“You don’t have to smell like a refugee…” – Tom Petty
Day 5 since we left Wilmington, now better known as the island of Wilmington.
As much as I wanted to stay and gut it out, my wife and daughter were the voices of reason. So after loading two cars with the things we consider irreplaceable, it’s off to Charlotte we trudged.
Luckily, my daughter was able to lock-on a couple of motel rooms that take pets. That’s the good part. The bad part is that neither of her to pups are quite housebroken yet.
Thank you, Lord, for bestowing upon us, Your unworthy subjects, the blessings that are puppy pads.
But to better describe how my family is cut-off from going home to Wilmington, the entire region of Southeastern North Carolina is so flooded, it just became the world’s weirdest river – 100 miles across and 4 inches deep.
I call this beast “The Florence River”.
There are a few “islands” dotting the landscape… Whiteville, Elizabethtown, Burgaw. The largest, of course, being Wilmington.
But if the worse I have to put up with is being cooped-up in a somewhat smallish motel room with a couple of unhousebroken pups, my life isn’t all that bad.
My wife, daughter and son-in-law are safe and sound; our homes are still in one piece; we have air-conditioning and hot food… and possibly best of all, we have good neighbors (with guns) who are keeping an eye on our collective homes.
Keep things in perspective.
As for us, we’re going to stay put until all those scores (if not hundreds) of rivers, creeks and streams finally crest, then subside. At a minimum, two more days of motel life.
As antsy as I am to get the hell out of here, like I said, keep all things in perspective.
Or as my wife so eloquently stated, “The is God testing your patience”.
One last thought — what’s up with all these Latinos in Charlotte? I haven’t seen this many Messicans in one place since five peso beer night at the Plaza del Toros in Tijuana.
As he describes himself on his personal website, Abramson cites that he’s written for newspapers such as The Washington Post, The Kansas City Star, The Economist, Boston Review, The Dallas Morning News, The Seattle Times.
Not just daily newspapers, he also notes that he’s a “regular commentator on U.S. politics on CNN and the BBC, with recent additional interviews by CBS, CBS Radio, MSNBC, CNBC, NBC Radio, ABC News, ABC Radio, NPR, PBS, the CBC, Bloomberg, the Columbia School of International and Public Affairs, The Washington Post, The New York Times, New York Magazine, Newsweek, Vanity Fair, The Boston Globe,Politico, Congressional Quarterly, The Chronicle of Higher Education, Der Spiegel, The New York Daily News, The Wall Street Journal, and others.”
Anyhow, this President Donald J. Trump sure is a rotten guy, huh?
But wait… here’s the actual tweet the president sent out;
First things first — this ridiculous Op-Ed piece published by the NY Times claiming to be penned by an anonymous “senior official in the Trump administration” raises one hell of a lot more questions than it provides answers.
Simply based on The Times publishing this essay anonymously, how in the world are we to believe it was authentically authored by “a senior official in the Trump administration”?
In all sincerity, what guarantee do we have that this wasn’t written by some starry-eyed NeverTrump intern working out of a janitor’s closet in the basement of The New York Times Building?
There isn’t one. That’s the guarantee we have from the NY Times.
Especially in light of their track record of textbook yellow journalism the Gray Lady has been pumping out for more than a few decades. The good folks at the NYT will have to excuse me for not quite believing them (sarcasm, off).
But just for shits and grins, let’s assume there’s still a shred of journalistic integrity left at the self-titled “newspaper of record.”
How do we know if this individual is even in Trump’s inner circle? We don’t.
How do we know if this individual even works in the West Wing? We don’t.
How do we know if this individual even works at the White House? We don’t.
How do we know if this individual is even in the Greater Washington, DC area? We don’t.
Something else to consider, if this phantom writer truly is “a senior official in the Trump administration” please keep in mind that the words “Trump administration” are synonymous with “the Executive Branch of government.” That’s an awful lot of people.
Let’s kick it up a notch. According to the official website of the Office of Personnel Management, there are well over two million civilian employees under the auspices of the Executive Branch. The possibility of those desirous to refer to themselves “senior officials” conceivably could number in the thousands.
Between Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ) jumping the shark today as he claimed he was ready to ooze onto his own personal cross, and Judge Kavanaugh verbally dissecting Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-CN) as the good senator made himself look like a complete jackass, suffice it to say that the Dimocrats succeeded in making themselves look like complete and total fools.
But in one bright, shining moment of decency in a committee room that the Dems guaranteed was drug though the proverbial cesspool, something good happened.
In a photograph snapped by Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX);
While the committee’s Democrat have done everything in their power to paint Kavanaugh as the evil love child born of Cruella De Vil and fathered by de debbil hisself, the real Brett Kavanaugh is been favorably mentioned, in of all places, in the pages of the Washington Post.
Other than Kavanaugh coaching his youngest daughter’s basketball team (Blessed Sacrament Catholic School), O’Brien also noted;
A few years ago, my husband died. One of the many difficult aspects of that loss was that my daughter had no one to accompany her to the school’s annual father-daughter dance. That first year — and every year since my husband’s passing — Brett has stepped forward to take my daughter to the dance alongside his own.
According to Jesse Watters of Fox News, it was Democrat senators who “coordinated” at least some of the numerous disruptions taking place at Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court confirmation hearings.
However weird things have been inside the Hart Senate Office Building, what’s happening outside is even all the stranger.
As reported by Kristinn Taylor of The Gateway Pundit, “A protester at the Senate hearing for Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh was seen on Tuesday at the Hart Senate Office Building wearing a giant head-to-toe condom costume with a sign that read, ‘Men for Choice’ and ‘CodePink.'”
Taylor also made note of the obvious, as well as lone, beta male in the Code Pink pack;
Code Pink’s Tighe Barry, the group’s long-time token male activist, was photographed by WJLA-TV reporter Caroline Patrickis who posted to Twitter, “Sights at the Stop Kavanaugh protest in the Hart Senate office building @ABC7News”
Barry was also photographed by Arizona PBS’s Cronkite News in a photo that was posted to Twitter.
She’s already lit social media aflame, but for reasons you might not expect.
As it turns out, this silken-haired sultry Latina has sent Democrats, Socialists, Antifa, NeverTrumpers, BLM and other assorted power-pouters scurrying for their safe spaces.
Enter 36-year-old Zina Bash, the pride of McAllen, Texas, her family’s adopted home. The daughter of Dr Lawrence Gelman and Maria (née) Esperanza has undoubtedly brought some of the Rio Grande Valley spice to a usually staid Washington, D.C.
Actually born in Monterrey, Mexico, suffice it to say that just about everything regarding Zina Bash makes liberal heads everywhere explode;
She obviously OK with women being seen as mere sex objects. After all, she was cited on The Hill’s 2017 list 50 Most Beautiful list.
A self-hating Mexican, Bash is currently employed at the White House where she holds the impressive title of Special Assistant to the President for regulatory reform, legal and immigration policy.
Her husband, John Bash, is the federal government’s chief law enforcement officer for Central and West Texas. The U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Texas openly admits “that border security, violent crime, public corruption and national security are his top priorities.”
She’s rich, and I don’t mean a little. According to Above The Law, the heiress is (according to an anonymous tipster) worth a cool $18 million.
Both Zina and John self-identify as *GASP!* Republicans.
Her father, a noted anesthesiologist, hospital administrator, author, film producer, media personality, and conservative activist in his own right, recently completed a documentary entitled The Hoax of Man-Made Global Warming. In the film, “he conveys to the audience the archaic methods used by the “hucksters” who perpetrate the “convenient lie” of man-made global warming/climate change for the benefit of their agendas.”
But what really has Twitter abuzz are three accusations by lefties against the comely Latina in regards to today’s Senate confirmation hearing of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court;
She apparently sneers at the Democrat members of the Judicial Committee when they speak ill of Kavanaugh.
She apparently looks smug when Republican members of the Judicial Committee when they speak approvingly of Kavanaugh.
She apparently flashed the White Power sign to the TV cameras (see video below).
But for a taste of lefties setting their hair on fire via Twitter, here’re some nifty posts;
Who is the woman behind #kavanaugh at the hearing with that smug look on her face. She won’t be so smug when her grandchildren are forced to have abortions in back alleyways. Nvm, rich women won’t have to.
~ It’s the only nation on the planet named after the Italian city of Venice.
~ It’s also the basket cased cousin among the family of nations proving what a disaster socialism truly is.
As horrible as the tales are of Venezuelans reduced to eating dogs and rats, few Americans are warming to the suggestion that US troops be sent to South American nation to forcibly restore some semblance of order.
But one American keen on deploying troops to Venezuela is none other than Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL).
Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) indicated in a Spanish-language interview with Univisión last week that the United States should consider a military intervention in Venezuela.
In the interview with Miami’s Univisión 23 last Wednesday, Rubio said that a military intervention may be justified on the grounds of national security.
“For months and years, I wanted the solution in Venezuela to be a non-military and peaceful solution, simply to restore democracy,” he said. “There is a national assembly elected by the people that has been annulled by a dictatorship.”
“I believe that the Armed Forces of the United States are only used in the event of a threat to national security,” he continued. “I believe that there is a very strong argument that can be made at this time that Venezuela and the Maduro regime has become a threat to the region and even to the United States.”
The State Department has recognized Venezuela as presenting a genuine national security threat to the United States. The Maduro regime is allegedly involved in major drug trafficking operations, and also providing safe havens and training facilities for terrorist groups such as Hezbollah and the Islamic State.
Speaking only for myself, this is a South American problem. Let the South Americans clean-up their own backyard.
Besides, regional powers such as Colombia, Brazil and Chile certainly have the military wherewithal to handle Maduro’s less-than full strength armed forces.
With all that aside, if Sen. Rubio really is all that wound-up over sending American troops to undoubtedly engage in battle with dictator Nicolás Maduro’s National Guard forces, maybe Little Marco should fist take the parent test.
Cited in an article by the Colorado Springs Gazette, an Associated Press photo dated Feb. 9, 2016, Sen. Marco Rubio is seen accompanying his daughter, Amanda, listed as being 15-years-old.
As of this date, Amanda Rubio is undoubtedly of enlistment age.
§ 1. Quite opportunely the Fifth Lateran Council [1512-1517] issued this decree: “Let any member of the clergy caught in that vice against nature, given that the wrath of God falls over the sons of perfidy, be removed from the clerical order or forced to do penance in a monastery” (chap. 4, X, V, 31).
§ 2. So that the contagion of such a grave offense may not advance with greater audacity by taking advantage of impunity, which is the greatest incitement to sin, and so as to more severely punish the clerics who are guilty of this nefarious crime and who are not frightened by the death of their souls, we determine that they should be handed over to the severity of the secular authority, which enforces civil law.
§ 3. Therefore, wishing to pursue with greater rigor than we have exerted since the beginning of our pontificate, we establish that any priest or member of the clergy, either secular or regular, who commits such an execrable crime, by force of the present law be deprived of every clerical privilege, of every post, dignity and ecclesiastical benefit, and having been degraded by an ecclesiastical judge, let him be immediately delivered to the secular authority to be put to death, as mandated by law as the fitting punishment for laymen who have sunk into this abyss.
S. Pius V, const. Horrendum, 30 Aug. 1568.
To boil it all down, here’s the thumbnail version;
Catholic prison. Keep in mind that “forced to do penance in a monastery” in the 16th century made today’s maximum security look like an outing at a day spa.
Still deviant? No prob… we’ll turn you over to the civil authorities.
Just because you were a priest, that doesn’t make you someone special. The truly unrepentant have a date with the gallows.
While some may say that the bulla put forth by the sainted Pope is no longer enforceable, they’re just, well… wrong.
Shockingly enough, Blase Cardinal Cupich, the Archbishop of the Chicago Archdiocese, stated in an interview with the NBC affiliate in Chicago WMAQ-TV that in regards to the bombshell allegation that complicity in the McCarrick sex abuse cover-up scandal goes all the way Pope Francis;
“The pope has a bigger agenda. He’s gotta get on with other things, of talking about the environment and protecting migrants and carrying on the work of the Church,” Cupich said.
As reported by Breitbart.com, “Cardinal Cupich commented on a recent 11-page statement by Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò, former papal nuncio [ambassador] to the United States, that alleges a series of misdeeds by high-ranking Catholic prelates, including Pope Francis himself.”
Cupich is one of the many Francis-friendly clerics he’s elevated within the hierarchy of the American Church.
As Life Site News reported in 2016 when Cupich was promoted from the Archbishop of Spokane to Cardinal overseeing the Chicago Archdiocese;
Cupich, whom a reliable Vatican source warned LifeSite that the then Spokane bishop was potentially “the most dangerous”-to-the-faith bishop in the United States, has undergone a rapid increase in status and influence in the Church under Pope Francis.
As the bishop of Spokane, Washington, Cupich requested that priests and seminarians of his diocese not participate in 40 Days for Life prayer vigils outside abortion facilities.
In August 2015, in the wake of the Center for Medical Progress videos exposing Planned Parenthood’s baby body parts trafficking scandal, Cupich wrote that unemployment and hunger are just as appalling as the killing of millions of children in the womb and the damages that many of their mothers have experienced.
Cupich has openly contradicted Catholic canon law on giving Holy Communion to those in a state of mortal sin.
Shortly after his appointment as Archbishop of Chicago, Cupich said that giving Holy Communion to pro-abortion politicians can be a good thing. Canon 915 of the Code of Canon Law instructs those “conscious of grave sin” on their soul to refrain from receiving Holy Communion.
At the 2015 Synod on the Family, Cupich laid out a pathway for same-sex couples and the divorced and remarried to receive Holy Communion in accordance with their consciences.
The Catechism of the Catholic Church teaches that proper consciences are formed according to the teachings of the Church.
As a Catholic, I simply can’t believe that any of the sainted martyrs who surrendered their lives fighting the communist dictatorship during the Cristero Rebellion of the 1920s died for a Church that valued climate change over bringing kiddie rapists to justice.
I’m equally sure that not a single one of the hundreds of English Martyrs of the 16th and 17th gave-up their lives for a Church that considered the act of sodomy to be some sort of protected class.
No, this isn’t a joke that happens to be in very, very poor taste.
In spite of “accused” killer Cristian Bahena Rivera already admitting (according to Cox Media Group) that he distinctly remembers pulling the dead body of Mollie Tibbets out of the trunk of his car, as well as knowing where he dumped the corpse of the pretty 20-year-old coed, there’s still the hyper-legalistic question of who exactly killed young Mollie.
Conveniently, Rivera claims no memory of actually killing Tibbets.
Also well known to the public is that Rivera has been residing illegally in this country for seven long years.
Not only has Rivera been in the United States in violation of our quite decent immigration laws, the “accused” has been working under a fake name and also failed to be vetted by the government’s E-Verify system, as reported by the Des Moines Register.
Regardless of Mollie’s death being totally and absolutely avoidable, provided certain milquetoast politicians actually gave a damn about the safety and security of American citizens, Rivera’s lawyer, Allan M. Richards, Esq. of Tama, Iowa, has petitioned the Powesheik County, Iowa, for a gag order to prevent his client to be referred to as an “illegal alien”.
The gag order purports that by referring to Rivera as illegal, he will be denied a fair trial, and consequently, the government must not refer to him as anything other than a “documented resident.”
The order states that Rivera has legal status in the U.S. and further claims that the Iowa Board of Regents has verified Rivera is in the jurisdiction legally.
“Sad and Sorry Trump has weighed in on this matter in national media which will poison the entire possible pool of jury members,” the order reads, taking a shot at the president.
This isn’t exactly the first time Lawyer Richards has seen his name in the papers. On the day before he filed papers to run to for mayor of Tama, gateway to scenic Grundy Center, it was reported in 2003 by The Courier (of Waterloo-Cedar Falls) that Richards filed a $1 billion (yes, billion with a “B”) lawsuit against not only the Tama County Attorney but against Tama County law enforcement officers as well;
Attorney Allan Richards, 49, said his constitutional rights were violated after officers searched his office in March and seized private property.
“It was a witch hunt,” Richards said.
Richards maintains the search and seizure was illegal and is suing for damages to prevent future unlawful searches. In the lawsuit, he names County Attorney Brent Heeren, Tama police officers John Carr and Joseph Quandt and Tama County Sheriff’s deputy Bruce Rhoades.
According to an application for the search warrant, a confidential informant said that Jeff Feisel, a cousin of Richards, had two assault rifles with the serial numbers ground off. The informant then told law enforcement officials that Richards had one of the two rifles at his Fourth Street office.
A judge granted the search warrant. Authorities did not find the rifle, but did find a 9-mm handgun. Court records also indicate officers found a bag of marijuana seeds, phone records, ammunition and a “big safe.”
Also reported by The Courier, somehow Richards is being persecuted due to his on-going struggle for a more culturally diverse Iowa;
Richards said he is being targeted for being vocal about community issues and because he has spoken out against Tama law enforcement and Tama County officials. Richards said he has been an advocate for fairness and multicultural diversity in Tama. Richards also ran against Heeren for the county attorney position in 1994 and 1998 and lost.
But wait, there’s more.
In 2011, Richards was one of the 61 Hawkeyes who applied for one of three vacancies on the Iowa Supreme Court, as reported by The Gazette of Iowa City.
CNN’s very own maître de douche Chris Cuomo rarely allows objective journalism to interfere with his particular brand of leftist propaganda.
Yet another example of this buffoon’s deep-seated Trump Derangement Syndrome would be his branding of President Trump’s referring to the murder of Mollie Tibbets of her being “permanently separated” from her family as somehow crossing the line.
In spite of Bubba Clinton signing into law, then Bath House Barry wholeheartedly enforced for eight full years the separation of families who crossed the border illegally, somehow President Trump is evil incarnate for doing the very thing that was firmly entrenched as practical policy.
In fact, the Seattle Times referred to “Trump’s cruel policy of separating children from their parents at the border nauseated people across the political spectrum.” Nary a word regarding 44 and 42’s complicity.
But back to this yutz, Cuomo.
For whatever bizarre reason, the brother of the Empire State’s Gauleiter is triggered whenever Trump makes mention of Mollie Tibbets being “permanently separated” from her family.
This delicate hothouse orchid considers Trump stating the obvious is downright “offensive”.
Then came Day 369, when the couple was biking in formation with a group of other tourists on a panoramic stretch of road in southwestern Tajikistan. It was there, on July 29, that a carload of men who are believed to have recorded a video pledging allegiance to the Islamic State spotted them.
A grainy cellphone clip [seen below] recorded by a driver shows what happened next: The mens Daewoo sedan passes the cyclists and then makes a sharp U-turn. It doubles back, and aims directly for the bikers, ramming into them and lurching over their fallen forms. In all, four people were killed: Mr. Austin, Ms. Geoghegan and cyclists from Switzerland and the Netherlands.
Without fail, ISIS jumped on taking responsibility for the killings, Again, from the NY Times;
In a bulletin issued by the internal news agency of the Islamic State on Monday, the group described the assailants as “soldiers of the Islamic State” and said the attack was “in response to calls to target citizens of Coalition countries.”
In a third article on the same topic, the NY Times also reported;
A day after claiming its first attack in Tajikistan, the Islamic State released a video on Tuesday that purports to show the five attackers joining hands and pledging allegiance to Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the terrorist group’s leader.
The video was released by the Islamic State’s internal news agency and suggests that the attackers had at least a digital connection to the Islamic State, allowing them to send the footage to the group before last weekend’s attack on several cyclists who were run over and attacked on a mountain road in Tajikistan.
Austin recently penned in his personal blog his musings of his experiences has he and Geoghegan biked the globe;
You watch the news and you read the papers and you’re led to believe that the world is a big, scary place. People, the narrative goes, are not to be trusted. People are bad. People are evil. People are axe murderers and monsters and worse.
I don’t buy it. Evil is a make-believe concept we’ve invented to deal with the complexities of fellow humans holding values and beliefs and perspectives different than our own—it’s easier to dismiss an opinion as abhorrent than strive to understand it. Badness exists, sure, but even that’s quite rare. By and large, humans are kind.
Self-interested sometimes, myopic sometimes, but kind. Generous and wonderful and kind. No greater revelation has come from our journey than this.
In a rather gruesome article published by the New York Times, it was revealed that not only did the ISIS cowards run down the bikers, after they were either dead or dying, the terrorists then set upon them with edged weapons;
Some of the bodies of the cyclists were found to have stab wounds, and in a statement posted on its website, the United States Embassy in Tajikistan confirmed that the attackers first used their vehicle to crush the victims and then jumped out and stabbed them with knives.
It wasn’t all that long ago when the Democratic senator from the Bay State, Elizabeth “Last of the Nohicans” Warren recently stated, “Our criminal justice system is racist … front to back.”
Think about that for a second. Warren’s accusation is that every police force, Sheriff’s Office, state troopers, even Barack Obama’s FBI and Department of Justice is racist.
Not just the cops, either, Every judge, prosecutor, and public defender is racist.
Of course, every rational, objective person understands that Warren’s accusation of systemic racism is patently moronic.
Sadly for Warren, she’s ignorant of the fact words have meaning.
Enter 33-year-old Brandon Ziobrowski of Cambridge, Mass. who was “charged with one count of use of interstate and foreign commerce to transmit a threat and injure another person for the alleged Twitter posts this year” as reported by Fox News.
“A Massachusetts man was arrested in New York on Thursday after trying to hire a hit man on Twitter to kill ICE agents for $500 and sharing his desire to slit the throat of Sen. John McCain, federal officials said.
The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Massachusetts said that Brandon Ziobrowski, 33, from Cambridge, Mass. was charged with one count of use of interstate and foreign commerce to transmit a threat and injure another person for the alleged Twitter posts this year.
Federal officials said Ziobrowski tweeted a murder for hire solicitation to kill Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents for $500, and repeatedly tweeted his desire to slit the throat of McCain, R-Ariz.”
Within 24-hours, Warren’s competitor for her senate seat, Republican Geoff Diehl, accused Warren of being at least partially responsible for Ziobrowski’s threats;
“We now have a man putting a bounty on the heads of ICE agents,” Diehl said in a statement. “Senator Warren’s irresponsible statements are partially to blame. She has a responsibility to support our law enforcement officials. Her call to abolish ICE and painting the entire criminal justice system racists are reckless and dangerous.”
“Hatred of wickedness actually belongs to the virtue of charity.” – St. Thomas Aquinas
After decades worth Catholic bishops either too cowardly or secretly complicity in the homosexual rape and abuse scandal the wracked the Church worldwide, the pendulum is ever-so slowly starting to swing the other way.
In a letter to the faithful via the diocesan newspaper The Catholic Herald, Bishop Robert C. Morlino of Madison, Wisconsin, has fired a broadside aimed directly at the hierarchy of the Catholic Church here in the United States.
And in His Excellency’s “letter to the faithful,” Bp Morlino has the guts to call out “sexual sins by bishops, priests, and even cardinals.”
The bishop even went as far as to cite the Pennsylvania Grand Jury Report as well as name Archbishop Theodore McCarrick who Bp Morlino cites as the person responsible for the “McCarrick affair”.
The same Pennsylvania Grand Jury Report specifically notes of well over 300 “predator priests” as well as more than 1,000 victims, as reported by NBC News.
As His Excellency noted in his open letter to the Catholics of his diocese;
These actions, committed by more than a few, can only be classified as evil, evil that cries out for justice and sin that must be cast out from our Church.
Faced with stories of the depravity of sinners within the Church, I have been tempted to despair. And why? The reality of sin — even sin in the Church — is nothing new. We are a Church made of sinners, but we are sinners called to sanctity. So what is new?
What is new is the seeming acceptance of sin by some in the Church, and the apparent efforts to cover over sin by them and others. Unless and until we take seriously our call to sanctity, we, as an institution and as individuals, will continue to suffer the “wages of sin.”
At the heart of the matter of Bp Morlino’s open letter is the convergence of Catholic priests and homosexuality.
As he also penned;
“We’re also talking about homosexual propositions and abuses against seminarians and young priests by powerful priests, bishops, and cardinals. We are talking about acts and actions which are not only in violation of the sacred promises made by some, in short, sacrilege, but also are in violation of the natural moral law for all.
To call it anything else would be deceitful and would only ignore the problem further. These actions, committed by more than a few, can only be classified as evil, evil that cries out for justice and sin that must be cast out from our Church.”
In what many may consider the bishop’s most controversial statement in his open letter, he brings up the question of those seeking to further water-down the Catholic teachings regarding both the homosexual inclination as well as engaging in the homosexual act itself;
“If you’ll permit me, what the Church needs now is more hatred! As I have said previously, St. Thomas Aquinas said that hatred of wickedness actually belongs to the virtue of charity. As the Book of Proverbs says “My mouth shall meditate truth, and my lips shall hate wickedness (Prov. 8:7).” It is an act of love to hate sin and to call others to turn away from sin.
There must be no room left, no refuge for sin — either within our own lives, or within the lives of our communities. To be a refuge for sinners (which we should be), the Church must be a place where sinners can turn to be reconciled. In this I speak of all sin. But to be clear, in the specific situations at hand, we are talking about deviant sexual — almost exclusively homosexual — acts by clerics. We’re also talking about homosexual propositions and abuses against seminarians and young priests by powerful priests, bishops, and cardinals. We are talking about acts and actions which are not only in violation of the sacred promises made by some, in short, sacrilege, but also are in violation of the natural moral law for all.”
It is time to admit that there is a homosexual subculture within the hierarchy of the Catholic Church that is wreaking great devastation in the vineyard of the Lord. The Church’s teaching is clear that the homosexual inclination is not in itself sinful, but it is intrinsically disordered in a way that renders any man stably afflicted by it unfit to be a priest. And the decision to act upon this disordered inclination is a sin so grave that it cries out to heaven for vengeance, especially when it involves preying upon the young or the vulnerable. Such wickedness should be hated with a perfect hatred.
Christian charity itself demands that we should hate wickedness just as we love goodness. But while hating the sin, we must never hate the sinner, who is called to conversion, penance, and renewed communion with Christ and His Church, through His inexhaustible mercy.”
In what seems like music to many traditionally-minded Catholics, Bp Morlino hammered Catholic clerics who seek worldly acceptance by constantly preach of some all-encompassing notion of warm-and-fuzzy “luv” while purposefully ignoring the reality of sin;
“For too long we have diminished the reality of sin — we have refused to call a sin a sin — and we have excused sin in the name of a mistaken notion of mercy. In our efforts to be open to the world we have become all too willing to abandon the Way, the Truth, and the Life. In order to avoid causing offense we offer to ourselves and to others niceties and human consolation.
Why do we do this? Is it out of an earnest desire to display a misguided sense of being “pastoral?” Have we covered over the truth out of fear? Are we afraid of being disliked by people in this world? Or are we afraid of being called hypocrites because we are not striving tirelessly for holiness in our own lives?”
Now that Bishop Morlino is a lone voice crying out in the wilderness, any chance that the remaining 312 Catholic bishops, archbishops, and cardinals will follow suit?
In yet another example of someone in this country illegally committing yet another violent crime, Esteysi “Stacy” Sanchez was found guilty in San Diego County of second-degree murder, gross vehicular manslaughter, and hit-and-run.
Her victim was 69-years-old Jack Tenhulzen, who Sanchez hit with such force, she literally knocked the man out of his shoes as well as completely slamming him out of his trousers. The force was so great, it actually ripped one of his legs from his body.
But in an even more cruel move, when Sanchez initially hit Tenhulzen, he crashed though the passenger side of the window, but Sanchez didn’t as much as stop to see if he might be alive.
Sanchez instead drove another mile, abandoning her vehicle, then ran and hid in her home a full two city blocks away.
Illegal alien Esteysi Sanchez received 15-years-to-life in prison on Wednesday for ramming into a homeless man, sending him through her windshield, causing his leg to separate from his body, and killing him.
Early on the morning of June 27, 2016, Sanchez was driving drunk on her way home in Oceanside, California, when she left the roadway and slammed in to 69-year-old Jack Tenhulzen. He was struck with such force that he flew out of his pants and shoes, through Sanchez’s windshield, lodging him in the passenger side of the vehicle, and separating his leg from his body. The leg was found on the trunk of the vehicle.
Sanchez drove for close to a mile after hitting Tenhulzen before coming to a stop and abandoning the vehicle. Authorities found Sanchez hiding out at her home two blocks from the scene.
During the course of the trial, it was discovered that Sanchez had a blood alcohol level that was “measured at .18 to .19, more than twice the legal limit.”
Sentenced in a Vista, California courthouse, Sanchez was condemned to a 15-years-to-life sentence for her crimes.
Crossing ethnic and racial lines, as seen in the video below one of the protesters marching against illegal aliens is actually an American citizen of Mexican lineage.
In what can only be described as bizarre, former-First Daughter Chelsea Clinton stated at this past weekend’s “Rise Up For Roe” pro-abortion rally held in New York City, that the 1973 Supreme Court decision to legalize abortion has pumped literally trillions of dollars into the American economy.
Doubling as a Brett Kavanaugh bashing, as reported by Breitbart.com, Clinton stated;
It is not a disconnected fact … that American women entering the labor force from 1973 to 2009 added three and a half trillion dollars to our economy. … The net, new entrance of women — that is not disconnected from the fact that Roe became the law of the land in January of 1973.
So, I think, whatever it is that people say they care about, I think that you can connect to this issue. Of course, I would hope that they would care about our equal rights and dignity to make our own choices — but, if that is not sufficiently persuasive, hopefully, come some of these other arguments that you’ve expressed so beautifully, will be.
However, Becket Adams of the Washington Examiner has published three very interesting thoughts regarding Clinton’s less-than-verifiable claim;
First, I thought it wasn’t about the money. I thought it was about choice and personal autonomy. Clinton’s focus here on the supposed economic benefits of Roe is unsettling. To endorse it as a money-generator is one step away from endorsing termination-for-profit. And why not? If Roe added $3.5 trillion to the economy, then let’s up those numbers! Let’s do it and be rich! If personal profit is the real game – well, at least Clinton is being honest. So much for safe, legal, and rare.
Second, there may be a correlation between the $3.5 trillion added to the U.S. economy and the Supreme Court’s Roe v. Wade decision, but it’s not a clear-cut thing.
While we’re here, let’s talk more about the drain that the average cost of obtaining an abortion ( $300 – $800) has been on the U.S economy. Let’s talk also about the cost of eliminating an estimated 60 million persons from the national workforce.
While America has fallen below the fertility rate of 2.1 children born to every couple to an all-time low of 1.8, Clinton failed to mention the potential income of the 60 million+ slaughtered citizens since Roe v. Wade.
With abortion legalized in 1973, the number of Americans in the labor force (according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics) was 85.299 million.
According to the Social Security Administration, the total number in 1973 of those qualified retired workers and their dependents and/or survivors, as well as disabled workers and their dependents stood at 29,513,677.
Using simple math, to calculate the number of workers supporting those drawing SS (divide the larger number by the smaller number), in 1973 the ratio was one SS recipient per 3.29 working Americans pumping their hard earned pay into the government scheme.
For the past 35 years, there have been about 3.3 workers per beneficiary (consistent with the ratio of 30 beneficiaries per 100 workers). After 2030, the ratio will be two workers per beneficiary (consistent with 50 beneficiaries per 100 workers).
For those blessed enough to have children or grandchildren this calendar year, the same Social Security will go broke when they’re 19. As noted by the Social Security Administration;
Benefits are now expected to be payable in full on a timely basis until 2037, when the trust fund reserves are projected to become exhausted.
A member of Geert Wilders (pronounced “Heert Veelders“) populist and very pro-Dutch Party for Freedom (Partij voor de Vrijheid) was found dead after apparently committing suicide.
But what Wilhelmina “Willie” Dille, a former member of the Netherlands parliament and city councilwoman of the Dutch capital city of The Hague, posted to social media just before she took her own life has conservative Dutch citizens in a veritable uproar and demanding answers.
As DutchNews.nl is reporting, Dille posted to Facebook her suicide note claiming that in 2017 she had been kidnapped and gang-raped by a group of Moroccan Muslims;
The video, which showed a pale and thin-looking Dille looking around nervously, was removed from social media shortly after it went online. In it, Dille claims that the gang told her she had to keep her mouth shut in the council debating chamber and that she has been threatened several times since.
She ends by saying she is resigning her council seat and apologizing to her family that she cannot go on.
In a video Dille reportedly posted online earlier in the day, she claimed former PVV parliament member Arnoud van Doorn – who apparently disliked her — ordered the attack, which allegedly happened in early 2017.
Interestingly enough, after van Doorn left the PVV, he converted to Islam in 2012, and until 2014, he served as a member of The Hague city council for the PvdE (The Islamic Party of Unity – Islāmic Partij van de Eenheid).
Even more interesting, the notoriously liberal Dutch media has called out the PvdE for openly supporting the Islamist terrorists of ISIS.
The faction president of the Party for Unity (PvdE) in The Hague has uttered support for the extremist grouping ISIS on his Facebook page. This pro-ISIS stance from Abdoe Khoulani [member of The Hague’s city council] is causing some discomfort in Parliament, and seems to add to the growing debate about current ISIS demonstrations reportedly being planned in The Netherlands.
“Long live Isis” Khoulani writes. “And insha’Allah on to Baghdad to fight the riff-raff there.” According to Trouw, this message was written by the politician in response to the announcement that a pro-ISIS demonstration in The Hague would no longer take place.
Sadly, Dille leaves behind her husband and four adopted children.
The poster child for time travel and condom usage, Chelsea Clinton is scheduled to be the keynote speaker at a New York City baby killing pro-abortion conference that’s also aimed at killing the SCOTUS nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh.
Sponsored by Planned Parenthood Action Fund, NARAL Pro-Choice America, and something called the Demand Justice Initiative, the event entitled “Rise Up For Roe” is seeking to rile-up the deep-pocket Leftists of the Big Apple to mobilize Congressional Democrats in axing Judge Kavanaugh possibly taking a seat on the Supreme Court.
The Aug. 11 event in Manhattan is meant “to talk about the very real threat #Kavanaugh poses to abortion rights,” according to the event’s website.
Planned Parenthood Action Fund, NARAL Pro-Choice America, and the Demand Justice Initiative have organized the New York event as part of a nationwide tour to urge people to consider what most assume to be Kavanaugh’s conservative-aligned views on abortion.
Among the other featured speakers include the likes of Democrat lightweight Sen. Elizabeth “Fauxcahontas” Warren and the always mockable has-been, Alyssa Milano.
This movable train wreck is also scheduled to infect Boston, Mass.; Portland, Ore.; Washington, D.C.; Austin, Tex.; Phoenix Ariz.; Los Angeles, Calif.; Las Vegas, Nev.; Denver, Colo.; and Des Moines, Iowa.
The below video has absolutely nothing to do with the Rise Up For Roe, I just figured you’d had enough of looking at ugly women.
The Houston Astro’s pitching ace Justin Verlander certainly seems to have the good life.
He’s recently wed to über-hottie supermodel Kate Upon, as well as announcing she’s expecting their first child
In 2013, he signed a $202 million contract with his then team, the Detroit Tigers
Since being traded to the rival Houston Astros, Verlander has added a pure gold World Series championship ring, complete with 188 diamonds and sapphires to his jewelry collection
Yeah… it’s good to be the king.
Then factor in that at the age of 35, considered too old by many to even be a starting pitcher of major league caliber, he’s now throwing a career-best miniscule 2.16 ERA.
Nonetheless, Verlander is still a mere mortal. In fact, there was a time not all that long ago he considered killing himself.
After a 2014 season ending shoulder injury that required him going under the knife (and possibly ending a superstar career that was really just starting to shine), the Virginia native found himself in a very, very dark place.
According to Verlander, it’s all because of Upton being there for him in the middle of the 2014 season. That season, Verlander posted a 4.50 ERA — the only time in his career his ERA jumped over 4.00 — and he went 15-12 for the Tigers. The two had known each other since 2012. They married in 2017, almost immediately after Verlander won the World Series with the Astros.
“Who knows if I’m even here if it wasn’t for her?” Verlander told B/R Mag in the feature about how Upton helped him through his struggles. “She was instrumental in me not …l ike, jumping off a bridge. I was depressed and kind of just upset at the world and trying to hide my own s—.”
“I don’t like to talk to people about being hurt,” he said. “As athletes, you’re not supposed to. It’s an excuse … But she was someone I could talk to. I mean, basically a therapist. Somebody I could trust with … worries about my career. Worries about, Can I make it? Worries about what I’m going through to get back. And just the overall s–tiness of it all.”
Unbelievable as it seems, Upton took heat in 2012 when she posed for the now iconic Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue. Some took to social media complaining that Upton was “too fat” to be the showcased model.
Just a few short months ago, Fox News reported of an Islamic jihadist went on a killing spree in the south of France that eventually came to a bloody end in a supermarket.
Screaming “allahu ahkbar!”, Morocco-born Redouane Lakdim ended up killing four and wounding 15 in yet another ISIS terror attack within the borders of the Gallic republic.
Of the dead, the market’s butcher was also a victim of the Muslim terrorist.
But before the dead were even buried, in a heartless example of rubbing salt into the wound, NPR is reporting that a “militant vegan” was given a 7-month suspended sentence for praising the murder of the grocery store’s butcher;
It was after a lone gunman took hostages in a grocery store in the southern French town of Trebes in March. In the incident, the armed extremist killed a police officer and the store’s butcher. The vegan wrote online that it didn’t matter if the butcher was killed because he was a murderer, too.
NPR also cited Brigitte Gothiere of L214, a major French vegan group that defends so-called “animal rights.” As quoted, Gothiere stated “animals are sentient beings and people today know they don’t have to eat animals to be in good health.”
Since then, Fox News is also noting that French butchers are requesting government intercession due to “terror” at the hands of “militant vegans”.
French butchers have no patience for beefs with “militant vegans,” and have asked the government for protection from the “terror” of animal rights activists, who they believe are vandalizing their shops.
On July 18, NPR reported that continued instances of “hardline” and “militant vegans” allegedly defacing butcher shops across the country with fake blood, abusive graffiti and broken windows prompted the president of the French Confederation of Butchery, Butchers and Delicatessen to request government intervention.
According to the BBC, over 15 shops have been attacked in such a way through the last few months.
On a personal note, this leads to quite a predicament — if the murdered butcher really is a murderer himself for killing animals lower on the food chain than himself, as the militant vegans assert, then when to we start arresting cheetahs and lions?
After all, cheetahs and lions “don’t have to eat animals to be in good health.”
Besides… if certain animals had the opportunity to eat you, they most certainly would.
Unfortunately, corporal punishment has long since been outlawed as part of any judicial punishment in the United States.
It’s literally been many decades since a court of law has meted-out a flogging, whipping, caning, or even a good old-fashioned general purpose ass-beating.
But if judicial corporal punishment was ever warranted, a suspected robber in Monroe, North Carolina certainly fits the bill.
As it turns out, the Union County Sherriff’s Office is on the lookout for a teenaged boy identified only as donning a black shirt and camouflaged ballcap.
The young lad’s purported offense? Armed robbery of a 9-year-old’s lemonade stand. As reported by Fox News;
A 9-year-old North Carolina boy manning his lemonade stand Saturday was robbed at gunpoint by a teen who made off with just $17, officials said.
The boy was at his lemonade stand at a roundabout in St. John’s Forest development about 3 p.m. Saturday when a teenager wearing a camouflage hat walked up, pointed a gun at the child’s stomach and demanded he hand over the money he’d earned, Union County police said. Philip Smith, the boy’s father, told FOX46 the cash amounted to about $17.
“Never had an incident like this, never thought this would happen,” Smith told the news station. “It’s pretty low, despicable in my book, and I can’t believe someone would stoop that low to steal money from him.”
Without fail, within five minutes of reading or viewing any of the Establishment Media outlets, you’ll be told that the words “nationalist,” alt-right” or “populist” are somehow on the same level as 40-grit toilet paper or the upside of necrophilia.
Needless to say, this is just another example of the MSM strong-arming us to accepting their definitions.
Rest assured, not only will I not break… I refuse to bend, even a little. So while the likes of the New York Times, CNN, etc, do their best to be the Language Gestapo, let’s break-down what these words really mean.
Nationalism – According to the Merriam-Webster dictionary: loyalty and devotion to a nation; especially : a sense of national consciousness exalting one nation above all others and placing primary emphasis on promotion of its culture and interests as opposed to those of other nations.
Sounds to me like good old-fashioned patriotism, political correctness be damned.
Alt-Right – There is no textbook definition for this word, but know this has nothing to do with Skinheads, the KKK, Nazis or eugenics. After all, the Democrats have cornered the market on eugenics, and when it comes to squashing free speech they certainly give Skinheads, the KKK, and Nazis a run for their money.
Anyhow, the term alt-right was coined in 2008 by philosopher, historian, and columnist Paul Gottfried when he described conservatives who not only rejected totalitarian, big-government Democrats (think Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer), but also in rejecting totalitarian, big-government Republicans (think Lindsay Graham and John McCain).
In its original meaning, alt-right is synonymous with independent conservative or conservatarian.
Personally speaking, alt-righters like me stand against RINOs, The Deep State, and The Swamp. Just like how my president stands against them.
Populism – Again, according to Merriam-Webster: a member of a political party claiming to represent the common people; a believer in the rights, wisdom, or virtues of the common people.