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Obama Appointees Could Cause Another Housing Collapse

Real Clear Politics - Sun, 10/15/2017 - 15:51
Paul Sperry, NY Post
A pair of top Obama-appointed bank regulators still serving in the Trump administration could spark another mortgage meltdown by lowering credit standards and encouraging risky lending practices. Dâ?¦
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How the Democrats Can Still Save Obamacare

Real Clear Politics - Sun, 10/15/2017 - 15:51
Jim Newell, Slate
Either they successfully blame Republicans, or health care is screwed.
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I Tweeted About My Toddler and Someone Called CPS

Real Clear Politics - Sun, 10/15/2017 - 15:51
Alex McDaniel, Time
The saga began when a caseworker and supervisor from Child Protection Services dropped by my office with a Lafayette County sheriff’s deputy. You know, a typical Monday afternoon. They told me an anonymous male tipster called Mississippi’s child abuse hotline days earlier to report me for attempting to sell my 3-year-old son, citing a history of mental illness that probably drove me to do it.
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Hillary on Harvey Weinstein: We just elected a president who admitted to sexual assault, you know

HotAir - Sun, 10/15/2017 - 15:31

The Bill Clinton rule: Only those who’ve been credibly accused of sexual assault but *haven’t* admitted to it are fit for the presidency. Just like the Founders intended.

Believe it or not, the most awkward part of this exchange from Channel 4’s interview isn’t her casual hypocrisy about keeping predators out of the White House. It’s her insistence that somehow the rumors about Harvey Weinstein never made it back to her despite the fact that it was an open secret in the industry for decades. Bill and Hillary Clinton, the undisputed king and queen of the Democratic Party until Obama came along, with a million friends in entertainment and media, somehow never got word that one of Hollywood’s most influential liberals had “busy hands”? Here’s one of the latest stories about Big Harv to bubble up over the weekend. They’re coming at a rate of one every few hours now:

Angie Everhart just told a stunning story on TMZ Live … she says Harvey Weinstein broke into the room where she was sleeping on a yacht, held her at bay and masturbated … she told everyone about it afterward, but no one cared…

She says he told her not to tell anyone, but, “I told everyone.” Angie says she told other actors, producers — anyone who would listen — and all they said was, “oh that’s just Harvey.” Angie says everyone knew that Weinstein committed such acts but no one did a damn thing until last week.

How open was the open secret? This open:

In an interview from the red carpet of the Comedy’s Central’s 2005 roast of Pamela Anderson, [Courtney] Love was asked by comedian Natasha Leggero what advice she has for young women trying to make it in Hollywood.

“Ummm… I’ll get libeled if I say it,” Love, 53, says at first in video of the chat unearthed by TMZ.

She then stops hesitating. “If Harvey Weinstein invites you to a private party in his Four Seasons [hotel room], don’t go,” says Love.

That was 12 years ago. Actress Sarah Polley has an op-ed in the Times today describing how she was pulled out of a photo shoot in 1998, when she was 19, and told that Weinstein needed to see her right away. Note her publicist’s reaction:

In the taxi, the publicist looked at me and said: “I’m going in with you. And I’m not leaving your side.” I knew everything I needed to know in that moment, and I was grateful.

When I got there, Mr. Weinstein wasted no time. He told me, in front of the publicist and a co-worker beside him, that a famous star, a few years my senior, had once sat across from him in the chair I was in now. Because of his “very close relationship” with this actress, she had gone on to play leading roles and win awards. If he and I had that kind of “close relationship,” I could have a similar career. “That’s how it works,” I remember him telling me. The implication wasn’t subtle. I replied that I wasn’t very ambitious or interested in acting, which was true. He then asked me about my political activism and went on to recast himself as a left-wing activist, which was among the funniest things I’d ever heard.

Extorting barely legal women for sex while in the same breath crowing about his wokeness. That sure sounds like our Harvey. Again: This was 20 years ago, a period through which Weinstein remained a liberal donor and bundler in good standing for, among other people, Hillary Clinton. No one in the Democratic food chain ever got wind that it was a bad idea to leave your daughter alone with the guy from Miramax, huh?

The latest news: Actress Lysette Anthony has accused Weinstein of raping her — more than 30 years ago. British police are investigating.

Clinton: "Look, we just elected a person who admitted sexual assault to the presidency." (via Channel 4) pic.twitter.com/X9OUB2leke

— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) October 14, 2017

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Leftist internet mob forces Arizona restaurant to close over pro-Trump social media post

The Blaze - Sun, 10/15/2017 - 15:18

An Arizona restaurant was forced to close its doors last week after a viral social media posting garnered tons of negative reaction.

What happened?

According to Vice News, the owners of Cup it Up American Grill in Tucson, Christopher Smith and Jay Warren, posted to Facebook a list of things they support and things they oppose. Things they said they support included: President Donald Trump and standing for the national anthem. Meanwhile, they said they oppose things like Antifa and kneeling for the national anthem.

After posting their list, the duo wrote: “If you like this post, please share it with 5 friends we look forward to your next visit! If you disagree with this post, please share it with 100 friends and we won’t be expecting you any time soon! God Bless the United States of America!”

This was the viral FB post that Cup It Up American Grill posted & deleted after backlash. Restaurant is closed indefinitely. (prior tweet) pic.twitter.com/o4847nNNjF

— Jennifer Martinez (@Jennymartineztv) October 10, 2017

How was the post received?

The post went insanely viral and garnered hate from people across the country, including one person who said they wanted to burn the restaurant to the ground with the owners inside, according to Tucson.com. They deleted the post just three hours after they posted it because of the outrage.

Vice detailed the additional backlash:

The restaurant was receiving so many angry phone calls, “several” employees decided they’d rather quit than deal with them. Julian Alarcon, the chef and a partner in the restaurant, also quit—and was reportedly meeting with an attorney to separate himself from the backlash.

How did the owners respond?

The owners apologized for bringing politics into a “business forum,” but said the only reason the post garnered so much outrage is because it supported Trump.

“Our decision to bring our personal political beliefs into a business forum is regretful, and for this we apologize to all,” the owners said in a statement, according to Tucson.com.

“It’s hate feedback and it’s for one reason only and it’s that we showed our support for Donald Trump. There was nothing that we put in the post that was absolutely wrong and terrible in that we supported our president and our troops,” they added.

They also explained they “never ever fathomed” the response it would garner. “We assumed there would be some discussion and shares, but never this type of animosity and hostility,” they said.

What have the owners done since?

The restaurant’s Yelp ratings tanked and people from across the country voiced their outrage over the post. Because of it, the owners decided to close their doors Oct. 9.

According to KGUN-TV, a sign outside the establishment said:

Dear Loyal fans and Patrons of Cup it Up American Grill,

We have made a decision to close our doors indefinitely as of today, Monday, October 9, 2017. The safety of our employees, and our families is of great concern and is our #1 priority at this time. We would also like to extend a special thanks to our Military and First responders. Thank you all and God Bless.”

Cup it up shuts its doors indefinitely after Facebook backlash. More tonight @kgun9 pic.twitter.com/zAWJSeHMQv

— Jennifer Martinez (@Jennymartineztv) October 10, 2017

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Disgraceful Charade Unfolds in Battle Twixt Mueller/Congress

Real Clear Politics - Sun, 10/15/2017 - 14:44
Conrad Black, NY Sun
It is with great reluctance that I must take issue with my very esteemed friend Andy McCarthy, in this case with his treatment of the Steele Dossier, which makes a lot of sensational allegations against President Trump of compromising past relations with Russia and its leaders.
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Tapper to Tillerson: Did you or did you not call the president of the United States a moron?

HotAir - Sun, 10/15/2017 - 14:01

Good lord. How hard would it be to just say “of course not,” especially when his press secretary’s already said it? Even if it’s a lie, no one would fault him for telling it. Just put the story to bed. Tapper even goes so far as to warn him explicitly that a non-denial’s going to sound like a tacit admission that he really did call Trump a moron. Tillerson’s response: Let’s move on. POTUS was sufficiently wounded by Tillerson’s first non-denial that he felt obliged to defend his IQ in an interview. Imagine his reaction when he sees this.

It seems we’re going to have to wait for the “Moron” chapter of T-Rex’s post-firing tell-all for final confirmation. I wonder of that chapter’s already been written.

In related news, he still has his testicles. Literally, if not figuratively. Exit question via Josh Barro: Tillerson won’t dignify a question about whether he called Trump a moron by answering it but he will dignify a question about whether he’s been castrated?

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See the ominous warning Courtney Love issued to young actresses about Harvey Weinstein in 2005

The Blaze - Sun, 10/15/2017 - 14:00

If there were any segment of American society that saw the Harvey Weinstein scandal coming, it was Hollywood — especially women in Hollywood. Actress Courtney Love saw the writing on the wall more than 12 years ago and sought to warn aspiring actresses in Hollywood.

What did she say?

During a red carpet event in 2005, Love was asked what advice she would give to young, aspiring Hollywood actresses. Her answer basically predicted the future. TMZ re-posted the comments on Saturday.

“I’ll get libeled if I say it,” she said with hesitation. Then she blurted out: “If Harvey Weinstein invites you to a private party in the Four Seasons, don’t go.”

The comments came during a red carpet event prior to a Comedy Central roast for Pamala Anderson, according to TMZ.

Did Love face any repercussions for her comments?

Yes. Love wrote on Twitter Saturday that although she was never a victim of Weinstein’s, she was banned from the CAA, otherwise known as the Creative Artists Agency, a powerful firm that represents many of the world’s top superstars.

Although I wasn't one of his victims, I was eternally banned by CAA for speaking out against #HarveyWeinstein #rape https://t.co/8giwNkrC5t

— Courtney Love Cobain (@Courtney) October 14, 2017

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Shorter Jimmy Kimmel: No Republican Viewers, No Problem

Townhall.com - Sun, 10/15/2017 - 13:45
Late note comedy host Jimmy Kimmel told CBS' Sunday Morning that he does not mind if Republican viewers turn off his show in response to his increasingly political content on ABC's hit show, Jimmy Kimmel Live!.
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NFL week 6 open thread

HotAir - Sun, 10/15/2017 - 12:31

Ed: Let’s start off by addressing the nasty rumor that Jazz took this weekend off because he lost to me yet again in last week’s NFL picks. That’s totally fake news. He took the weekend off because we’re tied up for the season score at 19-16. Not that either of us have much to brag about; we basically just duplicated our records from last week. It’s been tough to get a read on teams this season. Who knew that the Steelers and Patriots  would have the same record after five weeks as … the Jets?

Jazz: Well, I’ve managed to go 3-4 for three weeks in a row, bringing me to a season total of 19-16, tied with Ed. I probably shouldn’t expect to do much better this week since I’ve spent much of it in the wild of Maine, chasing the elusive Bigfoot. (Okay… I was actually chasing a stuffed Bigfoot in a museum.) I missed all the National Anthem protests, injury reports, and all the rest. But hey.. the Jets are tied for first place in the AFC East so it’s a win, right?

Ed: How long will the Steelers keep pace with the Jets and Patriots? They may have trouble doing that when Pittsburgh travels to Kansas City (4:25 pm ET, CBS). The Chiefs are undefeated and playing at home, but Pittsburgh brings a stingy D with them. I’ll take the Steelers for a road upset, 21-17. Meanwhile, the Jets take on the Pats at home (1 pm, CBS) to settle who goes to 4-2. New York has a three-game winning streak, while New England are coming off a near-loss in Tampa Bay last week. I’d like to pick the J-E-T-S for a home upset, but the Pats will be too much for them, and should come away with a 28-19 win. Green Bay takes on the Vikings in Minnesota (1 pm, Fox), coming off a big upset win in Dallas. The Vikes are still beat up; they managed to eke out a win against Da Bears, but the Pack is a lot tougher. Packers 35-23 over the Vikings.

Jazz: The Steelers have a tougher D than several that the Kansas City has seen and can never be counted out. But the Chiefs are the last undefeated team for a number of reasons, including the rushing output of Kareem Hunt. Also, while Steelers fans hate to hear it, the shine seems to be off of Big Ben these days. I’ve got to take the Vegas spread and say that the Chiefs continue their undefeated run in a close one. Kansas City wins in a nail-biter, 24-20. As for my Jets, they’re a nearly 10 point underdog against the hated Patriots. But this game has delivered many surprises in the recent past when the Jets have been awful and the Pats were regular post-season favorites. The Jets have split the last four times they played New England at home. It’s too late to salvage a number one draft pick next season anyway, so I’ll take the Jets in a massive upset, 21-17. As for the Vikings, Aaron Rodgers is back to looking like a grandmaster these days and has the best seasonal QB rating in the league right now. That will be enough to put Green Bay over the top, 30-20.

What other hot games are on tap this weekend?


  • Lions at Saints (1 pm, Fox) – This might turn into an interesting matchup. Both teams have offenses that score around 24 points a game, and the defenses of both teams are nearly tied for points allowed. Both can be explosive at times, but the Saints normally play better at home. They lost their only home game this season but have as many losses as the Lions. I’ll stick with home field advantage and pick the Saints over the Lions, 27-21.
  • Buccaneers at Cardinals (4:05 pm, Fox) – Both Tampa Bay and Arizona have teams on the cusp of something better. The Bucs could have beaten the Pats in the last seconds of last week’s game if Jameis Winston had had another second to throw, or if his receiver had turned around. The Cards, on the other hand, have struggled against better teams and got blown out by the Eagles last week. I’ll stick with Tampa Bay on the road, 21-17.
  • Giants at Broncos (8:30 pm, NBC) – Will the Giants go to 0-6? Yes. Definitely. Denver’s an 11.5-point favorite, but it probably won’t even be that close. Broncos 35-14 over the Giants.
  • Colts at Titans (8:30 pm Monday, ESPN) – How did this one get on Monday Night Football? Neither team has played well this season, but perhaps in that sense, it might make for an unpredictable and exciting matchup. Tennessee’s slightly better on offense and defense, but on the latter, both teams rank in the bottom three for points allowed. That plus the home-field advantage leads me to go with the Titans, 31-28.


  • Lions at Saints (1 pm, Fox) – Both of these teams have middling records thus far. The Lions have been playing strong against the Saints in recent seasons, but Matthew Stafford has been getting beaten up because of an offensive line that can’t seem to protect him. Drew Brees tends to wind up on his butt less often and that will be the difference here. Saints win 28-17.
  • Buccaneers at Cardinals (4:05 pm, Fox) – The Cardinals have fielded one of the worst rushing offenses in the league this year. They just added Adrian Peterson to the mix which should help, but he hasn’t really had time to get into the Arizona groove yet. I’m going to stick with Tampa Bay to cover the spread in a low scoring match, 17-14.
  • Giants at Broncos (8:30 pm, NBC) – Ed only picked this game to see if he could tempt me into taking two New York underdogs in the same week. I’m not falling for it. The Giants have been awful and most of their starters are benched. Nothing changes this week in yet another blowout, 20-6.
  • Colts at Titans (8:30 pm Monday, ESPN) – This was looking like a game where both teams would be without their starting QB and it might have been anybody’s guess. But as of Saturday night, it was looking like the Titans would have Marcus Mariota ready for Monday night while the Colts will be without Andrew Luck. That will be enough to make the difference. Titans win it 21-12.

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Pediatrician drops a bomb on idea that transgenderism is real — completely destroys it with truth

The Blaze - Sun, 10/15/2017 - 12:30

A pediatrician went on a viral rant recently about the dangers of convincing children they are transgender and then prescribing them hormone blockers that prevent them from developing into their born gender.

What did she say?

At a recent Heritage Foundation forum about the topic, Dr. Michelle Cretella went on a lengthy rant about how it is child abuse to indulge children who are gender-confused by helping them “transition” to the gender they think they are.

Cretella said:

Chemical castration is what you’re doing when you put any biologically normal child on puberty blockers. It’s treating puberty like a disease, arresting a normal process which is critical to normal development and bad for kids.

Sterilization: not good for kids. Prepping them for what will likely result in a case in girls a double mastectomy at 16 — not how you treat depression or anxiety and I have plenty of experience treating teenagers with depression, anxiety, even suicidal depression. Indoctrinating pre-school kids with the lie that you can be trapped in the wrong body, again, that’s disrupting their normal reality testing and cognitive development. Those things are abusive.

As to the studies, there are two that I am aware of that claim affirming your child’s gender confusion is good for them. Number one, it assumes that coaching a child into a fixed-false belief is mentally healthy. Science doesn’t allow you to assume your conclusion. Number two, those studies are extremely small. Number three, those studies are very short term. And number four, the control group of “mentally healthy children” are the siblings, most of them are siblings of the trans-identifying child. Oh, and there’s a number five, the parents were the ones evaluating the mental health of the children.

This is not science…I don’t think you need to have an M.D. or a Ph.D to know that’s not science — that’s ideology masquerading as science.

Watch this pediatrician shut down leftists on giving puberty blockers to children with gender dysphoria. pic.twitter.com/xHmGMx9d8N

— Heritage Foundation (@Heritage) October 13, 2017

Who is Cretella?

Cretella is a pediatrician who serves as the president of the American College of Pediatricians. She is very outspoken about the dangers of letting kids believe they are transgender and calls the cultural problem “large-scale child abuse.”

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Union rep for missing Las Vegas security guard speaks out days after ‘highly unusual’ disappearance

The Blaze - Sun, 10/15/2017 - 11:05

The union representative for Mandalay Bay Resort security guard Jesus Campos, who was injured in the Oct. 1 massacre, is finally speaking out about Campos’ “unusual” behavior — and revealed where he disappeared to.

What happened?

On Thursday night, Campos mysteriously disappeared just prior to a number of scheduled interviews, where he was set to tell his story and what happened to him on the night of the massacre.

Campos was injured when shooter Stephen Paddock opened fire on him through the front doors of his hotel room. Police said Friday that Campos was shot just prior to or during the time that Paddock was firing at concert-goers from his 32nd floor windows.

What did the union representative say?

David Hickey, the president of the Security Police and Fire Professionals Union, is representing Campos and had been preparing with him for four days leading up to Thursday, the day he had a laundry list of interviews scheduled.

Hickey said: “For the past four days he’s been preparing. Thursday we had a meeting with MGM officials, and after that meeting was over we talked about the interviews, we went to a private area, and when we came out, Mr. Campos was gone.”

According to KVVU-TV, Hickey later received a text message informing him that Campos was at a “quick clinic.”

“Right now I’m just concerned where my member is, and what his condition is. It’s highly unusual. I’m hoping everything is OK with him and I’m sure MGM or the union will let [the media] know when we hear something,” Hickey said.

Hickey told the news station that the interviews were Campos’ idea, explaining that Campos wanted to tell his story because he thought it would help him cope with the incident.

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Dressing for success: Sunday reflection

HotAir - Sun, 10/15/2017 - 11:01

This morning’s Gospel reading is Matthew 22:1–14:

Jesus again in reply spoke to the chief priests and elders of the people in parables, saying, “The kingdom of heaven may be likened to a king who gave a wedding feast for his son. He dispatched his servants to summon the invited guests to the feast, but they refused to come. A second time he sent other servants, saying, ‘Tell those invited: “Behold, I have prepared my banquet, my calves and fattened cattle are killed, and everything is ready; come to the feast.”’ Some ignored the invitation and went away, one to his farm, another to his business. The rest laid hold of his servants, mistreated them, and killed them. The king was enraged and sent his troops, destroyed those murderers, and burned their city. Then he said to his servants, ‘The feast is ready, but those who were invited were not worthy to come. Go out, therefore, into the main roads and invite to the feast whomever you find.’

“The servants went out into the streets and gathered all they found, bad and good alike, and the hall was filled with guests. But when the king came in to meet the guests, he saw a man there not dressed in a wedding garment. The king said to him, ‘My friend, how is it that you came in here without a wedding garment?’ But he was reduced to silence. Then the king said to his attendants, ‘Bind his hands and feet, and cast him into the darkness outside, where there will be wailing and grinding of teeth.’ Many are invited, but few are chosen.”

Before I began blogging full time, I managed 24/7 call centers, which in most instances are casual dress work environments.  While some dress standards did exist, they mainly consisted of being clean and not creating distractions. In the beginning of my career in management, I tended to dress as my staff did — casually — in part because of some of the maintenance and repair tasks necessary in my job at the time. The nature of our industry meant that customers (or company execs) rarely visited, and almost never without advance notice — and we’d have plenty of notice to get dressed up on those rare occasions.

That changed for me when I unexpectedly got called into a customer visit by my boss. At the last moment, the customer had told his sales rep that he wanted to go over concerns about the call center, and I got a call to come to the regional corporate headquarters immediately to discuss it. At the time, I was wearing an old pair of jeans, a blousy short-sleeved sports shirt, and old sneakers. When I walked into the room, I thought my boss’ eyes were going to pop out of his skull, but he never said a word to me about it. He didn’t have to say anything — I was embarrassed enough for the both of us. After that, I went wardrobe shopping and dressed more appropriately for my position, even keeping an “emergency tie” in my office.

That happened over twenty years ago, but I have never forgotten it, and today’s Gospel reminds me of the lesson I learned from it.

The parable Jesus tells has more context than just the manner of dress by one condemned man. It touches on our reading today from the Old Testament, but also foreshadows Revelation’s magnificent depiction of our place in eternity. In Isaiah 25, the prophet describes eternal life with the Lord as a feast with “juicy rich food and pure choice wines,” a feast in which the chosen will see the Lord and suffer death no more. He will “remove his reproach” from men and women, and all will rejoice in His name.

However, Jesus adds a few key details to His parable that changes the lesson significantly. The most subtle is identifying it as a wedding feast, specifically for a king’s son. This changes the nature of both the feast and of the expectation of the invitees, as Jesus makes clear later in the parable. However, it also provides a hint of what John relates in Revelation 19:6-9, in which the angel says to John, “Blessed are those who are invited to the marriage supper of the Lamb.” This feast celebrates our new life within the Trinity collectively as the bride of Christ. We are not just guests at this feast; we are the guests of honor, those who will live within the Lord forever, and who must come to this feast prepared for eternal life.

Next, Jesus issues a specific challenge to his audience. In Isaiah, the prophecy was that “all peoples” would join the Lord in eternal life, which surely would have included the Israelites … or at least so they assume. Pointedly, the first set of invited guests never bother to show up in Jesus’ parable, even after the king sends servants to remind them that the feast is ready. Rather than respond to the messengers, the guests either decide to work on their own business or assault the messengers.

There is nothing subtle about this part of the parable, especially since the audience for this teaching was the chief priests and elders — the Israelite leadership of the time. Jesus tells them in effect that they will have no part in eternal life, having missed the Lord’s call and abused His prophets. Eventually, as Jesus knows, they will have the Son murdered too. Rather than offer salvation through the original “guest list,” the Lord will send His servants out to the entire world for those who wish to love Him, a reference to the Church after the resurrection, and the Great Commission at the end of Matthew’s Gospel.

But even then, not everyone will get on board, Jesus warns in the third and most intriguing part of his parable. Many who hear the invitation will come, regardless of whether they sinned or not. However, most of them prepare for the wedding feast as they should, except for one man who thinks the invitation is “come as you are.” The king condemns that man to darkness, which seems a little harsh in the parable’s literal sense for mere sartorial slackness.

Of course, the point here is not to dress for success in the manner which we normally consider, nor even to dress nicely for Mass, which connects us through space and time with that wedding feast of the Lamb. (Dressing nicely for Mass is still a good idea even apart from today’s Gospel.) How we dress ourselves in our day-to-day life says something about us in this world, but the test in this lesson is whether we clothe ourselves in Christ in preparation for that eternal wedding feast of the Lamb. We are not guaranteed a place at the table simply for showing up; we must prepare ourselves for an eternal life of holiness by “dressing” ourselves in the Word. When the invitation comes, we may not have time to rethink our wardrobe, so to speak.

And how do we prepare ourselves? We read scripture and the Gospels, for one thing, and we listen to the prophets. Most importantly, we repent of our sins whether we consider ourselves bad or good, and ask for forgiveness. We need to live as Paul writes in his letter to the Philippians, in which he tells the “the secret of being well fed and going hungry, of living in abundance and of being in need.” We live in the Lord and allow Him to live in us, Paul instructs, and when we do, we “can do all things in him who strengthens me.” When we do that, we need not fear losing our place at the wedding feast of the Lamb.

To bring it back to my earlier experience: when the boss calls, you’d better be “dressed” for the occasion.

The front-page image is “Adoration of the Mystic Lamb” by Jan van Eyck, part of the Ghent altarpiece in the Cathedral of Saint Bavo, circa 1432.

“Sunday Reflection” is a regular feature, looking at the specific readings used in today’s Mass in Catholic parishes around the world. The reflection represents only my own point of view, intended to help prepare myself for the Lord’s day and perhaps spark a meaningful discussion. Previous Sunday Reflections from the main page can be found here.  For previous Green Room entries, click here.

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Here’s how Chelsea Clinton responded when asked if Clinton Foundation will return Weinstein money

The Blaze - Sun, 10/15/2017 - 10:00

In the wake of the Harvey Weinstein sexual harassment scandal, many politicians and organizations are returning donations from the disgraced Hollywood executive. But the Clinton Foundation and Chelsea Clinton have so far wanted no part in discussing their Weinstein donations.

What happened?

Both Bill and Chelsea Clinton dodged questions over the weekend about Weinstein’s donations to the Clinton Foundation, which total at least $100,000 to $250,000.

Both were asked about the donations while at Northeastern University in Boston for a Clinton Global Initiative event. Chelsea refused to answer the questions while Bill used his Secret Service detail to keep the questions at bay. A reporter from the Daily Mail asked the questions.

What was asked?

A Daily Mail reporter on Saturday asked Chelsea: “Chelsea, will the foundation give back the donations from Harvey Weinstein? Do you plan to return the $100,000?”

According to the reporter, Chelsea “looked straight ahead and ignored the questions as she scurried through the side lot and ducked into her waiting black sedan.” Security further blocked the reporter from asking Chelsea the question again.

But that wasn’t the only time Chelsea had ducked the question on Saturday, according to the reporter:

Earlier in the day, Chelsea had ducked the same questions from DailyMail.com after her car dropped her off at the front of the building. When she left the event, Chelsea departed through the isolated side door as her car idled next to it, seemingly to give her a chance to flee quickly.

How did Bill respond?

According to the Daily Mail, the former president was asked the same question on Friday night and he responded in similar fashion. When a reporter tried to get close to Clinton to ask about the donations, communications officials from the Clinton Foundation blocked the reporter from asking the question.

Has Hillary done anything?

Hillary Clinton wasn’t at the event, as she is still on an international book tour for her new book, “What Happened.” According to the Huffington Post, Clinton plans to donate the money Weinstein donated to her presidential campaign to charity.

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