Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Obama Even Brainwashes (Foul-Mouthed) Seasoned Citizens

We have seen some shameful videos put out by Obama's supporters in recent days. He has the women who sing abut their vaginas, and the young robots who blame their parents for voting for Obama and getting us into the messes we are in now, and the chick who compares voting for Obama to having sex for the first time. This video is yet another indication that the Democrats are Desperate (with a capital D).

Once again the poster has disabled the comments for this video. The Democrats do not want people to express what they think about it. They know it would be completely negative feedback. This video is a George Soros production from Moveon.org. If you are not familiar with who he and the organization are, then you have not been paying attention. Let's just say the name "Spooky Dude" has been attributed to Soros, and it is very apropos. Soros is Obama's puppet-master.

The Democrats seem to think that shock value from foul-mouthed old people will persuade people to vote for Obama. Hearing a 98-year-old woman say "Mother fucker" does not sway me in Obama's direction whatsoever. Nor does an old woman saying she will hit and kick Mitt Romney in the "balls" if he wins.

What I find extraordinary in the video is that they say that a Romney win means he stole the election. These old folks must live in a home that only plays MSNBC or CNN on the TV. God help them all. They deserve a long and happy death life.

By the way, that is George Soros himself in the video at about the 1:15 mark.


More Hurricane Sandy Reflections

Sadly, Hurricane Sandy paralyzed our area and the entire upper East coast of the U.S. and left over 30 people dead. We were without electricity in our neighborhood until after 1:00 this afternoon. When the power came back up and we were able to turn the TV on again, the full impact of the hurricane was apparent. One of the first images I saw that struck me was on one of the local networks, and it was a house that is only a few blocks from my own. Here is the house at it appears on Google.

And here is the house at it appeared at 3:15 this afternoon.

The tree uprooted and fell onto the house. The vehicle in the Google image was not there, so I hope this means it was not there when the tree fell. And I hope that no one inside the house was injured.

When I drove by and saw that devastation just a few bock away, I could not help but think, "There but for the grace of God go I." It could easily have been my house, my yard, my tree. I took this snapshot yesterday as the wind blew so strongly that it made the windsocks stand straight out, parallel to the ground, for sustained periods of time.

We only lost a few small branches, mere twigs in comparison to the monstrous losses that others sustained. I am grateful to God for protecting my family, our house, and all those in Northern Virginia. We were lucky. And we should all be grateful.


Monday, October 29, 2012

Hurricane Sandy Brings Families Closer Together

We are in the midst of Hurricane Sandy, or at least what is left of her. All day it has been raining here in Arlington, Virginia. Around 4:00 it started getting really windy. It is continuing to blow hard, with rain interspersed.

My mother-in-law is visiting from Texas, so we had a nice dinner together tonight. Then we started playing Dominoes. We took a break after the 4th round to have cake and ice cream, and that's when the electricity went out. So, the game was suspended, and we are now sitting in the living room with candles burning all around. I am actually the only one still awake. The others have all fallen asleep-- two on the love seat, one on the sofa, and the youngest went downstairs to her makeshift room in the basement since Grandma is using her room. 

The public high school on the other side of the fence from our yard has generators, so the lights are on in most of the windows. The light that is being cast is eerie, almost like a horror movie with a foreboding sense.

It is not likely that we will regain power tonight, as unions will not approve public service workers going out in the rain and storm to fix downed power lines. We will just make sure we have extra blankets on stand by and curl up for a good nights rest. I just hope the food in the fridge stays cold enough. Especially that big pot of chilli that I cooked today in anticipation of just such an occurrence.

Did I mention that the federal government and all local state (MD, DC, VA) offices are closed tomorrow? Yes, once again we get a day at  home. I do not know what is going to happen with my planned trip to Dallas on Wednesday. Airlines have cancelled flights into and out of Reagan National and Dulles until further notice. I am flying out of BWI, so I have not been notified of any cancellation at this point. As far as I know I am still on for the flight.

I am going to wake up my crew and get them off to bed in their appropriate quarters. That's my job. And I have to fulfill my mission. Good night.


Sunday, October 28, 2012

Another Spooky Video of Brainwashed Children Supporting Obama

[UPDATE 11/2/12: This video has been removed from You Tube. Likewise, all re-postings have also been removed. It seems the video got such negative reviews it was hurting Obama, so it was yanked. See my Update Post here. The lyrics are still below. I am waiting to see if the foul-mouthed-old-poeple video by George Soros and Michael Moore is yanked also. As of this afternoon it is still playing....]

What kind of parents would let their children participate in a video like this? I have written about the brainwashing of our children that is taking place under the fascist Obama regime. Apparently a lot of loony Americans have parented robots to spew their hateful, lie-laced rhetoric. What is scary is that the parents of these emotionless children may believe the falsehoods they wrote for their children to regurgitate. These kids can have no idea what they are saying. In case you have trouble understanding the mumbo jumbo, the lyrics are below, along with the names of the children and their Communist parents.

Luckily, the vast majority of people who have expressed an opinion on this video have vote it "disliked."
 Ratings for this video (3311 total)

Number of likes 214 Likes
Number of dislikes 3097 Dislikes

Naturally, Comments are disabled for this video. 

Lyrics: [Italics are those of Concerned Catholic Voter]
Imagine an America
Where strip mines are fun and free
Where gays can be fixed
And sick people just die [No, death panels will make that determination under Obamacare]
And oil fills the sea [If we keep Obama in office, you won't have to imagine anything. Catastrophe will hit America before you kiddos turn 18 and have a vote!]

We don't have to pay for freeways!
Our schools are good enough
Give us endless wars
On foreign shores
And lots of Chinese stuff [Yes, Obama is selling America to the Chinese every day!]

We're the children of the future
American through and through
But something happened to our country
And we're kinda blaming you

We haven't killed all the polar bears
But it's not for lack of trying  [Then why is it?]
Big Bird is sacked   [Obama is obsessed wit Big Bird - what did HE ever do for BB?]
The Earth is cracked   [No, Obama is on crack!]
And the atmosphere is frying   [Al Gore leaves his imprint -- he is the one who is fried]

Congress went home early   [No, they recess at this time each year.]
They did their best we know
You can't cut spending
With elections pending
Unless it's welfare dough   [The word is dole, not dough]

We're the children of the future [NO, you are the children of the PRESENT. In the future you will be adults. And if your folks keep voting for Obama, you will not have a future!]
American through and through  [Just like Obama?]
But something happened to our country  [Yes, in 2008, something catastrophic happened.]
And we're kinda blaming you  [Yes, blame your parents. You are too young to blame Bush.]

Find a park that is still open
And take a breath of poison air  [What the heck are you talking about? Central Park, for example? It has been under Democrat control for the majority of its existence.]
They foreclosed your place
To build a weapon in space
But you can write off your au pair  [I don't have an au pair -- these children must have one since they know what it is. Obviously their folks are the ones who are feeding them the BS.]

It's a little awkward to tell you
But you left us holding the bag
When we look around
The place is all dumbed down   [Yes, under Obama the educational system has suffered -- a true indictment]
And the long term's kind of a drag

We're the children of the future
American through and through
But something happened to our country
And yeah, we're blaming you

You did your best
You failed the test

Mom and Dad
We're blaming you!   [They got this right -- blame your Democrat liberal progressive parents for electing Obama!]

Credits list:

Kids: [What? No last names? You want them to deliver the fascist message but not be accountable to answer questions about whether they understand what they are saying? This is tantamount to child abuse!]
Andrés, Aramé, Ariel, Ava, Bailey, Benjamin, Brandon, Bryn, Carmen, Claire, Damien, Daniel, Delphina, Desi, Dylan, Emi, Emma, Eric, Evelyn, Isaak, Lana, Michael, Nathan, Nora, Rachel, Ratu, Ryan, Vincenzo, Zachary.

Adults: [Undoubtedly pseudonyms. These people are exploiting children and Obama approves. Pathetic and criminal are the two words that come to mind.]
Dave Baker, Ty Bardi, Sue Bohlin, Norman Bonney, Bess Cocke, Nicholas DeMatteo, Yair Evnine, Whitney Ferris, Jeff Goodby, Tim Green, Bob Henningsen, Sam Houser, Erik Johnson, Genevieve McCarty, David Michel Ruddy, Quinn Moticka, Alison Plansky, Todd Porter, Thomas Ruge, Alvin Shen, Rich Silverstein, Jaime Szefc, Nathan T Walk

Unbelieveable: Romney Portrayed In a Positive Light

This past June I was one of 5 chaperons accompanying 6 high school youth on a trip to Haiti. I was very glad that my 17-year-old stepdaughter was one of those young people, and she is the only reason that I agreed to go. I think that young people in this country are not given enough opportunities to see how the less fortunate live. Although some Catholic youth do take advantage of such opportunities, it is not something that our faith tradition embraces to the fullness that Mormons do.

I was shocked to see this very positive clip from the mainstream media as they portrayed Mitt Romney's life of service in a favorable light. Gayle King, Oprah's protege, almost gushes over Mitt Romney's life of service. On the other hand, the other host, Charlie Rose, cannot stand that Romney is being portrayed favorably. He has to attack Romney for not tooting his own horn!


Thursday, October 25, 2012

Disgusting, Disgraceful Obama Ad

What a revolting, disgraceful ad. Shame on you, Barack Obama.

She is comparing voting for Obama to losing your virginity. How can anyone who calls him or herself Catholic AND actually practices his/her faith in accord with Church teaching vote for someone who put out this commercial? No double entendre here. They can't.

Here is the same girl in that Obama commercial, Lena Dunham, in another skit that she has put out there for public consumption. This is what our kids are exposed to -- literally. She is a typical Obama supporter, like the Occupy Wall Streeters of last year, who advocate in-your-face nastiness and are completely lacking in morals. And they try to shame those of us who DO have morals and want to live by them.


Here are what some other websites are reporting on it.




Here's the transcript of the commercial, in case you don't have the stomach to watch it:

Your first time shouldn’t be with just anybody. You want to do it with a great guy. It should be with a guy with beautiful … somebody who really cares about and understands women. 

A guy who cares about whether you get health insurance, and specifically whether you get birth control. The consequences are huge. You want to do it with a guy who brought the troops out of Iraq. You don’t want a guy who says, “Oh hey, I’m at the library studying,” when he’s really out not signing the Lilly Ledbetter Act. 

Or who thinks that gay people should never have beautiful, complicated weddings of the kind we see on Bravo or TLC all the time. It’s a fun game to say, “Who are you voting for?” and they say “I don’t want to tell you,” and you say, “No, who are you voting for,” and they go, “Guess!" 

Think about how you want to spend those four years. In college age time, that’s 150 years. Also, it’s super uncool to be out and about and someone says, “Did you vote,” and “No, I didn’t vote, I wasn’t ready.”

My first time voting was amazing. It was this line in the sand. Before I was a girl. Now I was a woman. I went to the polling station and pulled back the curtain. I voted for Barack Obama.


More on Voter Fraud in Virginia

The story and video yesterday of Pat Moran that infuriated me is not an isolated Virginia voter fraud allegation. I just found additional articles of fraud alleged last week (while I was out of the state on business) against a voter registration firm that has contracted with REPUBLICANS in the state to do voter registration drives. The description of the organization, Strategic Allied Consulting, is very ACORN-like, which is disturbing.

According to one story, an employee of a subcontractor of Allied (whose contract had been terminated by Republicans, but this employee of the subcontractor stayed on) was spotted throwing a garbage bag into a recycling dumpster. The bag contained 8 completed voter registration cards. A good Samaritan --the owner of the dumpster--discovered the discarded registration cards. This happened in Rockingham County, Virginia.

There is NO excuse for such flagrant violation of the law. Indeed, Virginia Congressman Jim Moran was among the three Virgina Congressmen who called on U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder to launch an investigation into Allied. Yesterday Virginia Election officials also called for an investigation, seemingly about the same time that I was writing my emails to the Arlington Board of Elections and the Arlington Commonwealth Attorney. Here is an excerpt from a report in the Washington Examiner from 6:00 ET last night:
Shortly after Moran and the other Democrats called for a federal investigation of the Republican-affiliated consultant, a conservative group headed by activist James O'Keefe released a video of Moran's son, Patrick, discussing a scheme to commit voter fraud.
In the video, Patrick Moran is approached by a man claiming to have the names of 100 Virginia residents who are registered to vote but unlikely to do so. The man, who is holding a hidden camera, asks Moran how he can cast votes for those Virginians.
Moran encourages the man to focus his time on legitimate get-out-the-vote efforts. But he also tells the man to forge utility bills with the names and addresses of the 100 Virginians and use those documents as a form of voter ID when casting votes in their name.
"So, if they just have the utility bill or bank statement -- bank statement would obviously be tough -- but faking a utility bill would be easy enough," Moran says in the video.
Patrick Moran, the field director for his father's re-election campaign, announced his resignation just hours after the video was released.
Naturally this morning the television news reporters in our local area are defending Patrick Moran, despite his resignation. They said he was just playing along with the undercover operative and was not at all supportive of the man's plans to illegally vote for 100 people. They were dismissive of Moran giving explicit advice on how to forge utility bills in order to get around Virginia's relatively strict voter identification laws.

In the mean time, I got a response to my email yesterday to the Arlington County Board of Elections, wherein I expressed my concern over the Moran video tape. The Election Board person wrote me back to say, among other things, that if I am not comfortable accepting approved IDs, I should not work the polls. And I can take up my concerns with the General Assembly responsible for VA laws. Not a word acknowledging that voter fraud is being investigated and my concerns are legitimate. I wrote back to assure her that I will absolutely be at my assigned precinct on November 6 and that I will certainly follow up on my concerns with the Virginia General Assembly.

Bet on it. 


Abortion Kills Babies but Breeds Lies

Although the name Norma McCorvey may not be one that you recognize, I can assure you that you know her. At least you know OF her. You see, Norma McCorvey took on an assumed name, an alias, back in the early 1970s so that she could be party to a lawsuit that changed the world. Norma McCorvey was the Jane Roe in the historic, landmark case known as Roe vs. Wade.

I heard Ms. McCorvey speak 11 or 12 years ago at a pro-life fundraising dinner held at my home parish for a women's center that assists poor pregnant women. She had only recently become a Christian, in 1995, and her conversion to--and enthusiasm for--the pro-life cause was deeply inspirational.

Now Ms. McCorvey has a ministry where she speaks and writes in support of the pro-lie cause. She is also currently featured in a video that supports the candidacy of Randall Terry for the U.S. House of Representatives. This video called "Roe, 'It Was All A Lie...'", contains very graphic images of aborted babies, so I caution you in advance.

I will never understand how a woman of any age or socio-economic status, or whatever means of becoming pregnant, could agree to do to her baby what happens during an abortion. But then, most women are never aware of the horrors of abortion. It is not only the baby that suffers, it is the mother also, albeit to a lesser degree in most cases. Abortion clinic employees have been caught in blatant lies when asked by potential "clients" about the safety of the procedures performed in their clinics. This video posted yesterday illustrates.

Earlier this year, in July, a woman named Tonya Reaves bled to death after an abortion was performed on her at a Planned Parenthood clinic in Chicago, Illinois. I have to wonder if Ms. Reaves asked the questions that the women in the above video asked. And what was she told?God rest her soul, and that of her baby.


Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Voter Fraud Alert in MY HOME COUNTY!


Last night I spent over two hours in a training class to work at the polls in my precinct in Arlington, Virginia, on November 6, 2012. The trainers went over the types of ID that voters can use to verify their identities when they show up at the polls. Utility bills were discussed since they do not have pictures and are not the most reliable form of identification. I was not comfortable with what we were told, but we were told that the Virginia legislature approved it and so we have to abide.

Now today, this video and story from Project Veritas have now hit the web. I am furious for two reasons: one, because this is happening in MY home county -- Arlington, Virginia, and two, this Field Director, Patrick Moran, is the son of the Democrat who holds the Congressional seat and is in the lead to win the seat for a 12th time! It is a travesty that this man and his father are absolutely beyond the pale. Patrick Moran needs to be arrested. Here is the video released today by O'Keefe's operatives.

The address where this conversation started is: Cosi Restaurant, 2050 Wilson Blvd, Arlington, VA 22201. This is just blocks away from where my younger stepdaughter goes to school. It makes me sick.

This fraud is occurring right in the vicinity of my parish school.
I just called the Arlington Board of Elections (Electoral Board) to ask if they are aware of this video and story. The man who answered indicated he was not. So he suggested I send an email to voters@arlingtonva.us to inform them of the situation. I told them that I attended training just last night, and asked what will be done to train judges on how to spot fake documents like utility ills and bank statements. I am waiting for a reply. I also forwarded that message to the Arlington Commonwealth Attorney's office to make sure they know that potential voter fraud is out there.

More to come...


Allred All Wet - October Surprise Fizzles

It appears Gloria Allred's October surprise is about as provocative as Trump's offer to buy Obama's college and passport records. I wrote about it for my other blog, and it is not even worth summarizing here. So I will send you to that blog for the details.



Obama Supports the Killing of Babies AND Women

This is more proof that Obama is protecting an industry that has zero concern for women's health or that of babies.

The war on women is raging -- and Obama is leading the way as commander in chief of the life-hating army. It's scary, it's sad, and it's unacceptable in the United States of America.


Trump's October Surprise Announcement

Here is Trump's announcement.

Will Barack fund a charity of his choice?

Not a snowball's chance in hell!

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Allred vs. Trump for Biggest October Surprise

I cannot help but laugh at the way the media is going bonkers over the Allred-Trump media war that is going on. The "October Surprise" that each has promised is driving them batty. Speculation is running wild.

Tonight the latest Trump prediction is that he has unearthed divorce papers that Michelle filed against Barack at some point in the past. There have been rumors for years that he is gay, so that could be part of the story.

As for Allred, she is reportedly going to court tomorrow to try to unseal court records in a case in Boston where a woman alleged sexual harassment against Mitt Romney while he was governor of Massachusetts. Stay tuned! 

UPDATES Wednesday a.m.: See the latest Wednesday morning speculation on Allred's target at http://esquiretreats.blogspot.com/2012/10/latest-on-gloria-allreds-war-on-romney.html.

Trump now saying he wil announce at Noon ET Wednesday. Here are snapshots of  his Facebook and Twitter pages this morning.


Is This Donald Trump's October Surprise?

Is this article the news we have been waiting for from Donald Trump? "Trumped-Up Charges? Republicans Rejected Man’s Claims That Obama Sold Cocaine In College". It alleges that Obama used and sold cocaine during his college years. That could help explain how he financed his college education. And it would explain some of those times when he has appeared to be brain dead. Like the first debate a few weeks ago.

The person making the allegation about Obama using and selling cocaine went to the Romney campaign and offered to let them to release the information, but they refused.

So, is the "trumped up" reference indicating that this is the bombshell that The Donald will be divulging tomorrow? He is not mentioned in the story, so maybe not.


Monday, October 22, 2012

Ballston Bomber - Is He a Muslim?

Leon Traille after arrest

Last week a story that barely made the national news occurred right here in my back yard. Well, a few miles from it any way. A man named Leon Traille tried to fire bomb a shopping mall where my family and I have frequented to see movies and go shopping. Luckily the Molotov cocktail that the man threw from an upper balcony did not ignite and did not harm anyone. He was captured a short distance from the Ballston Mall where he was sitting at a table eating lunch.

That story is troubling because the man will not speak or respond to questions. No determination has been made as to his motive. But there are some eerie comparisons that are unmistakable.

Major Nidal Hasan

Remember this guy? He was the Fort Hood shooter who was clean shaven before he shot and killed 13 people on the Texas Army base in 2009. When he was arrested and incarcerated, he suddenly decided that his Islamic faith mandated he grow his beard and refuse to cut it. He looks scraggly, and his eyes look empty inside. Compare to above Traille picture.

And how about this picture of John Allen Muhammad. He was the Beltway sniper who killed 12 people in the Washington, DC, area ten years ago this month. He was a convert to Islam in 1987, and he indoctrinated a 17 year-old teenager who acted alongside him in the murderous rampage.   

Muhammad at arrest

Muhammad after spending time in prison
Muhammad also grew out his scraggly beard while in prison. It was said that he looked empty inside when you looked into his eyes. He was executed after being convicted of one murder in Virginia. Compare to above Traille picture.

And then there was this guy. He is Richard Reid, more commonly known as the Shoe Bomber. He was convicted and sentenced in 2003.

Compare to above Traille picture.

And this man, a Briton named Saajid Badat, who was a co-conspirator of Richard Reid.
- UNDATED PHOTO - Undated police handout picture of Britain's Saajid Badat who has been jailed for thirteen years at the Old Bailey in London April 22, 2005.
Compare to above Traille picture.

And this man who was... well, I don't need to say more.

Compare to above Traille picture.

Now take a look at these men whose pictures appeared along with a story we saw this past weekend out of Jordan. These men were planning numerous attacks, including shopping malls in various places. Their plans were foiled and they are in custody.

 Arrested: Abd Alfattah So'ud Abd Alfattah Dardas, left, and Tare'q Ali Mahmoud Al Shara'a, are two of the 11 suspects accused of planning a deadly suicide attacks on shopping centres and Western diplomatsArrested: Abd Alfattah So'ud Abd Alfattah Dardas, left, and Tare'q Ali Mahmoud Al Shara'a, are two of the 11 suspects accused of planning a deadly suicide attacks on shopping centres and Western diplomats

Deadly plot: The 11 men, all pictured, are alleged to have been part of an al-Qaeda cell planning to kill thousands in Jordan with rocket attacks and bombings on a number of 'vital institutions'Deadly plot: The 11 men, all pictured, are alleged to have been part of an al-Qaeda cell planning to kill thousands in Jordan with rocket attacks and bombings on a number of 'vital institutions'One of the 11 suspects arrested over '9/11 the second terrorist plot

Compare to above Traille picture and story.

It's time we are told the real story about the Ballston (attempted) Bomber. Naturally, nothing will come from this administration. No matter. In two weeks, this could be what Obama is heading toward.


Will The Donald's October Surprise Trump Allred's?

Move over, Gloria Allred.

This morning on Fox News Channel, during the airing of "Fox and Friends" morning program, Donald Trump was on the phone with Gretchen, Steve, and Brian. It seems The Donald is ready to unleash an October surprise of his own. He said that he will make a "very big" announcement that could affect the presidential race on Wednesday of this week.

Trump has long been involved in the push to make Obama  release his long-form Hawaiian birth certificate, so I anticipate this Wednesday announcement will be related to that unresolved controversy. And I hope it does continue to turn this race into a Romney rout.

All we can do is wait! And pray!


Sunday, October 21, 2012

Two New American Saints: May They Intercede for Us FAST!

American Catholics have two new Saints to whom they can ask intercession for our earthly causes. One is Native American Kateri Tekakwitha, the first Native American saint from the U.S., and Mother Marianne Cope, a 19th century Franciscan nun who cared for leprosy patients in Hawaii.

Ten years ago, while accompanying a group of young adults to World Youth Day in Toronto, Ontario, I visited the Shrine in upstate New York where then-Blessed Kateri is remembered. As a young woman, Kateri encountered and overcame many trials in her short life. She is a marvelous example for young people as to how one can learn to follow the way of Christ despite seemingly insurmountable cultural barriers. According to an AP news story:
The two American saints actually hail from roughly the same place - what is today upstate New York - although they lived two centuries apart.

Known as the "Lily of the Mohawks," Kateri was born in 1656 to a pagan Iroquois father and an Algonquin Christian mother. Her parents and only brother died when she was 4 during a smallpox epidemic that left her badly scarred and with impaired eyesight. She went to live with her uncle, a Mohawk, and was baptized Catholic by Jesuit missionaries. But she was ostracized and persecuted by other natives for her faith, and she died in what is now Canada when she was 24.

Speaking in English and French, in honor of Kateri's Canadian ties, Benedict noted how unusual it was in Kateri's indigenous culture for her to choose to devote herself to her Catholic faith.

"May her example help us to live where we are, loving Jesus without denying who we are," Benedict said. "Saint Kateri, protectress of Canada and the first Native American saint, we entrust you to the renewal of the faith in the first nations and in all of North America!"
As for Mother Mariann Cope, she also endured and rose above barriers of many types.
Cope is revered among many Catholics in Hawaii, where she arrived from New York in 1883 to care for leprosy patients on Kalaupapa, an isolated peninsula on Molokai Island where Hawaii governments forcibly exiled them for decades. At the time, there was widespread fear of the disfiguring disease, which can cause skin lesions, mangled fingers and toes and lead to blindness.

Cope, however, led a band of Franciscan nuns to the peninsula to care for the patients, just as Saint Damien, a Belgian priest, did in 1873. He died of the disease 16 years later and was canonized in 2009.

"At a time when little could be done for those suffering from this terrible disease, Marianne Cope showed the highest love, courage and enthusiasm," Benedict said in his homily. "She is a shining and energetic example of the best of the tradition of Catholic nursing sisters and of the spirit of her beloved St. Francis."
 Mother Marianne is the shining example for us today to illustrate that we as individuals, NOT THE GOVERNMENT, should take it upon ourselves as Catholic Christians to care for one another. When we cede all of these health and welfare decisions to the government, then we are not getting the Grace that comes from the love and sacrifice that it takes to help one another. Food stamps and welfare payments are skyrocketing, and they are unsustainable.

Many churches and other charities in the United States have food banks that go unused and, as a result are understocked because people are now being given EBT cards that can be used for many non-necessities. Why should a needy mother go to the food bank for staple foods to feed her children when she is being given $500 a month that can be used for cigarettes, alcohol, lottery tickets, candy and soda, along with steaks and prepared foods that do not require her to turn on the stove or oven?

Am I cynical? You bet I am. And the only thing that will begin to change my mind is for the government to give back to the churches and the People of God the responsibility to perform the Corporal Works of Mercy, which very Catholics have even heard of these days. We as faithful Christians are required to:
  • To feed the hungry;
  • To give drink to the thirsty;
  • To clothe the naked;
  • To harbour the harbourless;
  • To visit the sick;
  • To ransom the captive;
  • To bury the dead. 
Likewise we are to tend to the Spiritual Works of Mercy:
  • To instruct the ignorant;
  • To counsel the doubtful;
  • To admonish sinners;
  • To bear wrongs patiently;
  • To forgive offences willingly;
  • To comfort the afflicted;
  • To pray for the living and the dead.
Turning these Works of Mercy over to the government does not garner Grace for us as individuals. I am certain that Saint Kateri and Saint Marianne did not turn their backs on the poor and sick in the hopes that the government would take care of them. That's why they are saints. And that's why they are models for us.

I am already praying a novena and asking both of these newly-minted American Saints to intercede for us and to ask God to give us the strength and the numbers to elect the man for President who will truly be best equipped to bring our country back from the brink of secularism and ruin. I invite you to add your voice to the supplication.


Saturday, October 20, 2012

Obama and Biden: The "Dynamic 7-11 Duo"

You may recall this hidden video recording of Joe Biden from 6 years ago. It surfaced during the 2008 presidential campaign and was one of the first instances where the media dismissed Biden's gaffe as just Joe-being-Joe. Now such gaffes and dismissals are practically a daily occurrence.

Some employees of 7-11 were offended by Biden's prejudicial remark, and rightfully so. But it seems Biden has rubbed off on Obama, as he has now been dubbed the "7-11 President."

This drubbing is because, according to the Treasury Department's summary of federal spending so far in 2012, for every $7 in taxes the Obama administration brings in, it spends $11. As Jeffrey Anderson of The Weekly Standard puts it, "Under Obama, for every $7 we’ve had, we’ve spent nearly $11 (or, to be more exact, $10.95).  That’s like a family that makes $70,000 a year — and is already knee-deep in debt — blowing nearly $110,000 a year" (or, to be exact, $109,500).

I wonder if Barack and Michelle ran their household that way in Chicago. And will they revert to that lifestyle when they return to Chicago (or Hawaii) when we oust them in 2 1/2 weeks?


Friday, October 19, 2012

Gloria Allred Planning October Surprise Attack Against Romney

Gloria Allred is a 71-year-old left-wing Jewish feminist lawyer in California who has made a name for herself primarily by representing many infamous women. Her Wikipedia bio is replete with her prolific involvement in suing various people. In the 1990s she represented members of the Nicole Brown Simpson family during the O.J. trial, so she got a chunk of money from that case. A few years ago she tried to extort  money out of Tiger Woods for a number of the many women who had slept with Woods during his marriage, but little to nothing came from her efforts in that case. She also represented the middle-aged Georgetown law student, Sandra Fluke, in a lawsuit against Rush Limbaugh earlier this year, claiming defamation for his voicing his opinion that she was a "slut" when she demanded that taxpayers pay for her birth control. No money there either. (By the way, Fluke spoke at an Obama campaign event Saturday 10/20/12 in Nevada and 10 whole people showed up!)

Although Allred once may have had a decent reputation as an attorney, she has, in her later life, become a sensationalist with seemingly no other motive than to interject herself into the limelight and make herself seem relevant. She was a delegate for Obama at the Democrat National Convention last month in North Carolina. Now rumor has it she is preparing to bring forth a client who will make a claim of either having had a sexual relationship with Mitt Romney or that she was harassed or abused by him at some point in the distant past. Allred is waiting until the "right time" to reveal her client, according to reports. In other words, she is not interested in justice for a true victim. Instead she is interested in trying to save Obama's skin the way Obama was saved in the run up to the Illinois Senate seat. This You Tube video of a CNN report from June of 2008 shows how dirty Obama played with Chicago-style political tactics to get his way in the 1990s when he sought the Illinois state Senate position.

Obama's run for the 2004 U.S. Senate seat for Illinois involved even more dirty tactics. In the Democratic primary, Obama's minions were able to destroy his opponent, Blair Hull, by getting his divorce records unsealed. The record showed that, during the proceedings, the ex-wife had made allegations that Hull had hit her during the marriage. The allegations were never proved, but when the records were made public, Hull withdrew from the race. Obama won the primary.

Obama then had to attack the Republican candidate, Jack Ryan, who was favored to win the race. As with Hull, Obama's minions were able to get Ryan's divorce records unsealed, and allegations made by the ex-wife were revealed wherein she accused Ryan of having asked her to perform oral sex on him in an adult club before they were married. A week after the press reported the story, Ryan dropped out of the race. That left Republicans scrambling, and they substituted Alan Keyes as their nominee. Obama soundly defeated Keyes to win the seat. It's no wonder Obama hides his own records and pays millions of dollars to keep them from coming out to the public. God only knows what sleaze and fraud is in his not-so-distant past.

So Obama, Axelrod, and their Chicago thugs are at it again. At this point I would not care if Allred alleged Mitt Romney slept with Mother Theresa. Nor would I care if he actually DID sleep with Mother Theresa. I would still support Romney in order to get Obama and his clan out of the White House and out of Washington. Indeed, if I was Romney's campaign manager, I would have 1,000,000 posters of Monica Lewinsky printed up and ready to paste up on every telephone pole and billboard across the country, and to insert into every newspaper and every website possible. And the caption should be, "If you think it is okay for a sitting Democratic president to ejaculate on the blue dress of a young female intern in the White House and to shove cigars into her vagina, then you have no business attacking any Republican candidate."

Maybe Miss Allred should represent Eva Longoria in her "Twat Tweet" controversy since Eva is being so unfairly attacked by all those people calling for her to step down as Co-chair of the Obama campaign. So unfair. So mean. (Yes, I am being sarcastic.) But those pitying Ms. Longoria all come from the same mold as Obama, and their motto is: Cry foul when the truth is about you, and make up lies when the truth is not in your favor.

All we can do is wait.


Jimmy Kimmel Asks Who Won Debate BEFORE It Begins

Suspecting that many Americans do not watch the presidential debates and are ashamed to admit it, Jimmy Kimmel sent a reporter out to the street to ask passersby who they thought won the second debate. The problem for the interviewees was that he asked them on Tuesday afternoon who they thought won the previous night's debate. In other words, the debate had not occurred yet. It was still four hours until the start of the contest. Here is the video.

Although Kimmel's editors cut out the responses as to which candidate many of the respondents thought won the debate, I highly suspect they were Obama supporters all. They take after him after all -- clueless!

Take the actress Eva Longoria, for example. She is a co-chair of the Obama campaign. That in and of itself is ridiculous. Her disgusting action on Wednesday should necessitate her to step down from the campaign. She re-tweeted something one of her followers posted to her:
@evalongoria I have no idea why any woman/minority can vote for Romney. You have to be stupid to vote for such a racist/misogynistic twat
Longoria erased the re-tweet, then tried to blame it on the 18 year old girl who sent it to her. What a classy lady -- NOT! She is as clueless as all of Obama's robots. November 6 cannot come soon enough!


Romney Rules at Roast

Mitt Romney and Barack Obama both spoke at the 67th Annual Alfred E. Smith Memorial Foundation Dinner on Wednesday (10/17/12) night in New York City. According to Wikipedia:
The Alfred E. Smith Memorial Foundation Dinner is an annual white tie charity fundraiser for Catholic charities, held at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in New York on the third Thursday of October. It is organized by the Alfred E. Smith Memorial Foundation in honor of former New York Governor Al Smith, the first Catholic presidential candidate. The first dinner was in 1945, the year after Al Smith's death. The 2008 dinner raised $3.9 million.
Since 1960 (when Richard Nixon and John F. Kennedy were speakers), it has been a stop for the two main presidential candidates during several U.S. election years. In 1976, Gerald Ford and Jimmy Carter spoke; in 1980, Carter and Ronald Reagan; in 1988, Michael Dukakis and George H.W. Bush; in 2000, Al Gore and George W. Bush; in 2008, John McCain and Barack Obama; and in 2012, Barack Obama and Mitt Romney. Since 1945, only two presidents have not spoken at the dinner: Harry Truman and Bill Clinton. Candidates have traditionally given humorous speeches poking fun at themselves and their opponents, making the event similar to a roast. It is generally the last event at which the two candidates share a stage before the election.
This year the candidates, Barack Obama and Mitt Romney, both spoke at the dinner. This will not be their last on-stage shared event, however, as they are scheduled for one final presidential debate on Monday, October 22, just 6 nights after the one held this past Tuesday night.

Although Obama made some humorous remarks, Mitt Romney stole the show.

 The following excerpts are of some of the jokes he told.
Romney: A campaign can require a lot of wardrobe changes, ... but it's nice to relax and finally wear what Ann and I wear around the house.
Romney: I was hoping that President Obama would bring Joe Biden along, because he'll laugh at anything. (Cheshire Joe)

Romney: We were chatting pleasantly this evening as if Tuesday didn't happen.

Romney: Usually when I get invited to gatherings like this, it's just to be the designated driver.

Romney: We're down to the final months of the president's term.

Romney: I have my beautiful wife Ann, he has Bill Clinton.

Romney, referring to St. Peter, says skeptics will say "if you've got a Church, you didn't build that."

Romney says Obama's new campaign slogan is "you're better off than you were four weeks ago."

Romney: The president's remarks tonight are brought to you by the letter O and the number 16 trillion.

Romney says headlines will say "polls show Obama leading from behind."
Full transcript of Romney's remarks available here.

Romney, New York's Timothy Cardinal Dolan, and Obama


Monday, October 15, 2012

Paul Ryan Girl Outclasses Obama Girl

Let's get fiscal! Let's talk numbers and reality. The Old "Obama Girl" has been replaced by the New "Paul Ryan Girl." Ryan is years younger than Obama. Check out this parody of the Olivia Newton-John video, "Let's Get Physical."

It's time for us to put up a fight and stop letting Obama use smoke and mirrors to win the youth vote. Getting Fiscal is what it is all about!

Friday, October 12, 2012

Bully Biden Loses Debate to Ryan Despite Cheshire Smirk

[NOTE: I originally wrote this blog post on Friday, 10/12/12, and posted it. Then I went back in to edit a typo and technical difficulties resulted in the post being erased. So, although I tried to recreate it, this is a different version than the original unrecoverable posting.]

Top: Obama and Biden
Bottom: Romney and Ryan

On Thursday night, October 11, 2012, I watched the one and only Vice-Presidential debate on C-Span. I did not want to hear pundits spin things before, during or immediately after the event. It took place in Danville, Kentucky, home to Centre College and bluegrass.

The two participants, Democrat Joe Biden and Republican Paul Ryan had enormous pressure on them, as each tried to make the case his "number one." Biden was trying to make up for what Obama lacked in his first debate appearance against Romney. Ryan on the other hand was trying to maintain the momentum that Romney had gained in his unanimously-declared victory over Obama the week before.

From the first moments of the debate, it became clear that this would not be like the Presidential debate the previous week. Biden and Ryan were seated rather than standing. And whereas Obama came across as distant and lethargic when he faced off with Romney, Biden was the opposite. He grabbed the bullsh*t by the horns and interjected himself into every phase of the 90-minute process. C-Span, like other networks, showed a split screen throughout the debate, so you could see both the candidate who was speaking as well as the other one waiting his turn. This was the same thing that took place in the first Presidential debate, so it was not a surprise to the candidates or the viewers.

It was this split screen which, much like the Obama-Romney debate the week before, told the story. The substantive part of the debate has been completely overshadowed by Biden's demeanor throughout the debate. It was not really even a debate by debate standards. Instead, it was the Let-me-talk-over-my-'friend'-whenever-I-please Joe Biden show. The moderator, Martha Raddatz of ABC News, let Biden interrupt Ryan 82 times. No, that's not a typo. Biden interrupted 82 times. And Raddatz herself interrupted Ryan 9 times. Raddatz's role as moderator was challenged prior to the debate since Obama attended her first wedding to a Harvard Law School classmate in 1992. Raddatz has also been a guest, reportedly in a professional context, at the home of Joe Biden since he became vice president.

Since 1974 the Vice President residence has been this home on the
grounds of the Naval Observatory in Northwest Washington, DC.

The most distracting thing to me during the debate was Biden's senseless, arrogant laughter at the most inappropriate times. His molar-baring grin covered the lower half of his face much of the time and was creepy, to say the lease. I was reminded of the grinning Cheshire Cat from Alice's Adventures in Wonderland.

Once again the haunting photo from a news story a month or so ago came back to me when Biden was photographed with a creepy, ear-to-ear grin on his face as an unknown biker chick sat on his lap and two rough-looking male bikers sat on either side of them. Biden was like a creepy old mafioso in a movie who smiles and hams it up, puts his arm around the younger guy as if to encourage him, then takes him out the back door to the alley and puts a bullet through his brain. Disturbing, to say the least.

As disturbing and distracting as Biden's physical demeanor and actions were, I have to wonder if he was pumped up on drugs or merely adrenaline. Whatever the reason, and however badly the procedural aspect of the debate was handled, nothing can excuse the substantive lies that Biden told. Two particular lies are so egregious that I have to highlight them.

First, Biden tried to blame both the Iraq war and the Afghanistan war on Paul Ryan. He said that Ryan and other Republicans voted to put two wars on a credit card, and that he himself voted against the wars. The next day the falsity of that statement was made known and that blatant lie by Biden was exposed. He voted FOR both wars while he was in the Senate. According to the Free Beacon:
Vice President Joe Biden accused Rep. Paul Ryan of putting two wars on the “credit card,” and then suggested he voted against the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.
“By the way, they talk about this great recession like it fell out of the sky–like, ‘Oh my goodness, where did it come from?’” Biden said. “It came from this man voting to put two wars on a credit card, [...].”
“I was there, I voted against them,” Biden continued. “I said, no, we can’t afford that.”
Then Sen. Biden voted for the Afghanistan resolution on Sept. 14, 2001 which authorized “the use of United States Armed Forces against those responsible for the recent attacks launched against the United States.”
And on Oct. 11, 2002, Biden voted for a resolution authorizing unilateral military action in Iraq, according to the Washington Post.
So, Pinocchijoe's nose is growing as much as that of Pinocchiobama.

But Joe did not stop there. The other lie that I must note is that Biden said the HHS mandate will not affect Catholic employers. This lie has been clearly debunked. Here is an excerpt from a Heritage Foundation article:
Vice President Joe Biden explained his view of the mandate, saying:
"With regard to the assault on the Catholic church, let me make it absolutely clear, no religious institution, Catholic or otherwise, including Catholic Social Services, Georgetown Hospital, Mercy Hospital, any hospital, none has to either refer contraception, none has to pay for contraception, none has to be a vehicle to get contraception in any insurance policy they provide. That is a fact."
That is actually false.
The real “fact” about the anti-conscience mandate is that it applies to almost all employers—including many religious organizations such as hospitals and social service providers. It requires them to provide coverage that pays for abortion drugs, contraception, and sterilization regardless of moral or religious objections.
The mandate affords the narrowest religious exemption in federal law, effectively covering only formal houses of worship.
Much has been written in the last year about the HHS mandate and how it will NOT excuse most religious employers from the mandate. Biden is either knowingly lying about the effects, or he is uninformed. Either explanation is inexcusable and reprehensible for the Vice President of the United States, especially when he then sits in front of nearly 50,000,000 and tells untruths with such force and false assurance. It's time for Joe to go to Confession and say, "Mea culpa, mea culpa, mea maxima culpa." But I doubt he would mean it.

We have less than a month to go now before we go to the polls and vote for the future of this country, and the world. Obama and Biden can out whatever spin on their impending loss that they want. The American people hunger for the truth. We hunger for our leaders to stop telling us what they think will get them re-elected so they can continue to line their pockets and those of their benefactors as Biden and Obama have done for the last five years.

So, after the one and only Veep debate, I commend Paul Ryan for maintaining a cool and poised exterior in the face of clownish behavior by a nearly 70 year-old man.

And I renew my tribute to Joe Biden. Obama may yet wish that he had not stood by(den) his man.