Cult of Personality

Wednesday, January 25, AD 2017

 

The sendoff of Saturday Night Live to the worst President of my lifetime, which is about to stretch back 60 years.  It is sort of precious, the Obama kids all grown up:

 

 

Too bad kids that he doubled the National debt, now at an eye-popping twenty-trillion dollars, presided over a growth-less economy and weakened the US around the globe.  Challenges for your generation to address, or not.   Life is a big learning curve, and if you take anything from the Obama years take this:  reality is not amenable to change by political slogans and wishful thinking, and a lot of people in politics are always ready to sell, at a very high price indeed, magic beans to gullible buyers.

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  • Ben Franklin, “Admiration is the daughter of ignorance.”

    Obama wins the Crowd Size Competition. But, Bush and Nixon had higher average approval ratings than Obama’s 47.9%.

  • Hitler’s Youth had to sing or die in the ovens.(“Sir” means father. Obama did nothing to father our nation. Obama ignored our Founding Fathers.)

  • Was the SNL song meant to mock Obama Worship? Or was it real? I’ve heard both, and nobody seem to know for sure.

  • It’s a disservice to America to believe that there was any form whatsoever of positive race relations ushered in by the first black president. To Sir with Love must be looked upon as a slap in his kisser and a boot in his ass as he trips out the White House.

    https://www.google.com/amp/www.breitbart.com/2016-presidential-race/2016/07/20/cop-deaths-double-2016-amid-obamas-anti-cop-rhetoric/amp/

    Thanks be to God this imposter is toast.

  • I agree with Dave Griffey– it’s hard to tell if SNL is snarky or serious here. I suppose Georg
    Lichtenberg’s aphorism applies best: “A book is a mirror: if an ape looks into it, you can’t
    expect an Apostle to look out”. If someone watching SNL is so blind that they refuse to see
    the damage Obama’s administration has done over the past eight years– to his own party,
    to the rule of law, to world stability, to this nation’s economic and military well-being, and
    to race relations in this country– then when that person looks at this SNL skit, he’s likely
    going to be oblivious to the irony of it all.

  • Clinton.
    Great observation.

  • “Was the SNL song meant to mock Obama Worship? Or was it real?”

    Who knows? SNL in the past has not been noted for being subtle.

  • Somewhere around 10,000,000 babies never got to see, hug or kiss their fathers during Obama’s “rule” [yes-he did refer to his presidency in a public speech in 2008 of his WH time as “under my rule”] because they were killed by their mommys in their mommys’ warm wombs. Ironically, about half of them were black and brown-and each one of them descended from a freed slave had infinitely more African-American blood than Obama, because he had none, being half white and half ArabAmerican. Guy McClung, San Antonio TX

  • The Obama Kids Music Video is more than creepy. It’s frightening, almost idolatry, and puts one in mind of Communist China.

Abraham Lincoln Sums Up the Obama Years

Friday, January 20, AD 2017

“It is said an Eastern monarch once charged his wise men to invent him a sentence to be ever in view, and which should be true and appropriate in all times and situations. They presented him the words, “And this too, shall pass away.” How much it expresses! How chastening in the hour of pride! How consoling in the depths of affliction!”

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  • Sherman did worse to Georgia, but not much.

  • When Obama took office in ‘O8 I wasn’t happy.

    Planning to go ballistic and run wild in the streets wasn’t a thought, however the “tolerant left,” seem to be enthusiastic to continue to divide…not mend the tare.

    Like Trump or not, it’s better than the Clinton Fungus. May God Almighty guide the outsider in our national interest.

    Goodbye traitor.
    Hello President Trump.

  • As we speak, I think American history had decayed into an apologetical subdiscipline. The time it takes for American specialists in the history trade to take their work seriously as something other than a buttress for race-class-gender discourse will delay the advent of sensible assessments of these years. Where that’s not at issue, you can look back after 40 or 50 years and get an idea of an administration. I don’t think time will make BO look any better to an honest man. We have partisan Democrats in our Facebook circle who say the most bizarre things about him (“scandal-free administration”).

  • By certain measures Obama was highly successful. So, I fear that President Trump may not match zero’s achievements: Democrat election losses – 63 House seats, 10 Senate seats and 14 governorships.

  • To quote another famous Black leader “Free at last, free at last. Thank God almighty, I’m free at last.”

  • Touche c matt. Touche. 🙂

  • The commentaries from the ABC, CNN, NBC inaugural event are comical.
    They just can’t get it.

    They are tripping over themselves.

    It’s great.

    The best part is that they can’t admit that their choice for president, Clinton, is WHY this outsider is in the house.

    I love it!

    Pop the cork.
    It’s the “Left” behind party.

  • “By certain measures Obama was highly successful. So, I fear that President Trump may not match zero’s achievements: Democrat election losses – 63 House seats, 10 Senate seats and 14 governorships.”

    And almost a thousand state legislative seats.

  • “Zero’s achievement…”
    Donald.
    With those losses you mentioned, indeed Obama was successful! Thanks Berry!
    One of the GOP’s best friend.

  • I would certainly say Obama was successful in advancing left wing policies. And I would venture to say the left will still have greater control of government bureaucracies (and that’s who really controls our government, not the elected politicians) when Trump leaves office than they did when Obama took office. And to a hard line left wing ideologue like Obama, that’s success.

  • “This too shall pass away.”
    I don’t like it. In good times it seems to ultimately say that nothing really amounts to anything lasting and could lead to a sense of futility, and in bad times it seems to teach us that there’s no sense in trying to change things for the better– it won’t really matter what you do in the long run.
    Inexorable change is a source of insecurity– especially after studying history just enough. That is why we cling to the Lord in Whom there is no shadow of change. The Rock.
    There has been a lot written speculating about Lincoln’s spiritual life and Donald McClarey probably has a lot of insight into it.
    Perhaps when he made that statement about the passing of human events he knew that kind of thinking was a way out of a knot.
    Faced with the slaughter and mayhem of the War and his personal troubles he was seeking that eternal unchanging Truth and steering toward Love even though committing to war seems counter-intuitive to it. A man doesn’t lead like he did if he doesn’t believe it matters.

  • “And I would venture to say the left will still have greater control of government bureaucracies (and that’s who really controls our government, not the elected politicians) when Trump leaves office than they did when Obama took office.”

    How?

  • How? Do you really have to ask that question? The government bureaucracies have been growing for decades as it is. And Trump has really put forth no real plan to change that. In fact, his “infrastructure” plans will actually grow government bureaucracies.

  • “Do you really have to ask that question?”

    You really have no conception yet Greg of what a Black Swan event Trump is do you? Trump is going to govern as he campaigned judging from his inaugural speech and he will go to war with anything or anyone that stands in his way.

    http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/trump-announces-regulatory-freeze-in-first-executive-orders/article/2612536

    http://thehill.com/policy/finance/314991-trump-team-prepares-dramatic-cuts

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/powerpost/wp/2016/11/21/trump-republicans-plan-to-target-government-workers-benefits-and-job-security/?utm_term=.b569170307db

    Before you engage in gloom and doom prophecies wait for six months. Trump is sui generis and people who underestimate him have a very bad track record for the past year and a half.

  • Philip…the word “tare” is most appropriate ! Obama has spent 8 years being just like the man in the Parable…the Parable about the man who spent all night sowing “tares” in his neighbor’s field. TR

  • Timothy Reed.

    If a grammatical errors can be found in come boxes on TAC, undoubtedly they will be under my name. Proud? No. I apologize.

    Your take on my mistake however is cleaver and most appropriate.
    Obama has been sabotaging the field.
    Very good.

    For the record…tear. 🐒

  • Philip….I admire you, Lad. There are people who cannot explain their own errors so eloquently. TR.

  • Eloquence?

    It is more acceptance than eloquence.
    I continue to work in a field that does nothing to sharpen the full noodle that is above my shoulders, but my heart has been expanding each year that I stay in the trenches. I love our elders. I wash them with Christ’s heart in the morning. Make them laugh in their long lonely hours in what is not their home. Pray with them and stay with them to their last breath if providence provides.

    Eloquence?

    No.
    Just aware of my many faults.
    TAC has been very patient with me over the course of the last four years.

    I thank them, and you.
    Your career as a patrolman is / was a heart expanding endeavor. Who else could walk in harm’s way to care for the addict, mentality ill or fearfully terrified individual who has lost all sense of reality.

    Doing your job was another chance for the fear ridden to be healed by our Merciful Savior.

    Well done officer.

  • When I was nine years old, I was diagnosed with a rare bone disease that was destroying my body. The best doctors promised my parents that I was going to be bed-ridden, in traction, for years. After which, I was only going to be able to walk with crutches and braces, for life. I was never going to be able to become either a Police Officer, or a Soldier. In my autobiography entitled, “Wings held up by Hope”, I relay those years in the hospital and the struggle to walk again. Those same doctors, who guaranteed me a life of disability, wrote me up in their Journal as a “Miracle Child”. God raised me up for His purposes ! I have two pictures on my dresser. One shows me standing with my brothers and sisters, held up by the crutches and braces. The other picture shows me working with my K9 ( Ex ) outside of my barracks in Germany, wearing the uniform of a Military Policeman. The time lapse between those pictures is exactly Six Years ! The book, “Wings held up by Hope”, by Timothy Reed, is available at all major book outlets. And I am not trying to sell books. I have something to say about the Lord’s love ! TR

  • Beautiful.

    God is so good.
    He is the end of all things, has the last say, searches hearts and sees to completion His works in us.

    Especially the ones that the world has defined.

    In my care at the moment I have a 96 y.o. Family Practitioner. Still very coherent, he speaks of the relationship between his abilities and God’s influence. He had found the balance of Science and the creator of Science. In that relationship he testifies of never loosing any of the deliveries, over 1,000, and attributes the successful deliveries of newborns in the most difficult positions and circumstances to his willingness to pray and believe in the Divine physician.

    Your message is one I wish to read.

    Please direct me to your internet purchase site where I may obtain a copy of “Wings held up by Hope.” Amazon?

    Miraculous outcomes are glorious testimonials to the love God has for all his children.

    Looking forward to your book.

  • Timothy Reed.

    Just ordered your story through Amazon.

    Peace.

  • Thanks Philip. I guess I never was able to completely work thru my experiences as a child. For, when I first sat at the PC and began to write about my hospital experiences, I had to get up often and walk around my den, crying like a little child. And each time I sat down to work on my book, I prayed and asked the Lord to keep me from saying anything that would challenge another’s Faith. My book is dedicated to Him. Timothy R.

  • TR.
    🙂

    Fear not!

    Giving witness for His glory is priceless.

  • “You really have no conception yet Greg of what a Black Swan event Trump is do you?”

    I do understand the Black Swan event, but Trump himself is as white as every other swan in the pond. He has effectively exploited the cult follower like tendencies of those who have made up his most ardent supporters. Watching these people deny that which has unfolded before their very eyes with everything from Trump melting down like a three year old during the primary debates to his brushing away his bragging about engaging in sexual assault as mere “locker room talk” is disturbing to put it mildly. If Barack Obama had struck a deal like what Trump did with Carrier, DaDonald’s supporters would have rightly condemned it. But they are gushing over Trump doing it. On a somewhat positive note, the Trump phenomena did expose much of the conservative punditocracy as the unprincipled sycophants they really are, especially Sean Sycophannity (er, Hannity).

    “Trump is going to govern as he campaigned..”

    At what point during his campaign are we talking about Donald? For example, although now he talks tough about defunding Planned Parenthood, but just as recent as the later primary debates, he was singing the praises of PP and was, at best, non-committal about defunding them.

    “and he will go to war with anything or anyone that stands in his way.”

    Donald Trump will only go to war with those he knows he can bully. Look at how he reacted during the debates to tough questions. And his treatment of Megyn Kelly. It was Trump who had the vendetta against her more than the other way around. That’s why Trump only went on shows where he got his buttocks massaged by people like Hannity and O’Reilly. Megyn Kelly refused to act like his surrogate anymore than she would Hillary or any of her surrogates. And Trump couldn’t take it. Her exchange with Newt Gingrich showed just how low his surrogates were willing to stoop to protect him.

    “Before you engage in gloom and doom prophecies wait for six months.”

    I’ll do better than six months. I’ll give it four years. Trump’s plan to “improve” our infrastructure will involve spending on a massive scale that would more than offset any savings made by any of these things you link to. And that’s assuming these things will actually take effect. And on that note, you apparently don’t understand who controls the Federal Government on a day-to-day basis. It’s not elected politicians, it’s the entrenched career bureaucrats. And to actually get a hold on the growth of government, you have to do more than elect the right people. You have to get people in these career positions who share a conservative view of government. This is something the left has understood for a century and the right, by and large, refuses to understand. Presidents are there for eight years at the most and individual political appointees are four and out the door at best. But the careerists remain long afterward and further consolidate their power as time goes on. That’s just basic inertia. And that’s what I have seen over the last 24 years as a federal civil servant. If that’s what takes place at the very low level I am at, you know it is even more the case the higher you go up.

    Sui Generis? Yes and no. No, in that his views (such as they are on any given day) are not unique. In many respects, he is a Teddy Roosevelt Bull Moose wannabe. Yes, in that he is the first third party candidate to win the presidency, albeit under the banner of one of the two parties.

    I don’t underestimate him. I just don’t trust him. He masterfully exploited an overcrowded GOP field. To win against such a field, you have to be able to stand out like salt and a pepper shaker. And Trump did exactly that! He was able to portray himself as an outsider when he was and is really nothing of the sort. He was also able to take advantage of people like Ted Cruz’s kissing his ass in the early campaign while Trump was stealing the anti-establishment mantle from him. I think it is safe to say that Cruz, for all his conservative orthodoxy, is a moronic, self-serving demagogue.

    Trump is better than Hillary and Obama, but he is still a gutter rat.

  • ‘I do understand the Black Swan event”
    No, you don’t. Trump should have had absolutely no chance in this race, especially being outspent two to one, with virtually the entire media against him. He broke all the campaign rules and won. Absolutely astonishing.

    “At what point during his campaign are we talking about Donald?”

    He is not making peace with the establishment, he is going to war against it. His inaugural speech was a declaration of war against business as usual as practiced in this country since the 60’s.

    “Donald Trump will only go to war with those he knows he can bully.”

    Simply not true. In the last campaign he beat both parties, the media, the entertainment establishment and academia.

    “I’ll do better than six months. I’ll give it four years.”

    Good.

    “And on that note, you apparently don’t understand who controls the Federal Government on a day-to-day basis. It’s not elected politicians, it’s the entrenched career bureaucrats.”

    Scott Walker in Wisconsin has provided a blueprint to Trump to cow public employee unions. Trump is already demonstrating with the National Park Service who is in control.

    http://www.cnn.com/2017/01/21/politics/trump-national-park-service-tweets/index.html

    “Trump is better than Hillary and Obama, but he is still a gutter rat.”

    In many ways I think that is correct. He is not a gutter rat to be underestimated. I made that mistake before and I will not make it again.

  • The power of the press! They have been embarrassed by this black swan. . They are like a wasp nest that Trump and voters just hit with a stick. They are going to get meaner and meaner. Something about Trump’s run and win brought out who/what people are deep inside. The snarks are snarkier while the optimists are more optimistic than ever.

  • The “entrenched career bureaucrats”, in Russia, both during the Soviet era and today, are called the “Nomenclatura”. The simularities between them and our ECB is striking, and terrifying. A good place to start, if one wishes to see what they are capable of, is with studying what happened to Yuri Andropov. TR.

Obama Commutes Sentence of Un-Repentant Terrorist

Wednesday, January 18, AD 2017

 

 

I have been highly critical of President Obama.  In the closing days of his term in office I see that I have not been critical enough:

 

The last imprisoned member of the Puerto Rican independence group that terrorized New York in the 1970s will be a free man in May — 20 years ahead of schedule.

President Obama granted a commutation Tuesday to FALN mastermind Oscar López Rivera, who’s served 35 years of his 55-year sentence.

During the 1970s and 80s, López Rivera was part of FALN, or Fuerzas Armadas de Liberación Nacional, a group seeking to liberate Puerto Rico from U.S. control.

FALN placed more than 130 bombs in American cities — including one in New York on Jan. 24, 1975. The explosive went off in busy Fraunces Tavern during lunch hour. Four people died, including Frank Connor, a 33-year-old father.

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  • I’m reminded of those “B” grade horror movies when near the climax, the good guy removes the good-looking rubber face and reveals his true identity–usually grotesque or Satanic. I’m predicting a last minute pardon for Hillary. It will thus, with perfect timing, take the news and public eyes off of Trump’s inauguration as president. Payback is the Chicago way.

  • Corrupt center left (redundant) double standards update: Exposing to Wikileaks DNC emails is treason; exposing US military secrets (like troop strength, dispositions, covert operators) – NO BIG DEAL.

    Also disgusting is the idiot media (redundant) referring to this sac of human flotsam as “she.”

  • Birds of a feather. Look at the big picture. Obama, Holder, Lynch, Clinton, Pelosi, Reid, Dodd, Frank, et al did more extensive and lasting damage to America and Americans than all the bombers and all the jihadis.

  • Transgender soldier who aided the enemy is another one to add to Obama’s list of unsung heroes and heroines.

    https://www.google.com/amp/s/amp.cnn.com/cnn/2017/01/17/politics/chelsea-manning-sentence-commuted/index.html

    Obama is leaving behind a legacy of failures. Race relations, healthcare, abuses to freedom of religion, aggressive anti-life measures to have taxpayer funded abortions and placing our daughters in harm’s way with his unthinkable bathroom legislation.

    This egomaniac has trashed America.

    It’s fitting that his heroes and heroines are terrorist.

  • I’m a lot less worried about a Hillary pardon than all of these others. Corrupt politician is a substantially less bad than terrorist or traitor. I’m not a fan of Hillary or a pardon for her, but I just don’t want her to distract us from some pretty despicable pardons that have taken place.

  • If you read back issues of Harper’s, The New York Review of Books and The Nation from about 1985, you know what Obama thinks. If you read Sowell’s Vision of the Anointed and Hollandar’s Political Pilgrims, you will have deft dissections and histories of that thinking. Obama’s not at all unusual among the bourgeois advanced-degree types that populate the Democratic Party. He’s an indicator of cultural pathology, rather like pus. He hung around Wm. Ayers and Bernadine Dohrn, he’s indulgent with idiotic murderous PR nationalists, he’s indulgent with the Castro brothers. He is that way because in his social circles, it’s status-lowering to be repelled by such people. It’s also status-lowering to call Bradley Manning what he is: an attention whore who has spent the last 15 years making everyone around him miserable and injuring people and institutions which succored him. That a faction of the left admires this man and that you’d really have to scrounge to find a leftist who despises him is indicative of just what the left values and what their moral sentiments are really worth.

  • Art Deco.

    🐛 When Obama was given the infamous honor of having a parasitic worm named after him, I knew from that moment on, that finally someone else understood the moral sentiments of the first black president.

  • This was posted on September 8th..
    Birthday present of sorts from our Lady, or just coincidence?

    http://www.breitbart.com/tech/2016/09/08/barack-obama-officially-a-parasite-after-scientists-name-worm-after-president/

  • A terrorist has declared war on America, disenfranchised himself and ought to be tried under the articles of war. An unrepentant murderer who has refused to admit his crimes must be kept under lock and key to protect the citizens from jeopardy of life. Obama shows who he really is: a murderer with no conscience nor concern to represent his constituents. Obama disenfranchises himself every time he ignores his constituents; every American citizen. Obama must be impeached.

  • Overheard : Whispered conversation between Obama and the Russian Ambassador, ‘Tell Vladimir me and Rivera will have more flexability when I leave the White House.’ Timothy R.

  • I emphatically agree with T. Shaw. How the Obama govt can consider revelations on DNC emails to be equivalent to treason, but revelations on military preparedness is a no never mind is frankly astounding and unfathomable.
    .
    I also agree that the only reason the sentence of this person – now neither a “he” nor a “she” but an “it” – has been commuted is because this person joined the ranks of Obama’s legions of LGBTQ sexual perverts in self-mutilation which the left regards as more heroic than a CIA agent or a soldier or marine giving his life on the battlefield.
    .
    These among many other reasons are why I truly hate the left. Even on its worst days of RINO-ism, the right could never equal the left in such a blatant display of hypocrisy.

  • Roberts’ Rule of Order, Point of Information. Each four years the people of Puerto Rico vote in a referendum as to their desires: commonwealth/status quo, independence, or statehood. The status quo remains due to the voters’ choice. Obama has perpetuated the left’s lie (it’s all lies) that Puerto Rico is a “colony” and that Puerto Rican “freedom fighters” are morally-bound to kill innocent Americans to overturn the votes of the majority of the people of Puerto Rico.

  • T.Shaw…that alone makes Obama a terrorist. Maybe we can get him on the “no fly list”. Timothy R.

  • It comforts me to know that we are seeing only that which the Lord allows us to see. Remember Dathan ?
    TR

  • And over 300 major drug dealers.

  • It has been more than apparent who Obama is for years.

  • He is the “Flim Flam Man “. Which shell do you thing it’s under ? Timothy R.

Obama: Founder of the Modern Republican Party

Monday, December 19, AD 2016

 

Michael Goodwin sums up the Obama years:

 

So this is how it ends — in a whimper wrapped in self-pity and recriminations. With President Obama on the defensive at his final press conference and Hillary Clinton’s last campaign event resembling a wake, the Democratic Party is limping off the stage and into the political winter.

It was supposed to sit atop the national power pyramid for decades, a new paradigm of liberals, progressives, the young, the old, the unions and blacks, Latinos, Muslims and Asians.

The torch would be passed from Obama to Clinton, a liberal Supreme Court would vastly expand executive power and the regulatory state would enforce climate-change orthodoxy on all industry and elitist dictates on every American. Globalism would be the new patriotism.

But a funny thing happened on the way to one-party dominance: The people who work for a living said no, hell no. Their revolt brings Donald Trump to the White House amid hopes of a revival of the economy and of the American spirit.

Thoroughly beaten, the Dems are at their lowest point in nearly a century. From the White House to Congress to statehouses, they are on the outside looking in.

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  • Outstanding! Let’s hear it for schadenfreude. Next target, Pope Francis.

    Most so called liberals will go along with the Trump agenda because if nothing else it’s a winning combination and there’s money in it. Only the die-hards will resist the Trump agenda. What Liberals have for sale is disunity, distrust, and dis-ingenuousness. The dogs don’t want it, won’t eat it.

  • Cenk Uygur has the worst traits of a partisan combined with the worst traits of a lawyer. He will argue any position if it protects his side. He’d stop mid-sentence and switch positions, Ministry of Truth style, if it were required of him. And since he doesn’t have a point to make, he’s always attacking his enemies.

Notre Dame: Obama Yes, Trump No

Friday, December 9, AD 2016

 

 

I am shocked, shocked.  Matt Archbold brings us the news that Notre Dame, which gave pro-abort Obama a thunderous reception as their guest of honor at the 2009 commencement, is considering not inviting President Trump:

In surprising comments reported by The Observer, Father John Jenkins, president of the University of Notre Dame, said he is considering not inviting Donald Trump to speak at this spring’s commencement ceremony — a break from the university’s tradition of inviting new presidents to speak at graduation.

“I do think the elected leader of the nation should be listened to. And it would be good to have that person on the campus — whoever they are, whatever their views,” he said. “At the same time, the 2009 Commencement was a bit of a political circus, and I think I’m conscious that that day is for graduates and their parents — and I don’t want to make the focus something else.”

“My concern a little bit is that, should the new president come, it may be even more of a circus,” he said.

Fr. Jenkins infamously hosted and honored President Barack Obama, the most radically pro-abortion president in our country’s history, in 2009. The Cardinal Newman Society garnered more than 367,000 petitions against Notre Dame’s honor of Obama in 2009, and 83 U.S. bishops publicly opposed the commencement honor. Fr. Jenkins has defended honoring Obama on multiple occasions since 2009.

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  • Fr. Jenkins..in all due non-respect, go fly a kite!

    What a farce and bold face hypocrite.
    His leadership reminds me of the Religious souls suffering in hell. If Fr. Jenkins makes it to purgatory it would be a shock!

    Please pass on giving Norte Dame support until this university is Catholic. Not Catholic in name only. For the good people who work and study in Norte Dame, God bless you. Remember Fr. Norman Weslin! Please remember him. The hero of May 16th 2009. Hand cuffs and all.

    To the board members of Norte Dame..SHAME on you.

  • I twittered a link to this post to . I think more people should do this. Let Notre Dame know that Fr Jenkins needs to repent.

  • Darn! My comment was supposed to say that I twittered it to @nd_news. The Notre Dame news twitter page.

  • The Catholic academy is frivolous and run by poseurs in clericals? Say it ain’t so….

  • The pro-infanticide president is welcome but the pro-business guy is not?

  • FND – Don’t ask me to spell it out.

  • “he pro-infanticide president is welcome but the pro-business guy is not?”

    Because they are likely pro-infanticide and anti-business.

  • I’m not sure where abortion ranks anymore on the Catholic morality priority list, but it could be seen that this is saying no to Trump because of Obama. Because of the ‘circus’ that swirled around the Obama appearance, perhaps he doesn’t want it repeated.

  • Dave Griffey.

    Catholic University Dave.
    Catholic.

    I disagree with the excuse that Fr. John Jenkins is truly trying to avoid the “circus.”

    The circus has three rings, and in the center is himself, barking the social justice doctrine that squashes the rights of the innocent by awarding Joe Biden the highest honor bestowed by the university in humanitarian excellence. In the ring to the right is the clown act. Obama, the most pro-death president to date. Not just pro-death, but willing to penalize businesses that won’t supply their employees with insurance coverages that contain abortifacients. The left ring Dave?
    Well that’s reserved for mom and dad. They pick up the colossal excrement left over by the dog and pony show that is liberal progressive inteligencia that can not accept the teaching of the Catholic Church regarding abortion, but gave no problem pretending to be Catholic.

    That Dave is B— S—!

    Their the circus.
    Grab some cotton candy and enjoy the show.

  • … sorry for the typos;( have no problem…)
    and (That’s the circus)…not Their the circus.

  • “A sucker born every minute.” P.T. Barnum had Fr. Jenkins in mind; http://www.lifenews.com/2016/12/09/abortion-activists-will-march-on-washington-in-january-to-declare-abortion-a-human-right/

    Human rights?

    Go Norte Dame Go! Margaret Sanger would of been proud to have given an opportunity to address the new grads! If only….

  • ND fought tooth and nail to host and honor pro-abortion Obama. ND was
    happy to weather the protests from over 100 US bishops, ignored and side-
    lined the objections of their then-Ordinary Bishop D’Arcy, had faithful Catholic
    students and even priests arrested and prosecuted for protesting, and expended
    a great deal of their ever-diminishing credibility as a Catholic institution defending
    their determination to host and honor our baby-killer-in-chief.
    .
    Notre Dame loves abortion and sees nothing wrong with it. All of their sophistries
    aside, that’s really what ND is about here. I’d sooner cut off my hands than let
    someone i loved either attend or send them a dime. A pox on the once-Catholic
    Notre Dame.

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  • Here is a case where NOT being invited is a greater honor.

    Notre Dame is the Archbishop Cupich of “Catholic” Colleges.

  • My husband and I belong to a club and enjoy social time with several good people whose children are just at that age they are going to college (we ourselves are somewhat older, but our children just younger due to late marriage.)
    .
    Ah, the college application and decision process!!
    .
    I smile, or something, whenever I hear that Little Johnny (or Jane) is going to Loyola or ND, or Fordham or whatever Catholic University. They will receive a remarkable education there, surely.
    .
    As far as I know, my husband and I are the only committed Catholics. Granted, my commitment lacks considerable enthusiasm these days. It just would not occur to me to allow my child to go to undergrad at a Catholic university.
    .
    As I type this, my second child just finished up reading the Bible at the breakfast table. Off to take the ACT in an hour.
    .
    They children’s father reads the Bible daily. I’d like the boys to continue with that. I fear it won’t happen if they go to a Catholic University. Worse, I fear they will completely lose what little Catholicism they have, and will be lost completely.

  • Notre Dame is Catholic in name only,

  • No doubt if Hillary had won she would be invited and worshiped by ND….

  • Notre Dame University should be bought by Trump so he can tell the administration: “You’re fired!”

  • @ Tim.

    Agreed. The Grotto might have had a make over. Out with our Lady and in her place a likeness of Margret Sanger. ND. A victim of identity crisis.

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  • . Stephen Bannon from the Trump camp and Breibart has been roasted for 24 hours now here in the NY harbor media cult….for saying something in Breibart about a “renegade Jew”. David Horowitz, a Jew, actually wrote it and zings them all here: http://www.breitbart.com/2016-presidential-race/2016/11/14/horowitz-anti-bannon-hysteria-more-evidence-the-left-has-lost-touch-with-the-american-people/

    Hopefully this will kill the Bannon hunt by the 6:30 news….naaahhh.

  • (chucke)
    So will Donald Trump. Obama really just doesn’t get it – can’t understand why anyone – let alone Trump – would think he is the worst president in US history.
    Just look at his legacy out there rioting – distraught because they think they will lose all their baubles that were promised.

  • Good to see a comment by you Don! I was a bit worried when I heard about the earthquakes in New Zealand.

  • PBS tonight at 7 PM used the “renegade Jew” headline along with two others as though Bannon was involved in it and as though a Jew did not write it about another Jew ….hours after its author, Horowitz, explained. Nor did the guest experts know of the real story.

  • Obama read something other than a teleprompter? I’m amazed…I don’t think he ever read a book in his life.

  • Worst President? Hmmmnnn!
    Let’s have a contest. Jackson? Maybe a good beginner. Wilson? Good runner. And Obama? Finishes last, or should we say first. PS: President on his way out after two terms and we don’t know enough of his prior biography to fill a single page.

  • Alls well Don. Just sent you an e-mail.

  • Well, Obama gives Trump a low bar for sure. He doesn’t have to do much to appear like a genius.

  • Penguins Fan, I am pretty sure he read “Rules for Radicals.”

  • I see hatred here and I fear it.

  • Neither hatred nor fear Bobby, but a President being hoisted on his own petard.

  • President on his way out after two terms and we don’t know enough of his prior biography to fill a single page.

    We know plenty. It’s just none of it is very interesting. Two undistinguished years in Congress. Eight undistinguished years in the Illinois legislature (helpful to Michelle’s compensation, though). A failure at the Chicago Annenberg Challenge. Twelve undistinguished years on the faculty of the University of Chicago Law School (verry undistinguished: he published nothing – at a research university!). About 4 years (pro-rating part-time and seasonal work) working in law offices as a clerk or associate. Three undistinguished years as a salaried public nuisance for some Alinskyite outfit in Chicago (I think they got the Chicago Housing Authority to do something-or-other about asbestos), and a couple of years as a copy editor at a company which produces corporate newsletters. You seldom encounter someone who has spent their adult life ticket punching this way.

  • Bobby Driscoll, How about specifics of hatred and what you fear?

  • Not to quibble Art, but that took but 106 words. Is it not galling that he is declared a genius but his educational records are concealed. and Hillary, whom we are told is one of the one hundred smartest lawyers in the country, failed the D.C. Bar exam.

    Bobby Driscoll, I hate no one except for Old Scratch. I do hate the sham, deception and cant that has come to serve as political discourse for nigh unto a generation. I hate sin, most especially my own but I Hate no one. That does not mean I have to like anyone in particular. On this I plead my case; one is an act of the will, the other is merely an emotional reaction.

  • Is it not galling that he is declared a genius but his educational records are concealed.

    He graduated magna cum laude from Harvard Law School (which uses blind grading on examinations, I’m told). His general intelligence is more than adequate. He’s just not interested in much of anything. There are some interesting curios re BO’s career, but they all related to the period of time after 2003. People have spent years trying to manufacture mysteries that just arent’ there (the hoo ha about Frank Marshall Davis, for example).

The Parasite Obama

Saturday, September 10, AD 2016

 

Too easy:

Other presidents have mountains named after them. They’re the namesakes for high schools, boulevards, space centers, libraries, airports, and elk. George Washington has the capital of our country named for him, for crying out loud.

But how many of them have the dubious honor of being the namesake for a parasitic worm?

World, meet Baracktrema obamai, a deadly turtle pathogen named in honor of our current president. Believe it or not, it’s supposed to be a compliment.

The new genus and species of parasitic flatworm was introduced this week in an article in the Journal of Parasitology. The tiny creatures, which are the thickness of a human hair, invade the lungs of freshwater turtles in Malaysia, often with deadly consequences.

Thomas Platt, a turtle disease expert who discovered the new species shortly before his recent retirement from St. Mary’s College, said that the name is meant to honor President Obama — not gross him out. Though most people (understandably) aren’t big parasite fans, Platt has a deep respect for the resilient little creatures.

They “face incredible obstacles to complete their [life cycles] and must contend with the immune system of the host in order to mature and reproduce,” he said in a statement.

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  • What did the flat worm do to cause the scientist to name it after Obama?

  • He was once a copy editor for a commercial company which produced corporate newsletters, pretty close to a zero marginal product job, but at least something a private party was willing to hire him to do uncoerced.

    After he left that job, he spent the next 11 years pestering people in various ways (and being paid a salary for it). He had a sideline at the UoC Law School teaching boutique courses, another zero-marginal-product job. Then he landed in the conventicle called the ‘Illinois legislature’ and from thence to Congress (courtesy the gremlin who kept passing his opponent’s divorce records to the newspapers uncrupulous enough to publish them). As we speak, his legacy is the ISIS disaster, the ruin of any residual professionalism in the IRS and the Department of Justice; making the military a toy theatre for grotesque social experiments; Dodd-Frank; and a policy monument to himself which is collapsing under the weight of adverse selection.

    This biologists couldn’t have administered more condign punishment.

  • For comedy gold, read the comments on Breitbart about the parasite. The scientist is supposedly a fifth cousin of Obumbler.

  • This is truly just memorial to that parasitic worm in the White House.

  • How sweet it is!

    Thanks for making my day!
    EEOT fiction can’t be outdone by this reality.
    Worm indeed!

    (Breitbart, here I come.). Thanks PF

  • If his presidency will be forgotten, the parasite will not. What a fitting memorial!

  • This news has been traveling fast.
    A report from the Jasper Dog Park in BC tells of an owner of a pitbull / black Labrador mix having spent an hour running around the park dragging it’s ass. The owner stated; “I wasn’t sure what was bothering Michelle, until I saw the long ugly Obama coming out of its behind.”

    Even though the classification of worm is different, it’s interesting to note the wide acceptance of this honorable mention, and how people have embraced it. The worm will live on….but not it’s namesake.

Gun to a Knife Fight

Wednesday, August 10, AD 2016

 

 

Remember the outrage among the media when Obama said this back in 2008:

 

Chozick, June 13, 2008: He [Obama] warned that the general election campaign could get ugly. “They’re going to try to scare people. They’re going to try to say that ‘that Obama is a scary guy,’ ” he said. A donor yelled out a deep accented “Don’t give in!”

“I won’t but that sounded pretty scary. You’re a tough guy,” Obama said.

“If they bring a knife to the fight, we bring a gun,” Obama said. “Because from what I understand folks in Philly like a good brawl. I’ve seen Eagles fans.”

 

Neither do I.

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  • I’m firmly in the camp of those asking if Trump was trying to lose, how would his campaign look any different. But all the Henny Pennys out there need to be told to stop the thumb sucking and put their big boy pants on.

    They should probably change their panties first, though.

  • The rolling out the opposition’s errors is a common Trump defense, not common here mind you. “Our candidate screwed up, but remember when your guy…” Fix the first part of the sentence, and you won’t be constantly having to tell people what to remember. Fix the first part, and you won’t have waste effort and precious air time playing “But he did it to ma” games.

  • No I don’t remember the media outrage either. Do I remember right? …that when Gabby Giffords was shot by a crazy man the first response of some was concern about Sarah Palin using target symbols on a map.

  • “The rolling out the opposition’s errors is a common Trump defense, not common here mind you. “Our candidate screwed up, but remember when your guy…” Fix the first part of the sentence, and you won’t be constantly having to tell people what to remember. Fix the first part, and you won’t have waste effort and precious air time playing ‘But he did it to ma’ games.”

    Trump has made unforced errors. But not near as many as the media would have you believe. If Trump were perfect, the media/DNC machine would find things wrong with him. This is the politics of personal destruction m–pure & simple. There is nothing wrong with pointing out the media’s bias & hypocrisy. And there are a plethora of both to point out.

  • The Christian Teacher,
    1. Even if you remove Trump’s unearned errors, there is still a treasure trove to work with.
    2. The media is biased. What Republican or conservative (not the case with Trump) go into an election and not know this? What has the candidate done to prepare? Trump’s strategy has been not to avoid giving the media ammunition; he’s giving it to them in an effort to rattle their cages and steal the spotlight. Careful. Live by the sword, die by the sword.
    3. Pointing out media bias and hypocrisy is okay, but does very little to win an election. Better to use the opportunity to speak to the American people about the subject at heart. For instance, the heart of this issue is the 2nd Amendment. Trump would have been better served using the spotlight on the importance of the 2nd Amendment past, present, and future. Works great for Dems. They get caught trading baby body parts. They pivot the conversation to women’s rights and “health” issues and the positive services PP provides.

  • The only take away from this micro aggression against the thumb-sucking juice box mafia is that the NRA is about to drop 3 million in support of a fair weather friend.

  • “2. The media is biased. What Republican or conservative (not the case with Trump) go into an election and not know this? What has the candidate done to prepare? Trump’s strategy has been not to avoid giving the media ammunition; he’s giving it to them in an effort to rattle their cages and steal the spotlight. Careful. Live by the sword, die by the sword.”

    1. Maybe you think we should have more losing Republican candidates like John McCain and Mitt Romney lose to Hillary. 2. Trump beat 11 other highly qualified men & a woman to prepare. 3. Trump knows about the media. Like GW Bush, he just doesn’t care too much WHAT they say. 4. The media can find and/or make of a treasure trove of horrendous faults for anyone who is running against a liberal Democrat.

  • 1. No. And I lump Trump in that group. What he makes up with the few conservative stands the others don’t have, he loses with his whole style. On the whole, NY Democrat.
    2. Trump won because he was running against one other candidate. It was Trump vs. the not Trump. The high number of not Trumps diluted the voting potency of the voting block.
    3. Trump cares what the media says. He intends to play them. When Hugh tried to get him to alter his statement about Hillary and ISIS, Hugh provided what he should say. Trump responded saying that’s how Hugh would say it but the way Trump says it will get media attention. He very much cares whether the media is paying attention to him. Not so with GW.
    4. With Trump, they don’t need to find faults. Trump delivers right to their door step.

  • “1. No. And I lump Trump in that group. What he makes up with the few conservative stands the others don’t have, he loses with his whole style. On the whole, NY Democrat.
    2. Trump won because he was running against one other candidate. It was Trump vs. the not Trump. The high number of not Trumps diluted the voting potency of the voting block.
    3. Trump cares what the media says. He intends to play them. When Hugh tried to get him to alter his statement about Hillary and ISIS, Hugh provided what he should say. Trump responded saying that’s how Hugh would say it but the way Trump says it will get media attention. He very much cares whether the media is paying attention to him. Not so with GW.
    4. With Trump, they don’t need to find faults. Trump delivers right to their door step.”

    1. You can’t have it both ways.

    2. Trump won because he beat everyone else.

    3. That was part of his method during the primary. GW Bush won the presidency but lost the US House because of the foolish manner in which he prosecuted the war in the Middle East. As Trump has stated, we would be much better off if GW Bush and Obama had simply stayed home & slept rather than take action in the Middle East. What a complete humanitarian, ongoing, genocidal disaster we have on our hands because of their actions/inactions–with no end in sight.

    4. Reread my earlier point on this.

Prison Cuba

Monday, March 21, AD 2016

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A reminder that as our President makes nice with the jailers who run it, Cuba is a vast island prison:

 

 

Pérez was among more than 200 arrested yesterday, according to Patriotic Union of Cuba (UNPACU) leader José Daniel Ferrer, who attested to the arrest of 209 members of his group in Oriente, the eastern end of Cuba. In contrast, the Cuban government arrested about 250 dissidents throughout the entirety of Pope Francis’ visit in September.

In addition to those taken to jail, at least one is being held under house arrest without charge. The man: Zaqueo Báez, who made international headlines in September for daring to approach Pope Francis’ vehicle in Havana and say the word “freedom” within earshot of the pontiff. Báez was beaten severely in front of the pope and taken to prison, facing criminal charges for disturbing the peace. Pope Francis later denied any knowledge of the incident despite his proximity to it.

The Cuban dissident community has loudly opposed President Obama’s visit, arguing that his presence on the island would embolden the Cuban government to act more violently against pro-democracy activists. “These sorts of visits bring a lot of collateral damage,” dissident Marta Beatriz Roque said in February.

Studies of Castro regime behavior following President Obama’s announcement in December 2017 that he would be establishing diplomatic ties with the Castro dictatorship show that Havana has become more oppressive and violent against those who demand to live in a democratic society. “There has been no substantial improvement in regard to human rights and individual freedoms on the island… [The Cuban government] has adapted its repressive methods in order to make them invisible to the scrutinizing, judgmental eyes of the international community, but it has not reduced the level of pressure or control over the opposition,” a report by the Czech NGO People in Need concluded in December.

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  • By the grace of God, and in opposition of the temptation otherwise, I hate no one. Nonetheless, I despise Communism and all its works. It is a Satanic manifestation. I cannot comprehend how anyone can “make nice” with the Castro’s.

  • We have a commie loving Pope and Prez!

  • Speaking of a delusional sociopath, the JV team struck Brussels, and I can’t wait for himself to tell us how bad the Crusades were.
    Obama is worse than a commie.
    He is an Isis sympathizer.

    Prayers going out to the families and deceased. God help them.

Obama Celebrates Roe But Does Not Thank Catholic Leftists

Monday, January 25, AD 2016

 

As he has done as President each year on the anniversary of Roe, Obama released a statement praising Roe:

 

“Today, we mark the 43rd anniversary of the Supreme Court ruling in Roe v. Wade, which affirmed a woman’s freedom to make her own choices about her body and her health. The decision supports the broader principle that the government should not intrude on private decisions made between a woman and her doctor. As we commemorate this day, we also redouble our commitment to protecting these constitutional rights, including protecting a woman’s access to safe, affordable health care and her right to reproductive freedom from efforts to undermine or overturn them. In America, every single one of us deserves the rights, freedoms, and opportunities to fulfill our dreams.”

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  • “. . . a woman’s freedom to make her own choices about her body and her health.”

    Leaving aside, of course, the body and health of the child who is being killed.

    “. . . the government should not intrude on private decisions made between a woman and her doctor.”

    Yes, of course . . . a woman and her doctor can decide to kill the child inside the woman’s womb.

    “In America, every single one of us deserves the rights, freedoms, and opportunities to fulfill our dreams.”

    Except, of course, the little children who were killed in their mother’s womb.

  • “… the government should not intrude on private decisions..”

    “…every single one of us deserves the rights, freedoms, and opportunities to fulfill our dreams…”

    Pushing buttons “right” and “left”

  • Roe wasn’t the end nor was privacy the goal.
    Obamacare was the eventual choice of the leftist feminists. So much for privacy with your doctor when you now must submit your private self to an army of government medicrats, while forcing the morally sane to participate in the nation’s sin of infanticide.
    No description of terrorism can be more evil than what we do to helpless humans.

  • Praising the works of Adolph Hitler is akin to this Presidents proud support of abortion on demand. The blind left make me vomit.

  • He didn’t thank the Catholic left? How ungrateful!!

  • I still find it difficult to pray for those culture of death friends who dare call themselves good Catholics. Yet, that is precisely what we are called to do. There’s that little incident with Saul that gives us reason and hope.

  • “…that the government should not intrude on private decisions made between a woman and her doctor.”
    What a complete & total lie. Just ask anyone who takes their kids to the pediatrician for a well-visit about the intrusive forms they’re required to fill out, or the invasive questions doctors are mandated to ask in order to get paid.
    I could not imagine living in such a way where all lies were the truth.

  • Missy.

    “I could not imagine living living in such a way where all lies were the truth.”

    Funny thing, millions of folks don’t imagine it, they live it fully and freely. They have bought the lie. They own it and wish to multiply it by millions so others too may own it, and by its acceptance it becomes….. (in there minds, truth.) Here we are. A nightmare that is being prolonged by our fellow citizens.

    Pray harder Missy.

  • Too many “living” in that sentence…. Oops.

  • “we also redouble our commitment to protecting…………from efforts to undermine or overturn them.” Frightening. That’s us and all the moral people who believe in the sanctity of life.
    Note the evil Emperor never used the word “abortion”. Of course not. The Pro-Choice (a Madison Ave word code word for it’s okay to abort!) Catholic Left, and the Cardinals and Archbishops and Bishops who allow them to receive the Holy Eucharist, all perpetuate this murder of innocents. To be fair I don’t know if or what these people confess, but if they do, bring back public penance. STOP GIVING SCANDAL TO THE CHURCH!

Ten Ways in Which Obama is Just Like Lincoln!

Wednesday, November 18, AD 2015

Obama-vs-Lincoln

 

The New York Post has a story entitled “Did Obama Actually Follow in Lincoln’s Footsteps?” After I stopped choking with laughter, I decided to write a post about how Obama is just like the Great Emancipator:

1. They both resided in Illinois prior to election as president.

2. They both were attorneys.

3. They both served in the Illinois legislature.

4. They both left the Democrat party in shambles after their terms in office.

5. They both amassed more debt than any president prior to them.

6. They both had Veeps who acted drunk in public.

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  • If you factor in abortion, then they both caused a lot of Americans to die.
    They both split the nation in half and against each other.
    They both were commanders-in-chief–one actually fought to win.
    They both caused a lot more people to seek medical care.
    They both disliked the gun-clinging, South.

  • #10 is priceless!

    Your list is accurate.

    #11. They both were awarded Peace prizes.
    One for bringing peace to a whole race
    of people. The prize was our National
    remembrance of him, The Lincoln
    Memorial.

    The other one, a Nobel Peace prize.
    For being….dark skinned.

  • When you conclude that Obama and Hillary are not on your side, it all makes sense.

  • They’ll both leave office with the same approval rate in Mississippi?

  • Their successors inherited a mid-19th-century Navy?

  • They both viewed the Constitution as an obstacle to their policy goals, and hence, ignored it when it interfered with their power buzz.

  • Lincoln never violated the Constitution, and Obama has never heard of the Constitution.

  • The Supreme Court held that Lincoln violated the Constitution:
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ex_parte_Merryman

  • Actually no, although I am sure that Roger Taney of Dred Scot infamy thought he was the entire Supreme Court.

  • The Supreme Court held that Lincoln violated the Constitution:

    And as we know through extensive historical analysis, the Supreme Court has always been an infallible determinant of such things.

  • Don L :
    “If you factor in abortion, then they both caused a lot of Americans to die.”
    The Union soldiers were volunteers. Innocent unborn are innocent unborn. No comparison.
    “They both split the nation in half and against each other.”
    Jefferson Davis did that, not Lincoln.
    “They both were commanders-in-chief–one actually fought to win.”
    Unless Obama represents his constituents, Obama works as a private citizen, outside of his office as commander-in-chief. Unless Obama’s work is constitutional, Obama self impeaches himself.
    “They both caused a lot more people to seek medical care.”
    Lincoln ordered that injured soldiers be given free anesthesia. Lincoln said: “we caused the pain, we must see to its removal”. Obamacare, not so much.
    “They both disliked the gun-clinging, South.”
    Guns do not kill people. People kill people.
    Honest Abe had integrity. Obama is an unscrupulous scallywag. Obama would have been a “carpetbagger”, if he had lived during the Civil War. Neither Hillary nor Obama have any respect for their constituents, the law and the Constitution..

  • “they both disliked the gun-clinging South”

    Not true of Lincoln — he was born in the Border South (Kentucky) and his wife, Mary Todd, belonged to a wealthy and prominent Kentucky family. (Several of her brothers fought for the Confederacy.) I can’t cite the exact words, but IIRC Lincoln did, on a number of occasions while he was running for president, emphasize that he had nothing against Southerners and even considered himself “one of them” to a certain extent.

  • True Elaine:

    “I hate [indifference to slavery] because of the monstrous injustice of slavery itself. I hate it because it deprives our republican example of its just influence in the world-enables the enemies of free institutions, with plausibility, to taunt us as hypocrites-causes the real friends of freedom to doubt our sincerity, and especially because it forces so many really good men amongst ourselves into an open war with the very fundamental principles of civil liberty-criticizing the Declaration of Independence, and insisting that there is no right principle of action but self-interest.

    Before proceeding, let me say I think I have no prejudice against the Southern people. They are just what we would be in their situation. If slavery did not now exist among them, they would not introduce it. If it did now exist amongst us, we should not instantly give it up. This I believe of the masses North and South. Doubtless there are individuals on both sides, who would not hold slaves under any circumstances; and others who would gladly introduce slavery anew, if it were out of existence. We know that some Southern men do free their slaves, go North, and become tiptop Abolitionists; while some Northern ones go South, and become most cruel slave-masters.”

    Abraham Lincoln, August 21, 1858

Some Religions Are More Equal Than Others

Monday, October 12, AD 2015

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  • The fish rots from the head down. What you notice is the effect that Obama has on his subordinates and the permanent government: they tell lies that do not pass a laugh test. See Douglas Shulman, who when asked why he was such a frequent visitor to the White House given that the previous IRS commissioner was hardly ever there mentioned the Easter Egg Roll.

  • Obama may prove to be the gravest misfortune ever to hit the American people.
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    Anybody that voted for Obama is an idiot. If you were on fire, I would not urinate on you.

  • I dunno. McCain and Romney both lost to Obama. What does that make them?

  • On a more serious note, the expected liberal reaction would be that this is proof of widespread endemic institutionalized relgious discrimination. Personally, assuming of course that this is true and not just another example of the besserwissen of The Deciders, I see this as evidence of a potential Islamic radicalization problem in our penal system

  • Polling inmates…?
    And the yacht club privilege for the prisoners who miss sailing. Oh, let’s not forget the annual formal meet and greet for inmates.

    Obama is turkey s%€t!
    Impeachment is to kind.

  • I’ll eat all the pork these dang Muzzies won’t have1 BTW, wouldn’t it be funny if food riots broke out in prisons because the Non-Muslim inmates got ticked over thr no-pork rule?

  • Wonder what the Obama daughters are having for lunch at Sidwell Friends School?
    The feds need to get out of the lunch rooms of schools across the nation.

    Apparently the pork producers haven’t contributed as much money to the DNC as the chicken producers have. I’d be interested to know what complete protein substitute is on the fed prison menus. Maybe imported tofu made by the Administration’s ChiCom friends? Tofu with its high phytoestrogen content to feminize the predominately male prison population?
    Pork too expensive? Food prices continue to rise whose fault is that, Mr President?

    Ibrahim Hooper is happy about the decision. Black Muslims are very successful proselytizing in prisons and there IS a potential for Islamic radicalizing.

  • Where is the data? I tend to be skeptical of even properly conducted studies that don’t match my experience but I have no faith in those studies with no data.

  • Rice and beans. There was an actual war in India, (I cannot remember the name or the time) that was prevented when one side told the Hindus that the gunpowder was sealed with beef fat, The Hindus consider the cow sacred. The Muslims were told that their gunpowder was seal with pork fat. Neither side would press for war while having to open the gun powder sack with his teeth. Rice and beans. Then the inmates would not have the strength to overpower the guards and cause riots. It will also keep the inmate population to minimum. Let me say it again: Rice and beans is the only recourse the government has against criminals.

  • There is one fact that underlies all this that people need to understand: Muslim gangs are very effective in our prisons and constantly gain new converts. It goes without saying that a religion partly founded on a 7th century culture that practiced thievery and bride abduction (ahem, rape) would find attraction among 21st century American criminals.

  • Mary DeVoe.
    Rice and Beans!
    Great addition to the thread.
    Thanks.

    Obama imprisonment would be an improvement in our diet. I’d stop eating pork for that righteous cause. Send Obama to jail!
    Change we can believe in! 🙂

  • To Hell with rice and beans. Chain them (hand and foot) to the cell walls and feed them bread and water. They would not want to go back to prison.

    .
    That used to be called the Sepoy Rebellion when Hindu and Muslim mercenaries working for the Brit East India Company mutinied (ignorance and superstition: cow, pig, or whatever greased the cartridges) and tried to kill all the whites, including women and children at Cawnpore. The British Army and rational Sikhs forcefully suppressed the rebellion. Certain ringleaders were tied to the muzzles of canons and blown to Hell. One result was the British government took over administration of India from the Company.

  • Thanks Philip, I knew you would make my day. Thanks Mr. McClarey I knew you would know the name of the rebellion. There is no reason that the criminals ought to be treated better than their victims. OK, T. Shaw, bread and water.

  • Pork is back on the menu! They had to know this was going to happen. Why do it then? Get credit from the Muslims for trying?

Dishonor and War

Wednesday, July 15, AD 2015

obamaneville

 

Austin Bay at Strategy Page explains why the Iranian Arms Deal increases the likelihood of nuclear war in the Middle East:

 

 

An Iranian nuclear arms deal?

Arms controllers hailed the post-World War 1 Washington Naval Arms Treaty as the diplomatic instrument to prevent another peace-destroying naval arms race. Yet it came to pass that war erupted, with the warships of signatories Britain, France and the U.S. battling treaty partners Italy and Japan.

Counting battleships is several quanta easier than verifying Iranian compliance with the Obama administration’s dreadful deal. Russia’s Vladimir Putin claims he helped write it. Given its murk and iffiness, I believe him. Vlad’s Crimea and Ukraine crimes demonstrate how little respect he has for deals that seek to curb the desires of authoritarian killers.

Here’s the Real Deal Part 1: It begins with a broken promise. Once upon a time, President Barack Obama vowed to halt Iran’s nuclear weapons quest. Promise made, promise broken. Well, he promised Americans, “If you like your health care plan, you can keep your health care plan.”

Obama warned Syria’s dictator that using chemical weapons was a “red line” — employing deadly gas incurs punitive strikes. Yet Syria killed 1,500 civilians with nerve gas, and nothing happened. Iran noticed Obama’s failure to enforce. Syria is Tehran’s client. Iran supports it financially. Iran’s Lebanese Hezbollah proxies reinforce it militarily.

Real Deal Part 2: Iran will cheat. It always does. The ayatollahs will build nuclear bombs and deploy ballistic missiles capable of targeting London. The ayatollahs need, oh, two-dozen nukes, initially. A dozen will destroy Israel and selected targets on the Arabian Peninsula side of the Persian Gulf. The other warheads will top missiles aimed at London and Paris.

Real Deal Part 3: The deal will ignite a Middle Eastern nuclear arms race. Saudi Arabia will seek nukes to deter Iran. U.S.-delivered NATO nukes ostensibly defend Turkey from Iranian attack, but in the Age of Obama Red Lines, what constitutes an ironclad promise? Obama’s words are perishable products; Ankara may acquire its own deterrent.

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  • What gets you is that these odious creatures will be able to run the clock out on most of their crimes.

    If we have someone of sense in the White House, this mess will be repudiated in 18 months. A sensible occupant of the White House would have been gaming the best way to destroy their facilities, not manufacturing idiot ‘agreements’ for public relations purposes.

    Get even. The moment he leaves, a law should go into effect which denies him Secret Service protection, denies him any honors like a ‘presidential library’, denies him any publicly funded office staff, and denies him any unfunded pension. Another law should go into effect providing for profound financial penalties for philanthropic corporations (including all higher education institutions) for extending appearance fees to out of state residents which exceed the result of a formula which has as it’s arguments the number of f/t employees of the institution in question and compensation per worker in the economy.

  • Here’s the real “man made global warming” threat.

  • You are being uncharitable and deeply insulting Neville Chamberlain. This is a historic mistake which will have a globally tragic price.

  • God used Israel’s enemy Assyria to chastise Israel for its sexual immorality and murder.
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    God used Judah’s enemy Babylon to chastise Judah for its sexual immoralty and murder.
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    Why wouldn’t God who never changes use Iran to chastise America for its sexual immorality and murder?
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    Why wouldn’t God have an ultimate sense of irony and allow America’s own machinations to be its punishment?

  • Likely, Chamberlain was an honorable man and loved his country. He hugely was wrong about Hitler. You cannot conclude the same about Obama or any of his imbecilic worshippers.

  • And the bishops’ conference grants its “imprimatur” so to speak to ever more “dishonor and war.” You can’t make this up.

    http://www.usccb.org/news/2015/15-109.cfm

    July 14, 2015

    WASHINGTON—The “momentous agreement” reached between the United States and its partners with Iran over Iran’s nuclear program is a “significant achievement” that Congress should support, said the bishop who chairs the Committee on International Justice and Peace of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops. In a July 14 letter to Congress, Bishop Oscar Cantú of Las Cruces, New Mexico, wrote: “It is no small achievement that the United States, the United Kingdom, the Russian Federation, China, Germany and France have reached this agreement with Iran.”

    The deal aims to curb Iran’s development of nuclear weapons while allowing the country to use nuclear energy for peaceful purposes.

    “The United States and its international partners have taken a remarkable step with Iran in reaching this agreement,” wrote Bishop Cantú on behalf of the committee. “We encourage Congress to support these efforts to build bridges that foster peace and greater understanding. In the words of Pope Francis, may the negotiated framework ‘be a definitive step toward a more security and fraternal world,’ a goal we all share.”

  • In the words of Pope Francis, may the negotiated framework ‘be a definitive step toward a more security and fraternal world,’ a goal we all share.”

    Well, I think we all know what “Pop” Gustafson would have thought about that, now.

  • Donald,

    As an aside, I wanted to get your opinion on this article, which seems peevish to me:

    http://thefederalist.com/2015/07/16/3-reasons-to-stop-thanking-me-for-my-military-service/

  • Jonathan, after having read that piece I heartily agree with Mr. Coerr that some veterans are jerks.

  • I tend to agree as well, Donald.

  • Folks,
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    A rap video from an Iranian supporting “peaceful nuclear energy.” English subtitles are provided. Enjoy (if you can).
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    https://youtu.be/VywTiTVMHts

Obama Yawns

Wednesday, April 22, AD 2015

One of my favorite liberals, Kirsten Powers, takes aim at Obama’s silence about the worldwide persecution of Christians:

 

What do you call it when 12 men are drowned at sea for praying to Jesus?

Answer: Religious persecution.

Yet, when a throng of Muslims threw a dozen Christians overboard a migrant ship traveling from Libya to Italy, Prime Minister Matteo Renzi missed the opportunity to label it as such. Standing next to President Obama at their joint news conference Friday, Renzi dismissed it as a one-off event and said, “The problem is not a problem of (a) clash of religions.”

While the prime minister plunged his head into the sand, Italian authorities arrested and charged the Muslim migrants with “multiple aggravated murder motivated by religious hate,” according to the BBC.

As Renzi was questioned about the incident, Obama was mute on the killings. He failed to interject any sense of outrage or even tepid concern for the targeting of Christians for their faith. If a Christian mob on a ship bound for Italy threw 12 Muslims to their death for praying to Allah, does anyone think the president would have been so disinterested? When three North Carolina Muslims were gunned down by a virulent atheist, Obama rightly spoke out against the horrifying killings. But he just can’t seem to find any passion for the mass persecution of Middle Eastern Christians or the eradication of Christianity from its birthplace.

Religious persecution of Christians is rampant worldwide, as Pew has noted, but nowhere is it more prevalent than in the Middle East and Northern Africa, where followers of Jesus are the targets of religious cleansing. Pope Francis has repeatedly decried the persecution and begged the world for help, but it has had little impact. Western leaders — including Obama — will be remembered for their near silence as this human rights tragedy unfolded. The president’s mumblings about the atrocities visited upon Christians (usually extracted after public outcry over his silence) are few and far between. And it will be hard to forget his lecturing of Christians at the National Prayer Breakfast about the centuries-old Crusades while Middle Eastern Christians were at that moment being harassed, driven from their homes, tortured and murdered for their faith.

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10 Responses to Obama Yawns

  • Obama’s silence would be less telling if he were less given to running his mouth.

  • If it looks like a skunk and smells like a skunk it’s a freaking skunk!

    Obama is silent because Obama is indifferent to Christianity. Who sealed the deaths of these Christians when HE ordered the pull out of our troops??
    The Skunk with the smugness of a Chicago-land drug dealer…that is who!

    The stink has caught on…seems Prime Minister Renzi has cloaked himself with the “scent of a hoodlum.”

    Pray for Obama? It’s the most difficult prayer but then again Christ’s example from the Holy Cross enters in; “Forgive them Father for they know not what they do.”

  • Thanks Paul.
    God’s timing!
    Our Gospel readings during Eastertide and our confrontations with “our era antichrists.”
    Children of God will prevail.
    Peace.

  • “One of my favorite liberals, . . .”
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    First thing popped into my bony skull, “My favorite cold-sore.”
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    Most importantly, we need to plan and prepare to survive the dire consequences of Obama’s and his regime’s numerous brain-farts.

  • Most importantly, we need to plan and prepare to survive the dire consequences of Obama’s and his regime’s numerous brain-farts.

    It’s the ratchet effect. First was the liquidation of the distinction between inter-state commerce and commerce-in-general (or productive activity without commerce) ca. 1942. Then there was the seizure by the judiciary of authoritative and unchallengeable discretion over any area of policy they cared to go into, done in stages after 1953, but most saliently during the period running from 1958 to 1973. Then there was the recession of frontiers of ethical behavior instituted by the Klintoons since 1990, most saliently in 1997-98. Then there was further recession after 2008, which involved direct defiance of the Congress and the courts (see the IRS stonewalling).

  • “Obama is silent because Obama is indifferent to Christianity.”

    Amen Phillip.

  • “Obama is silent because Obama is indifferent to Christianity.”

    Amen, except the word “hostile” rattles around in my thick skull.

  • “…deliver us from evil”

  • All comments very incisive: and Paul P’s citation of 1 John 2:18-25 brings the matter into sharp focus in particular.

Miss me Yet?

Monday, April 13, AD 2015

15 Responses to Miss me Yet?

  • I love President Bush. I despise, loathe, abhor, detest, and hold in utter contempt and disdain Barack Hussein Obama. Bush was not a perfect human being, but he knew that. That godless man of sin and depravity Obama however acts as though he is some sort of god. Heaven help him when the Lord God finally has had His full of such defiance. And Heaven help the United States of America as well.

  • One other thing. Bush stated the Global Nuclear Energy Partnership. We were entering a nuclear renaissance and dozens of new nuclear power plants were going to be built in the US. These would have offset fossil fuel use and global warming and all of that. But that man of evil Obama has killed GNEP and the renaissance is dead. Instead, Vermont Yankee, Crystal River, Keewanee, and both San Onofre units are all shutdown and being decommissioned. Five nukes off the grid and what replaces them? Solar and wind have capacity factors < 30% so it isn't them. It's gas – explosive, dangerous, CO2 emitting gas burning. And the godless Demoncraps blame Bush for being pro-fossil, pro-oil, pro-gas. I despise Demoncraps with all the fabric of my being. They despoil the morals of the nation and constrict its energy supply into nothingness. But Obama and Al Gore and all the rest will continue to jet around on vacations, burning all that fossil fuel that they say they hate.

  • Well, I suppose I “miss” him. But not enough to vote for his brother.

  • I love Dubya. But, Fred Flintstone looks good compared to Obama. And, of course, that makes me a racist; and, an enemy of the state.

  • Jay- as I keep saying, W’s brother has all of his down sides and none of his positives. (…given some of the junk that is coming up on the Democrat side, I guess I should qualify that with something like “which cannot be found in the average, reasonably law abiding citizen.”)

  • The best explanation of the Bush family’s political activity I’ve seen is preternatural competitiveness. It was so odd that a man as capable as the elder George Bush had entered politics in that no set of issues seemed to animate him at all. As a particular social type from the social matrices in which he had lived in work, there were some perimeters he would not cross. Otherwise, everything was fungible. The one exception was the capital gains tax, an issue on which he’d walk the plank. I bet Christine Todd Whitman would too.

    I’ve heard Jeb Bush is supposedly principled in a way the rest of the Bushes are not, but is most vigorous principle appears to be a re-enactment of his brother’s affection for open borders. (See the disreputable Mr. Derbyshire’s deft review of his book co-written with Clint Bolick). We do not need that.

    And, of course you miss W if you’re not subscribing to the venomous nonsense the alt-right peddles about him. It really hit me in March 2009 when Barack Obama made a public comment which indicated he had not undertaken even cursory reading on how to address the banking crisis we were in. What he was reading would be a matter of conjecture.

  • President Bush ignored – even cavalierly dismissed – Pope Saint John Paul II’s warning that his (illegal and unwarranted) invasion of Iraq would cause “chaos.” Today’s patriarchs and religious leaders of the region agree that it was that invasion that led directly to ISIS and the ongoing extermination of Christianity in the Middle East.

    Moreover, the war and the economic fantasy bubble that accompanied it led directly to the collapse of October 2008 and on a silver platter gave the election to Barack Obama.

    Partisan hacks and analysts playing the blue-team red-team don’t get it. Bush’s wars and “Big Government Conservatism” spending and invasion of personal privacy for our own good” have all been inherited and expanded under Obama.

    Forget the hate and check out the facts. Both party establishments are corrupt and will do nothing to defend life, the family, or religious freedom.

  • I would agree pretty much with the first post above by Paul W Primavera. I grew to be a great admirer of George W Bush, a very decent man and a good leader.His wife too is a very decent and respectable woman. Both of them for that reason alone seem to be unique in today’s political world ! I just finished the book that he recently authored about his father, “41”, and have a new found respect for G.H.W. Bush as well after reading it.

  • “his (illegal and unwarranted) invasion of Iraq”

    Neither of those statements are true.

    “would cause “chaos.””

    As opposed to the peace of the mass graves that Iraq enjoyed under Saddam.

    “Today’s patriarchs and religious leaders of the region agree that it was that invasion that led directly to ISIS and the ongoing extermination of Christianity in the Middle East.”

    Which is complete rubbish. The Middle East would be in flames today even if the US had not toppled Saddam.

    “Moreover, the war and the economic fantasy bubble that accompanied it led directly to the collapse of October 2008 and on a silver platter gave the election to Barack Obama.”

    The war in Iraq had nothing to do with the economic meltdown in 2008.

    “Bush’s wars and “Big Government Conservatism” spending and invasion of personal privacy for our own good” have all been inherited and expanded under Obama.”
    The Iraq war was won by the time Obama took office and Afghanistan was stable. His bad decisions directly led to disaster in both countries.

  • I personally do not see this as the proper forum to engage in a debate about politics and so I won’t do that PERIOD ….HOWEVER the recent post by Christopher Manion is absolutely full of half-truths and inaccuracies to such a large extent that it is little more than sophistry [ IMHO ].

    God Bless George W Bush ! God Bless St. John Paul the Great !

  • So… was there a single detail there that wasn’t false?
    Thank you, Donald, I’m getting really tired of people making up facts to fit their beliefs– and the irony of throwing that many ignorant falsehoods and then urging others to “Forget the hate and check out the facts” is mildly boggling.

  • Paulites and neoconfederates (but I repeat myself) have a tendency to make rather sweeping statements, steeped in talking points regurgitated from other sources, while turning around and accusing everyone else of being mindless sheep. It’s one of their unique charms.

  • Moreover, the war and the economic fantasy bubble that accompanied it led directly to the collapse of October 2008 and on a silver platter gave the election to Barack Obama.

    Housing prices came unglued from nominal incomes in the Case-Shiller 10-city sample around about 1997. The enhanced military spending after 2001 consisted of a graduated transfer of 2% of domestic product (per annum) from the civilian sector to the military sector. Why not explain the mechanism whereby a rebalancing of production which took place in 2002-05 was responsible for an asset price bubble which began in 1997 and ran on for nine years? Are you going to hold the military budget responsible for the post 1994 stock market bubble as well?

    Bush’s wars and “Big Government Conservatism”

    The entitlement state long pre-dated George W. Bush and Congress frustrated his efforts to sand down some portions of it. Discretionary domestic spending is a modest fraction (usually about 14%) of federal expenditure.

  • (illegal and unwarranted) invasion of Iraq

    1. If ‘international law’ is law, who defines, enforces, and adjudicates that law?

    2. You had a trilemma in 2003: leave the sanctions on (which Big Consciences were telling us were costing 500,000 excess deaths per year), take the sanctions off (see the consequences in across the Shatt al Arab during the period running from 1980-88 or in Kuwait in 1990, or eject the government. Now try to get some alt-right blowhard to make a reasoned exposition for one position or another that does not involve fantasy history or magical thinking.

Cheyenne Mountain Redux

Thursday, April 9, AD 2015

19 Responses to Cheyenne Mountain Redux

  • NORAD moved out of Cheyenne Mountain in 2008 (under GWB) and onto Peterson AFB as a cost saving measure – a move that never should have happened. There has been at least one war game since then where NORAD personnel watched on their screens the fictional warheads converging on their position; at the moment of detonation a guy in the cellar pulled the breakers and killed power to the building. Looks like that part of the drill won’t happen anymore.

    This is the least ominous event of many such events in the world today.

  • Norad was relocated to a basement at Peterson in 2006. It is ominous because the threat assessment has gone up since 2006 and, unlike under Bush, there is, I assume, in the Pentagon near unanimity that Obama will do bupkis to head off such threats.

  • I am utterly delighted to hear Cheyenne Mountain is reopening– now there’s a chance my husband could work there! *biggrin*

  • Sunny side interpretation:
    the theorized benefits of moving didn’t pan out, and the downsides of being in the mountain don’t look so bad anymore.

  • Doesn’t do to read too much into this stuff– part of why our military gives our enemies hissies is that we often do things for reasons that make no dang sense to them– it’s not tactical, or whatever the military version of epeen is. Although we do a lot of that, too.
    Never can tell if the secretive electrical work you saw being done with high stealth was an above top secret project…or the I-level techs setting up a separate LAN for a station-wide HALO tournament.

  • “What this means is that the Pentagon believes….”
    What do we know about that -about what the Pentagon believes? I don’t know much about the working relationship of the Pentagon and the Administration. It seems self evident that we should be more worried about our safety now than we were before this president. Maybe President is enough of a realist to be more worried too.
    Did the military initiate and sell him on idea, or would the President have initiated based on input from others?

  • I have seen zero evidence that the president would care enough to take an effort like this– it’s not the kind of thing that’s inside of his interests, and there’s no obvious, immediate advantage, nor any obvious and immediate punishment on those with whom he is not in sympathy.

  • My husband just suggested it was someone’s sneaky method of upgrading everything in one fell swoop– I know that even “new” things like barracks from the 70s are painfully outdated, electrical-wise, but if they gutted EVERYTHING when they moved out (as they really should’ve)…..

  • Don, there are so many omens today, where do we start? My opinion is this shows that the U.S. military does have its eyes open (and interestingly, the emphasis seems to be on the EMP threat). What do they see?

    They see this: http://the-american-catholic.com/2015/04/08/munich-2015/

    They see the nuclear mobile missiles that are about to be deployed in North Korea.

    They see the growing fascism in India with the delusional desire for a “greater India” that will annex most of its neighbors for lebensraum and the targeting of its Christian and (more importantly from Pakistan’s view) Muslim population for ‘cleansing’. See http://www.ucanews.com/news/world-must-act-against-hindu-plan-for-christian-muslim-free-india/72688

    They see Pakistan about to hire out its military to Saudi Arabia in Yemen, and possibly its nukes later on for the coming confrontation with Iran.

    They see Turkey sliding into another form of fascism.

    About the only bright spot in the developing world, if you can call it that, is Egypt’s Muslim (and Christian) rejection of the Muslim Brotherhood. But the rest is a threat even if it is not a major threat. The Islamic State is a monstrosity. Neither China nor Russia are as stable as they ought to be.

    Things haven’t been this bad since 1937-38.

  • “My opinion is this shows that the U.S. military does have its eyes open”

    Oh, I agree and that is why I find it an ominous sign. A war is coming, a very big war, and I fear that several, at least, nuclear weapons will be used in it.

  • Don.
    With O’Bumbler, the Saboteur-in-Chief, in charge, you may well be right.

  • Don, I believe you have my email. Send me yours’ and I’ll let you know what I really think. I don’t post this on blogs because I don’t want to give out enemies ideas.

  • many of our enemies believe that any nation that could elect a man like Obama as its President, must, in Mao’s phrase, be a paper tiger

    Can’t say such beliefs are without justification.

  • If I may, let me add that there is little one can do to advert a war.

    Historians like to point out the fact that ol’ Adolph said he would have backed up if the French had opposed the invasion of the Rhineland in 1936. True enough, but this was an exceptional example. It was not true of the Sudetenland betrayal in 1938, and certainly not of Poland in 1939.

    There is also the issue of popular support. About ten years ago one of the Kaplans (Robert, Fred, Lawrence, I forget) wrote an essay in which President Bush acts on intelligence reports that “something bad” was going to happen and invades Afghanistan. Nineteen foreign nationals are also detained in the U.S. The result is a huge hue and cry, because, as the essay explains “no attack took place”. Bush is driven from office. It ends with Senator McCain criticizing Bush in the opening speech of his presidential bid, which takes place in the shadow of the World Trade Center in Manhattan.

  • “If I may, let me add that there is little one can do to advert a war.”

    I don’t think that is correct because wars averted tend to be quickly forgotten. I can think of six almost wars in US history of the top of my head:

    1. The US and Britain almost came to war in 1839 over the boundary of Maine.

    2. The US and Britain almost came to war in 1845 over the boundary of the Oregon Territory with British Columbia.

    3. The Pig War of 1859 between the US and Great Britain.

    4. The Trent Affair of 1862 between the US and Great Britain.
    5. 1865 war between the US and France over French intervention in Mexico.

    6. The US and Chile came close to war in 1891.

  • Don, I have to disagree with at least half of your choices on that list,
    1) OK, but it looks like that was mostly local militias with almost no backing by either national government
    2) Nope, just bluster (the Mexican War sapped any energy it might have had)
    3) Nope, just bluster
    4) OK, but war planning was just on the British side, and that showed they were not prepared. I love their characterization of the Canadians as the ‘sedentary militia’. Mostly bluster
    5) OK, perhaps the most serious case, but the French had no stomach for taking on the Union army and ran
    6) Not really, it was a series of really minor incidents involving gun running, failed prosecutions, and sadly a group of U.S. sailors stabbed followed by compensation

    I’m really surprised you missed the 1887-89 Samoa crisis. That probably exceeded all on your list as a missed war, and it was missed only because of a typhoon.

  • “2) Nope, just bluster (the Mexican War sapped any energy it might have had)”
    But for the Mexican War there would have been war. The country was eager for it.

    “3) Nope, just bluster”

    But for the British admiral on the scene, there would have been war.

    http://the-american-catholic.com/2011/09/07/the-great-pig-war-of-1859/

    “4) OK, but war planning was just on the British side, and that showed they were not prepared. I love their characterization of the Canadians as the ‘sedentary militia’. Mostly bluster”

    It was hard to avoid however due to the fact that the populations of both nations were eager for war. The consequences would have been staggering, with probable independence for the Confederacy.

    “6) Not really, it was a series of really minor incidents involving gun running, failed prosecutions, and sadly a group of U.S. sailors stabbed followed by compensation”

    It had large consequences including giving a spur to the shipbuilding program for the US Navy. The Chilean affair was regarded by many in Washington as showing how weak the US military had become since the Civil War

    “I’m really surprised you missed the 1887-89 Samoa crisis.”

    The list was not meant to be comprehensive but, as stated, off the top of my head.

  • Oh, I agree with your last post’s facts. I just think that, for example, eagerness is not enough.

    You know Don, I’m amazed at how your postings spur one (or at least me) on to learn more. I did a quick assessment of the Chilean situation and found I had no idea of the size of the Chilean navy of that time. Still doesn’t change my opinion of the chance of war, but you are right, it was an eye-opener for us back then, and it was for me today.

    One question for you: it seems that the final end of the U.S.-UK friction over the Trent Affair was the Emancipation Proclamation. It seems that the Brits began with the assumption that the Union was going to lose, and kept to that until late in the war. They felt that their experience in 1812 of successful maneuver without permanent gain would be repeated by the Union within the CSA. They also seemed to have believed that their military doctrine and that of the CSA would not mesh well enough for coalition warfare (meaning they would have preferred independent Canadian border and New England coastal operations). However, the British public was strongly anti-slavery, and once the Proclamation declared that a Union war aim was the end of slavery most sympathy for the CSA ended. My question is, how much of this was involved in Lincoln’s decision to issue the Proclamation? I’ve never seen anything on this issue. Did Lincoln in part issue the proclamation as a sop to British public opinion? I’m curious.

  • “However, the British public was strongly anti-slavery, and once the Proclamation declared that a Union war aim was the end of slavery most sympathy for the CSA ended. My question is, how much of this was involved in Lincoln’s decision to issue the Proclamation? I’ve never seen anything on this issue. Did Lincoln in part issue the proclamation as a sop to British public opinion? I’m curious.”

    The Confederacy had a fair amount of sympathy on their side among British movers and shakers who hoped America would be rent in twain, but absent something like the Trent affair they simply were going to sit this war out. Slavery was part of it, but the Brits fundamentally viewed this as not their fight but an American internal squabble. I doubt if how the Brits viewed Emancipation motivated Lincoln much. He was much more concerned with how the North would react to it, and outside of abolition circles that was by no means clear. However, by the time of Antietam enough blood had been shed that the North was ready for Emancipation, and an attack on slavery as the cause of the War in which so many Union troops had already died.

Obama a Christian?

Wednesday, April 8, AD 2015

13 Responses to Obama a Christian?

  • His comments are revealing!
    To me they scream I Abhor Christianity.
    This slick tongued snake is going to feel the heel on top of it’s head. She will be victorious, and it will return to the pit from which it slithered.
    Obama would of been better to have stepped into a bunny costume than try to speak of Christ and His faithful.

  • Note that Christians’ “expressions” are high crimes while 14 centuries, continuing today, of desultory Muslim conquests and genocidal massacres are tacitly approved. The ME and North Africa have been seized by terrorists. Iran is about to get the bomb. America is fiscally and morally bankrupt.
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    I don’t blame him. But, lying is inexcusable. And, I can’t blame the stupidest, worst electorate in the History of Creation for voting him eight years to drive America to Hell. You can’t fix stupid. But, we are screwed.
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    Pardon my French. B. Hussein is named after Saint Hussein who helped the prophet mass murder and pillage his way across Arabia and what is now Iraq.

  • I have nothing profound to add to what Philip and T Shaw wrote. I am not supposed to hate, but truly I do hate Obama, Moochele and the Demoncraps. It is wrong to hate people. We re supposed to love our enemies and do good to those who spitefully use us. But I cannot bring myself to feel that way about these godless, idolatrous, sexually deviant, baby murdering criminals. Everywhere I turn on the internet, their filth and depravity infects and infests. Web sites that I once frequented I now avoid because they have been overtaken by people who believe in that wicked man and his principles. He has fundamentally changed America and I am afraid that only a Maccabean solution will restore what was once a Christian Constitutional Republic. I wish fervently for the sake of my children that that were not so, but Obama is wholly evil and the Demoncraps along with him that no other response will work. 🙁

  • Satan is the “Father of Lies” and it appears this President ObaMao willingly follows in his evil mentor’s footsteps. Sadly, having the revered title “Christ” in the name, United Church of Christ, does not make one a follower of Christ IF that church, while politically lobbying for the poor or immoral, eschews all of Jesus spiritual treasures. In a nutshell, BHO is evil.

  • He’s ‘concerned’ and is serving to strengthen faith in his attempt to disturb it. All should just lovingly, quietly, and silently allow the “wide” gate to perdition be opened as planned.

  • And what’s sad is that no one in the media, and that includes Fox News, will admit the obvious and call him for exactly what he is. Either a practicing Muslim or an atheist. They cower down to him like he’s a king and the country crumbles.

  • Patricia.

    Your correct. The narrow way which leads to Eternal Life is not easy. The wide is paved with lies and double-speak. When both paths converge at the end of the road each sojourner will receive their rewards. The gates will fly open. Each person walking into the Kingdoms they helped to create. Simple enough. “…Thy kingdom come, thy will be done.”

    Helping to condone sodomy and to coerce tax-payers to fund in the killing of innocent children is a building of Hell on Earth! Is HELL ON EARTH Mr. President. Enjoy your kingdom Barack!

  • Well all branches of Christianity and all Born Again Christians will in their hearts believe that only Jesus judges when we all assume room temperature. Still, Scripture tells us to watch for one’s Fruit if one claims to be a follower of Jesus. His fruit: it seems 6-7 yrs. of huge domestic failures, support for illegality, open borders, IRS and NSA spying, socialist ACA, hatred for all opposing groups, and foreign quirks which seem to think more of Islamist terrorists than our Const, our allies like Britain, Israel and France. The fact that his policies as a leader endangers so many people throughout the world, does not seem to bear on grace, kindnesslove, and loyalty and courage. Appeasement is not courage it is quasi-treason. Then to use sarc. comments to question other Christians IF they question him on anything, seems a bit over the top!

  • I agree with what Thomas Fleming from Chronicles magazine said. The only God Obama worships is the one he sees in the mirror.

  • Well, I haven’t your insights into people from practicing law, but I find it difficult to believe that Obama has any unconventional views on any subject or is emotionally invested in anything. And by ‘unconventional’ I mean non-modal in a professional-managerial class stratum in a large city populated with graduates of name institutions. His mother spent most of her adult life in Indonesia, and much of it engaged in tedious fieldwork. That’s not her son. His father drank himself to death. That’s not his son. Recall Paul Fussell’s description of his social circle: “X people don’t go to church. They don’t know anyone who does. The whole idea would strike them as embarrassing”. “Stone cold atheist” is for people on the payroll like Michael Shermer or people suffering from free-floating aggression. Obama’s not aggressive, just peevish.

  • Why in the name of heaven do they even continue to have miserable events like these breakfast prayers? Waste of money, and a silly glory for some with 5 seconds in the spotlight. These spectacles are insults to this Christian nation and a ludicrous enactment of ecumenism.

  • Sorry for the zoo jokes Donald.

  • Our age with love is love, God is love, Christians ought to love, etc., betrays a lack of understanding of what love is,

    CCC 1766 “To love is to will the good of another.” – [St. Thomas Aquinas]. All other affections have their source in this first movement of the human heart toward the good. Only the good can be loved. Passions “are evil if love is evil and good if it is good.”

    What even our Catholic leaders fail to articulate.
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    POTUS did not complete his argument, so not sure where he was going. My response is that it is incumbent upon Christians to practice virtue e.g. truthfulness which entails honesty. Cf. If, you like your plan you can keep it; I believe marriage is between a man and a woman, etc. POTUS ought to examine himself and weigh his behavior against the Christian calling.