Mar 31, 2010

Video: Paul Krugman of the NYT explains how death panels will save money.

source http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aogCaGv9i78 or click here



Wait up, I thought there were no death panels? I guess I need to call them by the technical label "advisory panel".  Has the world gone mashugana?  Can no one see what is wrong with that concept?  But it's now there, so when we bring grandma, let's hope that the panels find her treatment worth it and make a binding resolution to let her live - even if it is on our insurance.

And those who called Sarah Palin a liar or ridiculed her for pointing out these "advisory panels" owe her a big apology i.e. if those people have any integrity or sense of fair play.  But I'm not gonna hold my breath until they do that.

Mar 30, 2010

MSNBC Libels Pope

From Catholic League http://www.catholicleague.org/release.php?id=1815 or click here


March 30, 2010

MSNBC LIBELS THE POPE

Catholic League president Bill Donohue accuses MSNBC of libeling Pope Benedict XVI:

Go to the home page of MSNBC and click on "World News." From there click on "Americas." Next click on the article, "Losing Their Religion? Catholicism in Turmoil." Scroll down and in the "Click for Related Content" section there is an article entitled, "Pope Describes Touching Boys: I Went Too Far." Clicking on this piece takes the reader to an article about a homosexual German priest who had sex with males in the 1980s. It says absolutely nothing about the pope. Yet MSNBC paints Pope Benedict XVI as a child molester in the tease to the article.

A retraction, and a sincere apology, are in order. They should also investigate how this happened and who is responsible.

Contact NBC news president Steve Capus: steve.capus@nbc.com



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CMR http://www.creativeminorityreport.com/2010/03/msnbc-libels-pope.html?showComment=1269982612953#c1901689982252660096
FR. Z  http://wdtprs.com/blog/2010/03/to-arms-wdtprsers-to-arms-msnbc-libels-the-pope/



Ricky Vines MSNBC Libels Pope. Really disgusting assault. As noted above, there is a great desire to undermine the authority of the bishops and Pope in the USin an attempt to lend credibility to other Catholics who disregard the episcopal guidance and formtheir own interpretation of the faith. This mistake coming from the propaganda arm of the administrationis just so convenient. The Church must explore all legal options to enforce a punitive measure that willprevent such recklessness in the future. This is another way to make Pelosi, Kennedy, Stupak, Keehan andCHA to look like reasonable if not faithful to the spirit of Catholicism. I think it would be naivefor the Church to swallow that apology hook, line and sinker. I move for a court case to be filedand damages levied. This is the Vicar of our Incarnate God Who face is being dragged through the mud.I think many will contribute to the legal fees that will be incurred when filing such a case.

Mar 28, 2010

(Crackdown on the opposition?) FBI raids & arrests yesterday in Michigan, Cleveland & Indiana

Is this how the opposition is being neutralized?  Are political critics and opponents categorized as enemies of the State?  Is this the beginning of the police state and the suppression of dissent and free speech?

WXYZ


(WXYZ) - The FBI was conducting raids Saturday night at multiple locations in southeast Michigan.
Action News has learned Homeland Security and the Joint Anti-terrorism Task Force is also involved in a major operation.
Federal officials would not say who they were targeting or where, but the FBI has set up a command center at the Washtenaw County Sheriff's Department in Ann Arbor, where they have brought in two satellite trucks and a radio tower.
Agents have also obtained search warrants and multiple arrests have been made
Then raids by the Cleveland FBI inSandusky
A battalion of local officers and federal agents flooded the Bayshore Estates neighborhood Saturday afternoon.
A second raid was conducted in Huron. An FBI agent at the scene of the Bayshore Estates raid said a second, related raid was taking place at “another location.” Huron police confirmed late Saturday a raid had taken place in that city, but would say nothing more.
Likewise, FBI agents at the scene and at the Cleveland field office are staying mum on the cause of the commotion.
“We did make some arrests,” said special agent Scott Wilson of the FBI’s Cleveland office.
Updates when we get them...Update(Matt Damon): Add another location to the list of raid locations...Hammond, Indiana.
Update by Stable Hand thanks to Ace Tomato: Militia?
The FBI conducted raids Saturday night in the Washtenaw and Lenawee county area in an investigation involving members of Hutaree, a Christian-oriented[?...ed] militia group based in Lenawee County, AnnArbor.com has learned.
from http://mypetjawa.mu.nu/archives/201768.php or click here

Video: America Personified - not dependent, not defeatist, not pessimistic against all odds

This man is a personification of the American spirit that is indefatigable .  It shows the winning and fighting spirit that overcame the British kingdom and the Nazi military machine against seemingly insurmountable odds.  It is still the spirit of most Americans who prefer to determine their own destinies instead of becoming dependent on welfare from the State.
source http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AW579icDRSA or click here

Video: The Story of Stuff (Consumerism within the big picture)

Although, I think this video is generalizing, there is still some truth in it;  and,  that invites us to look beyond our consumption pattern into the bigger picture.

source http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9GorqroigqM or click here

From its extraction through sale, use and disposal, all the stuff in our lives affects communities at home and abroad, yet most of this is hidden from view. The Story of Stuff is a 20-minute, fast-paced, fact-filled look at the underside of our production and consumption patterns. The Story of Stuff exposes the connections between a huge number of environmental and social issues, and calls us together to create a more sustainable and just world. It'll teach you something, it'll make you laugh, and it just may change the way you look at all the stuff in your life forever. http://storyofstuff.org

Mar 27, 2010

Big business losses resulting from Obamacare; gov't attempts to muffle bad news


ObamaCare “was such a shoddy, jerry-rigged piece of work that the damage is coming sooner than even some critics expected.”  The Democrats have now begun to berate corporations that started to account for the anticipated losses. The Wall Street Journal editors note:

"Henry Waxman and House Democrats announced yesterday that they will haul these companies in for an April 21 hearing because their judgment “appears to conflict with independent analyses, which show that the new law will expand coverage and bring down costs.”


"In other words, shoot the messenger. Black-letter financial accounting rules require that corporations immediately restate their earnings to reflect the present value of their long-term health liabilities, including a higher tax burden. Should these companies have played chicken with the Securities and Exchange Commission to avoid this politically inconvenient reality? Democrats don’t like what their bill is doing in the real world, so they now want to intimidate CEOs into keeping quiet."


"On top of AT&T’s $1 billion, the writedown wave so far includes Deere & Co., $150 million; Caterpillar, $100 million; AK Steel, $31 million; 3M, $90 million; and Valero Energy, up to $20 million. Verizon has also warned its employees about its new higher health-care costs, and there will be many more in the coming days and weeks."

Excerpted from WSJ more here or http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748704100604575146002445136066.html

Video: Fall of the Republic HQ full length version

Is this another conspiracy theory or is there truth to it?  If it's the latter, then the country is undergoing a more radical change than the people ever hoped for.


Source http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VebOTc-7shU or click here

Mar 26, 2010

Video: Tap Water is Better than Bottled Water. See why.



Source http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Se12y9hSOM0 or click here

http://storyofbottledwater.org

Description:
The Story of Bottled Water, released on March 22, 2010 (World Water Day) employs the Story of Stuff style to tell the story of manufactured demand—how you get Americans to buy more than half a billion bottles of water every week when it already flows from the tap. Over five minutes, the film explores the bottled water industrys attacks on tap water and its use of seductive, environmental-themed advertising to cover up the mountains of plastic waste it produces. The film concludes with a call to take back the tap, not only by making a personal commitment to avoid bottled water, but by supporting investments in clean, available tap water for all.

Our production partners on the bottled water film include five leading sustainability groups: Corporate Accountability International, Environmental Working Group, Food & Water Watch, Pacific Institute, and Polaris Institute.

Mar 25, 2010

Cartoon from 1948 has 2,500,000+ hits; depicts current "reforms"


From http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mVh75ylAUXY or click here

Primer on Socialism from WikiPedia  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Socialism
Excerpts:
Socialism is not a concrete philosophy of fixed doctrine and programme; its branches advocate a degree of social interventionism and economic rationalisation (usually in the form of economic planning), but sometimes oppose each other. A dividing feature of the socialist movement is the split between reformists and revolutionaries on how a socialist economy should be established. Some socialists advocate complete nationalisation of the means of production, distribution, and exchange; others advocate state control of capital within the framework of a market economy.

Socialists inspired by the Soviet model of economic development have advocated the creation of centrally planned economies directed by a state that owns all the means of production. Others, including Yugoslavian, Hungarian, German and Chinese communist governments in the 1970s and 1980s, have instituted various forms of market socialism, combining co-operative and state ownership models with the free market exchange and free price system (but not free prices for the means of production).[10] Modern social democrats propose selective nationalisation of key national industries in mixed economies, while maintaining private ownership of capital and private business enterprise. (In the 19th and early 20th century the term was used to refer to those who wanted to completely replace capitalism with socialism through reform.) Modern social democrats also promote tax-funded welfare programs and regulation of markets; many, particularly in European welfare states, refer to themselves as socialists, despite holding pro-capitalist viewpoints, thus adding ambiguity to the meaning of the term "socialist".

US Nun Receives Pen for Betraying God's People and Ultimately Her Divine Spouse

Washington D.C., Mar 24, 2010 / 12:39 am (CNA).- Sister Carol Keehan, President of the Catholic Health Association, has been awarded with one of the 21 pens used by President Barack Obama on Tuesday to sign the health care bill.

It is a presidential tradition to give out the pens used to sign the bill to lawmakers and proponents who have played a key role in any piece of major legislation.

“I have got to use every pen, so it’s going to take a long time,” said President Obama during the ceremony held at the White House's East Room.

Sister Keehan, who strongly supported the controversial health care bill despite the opposition of the U.S. bishops, was joined in receiving presidential pens by some of the most strongly pro-abortion members of the Congress... more at http://www.catholicnewsagency.com/news/sr._kehaan_receives_presidential_pen_for_supporting_health_care_against_bishops_decision/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+catholicnewsagency%2Fdailynews+%28CNA+Daily+News%29

The bishops condemn this law as "unethical and deceptive".  As Archbishop Chaput writes, "First, the bill passed by the House on March 21 is a failure of decent lawmaking. It has not been “fixed.” It remains unethical and defective on all of the issues pressed by the U.S. bishops and prolife groups for the past seven months....


Second, the Executive Order promised by the White House to ban the use of federal funds for abortion does not solve the many problems with the bill, which is why the bishops did not -- and still do not – see it as a real solution. Executive Orders can be rescinded or reinterpreted at any time. ...

Third, the combination of pressure and disinformation used to break the prolife witness on this bill among Democratic members of Congress – despite the strong resistance to this legislation that continues among American voters – should put an end to any talk by Washington leaders about serving the common good or seeking common ground...."

In reference to Sister Carol Keehan and the Catholic Health Association he writes, "Fourth, self-described “Catholic” groups have done a serious disservice to justice, to the Church, and to the ethical needs of the American people by undercutting the leadership and witness of their own bishops. For groups like Catholics United, this is unsurprising. In their effect, if not in formal intent, such groups exist to advance the interests of a particular political spectrum. Nor is it newsworthy from an organization like Network, which – whatever the nature of its good work -- has rarely shown much enthusiasm for a definition of “social justice” that includes the rights of the unborn child.


But the actions of the Catholic Health Association (CHA) in providing a deliberate public counter-message to the bishops were both surprising and profoundly disappointing; and also genuinely damaging. In the crucial final days of debate on health-care legislation, CHA lobbyists worked directly against the efforts of the American bishops in their approach to members of Congress. The bad law we now likely face, we owe in part to the efforts of the Catholic Health Association and similar “Catholic” organizations."  More at http://www.archden.org/index.cfm/ID/3631

The Church in America is continously assailed by the enemy from within.  As disobedient and disloyal nuns continue to scandalize and mislead the faithful, the majority of bishops and priests remain silent to the point that others accuse them of collaboraton by tacitly supporting these Socialists.  And if their recents actions are any indication, they will continue to support Obama, his party of death and the culture of corruption this coming election unless the lay people do something.  The answer is in our hands.

Mar 24, 2010

Video: Islam: What the West Needs to Know


Source http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sm-GBMUqRU8 or click here

Trailer to the feature documentary. Reveals the truth about Islam, the Koran, and Muhammad. What you won't hear from any other source.  http://www.whatthewestneedstoknow.com/

Watch the entire documentary at YouTube.  Do  a search on:  Islam: What the West Needs To Know.
There are 22 videos.

Mar 23, 2010

Abp. Chaput: Exposes Fake Catholic Groups' Role in Obamacare

As current federal health-care legislation moves forward toward law, we need to draw several lessons from events of the last weeks and months:


First, the bill passed by the House on March 21 is a failure of decent lawmaking.  It has not been “fixed.”  It remains unethical and defective on all of the issues pressed by the U.S. bishops and prolife groups for the past seven months....
Second, the Executive Order promised by the White House to ban the use of federal funds for abortion does not solve the many problems with the bill, which is why the bishops did not -- and still do not – see it as a real solution.  Executive Orders can be rescinded or reinterpreted at any time. ...
Third, the combination of pressure and disinformation used to break the prolife witness on this bill among Democratic members of Congress – despite the strong resistance to this legislation that continues among American voters – should put an end to any talk by Washington leaders about serving the common good or seeking common ground....



Fourth, self-described “Catholic” groups have done a serious disservice to justice, to the Church, and to the ethical needs of the American people by undercutting the leadership and witness of their own bishops.  For groups like Catholics United, this is unsurprising.  In their effect, if not in formal intent, such groups exist to advance the interests of a particular political spectrum.  Nor is it newsworthy from an organization like Network, which – whatever the nature of its good work -- has rarely shown much enthusiasm for a definition of “social justice” that includes the rights of the unborn child. 
But the actions of the Catholic Health Association (CHA) in providing a deliberate public counter-message to the bishops were both surprising and profoundly disappointing; and also genuinely damaging.  In the crucial final days of debate on health-care legislation, CHA lobbyists worked directly against the efforts of the American bishops in their approach to members of Congress.  The bad law we now likely face, we owe in part to the efforts of the Catholic Health Association and similar “Catholic” organizations. 

Archbishop of Denver 
Most Reverend Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M. Cap.
303-715-3129 
shepherd@archden.org


Excerpted from ARCHBISHOP CHAPUT's column at  http://www.archden.org/index.cfm/ID/3631 or click here for complete article.

Video: Ronald Reagan on Socialism. Accurate, Alarming


Source http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9jK2_trRPRk or click here

Description:In 1961 Ronald Reagan warned the public of socialism and how it can creep in slowly. His words ring eerily true today, im my opinion even more true today than ever before in this country's history.This audio was aired by Glenn Beck on his radio program on 8/28/09.

Mar 22, 2010

Videos: Dictatorship of the proletariat (voted for by American public?)


In Marxism, the dictatorship of the proletariat denotes the transitional socialist State between the capitalist class society and the classless communist society. During the transition, the State can be nothing but the revolutionary dictatorship of the proletariat,[1] The term, dictatorship, refers to the Classical Roman dictatura concept — republican and constitutional with absolute power while Marx's dictatorship of proletariat is revolutionary government with majority (proletarian) support which wield absolute power to replace the incumbent capitalist economic system and its socio-political supports, i.e. the “dictatorship of the bourgeoisie"
More at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dictatorship_of_the_proletariat


"First of all, then we have to say the American public overwhelmingly voted for socialism when they elected President Obama," Sharpton said. "Let's not act as though the president didn't tell the American people - the president offered the American people health reform when he ran. He was overwhelmingly elected running on that and he has delivered what he promised."  Read more at http://carolyntackettscloset.blogspot.com/2010/03/hell-hath-frozen-over.html or click here



Source http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4uTz4seeIpM or click here


Source http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZVUr5WYjJHQ or click here

Videos: Socialist Republic of Obama or God Bless the USA

"Freedom is not free!"  We have to make a stand before we lose the land of freedom.

The Icon of the New Socialist America

Source http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GdtqtfXdR-c or click here

The Land of Freedom Wrought by Our Forefathers and Sustained by the Sacrifice of Patriots

Source http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RINqibpWOzQ or click here

Mar 21, 2010

Pic: My mom's gonna kill me (2)

Video: Proves Media Lied Re: Racist Slurs by Demonstrators

On Saturday the media reported without a shred of evidence that tea party protesters were shouting obscenities and “n***er” at black Representatives on Capitol Hill. The representatives said it happened as they walked from the Longworth office building to the Rayburn office building.


But in the video, you can see and hear that none of those allegations are true.  The media lied.

Source http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-SCs6pSE8_I or click here

Mar 20, 2010

Video: GOP Comeback Led by Governors


Source:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7ACUkWiji0g or click here

Videos: "America's Comeback" vs "A Little Socialism is OK Move On".

A Little Socialism:  Very few people turned out, but that didn't prevent the scene from turning dramatic as a couple of Obama supporters tossed around accusations of racism, called everyone idiots, and asked the absurd question: "What's wrong with a little bit of Socialism?"

Source: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6hZ79RHOmeI or link here

America's Comeback:  Washington is increasingly trouncing on your freedoms. Its time to fight back from the states. Join America's Comeback by visiting governorsalliance.com

Source:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nRiAlESWJ8E or click here

Mar 19, 2010

Dissident nuns support of Obamacare exaggerated. Faithful nuns oppose et. al.

Mama (Mary) says, "Knock you out!"

The LCWR, a coalition of liberal nuns came out with a statement supporting Obama's bill despite the bishops' objections and teachings to the contrary.  There was sensationalized by the MSM only to be disproven upon close examination.  Go to http://weeklystandard.com/blogs/media-malpractice-washpost-reports-all-59000-nuns-us-support-obamacare  or click here.  These dissenters are the same ones who oppose the Vatican inspection.

The faithful nuns represented by CMSWR, the Council of Major Superiors of Women Religious,  issued their own statement that opposed Obamacare.  See below:

March 18, 2010 - In a March 15th statement, Cardinal Francis George, OMI, of Chicago, president of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, spoke on behalf of the United States Bishops in opposition to the Senate's version of the health care legislation under consideration because of its expansion of abortion funding and its lack of adequate provision for conscience protection. Recent statements from groups like Network, the Catholic Health Association and the Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR) directly oppose the Catholic Church's position on critical issues of health care reform.


The Council of Major Superiors of Women Religious, the second conference of Major Superiors of Women Religious in the United States, believes the Bishops' position is the authentic teaching of the Catholic Church.

Protection of life and freedom of conscience are central to morally responsible judgment. We join the bishops in seeking ethically sound legislation.

Mother Mary Quentin Sheridan, R.S.M.
President
On behalf of the Membership of the Council of Major Superiors of Women Religious

In my opinion, the liberal nuns have to be taken to task for misleading the faithful in such a crucial matter.  Their bad example and infidelity should no longer be tolerated.  These misguided souls need to retract their statements, repair the damage of their past offenses and sin no more.  But since this is not the first time, I doubt if they will do that.  So, we need to stop donating to their orders and causes and let them know why.  If they won't stop, then they have no business being a nun;  they should pack their bags and go home.  We don't want their false teachings and scandals.  We may picket their houses to show them what abortion is;  they might think the fetus is just a glob of blood. 

We can also contact the bishops where they operate with that same message and request him to expel them from his diocese.  We can contact their superiors at Rome and even the Vatican office for nuns.  Something needs to be done because, they will continue if they are not checked.  See what damage that has done in the past and being now and will be done later.

Incredible and abhorrent.

Update: From the dissenters, I cross referenced their orders with a list of Catholic religious institutions from Wikipedia. After removing the duplicates, I can only find 25 groups among the 323 orders listed; 11 do not appear in the list.


25 Orders with dissenting nuns:
Our Lady of Victory Missionary Sisters
Religious of Jesus and Mary
Religious of the Sacred Heart of Mary
School Sisters of Notre Dame
School Sisters of St. Francis
Servants of Jesus Leadership Team
Servants of Mary (Servite Sisters)
Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary,
Sisters of Charity
Sisters of Charity of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Sisters of Mercy of the Americas Leadership Team
Sisters of Notre Dame
Sisters of Social Service
Sisters of St. Francis
Sisters of St. Francis of Penance and Christian Charity St. Francis Province
Sisters of St. Joseph of Peace
Sisters of St. Joseph of the Third Order of St. Francis
Sisters of the Holy Family
Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary
Society of the Holy Child Jesus
The Congregation of St. Joseph
Ursuline Sisters of Cleveland

11 groups do not match the list from Wikipedia:
x Franciscan Sisters of Mary
x Sisters of St Francis
x Sisters of St. Dominic
x Sisters of ST. Francis of Philadelphia
x Sisters of St. Louis, California Region
x Sisters of the Eucharistic Covenant
x Sisters of the Holy Faith
x Sisters of the Holy Names
x Sisters of the Precious Blood
x Sisters of the Presentation, San Francisco
x  The Congregation of Sisters of St. Agnes

Sources:
http://www.catholicnewsagency.com/news/archbishop_chaput_those_confusing_catholic_stance_on_health_care_will_bear_blame_if_bill_passes/
Serious indictment from Abp. Chaput.  "Those confusion Catholic stance on health care bill will bear blame if bill passes.

http://actsoftheapostasy.blogspot.com/2010/03/good-nuns-v-bad-nuns.html Re: graphic & scoop.

http://weeklystandard.com/blogs/read-bill-senate-plan-would-pay-abortions-community-health-centers-0
Re:  Senate bill would allow community health care centers to directly fund abortions with federal money.

http://www.creativeminorityreport.com/2010/03/text-of-nuns-letter-endorsing-obamacare.html
Re:  Liberal nuns' letter and their identities and orders

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Catholic_religious_order  lists of existing religious institutions in the Roman Catholic Church

US Democracy: Bypassed, Opposed, Denied

Mar 14, 2010

Desecration in Arch. of Wash. DC Church (My Journey)


Desecration is taking a consecrated item and not using it for God.  A church is a sacred space, specially the sanctuary.  Correct me if I am wrong, but to use it for a regular musical concert that is not part of any liturgical or para-liturgical service is desecration.  This is what I accidentally discovered tonight, but it may not be an accident.  Here's why.

We went to NJ for my mother-in-law's birthday yesterday.  After loading the van with luggages, all 4 kids and my lovely wife, I felt a strong urge to bring the camera - like something was going to happen.  So, I went back to the house for it.  I even told my wife, I have this strange urge to get the camera.  I hope there's not going to be an accident.  

Today, I took the kids to Mass but left my wife with her siblings for a serious a family caucus.  I told her that she has to be done by 2 pm, so that she can catch the last Mass in our parish.  But they took an hour longer.  So, when I reached the DC area I noted that we cannot reach our parish in time.  I did recall a church in the vicinity, so I took a chance and went there instead.  My lot was full so I dropped my wife off and took the kids in the playground.  After a few minutes, my wife came out and said, "There's no Mass.  It's a concert."  That's where the pictures came from.

Perhaps the Lord wanted me to see and show these because, he wants his churches to be a place of prayer and not a musical auditorium - like this is his way of complaining.  In case, you want to follow up, you may contact the Chancery of the Archdiocese of Washington, D.C.  They'll recognize the church as soon as they see the pictures.  

Office for Worship Promotes liturgical formation and celebration in parish communities; provides formation for liturgical ministers, Christian initiation coordinators, catechists, sponsors and team members.
Director: Rev. Mark Knestout, 301-853-4594    mknestout@adw.org

Mar 12, 2010

My Journey: Communion on Tongue Childish ? et. al.

I went for the parents' class of the First Communicants and was surprised by how our parish priest characterized receiving Holy Communion on the tongue.  He said, "If we had hang-ups with receiving communion by the hand and want to be fed like a child, then the option of receive it on the tongue is still available but, we must teach our kids that they can receive it by the hand."  I was doing that because I did not want particles of the consecrated host to be left in my palm.

I had the cable TV service cut off and it worked wonders.  We sleep earlier and there was less mischief in the house - usually when kids mimic the cartoon network characters.  The family night prayers are succeeding and my good night talks have been received eagerly.  Last night, I spoke about the Eucharistic miracles - the blood showing in the host and the donkey kneeling at the manager.  Since my kids go to public schools, they have been exposed to non-believers so, they question a lot e.g. "Hiow do I know that?  etc..."    I patiently addressed their questions but in the end, it boils down to faith in Jesus Who is God.

Mar 11, 2010

Democrats Prepare “Slaughter Solution” to Ram Unpopular Health Care Takeover Through Congress Without a Vote

If we snooze, we lose.  So, be warned of the latest.  A deparate scheme by which Democratic leaders plan to bend the rules to ram President Obama’s massive health care legislation through Congress now has a name: the Slaughter Solution.


The Slaughter Solution is a plan by Rep. Louise Slaughter (D-NY), the Democratic chair of the powerful House Rules Committee and a key ally of Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), to get the health care legislation through the House without an actual vote on the Senate-passed health care bill. You see, Democratic leaders currently lack the votes needed to pass the Senate health care bill through the House. Under Slaughter’s scheme, Democratic leaders will overcome this problem by simply “deeming” the Senate bill passed in the House - without an actual vote by members of the House.

Read more at  http://gopleader.gov/UploadedFiles/CD_03-10-10_Slaughter_Preps_Rule_To_Avoid_Direct_Vote_On_Senate_Bill.pdf  or click here

Mar 6, 2010

Video: Sen. Paul Ryan. Healthcare reform needs a sound fix.


Everyone wants to fix the insurance problem. But a solution that is filled with fraudulent accounting does not inspire confidence. Paul Ryan presents CBO numbers and their ramifications. Why not work with the GOP for a real solution - not one that is bogus.  (Source:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zPxMZ1WdINs  or click here.)


Video: Did ABC debunk Stupak's claims about abortion funding in healthcare reform bill?

Source:  http://mediamatters.org/mmtv/201003040058


Stupak argues that in an insurance exchange, which is part of the health care overhaul bill, the current standing regulations on abortions will not be enough to prevent federal funding from going toward those services.

The language in the Senate health care bill restricts the use of public funds for abortion services. BUT private insurance plans that are offered in the insurance exchange CAN COVER ABORTION IF FUNDS FOR THE PROCEDURE ARE USED ONLY FROM PREMIUMS PAID BY BENEFICIARES. States have the option of banning coverage in insurance plans brought in insurance marketplaces.

"I'm not involved in the head count but they are lucky if they have 150 votes," Stupak told ABCNews.com. "They have to make a lot of improvements in order to get House members to vote for it. Members are not enamored with the process or contents of the bill." 

"Give us our language. Let's keep current law: No public funding for abortion." 

Mar 5, 2010

Go therefore into liberal web sites and proclaim the truth

If you have a Facebook account, you can become a fan of the Huffington Post. Yes, you read it right – a fan of the most liberal web site in this political town. I did and as a fan, I posted links in their page or wall. Half of my posts stayed up; the others got taken down after someone from Planned Parenthood, I suspect, reported them. The thing is, this group has over 18,000 fans, so by the time my posting has been taken down, it received some exposure. And that is big because as Ralph Waldo Emerson wrote, “Sow a thought and you reap an action; sow an act and you reap a habit; sow a habit and you reap a character; sow a character and you reap a destiny.”

Then, I go in their postings and put in my 2 cents – usually the dissenting opinion but hey, it’s fun. I get challenged a lot because of my thoughts, but I respond respectfully and reasonably. And that’s where the payoff comes because people who were previously misinformed get to see the truth. Some don’t want it but others do. I don’t go in there saying, “the Pope says so”; instead, I take the Abp. Chaput and Fr. Barron approach of conversing with the world, defending truths and rights in the public square with reason. My greatest win so far was when a furious pro-abort raised the question of a cancerous uterus that has a living fetus. I presented St. Thomas Aquinas’ principle of double effect assuring her that it is moral to remove the cancerous uterus despite the collateral damage to the fetus. And that changed her tone. She doesn’t bust my chops whenever she sees my comments.

I found out that these liberals don’t reject the Church or religion as much as the caricature of the Church or religion. So, when I share their values of advocating for the poor and the disenfranchised, they become more open to my point of view.

So far, the posts that I still have standing there are a graphic depiction of abortion, the latest “Right to Life” march in DC, the MSM biased reporting of it, a primer on the public option, Alveda King’s sharing about her abortion and a few more. These are powerful presentations that they allowed surprisingly.

Preaching to the choir and sharing within a nurturing community at my blog site and those of kindred spirits have its value and place. But I think there is a need to go beyond comfortable zones into the public square. There was news about the Pope encouraging priests and lay folks to blog and participate in the forum of ideas. I did and found it rewarding because, I saw their perspective as well and tended to demonize them less.

St. John Bosco said that he is willing to tip his berretta to the devil if the devil will allow him to snatch a soul from hell. The Huffington Post is an interesting place and definitely one where people can be snatched from falsity into truth.

Video: Tensions Mount at Louisville Abortion Clinic

Click the link -> Creative Minority Report: Tensions Mount at Louisville Abortion Clinic#comments#comments
or go to http://www.creativeminorityreport.com/2010/03/tensions-mount-at-louisville-abortion.html#comments


Check out the video posted at this link and watch a tiny sidewalk counsellor make a last ditch effort to save the unborn child. The comments are also inspiring and informative.


Patty in CT wrote "You have to wonder if at that moment, God is allowing the voices of those Guardian Angels (of both Mother and Child) to be given human form in those counselors for life. Can't you just see the Angelic figures pleading for the souls of those they have been sent to guide? Oh, it makes my heart weep!"

The escorts actually have a blog http://www.everysaturdaymorning.wordpress.com/ that gives prolifers an insight on how we are viewed by the other side.  As Sarah wrote, "It's like some kind of alternate universe to read ..."

Mar 4, 2010

Video: Who dat Oreo in da house.

Pushing a so-called healthcare reform that funds abortion is not being a brother.  It is supporting the supremacists' agenda to cut down the African-American population.

Video Source http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0b8ps-KTCQM&feature=player_embedded or click here

Mar 3, 2010

Video: Adoption: Give your child a chance at life.

From the video.  Planned Parenthood (a nonprofit) made over $115 million in profits in 2008 as a result of their 300,000+ abortions performed. We shine light on the truth about Planned Parenthood's propaganda that prevents many from understanding what's really at issue. Quite simply, if you have your child, they make no profit. The issue of Abortion goes beyond the buzz words of 'Choice' and 'Reproductive Freedom'. There are much deeper questions and stories that defy the pro-abortion myths. My story is just one of them.


Source http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9abmsYyuhVw or click here

Video: Tough times make fearful whites turn against minorities

They were stolen from their homes, locked in chains and taken across an ocean. And for more than 200 years, their blood and sweat would help to build the richest and most powerful nation the world has ever known.

But when slavery ended, their welcome was over. America's wealthy elite had decided it was time for them to disappear and they were not particular about how it might be done.

What you are about to see is that the plan these people set in motion 150 years ago is still being carried out today. So don't think that this is history. It is not. It is happening right here, and it's happening right now. http://www.maafa21.com



Source http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zLnNi_qb7nY or click here

Mar 1, 2010

Chain letter that will get your parish the perfect priest.

The Perfect Priest


The results of a computerized survey indicate the perfect priest preaches exactly fifteen minutes. He condemns sins but never upsets anyone. He works from 8:00 AM until midnight and is also a janitor. He makes $50 a week, wears good clothes, buys good books, drives a good car, and gives about $50 weekly to the poor. He is 28 years old and has preached 30 years. He has a burning desire to work with teenagers and spends all of his time with senior citizens.

The perfect priest smiles all the time with a straight face because he has a sense of humor that keeps him seriously dedicated to his work. He makes 15 calls daily on parish families, shut-ins and the hospitalized, and is always in his office when needed.

If your priest does not measure up, simply send this letter to six other churches that are tired of their priest, too. Then bundle up your priest and send him to the church on the top of the list. In one week, you will receive 1,643 priests and one of them will be perfect. Have faith in this procedure.

One parish broke the chain and got its old priest back in less than three weeks.

Copied from Fr. Z 

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