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I am the primary teaching pastor of Immanuel Baptist Church in Bloomington, Illinois, where I have served since 1993. I received my B.A. in Biblical Studies from Columbia International University in Columbia, South Carolina, and I received my M.Div. from Covenant Theological Seminary in St. Louis, Missouri. I am also a U.S. Navy veteran and a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and the American Legion. And, by the way, my last name has a silent β€˜h’ and is pronounced β€˜troop.’

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Do you have a "line in the sand" regarding political or social change?
KeithThroop comments on Dec 15, 2020:
As I said in a comment below, I took this oath when I enlisted in the U.S. Navy back in 1984: > I, Keith Throop, do solemnly swear that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; and that I will obey the orders of the President of the United States and the orders of the officers appointed over me, according to regulations and the Uniform Code of Military Justice. So help me God. Although I am no longer in the military, and thus no longer under the UCMJ, I nevertheless regard my oath to the U.S. Constitution to be binding. I will seek to fulfill that oath in any way that I am able, given my age and corresponding limitations. For now that means casting my vote, campaigning for good candidates, protesting, signing petitions and collecting signatures, contacting those who represent me, etc.
Sebastian Gorka on Bill Barr [youtube.
KeithThroop comments on Dec 15, 2020:
I'm still not ruling him out, but I'm getting more nervous with each passing day.
Forcing Taxpayers to Fund Abortions?
KeithThroop comments on Dec 15, 2020:
Abortion is surely the single greatest sin of our culture, hands down.
Sky News Australia.
KeithThroop comments on Dec 15, 2020:
What total foolishness!
I would suggest that you do not do this
KeithThroop comments on Dec 14, 2020:
I've had enough cactus needles in me over the years to know that you should absolutely *never* do that! They can be very hard to get out once they are in. 😟
Is it a conflict of interest when the DOJ, appointed by the incoming POTUS will be "investigating" ...
KeithThroop comments on Dec 14, 2020:
This is, however, how our government is set up according to the Constitution. As I see it, we should either simply accept this fact or amend the Constitution to change it. I'm not in favor, however, of what I consider to be unconsitutional special counsels who end up functioning either like a virtually unaccountable fourth branch of government or simply like another arm of the Legislature (which does not have the law enforcement authority under our Constitution).
Bill Gates SMILES talking Economic DESTRUCTION Worse than he thought it'd be.
KeithThroop comments on Dec 14, 2020:
It sure does appear that he likes the fact that the reality was even worse than his prediction. Even if the smile was a "Wow! I was even more right than I knew!" smile, it is very troubling that he would find any joy or satisfaction in being right about such a terrible thing.
Party insiders in the ranks: communists infiltrate Western consulates By Sharri Markson 7:07AM ...
KeithThroop comments on Dec 14, 2020:
We've been in a cold war with China for at least 30 years, I would think, but many are just now beginning to realize it.
This is the time to come together as a nation, especially under the virus threat and stop bickering ...
KeithThroop comments on Dec 13, 2020:
Why wasn't I hearing this message from the Left over the past four years? Right now it just reeks of hypocrisy and insincerity and is falling on deaf ears ... especially since it looks very much like there has been some widespread election fraud this time around.
Sky News Australia. [youtube.com]
KeithThroop comments on Dec 13, 2020:
I'll be very interested indeed to see what this list reveals.
All I want for Christmas is a Biden Family behind bars, in Guantánamo. What do you want?
KeithThroop comments on Dec 13, 2020:
I would settle for him being the acknowledged loser of the election, followed by four more years of a President Trump administration.
So I was watching V for Vendetta and the plot seems eerily familiar to whats going on today.
KeithThroop comments on Dec 13, 2020:
I haven't seen the movie. Is it very good?
Feedback on the new layout for the list of posts?
KeithThroop comments on Dec 13, 2020:
I'm waiting to see. I'm staring to get used to it.
Better start shoveling.
KeithThroop comments on Dec 12, 2020:
I remember as a kid how much I looked forward to snow days, not just because I got a day off school, but because I had regular jobs shoveling driveways. I made good money as a kid on snow days in my neighborhood.
Avi Yemini - YouTube
KeithThroop comments on Dec 12, 2020:
It looks like things have been as bad in parts of Australia as they have been in parts of the USA.
Trump Shows Up Army/Navy Game and the Crowd’s Reaction Says It ALL [youtube.]
KeithThroop comments on Dec 12, 2020:
Those were mostly military, and they are especially appreciate if President Trump (as are most veterans, such as myself).
Cool looking site.
KeithThroop comments on Dec 12, 2020:
Welcome to the free speech community. :)
Mask usage is north of 90-95% yet covid cases are surging.
KeithThroop comments on Dec 11, 2020:
You've expressed my own view pretty well.
NAME THAT FLICK!! "It's judgment day, sinners! Come out, come out wherever you are!" Do ...
KeithThroop comments on Dec 11, 2020:
The Eye of the Needle
Honk! That probably hurt
KeithThroop comments on Dec 11, 2020:
That hurts just looking at it.
Glenn Greenwald: It's a 'historic crime and disgrace' for media to avoid Hunter Biden story during ...
KeithThroop comments on Dec 11, 2020:
The MSM cover-up of the Joe Biden scandal has got to be one of the worst media travesties of my lifetime.
Hillary Clinton: ‘The Election Was Not Close … No Evidence of Fraud’ [breitbart.com]
KeithThroop comments on Dec 11, 2020:
I sure wish she would just go away already.
Daisy is on boys and girls! 5...4...3...2...1... [youtu.be]
KeithThroop comments on Dec 10, 2020:
Although not a fan of teaching children that Santa Claus is real, I am also definitely not a fan of a store Santa Claus projecting his own values in the way this one did in the video.
Why Public Schools and the Mainstream Media Dumb Us Down - YouTube
KeithThroop comments on Dec 10, 2020:
I'm not sure I can completely agree with every point in the video about the need for anti-authoritarians, but I suspect I need think think more about what is actually meant by the term as it is used in the video. I certainly agree with the dangers pointed out concerning the public schools and the kind of authoritarianism discussed. I guess there is a big difference between the need for authorities to exist -- which I think is obvious -- and *Authoritarianism*. Anyway, as usual, you've posted some great content that is challenging and thought-provoking in a good way.
OOOH YEAH.... [youtu.be] 🚬
KeithThroop comments on Dec 10, 2020:
I really like the way it begins like an old-school blues song but then morphs into a traditional rock & roll vibe (sort of reflecting the way rock itself morphed from blues music). I really like it musically. As for the lyrics, I think I get the message as a warning about the dangers of many things in our modern technology-based culture. I think I'm going to have to listen to it more in order to fully appreciate it. But that will be easy enough to do, because it has a really great sound, and I like the guy's voice and singing style as well. I'm a bit surprised I haven't heard of him before. Thanks for sharing.
Afterskool: ‘Pick Your Sacrifice’ [youtu.be]
KeithThroop comments on Dec 10, 2020:
That is a very thought-provoking video, and pretty well states reality so far as I can tell.
From John HINDERAKER: Texas Throws a Hail Mary.
KeithThroop comments on Dec 9, 2020:
Thanks for the nice summary.
Did consciousness precede life or did life precede consciousness?
KeithThroop comments on Dec 9, 2020:
I have time to offer a few brief thoughts off the top of my head. As a Christian who believes in God as revealed in the Bible, it seems to me that both life and consciousness are co-eternal aspects of God. Thus neither preceded the other with respect to God. As for human beings, I would hold that God gives us both life and consciousness, and I would assume that both are necessary aspects of our existence as spiritual beings made in His image and that we cannot, therefore, possess one without the other.
HISTORY MADE: Newsmax Host Greg Kelly Scores Ratings Win Over FOX News Host Martha MacCallum for ...
KeithThroop comments on Dec 9, 2020:
Awesome!
A QUESTION TO CHRISTIANS How do you feel about this?
KeithThroop comments on Dec 8, 2020:
It is irrational to blame the teaching of Romans 13 for people's misuse of it. Almost any good teaching can be taken out of context and distorted in order to wrongly try to justify one's evil actions. Understood in its proper Biblical context, the teaching in Romans 13 does not forbid civil disobedience to unjust laws, for example, nor does it prohibit the protection of the weak and innocent, which is one reason why Hitler rounded up many thousands of Christians, especially priests and pastors, and had them sent to concentration camps. There were also many Christians who hid and protected Jews who, when caught, were arrested and sent to the camps or killed. The most famous of this latter group was, perhaps, Corrie ten Boom. The most famous Christian resistor of all was, perhaps, Dietrich Bonhoeffer.
Why Is an Ordinary Life Not Good Enough Anymore? – Alain De Botton - YouTube
KeithThroop comments on Dec 8, 2020:
I think that most people have mixed motives for things. So, a person can indeed be motivated to accumulate things because they see it a a conduit to love and respect, as Alain De Botton says, while at the same time being motivated by things like greed or the desire for security. I get the point he is making, and it is valid, but there is no need to assume only one real or, perhaps primary, motivation for the accumulation of material things. I totally agree that people need to learn to be content with what Alain De Botton describes as "an ordinary life." But I would also observe that we need to stop viewing such a life as he describes as simply "ordinary." In my view, what most people think of as *ordinary* is actually pretty *extraordinary* if we stop to really think about it. As a Christian, of course, it is my belief that each of us is created in the image of God and that, no matter how tainted by sin, that image remains in all of us. Thus we are each of us extraordinary beings, and all that we do that is good and praiseworthy is a reflection of how extraordinary we are, or, rather, of how extraordinary God is, who made us. After all, when we live well, seeking to be like Him in all of our relationships and actions, we are reflecting what is extraordinary about Him, and that is what makes life worthwhile. It is how we find true fulfillment, for it is our ultimate purpose. But, not surprisingly, I believe this can be achieved only by the grace of God through faith in Jesus Christ. Anyway, that's my two cents. I really appreciated the the video. It was very thoughtful and thought-provoking. It hits upon an issue many people need to think more clearly about. I'm sure many who read this may disagree with some of what I've said, but perhaps they will find some of it helpful as well. :)
The Overspent American: Why We Want What We Do Not Need - YouTube
KeithThroop comments on Dec 8, 2020:
It is so important to try to live debt free if we can. Debt is often a kind of slavery to a cruel master. To be sure, some debt can serve a good purpose, so long as it is affordable debt. For example, I see nothing wrong with a reasonable mortgage that one can afford. But far too many people are living far beyond their means, living from paycheck to paycheck simply because they buy more than they need and do not save, and it would not take much to create a severe financial crisis for them.
Biden and Climate Change: a match made in "heaven"? [breitbart.com]
KeithThroop comments on Dec 8, 2020:
The current pope just keeps giving me more and more reasons to be glad I'm a Protestant. I truly feel for all my Roman Catholic friends.
Although I like this site, it gets annoying that people don't seem to post any original thought.
KeithThroop comments on Dec 8, 2020:
I have actually engaged in quite a few substantive discussions, but I've also appreciated many of those links you mentioned. I don't think I would have found some of the sources of information otherwise because I simply don't like wading trough so much internet material. However, recommendations here have helped narrow things down and made it much easier to locate good sources or critiques of the news and current events. I guess you could say that it has served not only as a place for some good discussion (should I choose to engage in it) but also as a sort of news aggregator. I appreciate both aspects.
New video folks! Like.
KeithThroop comments on Dec 7, 2020:
The video that Daisy showed there is simply one of the most racist things I have ever seen.
Daisy on Chris Smith Tonight (Dec 3) [youtube.com]
KeithThroop comments on Dec 7, 2020:
Nature is not a personal entity. It is incapable of "punishing" anyone. Personifying it as a "mother" won't change this fact. All one does with such talk is project what he or she apparently thinks should happen. In this case, Prince Harry reveals his own attitude toward people he clearly thinks should be "punished" for not viewing environmental issues as he does. He apparently thinks people who disagree with his views deserve to get COVID-19 and to be "punished" in some way. What a guy!
My latest from Sky News! My editorial and panel discussion about how the covid vaccine will be ...
KeithThroop comments on Dec 7, 2020:
Great job, @DaisyCousens. Very well argued and clearly stated as always. I very much appreciated your points about privacy and also possible side effects. I also agree that the actual death rate does not warrant mandatory vaccination, whether by the government or by corporations.
EurasianTimes: US is resurrecting WWII B-29 bases on Tinian Island. [eurasiantimes.com]
KeithThroop comments on Dec 5, 2020:
I see this as good news.
If Kamala Harris REALLY believed she and Biden won, why hasn't she resigned from the Senate yet?
KeithThroop comments on Dec 5, 2020:
That is a very good question. πŸ˜‰
Remembering the USS Caron on the anniversary of her sinking in 2002.
KeithThroop comments on Dec 4, 2020:
Here is how she was sunk: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VFyt3bM_MJo
What is one book you want to recommend to everyone and why?
KeithThroop comments on Dec 4, 2020:
As a Christian, I would of course recommend the Bible because I believe it is the word of God and reveals how we may be saved from our sins.
Forgive quickly. Forget Slowly.
KeithThroop comments on Dec 4, 2020:
I think we should always be ready to forgive those who are truly sorry for what they have done. But we cannot, of course, always formally extend forgiveness to them unless they are truly sorry for what they have done. Once we have extended forgiveness to them, however, we must then resolve not to hold what they have done against them any longer. We must not keep bringing it up, using it as a weapon, but instead we must allow them the opportunity to regain our trust. True repentance means they will want to regain our trust, and true forgiveness means we will want to be able to trust them again.
[rebelnews.com] Georgia Governor calls for signature audit of election ballots
KeithThroop comments on Dec 4, 2020:
Finally! But it shouldn't have taken nearly this long.
James O'Keefe's Takeaways From Listening to CNN's Editorial Meetings for 2 Months - YouTube
KeithThroop comments on Dec 4, 2020:
Project Veritas has done some good work in the past, and I'll be interested to see what is coming this month in these recordings.
"Tolerance of intolerance is cowardice." – Ayaan Hirsi Ali
KeithThroop comments on Dec 4, 2020:
The word *tolerance* has been co-opted by the Left and badly misused. They think tolerance means agreeing with them about what should or should not be tolerated and how we should deal with what they think should not be tolerated. In other words, they only tolerate the views of others *if they agree with their own*, and they seek to *suppress* those views which disagree with their own, which is actually being *intolerant*.
Full statement of President Donald Trump: ‘This may be the most important speech I’ve ever ...
KeithThroop comments on Dec 3, 2020:
It was a good and necessary speech, I think.
This goes a fair bit further than just an election result.
KeithThroop comments on Dec 2, 2020:
You raise a very good point. There is much at stake in this election. Thankfully, parents can still teach their children to know better. It will probably mean homeschooling them, though. That is what my wife and I did with our three children, and we do not regret it.
Another Gospel? - Ron Matsen [youtu.be]
KeithThroop comments on Dec 2, 2020:
That as a good reminder of key aspects of the Gospel message.
Witness at Michigan Hearing: All military ballots looked like "xerox copies" of each other ...
KeithThroop comments on Dec 2, 2020:
The testimony of so many whistleblowers is very disturbing indeed.
Whistleblowers share firsthand accounts of election irregularities: 'I couldn't go to my grave ...
KeithThroop comments on Dec 2, 2020:
I hope and pray that the courage shown by these people will not go unrewarded.
Daisy Cousens: Mainstream Media Is LYING About The Pennsylvania Hearing Like.
KeithThroop comments on Dec 1, 2020:
Another great video! I hope she will keep making U.S. election content. She does a much better job of accurately, clearly, and succinctly presenting information about it than almost any other source here in the States.
Twitter suspends election fraud witness [thegatewaypundit.com]
KeithThroop comments on Dec 1, 2020:
They just keep getting more and more brazen in their censorship.
Felony Alert! Illegal Money-for-Votes Raffles Conducted in Several States in 2020 Election ...
KeithThroop comments on Dec 1, 2020:
Thanks for the link. My wife and I started a paid subscription to The Epoch Times a few months ago, and we are buying a subscription for my mother-in-law fro Christmas. I'm glad I found it here on this forum.
Wow. Look at this year's Christmas White House decorations. [www1.cbn.com]
KeithThroop comments on Dec 1, 2020:
It definitely has the "Wow" factor.
Sidney Powell: “Frankly, I’m Beginning to think the Entire FBI and Dept.
KeithThroop comments on Dec 1, 2020:
She's only "beginning" to think this? Oh, well, I guess it's better late then never.
IRS Sent $34 Million In Stimulus Checks To Non-Citizens In Foreign Countries ...
KeithThroop comments on Dec 1, 2020:
There are some people who should be fired over this, but I'm not holding my breath
Hi guys! Sorry I've been off Slug for a few days.
KeithThroop comments on Nov 30, 2020:
Thanks for the link.
They have acase [youtu.be]
KeithThroop comments on Nov 29, 2020:
Another great video from the Liberal Hivemind. πŸ˜‰
This speech is equally relevant in every western country, though not so much in non western ...
KeithThroop comments on Nov 29, 2020:
Great speech! On behalf of President Trump and the people of the United States of America, thank you Michael Leahy for your encouraging words and cheers. :)
Great interview! [worldviewweekend.com]
KeithThroop comments on Nov 29, 2020:
I'm glad President Trump pardoned General Flynn.
Are my posts about recent Farm Attacks in South Africa too much?
KeithThroop comments on Nov 28, 2020:
It is very sad to hear about, but I think it is crucial to let other people around the world know what is happening. Our news agencies certainly don't seem to be covering it. @KanjaG has also posted quite a bit about this terrible problem.
A poet dares be just so clear and no clearer.
KeithThroop comments on Nov 28, 2020:
“Poetry appeals more directly to the whole person that prose does. It stimulates our imaginations, arouses our emotions, feeds our intellects and addresses our wills. Perhaps this is why poetry is the preferred mode of communication of the prophets, whose purpose depends on capturing the attention of their listeners and persuading them their message is urgent. More than this, poetry is pleasurable. It is attractive to read and even more so to read aloud (or sing)” (Tremper Longman, *How to Read the Psalms*, p. 92). That is a quote I like to cite when teaching how to interpret ancient Hebrew poetry found in the Bible. It is a part of a graduate level course I teach on Biblical Hermeneutics. Anyway, much of the Old Testament is actually written in poetic form, often alternating with historical narrative prose.
DEVELOPING: Attorney Sidney Powell: We’ve Got Pictures of Check Stubs Paid to People to Ballot ...
KeithThroop comments on Nov 28, 2020:
This just gets more and more intriguing and disturbing at the same time.
Trump slams reporter who asks if he would concede election: 'Don't ever talk to the president that ...
KeithThroop comments on Nov 28, 2020:
I think President Trump did an excellent job in this press conference. And he was definitely right to rebuke the obnoxious, rude reporter. It is one thing to ask tough questions of him -- which he has never shied away from, unlike Biden -- but it is another thing altogether to be downright disrespectful.
Is there an HTML snippet for a "Share to Slug" button?
KeithThroop comments on Nov 28, 2020:
I'll be looking forward to seeing what they do. I have grown to love this site, and I would like to share other things more easily and seamlessly from my blog.
Parler HACKED [twitter.
KeithThroop comments on Nov 26, 2020:
I have been on Parler for quite a while, and I have never been asked for my SSN or driver's license Id.
Appeals Court Grants Expedited Review Over Lin Wood’s Election Lawsuit in Georgia ...
KeithThroop comments on Nov 26, 2020:
Glad to hear it!
Wishing my fellow Americans a happy Thanksgiving.
KeithThroop comments on Nov 26, 2020:
And a happy Thanksgiving to you as well! :)
Happy Thanksgiving! This morning, I give thanks to Karl Marx for giving the world socialism.
KeithThroop comments on Nov 26, 2020:
I am thankful that the Lord Jesus has saved me, for my family, for my church, for the fact that I get to be a citizen of the United States of America, and, finally, that God has graced me with enough discernment and common sense not to be the slightest bit thankful for the opinions of Karl Marx or the wickedness of Socialism.
The rise of NewsMax [youtu.be]
KeithThroop comments on Nov 25, 2020:
It's a very good news network.
The Left says this is "indoctrination" when it says right there "train".
KeithThroop comments on Nov 25, 2020:
"Indoctrination" is always happening. The issue is whether parents should have the greater role to play in this or the state should have the greater role to play. I say it is the parents. Our children belong to us, not to the state.
AdWeek: 10 Things You Need to Know About Newsmax, the Surging Conservative News Network ...
KeithThroop comments on Nov 25, 2020:
I've really grown to like Newsmax over the mast month.
Absolutely Brilliant STRIP CLUBS OPEN, BUT NOT CHURCHES Creative minds prevail [youtu.be]
KeithThroop comments on Nov 25, 2020:
I have no problem with churches taking a stand. However, taking off a tie or a jacket as a sign of protest is one thing, but dancing around like an idiot is another.
BEYOND PARODY: NBC’s Andrea Mitchell Says Biden’s Team Is ‘Not Going To Be Political’ ...
KeithThroop comments on Nov 25, 2020:
LOL! I actually did laugh out loud when I read that headline. It is hard to believe that someone could be so lacking in self-awareness and discernment.
HAPPY THANKSGIVING! Lin Wood Announces Sidney Powell Will File Major Lawsuit in Georgia Tomorrow!...
KeithThroop comments on Nov 25, 2020:
I'm looking forward to seeing what happens with this!
What is everyone listening to ?
KeithThroop comments on Nov 25, 2020:
I listen to many genres of music. For example, in my car I have my SiriusXM channels set for every decade starting on the 40's on 4 all the way up through the 90's on 9. I also have a a Gospel station, a country station (which focuses mostly on older country music), the Beatles station, a Classic Rock Station, and a couple of stations which focus on soft rock from across the decades. I switch between all these while driving, especially on longer trips. Lately I've been listening to some U2, Genesis, and Bee Gees, along with old Everly Brothers, Platters, The Young Rascals, Dave Clark Five, and Buddy Holly stuff around the house, mixed in with Motown from the Temptations and Al Green. But I've also been listening to Randy Stonehill, The Newsboys, and Keith Green from the Christian music scene. I'm pretty eclectic in my musical tastes.
And it's an unbroken pattern.
KeithThroop comments on Nov 24, 2020:
When blatant hypocrisy is a necessary part of a system, how can it be anything but evil?
Watch the video! Do I need to say more about name it and claim it theology. [protestia.com]
KeithThroop comments on Nov 24, 2020:
It is hard to believe that crackpot heretic is even still around.
“I am a part of everything that I have read.
KeithThroop comments on Nov 24, 2020:
Yes. Yes. Yes. Not necessarily. It depends.
A friend of mine sent me these photos today.
KeithThroop comments on Nov 23, 2020:
Well said @Naomi :)
I Bought a Voting Machine Online … Then Hacked It - YouTube
KeithThroop comments on Nov 23, 2020:
That was eye-opening! I say just get back to paper ballots already.
We gotta' see a lot more of this.
KeithThroop comments on Nov 23, 2020:
God bless these people, and give us the rest of us the courage to stand for our rights as well.
The Connection Between Stuff and Depression - YouTube
KeithThroop comments on Nov 23, 2020:
> LOVE people, USE things.... Right on.
“Don't buy books for your shelf, buy them for yourself.
KeithThroop comments on Nov 23, 2020:
“Reader, if thou intendest to go any farther, I would entreat thee to stay here a little. If thou art, as many in this pretending age, a sign or title gazer, and comest into books as Cato into the theatre, to go out again - thou hast had thy entertainment; farewell!” (John Owen, The Death of Death in the Death of Christ -- I think this quote comes from the preface to the reader, as I recall.)
Body Language: Dominion Spokesperson On Voting Systems - YouTube
KeithThroop comments on Nov 23, 2020:
I don't doubt that the guy could well be lying --in fact, I think he almost certainly is lying -- but I do have my doubts about reading body language.
THE PHARISEE AND THE PUBLICAN LUKE 18:10–14 Two men went up into the temple to pray; the one a...
KeithThroop comments on Nov 23, 2020:
Here is an article I wrote some time ago on this parable. https://reformedbaptistblog.com/2014/12/31/parable-of-the-pharisee-and-the-tax-collector-luke-189-11-teaching-outline/
The Democrat Party: A Party of Racists and Racial Discrimination Since its Inception (Part I) ...
KeithThroop comments on Nov 23, 2020:
Another excellent, informative article! It provides a good resource for people to get a succinct overview of the history of racism and the involvement of the Democrat Party in constantly keeping it alive .
NYTimes Says “Great Reset” Is A “Conspiracy Theory” On Same Day World Economic Forum ...
KeithThroop comments on Nov 23, 2020:
The publishers of the NYTimes clearly believe they can remake reality with a headline any time they wish, but they don't understand that more and more people simply don't listen to them any more.
Bette Midler: Trump Will Execute Six More People On Death Row Because 258,000 ‘Isn’t Enough’...
KeithThroop comments on Nov 23, 2020:
Just when I thought she had gone away. πŸ™„
Ayanna Pressley: Canceling Student Debt Will Ensure ‘Equitable’ Economic Recovery ...
KeithThroop comments on Nov 23, 2020:
I dont' want to sound harsh, but where I come from people should be responsible for their own debts. If we want to help with the problem of all this crushing student debt, then we should probably rethink whether or not so many young people really need a traditional college education in the first place, as well as thinking about measures to reduce how expensive it is. Of course, those on the Left want to keep encouraging as many young people to go to college as possible, whether or not they end up actually needing or using the degrees they obtain, since this is their mechanism for indoctrinating them. Then they promise to relieve the debt with the hopes of teaching them to be even more grateful to and dependent upon the state. It's a bad idea. They should be encouraged not to get into debt in the first place, and then, when they do incur debt, they should be expected to pay it like the rest of us. Oh, and lest some should think I am being totally heartless, I will just say that I spent about a decade as a student myself, seven years full-time and 3 years part time, obtaining a B.A. and an M.Div. that was 104 semester hours of additional work. I know how expensive school is, but I also know that hard work and responsibility enabled me to make it through with minimal debt and to pay off what debt I did have on my own. By God's grace I taught my children the same principles of hard work and responsibility, and two of them have done the same in getting their own college degrees. So, I know full well that it can be done.
“Sidney Is Staying the Course to Prove the Massive Deliberate Election Fraud” – Attorney ...
KeithThroop comments on Nov 23, 2020:
I sure hope she has the kind of case she says she has, although I can't imagine an attorney of her caliber would make unsubstantiated claims of such huge proportions.
Is it just me dreaming or did we lose some trolls?
KeithThroop comments on Nov 22, 2020:
Now that you mention it, it seems to me that we have lost some trolls, particularly a couple of the more virulently antisemitic ones.
I've always enjoyed this one, true the art is beautiful but if you've ever been an alkie, well then ...
KeithThroop comments on Nov 22, 2020:
It reminds me of a night I spent drinking wine and playing Crazy 8's with a group of old guys on the sidewalk in Philadelphia many years ago. I was a 20 year old sailor, and I met them a few blocks from Penn's Landing. They were running low, and I offered to buy a bottle, which led to several more. I got pretty drunk, but we had a great time playing cards. I used to do that kind of thing a lot for a number of years, but it was not too long after that particular evening that I began to realize I was developing a real drinking problem. I finally quit drinking and smoking when I was 21, and those were two of the best decisions I ever made. Anyway, it's amazing what memories and feelings a good painting can bring back.
Okay, so I just watched YouTube shed 43 subscribers from my channel right before my eyes.
KeithThroop comments on Nov 22, 2020:
Sorry to hear that. I will check regularly. Keep up the good work. By the way, your video entitled "Is SCOTUS Trump's Secret Weapon?" may be the best I've seen on the issue. It was succinct and clear, yet thorough and very well researched. You inform and instruct at the same time. Great job!
BREAKING REPORT: Largest Number of Cluster Votes In Wayne Co.
KeithThroop comments on Nov 22, 2020:
Why am I not surprised.
They just repaved the street in front of my house.
KeithThroop comments on Nov 22, 2020:
I've heard of playing possum, but that is ridiculous.
Sorry, this is serious stuff.
KeithThroop comments on Nov 22, 2020:
I know depression is afflicting even more people due to COVID-19 isolation, not to mention the many veterans struggling with PTSD. It is a very sad state of affairs in our country. Too much war and too much personal isolation for others. But even those who are in relatively good situations can be afflicted with this terrible scourge. Thanks for drawing attention to this important issue. For what it's worth, I once wrote a series of articles on this issue from a Christian point of view, as a pastor and also as someone who has struggled with depression in the past. https://reformedbaptistblog.com/2014/06/23/toward-a-biblical-perspective-on-depression-index-of-posts/ By the way, I moved my blog from Blogger to Wordpress a few years ago, but many links still refer back to the old version of the blog. The articles linked to, however, are all the correct ones.
“Friendship arises out of mere Companionship when two or more of the companions discover that they...
KeithThroop comments on Nov 22, 2020:
Thanks for the post. I'm happy to say that I've been happily married to my best friend since I was 21 years old. We met in Haifa, Israel in the fall of 1985 and were married in Illinois, USA, in the fall of 1986. On November 29, we will celebrate our 34th anniversary. I'm so thankful to the Lord for such a blessing! :)
YES - "Clap" written & performed by Steve Howe - YouTube
KeithThroop comments on Nov 22, 2020:
I'm impressed that you learned how to play that. I'm impressed anyone could play that.
"Lean not on your own understanding" sure rings a bell here.
KeithThroop comments on Nov 22, 2020:
Amen!

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