That's right! When evil is present in the world, there damned well better be division! Truth and falsehood cannot coexist. We'd better thicken our skins and grow up a bit for sometimes we must take a stand and not "go along to get along. Voris doesn't say this in his clip, but I think this quote is very appropriate: "It's better to be divided for the truth rather than united in a lie." Click here if you can't see embedded video.
Some of my readers have gotten their undies in a knot when I refer to Barack HUSSEIN Obama as the Messiah Most Miserable. I don't give a rat's rump, especially when some are calling him "lord and savior". I speak of Jamie Foxx. My friend at Les Femmes is quite correct in calling this a sin against the First Commandment. God have mercy on him.
This is a talk given by the Venerable Archbishop Sheen on the evils of contraception. If the banner behind him is any indication, this was recorded in 1953. That was twenty-three years after the Anglican's lamentable Lambeth Conference, when they let the camel's nose under their tent. This talk occurred before Griswald v Connecticut. Click here if you can't see embedded video.
Why? Because according to this article from the left-wing Slate, preference for white meat is a harbinger of racism! Read it for yourselves! It'd be funny if so many of them didn't feel the strange impetus to inject race into everything, including the trivial.
In today's Vortex, Michael Voris deals with some crucial ways that Catholic pro-lifers tolerate compromise on key tenets of the faith. I don't agree with every detail of this video, but he echoes many of my concerns about the unfortunate tendency of many Catholics to "look the other way" in dealing with the evil of contraception. American Life League, Human Life International and some others have been strident in their proclamation, but too many ignore that "elephant in the living room".
One spectacular example of such capitulation was the Manhattan Declaration. It did a splendid job of treating all the other moral evils (abortion, divorce, homosexuality) - but no where in that exhaustive document was the word "contraception" even mentioned. To this day I remain aghast at the number of pro-life leaders (some Catholic) who signed it. I and several others opted not to join in that tacit and erroneous declaration that contraception was a minor matter.
Your Excellency, you have spoken much (and well) regarding
the perils that are confronting Holy Mother Church in ways that are waxing more
blatant and ominous with each passing day.
The threats posed to us by the HHS mandate and other encroachments upon
Christianity must be met with charity, but also with firmness.
However, as we fight
the culture of death around us, we must first fight it within our own
ranks. I regret to state the obvious:
that progressive influences are ensconced within the Church and within the
Archdiocese of Baltimore. Several weeks
ago, Father Richard Lawrence mocked your letter from his pulpit during
Mass. To that you issued a reply stating
that no one can change moral teaching.
To be frank, it was much too nuanced and general.
It has come to my attention that Father Lawrence has at
least one like-minded crony in crime among the clergy. I speak of Msgr Paul Byrnes, a retired priest
who assists with Masses at St Peter the Apostle in Oakton, MD (southern Garrett
County, in the western panhandle). As
confirmed by the Catholic Review, he operates a blog called “Half Hermit by the Lake”. On November 7, the day after the election, he praised the election of Barack Obama and
other pro-abortion politicians.
Moreover, he lauded the passage of Question 6, allowing for the
perversion of marriage in the state of Maryland. He opined in that post that gay marriage fits
within the Church’s teachings on social justice. Mind you, he made these statements in a blog
that’s available to anyone at the click of a mouse.
While I hope that these two priests are "flashes in the pan", I suspect that others share their warped views albeit quietly. At any rate, Your Excellency, you have some housecleaning that is screaming for your immediate attention. For the sake of these two priests and the rest of your archdiocese, I strongly urge you to bring down public discipline upon these two priests. I emphasize "public" because their behaviors have brought very public scandal upon the Archdiocese of Baltimore. We can safely assume that their terrible example has helped lead astray many of your flock, to the point of imperiling their immortal souls.
There is an additional dimension to the trouble posed by dissident priests that extend well beyond your diocesan boundaries. A few days ago, Archbishop Carlo Maria Vigano, the Holy Father's emissary to the US, warned that dissident priests, Catholic professors and other officials posed "grave threats to religious liberty". I surmise he refers to the undermining of your authority in the eyes of the state and populace at large. It therefore behooves you, Your Excellency, to remove such threats as they appear within your diocesan boundaries.
In a meeting at St John Neumann Church in Annapolis a few months ago, you stated that in part you were beholden to the USCCB regarding the exercise of your episcopacy within your Archdiocese. Your Excellency, the Holy Father has stated quite plainly that national bishops' conferences have no intrinsic authority at canon law. You do not need their approval to act, nor need you fear any repercussion for exercising your duties within your archdiocese. The Holy Father has already laicized Roy Bourgeous. He has given an example for the US bishops to follow. Please do so immediately.
The Interfaith Conference of Metropolitan Washington has put on "interfaith concerts" for many years now. This is at best a very misguided attempt to "build dialogue" among religious faiths - even those whose tenets demand the destruction of other religions. I speak of course of the Islamic heresy with its ruthless "jihad". What it serves to do, in reality, is to anesthetize non-muslims to the very real dangers posed by islamic tenets.
They have these concerts at various places of worship on a rotating basis. One year the management of the Shrine of the Immaculate Conception saw fit to allow the Shrine to be desecrated by this sort of idolatry. Let's face it; in allowing others to come in to the Shrine and worship their false idols, they committed horrible sin. I attended that concert to see if it was as bad as I envisioned. It was in the Upper Church and yes, it was that bad. One number entailed half-naked Hindu dancing girls prancing and traipsing in front of the main altar to the sound of chanting and wailing and banging tambourines. It was an atrocity. I had enough and left. Anyone who has been to the Shrine will recognize the picture to the right. It is the largest mosaic of Jesus in the world, and it is immediately above the scene of the blasphemies and idolatries of that evening. Can anyone doubt that He had a similar expression on His Face as He looked down on that evening's spectacle?
In today's parish bulletin I saw announced the next concert. It will occur at the Washington Hebrew Congregation. The honoree that evening will be Imam Mohamed Magid. Who is he? Google him. I did. The PJ Tattler blog put up a piece about him last July. Among other things, Magid is president of the Islamic Society of North America. He's a frequent White House guest (Surprise! Not!) He lobbied the Justice Department to criminalize criticism of Islam. He gave an award to CAIR-Michigan executive director Dawud Walid, who just a month prior had this to say about Jews: (note - at 3:12 the English starts)
This Walid is a bit of a Jew-hater. Listen at 13:26 when he says that Muslims have more right to Moses than do the Jews. And keep listening as he claims that "it is a lie that the Jewish people were promised the Holy Land". At 15:08 comes the question "who incurred the wrath of allah", guess what the answer is?
Now remember - Magid gave an award to Walid shortly after the latter uttered the screed that you just heard. Now the Interfaith Conference is in turn giving an award to Magid? Why on earth the Washington Hebrew Congregation is allowing this on their premises is beyond me. If this were happening at a Catholic venue, a picket would be organized in a hurry. If in fact some stout-hearted Jews are going to picket, let me know via a comment and I'll be happy to support your efforts.
In the wake of the election, there has been a lot of silly talk coming from some GOP wonks. They claim that in order to win future elections, that the GOP must scuttle its positions on abortion, gay "marriage", etc. Given that millions of Republicans stayed away from the polls when Mitt Romney (who is no lion regarding traditional morality) was running, their claim is silly on its face. Even Ann Coulter seems to be swallowing the kool-aid.
Evangelicals issued their own warning to RINO establishment in this Christian Post piece. Penny Nance's part appears towards the end. I echo its sentiments.
In Maryknoll, NY, the air is just a tad fresher now that Roy Bourgeois has been canonically dismissed from the priesthood. He was a Maryknoll father who refused to recant his public support of "women's ordination". He had gone so far as to participate in a false "women's ordination ceremony" put on by "Roman Catholic Womanpriests". After he received canonical warning, he defiantly issued a screed trying to convince the Church why he was right and Jesus Christ was wrong.
I hope that more dissident clerics and religious will sit up and take notice. Barring that, I hope and pray that they too are removed - both for their own sakes and the good of those whom those false shepherds would have led astray.
At St John Neumann Church in Gaithersburg, the 9am Mass was packed today. It could have been a Sunday Mass. This was a nice thing to see, especially since Thanksgiving is not a Holy Day of Obligation.
Towards the end of Communion reception, with several people still in line, the priests and Extraordinary Ministers ran out of Consecrated Hosts. There was an apology for that at the end. However, not all was lost. One of the concelebrating priests hurried back to the rectory as there were Consecrated Hosts there. The announcement was made that those who were in line could receive after Father returned in 5-10 minutes.
I am grateful for those two priests who took the trouble to ensure that all could receive Holy Communion today. Clearly they took seriously their call to administer the Sacraments to their parishioners.
I'm also grateful that we retain (for the time being) our rights as American citizens. A component of gratitude is being actively vigilant in their protection. From that task we cannot rest for one iota of a second. Ora et labora.
Today, the fourth Thursday in November, is Thanksgiving Day. What does that mean, this word "thanksgiving"? To whom does one give thanks? The very word "thanksgiving" implies the existence of the object of gratitude. I mean "object" in the grammatical sense, of course. In a sentence with a transitive verb, one must have the transitive verb that describes a specific action, the subject (entity performing the action in question) and the object (entity receiving the action in question). Without that object, the very term "thanksgiving" is nonsensical. That is why atheists find themselves in a quandary on this day, as they do on Christmas. The very existence of those two holidays reveals the lies behind their erroneous beliefs.
Now before I go on, I issue this advisory to members of these organizations and other similarly deluded folks:
People for the American Way
Americans United for Separation of Church and State
Freedom from Religion Foundation
American Humanist Association
If you suffer from periodic fits of rage, frequent hissy-snits, cognitive dissonance or other maladies typical of atheists and progressives, I suggest you read no further - at least not without having taken blood pressure medication. If you do read, please have smelling salts handy.
Whereas it is the duty of all nations to acknowledge the providence of Almighty God, to obey His will, to be grateful for His benefits, and humbly to implore His protection and favor; and Whereas both Houses of Congress have, by their joint committee, requested me to recommend to the people of the United States a day of public thanksgiving and prayer, to be observed by acknowledging with grateful hearts the many and signal favors of Almighty God, especially by affording them an opportunity peaceably to establish a form of government for their safety and happiness: Now, therefore, I do recommend and assign Thursday, the 26th day of November next, to be devoted by the people of these States to the service of that great and glorious Being who is the beneficent author of all the good that was, that is, or that will be; that we may then all unite in rendering unto Him our sincere and humble thanks for His kind care and protection of the people of this country previous to their becoming a nation; for the signal and manifold mercies and the favorable interpositions of His providence in the course and conclusion of the late war; for the great degree of tranquility, union, and plenty which we have since enjoyed; for the peaceable and rational manner in which we have been enabled to establish constitutions of government for our safety and happiness, and particularly the national one now lately instituted for the civil and religious liberty with which we are blessed, and the means we have of acquiring and diffusing useful knowledge; and, in general, for all the great and various favors which He has been pleased to confer upon us. And also that we may then unite in most humbly offering our prayers and supplications to the great Lord and Ruler of Nations and beseech Him to pardon our national and other transgressions; to enable us all, whether in public or private stations, to perform our several and relative duties properly and punctually; to render our National Government a blessing to all the people by constantly being a Government of wise, just, and constitutional laws, discreetly and faithfully executed and obeyed; to protect and guide all sovereigns and nations (especially such as have shown kindness to us), and to bless them with good governments, peace, and concord; to promote the knowledge and practice of true religion and virtue, and the increase of science among them and us; and, generally to grant unto all mankind such a degree of temporal prosperity as He alone knows to be best. Given under my hand, at the city of New York, the 3rd day of October, A.D. 1789.
The Venerable Fulton Sheen passed away in the late 1970s. I believe he gave this talk long before then. Listen to him here as he described the operation of the devil in the Church and the world. At around the 20-minute mark, he draws a rather telling analogy to the temptation of Christ with the siren call of "social justice". Click here if you can't see embedded video.
From this online Detroit news article, we see that there were two candidates who deviate from God's teachings on morality. Moreover, they made the decision themselves to forego the Sacrament of Confirmation owing to their decision to support mortal sin.
Father LaMoine revealed further details and apologized for the actions of the Cihak family in their distortion of the facts and in their variance with God's word.
While the boys seemed to have decided for themselves not to be confirmed, Father LaMoine would have acted properly if he had outright forbade them to partake of the Sacrament. It seems reasonable to believe that these boys would be in mortal sin owing to their willful renunciation of Church teaching; thus no sacramental grace would convey to them in that state.
These boys and their families stand in desperate need of prayer. They flirt with eternal damnation by their flippant disregard for the word of God and His Church. Before any of them can contemplate Confirmation, they should hasten to Confession.
That is the name of a publication released by Stephanie Block, my friend and colleague in the Catholic Media Association. Over the years she has done tremendous research into the various organizations organized on the models set forth by Saul Alinsky. I commend her highly for compiling this much-needed information so that we can more readily recognize these organizations that have as their goal to undermine western culture and Christianity.
I am pleased to link to Volume One of her work. Please read it; perhaps you'll want to download it and print it out. Please pass this along to your various contacts. When subsequent volumes are released, I'll likewise link to those.
At Assumption Church in Barnesville, MN (diocese of Crookston) a group of students is preparing to be confirmed. One of the boys, Lennon Cihak, broadcast on his Facebook page his support for gay "marriage". Father Gary LaMoine informed him that he could not be confirmed in light of his flagrant dissidence from basic Church teaching. Of course the boy's parents (who probably failed their God-mandated duties in fostering this dissidence) are all in a snit about this. They are claiming that they've been told to stay away from Holy Communion until they profess repentance.
NOT eligible for Confirmation by a long shot!
Unlike our situation in Washington DC, the bishop there is not afraid of rabid backlash from perverts. Bishop Michael Hoeppner is upholding his priest. He stated that the boy could be confirmed if he publicly recanted his embrace of deviancy in front of the parish. That makes sense to me, since the boy literally shouted his embrace of sin all over the internet via the picture he posted on Facebook (to the right).
His mother is shocked, just shocked! Readher (less than) coherent statement on the matter: "You kind of know the Catholic beliefs, but I never thought they would deny somebody confirmation because you weren’t 100 percent. I guess that’s what shocks me." Got that? What is really "shocking" is that someone would want to be confirmed in a church whose teachings they did not embrace. What is Mrs Cihak's angle here?
Pray for the repentance of the entire Cihak family and pray that more clergy will exercise the charity, courage and clarity as did Bishop Hoeppner and Father LaMoine.
This one is none other than Alexia Kelley, who recently assumed the presidency of FADICA, Foundations and Donors Interested in Catholic Activities. This organization seems to have influence regarding the donations of some Catholic donors to Catholic causes - or causes that claim to be Catholic (as the case may be).
Kelley's resume includes the following:
senior official for President Barack Obama’s Office of Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships – two at the Health and Human Services department’s center as its director, and the last as senior policy advisor at the White House office (from the NCR article)". Given the HHS mandate that has spewed forth from Kathleen Sebelius's brain, I daresay that Kelley's influence there has been, at best, a dud. If she did have any "influence" at HHS, I shudder (for her sake) to think what that may have been.
a ten-year stint with the national CCHD. This blog and many other outlets have been detailing the mischief wrought by the national CCHD in funneling our donation dollars to inimical organizations. If she had any voice in such direction, one can just imagine the direction she might give to FADICA donors.
a "religious advisor" for John Kerry's presidential campaign. Like Drinan advised the Kennedys?
Sister Simone "abortion is above my pay-grade" Campbell will meet with the Messiah Most Miserable. Also invited to the schmooze event is the president of the Human Rights Campaign, the president of AARP and Al Sharpton. This is part of Obama's efforts to convince people of faith that his mandate and tax-hike schemes are okee-dokee. I cannot say that Obama is trying to sell them on his budget for that budget doesn't exist (that's another story in and of itself).
In today's Vortex that I'll embed below, you'll see highlighted a DC-area grantee called EmpowerDC. In addition to the fact that EmpowerDC is giving prostitutes "advice" for plying their trade, I learned some disturbing facts about them that you can read in these posts.
Giving aid and comfort to prostitutes is nothing new for area CCHD grantees. Remember this? Three years ago, this Baltimore ACORN office, a grantee of the Baltimore CCHD, was caught giving their sage advice to reporters posing as pimps.
For several years now I and many others have been raising alarms regarding the Catholic Campaign for Human Development. Listen to yesterday's clip and put "CCHD" in the little search box for more information. As I sounded the tocsin, never did I think in terms of legal fraud. Voris raises an interesting and valid point. Are any lawyers interested in examining this question?
Click here if you can't see embedded video and BOYCOTT THE CCHD COLLECTION THIS WEEKEND!
In this special report, Michael Voris interviews Michael Hichborn and Rob Gaspar of American Life League. The latter two have discovered that the scandals of CCHD grants have actually increased this year - something quite different from the party line that has been fed to us. The report itself is over 2000 pages long; links to it can be found at the ReformCCHDNow site. On the bright side, this report is a few hundred pages shorter than the Obamacare legislation, but I digress!
As you watch this report and look at the material yourselves, realize that all this played a large part in Obama's victory last week. If you have donated to the CCHD in recent years, you have inadvertently donated to organizations that favor abortion, gay rights, socialism - all positions assumed by the Obama progressive cartel. We might safely assume that some of your donations have been diverted into Democratic coffers. Toward the end of the clip, Hichborn makes a salient point: we will not win the culture war if we have elements in the Church that are funneling resources to nefarious groups.
Click here if you cannot see embedded video. And of course, do NOT contribute to any collection for the CCHD.
Yesterday Msgr Pope posted his reflections on a talk presented by Women of Grace a few days ago, detailing the various stages of religious persecution. I urge its close study, although the "light" video at the end is a waste of time (at best). My friend at Les Femmes discussed some analogies between these stages and some theories put forth in both Rules for Radicals and After the Ball.
Read the comments after Msgr's post. You will notice some "Pollyannas" peppered throughout; they are set aright by other commenters.
One comment wasn't published, although it was submitted this afternoon. Here it is.
Although he submitted it, he knew it wouldn't be published. However, the violation of Canon 915 is the practice of Cardinal Wuerl. Moreover, as we saw in the case of Father Guarnizo last Lent, he and his chancery have in fact joined the secular forces in persecution of good priests such as Father Guarnizo. He and Bishop Knestout did not stop at allowing the venom to be heaped upon Father, they were active and willing accomplices to this persecution. Barbara Johnson wanted Father's vocation quashed. Because Father is not incardinated in this diocese, the chancery couldn't accomplish it but they did bar his priestly ministry within the Archdiocese.
In the face of the persecution that is in progress, our bishops must act as shepherds and not as wolves. In the meantime, we laity must stand against the wolves regardless of their guises.
Watch this. Of course it would be of immense help if the bishops would start acting like bishops and rein in the heretics that are often found in the pulpits (such as in Holy Trinity or St Vincent de Paul). If not, we should raise a protest and take support and attendance elsewhere. Click here if you cannot see embedded video.
Not all of the election results were dismal. While Roscoe Barlett lost his seat (due in large part to the ridiculous gerrymandering of MD's congressional districts), Andy Harris retained his seat. The GOP now has 30 governors throughout the US. And yes, Sheriff Joe Arpaio of Maricopa County AZ won his sixth term - despite all the odds stacked against him by progressives of all levels.
Four years ago, the Vatican issued congratulations to the Messiah Most Miserable upon his election. This week their enthusiasm was greatly reduced, as evidenced in this Catholic News Service release, stating what Obama should do "if he truly wants to be the president of all Americans."
Dr Gerard Nadal, in Catholic Lane, published an article entitled "Obama's Election Mandate and Ours". Dr Nadal voices profound disappointment (which I share) at overly-conciliatory remarks made by Speaker of the House John Boehner. The House of Representatives holds the national purse strings, per the US Constitution. The HHS mandate could be stalled, or at least slowed down, if the House does its duty. Will the GOP House Republicans find the backbone to do so?
The renegade priest is Father Michael Tegeder of the Archdiocese of Minneapolis. Archbishop John Nienstedt shepherds that local church. His Excellency supported the effort to uphold traditional marriage in Minnesota. As in Maryland, that measure failed.
Father Tedeger opposed the efforts to uphold God-ordained marriage. Now he has called upon the Archbishop to resign, to take that "under prayerful consideration". Understand this; the dissident renegade priest is violating his priestly vow of obedience by rebuking his bishop for acting like the Catholic bishop that he is. Of course he was violating that vow all during the effort, and giving scandal to his parish in the meantime.
If there's one thing that I'd suggest to the Archbishop, it's that he consider removing the faculties of this renegade priest for the good of all - including Father Tegeder. (Note: if that happens in the future, I will come back to this post and put the word "father" in quotes since he won't be able to hold himself as a priest).
Following in the less-than-intrepid steps of the Weeper of the House, the USCCB is urging "civility" and "dialogue" - with the very people in Washington who have no bones about their ambitions to wipe authentic Christianity from this nation's landscape. Read Sister Mary Ann Walsh's pabulum here.
I posted a comment. Somehow I don't think this post will be allowed to be part of all that charming "civil dialogue" so I'll just put it here.
Where, oh where, is the "civility" of the murder
of babies? How do we talk, with a
straight face, about "dialogue" with those who engage in the tearing
apart of babies limb by limb? Read Mr
Cristofferson's comment about the "integrity of relationship between a
pregnant woman and her doctor".
Sorry, sir, but that "integrity" is misnamed if that woman has
hired the "doctor" to murder her child.
The fact is we cannot dialog with evil. It must be defeated decisively. The bishops can start by unshackling their
priests so that they can preach from the pulpit without fear of being called to
the woodshed by their chanceries; that has happened several times in my diocese
now. We can start by insisting upon laws
that will protect the innocent. Dr
Martin Luther King once said that he realized "laws can't make my white brother
love me, but they can keep him from lynching me".
Let's leave off the overly-conciliatory talks of
"dialog". If you haven't
noticed, the Obama cartel is trying to destroy the Church. Isn't it high time you removed your
rose-colored glasses? Develop the spine
that God gave you and stand up like adults to these thugs - for their good as
well as that of civilization.
That's the number of Republicans who did not darken the doors of their polling places this past Tuesday. Had they done so, things might be a bit different now. On CNSNews, Brent Bozell opined that "it should have been a landslide for Romney had he embraced a truly conservative agenda." I too regret that the GOP did not select a true pro-life conservative. But the attitude of those who stayed home because Romney wasn't quite what they wanted can only be described as childish at best. They wouldn't brook someone who wasn't a staunch conservative, so instead they sat by and let a truly rabid pro-abortion zealot retain his death-grip on the country. I've spoken about this silly mindset before, both here and on Facebook. So to those "conservatives" who stayed away from the polls in a self-righteous huff, you are - in good measure - to blame for what happened. Those of you who did so in the name of "being pro-life" may well have innocent blood on your hands as you could have at least reduced the slaughter that will now occur unchecked.
That is the main theme of a commentary I read about last night's election fiasco. I've heard that thought expressed in another way: "In a democracy, the people elect the leaders they deserve". There are those who voted for Obama because they wanted free healthcare/cellphone/education/etc. Of course, nothing is free; someone has to pay for it. Wanna know who that "someone" is? Go look in the mirror. But as Lady Margaret Thatcher said, "the trouble with socialism is that you will run out of other people's money to spend". But those indifferent and even disobedient to God will lack the wisdom and foresight to understand basic common sense, let alone economics. The fallout will hit them as much as anyone else.
The commentary mentions Michael Voris. See below for his take on the elections. He lays much blame at the feet for the bishops and their abysmal dereliction of duty to stand up for the truth. He's correct. Click here if you cannot see embedded video.
From the same mindset that brought us the less-than-charming banner in the previous post, we have this less-than-lovely exhortation from Cher and Kathy Griffin. At the 2:35 mark, while exhorting us to throw pro-life candidates to the wayside, Griffin calls us "bitches". I suppose we should just expect such verbal abuse after having our intelligence insulted with the drivel that they think will win us to their side. Click here if you can't see embedded video, but then read below the clip.
Reverend Joseph Lowery, who gave the benediction at Obama's inauguration ceremony in January 2009, gave a different sort of address at a "get out the vote" rally in Georgia earlier this week. In that address, he stated that "all white folks are going to hell" and "I don't know what kind of nigger wouldn't vote with a black man running."
By the way - this rally happened in St James Baptist Church in Forsyth, GA. Where is the ACLU, Americans for Separation of Church and State, etc, etc? Why do we not hear their cries of righteous indignation at a church being used for political purposes? Why aren't they demanding revocation of that church's tax-exempt status? These are rhetorical questions of course; I think we all know the double standards that exist. However, it's good to point out these specific examples when they occur. I suppose I'll now be called "racist" for doing that.
In 2009, Obama awarded Lowery the Presidential Medal of Freedom. Will we now hear Obama demanding return of that medal? Will he at least denounce those obviously racist remarks?
The labor unions, aka big labor, are hard at work to make sure their community-organizing buddy wins re-election. You labor types will be proud of them as the unions do what they do best. We have some stories to that effect that are guaranteed to bring a tear to your eyes.
First story!In Toledo, Ohio, four men were caught using a truck registered to the Sheet Metal Workers International Association to transport Romney/Ryan yard signs that had been stolen the night before from the lawns of Romney supporters. Police were alerted by some of these residents who witnessed the thefts. Three of those arrested are employees of SWMIA Local 33. As one individual puts it, it will be interesting to see if they were being paid by the union to commit those thefts.
Second story! SEIU workers are volunteering for the Obama campaign. This woman says she has talked to many folks to ask them to vote for Obama. And apparently they continue to knock on doors even as I write this. They are all willing and enthusiastic volunteers! Or..are they?
It appears that some of these volunteers aren't all that willing. Look at this interview done by the Daily Caller. Knowing the kinds of stunts that SEIU has pulled in the past (most notably the thuggery during town halls during the Obamacare deliberations), who can put it past them?
In keeping with the "toned down rhetoric" exemplified by the Obama-favoring ads I've been posting for your review, the Messiah Most Miserable advised rally attendees that "voting is the best revenge." This occurred yesterday in Springfield, OH.
So he equates voting with revenge? I've heard voting described as "act of patriotism", "love of country", "civic duty", "right won by the blood of soldiers", etc. But ... revenge? Pray tell, revenge upon whom??
I'm not the only one asking that question and some others. I link now to the Inquisitor site. On that site are two videos: one of the Messiah Most Miserable uttering the banal remark, and the other of Mitt Romney offering his own voting suggestions in reply. If you can't see embedded videos, click here and here respectively.
Tea Party activists lined a street on which Obama's motorcade traveled to protest his, and the lame-brain mainstream media's abysmal silence on Benghazi. I suppose his dream-team goons would have mad the protesters their targets? Kudos to those Tea Party activists!
I suppose the civilized veneer had to come off the progressives sooner or later. Their political advertising only reveals the poison that inhabits their brains and motivates them. Now think as you watch these and the ads I've posted the past week or two: do you want these sorts of people running this country? If they can spew this sort of slop in political ads, think of what their policies would be. Actually, we see a good example of that, with mandated participation in the murder of babies, the mutilation of marriage and family life, etc.
This is from a pro-gay bunch who call themselves RepublicanZombieDefense.com. There's plenty of blood and gore in it. I publish it only so that you can understand what it is that motivates these people. If you have a weak stomach, you may wish to pass it up. Because of the amount of blood and gore, I'm not going to embed it. You can click on this link to see it.
I will embed a portion of a radio talk show, where the gay host of the program (at the 2:15 mark) tells a Romney voter that he should have taken an arsenic potion instead. As you listen, can't you just feel that tolerance? Click here if you can't see the embedded clip.
This one occurred this past weekend during a "Sunday Speakers Series" session at Holy Trinity Church near Georgetown University. Both are Jesuit-controlled institutions, so that should tell you a lot. In it he voiced unabashed support for the HHS contraception mandate. Here's the whopper, coming from a Catholic priest: "Contraception is a lot cheaper than live births, especially if the live births are problematic." He sounds a bit like Simon Legree, valuing cash over babies. One can only imagine the "solution" he might suggest for those "problematic live births". Apparently all the mercenaries parishioners in the audience clapped and applauded over this. What can we say? This is the same bunch that gave Joe Biden a standing ovation during Mass after he made a sacrilegious Holy Communion.
My colleague at A Washington DC Catholic opines that Reese should be defrocked. (Reese is no stranger to being sacked; recall that one of the first actions of Pope Benedict XVI was to fire Reese as editor of America, the Jesuit rag/magazine). I agree. Moreover, so should all the parish priests at Holy Trinity; and perhaps it's high time to place that entire parish under interdict or some other discipline.
I speak of Father Richard Lawrence of St Vincent de Paul Church in Baltimore MD. Last weekend during his homily he read a letter from Archbishop Lori regarding MD's Question 6, then stated quite openly his own support of perversion couched in a caricature of matrimony. Of course the Not-so Catholic Reporter gushed all over this.
I've written a bit on EmpowerDC, the left-wing "community organizing" bunch that seems to have an overly cozy relationship with St Augustine Church in DC. ReformCCHD now, a coalition of organizations that are faithful to authentic Catholic teachings (including us) are demanding that EmpowerDC return the $50k grant it received from the CCHD. RCN has issued a press release to that effect, to which we agree. We'd only add that St Augustine Church must hand to EmpowerDC its eviction notice immediately.
In the meantime, please boycott all upcoming CCHD collections.
From the same political persuasion that brought us advertisements featuring naked nitwits blathering about "choice" behind poster boards and bimbos comparing an Obama vote to losing virtue comes this latest foray into banal tastelessness. These people are getting so desperate it's quite pitiful. However, it seems that their intellects are simply following their morals into the sewer.
This latest trash comes "courtesy" of "Voters Rising", the pac of Michael Moore's MoveOn. I've no doubt that they are paid actors. Click here if you can't see embedded video.
I haven't posted on that sorry and tragic debacle. As details emerge, it becomes increasingly clear that Obama and his minions had ample warning that trouble was brewing in Libya. The embassy requested aide and protection; their pleas were ignored. We see here a skeletal timeline of events.
Inhabiting the Oval Office is a man-child who, at most, has some "community-organizing" experience of which he can boast. Much has been made of his gadding about in a helicopter over areas stricken by Hurricane Sandy and how "presidential he looked". Well, be that as it may, Obama was not "presidential" when it counted. It clearly appears that he sucked his thumb instead of "acting presidential" and as a result, four American lives were lost when there was ample time to send assistance. It now appears that assistance was requested - and denied. Today Fox News released details of a cable sent by the consulate to the Department of State about surrounding activities in Libya and that it would never withstand any "coordinated attack".
I will link to a four-part youtube series put out by Fox News (Towards the end of each part will be a green link to the next; click on that to get to the next video in the series.) In the first part, former UN ambassador John Bolton puts forth a hypothesis why security in Libya was reduced - because to keep heightened security there would have contradicted the Obama administration's claim to success in stabilizing that region (at 10:25 mark. John Sunonu states the same theory in part 3 at the 4:53 mark.
We now have reports that US drones were flying overhead during part of the attack, transmitting images to military personnel. Why did't they act? Were they restrained by Washington?
In November, we must send the man-child known as Barack Hussein Obama packing and put some adults in charge of the White House.