A lot of things flew across our weather radar earlier this week, including a word that is becoming far too familiar to us.

That would be “derecho,” which the National Weather Service (NWS) defines as a “widespread, long-lived windstorm that is associated with a band of rapidly moving showers or thunderstorms.” This used to be a foreign word to us in more ways than one: It’s Spanish for “straight ahead,” and although it’s not new meteorological terminology (it was coined by a University of Iowa professor in the 1880s), it’s a word most of us had probably never encountered until about two years ago.

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God put Trump in the White House to bring His Word to America. Defeating the EPA is proof of His Plan. His Supreme Court is acting in God’s Holy agency.

Climate Change is the just punishment for those left behind on this sinful world. He hath loosed the fateful lightning of his terrible swift sword. Didn’t I warn you?

When The Rapture comes, and the righteous rise in the clouds, they’ll meet the Lord in the sky. Just as Paul promised in Thessalonians so long ago.The socialists’ EPA is powerless to stop the Hand of God.


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