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Good Morning Pioneer Baptist!

How about a little serious fun this morning?

There is a day celebrated in America and Canada on February 2nd known as Groundhog Day. It derives from the Pennsylvania Dutch superstition that if a groundhog emerging from its burrow on this day sees its shadow due to clear weather, it will retreat to its den, and winter will persist for six more weeks; but if it does not see its shadow because of cloudiness, spring will arrive early. There was even a movie named after the day, which centered on the Groundhog Day ceremony held at Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania, and a semi-mythical groundhog named Punxsutawney Phil. In the movie, there was a weatherman who found himself in a time loop, with Groundhog Day continually repeating itself.

They say history repeats itself. We have an election coming up on November 3rd, which is now just over eighty-two days away. This one features President Donald Trump, who has enjoyed himself while infuriating many others by unpresidentially assigning to his opponents disparaging nicknames, and it co-stars Joe Biden. But this time around, Trump’s nicknames haven’t stuck as well as they have at other times, so I’m going to have to help him, and I have to do so before someone else steals my creation. You see, Joe has been campaigning from his basement via video chats, and has seldom come out to be seen in person. Because of that, Joe Biden is now officially “Punxsutawney Joe.” He actually came out of his burrow yesterday to see his shadow (Kamala Harris) and then quickly retreated back for at least six more weeks, hopefully “springing” out to debate The Donald before election day. Regarding the time loop and an election day repetition-phenomenon, could we possibly witness a repeat of Crooked Hillary’s lead in the polls disappearing during the late hours of election day, with Punxsutawney Joe retreating to his burrow for the rest of his political winter? Much of America hopes so, I mean, if it’s a good movie, don’t we want to see it twice?

Conservative Bible believing Christians certainly are willing to pay and to pray for a rerun. Abortions in general, and late term abortions especially, are an anathema to Christians, as even the thought of a developed baby being mercilessly detached from the womb is a loathsome reality. Black babies are particularly brutalized in this manner, as are babies of all creed and color, and all babies matter to sensitive human beings! Then, depleting and defunding our police forces, while simultaneously taking away citizens’ arms and releasing violent criminals from prison into society, is also another frightening reality that Biden et al. espouse. We are living in a historically violent time in America, with common sense seemingly having become politically incorrect as lawless anti-American bands attack the very underpinnings of our society. And Kamala Harris, should Punxsutawney Joe emerge from his burrow victorious, would be about a half-a-heartbeat away from the Oval Office, this from yours truly just taking a bird’s eye view of Punxsutawney Joe’s advancing age and diminishing abilities. He’s said as much himself, publicly. Groundhog Day provides some lighthearted fun, but seriously, we don’t want to see a socialistic spring, but are praying rather for America’s winter wonderland!

Love and Prayers to all,


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