June 20, 2019

America on the Throne in the Outhouse of History

Timothy Birdnow

Selwyn Duke discusses America's descent and the wastebin of history at American Conservative this morning. Check itout; it has many of the points I have made here at The Aviary.

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Reparations? A Modest Proposal

Timothy Birdnow

An article at Conservative HQ delineates the plot by Democrats to impose slavery reparations on America.The author, George Rasley, hit the nail on the head with this.

From the article:

The bill, drafted by Democrat Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (TX-18), would create a commission to look at a "national apology" for slavery and discrimination against African Americans, potentially including compensation, report The Hill’s Sarah Ferris and Caitlin Oprysko.

Jackson Lee’s bill received a hearing yesterday in the House Judiciary Committee — the chamber’s first hearing on reparations in a decade. The bill is expected to soon have a full committee markup, though Chairman Jerry Nadler (D-N.Y.) has not yet set a date. A floor vote would come after that reported Ferris and Oprysko.

This was followed by some quotes by academics who are pushing this. Again from the article:

Dr. Julianne Malveaux, an economist and former president of Bennett College, who has studied economic gaps between racial groups, particularly the wealth gap, for nearly 40 years said about reparations, "It’s an idea whose time has come.”

Malveaux said that the wealth gap between black and white Americans hasn’t diminished over the years—in fact, studies show it’s gotten worse. And though Donald Trump’s presidency has helped to galvanize some of these conversations around racial equity, she added that the work around studying reparations has been done for many years through organizations like the National Coalition of Blacks for Reparations (NCOBRA).

This prompted me to leave the following reply:

"Malveaux said that the wealth gap between black and white Americans hasn’t diminished over the years—in fact, studies show it’s gotten worse."

Question; what is the wage gap between Black Americans and the average person in West Africa? That is the more important comparison, not the wage gaps between Americans. Seems to me the current African Americans have actually profited by having ancestors who were slaves; it got them out of those hell-holes their ancestors inhabited. Nobody is saying slavery was some sort of benefit, but clearly black Americans are doing better than their African cousins. Oh, and does anyone remember George Obama, Barack's half brother who was living in the equivalent of a cardboard box in Kenya? He would have been better served to have been born here, slavery or no.

Everything is blamed on slavery by the victocrats in the black community, but how much is a result of slavery and how much is a result of clinging to a culture that has failed them? Black culture is a blend of the stone-age values of the ancestors of modern blacks mixed a veneer of Western civilization and an unhealthy dose of victimology and dependency. They embrace the Democrats as an article of faith, a religious belief that is at odds with empirical data and their own interests. So many black people blindly obey the slave masters in the social welfare state and the Democratic Party.

I have to ask; why are Asians doing so much better than African Americans? Asians weren't slaves, but they were just barely a step above, yet they do very well.

Victimhood is like alcoholism; denial is the first and most noticeable symptom. The African American community will never find what they claim to be looking for as long as they blame others for their fate. Did they get a raw deal in the past? Sure, but every ethnic group did as some point. The Irish weren't exactly welcomed with open arms. And that is true in all countries through all history. The Romans held slaves; lots of them. Should Italy be paying reparations?

For decades the Federal Government practiced what was called "race norming" in it's hiring practices. They denied they did it until just about fifteen years ago or so; they knew it would be very unpopular. But hiring was done on the basis of how one scored on the civil service exams, yet far more blacks were employed than whites, which made no sense as blacks generally score more poorly on written exams. There was discrimination against whites as a form of reparations. Also, the entire welfare state - the Great Society - was aimed at the black community. In short, we've already had reparations. I wouldn't mind giving them if that would mean the end of things; no more race norming, no more affirmative action, no more whining. But this will only accelerate the pro-black discrimination, not give us a race-neutral country.

Of course, the logistics of reparations are daunting, and they would be inherently unfair. Who pays? Will children of Bosnian immigrants who came here during the war with Serbia have to pay? They had nothing to do with slavery, nor did many white people whose family immigrated after the Civil War. And America has never held the sins of the father against the son. Who receives the benefits? Somali immigrants? They never experienced slavery. This is nothing but a way to enshrine discrimination and reverse racism.

I have a modest proposal; perhaps we should focus our attention a bit more precisely. Since the Democratic Party supported slavery (the Republicans were founded as an anti-slavery party0 and since they supported Jim Crow and the Ku Klux Klan, maybe the reparations should only come from registered Democrats? Just asking.

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Gardner and Tisaby met Clandestinely in Baton Rouge

Timothy Birdnow

Another from the St. Louis Police Officer's Association. Seems St. Louis Prosecuting attorney Kim Gardner's indicted investigator clandestinely met with Gardner in Baton Rouge, Louisiana prior to her takedown of Missouri Governor Eric Greitens.

Here is the statement:

One wonders what facet of the Greitens investigation compelled Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner and her ace investigator Mr. Tisaby to spend two days together in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Is there a Cajun Connection in all this madness?

Here is the article which gives this information.

I wrote about this here at the Aviary a couple of days ago.

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Who would Risk becoming a Cop?

Timothy Birdnow

The St. Louis Police Officers Association made this comment about the inability of the city to hire policemen:

"The union said the resulting manpower crisis makes it impossible to properly police the most violent city in America, which only contributes to the city’s murder and crime epidemic.”


Here
is the article they are referencing.

St. Louis can't get applicants because they are not backing their officers. The District Attorney (our name for Prosecuting Attorney) is a George Soros woman who cut her teeth in the Black Lives Matter protests. She hates cops, and has a list of over thirty that she will not follow up with prosecutions if they make arrests because she says they are racist. The city has allowed protests - and illegal activity during those protests - and even riots. Many city aldermen in the north side marched in Ferguson and in the Shaw neighborhood. City cops are completely hamstrung and there have been shootings of them. Who in their right mind would want to join an organization to be universally maligned?

In point of fact, the police in St. Louis pretty much leave you alone if you aren't committing crimes, unlike many of the police departments in towns out in St. Louis County. The city didn't have control of the police department; the state of Missouri did, and so it was never used as a revenue-generating mechanism.

City cops are hated primarily by criminals who don't like being kept from preying on city residents.

Amazingly enough, an idiot on KMOX radio named Charlie Brennan once argued that we need more immigrant so America to fill vacancies in teh St. Louis Police Department. Yeah; maybe we can get our own version of Officer Noor, the Somali who murdered the Australian woman who had called for police protection up in Minneapolis. We need more like THAT!

What we need is more backing and less groveling to BLM, George Soros, Antifa, and Occupy Wall Street. But then, the Democrats have controlled St. Louis since 1948 when the last Republican mayor was defeated by a Democrat.

Oh, and the SLPD is busy making officers gay pride parades instead of actually trying to stop crime. (See footnote at end for link.)

Hat tip: Tim McNabb



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Global Warmsts aren't Aware Ice Melts in Summer

Timothy Birdnow

I guess these imbeciles don't know snow and ice melt in summer...

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/gallery/2019/jun/19/meltdown-the-climate-crisis-in-pictures?CMP=fb_gu&utm_medium=Social&utm_source=Facebook&fbclid=IwAR0i0XrKiS8-9FHUY-CG__LftDTiO93ubC6S6ynjibBJOUDn8jtC_mbnQ64#Echobox=1560958465

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Syrian "Refugee" Terror Plot in Pittsburg

Timothy Birdnow

A Syrian "refugee" in Pittsburg has been arrested for plotting terrorist attacks on Christian churches.

https://www.wtae.com/article/pittsburgh-resident-syrian-man-arrested-on-terrorism-charges-after-planning-attack-on-christian-church/28108243?fbclid=IwAR1SWT0FbB8A6rs8cooAQehKsemA6YYKJoQlI2mvrn-dVpHpoZ1CkOiiTjY

This is what happens when you let people in with insufficient vetting. It is especially what happens when you let people from war torn Muslim countries in without proper vetting. How stupid is America to accept all these "refugees" with no way of verifying anything about them? It's a;generally bad idea to let Muslims immmigrate in general, because they will inevitably begin demanding to live under Sharia, then will demand all the rest of us do likewise.

The media silence on this story is deafening.

Meanwhile, Nike is adding a new line of "sports" hijabs!

What the well dressed terrorists are all wearing!

I suppose we can have a number of new Olympic sports for them; sneaking across borders, bomb making, and my personal favorite, a competition to see who can hold out against water boarding the longest.

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June 19, 2019

Alien Assaults Woman he Raped after his Release from Prison

Timothy Birdnow

Here is a story that disgusts on multiple levels. A homeless Seattle man strangled a wheel-chair bound mother after a bleeding heart judge released him without supervision after only nine months in jail for the rape. 

From the article:

(Francisco) Carranza-Ramirez pleaded guilty to the attacks in February, and on Thursday a King County judge ordered him released from jail on time served, KCPQ reported. He was in jail for nine months.

Superior Court Judge Nicole Gaines Phelps declined to put Carranza-Ramirez on probation or community release, which would have put him under supervision, after he promised to fly to California on Monday and go to Mexico by land, The Seattle Times reported.

The man, who police infuriatingly described as "a white man" despite being from Mexico and named Francisco Carranza-Ramirez, was released with no probation and no supervision, despite efforts by the victim to obtain a restraining order against him. He showed up at the woman's home a few days later with vengeance on his mind:

On Saturday, the woman spotted Carranza-Ramirez outside her home despite a protective order issued by the court requiring him to stay 1,000 feet away, KCPQ reported.

"He was just at a distance, just like staring at me,” the woman said, KIRO reported. She called 911 to report his violation of the protection order but Carranza-Ramirez ran away.

About 9 p.m. Sunday, Carranza-Ramirez returned as she took her service dog for a walk and attacked her, knocking her out of her wheelchair and choking her, The Seattle Times reported.

She suffered cuts, bruises, seizures and a concussion before a passer-by intervened and Carranza-Ramirez fled, according to the publication.

Advocates for illegal immigrants claim there is no criminal problem with illegal aliens, yet we have had multiple examples of this nature. How much are we willing to tolerate in the interest of feeling good about ourselves as welcoming people?

Also, nine months for raping a woman?  That is a vile miscarriage of justice, to put it mildly. The judge in this case should be impeached and removed from the bench.

Handicapped people are a group that has been part of the Democratic coalition, but in that coalition some are more equal than others. The handicapped are less important than illegal aliens, because the alien invaders offer the road to power to the Democrats and a way to fundamentally change America from what it had been, which they think was abhorrent, into a new nation, with new people, ones more easily malleable. So a handicapped mother can be raped and threatened and little is done because she is of less value than the rapist, at least from a politically correct perspective.

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Dems Vote to Let Drag Queens Compete as Women

Timothy Birdnow

House Democrats voted to amend the Civil Rights Act to include "sexual orientation and gender identity” , paving the way for "transgendered" people to sue Christian bakers and whatnot. Oh, and to allow men to compete against women in sporting events.

According to The Daily Caller:

The Democratically controlled House of Representatives voted Friday 236-173 in favor of the Equality Act, which would require schools to include male athletes who identify as transgender girls on female sports teams.

Eight Republicans crossed party lines to vote for the bill, which had unanimous Democratic support.

The bill amends the Civil Rights Act of 1964 to make "sexual orientation and gender identity” protected characteristics under federal anti-discrimination law.

Among other things, that would force public schools to expand female athletic teams to include biological males who identify as transgender girls.

As Courtney Kirchoff points out at Louder with Crowder:

Democrats hate women. Change my mind.

The reason rabid feminists chant and screech "Women can do anything men can do” is because, as young women and girls, women are treated to some pretty gross behavior by mean young men and boys. It’s just a fact that girls lack the physical strength of boys. It’s science. But too many nasty boys take that area of physical superiority and apply it across life, telling girls they’re not as good as boys in anything. It’s damaging, it’s terrible, it’s vicious. What results is usually girls who grow into women with chips on their shoulders eager to knock men down. If you ever wondered.

Now Democrats have essentially told girls that men are just as deserving of what belongs to women.

And what happens when girls, who feel sleighted by this usurpation, become radical feminists? They vote Democrat, and reinforce the very "woke" ideology that has screwed them over in the first place. It is an assembly line for Progressivism.

Boys who think they are girls are no such thing. They have greater muscle mass, are quicker and stronger. Whenever "transgendered" compete with regular girls they obliterate them. This is patently unfair and unnatural.

It reminds me of the old joke "I can lick any girl in this place"? In the pre-hypersexualized era lick meant beat up, not the current sexual entendre.

What used to be jokes, what used to be something people thought ridiculous and diseased is now beloved and cherished by the Left, and we are told we must accept it, even celebrate it, or we are evil people. Fair is foul and foul is fair.

America is declining faster than Beto O'Rourke's polling numbers.

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Latest Silly Claim; Global warming to end Fish and Chips

Timothy Birdnow

This is downright silly; a Yahoo News UK article ]darkly warns that Global Warming is going to be the end of fish and chips, along with Brexit.

From the article:

Researchers fear fish and chips could soon be wiped off menus around the world - thanks to global warming.

It’s because larger marine species, including cod and haddock, face extinction due to rising water temperatures and a drop in oxygen levels in our seas.

We’ve already been warned a no-deal brexit could lead to a chippy crisis but apparently an indepth research project has revealed the shortage could become permanent.

I guess these brilliant experts don't realize that fish can, uh, swim, and if waters are too warm they will simply go where it is cooler. Oh, and there is little warming in the seas, according to Argo probes. Oh, and we haven't had any statistically significant planetary warming since 1995, anyway.

They go on to quote a "physioechologist" which is likely code for an activist who claims Antarctic sea life is shrinking because of declining oxygen levels. First, Antarctic sea life has little to do with fish and chips.which are species found in the north. Second, global warming is NOT causing a decline in ocean oxygen; that is just plain dopey. Increased oxygen ultimately produces more plankton, which increases the oxygen supply in the ocean. Yes, sometimes a bloom depletes oxygen in an overly dense locale, but that is not an ocean-wide thing.

These people have completely gone off the rails.

Notice how they link these things together; Global Warming is tied to Brexit. The Left created this thing for political ends, and anyone who thinks otherwise is a fool or liar or ignorant.

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AOC doesn't know in from out - thinks alien invaders are comparable to Holocaust Victims

Timothy Birdnow

Alexandria Occluded Cortex compares the invasion on our southern border to the Nazi Holocaust.

"They are concentration campus," she said during an Instagram live feed.

"I want to talk to the people that are concerned enough with humanity to say that ‘never again' means something, and the fact that concentration are now an institutionalized practice in the home of the free is extraordinarily disturbing," she continued.

Ocasio-Cortez falsely claims Trump is operating concentration camps, compares the situation to the Holocaust: "The U.S. is running concentration camps on our southern border and that is exactly what they are. … ‘Never Again’ means something … we need to do something about it" pic.twitter.com/F2MmZ8y2dT

— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) June 18, 2019

Yeah; all those Jews came pouring into Nazi Germany from all over the world and then were put into concentration camps.

This dim witted woman can't see the difference between people trying to get IN and people trying to get OUT.

This is what passes for leadership these days.

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June 18, 2019

Greitens Prosecutor's PI Indicted

Timothy Birdnow

William Tisaby, the former lead investigator for St. Louis District Attorney Kim Gardner in her successful witchunt to bag Former Missouri Governor Eric Greitens, has been indicted for perjury.

According to the Kansas City Star:

William Don Tisaby, 66, a private investigator, was hired by St. Louis Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner to assist in a probe following allegations that Greitens took a partially nude photograph of a woman without her consent while they were having an affair in 2015. The woman was allegedly bound and blindfolded when the photo was taken, and she says he threatened to release it if she ever spoke about the affair.

Gardner charged Greitens with invasion of privacy.

But the charge was dropped when Greitens’ defense team accused Tisaby of perjury and said it planned to call Gardner at trial as a witness.

Tisaby was hired and payed with public funds despite the fact that Gardner had full access to St. Louis police detectives. She didn't want a public paper trail of what she was doing. Tisaby withheld evidence, altered testimony, and perjured himself in court. He was just the tip of the iceberg.

The article continues:

Under oath, Tisaby maintained that he had not taken notes during an interview of the alleged victim, nor asked her substantive questions. A video of the interview, which Gardner claimed did not exist due to malfunctioning equipment, showed otherwise when it was handed over by Gardner’s office the day before Greitens’ lawyers sought to compel Gardner to produce the video in court.

During his deposition, Tisaby said he would return to his hotel room over a two-hour lunch break to check his laptop for notes and reports. Upon returning, he first said he checked his laptop, then he said he didn’t have his laptop.

He also stated he did not talk to Gardner during the break. However, over the course of at least seven phone calls, including conference calls with others, the two were on the phone for at least 34 minutes of the two-hour lunch break, according to the indictment.

Kim Gardner herself was on a vendetta to take out Greitens, who was certainly pervy but not guilty of any crime. In fact, the whole case rested on a picture of the woman Greitens was accused of illicitly photographing, and it turned out the Prosecution did not have any such photo. But it didn't stop Gardner from pushing forward - and not telling the defense in Discovery. Gardner personally met with the "victim" who had been having an ext extra-marital affair with then candidate Greitens, to convince the woman to cooperate in charging the Republican Governor. They met in a sleazy motel in Illinois to discuss the case, in violation of ethical and legal standards.

Governor Greitens, faced with impeachment by his own party, resigned from office. He had an agreement that he would resign and in return would not pursue any sorts of ethics charges against the prosecturor. But nothing was said about Tisaby.

I wrote about the gross legal violations of the Dlistrict Attorney and her stooge at American Thinker at the time. See here for the article.

While Greitens may be restricted in going after Gardner, there is no reason why another prosecutor - or a grand jury - can't. Gardner belongs in prison. She ran because she was angry black criminals were going to jail, and she was one of George Soros' Prosecuting Attorneys Project beneficiaries.

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Dolezol Dykes Out

Timothy Birdnow

Rachel Dolezol, the phony black woman, has now "come out" as lesbian.

Am I the only one who thinks Rachel will turn herself into any sort of minority to get ahead? Maybe she'll claim to be a Bigfoot next, or start walking on her hands like that Kurdish family in Turkey.

She is where Progressivism will take us.

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U.S. to Begin Deporting Illegals

Timothy Birdnow

President Trump has announced ICE would begin removing illegal aliens and stop the salutary neglect that has been the operating principle for the U.S. toward those who are already here illegally.

As Judson Phillips points out, the article claims there are twelve million illegal aliens in this country when in fact the number is closer to thirty million.

I doubt this policy change will see the light of day, as the Democrats will no doubt turn to an Obama-appointed judge to impose a restraining order on DHS.

From the Reuters article:

Under a deal reached earlier this month, Mexico has agreed to take Central American immigrants seeking asylum in the United States until their cases are heard in U.S. courts.

The agreement, which included Mexico pledging to deploy National Guard troops to stop Central American immigrants from reaching the U.S. border, averted a Trump threat to hit Mexican imports with tariffs.

Trump also said in the tweet that Guatemala "is getting ready to sign a Safe-Third Agreement."

Read the byline at the end; it's instructive.

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June 16, 2019

U.S. Hacks Russian Electric Grid

Timothy Birdnow

The U.S. is playing a very dangerous game with the Russians.

It seems we have been hacking the Russian power grid.

From the article:

The action inside the Russian electric grid appears to have been conducted under little-noticed new legal authorities, slipped into the military authorization bill passed by Congress last summer. | 15 June 2019 | The United States is stepping up [illegal] digital incursions into Russia's electric power grid in a warning to President Vladimir V. Putin and a demonstration of how the Trump administration is using new authorities to deploy cybertools more aggressively, current and former government officials said. In interviews over the past three months, the officials described the previously unreported deployment of American computer code inside Russia's grid and other targets as a classified companion to more publicly discussed action directed at Moscow's [alleged] disinformation and hacking units around the 2018 midterm elections...Since at least 2012, current and former officials say, the United States has put reconnaissance probes into the control systems of the Russian electric grid.

The Russians are at least as competent as we in doing this sort of hacking, and our grid would be easier as we have an open system more readily accessed. Oh, and security is lousy here. And America is dependent on electricity in ways the Russians can exploit that we never could with them. How far will this go? I wouldn't want to find out.

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Move On won't move on

Timothy Birdnow

The nerve of the Left never ceases to amaze me.

Take this as a prime example.

Move On was started as a website dedicated to stopping the impeachment of Bill Clinton. In fact, the name Move On was predicated on their call to move on from the scandal.

So now what do the folks at Move On want to do? Impeach Donald Trump.

From the Breitbart article:

The website welcomes potential participants, "Join us on Saturday, June 15, for #ImpeachTrump: Act to Defend Democracy, a national day of local action to demand an inquiry into the impeachment of Donald Trump!”

Participants and hosts are provided with sample chants and signs on the website including some printable designs. The site even provides a "People’s Impeachment Guide.” Videos provide training in dealing with event situations, bird dogging elected officials, and how to run an effective livestream.

MoveOn describedt the intention behind the event: "Donald Trump’s abuses of our communities and country demand action from Congress, which has the responsibility and authority to hold Trump accountable. The next crucial step is an inquiry into whether to draft articles of impeachment.”

Potential participants are instructed that there will be follow-up plans after the one day event is over. Organizers describe reasons for impeachment moves on a FAQ page that discusses why they support impeachment despite odds it will stall in the U.S. Senate, whether Vice President Mike Pence is a greater threat as next in line to replace the president, and why they continue to herald claims against the president in relation to Russia and the 2016 election.

The Mueller Report did not find any evidence of wrongdoing on the part of the President, and yet Move On refuses to move on. The hypocrisy is astonishing. Clinton WAS guilty, and was convicted in a court of law. (He pled guilty to witness tampering and perjury and was heavily fined and had to surrender his law license - a punishment doled out by a former student of his.)  Trump is guilty of nothing, yet the rabid Left want to impeach him for non-crimes. You have to have crimes to impeach, knuckleheads.

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Stings Nab nearly 1,700 Child Predators

Timothy Birdnow

The Feds have arrested nearly 1,700 pervs in a sting on kiddy porn and the sexual abuse of minors.

In an operation called Broken Heart the DOJ put a dent in child molestation. Kudos on Attorney General William Barr for taking this step!

Question; why did it take so long for anyone to act?

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Not so simple Climate

Dana Mathewson

Here's a ten-minute video that gives the lie to Algore and other children who insist that Climate Change is (1) Settled Science and (2) simple enough that a child can explain it well enough with cartoon-style videos and drawings to be able to lecture President Trump.

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De Democrat Duhbait

Dana Mathewson

I don't know whether any of you plan to watch the upcoming infomercials... excuse me, "debates" by the Kandidates in the Democrat Klown Kar on June 26 and 27. But on the off chance that you already have your sock drawers organized and back issues of the WSJ organized, here's who you'll see "debating" whom:

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June 15, 2019

Catholic Bishop forced out for explaining Catholic Doctrine

Timothy Birdnow

There are no women priests in the Catholic Church.

Why, you ask? Because Christ did not choose any women as apostles, and the Catholic Church has always taken that to mean He di not want women in the top echelons of the Church. Jesus had disciples who wee women; Mary Magdalen comes to mind. But He did not make them apostles, so the Catholic church does not make women priests.

This fact must be kept in mind when reading this article. An auxiliary Bishop in Chile was forced to resign after he made this very point, saying that there were no women at the Last Supper and the Church has to respect thata.

From the article:

Carlos Eugenio Irarrazaval was appointed by the pope in an effort to rebuild the church’s credibility following a pervasive sex abuse scandal that exposed hundreds of allegations now being investigated by Chilean criminal prosecutors.

The archdiocese of Santiago did not specify the reasons for Irarrazaval’s departure in its statement, but said the pope had accepted the bishop’s resignation "in favour of unity and for the good of the church”.

The bishop’s short tenure began with a television interview in May, in which he said there were no women seated at the table at the Last Supper and that "we have to respect that”.

[...]

The comments sparked a backlash among women’s groups and critics of the church in Chile at a time when confidence in church leadership in the once staunchly Catholic nation has plummeted.

So, a bishop is removed for proclaiming Catholic teaching. The Catholic Church needs to stanbd her ground. This Bishop's resignation was unquestionably demanded by his superioors in the Church, which is outrageous given he was simply telling the faithful what the Church itself teaches. This is a disgrace.

The Catholic Church is suffering from schizophrenia. On the one hand they try to cling to the Biblical precepts and apostolic teachings, but on the other they want to be loved as the hip, cool parent, and seek to please the modernists. You can't have it both ways. Either the Church remains on a solid footing or it morphs into a progressive social club.

What it cannot do is walk the line. It's like walking down the center of a road; you are going to get hit.

In the Book of Revelations, Jesus addresses the Church at Laodecia. He says "you are neither hot nor cold. I wish you were hot or cold, but as you are neither i will spew you from my mouth." Catholicism has become like the Church of Laodecia.

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