Did Hillary Clinton really win the popular vote? Only if California is included.

Did Hillary Clinton really win the popular vote? Let’s look at the result.

Popular vote total:  Trump: 62,958,211 Clinton: 65,818,318
Advantage: Clinton: + 2.8 million

Popular vote total outside California: Trump: 58,474,401 Clinton: 57,064,530
Advantage Trump: + 1.4 million

California total vote: Trump 4,438,875 Clinton 8,753,788                               Advantage Clinton + 4.3 million

Donald Trump got 11% fewer California votes than John McCain did in 2008, but Hillary Clinton got 6% more votes than Obama did eight years ago. ( the number of registered Democrats in the state climbed by 13% over those years, while the number of registered Republicans declined.)

California is the only state, in fact, where Clinton’s margin of victory was bigger than President Obama’s in 2012 — 61.5% vs. Obama’s 60%.

This may be because many Republicans in the state had nobody to vote for in November.

The candidates to replace Sen. Barbara Boxer were both Democrats. There were no Republicans on the ballot for House seats in nine of California’s congressional districts.

At the state level, six districts had no Republicans running for the state senate, and 16 districts had no Republicans running for state assembly seats.

So, many perceived California as a one party state, and had no choice but to vote Democrat.

I worked for a while on the 2010 census, and it was an eye opener. We count people, not citizens. We count citizens, resident aliens, temporary work visa aliens, aliens with expired visa, illegal entry aliens, illegal entrants from countries who do not require a visa, in short everyone that does not state they are just tourists here very temporary. This census then serves as the basis for allocating congressional seats. California has an estimated 3.3 million illegal aliens and 3 million legal resident aliens. Most of the legal resident aliens and about half a million of the illegal aliens have drivers licenses. Many of the aliens with expired visa have a driver’s license issued to them when they were here legally.

The time comes to renew your license and one question on the application is: Would you like to register to vote? If you do not x the box they may think you are here illegally so you do. This brings up another form where they ask if you are a citizen. The form cannot be completed unless you complete this box. It is my suspicion that more than one of the millions of illegal aliens and resident aliens have obtained a voter registration. If any of them went ahead and voted, then any precinct that had an illegal vote should be eliminated from being counted due to voter fraud.

But in an interview in the Hispanic media President Obama more or less promised nobody will ever check your eligibility.

RODRIGUEZ: Many of the millennials, Dreamers, undocumented citizens — and I call them citizens because they contribute to this country — are fearful of voting. So if I vote, will immigration know where I live? Will they come for my family and deport us?

OBAMA: Not true. And the reason is, first of all, when you vote, you are a citizen yourself. And there is not a situation where the voting rolls somehow are transferred over and people start investigating, et cetera. The sanctity of the vote is strictly confidential in terms of who you voted for. If you have a family member who maybe is undocumented, then you have an even greater reason to vote.

It is time to clean out the voter rolls of not only dead people and people registered in more than one state, but also clean it from illegal voters. And if anyone has voted illegally, this act alone should be cause for immediate deportation. This may cause some disruptions in production and providing quality service, since many are very productive and otherwise good people, but our election process must be held to the highest standards.

Britain votes to exit EU. A Limerick on the teakettle revolt.

Item: EU bureaucrats hold off banning high power small appliances such as electric teakettles until just after the British referendum to stay in or leave EU.

With bureaucrats wisdom uncanning;

electrical teakettles banning.

T’was the last straw for Brits,

so they did call it quits.

End EU one world order planning?

Update. The results are in: After a long night of vote counting, the final results have been issued: 51.9% of voters chose to leave the EU, while 48.1% wanted to remain.

Thought for the day. Real love on Valentine’s day.

 Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends. (John 15:13)

Once at bible study as we studied John 15, a great chapter on love, this verse came up and the leader asked if we really were willing to die for someone we loved. Trying to be spiritual I volunteered I probably could die for my wife. She immediately answered “Oh no, you don’t get away that easy; you have to live for me.” She has a way to put things in perspective. I had forgotten all about that episode until one day I heard Ravi Zacharias speak on the air, and he said: All love is costly.   Suddenly I realized, this is true for all real love.

When we got married we gave our vows, for better or worse, for richer or poorer, in sickness and in health until death do us part. There is no excuse. We have to live for each other. This is God’s plan for our lives.

Looking around at recent trends this seems to be more and more a minority view.

My grandson goes to preschool. As Valentine’s day approached his teachers came up with rules what to do on this very special day to celebrate its core message: Love. So the little ones were encouraged to make Valentine’s cards, but as they did, they had to write identical messages to every other person in the class, something like: Be my Valentine (printed) , make a heart and add the names. To do any less would hurt some student’s feelings, causing envy and strife. Group harmony must be enforced.

This is how far we have come in our understanding of love. We are only important as a part of a collective, no longer equal opportunity, but equal outcome. This seems to be designed to stamp out initiative and the entrepreneurial spirit from preschool on. They get indoctrinated in collective thinking, so by the time they finish high school they are convinced individual responsibility is no longer in, it has been replaced by collective thinking. That is in my opinion why so many of the millennials are ready to campaign for Bernie Sanders, even to the point of giving it all in the campaign.

What I still cannot understand is why so many New Hampshireans agonized over whether they should vote for Trump or Sanders.  All I know is that love has nothing to do with it.

Thought for the day. The Hew Hampshire Primary or whatever.

 So Jesus answered and said to them, “Assuredly, I say to you, if you have faith and do not doubt, you will not only do what was done to the fig tree, but also if you say to this mountain, ‘Be removed and be cast into the sea,’ it will be done. And whatever things you ask in prayer, believing, you will receive.” (Matthew 21:21-22)

Watching the New Hampshire primary election the thought came to me. How many have prayed for their candidate to win, and if so, how many did it in faith, without doubting? Regardless of how many prayed for their candidate, there can only be so many winners in any election. The rest, having prayed in faith, not doubting will be disappointed. Some will be disappointed in God. Did God fail them?

Some will say yes, God failed them, but even more will question their faith, and acknowledge their doubts that God is capable of doing anything. So they blame themselves, the disappointments mount, and their prayer life takes a hit.  Jesus’ half-brother James put it succinctly: You ask and do not receive, because you ask amiss, that you may spend it on your pleasures. (James 4:3).  It is enough to forget the whole thing.

Or is it?

Many people are careful to add to their prayers: If it is your will, but even this caveat shows we acknowledge we really do not really know God’s will, and we resign us to the fate that our most sincere prayers are probably useless anyway.

Nothing could be further from the truth. God commands us to “be continually in prayer” and the promise in Matthew is repeated in Mark11:23 For assuredly, I say to you, whoever says to this mountain, ‘Be removed and be cast into the sea,’ and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that those things he says will be done, he will have whatever he says. And in John 16:23 the apostle quotes Jesus: “And in that day you will ask Me nothing. Most assuredly, I say to you, whatever you ask the Father in My name He will give you. These are words from the Lord Jesus himself, so they must mean something, or God’s word cannot be trusted.

The answer is found in the age old question: What is the purpose of our being here on earth anyway? Does God really care? At first glance with terror, war and lawlessness spreading all over the world, God no longer cares. As one who has been reborn from above I can attest that God cares very much, and He really desires to have fellowship with us. There is nothing that compares to knowing you are loved by God and having fellowship with Him.

But back to whatever. The promise is not as ridiculous at it seems at first glance; all factions cannot get their petitions fulfilled. We must dig deeper: Jesus said in John 14:13 And whatever you ask in My name, that I will do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son.  And in John 15:14 Jesus states: You are My friends if you do whatever I command you. Jesus doubles downs in verse 16: You did not choose Me, but I chose you and appointed you that you should go and bear fruit, and that your fruit should remain, that whatever you ask the Father in My name He may give you. And the answer to how we should live is found just above in John 15:9-12:

“As the Father loved Me, I also have loved you; abide in My love. 10 If you keep My commandments, you will abide in My love, just as I have kept My Father’s commandments and abide in His love. 11 “These things I have spoken to you, that My joy may remain in you, and that your joy may be full. 12 This is My commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you.

There it is: The greatest commandment, and if we abide in Him we can ask whatever, because it aligns with His perfect will.

Lest we be puffed up, this is still true: In Isaiah 55:8-9 God states:“For My thoughts are not your thoughts, Nor are your ways My ways,” says the Lord. “For as the heavens are higher than the earth, So are My ways higher than your ways, And My thoughts than your thoughts.

Yet, the Lord Jesus states in John 16:12-13  “I still have many things to say to you, but you cannot bear them now. However, when He, the Spirit of truth, has come, He will guide you into all truth; for He will not speak on His own authority, but whatever He hears He will speak; and He will tell you things to come.”

There we have it: The Holy Spirit will guide us into all truth, enough to give us grace and lead us day by day, but not so much that we can go forward all by ourselves.

 


Thought for the day. To vote or not to vote. The height of ignorance.

And he (Kish, a Benjamite) had a son, whose name was Saul, a choice young man, and a goodly: and there was not among the children of Israel a goodlier person than he: from his shoulders and upward he was higher than any of the people. (1 Samuel 9:2)

The Israelites, after they entered the promised land were told by God not to have any rulers over them except God. But there must be order so they had judges. A few were good, among them Gideon and one woman, Deborah. The country had peace for forty years under their judgeship, but most of the judges were bad. It got so bad they cried out for a king. After a series of events which you can read about in 1 Samuel 8 thru 10 Saul, the tall one was chosen and appointed.

We still tend to elect tall Presidents. To be tall seem to have its advantages, and according to evolutionary thought women tend to be attracted to tall men. Men also respect  other tall men, since they are better at intimidating others. With a larger body comes a larger brain, and according to early evolutionary thought a larger brain means they are further along in evolutionary development than the rest of us.

Evolutionary thought tend to enhance prejudices. One early thought was that since a man’s brain on average is 40% larger than that of a woman, this must be a good reason why women should not be allowed to vote. We now know it to be true, a man’s brain is larger, but a woman’s brain cells are smaller, meaning that the cells communicate faster with each other. While we men take our time to get our threshing machines of brains in gear, a woman’s brain acts like a bolt of lightning, coming up with a plan of action before we even have defined the parameters. They have usually gotten good training dealing with active two or three year olds. An argument could therefore be made a woman would make a better president, having to deal with petulant people like Congress.

Lest this is a praise of women exclusively, they are not without their prejudices. The famous humanist Margaret Sanger, the inspiration to Planned Parenthood, idol of feminists and role model for Hillary Clinton once said:

“We should hire three or four colored ministers, preferably with social-service backgrounds, and with engaging personalities. The most successful educational approach to the Negro is through a religious appeal. We don’t want the word to go out that we want to exterminate the Negro population….”

Choose carefully, look into each candidate’s positions on policy matters, check their character and convictions, then make your decision.

It is the civil duty for every citizen over the age of 18 to cast a vote.

Get involved, get informed!

Only let not height be your choice this year.

Sweden tasting the bitter fruit of embracing “Refugees.”

Sweden tasting the bitter fruit of embracing “Refugees”.

The Swedish citizens of Märsta,Mârsta an exurb of Stockholm, Sweden woke up a few days ago with a message in their mailboxes. It was from the religion of peace, and it read: (First the seal of ISIS, meaning “Muhammad is the messenger of God”).ISISpamphlet

IN THE NAME OF GOD, THE MERCIFUL, THE COMPASSIONATE!

You who do not believe will be decapitated i 3 days in the middle of your houses and we will afterwards bomb to death your rotten bodies!

You must choose 1 of these 3 options:

1- Convert to ISLAM!

2- Pay the protection tax! (Jizya, a tax on unbelievers mandated in Sharia law).

3- You will be decapitated!

The Police will not rescue you from being murdered!

It started last summer in Gothenburg with similar threats to Syrian, Lebanese and Palestinian immigrants, some of which had converted to Christianity after coming to Sweden, others were Christians since beginning of Christianity. The Police did not take the threats that seriously, deeming them mere harassment.

The pamphlets also appeared in other cities, but the difference now is that many Swedes, mostly from “Sverigedemokraterna,” (a party critical of the immigration polices of the Government,) finally are starting to put up a fight.

Sweden is in trouble. The Police avoids entering immigrant areas for domestic disputes, rapes and minor violence, preferring to let the immigrants solve their internal disputes, sometimes using sharia law. This has emboldened the immigrants and Sweden now has the second highest incidence of rape in the world, second only to South Africa.

The Sweden Democrats entered the Swedish Riksdagen in 2010 with 5.9% of the vote. As punishment the right of center government greatly liberalized immigration criteria. The Sweden Democrats doubled their vote in the 2014 election, and the government choose to yield to the Social Democrats rather than form a coalition with the Sweden Democrats.

The Sweden Democrats may now be the largest party,  having doubled again since the last election, being larger than either the Social Democrats and the Moderate conservative party. The next general election is not until 2018, but the anger is growing since Sweden is being totally overrun with “refugees”

To put things in perspective, Sweden is expecting an influx of 190,000 unskilled and unemployed migrants this year — equivalent to 2% of Sweden’s current population. The number is as if 6.4 million “immigrants”  arrived in U.S. in one year, or 1.3 million in Britain. …

 

 

 

 

 

The Sarah Palin campaign song.

Ode to Sarah Palin. The campaign song.

(Best sung to “This ole house” by Stuart Hamblen.)

Verse 1. Sarah Palin is a leader, Sarah Palin is a wife,

Sarah Palin is a mother, And she knows the way of life

She was born in Sandpoint, Idaho, Alaska got her call,

was called Sarah Barracuda as State Champ of basketball

Refrain:

Ain’t no time to linger longer, Ain’t no time to stay behind,

We must step up to the challenge For she is one of a kind.

Ain’t no time to watch destruction, Nor to take our freedoms light.

Ain’t no time for politicking. We are ready to fight the fight.

 

Verse 2. The ecology runs better, Thanks to clean, pure CO2.

Grows more food to feed the hungry, That’s what Climate Change will do.

But Obama, Bernie, Hillary  Think more of One World Rule;

Dream of Carbon Sequestration; They are stubborn as a mule.

Refrain.

Verse 3. Sarah Palin to the rescue, Sarah Palin to our aid,

Sarah Palin to the forefront ‘gainst the cronies being paid.

On our knees we plead for mercy; On our knees we pray for grace.

For the battle is the Lord’s and In His will we’ll run the race.

Refrain.

Verse 4. In this world of evil people She will stand for what is right.

While as Christians we are humbled It is God who leads the fight.

With the Clintons and their Spirits, And Obama and Islam,

And their hate for true religion, It is hard to keep the calm.

Refrain.

Verse 5. Sarah Palin undefeated, Sarah Palin unafraid,

Sarah Palin uncorrupted By the Devil’s best plans laid.

It is time to stand for virtue, It is time to stand for truth.

It is time to vote, be counted So this land regains its youth.

Refrain.