Author Archives: Dr. Eowyn

Monsters: Missouri couple accused of microwaving 2-weeks-old baby

Some say there is no such thing as evil.

But a young Missouri couple show otherwise.

On Nov. 27, 2017,  Mikala and Derick Boyce-Slezak of Park Hills, Missouri, both 22 years old, were charged with felony child abuse after their son – who was less than two weeks old at the time – was taken to a hospital on April 11 for a rash on his face, according to court papers obtained by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

Doctors determined the infant had a first-degree burn on his left cheek, a second-degree burn on his scalp, a skull fracture, and a small hematoma — a head injury that can cause swelling on the brain. It was later found that the infant had another fracture, the Daily Journal reports.

Mikala at first claimed that the second-degree burn was the result of someone cleaning the infant’s face with a towel that contained a bleach-type disinfectant. When asked about the head injuries and bruising, she invoked her Fifth Amendment rights.

Then an employee of the Children’s Division of the Missouri Department of Social Services testified that Mikala had previously stated she intended to testify that the head wounds were a result of Derick dropping the infant while trying to imitate what he saw on a television commercial, and that Mikala believes Derick had placed the infant in a microwave and turned it on for a “short period of time.”

Jailed on $500,000 bail, Derick and Mikala Boyce-Slezak were arraigned on December 5.

According to the St. Francois County prosecutor’s office, the child is in stable condition and undergoing laser treatment for skin issues from the burns. But he has “developmental issues” due to his head injuries and is expected to have a long road to recovery – from months to perhaps years.

Sources: New York Post; CBS12 KFVS

~Eowyn

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Family of four in Arizona are all ‘transgenders’

A family of four — “father,” “mother,” “son” and “daughter” — in Queen Creek, Arizona are all “transgenders,” a term that biologists say has no basis in reality.

Queen Creek is a town of about 34,000, straddling Maricopa and Pinal counties.

Stina Sieg reports for KJZZ 91.5 in Phoenix, AZ, December 11, 2017, that the whole family of four “is in transition”:

  • Daniel Harrot, 41, is the FtM (female to male) “father,” who lived most of his life as a woman.
  • Shirley Austin, 62, is the “mother” — Daniel’s fiancé and a MtF (male to female) transgender.
  • Joshua, 13, is the “daughter,” who was born male but claims to have known since she was 6 or 7 that she’s really a girl.
  • Mason, 11, is the “son,” who now “is living as a boy, after being assigned female at birth”.

Daniel says trans people have been in his family for 100 years and that his grandmother’s sister was what people used to call a “cross-dresser.” The grandmother (X) was so “scared” by her sister’s behavior that X made sure her own daughter — Daniel’s mom — dressed feminine. Daniel’s mom, in turn, did the same by dressing her daughter, Daniel, in feminine clothes, insisting, “You must be a girl. This is who you were born to be.”

Daniel kept waiting for makeup and women’s clothing to feel right, but that never happened, even after marrying a man and giving birth to Joshua and Mason.

Last year, Joshua wanted to join the Girl Scouts, despite being a boy. That’s when Daniel looked up the word “transgender”. He said: “And when I finally looked it up, and I realized, ‘Oh my gosh, they’re trans, and I know it’s true – because I am, too, and it’s been my whole life.’”

Soon after, Joshua “came out” as a trans girl; Mason came out as a trans boy; and Daniel, wanting to protect and support his kids, decided “he” has to live as “his” authentic self, too. So Daniel cut “his” hair and went shopping — in the men’s section. “He” said: “I opened my eyes, looked in that dressing room mirror and went, ‘Oh this is it. This is perfect. This is me.’”

About the same time, Daniel met Shirley, a volunteer at a nonprofit for parents of trans youth. Shirley had been married before, to a woman.

Daniel and Shirley fell in love, despite their 21-year age gap. Daniel says they’re actually “very traditional” people: Daniel does the yard work; Shirley, the cooking. Shirley taught Daniel how to use a chainsaw; Daniel taught Shirley to memorize all the stones in “her” engagement ring, in case another woman asks.

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H/t FOTM‘s MomOfIV

~Eowyn

Sunday Devotional: How to prepare for His Coming

1 Thessalonians 5:16-24

Brothers and sisters:
Rejoice always. Pray without ceasing.
In all circumstances give thanks,
for this is the will of God for you in Christ Jesus.
Do not quench the Spirit.
Do not despise prophetic utterances.
Test everything; retain what is good.
Refrain from every kind of evil.

May the God of peace make you perfectly holy
and may you entirely, spirit, soul, and body,
be preserved blameless for the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.
The one who calls you is faithful,
and he will also accomplish it.

Today is the third Sunday of Advent.

The word “advent” means “coming”.

Advent is a season observed in many Christian churches as a time of expectant waiting and preparation for the celebration of the birth of Jesus. But Advent also has another meaning in Christian theology: the Second Coming of Christ.

For both meanings, we should prepare ourselves by making our “entirety” holy, in “spirit, soul and body”. How? —

  • Pray, “without ceasing”.
  • Be grateful: “In all circumstances give thanks”.
  • Discern good from evil: “Test everything”.
  • Choose good over evil: “retain what is good. Refrain from every kind of evil”.
  • Be joyful: “Rejoice always”.

May the peace and love and joy of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you,

~Eowyn

Study by liberal economists finds racial differences in how hard Americans work

A trio of liberal economists made the mistake of doing a study on how American workers spent their working hours. Their purpose was to find evidence of racial discrimination which would explain a racial gap in pay. To their dismay, however, the economists found significant racial differences in how much time Americans spent not working while on the job, i.e., how hard one works.

The economists are:

  1. Daniel Hamermesh, Professor of Economics, University of London.
  2. Katie Genadek, Research Scientist, University of Minnesota.
  3. Michael Burda, Professor Economics, Humbodlt University of Berlin.

The study was published as a National Bureau of Economic Research working paper titled, “Racial/Ethnic Differences in Non-Work at Work,” in January 2017.

The economists delayed publishing their findings until after the 2016 presidential election because they didn’t want to give ammunition to what Hamermesh calls “Trump and his minions” to use “as a propaganda piece.”

As reported by The Economist on Feb. 4, 2017, this was the study’s methodology:

  • The economists collected data from nearly 36,000 “daily diaries” — American workers’ self-reporting on how they spent their working hours, from 2003 to 2012.
  • Assuming that the self-reports were honest, the economists calculated the amount of time spent not working while on the job, e.g., eating, chatting, relaxing, surfing the net, etc.

The study found a small but statistically significant racial and gender differences in the amount of time spent not working while on the job — even after controlling for geography, type of work, union status, and other variables. “Statistically significant” means the racial differences did not occur by chance alone. Here are the findings:

  • Racial “minorities,” especially male minorities, spent larger portions of their workdays not actually working, i.e., are lazier:
    • Hispanics are the laziest, followed by blacks, then Asians.
    • White workers are the least lazy.
  • Gender differences;
    • Hispanic and black men are lazier than Hispanic and black women.
    • Asian women are lazier than Asian men.
    • White men and women are about the same, with the females slightly lazier than the men.

Trying to explain the racial gap, the study first considered racial discrimination as the cause — that minority workers slack off work because of discriminatory treatment by managers. But that explanation was rejected because the study found that self-employed minority workers also spent more time not working.

So the three economists finally resorted to the same “cultural differences” explanation that is used to account for persistent racial differences in IQ and SAT scores.

Denunciations of the study were swift, as well as retributions against its politically incorrect findings.

Within hours of publication, Daniel Hamermesh — an avowed “progressive” who refers to President Trump only by derogatory amusing nicknames and who had resigned from a post at the University of Texas over a state law permitting the open carrying of firearms — received vitriolic messages and was labeled a racist in an online forum popular among economists.

Ever the liberal, Hamermesh’s proposed solution to the racial work gap is not that minorities should work more, but rather that whites should work less because “Americans work too much”.

~Eowyn

Cat opens drawer containing treats

Just give kitty his treats already!

~Eowyn

Alabama election fraud: Man admits Democrat voters came from other states

In the December 12 special Senate election in Alabama, we are told that pro-abort Democrat candidate Doug Jones narrowly won with 49.92% of the votes vs. Republican Roy Moore’s 48.38% — a razor-thin margin of only 1.54%.

There are allegations of vote fraud and irregularities, including:

  • A “timely” ruling on election day by the Alabama Supreme Court allowing the destruction of digital voting records.
  • A “timely” drive to register thousands of convicted felons to vote.
  • Allegations that busloads of Democratic voters were brought in to voting stations.
  • Online calls for “African Americans” from other states to vote in Alabama, which, of course, is against the law.

We now have direct evidence that people from out of state did indeed vote in the Alabama special election.

At the Doug Jones victory party, a female Fox11 reporter asks a bespectacled young man what he’s excited about the Jones victory. Holding a “Doug Jones for Senate” campaign sign, the clearly jubilant man leaned into the TV camera and says:

We came in from different parts of the country [inaudible] and all of us pitched in to vote and came in together and we got our boy elected! Doug Jones!”

Here’s the video, followed by a GIF I had made of what the man said, in the event YouTube scrubs the video.

Since Alabama requires a photo ID to vote, this means that out-of-state people like this man could only have voted with the complicity of those manning the voting stations.

Alabama’s State Attorney General Steve Marshall oversees elections. Please notify him of this fraud and demand an investigation. Click here.

~Eowyn

California is considering a mileage tax on drivers

A hungry beast always prowling about for more tax revenue, the California state government is now “considering” a mileage tax that will charge drivers for every mile they drive.

Despite a new 12-cent increase in gas tax which recently went into effect on November 1, 2017, expected to bring in an estimated $52 billion in tax revenue, California still insists it needs more money for road repairs and that the gas tax isn’t bringing in enough revenue.

Phil Matier reports for KPIX5, Dec. 11, 2017, that the state recently road-tested a mileage monitoring plan, the California Road Charge Pilot Program, as a way for the state to move from its longstanding pump tax to a system where drivers pay based on their mileage.

California State Senator Scott Wiener

State Senator Scott Wiener (D-SF) and others say it’s not just a question about money, it’s also a question about fairness. The openly “gay” Wiener says: “If you own an older vehicle that is fueled by gas, you’re paying gas tax to maintain the roads. Someone who has an electric vehicle or a dramatically more fuel efficient vehicle is paying much less than you are. But they are still using the roads. People are going to use less and less gas in the long run (and less gas means less gas tax, and less money for road repair.) We want to make sure that all cars are paying to maintain the roads.”

One idea would be to install devices that would clock your mileage every time you pull up to the pump or electric car charging station. Another idea is to put a tracker on every car. Wiener says, “The reality is that if you have a smartphone, your data of where you are traveling is already in existence.

None of this is sitting well with drivers such as Joshua Li, the owner of a hybrid BMW. Li says he saves around $200 a month by not using gas, and would definitely not be happy if his driving was taxed per mile.

Randy Rentschler of the Metropolitan Transportation Commission says another solution is to raise the gas tax (again) and increase the vehicle registration fee for electric cars because “If you buy a small car that gets great fuel economy, we don’t get enough money to repair the roads.”

But that idea goes against California’s “green” commitment because raising vehicle registration fees and taxing people with fuel-efficient, hybrid or electric vehicles could also discourage people from purchasing such vehicles that are key to reducing vehicle emissions and improving air quality.

~Eowyn