide is an outcome of secular atheism. When a person has no hope or future there is no reason for living. The atheists have convinced America they can become good people if they live a certain lifestyle they have designed. This lifestyle is earth friendly existences where you judge everything you do by how little impact you have on the dirt. In the end Mother Eart becomes your god as you repeat various incantations to show how much you care about your earthen gods. With this religion, rather than all paths leading to heaven in this one all paths lead to Marxism.
You can see this every day as people lead a meager existence outwardly showing everyone how much they are willing to lead a life of selflessness to society. They dutifully tote their recycle bags to the store showing everyone they really care about the environment as they have their bags which take well over a thousand plastic bags to make ship and market so that they can turn their nose up to one of those thousand bags. When they walk out of the store with their organic kale they know they are a better person than you since you do not have reusable bags.
Once you cross the threshold of worshiping the dirt you are then asked to do more and more for your god or gods to make you an even better person than just those who do not use reusable bags. You may want to start biking to work or purchasing an electric golf cart err .car. Never mind a bicycle is unpractical for bad weather or raising a family, it shows that not only do you care about the environment by not burning any evil fossil fuels, but you care about your body and are going to live forever in perfect health, except when you have the flu or pneumonia from riding in the rain.
So then you step up to the earthen prize, the electric car. Of course you end up buying a hybrid since you never know when you may need to drive more than a hundred miles in ideal conditions on new batteries and have to switch over to evil fossil fuel. As you drive that first fifty feet on electric you know you are doing the earth good and not spewing any of that evil CO2 so you are one with nature. You ignore the fact your car has a ten times larger environmental impact than the SUV passing you if you were to factor in the hazardous materials to make the batteries and power generation plants to recharge your little statement to others of your caring about the dirt.
You drive your little hybrid with freedom knowing although you cannot get it past 50 on battery; you are a really good person and care so much more about the climate than those evil gas driving people. You are a better person as you ignore the hazardous waste you are creating when in five years you have to replace those wonderful batteries full of lead and every deadly material known to man, you are a caring good person.
By now you are a hardcore Marxist wanting everyone to care about the world as much as you do. You now think you have to really do penance for the world so you become a vegan. You go down to the Whole Foods store in your hybrid on only battery and take your three recycling bags out of the trunk and saunter into the store with the smug look of a superior human being. After all you are now someone who the eart loves and you love her. You load up with a bushel full of vegies and lentil beans and buy a couple more recycle bags as you never realized how much space carrots and lettuce take up in the backseat of a hybrid.
Now the real suffering begins as you spend every waking moment trying to make vegetables taste good. You know bacon fat or beef drippings would do it, but you trudge on eating your garbanzos and salad pretending you are doing something for mother dirt as you ignore the fact organic foods take far more water, ground and fertilizer than regular vegies as well as costing about double, you feel good about yourself as you shove another fork of empty calories into your joyless mouth.
The next time you walk through your vegetable section proudly picking and smelling the next awful meal you are going to enjoy, you look around and notice all the pale lifeless people surrounding you. You laugh it off as some anomaly although they have as big a bushel of organic vegetables as you do with their five recycle bags waiting to be refilled. What a strange thing you think as you see their thin weak bodies smelling and caressing the tomatoes as they smugly walk past the meat section with disdain just as you do. Of course they like you ignore the studies which show a vegan diet takes an average ten years off a life expectancy and shows serious damage to brain and nervous system functions, you are sacrificing and being pure for Mother.
After all this change and voting straight Democrat ticket and despising President Trump you notice there is no joy in your life. Your life has become a series of trials you have to accomplish every hour of every day.
There is no hope, only another trial to prove you are a good person to society and ultimately the earth. You ignore all of your own hypocrisy as you switch over to gas knowing you are hurting your own perfection, but you have to get home? There is no hope for a better life and certainly no heaven since there is no God, you are your own god and living every awful minute looking forward to every terrible meal.
You start getting depressed realizing you can never reach your perfect lifestyle. You begin hating people who are not caring about the dirt as much as you do and the cycle becomes more and more empty. There is nothing to reach out to and the depression becomes more real while you live as perfect a vegan earth friendly life as you can. In the end there is only one way out as your brain screams about your hypocrisy of living a symbolic life when in reality you are making a greater impact on the environment than any of your unenlightened neighbors. That is when the thoughts of suicide enter your mind and the paths end reveals itself.
This is where liberal America is and a major reason suicide rates are at an all-time high. We are training our kids and people to lead this Godless life where there is no hope and no Salvation. Jesus does not require you to try to work your way to happiness or heaven, he has done the work for you and is the pathway directly there and this simply becomes a journey to being with him for eternity. There is hope in that every minute of every day. No matter what the challenge or what the trial he is there to carry you through and you can go back to enjoying your life and all of the wonderful gifts God has blessed this planet with.
America was built on the Bible and the belief in Jesus Christ. Only he has a path of hope and joy that things will get better if you continue to follow him. Only his path leads you to doing what is right in every situation which you may fail at, but you continue to live your life striving to be more like him and have mercy on your fellow man. With his help you make it through the depression and leave the thoughts of suicide behind looking forward to eternity in a place of no pain and only happiness worshiping the creator of this world. That is the difference between an empty life of secular atheism and living a new life with Jesus and his joy.
Pray America woke
Note: The above opinion is not necessarily my own, but FReeper Brays. If you wish to discuss this, please ping Bray.
Is there *anything* it can't do?
This is from "@neontaster", who has some good tweets here https://twitter.com/neontaster
Meet the Press looks like it has the best lineup of the day. The other shows are a mix of good and bad.
Lets face it. Since the end of WWII the U.S. has been paying the freight for a western world that generally spits on us in return. The bill Trump is presenting these nations at the G-7 blab-fest is long-past due.
Morning AB, All. As always, thank you AB for doing this thread so reliably and keeping the peace with gentle thread policing. Thank you Bray for weekly written wisdom, Thank all yon contributors for excellent commentary to flesh it all out.
Below are the words from my daily political diary. It is quite long so scroll on by if not interested. But do stay around and add your commentary and point of view to the thread.
Check out Freeper Palmer’s posts. Concise and accurate.
Supreme court busy yesterday; More volcanic activity.
A Colorado baker refused to bake a cake for a couple of the same sex about to be married.
I’ve got some issues on yesterday’s Supreme Court decision that this Baker was within his rights to deny working for those who crash with his religious beliefs.
First, does this guy really think God will get mad at him is he bakes a wedding cake for a couple in love? Is God possibly so mean He doesn’t think gay people should have wedding cakes, be allowed to drive Uber, get on an amusement ride, whatever service being offered by an owner that does not approve of gay couples?
Now I do not, I really do not believe that two people of the same sex should be allowed to be married. Marriage should be between a male and female as I see it but if two people of the same sex can, by state law, be legally married, well I’d be sure to bake a cake and make a hefty sum.
Further, it confuses me, this Civil Rights law and these gay guys just wanting a wedding cake.
I marched back in the sixties, Martin Luther King was my hero. Plenty of black people were denied service at the local diner because ..well the owners didn’t like black people.
The Civil Rights law compelled that no one be denied service based on color.
There’s also rules preventing discrimination because of faith, creed and sexual preferences.
So now we can deny gay couples a wedding cake?
I do, with all good intentions, respect that baker and his religious beliefs.
But denial of baking a cake, WHICH THIS GAY COUPLE WILL PAY FOR seems really childish.
If the Colorado baker feels that strong about it, get those politicos working on making marriage just between a man and a woman!
I know quite a few Guatemalans. Goodness, volcanos are exploding in Hawaii and now Guatemala.
They should be glad they now live in Georgetown Del. As Guatemala is consumed, as I am to understand, with choking and killing black ash.
Causing more global warming too, I might add.
Eagles White House visit cancelled
Some Eagles players said that the players who refused to attend the White House ceremony did not refuse because of Trump’s position for standing for the National Anthem.
What a shame these people have done to a once glorious American sport. Somebody, somewhere, is behind the scenes on these matters and I have my suspicions.
Because the team owners did not want to stand by and allow their business to be beat down to zero by its very own employees.
But they always find a way, don’t they?
They don’t impress me one bit with their silly and costless bravado.
Donald Trump has announced the plans for the Philadelphia Eagles to visit the White House to celebrate the Super Bowl victory is officially OFF ... and POTUS is making it seem like it was his decision.
The team was scheduled to visit on Tuesday ... without several key members from the team who opted out as a way to protest Trump’s stance on the national anthem.
But Trump says the “smaller delegation” of players who accepted the invite are no longer coming because “the fans deserve better.”
“I will be there at 3:00 p.m. with the United States Marine Band and the United Army Chorus to celebrate America.”
The nerve of Bill Clinton
First off, I simply had no idea that Bill Clinton wrote a book in conjunction with James Patterson: “The President Is Missing.”
Man those Clintons don’t miss a dime do they?
If it ain’t taking silverware from the White House it’s claiming furniture that ain’t yours. If ain’t giving a speech for the joy of it, Bill gave speeches to Russia for half a million bucks a speech.
Does anybody think the Russians so valued Bill Clinton’s rhetoric?
For the last few months, a major story , even in the lying Lamestream media, has been this “Me Too” thing, with women coming out of the woodwork accusing such as Matt Lauer, Harvey Weinstein, Bill Cosby, and many, many more including that very ugly chef once on The Chew.
All of them turn out to be creeps although I can understand with Harvey Weinstein. I can’t even cast a glance at that guy without wanting to watch him strip and take a shower. I bet he has all the women wanting this and poor guy probably has to fight them off.
So Bill Clinton, who 20 years ago GOT IMPEACHED for his sexual peccadillos (well actually coaching someone to lie to the grand jury) now comes out all smiles about his new book with Patterson and ready for the applause.
Only he is now being asked about Monica Lewinsky, Juanita Brodderick and Paula Jones (”drag a fifty dollar bill through a trailer park).
Clinton raped Brodderick against her will, bit her lip while doing it, and after done he advised her to get ice on that bleeding and swollen lip.
The world is now a bit more informed about such unwanted gropes and molestation, yes METOO .I could add a couple of paragraphs.
But Bill Clinton, along with Hillary’s help, awaits endless cheers and putting a loving impression in the minds of the public.
AND HE’S SURPRISED THAT ANYONE EVEN ASKED ABOUT IT???
How dare they?
That was 20 years ago. No need for him to be sorry. He got punished already.
Or so says Bill Clinton.
I pray that someday this country will be rid of the Clintons.
Make America Great Again.
Wasn’t there a period, couple decades ago, when the Miss America bathing suit competition was eliminated?
Maybe it’s my bad memory.
Yesterday it was announced that the new and modern Miss America does not to parade around in bathing suits/bikinis.
It’s a brave new world, Gretchen Carlson (sister of Tucker) tells us. Miss America is a modern woman and doesn’t need to increase her value by showing lots of skin and wearing elaborate gowns.
We need to communicate more with Miss America, find out how she feels about things, does she like social media, is she political?
Well I just don’t know. But my bad memory recalls that eliminating the bathing suit did not work.
People stopped watched.
Bear in mind it’s my bad memory.
The leaks have begun.
It is said the fine and noble James Comey is charged with being insubordinate. Another leak is that the IG thinks Loretta Lynch handled the investigation of Hillary badly.
Well who is surprised at this?
Lynch meets Bill Clinton in an airplane, on the tarmac. I feel pretty certain that cash was exchanged, but have no proof.
In due course, let’s fire all these people, replace them with dedicated and loyal people, the hell with them all.
Robert Mueller spent 17 million so fire investigating Trump for the Russian collusion non-story.
JUST STOP IT!!!
Let Trump be president, he got elected. Let Comey leave the national stage as he was fired. For God’s sake send Sessions back to Alabama, good for nothing.
“Didn’t you people burn down the White House?”
So President Trump is speaking to the young Trudeau boy from Canada and it seems that voices got raised.
Trudeau declared that America and Canada are the best of friends on the planet so far as countries go.
Which is probably true.
Then President Trump asked, with his tongue-in-cheek I’m betting, if the Canadians didn’t once burn down the White House.
Now this anecdote, of course, drove the gobble-gobble press nuts, many of them pointing out that it was the BRITISH who burnt down the White House in the War of 1812.
It just so happened that Mark Steyn, once a live-in citizen of Canada, was filling for Rush Limbaugh.
Steyn pointed out that back during the War of 1812 that Canada was a part of the British Kingdom.
So it could very well have been Canadians who burnt down the White House at the command of its army, based in Great Britain.
Myself comes from Maryland and the War of 1812 was fought mightily on our shores at the Battle of Fort McHenry. Our Star Spangled Banner was written there.
So the War of 1812 is a big deal to Marylanders and we’ve learned a thing or two through the years.
At any rate, I thought it was a most hilarious comeback, asking the Prime Minister of Canada if his country didn’t once burn down our White House.
Great comeback, funny, tongue-in-cheek, glib.
But the media is so mad that Trump got the War of 1812 so wrong, much less gathering a few smiles across the fruited plains.
There were, or are about to be, three deaths these past couple of days. All three of them had an impact on my life.
Anthony Bourdain was a very good writer and I loved his book “Kitchen Confidential”
One cannot drive down Route 1 by the ocean down my way without passing a HUGE outlet store: KATE SPADE.
When I first moved here I loved the outlets (I’m older now and thrift stores are more my speed) and Spade’s handbag outlet was my favorite. She made the best pocketbooks ever and because it was an outlet, I got them fairly cheap.
Finally, Charles Krauthammer submitted a letter informing his co-workers, and the world, that he has but a few weeks to live.
I always enjoyed Krauthammer’s poli-talk although I by no means ever agreed with all he said.
Krauthammer dived into a pool in his youth and broke his back. He has been paralyzed from the neck down ever since.
Charles wrote a lovely note declaring he had a wonderful life and hey, this is a guy who lived many years in a wheel chair but he survived, wrote and opined.
Bourdain and Spade both committed suicide.
They had everything yet they chose to die. Krauthammer has only his brain and he fought mightily to eke out ever second from life.
I’ll take some!
Pass a couple of plates over, please!
Thanks for thread A.B. Justify won Triple Crown (yah), Soros and Red China are a part owners (boo). NYT’s Nick Kristof, of all people, ripped the Dems for trying to torpedo Trump in N. Korea.
I strongly disagree with you on the Colorado baker.
Love takes many forms. So does lust. Finally, in humans at least, so does sex.
Combine love, lust and sex between a man and a woman and is beautiful, natural and when blessed by God, Holy. And yes, that is my opinion, and as long as I’m in a free country I’m sticking with it.
The Bible says that sex between men is unnatural and sinful. And that’s God’s chosen writers who wrote that (Saint Paul, for one).
The cake baker was in his rights not to make the cake and commit what he saw as a sin. Sure he could make some money.
Judas got 30 silver pieces for betraying our Lord, too.
And why is it any interest of the state that some bakers won’t use their skills to make a particular person or persons a cake, and punish them severely for it? Are we a free country or not?
The cake maker just doesn’t make cakes in some factory, but puts his best artistic efforts into it. The work is based on his inspiration, and if he’s not inspired then he cannot do his best work. How can anyone COMPELL him to do so for ANY reason?
The gay couple in question went out of their way to find and punish this baker, even researching for the most Christian baker of fancy baked products they could find. That’s just harassment and religious persecution.
They could have shopped around, as most couples do, to find the perfect cake and price, if that’s what they truly wanted. But they had an agenda already in mind, and it wasn’t getting a cake fro their wedding.
Many couples don’t buy the best cake because the price is too high. Should we compel cake makers to lower their prices to accommodate the poor? Are not the poor discriminated against because they have less money?
Could be an interesting morning lots going on.
President Trump, in Air Force One, just touched down at a Singapore Air Force Base. It is 8:30 PM Sunday in Singapore.
I agree with you A.B. No one should be forced to violate their conscience. Like the random state legislators who now and then want to require medical students to perform abortions in order to achieve their degree or medical license, when this would be innocent blood on the hands of a Christian (and probably other religious people). The left wants not only the freedom to do their own thing, but to force everyone else to violate their conscious and free will to do those same things too. And then they want us to embraced their pride in being odd and sinful, and force us to like it or else be destroyed.
Why did the Civil Rights Act of 1964 ban the denial of black people from being served?
Why can’t a restaurant owner deny people of color or any reason they don’t like a customer?
Yet a baker can deny baking a darn cake for a Gay couple?
I’m sorry.....I know those two guys searched around trying to start a big deal about the wedding cake.
Now if that Chef demanded that he NOT be forced to marry that couple (assume he’s a clergy with ability to marry people) THEN I would agree completely.
I’m sorry and I’ll not discuss it again and I respect your thoughts on the matter AB....but not baking a damn wedding cake?
It just seems silly and small to me.
You may have all the last words.
The cake decision was right, this was not about love but two Gaystapo activists wanting to shut down his business because he would not celebrate their marriage. It is one thing to accept their sin, it is another to celebrate it and they want to force people to celebrate it or lose their businesses like the couple in Oregon who lost their business and house.
As per say a Calvinist or some Baptists where sex for pleasure is dirty and should only be done to have children.
The cake baker was in his rights not to make the cake and commit what he saw as a sin. Sure he could make some money.
No, the cake baker was in his rights not to expend his artistic talent creating culinary art representing something he doesn't believe in.
Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.