July 26, 2018

Transvestite Boy Denied Communion in Charlotte for Chewing Gum

Jack Kemp

Read the details. Claim kid's chewing gum violated not eating rules before communion.


https://www.charlotteobserver.com/living/religion/article214952345.html


Was she (sic) denied Communion because she'd been chewing gum  or because she's transgender? (sic again)

Lilliana Reddâs daughter, who is transgender (sic), was refused Communion during a Sunday Mass this month at St. Vincent de Paul, one of Charlotte's more conservative Catholic churches.
Nobody disputes that it happened.

But Redd and the Catholic Diocese of Charlotte do disagree on why 15-year-old Maxine Arbelo  nicknamed Max  was turned away by a Eucharistic minister at the parish's Spanish-language Mass on July 15.

Her mother believes it was because Max, who was wearing makeup and a pink top, identifies as a girl. Sheâ's been transitioning since January, taking hormone pills and seeing a psychologist.

Diocese spokesman David Hains said the priest who celebrated the Mass that day told him it was because Max was chewing gum  thereby violating a Catholic rule that calls for fasting for at least one hour before receiving Communion."

Read the whole article at Charlotte  Observer. more...

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Rosenstein Impeachment Proceeds

Timothy Birdnow

Republicans have begun the impeachment process for Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein.

According to Fox News:

"A group of 11 House Republicans introduced five articles of impeachment against Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein Wednesday evening.

The impeachment articles accuse Rosenstein of intentionally withholding documents and information from Congress, failure to comply with congressional subpoenas and abuse of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA)." more...

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July 25, 2018

Ben Shapiro's Hypocrisy on James Gunn and Roy Moore

Timothy Birdnow

Ben Shapiro is defending James Gunn for his pedophilia "Jokes".

From Gateway Pundit:

"Shapiro wrote "that firing [Gunn] for vile old joke tweets is bad precedent and a mistake,” and that "

here is no limiting principle to the outrage mob.” This is like a circus ringleader denouncing the Ringling Bros.

Gunn appears to have authored hundreds of anecdotes and jokes, spread across several years as an aged adult, on his blog and Twitter accounts (which were subsequently scrubbed). Gunn’s apology, like Shapiro’s purposefully bland extended defense of Gunn, was telling. Neither mentioned what Gunn was actually excused of, instead both reduced Gunn’s comments to "jokes.”

Should someone who jokes about the molestation and abuse of children be directing children movies?

Well, consumers, especially parents, certainly didn’t think so. Subsequently, a private corporation made the decision to fire James Gunn

Are we, citizens and consumers Shapiro labeled the "outrage mob,” not allowed to be vocal participants in the marketplace? Does Gunn’s pedophilistic speech, championed by Shapiro, nullify our criticism of that speech? None of Gunn’s opponents are arguing that he go to jail or the government be used against him.
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You Don't have to be a Virgin to be a Consecrated Virgin According to Pope Francis

Timothy Birdnow

Pope Francis, the aging hipster Pontiff, says virginity is not a prerequisite for being a Consecrated Virgin (I?)

From PJ Media:

"Thus to have kept her body in perfect continence or to have practised the virtue of chastity in an exemplary way, while of great importance with regard to the discernment, are not essential prerequisites in the absence of which admittance to consecration is not possible," Francis wrote.

This seems to conflict with the official "Rite of Consecration to a Life of Virginity," which this teaching did not change. The USACV presented a literal translation of the Latin:

Those Women to Whom the Virginal Consecration May be Imparted: a) In the case of virgins leading lives in the world it is required that they have never celebrated marriage and that they have not publicly or manifestly lived in a state contrary to chastity.

For nearly 2,000 years, "the Church has sought to guard the integrity of consecrated virginity and the uniquely virginal eschatological sign it represents."

"In stating that the virgin seeking consecration must 'have not publicly or manifestly lived in a stated contrary to chastity,' the criterion is specifying that virginity is a minimum requirement for consecration," the USACV wrote. "There are some egregious violations of chastity that, even if not strictly violating virginity, would disqualify a woman from receiving the consecration of virgins."

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Someone really should tell the Pope that the Playboy Club closed in 1991 and it still is a bad idea.


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Trump's Star on Walk of Fame Vandalized

Timothy Birdnow

What a bunch of babies!

From Newser:

"This time, a man who had a pickax hidden in a guitar case almost completely destroyed the star, reducing it to mostly rubble, NBC Los Angeles reports. The suspect left the pickax at the star and reported the incident to police himself, around 3:30am Wednesday, and later turned himself in. Graffiti was later added to the already-destroyed star, CBS Los Angeles reports".

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Notice how liberals are the ones to do this sort of destructive and childish thing. They really are adolescents who have never grown up.

Bet the vandal gets off with a wrist slap in the utopia People's Republic of California.

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Luddite eco-imperialists claim to be virtuous

Paul Driessen

Poor families in impoverished countries face formidable foes: an absence of electricity, roads and other infrastructure; corrupt, kleptocratic governments; nonexistent property rights to secure loans; well-financed eco-imperialists whose policies perpetuate poverty, malnutrition and disease.

Now they face even harder struggles, as a coalition of well-financed malcontents, agitators and pressure groups has formed a social-political movement called "AgroEcology.” Coalition members despise fossil fuels, chemical pesticides and fertilizers, biotechnology, corporations, capitalism, and even farm machinery and all facets of modern agriculture. It’s anti-GMO organic food activism on steroids, promoting all the latest in PC fads and terminology: "food sovereignty,” the "right to subsistence farming by indigenous people” and "the right of peoples to culturally appropriate food,” to cite a few.

Our informative commentary explores this bizarre, anti-technology, anti-humanity movement, which seeks to impose practices and living standards that these self-righteous agitators would never live under themselves.


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What Putin Conceded To Trump

William Been

Due to the relentless, and I believe totally unjustified attacks be the major media, the perspective of Dick Morris may be worthwhile for anyone you know who still relies on Mainstream Media for information.

http://www.dickmorris.com/important-what-putin-conceded-to-trump-lunch-alert/?utm_source=dmreports&utm_medium=dmreports&utm_campaign=dmreports[/link[

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Defund Planned Parenthood!

Timothy Birdnow

Priests for Life alerts us that the comment period for the Trump Administration's plan to defund Planned Parenthood closes on July 31. For Americans who find PP evil and abhorrent, or just don't think taxpayer dollars should go to enrich a bunch of abortion proponents this is an opportunity to cut off the gravy train to the nation's preeminent serial killers.

Priests for Life make the following points:

"For decades, Planned Parenthood and other abortionists have been able to use Title X family planning money to subsidize their abortion businesses. They use the funds to partially pay for abortionists’ salaries, abortion clinic overhead, and other abortion-related expenses. As long as abortion clinics and Title X programs are located under the same roof, they can do this under current rules.

The new Trump rules, however, change all that. Modeled after measures initiated by the Reagan Administration and upheld by the Supreme Court in 1991, today’s proposed regulations would require Title X family planning programs to be financially and physically separate from businesses that perform or refer for abortions.

Since Planned Parenthood refuses to separate its family planning and abortion "services,” they would no longer receive the $60 million in Title X money that they are now given. No wonder Planned Parenthood is howling!

Our time to act is now!"

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Here is a link to help guide you through the process of submitting comments on this topic. The serial killers are very busy submitting comments of their own, so we need to act now.

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July 24, 2018

The Cradle of Mind

Timothy Birdnow

In the course of discussing the removal of the Kipling poem "If" from a mural at Manchester University, Carl R. Trueman strikes at the heart of postmodern liberalism.

From First Things:

"That takes us to the heart of the problem. Postcolonial theory, for all its jargon, is built upon simplistic binaries: white versus black, male versus female, straight versus queer, the West versus the Rest. And it’s a zero-sum game: If somebody is poor or oppressed, then the culprit just has to be that person who is rich or free. Postcolonial critique can be culled from a Wikipedia entry, grasped in an instant, and deployed with ease through the medium of the moment: Twitter, with its truncation of all intelligent discourse.

Postcolonial theory offers a vision of the world that has no more moral sophistication than the typical B-movie Western from the 1950s, where the goodies and baddies were identifiable by the color of their hats. It is the perfect ideology for the imperialist parvenus of our culture of virtuous victimhood, who want to feel superior without the bother of having to respect the views of others, and who want to appear savvy without the intellectual effort of understanding their opponents. It is both intellectually and morally lazy, but its advocates seem to be getting away with it. Then again, bullies typically do—whether we are talking of the old imperialists with pith helmets and handlebar mustaches, or the new ones with tattoos and hashtags. more...

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China’s Total Warfare Strategy

Timothy Birdnow

A quick note; I agree with Printus almost all of the time, but disagree that the Soviets weren't doing this sort of thing too. They were fighting us in all sorts of spheres but their options were more limited than the Chinese, who have the benefit of a more connected, more easily accessed world.  Printus forgets that the Russians were in Africa (along with the Cubans) building roads and establishing toeholds. Why were so many Subsaharan African nations infested with Communists? For that matter, he forgets that the Soviets created Liberation Theology to turn Latin America against us.  They surely did it too, but the Chinese are better positioned - especially since they are flush with cash from the United States. The USSR never had that.

From Americans for Limited Government:

While the left and mainstream media are looking at Russia because of some Facebook memes, the real threat is gaining steam around the globe

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Lead Balloons at the New York Times

Dana Mathewson

It is seldom if ever that the New York Times publishes a study that debunks one of the majority of its readers' precious talking points.

Remember awhile back when we were bludgeoned with the idea that the powers-that-be in Flint, MI were poisoning (that's the word) its citizens (and of course, especially the children) with intolerably high levels of lead in the city water? And that somehow it was the fault of Republicans, though the city of Flint has been governed by Democrats since the days of (approximately) Andy Jackson?

Well, 'taint so, folks, and believe it or not, The Old Gray Lady informs us of the fact, here: -- well, Power Line tells us here, and links to the Times' article: https://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2018/07/getting-the-lead-out-at-the-ny-times.php



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July 23, 2018

Persian Springs and a War of Words

Timothy Birdnow

A war of words erupted between Iran and President Trump, with The Donald threatening to, well:

To Iranian President Rouhani: NEVER, EVER THREATEN THE UNITED STATES AGAIN OR YOU WILL SUFFER CONSEQUENCES THE LIKES OF WHICH FEW THROUGHOUT HISTORY HAVE EVER SUFFERED BEFORE. WE ARE NO LONGER A COUNTRY THAT WILL STAND FOR YOUR DEMENTED WORDS OF VIOLENCE & DEATH. BE CAUTIOUS!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 23, 2018

Turns out Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has been promoting regime change to the expatriated Iranian community.

According to Asia Times Online: more...

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Obama Cheesed at the Mad Hungarian Soros

Dana Mathewson

Speaking of Georgie Soros, did you see this? He and Zippy aren't exactly bosom buddies these days. http://greatamericandaily.com/obama-is-furious-at-george-soros/

And it makes good sense.

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Investigation Slams Minnesota Law Enforcement's Handling of Rape Cases

Dana Mathewson

Can that be a pig that just flew past my office window? The Strib does some decent reporting for a change -- of course, our president doesn't figure in this one, so they actually have a chance.

 
Only three comments so far, and one of them (rightly, I believe) castigates local Muslims for the problem.

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Why Are the Democrats and the Spooks Suddenly so Ferociously Anti-Putin?

Dana Mathewson

Short and Sweet, from the excellent Michael Ledeen.

The last sentence sums it up beautifully: "It seems to me that the Democrats are accusing Trump of doing what they actually did." No surprise from the party that learned everything from Saul Alinski.

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The Dems' stolen new slogan

Jack Kemp

We have just been informed (at American Thinker) that the Democrat's new election slogan is "Of the People." Really?

For openers, "Of the People," as in "of the people, by the people and for the people" is part of the concluding words of Republican Abraham Lincoln's Gettysburg Address, a speech near the end of the Southern Democrat's war that, in major part, was about keeping slavery legal in the U.S..

Now the Dems are running on words stolen from an iconic Republican speech. Someone needs to remind them - to their embarrassment - where the Dems got those words.

Well, I guess the Dems these days don't like any words in William Jennings Bryan's iconic "Cross of Gold" speech that they want to quote. That speech was pro-Christianity and pro-silver-backed currency, two things that Democrats cannot abide these days.

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July 22, 2018

3D Printed Gun Info Is Protected Speech

Dana Mathewson

The federal government has finally recognized the obvious – that sharing instructions on how to make guns with 3D printers counts as constitutionally protected speech.


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USA Today fires foul Trump hater for vicious tweet

Jack Kemp forwards this:

Never-Trump columnist makes vile attack against ex-campaign staffer toddlers, quickly fired by USA Today

A bitter, intensely personal online exchange between former Trump campaign aide Michael Caputo and Cheri Jacobus, the now former USA Today columnist, took an ugly turn when the Trump critic attacked Caputo’s daughters, suggesting that they be used at “parties” by convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein.

Epstein, of course, being the disgraced financier and Bill Clinton mega-donor who was convicted in 2008 of soliciting sex from an underage girl.

Jacobus appeared to start the brouhaha when she criticized Caputo in a tweet, and he responded with a series of tweets that used the hashtag #BitterChildlessAlone to mock her.

But she crossed all lines of decency when she brought his young daughters into the fray.

“Are your daughters ugly like you? Or can Trump use them at the Epstein parties so they can survive when you’re broke, bitter, along and in prison for treason?” Jacobus tweeted at one point.

(He replied

Michael Caputo ✔ @MichaelRCaputo
.@usatodayopinion I’m sure it’s totally normal for one of your columnists to Tweet suggesting the rape of toddler girls. Right?
9:45 AM - Jul 19, 2018

Read the rest at Bizpac review!

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Feds crack down on bogus veteran charities

Jack Kemp forwards this:

Stopping stolen valor: Uncle Sam cracks down on bogus veterans charities
Operation Donate with Honor seeks to expose fraudulent fundraisers

For many donors, Help the Vets sounded like a great cause: The group said contributions would benefit disabled veterans by helping pay for medical care, assist with suicide prevention, even fund family retreats.

As it turned out, however, Help the Vets was a “sham charity” that primarily benefited its founder and president, Neil G. “Paul” Paulson, who raised $11 million over three years by misleading soft-hearted contributors, according to a complaint filed Wednesday by federal and state authorities.

Read the rest at the Washington Times.

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NEA Gives Kaepernick an Award. Members now can leglly avoid NEA dues

This courtesy of Jack Kemp

Teachers and Coaches Should Quit NEA in Wake of Kaepernick Award

From the article:

"In this ideological hothouse, it isn’t surprising that the National Education Association bestowed its “Human and Civil Rights Award” upon Colin Kaepernick on Sunday evening, July 1, at the Minneapolis Convention Center. He was among a dozen luminaries so honored, a roster that included former First Lady Michelle Obama, the Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance, Muslim Girls Making Change, and LGBT activist Chris Sgro. Kaepernick recently started up his own organization, the Know Your Rights Camp, to “raise awareness on higher education, self-empowerment, and instruction to properly interact with law enforcement in various scenarios.” NEA President Lily Eskelsen Garcia was effusive in her praise:

The human and civil rights champions we honor tonight are the epitome of the fierce urgency of now that Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. spoke about in his “I Have a Dream” speech. Through their deeds and actions, they have demonstrated remarkable courage and conviction to stand up for racial and social justice. They have shown an unrelenting resolve and ferocity to make a real difference for public education, students and our nation’s future. They are shining examples of social justice activism, fighting against injustices every day, and making sure that our great nation lives up to its promise.

Such sanctimony underscores how far to the Left the NEA really is.

But what if a sizable portion of the roughly three million teachers and other school employees represented by the union object to their dues payments being used this way? Until a few weeks ago, dissatisfied NEA members, along with fee-paying nonmembers, would have problems challenging union paycheck deductions.

That changed on June 27, when the U.S. Supreme Court ruled 5-4 in Janus v. AFSCME Council 31 that the practice of forcing nonmember state and local public employees to pay partial dues (“agency fees”) to a union violates worker free speech. The decision overturned over 40 years of monopoly representation practiced in nearly two dozen states and curbed the future political clout of the National Education Association and other public-sector unions. According to internal estimates, the NEA alone may lose 200,000 members this year and another 100,000 next year."

Read it all at Townhall.

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