What’s really happening in Ukraine/Crimea

Understanding what Vladimir Putin is doing doesn’t require converting a media Beelzebub into a media St. Francis. It does, however, demand that we spit out the simple-minded gruel peddled by the MSM and the well-coiffed spokesbeings for the Washington-Brussels Axis of Putty.

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Obama and Obamacare imitates Vatican II – and not in a good way.

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Vatican II was totally, radically different.

For one, the scope of the changes made to the Novus Ordo were orders of magnitude larger than those made in any previous revision of the Mass. This was the total destruction of the former Rite, and the fabrication of a totally new Rite on the spot. The changes were totally inorganic: they were imposed in rather brutal fashion from above by the highest Church authority, made virtually overnight and by a small cabal of self-anointed experten, with dozens of Propers literally thrown together overnight, some of which may even have been written by protestants (it is known with certainty that many of the banal prayers of the post-VII Liturgy of the Hours were written by protestant “advisers”).

What is more, while Trent left venerable old Rites in place, the Traditional Latin Mass was declared “abrogated,” even though in reality it wasn’t, and such is essentially impossible, anyway.

For 20 odd years, the TLM was virtually extinct in the canonically regular Church.  But the biggest factor was the enormous, massive nature of the changes, many of which were not even specified by the Council (but, there is an argument they could be inferred from various parts of the Conciliar text, and that argument has varying degrees of merit).

Essentially, the faithful were told that the Mass they had always known and, for the most part, dearly loved, was deficient, bad, even, stultifying, and ineffective of Grace.  They were told how much they hated Latin and how they had never understood anything.

Given that the Mass was the core of the experience of the Faith most Catholics had, both the changes, and the campaign to “sell” them by discrediting the old Mass, caused many Catholic heads to spin so far, they unscrewed themselves and fell off.  In essence.

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The basic lines of ‘pro-choice’ rhetoric were sketched out by Catholic theologians, at the residence of America’s most famous Catholic family, nine years before the Roe v. Wade decision.

The Catholic role in repealing the laws on contraception is only part of the story. As Phil Lawler reported in his book, Faithful Departed: The Collapse of Boston’s Catholic Culture, the scheme to legalize abortion took place not in a candle-lit basement where Satanists celebrated black masses, but at the home of America’s leading Catholic family, the Kennedys.

In 1964, Lawler wrote, leftist Catholic priests Robert DrinanCharles Curran and other theologians convened at Hyannis Port, Mass., with the brain trust behind the Senate campaign of Robert F. Kennedy.  They concocted the teaching that abortion could be justified if it were the “lesser of two evils” and that “a blanket prohibition might be more harmful to the common good”  because political leaders might  “impose their own private views on public policy. …The skillful operatives of the Kennedy family would round up the votes to end restrictions on abortion and eventually provide public subsidies. The Jesuit theologians would provide protective cover” and sabotage Catholic teaching in the universities. “Thus, the basic lines of ‘pro-choice’ rhetoric were sketched out by Catholic theologians, at the residence of America’s most famous Catholic family, nine years before the Roe v. Wade decision.”

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We’ll take the ’50s any day, when pregnancy was not a health problem and no president would be found fighting for the freedom to kill the unborn.

Mr. Obama sees himself as leading the nation into the 21st century, and he justifies his abortion stand as protecting women’s health.  We can only wonder if he skipped every biology class ever offered in high school and college.  Being pregnant is not a health problem, and living, perfectly viable unborn human beings, in or out of the mother’s womb, don’t have any health problems, unless the will to live is now considered unhealthy.

Yes, we’ll take the ’50s any day, when pregnancy was not a health problem and no president would be found fighting for the freedom to kill the unborn.

In the ’50s, women didn’t think they were in a war with conservatives; they knew they were in a war only with overeager young men. Those young men usually lost, which in turn produced a situation where there was no need for an abortion.

Yeah, we’ll take those days.

We will also take the ’50s presidents who left a legacy for us rather than a stream of blood from our own offspring.

President Truman, who took up after Franklin Roosevelt from 1950 to 1952, faced and reined in the reckless power of the corrupt unions instead of coddling them to buy votes as Barack Obama has done.

He also gave us the Truman Doctrine, which served to halt the expansion of communism in Eastern Europe. Mr. Obama has brought more communistic socialism into a once free nation than any president in history.

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Seen on the web: Crocks and Pressure Cookers

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Seen on the web: The reason people need extra large capacity magazines for their weapons.

#11 December 19, 2012 at 2:45 pm

bigkahuna commented:

When people ( libs) ask why you need larger magazines etc I simply tell them that one never knows when I might run into and be attacked by an Obama armed gang of criminals with guns from Fast and Furious.

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Practicing Catholics mostly turned out for Romney, but the majority of Catholics voted for Obama.

The Catholic vote was divided much as was the rest of the nation’s voters, leaning slightly in favor of Obama. A final Gallup poll, reflecting tracking from Nov. 1 to 4, showed Catholics favoring Obama by 52 to 45 percent.

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Whoever failed to send help to embattled Americans in Benghazi was negligent, preoccupied, a fool, or all three.

Scandal: More than six hours after terrorists attacked our consulate, former Navy SEALs manned a blood-soaked machine gun to defend U.S. territory. Meanwhile Apache helicopters sat on the ground in Italy.

At 4 a.m. local time on Sept. 11 — six hours and 20 minutes after the initial attack began — former Navy SEALs Tyrone Woods and Glen Doherty were killed at the CIA annex not far from the consulate by a mortar shell. The machine gun they were firing was encrusted with blood, an indication they continued to fight after being wounded.

During that eternity, Woods and Doherty might have wondered between gunfire and explosions where the military, with bases strewn across Europe, was. U.S. forces were indeed being moved like chess pieces as the attack unfolded, but none came to their aid because no one gave the order.

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Obama trying to blame CIA and Petraeus for Benghazi fiasco. Petraeus not having it.

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Hillary Clinton asked for more security in Benghazi. Obama said no.

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Obama 2nd term will result in unparalleled government support for unrestricted abortion around the world.

Under Obama, then, the Democrats have declared not only that abortion is not something to be avoided if possible — i.e., rare — but that the government must fund surgical abortions—“regardless of ability to pay.”

ObamaCare gives the Secretary of Health and Human Services the ability to define what health care must be covered, and the current HHS mandate covers abortion pills, so can anyone doubt that if Obama is re-elected, surgical abortions will be added to the mandate?

Obama supports late-term abortions that involve viable fetuses; when asked about third-trimester abortions, Obama replied, “I’m pro-choice.”

In short, he’s dramatically out of step with the 86% of Americans who oppose third-trimester abortions.

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Mildly Refreshing: Democrats for Life Vote “NO” On Obama Endorsement

WASHINGTON, D.C., October 15, 2012, (LifeSiteNews.com) – An organization dedicated to promoting the pro-life cause from within the Democratic ranks says it will not endorse Barack Obama for re-election as president of the United States in 2012.

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Editor’s note: I doubt the lack of a dozen or so pro-life democrat votes is going to change the election results. There are plenty of dead people in Chicago who are more than willing to step up and take their place.  Makes you wonder why these guys even bother being democrats.

Obama, Romney, Other: Who Should Christians Vote for in the 2012 Election?

A comprehensive analysis of both sides, including Biblical Qualifications for Civil Leaders.

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Barack Obama and the nominally Catholic Joe Biden are imposing Marxist dictates and abortions upon the American people.

The Catholic Church rightly condemns all forms Marxism (collectivism, communism, socialism) – but few Catholics know it. The Church also condemns human laws permitting or coercing the crime of abortion, but many Catholics ignore it. (See more in the searchable Catholic Catechism.) Yet Barack Obama and the nominally Catholic Joe Biden are imposing Marxist dictates and abortions upon the American people, while Mitt Romney and his truly Catholic running mate, Paul Ryan, want to liberate Americans by protecting our rights to life, liberty and free enterprise. In keeping with human rights, they pledge to repeal Obama’s health-care law and reform insurance law.

Thus, when Ryan was named as Romney’s running mate, his bishop, the Most Reverend Robert Morlino of Madison, Wisc., publicly rejoiced in a column, where he also explained why Catholics may never support intrinsic evils and further highlighted Catholic doctrine on economics and helping the poor.

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Obama’s Justice Department complaint against Arizona’s Sheriff Joe reads like the “pot” calling the “kettle” black.

According to the Feds…

“In addition, defendants MCSO (Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office) and Arpaio pursue a pattern or practice of illegal retaliation against their perceived critics by subjecting them to baseless criminal action, unfounded civil lawsuits or meritless administrative actions.”

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Editor’s note: With the filing of this suit, Holder and Obama are looking a lot like “Dumb” … and “Dumber”! Are they perhaps … jealous?

“It is ironic that as President Obama has been touting his leadership in ‘getting’ Osama Bin Laden that he would now show no moral courage or leadership in standing up to the Chinese government and demanding the release and safety of Chen Guangcheng…”

Rev. Patrick J. Mahoney, Director of the Christian Defense Coalition, who has a 25 year history of speaking out against the human rights abuses by the Chinese government and was twice arrested during the Beijing Olympics and deported back to the United States for helping lead demonstrations in China, led the rally.

“We call upon President Obama and his administration to honor the founding principles of this nation and embrace human rights and justice for Chen Guangcheng,” he said. “It is a disgrace and outrage that Mr. Chen, who was in the protective custody of the American Embassy, has now been allowed to be turned over to the Chinese government where he and his family will face unspeakable violence and brutality.”

“The only reason Mr. Chen left the Embassy was because he was told that his wife would be beaten if he did not leave immediately. He now wants to leave China and fears for his safety and the safety of his family,” Mahoney added. “It is critical that President Obama not betray Chen Guangcheng and the principles of justice that he has been imprisoned, beaten and tortured for.”

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If any man come to you and bring not this doctrine, receive him not into the (WHITE) house nor say to him: God speed you. For he that saith unto him: God speed you, communicates with his wicked works.

by Doug Lawrence

So here we are, in the Land of the Free, Home of the Brave … apparently looking at one of two choices for the upcoming Presidential election:

1) A radical Marxist, Muslo-Christian abomination of a man who has already proved himself to be one of history’s worst presidents … although he remains one of the most accomplished political tap-dancers, panderers, and shameless liars the world has ever known. (And I do mean “known” … in the biblical sense.)

 2) A hugely successful (in financial terms) Mormon business man who (unfortunately) chooses to follow a “strange christ” that cannot be the Jesus Christ who personally founded the Catholic Church, some 2000 years ago … since the Mormon “christ” is of a totally different origin and descent … and supports a sacred writ of very dubious origin … which is the antithesis of the true-God inspired, Holy Bible.

What is a good Christian supposed to do?
St. John has a few suggestions:

And this is charity: That we walk according to his commandments. For this is the commandment that, as you have heard from the beginning, you should walk in the same: For many seducers are gone out into the world who confess not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh. This is a seducer and an antichrist.

Look to yourselves, that you lose not the things which you have wrought: but that you may receive a full reward. Whosoever revolts and continues not in the doctrine of Christ hath not God. He that continues in the doctrine, the same hath both the Father and the Son.

If any man come to you and bring not this doctrine, receive him not into the (WHITE) house nor say to him: God speed you. For he that saith unto him: God speed you, communicates with his wicked works. (2 John 1:6-11)

(For those unfamiliar with scripture, I inserted the above reference to the (WHITE) house … for effect … since it was clear to me that something had obviously been lost, in translation.)

The words of the late, great, General George Patton
also come to mind: 

Reporter: Sir, did you say if you found your army
between the Germans and the Russians (Obama and Romney?!)
you’d attack in both directions?
Patton:
No, I never said that.
I never said any such thing…
but I wish I had.

Note to Secret Service people: I realize you’re very busy, as of late. The above reference to comments by the late General George Patton is not intended to encourage a physical attack on anyone … whether mentioned here by name … or not. This is a purely political argument, meant to register dissatisfaction with the choices currently offered. Any “attack” will rightly be done in the political arena … in a totally non-violent manner … and at the ballot box, come November.

– No politicians were harmed –
– during the making of this article – 

The Mohammedan Candidate: Under the Islamic doctrine of taqiyya [dissimulation], Muslims are permitted—in certain contexts, and even encouraged—to deny being Muslim, if so doing secures them or Islam an advantage.


In other words, if an American president were a secret Muslim, and if he were lying about it, and even if he were secretly working to subvert the U.S. to Islam’s advantage —not only would taqiyya, or dissimulation, be justified by Islam’s doctrines of loyalty and deception, but it would have ample precedents, stretching back to the dawn of Islam. Muhammad, for example, commanded a convert from an adversarial tribe to conceal his new Muslim identity and go back to his tribe—which he cajoled with “You are my stock and my family, the dearest of men to me”—only to betray them to Islam’s invading armies.

Graham further upset certain sensitivities by saying, “All I know is under Obama, President Obama, the Muslims of the world, he seems to be more concerned about them than the Christians that are being murdered in the Muslim countries,” adding that “Islam has gotten a free pass under Obama.”

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Obama and his minions have no idea who and what they are up against.


And I say also unto thee, That thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it. And I will give unto thee the keys of the kingdom of heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt bind on earth shall be bound in heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven.
(Matthew 16:18-19)


And all things, whatsoever ye shall ask in prayer,
believing, ye shall receive.
(Matthew 21:22)


He that overcometh shall inherit all things; and I will be his God, and he shall be my son. But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.
(Revelation 21:7-8)

Blessed Pope John Paul II Reminds the Oppressed Polish People Who They Are