Religious Liberty Wins in a Cakewalk

The Masterpiece Cakeshop win at the U.S. Supreme Court June 4 may be the best cake judging contest in history.

In a 7-2 decision the New York Times and the numerically challenged left described as “narrow,” the ruling was a welcome face slap to cultural totalitarianism. More importantly, it affirmed the protection of religious liberty and was far from the judicial cakewalk anti-Christian bigots anticipated.

Masterpiece Cakeshop Baker Jack Phillips

Since the Supreme Court legalized gay marriage, the gaymafia and the cultural left have demanded Christian bakeries bake their cake and eat it, too.

It wasn’t enough that the Court had overturned centuries of worldwide tradition affirming that marriage was strictly between a man and a woman.  To liberal minds the Supreme Court’s recognition of gay matrimony was just the icing on the slouching to Gomorrah cake.

Now that they had eclipsed that monumental milestone, the Jesusphobes wanted to rub the face of Christian businesses like Jack Phillips’ bakery in their carnal cake.

Bakeries, florists, caterers, wedding planners – liberal activists were caked with the realization they could force Christians dissenting on religious grounds to bow to their every gay whim rather than to God.

As usual though, the homosexual lobby and their mainstream media cheerleaders overplayed their hand when the Colorado Civil Rights Commission was found to be biased against the baker they accused of bigotry.

Essentially the court ruled that the Colorado board persecuted Masterpiece Cakeshop because of baker Jack Phillips’ religious views.

Happily for advocates of religious liberty the Supremes based their decision on the merits of the case rather than the larger issue of gay marriage. Like it or hate it, gay marriage is the law of the land.

Much to the chagrin of the gaymafia though, that doesn’t mean liberal elites can force Christians to acquiesce on every cultural issue those elites have managed to worm through the courts.

The liberties guaranteed us in the Constitution exists to protect the rights of those whose views may not be chic or popular, but are God-given rights nonetheless. And thank God even justices Eileen Kagan and Stephen Breyer joined the majority in making the broadest “narrow” decision in recent memory.

And if that doesn’t take the cake, I don’t know what does.

Thanks for reading Dean Riffs. Welcome to those who love American liberty, free enterprise, and who believe God has blessed our country. For those who believe in open borders, safe spaces, and who think free speech is hate speech, move on – there’s nothing here for you to see.

Sources: washtimes.com, pjmedia.com,lifezette.com, bostonherald.com

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Copyright 2018, Dean A. George©

 

 

Inventor Has a Grip on Success

There are two main things about entrepreneurship I appreciate: the importance of curiosity and perseverance – Steven Walther, inventor of the Toof-inger toothbrush®.

Steven Walther marched away from his military service four years ago to battle in the free enterprise jungle, but many of those gung-ho traits he learned as a Green Beret Special Forces medic remain with him today – traits like perseverance, problem solving and a can-do attitude.

Steven got the idea for what he calls the Toof-inger Brush® after returning from active duty in Afghanistan.  His custom crafted toothbrush has an ergonomically pleasing, short flex handle specially designed to “pinch grip” with just a thumb and two fingers when brushing. This provides the user more control and helps exert up to 25% less force than conventional toothbrushes.

While serving in Afghanistan one of Steven’s responsibilities was teaching Afghans, many of whom had never seen a toothbrush, how to brush their teeth.

“Tooth brushing was alien to Afghans and teaching them how to brush again and again really impacted my thinking,” he said in 2015.

Time and again Steven watched Afghan adults and children grab a standard toothbrush by the handle, ball their fists and begin sawing on their teeth like a northern woods lumberjack trying to break a Guiness World Record in cross cutting.

“Think about the way we interact with the toothbrush,” Steven said in 2015. “We grab the tool in our hand and start scrubbing away because its design encourages us to.”

“That got me to thinking about what goes in our hand for creating healthy brushing practices,” Steven said of his Afghanistan experience.

Steven Walther

Upon returning to the States he developed a toothbrush prototype, shared that with a few dentists and, as Paul Harvey used to say, “Now you know the rest of the story.”

When we last interviewed Steven in January 2015 he was in the final semester of his Masters of Business Administration program at Campbell University and he had invested an estimated $70,000 of his own money over three years on his Toof-inger Brush®.

Last week when we caught up with him, he was kind enough to update us on his six-year dream of breaking through the toothbrush ceiling of established commercial manufacturers.

“Our toothbrush compares very favorably with other toothbrushes in terms of how well it cleans,” he said in a June 19th phone interview. “As for its preventive properties, overall it’s more effective.”

Private investors and parents agree. Since our original post on Steven’s short-handled toothbrush gem, he has raised $75,000 from private investors.

The Toof-inger comes in four colors

The brush has proven popular enough with parents teaching their kids to brush that Steven’s company, FTGG, LLC (For the Greater Good) has a patent pending on a child-sized Toof-inger Brush®.  The kids’ brush has the same size mini-handle as the adult toothbrush but a smaller head size for li’l pieholes. It also comes in the same four colors as the adult version: blue, red, green and pink.

“Parents really enjoy the toothbrush and kids like it because they can easily grip it,” Steven said.

The company name FTGG is more than a branding gimmick, though. A major part of FTGG’s marketing plan has been donating toothbrushes around the world to children in undeveloped countries.

“We’ve donated toothbrushes to five or six different missions worldwide where children are in need of oral hygiene,” Steven noted.

Steven undoubtedly experienced toughness first-hand as an active duty solider, but as a medic he’s always lived for and exuded compassion while relieving the suffering of others.

In addition to promoting and advocating the benefits of the Toof-inger Brush®, Steven also is applying his devotion to healthcare and passion for innovation to the critical problem of opioid addiction.  Currently he serves as one of three team members of Continuous Precision Medicine, a group established to combat opioid addiction.

“Since finishing my MBA I’ve tried to stay engaged with healthcare. I enjoy the personal service healthcare provides and that’s always been of interest to me,” he said.

As for the imaginatively designed Toof-inger Brush®, he’s still writing that part of the story.

“Toothbrush manufacturing is a very mature and established industry. It poses an interesting challenge for a company in its early stages, with limited resources, to penetrate their markets,” he admitted.

“But I still believe we can be the go-to manual toothbrush.”

In other words, there’s a lot of fighting left to do but this ex-Special Forces veteran likes the odds.

When asked his advice for future entrepreneurs, he said this:

“The growth I’ve been able to experience during this journey…I’ve learned so much, about so many different things.  I love the entrepreneurial spirit.  I would encourage others to follow their passion, make a positive impact and have the courage to step off into the unknown.”

For more information about the Toof-inger Brush® and how to order, go to Toofinger.com.

 

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Copyright 2018, Bloom Insurance Agency, LLC©

The Truth Won’t Set These Three Free

Here are three contestants you’ll never see on the To Tell the Truth game show: James Comey, Jim Clapper and John Brennan.

This trio of Deep State prevaricators has served more whoppers the past two years than Burger King in twice that time.

From left to right: James Comey, Jim Clapper and John Brennan

For those who get their “news” from late night shows like Jimmy Kimmel Live! and The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, Comey is the former FBI director fired by President Trump in 2017.  He is currently promoting a book on truth, loyalty and other subjects on which he pays lip service.

Clapper is the Obama Administration’s former National Intelligence Director who is now a CNN paid collaborator…er, contributor.  Clapper reportedly earned the CNN gig after baiting the network’s story hook about the president being briefed by the FBI based on made-up charges in the Steele dossier.

Brennan is Obama’s former CIA Director who literally voted for a Communist candidate in the 1976 U.S. Presidential election.  Today he is a vitriolic critic of President Trump and his policies.  At the risk of being redundant he is also a paid contributor on NBC/MSNBC.

The three acrimonious amigos have three things in common:

  • They despise Trump;
  • They’re all professional liars and won’t hesitate to lie when it helps undermine the president; and,
  • All three face serious legal jeopardy due to #2 fueled by #1.

You’d think these three would have a clue about the damage they’ve done to their respective agencies with the Machiavellian games they’ve played, but no – they’re as clueless as three blind mice.

Unfortunately for them, they’re about to find themselves ensnared in the spy games mousetrap of deception and deceit they set for members of the president’s campaign team and those involved in the early days of his administration.

Brennan, Clapper and Comey are like the three wiser monkeys of Japan. They purposely  hear nothing good concerning Trump, see nothing wrong with the actions they’ve taken to undercut the president, and refuse to say a spy is a spy and a lie is a lie.

To listen to them blab and bloviate, Trump’s threat to expose the spy ring they schemed to embed in the 2016 presidential campaign is the real danger to America. In their thinking, Trump must be taken down at all costs – hallowed be Obama’s name.

All three of this tall-tales triumvirate better have deep pockets because “all costs” is going to be expensive, and it’s time for these “truth bandits” to pay for the damages they’ve done to the American public and the institutions they used to manage.

Thanks for reading Dean Riffs. For those who love American liberty, free enterprise, and who believe God has blessed our country, welcome. For those who believe in open borders, safe spaces, and who tolerate everything but free speech and conservative ideals, move on – there’s nothing here for you to see.

Copyright 2018, Dean A. George©

 

 

 

When a Spy is A Spy and a Lie is a Lie

How stupid does the Deep State think we are?  Apparently as stupid as their supporters and all the never-Trumpers.

Riddle: when is a spy not a spy?  When the FBI claims they are an “informant.”

Or what about this comedy clue?  How about an investigation/setup well into its second year that is looking for collusion between a presidential campaign and Russia where the only person in that campaign allegedly not under investigation is the candidate (now president) himself.

One more believe-it-or-not example.  What’s the first thing the FBI would normally do when informed that a political party’s email servers were hacked?  Do a forensic inspection of the compromised server?  Wrong.

The correct answer is to sit like a trained poodle while a private third party hired by the Democrats “analyzes” the data before pointing their finger at the foreign power accused of colluding with the Deep State’s political opponent.

All without any shared empirical evidence and based on “primary attribution analysis” the private company that did the forensics admits is “shoddy.”

Even better, the hacked party crying foul refuses to allow the pre-eminent law enforcement agency in the world, the FBI, access to their server – even two years after the purported hack!

And what does the FBI do when denied access to the “hacked” server?  Revisiting our poodle analogy, they bark up the wrong tree by investigating the opposing candidate of the “hacked” party rather than do forensics on the hardware that would prove the actual culprit.

So let’s recap: $17 million taxpayer dollars have been spent looking everywhere – everywhere except on the computer hardware where the alleged crime was committed.  If it was committed.  We really don’t know since the Democrats won’t let anyone look at their servers.

Without a crime being named and absolutely no evidence, a Special Counsel was appointed based on an illegal leak by terminated FBI director James Comey.  Comey was angered at being fired by a president he loathes and who beat the candidate the Deep State supported – not to mention that his wife and daughters wanted to win!

Comey used opposition research that he knew was provided by Hillary Clinton then lied with others before a FISA court about knowing its source.

The oppo research material consisted of illegal domestic spying (informanting?), and a dossier, which itself was based on information gathered by a British intelligence officer using Russian Kremlin officials as sources.

This would be the same Russia that Trump was accused of colluding with to steal the 2016 presidential election.

Sound like a convoluted political novel by former Obama Administration speechwriter and Deputy National Security Advisor Ben Rhodes?

If the coup to destroy Trump’s candidacy and presidency plays out like the other accomplishments of the hapless Obama Administration, very soon their nefarious plot will boomerang and kaboom! on all those involved.

Thanks for reading Dean Riffs. Welcome to those who love American liberty, free enterprise, and who believe God has blessed our country. For those who believe in open borders, safe spaces, and who think free speech is hate speech, move on – there’s nothing here for you to see.

Sources: nationalreview.com, thegatewaypundit.com, youtube.com
Photo sources: youtube.com, memegenerator.net 

 

Copyright 2018, Dean A. George©