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Duke Hergatt

Yesterday at 7:18am · Halfmoon, NY ·

Reading the fall if Jerusalem under Nebuchadnezzar where the siege began in 605 BC and the final fall in 586 BC when the Temple came down along with the walls of the city. All the glory was gone. The warnings from all the prophets unheeded. But their Holy God kept the promise of judgement when He preferred the promises of blessing for obedience.
I think of the glory of our country is mostly gone now. The siege began a good while ago. And saddest of all it’s our own corruption from within that is destroying us. Our people are divided. Our media fans the flame of division. We have over spent, over taxed, over sexed and over indulged. As God rose up evil enemies to pressure His people to repentance so we have evil enemies all around now called radical Islamic terrorist. Our fall is looming and the New World order is in place and it ain’t gonna be pretty.

America’s spoiled brats

Posted by Judson Phillips on November 8, 2015 at 8:00am in Tea Party Nation Forum

In the past, America could look to the future.  The older generation of Americans would do their best to help their children and grandchildren have a better life than they did.  They also knew that America would be left in good hands for future generations. 

Sadly, this is no longer true.

One incident recently is just one example of how the generation coming up is totally lost and America may be lost with it.

What happened?

This year, many college campuses posted warnings telling students not to wear constumes that could be considered offensive.  Like communists everywhere, school bureaucrats want to take all the fun out of life.

At Yale, things got worse. The special snowflakes that make up the student body at Yale are demanding two college professors be fired.  What was their horrible crime?  They did not speak up against “offensive” Halloween costumes.

That’s right, they did not speak out against them.  They did not encourage those costumes.  They just didn’t immediately mouth the politically correct party line. Now the privileged little brats at Yale don’t even want to bother with a Stalinist show trial.  They just want to drag the two out and give them the academic equivalent of the firing squad.

The administration at Yale immediately went into the fetal position and apologized before even knowing what they were apologizing for.  Then a video went viral.  A group of students at Yale cornered one of he offending professors and one student in particular began screaming at him.

The real crime this student accused the professor and a school administrator is, creating an “unsafe” space.  That’s right, the students have the right to a “safe space.”

Safe space is liberal speak for not forcing a student to see anything that they might disagree with or might offend them.

Oh the horror!

One would probably ask what these little children are going to do when they reach the real world but the answer is they probably never will.   The obvious question is, what are they going to do when they are in business and their Chinese competitor is creating an “unsafe space” that is going to bankrupt the American company they work for?

But these children aren’t going to have to worry about that. Ten years from now, they will still be working part-time as coffee baristas, wondering why their Women’s studies degrees is unemployable and crying because they cannot pay back their student loans. 

This story is simply a microcosm of what is happening in American academia.  It is funny to watch left wing professors being eaten by their own left wing progeny. But the truth is these little babies are throwing temper tantrums so that they can avoid being confronted by positions they disagree with.  Why the hell should they think when they can just exclude contrary positions?

Unfortunately, this thinking is not limited to Yale.  It is prevalent through out academia. 

The children who are screaming today that they must have “safe spaces” are the same children who fifteen to twenty years from now will be moving into positions of political leadership.  After all, if they can’t make it in the real world, what other job is left for them but politics?

This generation that is coming up does not believe in the right to think, the right to believe and the right to speak and act on someone’s beliefs if those thoughts and beliefs are in disagreement with the left wing’s political orthodoxy.

That is a dangerous trend for America.  The right to think for yourself and the right to offer you opinions, even if spoiled little Ivy League children don’t like it, is a fundamental part of liberty.  Without it liberty fails.

But then again, these children only believe in liberty for themselves.  That is dangerous for the future of America.

What Democrat debate?

  • Posted by Judson Phillips on November 15, 2015 at 7:30am in Tea Party Nation Forum

    There was a debate last night among the Democrat Party contenders. 

    What, you missed it?

    Don’t feel bad. 99.9% of America missed it too.  After all, that was the plan.  Who runs a debate on Saturday night? The answer is, a party that does not want America to see its candidates.  That is a stark contrast from the GOP debates that are bringing in record audiences. 

    But there was something most people missed on the debate last night.

    What was it?

    Just 24 hours after the Paris Jihadist attacks, the Democrats did not want to talk about Islam.  At least one American is dead but they did not want to talk about Moslem terror.  Indeed, none of them even uttered the word “Islamic terrorism.”  Bernie Sanders attributed terrorism to “climate change.”

    These same geniuses, a mere 24 hours after Paris, called for importing more Islamic terrorists claiming to be refugees.  This comes only hours after reports that at least one of the terrorists was admitted to Europe through Greece, claiming to be a “refugee.”

    With a left wing moderator, there were no hard ball “gotcha” questions, as the Republican candidates get all the time. Of course, the Democrats are too afraid to have a debate much less have a tough questioner.  If they are so afraid of Rush Limbaugh and Mark Levin, how will they deal with Vladimir Putin or ISIS?

    The real problem is all three of the possible Democrat nominees have the same things in common. They hate America. They hate real Americans.  They hate they system of freedom and liberty that made America great.  They want to destroy the Constitution and impose socialism on America.

    The debate last night showed us why we must have a conservative nominee in the Republican Party and that nominee must destroy the Democrat in the 2016 election.

  • A Few Items From My Bucket List – 1

    1. Getting thrown to the ground and hand cuffed by JJ on Criminal Minds.

    2. Getting checked into the glass by a tough mean hockey player.

    3. Learn to speed read in Scandanavian

    4. Learn to spell Scandinavian

    5. Sing Karaoke in a gay bar wearing a Japanese kimona.

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    The Rise of the Special Snowflake

    By Judson Phillips at judsonphillips.com

    The rise of the special snowflake

    November 12, 2015 — 1 Comment

    The special snowflakes are among us.  They are the new millennial generation that is in college or graduated in the last few years.  Why are they so special?

    Unlike most real Americans, they have to be coddled.  Before they are confronted with anything, they need “trigger warnings.” If the trigger is too great, they must have “safe spaces” where they are not confronted with any idea they don’t like.  The fear “microagressions” and embrace the tyranny of collectivism.

    It is time something is done about the circumstances that create these “special snowflakes.”  What can be done about the insanity

    currently reigning on college campuses?

    A revolution is required and it starts at the state level.  States have tremendous control over state universities.  It starts with the legislature.  Voters need to go to their state legislators and demand they change the way colleges operate.

    Colleges and universities do not operate in the free market. They rely on endowments, tuition and state subsidies.  It is time for the legislatures to cut off funds until Universities start making changes.

    Too many universities have faculty members who teach freak show classes for freak show degrees.  These degrees are totally useless in the real world.  Why do universities even offer classes such as “Feminist critique of 50 shades of grey.”   State supported Universities should be forced into a market based model.  Departments that do not generate enough revenue through tuition should be closed.

    Professors should be required to offer classes that generate enough revenue to cover the cost of the professor’s salary plus the additional costs of the buildings and support staff.  A class on “Homoerotic literature” is not going to do that.  Intro to Business or Engineering principles will have no problem meeting their funding requirements.

    The other reform that needs to be made is at the federal level.  Guaranteed student loans need to be abolished.  They are the ultimate in crony capitalism.  Banks are guaranteed either the loans are paid back or the government covers the loss.

    Even without the guarantee, banks would still offer student loans. But they would offer loans, provided the students showed a plan to repay the loans.  It would eliminate the phenomena of students graduating with debt of $100,000 and a useless degree in feminist studies.

    Cutting off the guaranteed student loans would eliminate the endless funding of left wing universities and the practice of universities hiring far left wing hacks, like the University of Missouri’s infamous Melissa Click, for jobs that simply give them a subsidy for activism.

    America’s universities are no longer centers for higher education.  They are factories that produce indoctrinated, whining, entitled brats.  Professorships are now little more than sinecures for leftwing activists.

    Real Americans are tired of the spectacles such as happened this past week at the University of Missouri.  Even more than being tired of the embarrassing excesses, Americans are tired of paying the bills for these leftwing clowns.

    It is time to demand change now.

    Political Polls

    Polls are very confusing and can easily mislead everyone.  As I scroll through the various polls on the internet I find that Trump is leading by a greater margin and his fan base is growing;  however I also find that he is now behind Ben Carson and Cruz is gaining ground.   Is he ahead?  Or is he falling behind?   Turns out that polls are like statistics – to be manipulated to support what you want to believe.   Like the media we must start start ignoring them and actually just go with what we think without being influenced by them. 


    GOP Has Lost The Right to Control Congress

    GOP Has Lost The Right to Control Congress

    The latest Obama-Boehner-Ryan Budget travesty properly reflects just how far – as in low – the Republicans have fallen. 

    This craven Budget is full of tricks and gimmicks, adds $900 Billion to the National Debt, scraps hard-won spending caps, restores the EX-IM Bank, funds Planned Parenthood and raises the Debt Ceiling for the next two years.  This Bill is so embarrassing that Republican “leadership” lowered their heads and slid it under the Senate door in the dead of night to avoid having to face Ted Cruz and other conservatives before the sun came up.  Just like vampires.

    How bad is this Budget? Well, this Budget is so bad that Marco Rubio actually returned to the Senate to vote against it. You know it’s bad if Rubio skipped a campaign event to vote.  He probably thought the Bill increased H-1B Visas for cheap foreign tech workers.  Ooops.

    And make no mistake; the new Speaker Paul Ryan was behind the scenes pulling the strings on this shameful Budget.  That all means one thing: reckless spending will continue under Republican “leadership” just like it did under Democrat “leadership”. 

    The National Debt was $10 Trillion when the GOP won the House and took control of America’s purse strings in 2010.  This Budget scam means it will grow to just south of $20T after six years of Republican rule. Thank you Mr. Boehner, et al. 

    This Budget has exactly what Obama and the Democrats wanted, top-to-bottom.  In other words, this Budget would not be any different than if Democrats had controlled Congress.  Ryan is a fiscal Democrat disguised as a Republican.  A sheep in sheep’s clothing, as it were. That’s why Obama, Pelosi and Harry Reid heaped so much praise on Ryan.  Republicans essentially gave up and threw in the towel before the first round bell.   

    Ryan is just a sober version of John Boehner without the fake tan, fake tears and stale odor of tobacco.  Ryan is a typical establishment Republican: talks tough about not wanting the Speaker’s job; acts tough about not taking the job; swears he won’t take the job; but quickly reverses himself and takes the job when pressured.  Not a profile of courage or conviction.   

    It is very hard to understand why Republicans continue to break their promises of fiscal responsibility.  It is most difficult to explain why they continue to betray their own base.  Perhaps this latest budget fiasco confirms that Republicans are, in fact, being bribed or blackmailed into submission.

    So these questions must be asked AGAIN: Is there any cogent rationale for the Republican Party to exist anymore?  Why do conservative Republicans and Tea Party members continue to vote for a Party that repeatedly breaks its promises and does nothing different than Democrats?

    The Conservative Party. We are built from the ground up by Conservatives, for Conservatives.  Come home America!

    From Pastor Duke Hergatt on Facebook

    Love this message.  He has been running a series based on Ministry Memory and they are great.    Anyway:

    Duke Hergatt

    3 hrs · Waterford, NY ·

    Ministry memory: one Saturday in fall of 73 I visited all my bus kids and no one showed up to visit the other route. I skipped lunch and went ahead and visited all those kids. At the last house the child’s mother was crying while on the phone. Her sister was suicidal on the other end. The mom begged me to go visit here NOW. it was getting late but of course I went. The young woman was hysterical with a loaded gun on the table. It was crazy. All I knew was to give my testimony and tell her there’s a whole new life in Christ. She got saved and sent the gun back to her sister. I had to preach that night at a campfire for our young peoples group at Jack and Marilyn Carr’s farm. I had no time to study or to eat. I remember eating six hot dogs before I preached “I have bread to eat that you know not of. “. That was my day.. I got a bite of that gospel bread that day and knew..this is my life. Chris Jackson got saved that night along with one more. I got one last bite of that Jesus bread and have been addicted ever since. What a wild journey it’s been.


    Duke Hergatt

    Yesterday at 8:05am · Waterford, NY ·

    Ministry memory: soon after I was saved I saw the set of encyclopedias sitting in my closet that I had stollen from the school one

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    by one. I felt compelled to return them to the school in repentance. It went viral. The next month I felt compelled to visit my old principle and apologize for all the grief I had caused him in my BC days. As I began telling him my story he stopped me in my tracks. I thought he was throwing me out of his office. But he said “No.. I want the whole school to hear your story”. The next week I preached my first sermon to the Lucas public school 7th-12th grade faculty and all. The schools first drug dealer had become the first preacher. The fire God put in my heart all those years ago continues to burn hot. Many of those students through the years have come to Christ. What a great open door that was. Thank you Mr Wine..RIP.


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