Category Archives: The Left

Someone hacked our Body and Soul blog

Eight months ago last February, I put Fellowship of the Minds (FOTM) in hibernation and moved us to a politically “safer” blog, Body and Soul, which would provide a home for our community of like minds until a time when we can return to FOTM.

Innocuous though Body and Soul is, our enemies still managed to hunt us down.

On Monday, Nov. 21, I tried to log into Body and Soul as the administrator, but was told my password was wrong. So I created a new password and was able to log in.

Then, I found out the reason when I received this email from Body and Soul‘s server, GoDaddy:

On November 17, we identified suspicious activity in our WordPress hosting environment and immediately began an investigation with the help of a third-party IT forensics firm and have contacted law enforcement. Our investigation is ongoing, but we have determined that, on or about September 6, 2021, an unauthorized third party gained access to certain authentication information for administrative services, specifically, the customer number and email address associated with your account; your WordPress Admin login set at inception; and your sFTP and database usernames and passwords. What this means is the unauthorized party could have obtained the ability to access your Managed WordPress service and make changes to it, including to alter your website and the content stored on it. The exposure of your email address may also present a heightened risk of phishing attacks.

We are taking several steps to protect you and your data. First, we have blocked the unauthorized third party from our systems. Second, we have reset your WordPress Admin login credentials, sFTP password and your database password. Your website is still up and running, but you won’t be able to edit content until you set new passwords.

Like their master the Devil, our political enemies are relentless.

What sad times we live in…..

~E

 

40% of U.S. adults 18-24 identify as LGBTQ

Study after study by various institutions had told us LGBTs (lesbians, gays, bisexuals, transgenders) account for at most 3% of the U.S. population.

As recently as the 2010 U.S. census, less than one percent (0.773%) of U.S. households were same-sex households. (Los Angeles Times)

But that percentage is increasing as the Left relentlessly advance their civilization-destroying agenda.

Gallup Poll found that between 2012 and 2020, the percentage of Americans identifying themselves as LGBT steadily increased — from 3.5% in 2012 to 5.6% by 2020.

But that is nothing when it comes to America’s youth.

A new study, New Insights into the Generation of Growing Influence: Millennials In America, by George Barna, who leads research at Arizona Christian University’s Cultural Research Center, found that some 30% of millennials, including nearly 40% of adults 18-24, identify as “LGBTQ” — three times the proportion identified among older U.S. adults.

How can this be?

How can our sexual identity and preference be so malleable?

The study also confirms other survey data of the deChristianization of America’s young. While 65% of millennials still identify as Christian, only 50% of millennials see Christianity as at least “a little positive.”

The Barna report describes U.S. millennials as a generation that is troubled and searching for answers to their problems, while “disengaged from spiritual teaching and practice, resulting in a paucity of knowledge, understanding, experience, and growth in this realm.” Barna said:

“The resultant spiritual illiteracy virtually resigns them to a superficial worldview in which they grasp at ideas and practices that provide immediate comfort rather than lasting truth and peace. The moral chaos that characterizes the generation can likewise be traced to a dearth of coherent and pragmatic religious instruction abetted by the absence of mature moral reflection.

The widespread confusion among young adults regarding aspects of their identity — spiritual, sexual, and also related to their sense of purpose in life — are a direct outgrowth of that spiritual wisdom vacuum. It seems that often young adults fill the void by creating a self-image that is built upon self-centeredness, self-reliance, and independence. That may be perceived as arrogance, but as much as anything it may also be a defense mechanism covering up their personal deficits with which they wrestle.

Your worldview is the foundation of your decision-making. Every choice you make emerges from your worldview, which serves as the filter through which you experience, observe, imagine, interpret, and respond to reality. And every one of the thousands of choices you make every day have consequences. That means worldview is at the heart of everything we are considering in relation to the well-being and development of the young adult generation.

Given the centrality of worldview to the human experience, there can be no improvements to the life millennials lead without addressing the fundamental role of worldview. And because worldview is developed and carried out in the competitive marketplace of beliefs and behaviors, think about the pervasive consequences for millennials of rejecting the biblical worldview in favor of other, more popular alternatives.”

~E

 

The ‘how-to-make-a-straight-man-gay’ Caption Contest

This is our 250th world-famous Caption Contest!

Here’s the GIF:

About the GIF: On Oct. 20, 2021, the unfunny 61-year-old “comedian” Kathy Griffin — who held aloft a mockup of President Trump’s severed head — tweeted a video of herself dancing topless, with this message:

HEY BOYZZZZ

You know the drill:

  • Enter the contest by submitting your caption as a comment on this thread (scroll down until you see the “LEAVE A REPLY” box).
  • Body and Soul‘s writers will vote for the winner.
  • Any captions proffered by our writers, no matter how brilliant (ha ha), will not be considered. :(

This contest will be closed in two weeks, at the end of Tuesday, November 23, 2021.

To get the contest going, here’s my caption:

Why is it only Democrats inflict their naked bodies on the public?

For the winner of our last Caption Contest, go here.

~E

 

Biden now says no to $450T to each separated illegal migrant

Do you remember Grif’s post of October 28 on F*ck Joe Biden’s plan to give $450,000 of taxpayer dollars to each illegal immigrant who was separated from their family during the Trump administration in compensation for their “lasting psychological trauma”?

According to the Wall St. Journal, the plan was hatched by F*ck Joe Biden’s departments of Justice, Homeland Security, and Health and Human Services. Although the amounts have not ben finalized, the total could be almost $1 million per family.

There is still some sanity left in the America that the Left had systematically and relentlessly destroyed.

Apparently, F*ck Joe Biden’s plan was met with such widespread outrage that he is now backing off from the insane plan.

NewsMax reports that on Nov. 3, 2021:

Biden insisted his administration was not considering paying migrant families separated under the Trump administration $450,000 per person. ‘

“That’s not going to happen,” Biden told media members, the Washington Examiner reported….

Biden admitted that paying migrants could motivate more people to try to enter the U.S. illegally.

“If you guys keep sending that garbage out, yeah, but it’s not true,” he said.

The ACLU [who favors the money-giving plan]…tweeted that the president “may not have been fully briefed about the actions of his very own DOJ.” […]

Asked about Biden’s comment on Wednesday, a Justice Department spokeswoman said “the department will not comment on ongoing litigation,” The New York Times reported.

Families were separated under then-Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ April 2018 “zero tolerance” policy of prosecuting all adults apprehended after illegally crossed the border. Trump signed an order to end family separations in June 2018.

Lawsuits have been filed on behalf of parents and children who blame government for leaving them with “lasting psychological trauma,” according to the Journal, which added that about 940 claims had been filed.

I wouldn’t be complacent about F*ck Joe Biden backing off from the plan because:

  1. The federal agencies behind the scheme (DOJ, DHS and HHS) have not refuted the plan.
  2. There is still the matter of the 940 lawsuits that were filed on behalf of the “separated” illegal-migrants.

~E

 

Karma comes to 4 toxic Democrats: Cuomo, Baldwin, Griffin, Teigen

There does seem to be karma for certain, not all, obnoxious, insufferable people on the Left.

First, it was “television personality” Chrissy Teigen.

In May 2021, another “television personality” Courtney Stodden said that in 2011, during her marriage to her much older busband Doug Hutchison, Teigen tweeted and privately messaged the couple urging them to take their own life. Teigen apologized to Stodden, blaming her behavior on her past, insecure, attention-seeking self. A month later, Teigen released another apology for taunting and cyberbullying fashion designer Michael Costello and “television personality” Farrah Abraham. 

Then, it was so-called comedienne Kathy Griffin — she who held up a mockup of President Trump’s severed head.

In August 2021, Griffin announced that she had been diagnosed with lung cancer. That same month, she underwent surgery to have half of her left lung removed.

Alec Baldwin tweeted this

The third insufferable Leftist is actor Alec Baldwin.

On October 21, 2021, on the movie set of “Rust” in Santa Fe, New Mexico, Baldwin was rehearsing for a scene and fired a so-called prop gun, which turned out to be a real gun with real bullets, killing cinematographer Halyna Hutchins and wounding director Joel Souza. According to gun safety rules, Baldwin should have checked the gun himself, instead of rely on the assistant director Dave Halls declaring that the gun was “cold”. Halls has subsequently admitted in an affidavit that he had not thoroughly checked the gun he handed to Baldwin.

Baldwin was not just an actor in the movie, he was also a producer and, therefore, was responsible for safety and working conditions. Just hours before the fatal shooting, seven union crew members, who had protested against unsafe working conditions, were told to leave the set, with a producer threatening to call the police if they did not leave. The seven were replaced by non-union members.

We also now know that there was plenty of live ammunition on the movie set, and that crew members had been target shooting with real bullets and real guns, including the gun later fired by Baldwin.

The latest is Andrew “nipple rings” Cuomo, 63, whom media whores had lavishly praised for his disastrous handling of COVID-9.

Last August, Cuomo reluctantly resigned from being governor of New York after 10½ years in office. He resigned only after a five-month independent investigation concluded that Cuomo had engaged in conduct that violated federal and state laws — that of sexually harassing 11 women, 9 of whom were current or former state workers.

NewsMax reports that today, October 28,2021, Cuomo was charged with a misdemeanor sex crime.

The complaint, filed in a court in Albany, the state’s capital, states that “At the aforesaid date time and location the defendant Andrew M. Cuomo did intentionally, and for no legitimate purpose, forcibly place his hand under the blouse shirt of the victim [redacted] and into her intimate body part. Specifically, the victims (sic) left breast for the purposes of degrading and gratifying his sexual desires….”

Cuomo is expected to be arrested next week, the New York Post reported.

~E

 

Oberlin College student ‘angry’ and ‘scared’ after ‘cisgender men’ installed radiator in dorms: ‘Safe space’

Tinkerbell hides from Cisgenderman. “I’m fwaaaaaayed!”

You just can’t make this stuff up.

Fox News writer Emma Colton reported Tuesday (Oct. 19) that a student at Oberlin College in Ohio had described being “scared” and “angry” after the school announced a work crew would be installing radiators in a “safe space” dormitory for women and transgendered students, explaining the crew would likely be “cisgender men.”

Cisgender men?”

I had never encountered this word, most likely because it was not added to Webster’s lexicon until 2015. I looked it up. Turns out that a “cisgender man” is one who is born male and retains his male identity throughout his life. This of course, identifies practically every man on the planet.

Colton’s narrative continues:

“I was angry, scared, and confused. Why didn’t the College complete the installation over the summer, when the building was empty? Why couldn’t they tell us precisely when the workers would be there? Why were they only notifying us the day before the installation was due to begin?” Oberlin student Peter Fray-Witzer wrote in an op-ed published in the college newspaper on Friday.

The student said he grew concerned because he had not heard of the installation plans before a school email was sent on Oct. 7. He explained that the crew would likely be cisgender men entering Baldwin Cottage, which is home to a “safe space” for “women and transgendered persons.”

“In general, I am very averse to people entering my personal space. This anxiety was compounded by the fact that the crew would be strangers, and they were more than likely to be cisgender men.”

The work crew eventually showed up at the dorm, and Fray-Witzer described that he saw “immediately that they were all men. “”It was clear that the College had not made a special request that male workers not be allowed onto the upper floors of Baldwin,” the student continued.

Fray-Witzer asked a representative of the college – who he called “Polo Man” because he was wearing a “neat polo” – who accompanied the crew if he could reject getting the radiator installed. The college emissary apparently said no, and the student left for class to allow the work crew to make the dorm improvements.

“By the time I had come back, they appeared to be done, though Polo Man warned me that they would return later in the week to check the insulation. Sure enough, they were back the next day. I felt mildly violated and a little peeved.”
Fray-Witzer said he asked how other students in the dorm felt about the work crew, with many complaining about messes, noise, and other typical complaints that accompany construction projects. Others noted that they didn’t feel comfortable with how the school handled the installation.

“I understand, of course, that installations like this are routine; the College needs to improve its facilities occasionally, and who am I to stand in the way of that? After all, I get a brand-spanking-new radiator, right in time for the cold weather. But why not finish the project during the four months of the summer semester, when the building was unoccupied?”

Oberlin’s press office did not immediately respond to Fox News’s request for comment on the matter.

~ Grif

~E

 

New Superman, Aquaman and Batman’s sidekick are all homosexuals

How I loathe the world as remade by the “woke” Left.

Ewan Somerville reports for the (UK) Telegraph, Oct. 11, 2021:

A director once described Superman as the “most heterosexual character”. But the writers at DC Comics clearly disagree after giving the great American superhero a male love interest in an official sequel….

In the new Superman: Son of Kal-El series of comics, Jonathan Kent, the son of Lois Lane and Clark Kent who has disappeared off into deep space, assumes the protagonist role and begins a romantic relationship with a male friend.

Superman’s coming-out, announced on Monday by DC Comics, will appear in the new issue of the sequel released on November 9, as Jon Kent progresses from Superboy to Superman and assumes his father’s powers….

Since the Superman: Son of Kal-El series made its debut in July, Jon Kent has been deployed to battle several contemporary issues including wildfires sparked by climate change.

A trailer for the upcoming comic says that “just like his father before him, Jon Kent has fallen for a reporter”. The plot charts his friendship with Jay Nakamura, a budding journalist, blossoming into a same-sex relationship….

Artwork for the comic by John Timms shows the pair embracing in a passionate kiss, with Superman donning his iconic blue and red uniform.

The diversification of the iconic superhero comes amid a broader shift in the comic world towards 21st century social and cultural challenges.

In August, DC Comics also revealed that Batman sidekick Tim Drake, one of several Robins, would get a boyfriend, while a new Aquaman comic stars a gay Black man who is set to become the hero….

In 2018, a TV adaption for CW, a US channel, saw Batwoman become the first live-action superhero series with an openly gay lead character.

~E

 

The ‘what’s the hurry?’ Caption Contest

This is our 249th world-famous Caption Contest!

Here’s the GIF:

About the GIF: On Ajugust 29, 2021, Joe Biden couldn’t stay still during the solemn ceremony to receive the bodies of U.S. soldiers killed in the United States’ peremptory withdrawal from Afghanistan. He dishonored the dead soldiers by checking his watch.

You know the drill:

  • Enter the contest by submitting your caption as a comment on this thread (scroll down until you see the “LEAVE A REPLY” box).
  • Body and Soul‘s writers will vote for the winner.
  • Any captions proffered by our writers, no matter how brilliant (ha ha), will not be considered. :(

This contest will be closed in two weeks, at the end of Tuesday, October 26, 2021.

To get the contest going, here’s my caption:

During the ceremony, a voice from the clouds said: “Your time is up, pedo Joe.”

For the winner of our last Caption Contest, go here.

~E

 

Thursday Funnies!

~E

 

America towards a civil war

This is an unusual editorial from Spirit Daily, a religious (Catholic) website, so it should be heeded.

From “Prepping For Civil War?,” Spirit Daily, October 5, 2021:

We have warned about it for years, but now the signs — the tocsins — grow louder.

The United States is cleft, split at the seems, with hardcore “liberal” factions hardening (and aggressive, for they are currently in power) and hardcore “conservative” factions hardening, vowing as never before to resist the progressive agenda.

If you don’t think there can be an armed rebellion, consider the transpiring of January 6 and the fact that there are nearly four hundred million guns in the U.S. in private hands.

Consider also the proclivity for riots and looting, as occurred after George Floyd.

Religious freedom. Gun rights. Racism. Big Tech. Income inequality. Homosexual “rights.”

Once more, however, there is a central, sharply defined, and seemingly irreconcilable issue.

Just as slavery was the cleave during the First Civil War, abortion is the cutting edge, the Mason-Dickson line, of a second one.

A recent poll conducted by the Center for Politics found that “significant numbers of both Trump and Biden voters show a willingness to consider violating democratic tendencies and norms if needed to serve their priorities. Roughly two in ten Trump and Biden voters strongly agree it would be better if a ‘President could take needed actions without being constrained by Congress or courts,’ and roughly four in ten (41%) of Biden and half (52%) of Trump voters at least somewhat agree that it’s time to split the country, favoring blue/red states seceding from the union.”

There are other issues. There is the border. There’s education. There is alleged police brutality. There is euthanasia — which is every bit as evil as abortion (as is genetic manipulation and cloning). There are pandemic mandates and the vaccine issue. There is the widening gap between rich and poor (in New York there are about 8,300 people “worth” more than $30 million, and a million “worth” more than $1,000,000). (Watch for an uprising against the rich.)

Every single turn in national events has two opposing — and sometimes alternate — realities. We don’t even live in the same news cycle any longer….

But the single most defining issue remains abortion, and here, like slavery, there is no middle ground: one is either okay with its legality or morally repulsed by it.

A shame this is: that abortion has been so fervently embraced as a human “right,” when it has nothing to do with rights or freedom in any way whatsoever.

So it is that the killing of unborn is the new “slavery,” bringing to mind President Abraham Lincoln, who, signing a declaration on —- in 18 proclaiming a national day and repentance and fasting, used the word “chastisement” (now verboten) in describing the cause of the North-South war.

According to data from two national surveys, two years ago, “15% of self-identifying Republicans and 20% of self-identifying Democrats think the country would be better if members of the opposing party ‘just died.’” How Christian.

“We have grown in numbers, wealth, and power, as no other nation has ever grown. But we have forgotten God,” this proclamation said.

Lincoln discussed slavery throughout his second inaugural address, depicting it not only as the cause of the Civil War, but that slavery considered as an offence to God, drew God’s righteous judgement against the entire country.

The same is now true of America and abortion.

And once again, there can be roughly drawn a line between north and south (though in our time are those in both camps in all parts of the nation).

So how would a divide happen? How would secession play out? Will it be more various encampments in all parts of the nation that are on one side or another, with cyber-geography: each of the two sides coalescing over the internet (and God-forbid, social media)?

An interesting question, with as yet no ready answer.

See also Emma Green, “The Conservatives Dreading — and Preparing for — Civil War,” The Atlantic, October 1, 2021.

~E