Sep 7, 2010

Video: The War With No Name

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Our freaking elites don't even want to identify the enemy by name.

Description:  America At Risk, hosted by Newt and Callista Gingrich, vividly demonstrates the dangers facing America, one decade after the attacks on 9/11. Today, Washington refuses to tell the truth about the war we are fighting. According to experts, we are at war with radical Islamists - and it is a war we are losing. By Citizens United Productions.

Video: French push back Muslims who take over Paris and defy civil laws. Vive la France!

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The French have become increasingly fed up with what they see as the growing Islamization of France. .. The Christian Broadcasting Network CBN http://www.cbn.com  Vive la France!

Quid pro quo: trophies in the fields of blood and burning the book of terrorists

Burning the Q'uran is as offensive as building the trophy mosque at ground Zero & the trophy Crescent at PA. So at least, Muslims have an idea of how we feel. So, if they want to mark the fields of blood with their trophies, then they should be prepared to watch how others will mark their opposition to Islamic terrorism. Now I ask, why does Obama oppose the right to burn the Q'uran but support the right to build the mosque?


BTW, turning the other cheek does not mean becoming a doormat of terrorists.  http://divine-ripples.blogspot.com/2008/12/turning-other-cheek-christian-conflict.html
Jesus did not turn the other cheek.  The meaning of the teaching is in contrast with the eye for an eye teaching on retribution.  Christians don't stew in hatred until we have exacted revenge.  But we don't walk around with a kick me sign taped on the backs and love it when other actually give us a quick swift one.

Behold the lack luster liberal mind that has pretty much figured everyone out.

by Michael Ramirez

Behold the lack luster liberal mind that has pretty much figured everyone out to be uneducated, stupid and greedy bigotted racists. Why then can't they figure out why people hate their guts?

Here's a clue for all you Democrats out there, you're wrong about how you see us.  Once you can adjust to that paradigm, then you'll realize why people will rise against you.  Don't take too long because November is almost here.

Does due diligence require sending your kid to a private school?

Ten years ago, I carried him with one arm and anticipated his first word. Ten years from now, I’ll probably drop him off in college and help him lug his crate to his dorm. And then it’ll be practically over. Except for Thanksgiving and Christmas, he’ll be out there on his own with his life and whatever I’ve done to shape it.

With this in mind, I cherish every minute that I spend with him these days and try not to yell at him for every little flaw. Instead of ordering him around, I give him a hand with his chores and I ask him to ride with me so that we can have a conversation. That way, I get to understand what led him to punch his 7 year old sister the night before.

I am also spending my retirement savings on his schooling as I enrolled him in Catholic school this year. I figured, how can I enjoy my retirement if my son turns out to be a bum. He is just in middle school but I think it’s time to take him out of public schools. It’s the environment. Even if I opt out of having him take sex-ed, everyone else will be talking about how they did it. As a former educator, I am well aware of the tremendous impact of peers on kids his age.

Some people say that he’ll be exposed to that anyway even in Catholic schools. Even if that is true, the exposure is limited. It won’t be the culture but rather a deviation; in public school, it is the atmosphere. A speaker in my wife’s convention this year shared how he got lost in a public school restroom and found kids huddled together watching others engage in oral sex.

Others think that I am being snobbish and elitist but putting my kid there. They don’t have a clue that it is about faith not elegance or prestige. Still others consider that purity is overrated. They say just teach my kids about protected sex so they don’t get pregnant or masturbation is natural and is really no big deal. I guess they can only speak of what they know. Talking to them about purity, innocence and chastity is like casting pearls to hogs.  Then there's the all time favorite, "I went to public school and I turned out alright."  I am not much of a diplomat so all I can say to that is, "I want my son to turn out better than myself ... or yourself for that matter.  The mission that I have from God is to make saints out of my children and my wife.  Saints."
To St. John Bosco who produced almost a hundred canonized saints over the past 100 years, purity is everything. A chaste mind, heart and body is a practical submission of oneself to God, a faith lived out and the beginning of the love of God. The world and the tempter dismiss these as little things because, that is how people fall - little by little.

I have 5 kids. Catholic middle school is 6 grand a year and high school is 13 grand. We’ll take it one day at a time as the Lord’s prayer asks only for , “... our daily bread…”. And even if I end up never retiring in this life and shopping with food stamps at the end, then I’ll just retire in heaven. St. John Bosco used to say that.

Though I know I can’t shelter them all their lives, I sure will do everything I can so that at the end, I will have no regrets. I would have gone all out at this war for my children's salvation.  There won't any "if only I did this"  Besides, God will never be outdone in fidelity and generosity so who knows?

(painting by Norman Rockwell)

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