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  • Dear Leftists. Get. Over. It.

    It has been 3 weeks since America elected the next President of the United States, Donald J. Trump, and we are still in the throes of the biggest, loudest, hysterical temper tantrum in recent memory.

    Yes, Hillary voters, I’m talking about you.

    There has not been such a show of immaturity in at least 60 years, if not longer. I know this because my mother told me. She’s 81, and said flat out that she remembers nothing that compares to the Left’s rage at the fact that their candidate didn’t win in all the years she’s been voting.

    (Except, perhaps, when Al Gore decided he had won in 2000, and subjected the country to the spectacle of hanging chads, lawsuits, and a Supreme Court decision that ruled that he could not continue trying to find enough Florida votes to declare himself the winner.)

    *Disclaimer* – To those Hillary voters who have done what normal people do when their candidate loses, (having some time of anger, and speaking about your disappointment, and then watching the new PEOTUS and commenting on his performance): This post is not directed at you.

    This is directed at Far Left Democrats, Media, and their sycophants & twitter trolls who have decided to overthrow the fair election of Donald Trump, and/or, those who insist on nasty tactics of passive-aggressive “statements” that are really ploys to humiliate Trump & his VP in public.

    So, let’s begin.

    To the cast of Hamilton & the audience who booed Mike Pence & his family, and then called him out with a statement speaking of their “fear” that they won’t be protected, This is how you appear to the rest of us:

     

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    Your behavior was low class, and lacked basic decency. Please buy a copy of Amy Vanderbilt’s Everyday Etiquette, read it, and act accordingly.

     

    To the “protesters” who have marched & chanted “Not My President” and sometimes blocked interstates, invaded malls, held innocent people captive in their cars, rioted, attacked private citizens, broke windows & looted private businesses, and otherwise acted like three-year-olds in adult bodies, this is what you look like to the rest of us:

     

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    Your tantrums are boring at the least, and dangerous at their worst. Go home. Nobody cares. You’re not going to get your way this time, so please, just stop.

    Or, as this video explains, “Sore Losers – Shut the F**k Up.”

     

     

    To the many Far Leftists working behind the scenes to throw the election to Hillary Clinton by calling for the electoral college to be rescinded without trying to amend the U.S. Constitution, screaming about the “popular vote” in order to inflame the passions of the above “protesters”, spamming, intimidating and threatening electors to get them to break the law or go against the people by voting for Hillary Clinton rather than Donald Trump, this is what you look like to normal, everyday Americans:

     

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    Yes. This is really how people see you. You are attempting to burn the system down because you didn’t get your way this time. You may think you look cool and hip and brave, but in fact, the opposite is true. When people act in such ways, the rest of us see only one thing: Crazy.

    So stop. Just stop. If you don’t like the election results, work within the system to get Americans to want to vote for your candidate.

    Do some self-searching. Look inwardly, and try to understand why people rejected your candidate, your ideology and your message.

    (Hint. It has something to do with your standard operating procedure of labeling anyone who disagrees with you on issues as a “racist” or “bigot” or “homophobe” or “redneck” or “toothless hillbilly who sleeps with their sister” among other ridiculous name and labels.)

    Look at yourselves. Then try to act like you weren’t raised by wolves, and think about people other than yourselves and your “wants.” Maybe then, you’ll get a clue.

     

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    To all the Far Leftists who have broken off family relationships, and are refusing to allow grandparents to have any contact with their beloved grandchildren, this is how your actions appear to the rest of us:

     

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    Yes. You really are the Grinch who stole Christmas. The idea of cutting off contact with parents and close relatives over an election is beyond petty. It’s downright cruel. It’s low class, hateful, and hurtful.

    Please read the above linked article and think about what you are doing, to your parents, your children and yourselves. Then mend fences. Life is too short for this!

    I’ve been in your position for years. Obama really did encroach on my rights re Freedom of Religion. He also went outside of the power of his office and signed numerous unconstitutional executive orders that will have to be undone by Trump. Yet I never stopped speaking to family.

    Some of my family voted for Obama 2X, and I was even told that they would go along and support any eventual policy on firearms that would allow the government to enter my home and remove my lawfully purchased and licensed firearm from my house.

    But I certainly never cut anyone off. I spoke back and then the conversation ended. We still have Thanksgiving dinner together, and none of the little children in our family are even aware that an election took place.

    Please, don’t cut your family from your lives because you don’t like the way they voted!

     

    To Jill Stein the Recount Queen: Give it up. You will not get your way, and neither will the Democrats. Trump won the election, fair and square.

    Do you and those who back you have any idea how ridiculous you look? The premise for this recount is that Russians hacked our elections, yet you were the ones who insisted the NO ONE, including the Russians could have hacked the emails on Hillary’s unsecured private server.

    This makes as much sense as saying foxes invaded a henhouse, but they could not possibly have invaded the henhouse next door.

    Please. Go home.

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    And finally, to all the people on the Left who have been throwing the term “Civil War” out on the internet, in Facebook comments, tweets, and articles like this one from Gersh Kuntzman, the man who claimed to have gotten PTSD from shooting a rifle one time, and whose foolishness spawned an everlasting stream of memes:

     

    Winner take all

    What if Hillary Clinton voters took up arms against all of Trump’s voters? Sure, it’s civil war again, but this one we can win — after all, there are millions more of us than there are of them.

     

     

    You are full of crap.

    There are not millions more of you. If you are going with the “popular vote” talking point, please understand that the absentee Military ballots were not even counted. If they were tallied, they would, on the authority of someone who knows, count as roughly 60% Trump – 40% Clinton.

     

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    Have you forgotten the absentee voters, Gersh? Stop with the veiled threats. And be very careful what you wish for.

    I’ll end with this message to the angry leftists from an american infantryman that has been making the rounds online. It speaks of all of the people I mentioned above.

     

    I also know you’re a coward.

    I know this because you keep screaming, and blogging, and protesting, and even rioting… but you won’t start this “uprising” you keep going on and on about. If you really believe that your cause is just, that the majority supports you, and that the United States needs to be overthrown to make way for your Progressive social utopia of sunshine and free shit… pick up a gun and start your revolution like every other communist group in history. See, I come from an organization that spent the better part of the last century training to fight a bunch of little commie heathens, and I have a pretty healthy respect for any Ivan who was willing to pick up an AK47 and parachute onto the continent ready to overthrow the USA. That takes some guts. You’re not like him though. You’re quite different actually. Ivan was in shape. You’re a bunch of ‘fat acceptance’ advocates who complain airline seats are too small for your 9,000 calories per day diet. Ivan was a proud masculine man. You have drag queens and fat feminist women with green hair. Ivan grew up mining coal and hunting wolves in the Urals. You want socialism because you’re upset that you can’t get a 6-figure job at age 24 with the bullshit arts degree you spent all that loan money on and haven’t done a day of physical labor in your life. Ivan was a veteran of Stalingrad, Afghanistan, and a dozen bush wars. You think “Call of Duty” is too violent and sexist. Ivan packed an AK47 and knew how to use it. Those among you leftists now who even have weapons ditch them after you rob the liquor store or 7/11 and go hide out at your aunt’s Section 8 housing. You don’t have the discipline Ivan did, at least he used the sights. Ivan killed jihadists by the thousands. You make excuses for them and want to invite them into our country.

    You all have your reasons for hating America and whether or not I agree isn’t even relevant. I took an oath as did all of my brothers and sisters in uniform to defend this country against all enemies foreign AND domestic. I will always protect your rights to free speech and expression through lawful and civil protest whether or not your cause is something I believe in. However, you seem to believe revolution and violence are the answer now, and that makes you a domestic enemy of the United States I protect and serve. Do it and I’ll teach you how we make the fuckin’ green grass grow. You keep saying you want a revolution, secession, a new Civil War and the election of “Racist/sexist/homophobic/Republican/Nazi/xenophobic/dictator/Islamophobic/rich guy asshole” Donald Trump is the catalyst for you to take action and destroy every evil you perceive this country to stand for…

    Well… We’re waiting. Shit or get off the pot.

     

    Again… be careful with your wishes. You really, really do NOT want them to come true.

     

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  • Trump Rocked the Christian Vote. Here’s Why.

    As has become apparent over the past week, Trump got more votes from Christians (Protestant & others), Evangelical Christians & Catholics than did Clinton.

    First, as proof, I will link to this Pew article: How the faithful voted: A preliminary 2016 analysis.

    Below is a chart from the article. As you can see, in the 2016 Presidential race, with the exception of Mormons, a greater number of Christians voted for Trump than voted for Romney in 2012.
    Presidential vote by religious affiliation and race

    Where to begin?

    I suppose we should begin with the obvious. Christians voted Trump as a referendum on Obama. This is because Hillary Clinton promised her supporters that she would continue Obama’s policies on steroids.

    Obama removed conscience protections from people of faith in the medical field by insisting, via Obamacare and the HHS mandate, that pharmacists dispense the morning after pill over the counter to minors.

    Obama took nuns to court, to force them to provide birth control to themselves and others who might work with them.

    Obama fostered the Leftist ideal of abortion in such an over-the-top manner that Planned Parenthood doctors and upper echelon admins got away with being caught on video discussing their house of horror style selling of aborted baby body parts, and the only person who faced an indictment was the whistleblower.

     

    I could go on. But instead, I will link to the following article by Jonathon Van Maren: The painfully obvious reason Christians voted for Trump (that liberals just don’t understand).

     

    Below is the article in its entirety, links included.

     

    Nov. 14, 2016 (LifeSiteNews) – Since the election of Donald Trump, the level of meltdown on the Left has now reached proportions rivalling Chernobyl. University students at Cornell hosted a cry-in, meeting together to weep at the fall of Hillary Clinton. As per usual, more hate crimes were faked, and every bit of potentially racist graffiti was pounced on as evidence that Trump’s election would result in vicious race wars. Actual violence and rioting done by angry progressives has been almost completely ignored. And then, the one theme that keeps recurring on talks shows across the nation: fear. As the result of Donald Trump’s election, many people, apparently, feel as if the leadership of the country is now fundamentally opposed to them in some way, and they are scared.

    Which is exactly how Christians have felt under Barack Obama for the past eight years.

    Many of my non-Christian and liberal friends find it bewildering that both evangelicals and Catholics voted overwhelmingly for Donald Trump, a thrice-married casino operator infamous for his vulgar trash talk. I want to take a moment to explain to them directly why most Christians voted for him anyways. It’s simple, really: Christians voted for Donald Trump because they felt that the threat a de facto third Obama term posed to Christian communities was an existential one.

    The attacks on Christians from the highest levels of government have been relentless now for nearly a decade. Obama wants to force Christian churches and schools to accept the most radical and most recent version of gender ideology, and he is willing to issue executive decrees on the issue to force the less enlightened to get in line. Christian concerns are dismissed out of hand as “transphobia.”

    Meanwhile, Hillary Clinton informed one audience that Christians would have to change their beliefs on some issues. And now Christians are having conversations around the dinner table about what do if the government forces curricula on them that they cannot accept, because their own government is increasingly indicating that Christian parents are too homophobic and too hateful to teach their own children. Can you understand how terrified mothers and fathers are at the prospect that those in power want to actively prevent them from passing their beliefs on to their own children?

    I can understand why those from some immigrant communities might be worried about how a Trump presidency could affect them personally—but as for the largely white liberal university students throwing a temper tantrum—what do you have to freak out about? No one is saying that you can’t pass your values on to your children. No one is saying you’re a bigoted, fascistic hater of minorities simply because you happen to have a different belief system. But they are saying that about Christians—and you were, too. And they mean it. The students weeping in fear at a Trump administration have nothing to worry about. No one’s going to cancel their Women’s Studies program or shut down their LBGTQ2etc Collective. Get over it.

    And then there was the rapid rise of rainbow fascism. Christian bakers are under attack. Christian photographers. Christian pastors. Real people are losing real businesses that they had labored for years to build. Their way of life is being destroyed. In some cases, Christian business owners saw the wages they needed to feed their families dry up because they were targeted by gay activists and labeled hateful, homophobic bigots simply for declining to assist in celebrating a gay union. That’s all. They just wanted to live their lives in accordance with their own beliefs, and because of that, activists came gunning for them. It wasn’t good enough to go down the street to any number of photographers or bakers who would be more than happy to help celebrate a gay wedding. They needed to see those little family businesses destroyed, even if it meant that the baker and his family ended up on the street. Dissenters must be crushed.

    These things happened, and are happening, and many of you shrugged your shoulders and thought to yourselves that the homophobes got what they deserved. You didn’t care about these people, and you didn’t respect their right to live out their beliefs because you thought there was something fundamentally wrong with those beliefs.

    And then there was the fact that Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton wanted to force Christians to fund the abortion industry, something many of you support because everyone babbles on about “reproductive rights” without ever talking about what abortion actually is. Abortion. Google it. I’m challenging you in all seriousness. That’s how I ended up involved in the pro-life movement: by Googling it and realizing what abortion was. Take a second, and actually look at pictures of the dead babies, and then remember that Barack Obama even voted against protecting those children who survived abortion, and that Hillary Clinton defended abortion even in the latest stages of pregnancy.

    Is it really so hard for you to understand that those who fight tirelessly to protect these babies might be willing to gamble on the support of a brash billionaire rather than cast their vote for someone who thinks the youngest members of the human family are nothing more than soulless trash? I’ve seen an aborted baby before. I’ve held a butchered little boy in my hands. Maybe if you did, too, you could understand why we don’t think Hillary Clinton is a good person. We think her political positions directly result in dead children, because that’s the truth.

    This is not even to get into the fact that the Democratic war on religious liberty was so malicious it had them going to court to force nuns—a group called “Little Sisters of the Poor”—to fund birth control. Dissenters must be crushed, after all.

    The simple fact is that Christians voted in self-defence. They voted to put the brakes on the relentless, eight-year-long assault not just on their values, but on their ability to live their lives unmolested without having radical progressives attempt to force some newly invented ideology down their throat or hang some new “phobia” label around their necks or garnish their wages to pay for medical exterminators to suction tiny human beings into bloody slurry. Most of these Christians are not activists. Most of them simply want to be left alone. But for eight long years, they weren’t left alone. And so this time around, they voted to give Obama and his progressive minions the hugest shove they could.

    Donald Trump may well prove to be destructive force. Time will tell. But for many people, he is currently destroying all the right things. Michael Moore wasn’t wrong to refer to Trump as a “legal Molotov cocktail” that the voters threw right through the front window of the elites. Secular progressives have been using political correctness to strangle the life out of Christians, calling them every name in the book and treating them like seething, hateful gay-bashers. Now, the media saddled a man with every label they could possibly come up with—and he won anyways. Progressives created a system that would convict Christians every single time, replete with ever-shifting speech codes that informed any number of bewildered men and women that the hate they didn’t feel towards anyone was obviously there, anyways. And then a sledgehammer named Donald Trump showed up, and the harried and henpecked voters decided to use it to smash a system created specifically to marginalize and label them.

    What you have to understand is that Christians hear the media much differently than the rest of you. They hear themselves being mocked and ridiculed by men like John Oliver, who believes that a man with a penis can simultaneously be a woman. They hear themselves being cursed as awful people by Samantha Bee, who thinks that it’s perfectly okay to stab a baby in the skull in the third trimester of pregnancy. They hear themselves being called hateful bigots by Bill Maher, who claims to value diversity. And they may chuckle painfully, but they also know that they are loathed by those who are now demanding to know how they could possibly have voted for Donald Trump over Hillary Clinton, a woman who would have taken her own sledgehammer to religious liberty at the very earliest opportunity.

    We’ll have to see how a Trump presidency progresses. With men like Mike Pence around him, he may prove to be an ally to the Christians who cast their ballots for him last Tuesday. But even if he isn’t, Christians are simply relieved that he isn’t Hillary Clinton. As I pointed out prior to Election Day, most of us are quite aware that Donald Trump doesn’t care about abortion or religious liberty. But on the other hand, Hillary Clinton is passionate about abortion, and she ispassionate about furthering her party’s radical social agenda. Even if Donald Trump does nothing for Christians, at least he’ll leave them alone. After eight years of Barack Obama, that would be a tremendous relief.

    That’s why so many Christians voted for Donald J. Trump.

     

    I certainly could not have said it better than Mr. Van Maren. The thought of being left alone by Left wing zealots is a heady one, filled with peace and thanksgiving to God.

    To drive home the point of the above article, please click this article from the American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ): Christian College Students Denied Admission For Their Faith. There’s a petition attached to bring awareness to this abomination of Freedom, and to aid the students in their legal battles. I signed it.

     

    Universities are engaging in anti-Christian discrimination at an alarming rate.

    One state college rejected a Christian student, saying the medical “field is not the place for religion.”

    In another of our cases, a college student was denied admission because he “brought up religion.”

    This isn’t just outrageous; it’s blatantly unconstitutional.

    Right now we’re in federal court to address this issue. But disturbingly anti-Christian discrimination is growing nationwide.

    One university student was expelled for her faith, another was told to defile the name of Jesus, and another was failed for refusing to agree that Christianity is false.

    How in God’s name is the above even happening in America? We have a right, under the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution to practice our religion without interference, from government or anyone else, including Left Wing Colleges and Universities.

    Of course Christians voted against Hillary! We would have to be the equivalent of Harry and Marv from Home Alone not to!

    Sorry, but Leftists might believe we are dumb enough to vote directly against keeping our rights under the Constitution, but hello… we’re not the stupid ones here.

    Liberals, please. Look outside your bubble. Your ideology was completely refuted and kicked to the curb last Tuesday.

    Please, look inwardly, and ask yourselves why? It may take some time. You may feel uncomfortable. You may even feel ashamed. But for the love of this Country, stop repeating Liberal talking points and fake news stories from the mainstream media and look at the truth.

    In closing, please look at the video below. It contains footage of young Leftists/Liberals marching against the democratically elected president, Donald Trump. These kids shut down highways, burned flags, invaded a mall, and trashed private property, all in the name of their ideology.

    And Liberals say Conservatives are the haters?

     

     

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  • Deplorable Lives Matter

    This will be a short post on the aftermath of the election – one of what I’m sure will be many over the next few weeks.

     

    Today’s Post: Media and Elites.

     

    First, I will link to my post My Semi-Breakup with Classic Rock, in which I predicted that Trump would win the presidency because of the overreach of Democrats, and the hateful, nasty and degrading way that many on the Far Left treat Conservatives.

     

     

    And around midnight on November 8th, when you are sitting on your sofa in shock, wondering what the hell just happened, and how in the hell those stupid hicks won in a landslide, I hope you will remember every cheap shot, nasty remark, eye-roll, and insult you hurled at us.

    As for me, I will go on as I have been. I’ll listen to the music of the artists who haven’t slapped me yet, and turn off the radio when those who have slapped me are played, as a protest of my own. So will my Republican husband.

    And I will look for new music as well. There are plenty of bands out there who appreciate their fans.

    Maybe someday, we can get back together, but as I already stated, the ball is the court of the Liberals. It’s up to them, now. They can choose to bring about healing, or they can choose to keep the hate going.

    We other Americans are just trying to get by.

    The above, as most people know, is now the case. Oh, people may argue that Trump didn’t win in a landslide, but with Republicans in control of the Presidency, the Senate and the House, he (and we) certainly have a mandate.

    And the final sentences of the above are also true. The ball is in the court of Liberals now. They need to stop the hate and bring about healing. We are willing to come together, as long as we are not relegated to a dhimmi-like existence and labeled irredeemable deplorables.

    However, as the past 24 hours have shown, the Democrats don’t seem to want to heal the rift.

    So.The Media and the Elites. They need to be called out, and here I go.

     

     

    1). The Democrat Party. (Yes, I include them in media, since the mainstream media is simply an extension of the Party. This includes CNN, MSNBC, FOX News, ABC News, NBC News, and CBS News. Also the NYT, WaPo & other newspapers).

     

    There are no words to describe the actions of these media hacks other than lying by omission and slander, and gas lighting the public in the lead up to the election.

    Wikileaks has the examples of media collusion with the Clinton campaign. The campaign gave questions to CNN that they wanted asked of Donald Trump.

    This is collusion. It’s unethical & renders these media outlets untrustworthy from this day onward. They are simply hacks. I’m not providing links; Google is your friend. Go look up the email exchanges if you don’t believe me.

    Also, I include the pollsters in this. Look at this article: Pollsters suffer huge embarrassment.

    Of the 11 national polls to be released in the final week of the race, only two — a Los Angeles Times/USC survey and one from IBD/TIPP — showed Trump with the lead.

    The L.A. Times survey was criticized as “experimental” by industry experts for polling the same pool of people and for the way it weighted black voters.

    But for the second consecutive presidential cycle, the L.A. Times and IBD/TIPP surveys were among the most accurate, making them the gold standard going forward.

    The rest of the polls showed Clinton with leads of between 2 and 6 points, boosting the Democrat to a 3.3-point national lead in the RealClearPolitics average.

    And the battleground data was just as biased against Trump.

    There were no surveys released this year from Wisconsin that showed Trump with a lead.

    Clinton held a 6.5 point lead in the Badger State heading into Election Day, and the state was not even discussed as on par with Michigan or Pennsylvania as a potential blue state pick-up for Trump.

    Trump’s victory in Wisconsin — a state that has not gone for the GOP nominee since 1984 — helped him seal the deal.

    In Michigan and Pennsylvania, deep blue states the GOP candidate has not won in decades, polls showed the race tightening in the home stretch, but only one poll, from Trafalgar Group, showed Trump with the lead.

    Election modelers declined to flip either state into Trump’s column, even as the Clinton campaign rushed furiously to defend those states in the final days of the election.

    And Trump won North Carolina by nearly 4 points, despite polls showing a toss-up there.

    Many early reports coming out of the Tar Heel State bought the Clinton campaign’s spin that Hispanic turnout had spiked to such a degree that it would make up for a decline in early voting among African-Americans.

    The conventional wisdom among many pollsters was that the race would be somewhat close nationally — in the 2- to 3-point range — with Clinton running the table, as President Obama did, in the battleground states that determine the outcome.

    But state after state told the same story for Trump and Clinton.

    White working-class voters — the silent majority that Trump said was being underestimated by pollsters — swarmed for him on Election Day, particularly in the Rust Belt states, and helped him beat the polls.

    Clinton could not turn out women, or the Obama coalition of minorities and young voters, in the same numbers to keep pace.

    Pollster John Zogby believes that many in the industry weighted their polls too heavily in favor of Democrats, pointing to polls that had an 8- to 9-point advantage for the party, when it should have been in the 4- to 5-point range, he said.

    It’s a claim that Trump made throughout the process.

    But pollsters largely dismissed that notion, saying that Democrats turn out in larger numbers in a presidential election year and that Republicans were losing registered voters, who were increasingly identifying as independents.

    That assumption will have to be reexamined.

     

    So: Pollsters suffer huge embarrassment. Here’s the correct headline: Pollsters lied.

    Yup. That’s what happened. They lied. These lies were regurgitated 24/7 by the Democrat hacks on the news channels, causing people like me to believe they might be going insane.

    I could see the huge numbers of people attending Trump’s rallies. Thousands of people filled stadiums to the rafters, with others unable to get in. Trump yard signs filled entire rural counties of Pennsylvania, an important swing state, with nary a Hillary sign in sight unless it said: Hillary for prison.

    But no one would know this from watching the evening news. All they had to say was: Hillary has it. She is the next president. She is perfect, and has a vagina, and her conduct throughout her stellar career in government was a pristine wonder to behold. Trump is a racist.

    That was the coverage. So, I had to get my news from twitter and YouTube videos. Other people, those not well versed in media duplicity and lying tactics no doubt believed the polls lies, and the journalists Democrat Party workers.

    I can’t imagine how people who were voting Trump must have felt when listening to the gas lighting going on. I myself questioned my own mind once or twice, and I’m used to the lies of the media. I feel sorry for people who actually still trust them.

    Helpful suggestion to people who want real news: Don’t watch the news. Don’t read the NYT, WaPo, Charlotte Observer, Baltimore Sun, or any other “trusted” newspaper.

    If you want truth, you MUST go to alternative news sources & sites. Start with the Drudge report and go on from there. Don’t believe the news.

    The lies of pollsters and journalists Democrat Party workers caused me, my friends, my mother, my sister, my cousin, and many other decent people to despair on election night.

    The constant negative tone of the anchors combined with lying polls made us cry and  and pray for deliverance, because we did not want a criminal elected as president. (More on Hillary in a later post).

    Most likely the lies hurt Hillary supporters too. How many of them went to bed believing the election was in the bag, and got up the next morning in shock when they saw the news that Trump was president elect?  How must they have felt?

     

    2a. High profile Never Trump elites, like David French, Bill Kristol, Eric Erickson, George Will, and numerous others.

     

    First things first: To Kristol, French, Will, Brad Thor, NRO, Red State, The Resurgence, etc: GFY. Yes. That’s what I said.

    Your constant drumbeat of negativity and snobbery caused people to turn on Trump voters. We all wanted Hillary defeated. But the nasty antics of some Never Trumpers & their treatment of Trump voters caused a terrible rift.

    Friendships among people who liked each other before April ended with ugly words online.

    Other people, those who weren’t thrilled with Trump, but believed he would not destroy our country with Far Left policies, (including strict gun control and suppression of religion by forcing Catholics and people of conscience to change their deep seated beliefs as Clinton threatened) were practically forced into online closets.

    You couldn’t say one positive word about Trump without risk of being attacked by some Never Trump zealot who might, if they were having a bad day, call you an idiot, stupid or whatever other nasty term they felt like flinging that day.

    (Also, your conscience needed an overhaul & you were damning your soul to hell if you voted for the Republican candidate who won the primary).

    So, in light of the above it was much easier for people like me to just keep quiet about my views. Meh. I talked to like minded people. But never in a public online setting like I used to. That ended with the advent of Never Trump.

    So, to George Will & the Never Trump enforcers: Thanks. A lot. You did a great thing. Your actions, articles and bloviating caused decent people to be afraid to speak of supporting Trump. You have a lot in common with the Far Left. I hope you’re happy.

     

    2b) The Hollywood elites.

     

    Ugh. For months and months we had to watch these paragons of virtue and their disciples scream about racism, misogyny, hate, racism, hate, misogyny, the KKK, hate, bigotry, stupid hillbillies, and on and on and on. This they said about more than half of America.

    To them I say: GFY. Yup. All of ya. You live in a bubble. You don’t understand what it’s like to be just an average working American trying to make ends meet. You are CLUELESS.

    Keep bloviating and making fools of yourselves. Keep urging indoctrinated High School and College kids to march while chanting “Not My President.”

    This has, in the past 24 hours, led to flag burning and riots in the streets, but I digress.

    Now that your idiotic words & the money you throw at the Democrat Party, (which might as well be renamed the Socialist/Communist Party of America at this point) have no power to hurt me anymore, I can enjoy your foolishness. (Except for the flag burning, looting and riots. Those are no laughing matter, and YOU own them all).

    I can laugh now. The Supreme Court will be balanced again.The stacking of it with more far left crazies like Ruth Bader Ginsburg is no longer a worry for me.

    I have hope now, that my beliefs and rights will matter again, and you will be kept at bay. Your beliefs (which are the opposite of mine, and have already taken a good chunk of my conscience protection) will not automatically be the law.

    So… knock yourselves out. Keep on hollering the epithets at us: “racist” “bigot” “homophobe” “transphobe” “misogynist” (yes, I know I’m a woman, but apparently since I voted against Hillary, I hate women, too), “knuckle-dragger” and my favorite of all: “Go back to your basket where you belong, & have sex with your daughter.”

    As long as your ideology no longer threatens me and mine, I can relax, enjoy my life, and laugh.

    I will end with this “Letter to the Sorkin Girls” by Aaron Sorkin. (Whoever the hell that is).

    Here is an example of the exact reason a silent majority of Americans came out in droves to vote for Donald Trump:

     

    Read the Letter Aaron Sorkin Wrote His Daughter After Donald Trump Was Elected President.

     

    Sorkin Girls,

    Well the world changed late last night in a way I couldn’t protect us from. That’s a terrible feeling for a father. I won’t sugarcoat it—this is truly horrible. It’s hardly the first time my candidate didn’t win (in fact it’s the sixth time) but it is the first time that a thoroughly incompetent pig with dangerous ideas, a serious psychiatric disorder, no knowledge of the world and no curiosity to learn has.

    And it wasn’t just Donald Trump who won last night—it was his supporters too. The Klan won last night. White nationalists. Sexists, racists and buffoons. Angry young white men who think rap music and Cinco de Mayo are a threat to their way of life (or are the reason for their way of life) have been given cause to celebrate.

    Men who have no right to call themselves that and who think that women who aspire to more than looking hot are shrill, ugly, and otherwise worthy of our scorn rather than our admiration struck a blow for misogynistic shitheads everywhere. Hate was given hope. Abject dumbness was glamorized as being “the fresh voice of an outsider” who’s going to “shake things up.” (Did anyone bother to ask how? Is he going to re-arrange the chairs in the Roosevelt Room?)

    For the next four years, the President of the United States, the same office held by Washington and Jefferson, Lincoln and Teddy Roosevelt, F.D.R., J.F.K. and Barack Obama, will be held by a man-boy who’ll spend his hours exacting Twitter vengeance against all who criticize him (and those numbers will be legion).

    We’ve embarrassed ourselves in front of our children and the world.

    And the world took no time to react. The Dow futures dropped 7,000 points overnight. Economists are predicting a deep and prolonged recession.

    Our NATO allies are in a state of legitimate fear. And speaking of fear, Muslim-Americans, Mexican-Americans and African-Americans are shaking in their shoes. And we’d be right to note that many of Donald Trump’s fans are not fans of Jews. On the other hand, there is a party going on at ISIS headquarters. What wouldn’t we give to trade this small fraction of a man for Richard Nixon right now?

    Ugh. What a disgusting hate screed. The man above just called my husband ugly, untrue names. A man who doesn’t have a mean bone in his body, and who is a decent and loving husband, father and grandfather was lumped in with the KKK and others of disrepute.

    So here’s what I say to Mr. Sorkin: GFY. Yes… I meant it.

    And I’m no longer afraid to say it. You and your miserable hate-filled totalitarian ideolology of Far-Leftism have no more power to hurt me, as long as Donald Trump and the Republicans follow through on their duty.

     

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  • Voting My Catholic Conscience

    Many freedom minded people have been arguing about the election for many months.

    So, I see no reason not to weigh in during the last stretch. A month from now we will know who will be the president, so why not?

    With the exception of once or twice in moments of despair, I have kept my mouth shut on my Facebook page. I believe every person has the right to vote the way they choose, and I would expect them to give me the same option.

    Nevertheless, I have made the decision, using my well formed Catholic conscience, to vote for Donald Trump in November, and against Hillary Clinton. Following is an article in the National Catholic Register that supports my position and that of many other pro life Catholics: Vote as a Catholic with a Catholic Moral Vision

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    On the eve of an election and as a priest I frequently am baited to comment more directly on politics by naming names, and parties. I will not do so. The temporal order belongs to the laity, not the clergy. But as a priest I must convey the moral teachings and insist that Catholics connect the dots when it comes to voting. And my advice is simple: Vote as a Catholic, not as a Republican, Democrat, conservative, or liberal. Vote as a Catholic with a Catholic moral vision.

    It is a simple fact, beyond the control of the Church, or of any individual and faithful Catholic, that most politicians of a certain party support the right of others to kill pre-born children. (Emphasis mine).

    This is a heinous crime and cannot be papered over by jargonistic terminology or overlooked by moral equivocations such as “Well, he is right on the other issues.”  Would the excuse that “he is right on the other issues” hold if the word abortion were replaced by genocide or slavery? Abortion is not an abstraction. It is a horrifying reality whose death toll has reached over 50 million in this country alone.

    Proverbs 24 says,Rescue those who are being led off to death; hold back those who are being carried to slaughter. And if you say, “Behold, we did not know this,” does not he who weighs the heart perceive you? Does not he who keeps watch over your soul know it, and will he not repay man according to his work? (Prov 24:11-14) If we do not oppose this moral evil, we are part of the problem and God will judge us.

    The same holds for euthanasia, embryonic stem cell research, and same-sex “marriage.” We cannot remain silent, let alone honor and promote those who hold these views. Do not neglect the other moral issues — but these non-negotiables, for the reasons stated and due to their deadly quality and/or the severe moral harm they cause, must be our first concern.

     

    So, here we all are. The above are non negotiable in the Catholic Church. I have loved my faith and the truths taught by the Church for so many years…I have to vote my conscience.

    Most of my concern is for Life. All human life. That of unborn children, the elderly, the mentally and physically disabled, and others who are under attack by the Democrats.

    I myself have given up worrying about same sex marriage. It’s the law of the land, and I couldn’t care less what people do in their private lives.

    However, I do have many concerns about the militant LGBT activists and their Liberal fellow travelers’ push to force churches to kowtow to THEIR moral vision.

    I’m not going to bother posting any links re the Gay lobby. The information is available online by typing in a few keywords. The same goes for the abortion push by Hilary Clinton, Planned Parenthood and others.

    So, my decision is made. Trump, even though he was not my first choice, is the only candidate that might beat Clinton. And Trump has surrounded himself with people who believe what I believe re the above moral issues and others. Therefore, I will vote for Trump, and pray that he wins. Despite his problems, he is the better candidate in my opinion.

    I’ve always believed that if our country continues toward MORE abortion, ill treatment of the elderly, and other death cult practices, that we will fade away.

    There is no way we will remain free if we allow the party who fosters a death cult to remain in power, when we can at least throw a wrench in their operation for a few years, if not longer.

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    So again… I have to vote against the Democrats. But, if the Democrats and Hillary win in November, I personally believe that America will never recover. It will be impossible for this country to ever regain any semblance of freedom in my lifetime.

    Clinton has vowed to continue and expand on the policies already in place, those that take away the rights of people like me. She will not fix economy, since she vows to keep high taxes.

    She will not increase jobs, since she plans to continue Obama’s policies without change, and has threatened to put coal miners out of business, among other energy/environmental policies.

    She has vowed to see that the Hyde Amendment is overturned, which in reality would make me a slave, because it will remove any protection whatsoever to keep my hard earned money from paying for abortions. I do not want to pay for this barbaric practice. To force me to do so via taxes is a violation of my rights as a free American.

    She is pushing for more gun control, and will appoint Supreme Court justices to see that Americans lose their 2nd amendment rights, and she has promised to allow open borders and import un-vetted refugees to America.

    There is no way to vet the refugees. They are from war torn Syria and other Muslim controlled countries, and it would take too much time to vet each one. Also, many of these people do not wish to assimilate and become Americans. They want Americans to become like them instead.

    I could go on, but the gist of it is that in four years, anyone who runs against her has no chance of winning. Democrats have recently been caught registering dead people to vote in Virginia. There are numerous other examples of voter fraud, yet they insist there is none, and will not allow voter ID laws in many states.

    So, with the above in mind, I do not believe anyone can beat Hillary in 2020. She is a criminal, and she is not above stealing votes. By the time 2020 comes around, there will be way too many immigrants who’ve come over the open Southern border on the voting rolls. They will be registered Democrats, and even if they don’t actually go into a voting booth, they WILL “vote.” And they’ll vote for Hillary.

    It will not matter who runs against her in 2020. She will win again, and by 2024, 16 years of far Left policy will have completely transformed America. We will not recognize our country, all of our traditions will have gone the way of the dinosaur, and we will be, in truth, dhimmis.

    I know some folks believe Congress will hold Hillary in check, and not approve her SCOTUS picks, but I don’t believe it. They haven’t held Obama back, and they won’t mess with Hillary either, so IMO, America will be over if she’s elected.

     

    Take a look at this video of Hillary Clinton standing for the right to dissent:

     

     

    Now please understand the truth. The above may have been true when the Democrats were protesting GWB’s presidency, but no such allowances will be made for anyone who speaks out against Hillary Clinton if she wins.

    Political Correctness has eroded the country. Federal bureaucracies have already been used against conservatives under Obama.

    If Hillary is elected, she will double down on us–those she deems irredeemable deplorables. Also, please note this fact: Just because someone does not vote for Trump doesn’t mean they won’t be counted among the deplorables.

    The Democrat flunkies who will be carrying out the Clinton agenda will not care if any given American was against Trump. If a far Leftist sees an American’s name on some list, they will not be given a free pass just because they voted Libertarian, or wrote in someone else.

    Anyone who does not vote for Hillary will also be considered a deplorable, irredeemable, un-American peon who can be targeted for anything these government workers dream up.

    Take a look at the following. I know it’s ten minutes long, and you don’t have to watch the whole thing, but it illustrates exactly the type of person who will be lording it over all of us if Hillary wins:

     

     

    The above is not an isolated incident. It is a common practice now. If Hillary wins, people like the woman above will grow braver and stronger, and will make the lives of more and more Americans a living hell.

    I can’t help but wish that such a person could be put on notice. Such behavior is abusive and bigoted, yet she’s proud of herself. But if Hillary wins, more of this type of behavior will become the norm.

    There will be more violence, more division, more denigration, and more abuse. There will be less inclusiveness, and more distrust. The country will divide yet further, and Conservatives and Libertarians will be considered non-persons, to the press, the government, and Leftists like the woman above.

    So, here’s my dilemma. I am rather ill with depression/anxiety, as diagnosed by a physician. I consider myself blessed that I found a great doctor who listens to me, and who will work tirelessly to help me manage my condition.

    Still, I must admit that battling the Leftists for the past 8 years has left me exhausted. And the constant worry about what has happened and will happen if Clinton is elected has exacerbated my condition to the point of physical illness at times.

    Sometimes I lose hours or even days when I’m overcome with depression. I’m not ashamed of my illness. It’s real, it’s chronic, it’s debilitating and it’s hellacious.

    But as I’ve said before, it’s what I was given, and it’s my responsibility to manage it, and to keep myself in the best health I can.

    So I have to plan what I will do if Clinton wins the election. And unfortunately, I’ve decided that I will not engage in politics in the future if she wins.

    I can’t deal with another election, knowing it’s Kabuki Theater. If we can’t win now, we certainly won’t win in 4 or 8 years, no matter who the Republicans run, for the reasons I listed above.

    So, I’ve already decided that I will stay off of social media in the days after the election, no matter who wins. I’m sure it will be a contentious place, and I can’t allow myself to lose a week of my life over something beyond my control.

    And if Clinton wins, I will not be involved in any way, shape or form in protesting or trying to change things. This includes voting.

    I am simply going to drop out and live my life as best I can. It hurts way too much to see news stories about Planned Parenthood clinics and the amount of death, destruction and waste of women and children’s lives as it is. I cannot bear to see these things anymore, knowing they are here to stay.

    The same goes for all the other issues.

    So… if Hillary wins, this November will be the last time I ever vote.

    I don’t say this lightly. I’ve voted in every election except one since I was 18 years old. Not to vote is a foreign idea to me.

    But at this point, it won’t do any good, and my health has suffered way too much already.

    I hope people won’t hold it against me in 2020, but I absolutely will not get involved in any attempt to “beat” Hillary. I refuse to go through this again, and I will not bother to drive to the polling place. I am staying home.

    In closing, I’m going to embed a tweet with a video re Donald Trump. I have watched it quite a few times, because it made me happy to see the little girl’s face when she realized someone cared enough to help her.

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  • Les Deplorables

    Sigh. As most Americans have probably heard, Hillary Clinton, who’s running for president, deemed approximately one quarter of Americans a basket of deplorable, irredeemable racists, bigots, homophobes, Islamophobes & haters of all sorts.

     

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    This is because the country is divided deeply along ideological lines, and many of us cannot bear the thought of a Hillary presidency, and have made the decision to vote for her opponent, Donald Trump.

    She deemed half of Trump’s supporters okay people, who just want change. Change from what? Oh… change from 8 years of life under Barack Obama? (Funny… she plans to continue his policies on steroids.)

    Well, it’s over now. She said this in public, at a fundraiser. So we know what she really thinks of us.

    This entire election cycle has been hellacious from beginning until now. I’m not at all surprised that she said what she said; only that she let it slip at a fundraiser. Most Democrats think what Hilary thinks…they just say it to each other behind closed doors, like Obama did, when he stated that Republicans were bitter clingers, holding on to guns and religion.

    He had no idea that his statement would get out to the media. But things have changed a bit. Hillary doesn’t need to worry about what she says… the MSM will cover for her no matter what she does, and she probably thought that saying what she did would be glossed over.

    But, Hillary forgot that we really have nothing to lose. So, we are at least having a little fun with her comments.

     

    Here’s a really funny take on the Basket of Deplorables, by The People’s Cube.

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    A new reality show is sweeping the nation, starring Hillary as Mme. Thénardier and the American people as a basket of deplorables. (The author of the image is unknown, h/t to Banafsheh for sharing it).

    The theatrical trailer below comes from our friend and former Cubist Mr. Pinko, now of PolitOpinion.com.

     

     

    The coughing at the end of the above clip…. well, I myself am quite disturbed by Mrs. Clinton’s obvious illness, and have been praying for her and her family.

    I don’t wish anyone ill. I just don’t want her to be president.

    But as to her comments…. I’m trying to figure out which people in my family (almost all of us are voting Trump. We do not agree with Hillary’s policies, and we are hanging on for dear life through a terrible economy that truly has hit our family hard).

    So… who are #LesDeplorables among my family members?

    Me or my husband? One of us must be irredeemable, and a horrible person, right? So, which one? I don’t really know… that’s the strange part. Most people find us to be rather…dare I say it? Nice? I mean, we aren’t in jail. He works full time. Our children and grandchildren seem to think we are both okay people, so… who decides which of us is irredeemable?

    Um– I thought that was reserved for God, but Hillary seems to have taken it upon herself to pass the ultimate judgement.

    Since my husband is a great person, and I have a temper that I struggle to control, perhaps I should be Le Deplorable in the case of our marriage.

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    My nieces. Which sister is the Deplorable… the 25 year old third grade teacher, or the 21 year old College Senior who has a 4.5 GPA?

    My sis & her husband. Both have worked since they were 18 years old, and are making it through layoffs and hardships under Obama, though putting 2 kids through college when your income has been halved can be quite the challenge.

    Which one is irredeemable? Sis, who lost her job in the corporate world, and now drives a school bus, or her husband who drives two hours round trip to work each day? Again…none of us have been in jail, or anything that used to be considered deplorable.

    My cousins? The husband, who runs his own business and works 12 hrs/day and weekends, or his wife, who works in his business and does all kinds of volunteer work with our church?

    Or, and this is the big one… my parents. (Dad passed 4 years ago, but a can assure people he would not be voting Hillary, and since the Dems usually raise the cemeteries every other November, I feel it’s fair to mention Dad.)

    Okay. Mom is a widow on a fixed income with some health problems, yet she still manages to live a good life, loves her family, attends church and is a generally good person who also has never been in jail.

    Dad was, and I’m not kidding, almost a saint while he lived. That man did so much for his children, grandchildren, extended family, neighbors and the Church, that he most likely is with God in Paradise as I write this. I know I will be spending time in purgatory, but he probably went right to Heaven.

    So…which of my parents could be termed deplorable? It’s quite difficult to try to decide such a thing, isn’t it?

    Again, many people, including me, are trying to laugh a bit about these slurs and slights to our character, knowing that this is the way it is every four years.

    So, rather than be angry or hurt about Clinton’s remarks, we try to laugh at what Trump and his supporters have done with the “Basket of Deplorable” comments.

    There are too many hysterical memes to count now. So… laugh it off. More is headed our way, and even if Trump wins, we will still be called these names, so…

    Hop in the basket. It’s fun in here.

    Vive La Bourriches!!!

     

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  • I Wish You Peace

    During this time of terrible stress and division leading up to the most important election of our lives, many Americans are struggling to find peace.

    Especially people like me, who suffer from clinical depression and anxiety. Some days are so ridden with anxiety that I have great difficulty keeping myself calm. Today seems to be one of those days.

    This morning I got up early to go running and pray the Rosary, two things that usually set a positive foundation for the day. But now, at 7 pm, I find that I’m stressed out again.

    However, there are certain things that I have found to keep the anxiety at bay, even if they don’t always work, and so, I decided to write a list here in this post.

    To keep my anxiety levels as low as possible, here’s what I do.

    1) Reading Scripture and Prayer. This is a practice that helps immensely. I have quite a few apps installed on my phone, including Laudate, a Catholic resource with daily Mass readings, reflections and prayers. I also have the Bible app. This is of great help, because you can search for verses by typing in words, like peace, fear, love, trust, etc. There is always a verse at my fingertips to comfort me.

     

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    2) Turn off the TV. Yes, I mean really. This includes cable news. No TV, unless it’s for a quality program, movie or other entertainment.

    3) Silence. Most of the time my house is quiet, and when I’m working I sit next to the window, where all can hear are the sounds of birds, cicadas, the wind, and other peaceful country sounds.

    4) Limit news intake. I do not watch any mainstream news, and only listen to one program on talk radio. That’s it. Too much news/talk and debate is stressful. There are ways to keep informed without listening or watching news all day long.

    5) Be careful of social media. This is difficult for me, since I love being online, but too much of it hurts my health, since the trends are managed by leftists who try to demoralize people like me — we who do not want Hillary Clinton elected president.

    *note* When on Facebook, if the constant doom and gloom are too much for you, or you are a reluctant Trump supporter, and are voting AGAINST Hillary, please, do yourself a favor, and unfollow your Never Trump contacts.

    It is much too stressful to see the constant threads of name calling, scorn and derision. It’s very unfortunate that we are where we are, but it can’t be helped. It seems the differences are irreconcilable.

    If your friends constantly share nasty memes that deride the person running against Hillary (and/or the people who have chosen to vote for him, either as their first choice or as a last resort, like I am) please don’t feel that you must see it.

    If you see articles that cast aspersions on you or your family, perhaps suggesting that your conscience is in need of an overhaul, or that you are dumber than a box of hammers, you are not obligated to keep it coming through your newsfeed.

    The unfollow button is there for a reason. Use it, and don’t look back until after the election, when it may be safe to see what your friends are saying.

    6) Unfollow all clickbait sites, or other sites that cause stress. Yes. Just unfollow. Find some quality news that is as unbiased as possible, and weed out the crap.

    7) Stay off twitter trends. Do not look at trends. Twitter is in the tank for Hillary. They manage trends to make her look good, hiding her many crimes, her health problems, and other important news, while at the same time pushing the Republican candidate to the top of trends if he happens to say one wrong word.

    So, if you like twitter, just visit the accounts of friends, and of people who you trust to share the truth. Then leave.

    8) Exercise, fresh air and sunlight. Find some sort of activity, whether it be walking, running, a workout, the gym, or even sitting and lifting your arms up and down. Anything at all to get the stress off.

    Getting outside each day is very important too, even for just fifteen or twenty minutes.

     

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    9). Hug your family and spend time with them.

    10). Hug your pet.

    11) Try to find at least one thing to laugh about every day.

     

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    12) Read a good book. This is a must. Reading is an escape. Use it.

    13) Music. This one is one of my mainstays. Listen to the music you love every day, and get lost in it for awhile.

    14) Get plenty of sleep. This can mean the difference between a good day and a bad day, so hit the hay early every night.

    I have been using the disciplines above for some time, though I do at times backslide in some of them. These tricks do work to limit stress, and God knows everyone is suffering at least a little right now.

    Following is a song that is one of my favorites. It happened to come up on my playlist this morning, and has been in my head all day.

     

     

     

    I wish you peace, when times are hard
    The light to guide you through the dark
    And when storms are high and your dreams are low

    I wish you the strength to let love grow on,
    I wish you the strength to let love flow…

     

    So, in closing… I wish you peace.

     

     


  • Tell us, Tim Kaine… What is a “Pope Francis Catholic”?

    Tim Kaine, Hillary Clinton’s VP choice, has recently declared that he is courting the votes of Americans whom he terms “Pope Francis Catholics”, according to this article by Breitbart. 

    Apparently, Kaine believes Jesuits, or perhaps Catholics who attended Jesuit schools, (especially in Philadelphia) may be “Pope Francis Catholics.”

    “Well, Jesuits aren’t that big an applause line in every city, but I’m glad to know in Philadelphia,” Kaine said. “I bet there were a lot of Pope Francis Catholics here before there was a Pope Francis.”

     

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    Further on in the article we find a possible definition of a Pope Francis Catholic:

     

    To bolster his Catholic credentials, Kaine reminded the Democratic audience on a Saturday that he would be in his home parish at St. Elizabeth’s Catholic Church in Richmond the following morning.

    “Hey, St. E.’s folks, I hope you’re watching,” he said. “We will be there at 9:00 a.m. tomorrow.”

    They were, and so was the media, who dutifully reported Kaine’s participation in the Mass and and “sang and clapped along to the choir.”

    “During communion, Kaine joined the choir and took the lead singing a solo. He sang the solo parts of a song called ‘Taste and See,’” ABC News reported.

    Parishioners stood and applauded Kaine after he entered the Church after accepting the nomination for Vice President on the Clinton ticket.

    By citing his more liberal Jesuit education, Kaine sends a signal that he will not stand for the lives of unborn children as victims of abortion.

    “I’m a strong supporter of Roe v. Wade and women being able to make these decisions,” he said when asked a question about abortion during a CNN interview in July. 

    His voting record to defend abortion rights has earned him the support of abortion providers like Planned Parenthood.

    “He has been a champion for Planned Parenthood,” Planned Parenthood Action Fund President Cecile Richards said after he was nominated.

     

    So. That must be it. According to Kaine, a “Pope Francis Catholic” is a Catholic Democrat who supports abortion.

    Really???

     

    Please. Spare us.

     

    This tendency to pretend that politicians who are pro-abortion can remain in good standing in the Catholic Church has gotten on my last nerve.

    We already went through this the last time. 

     

    Although Vice President Joe Biden says he is “a practicing Catholic” and believes that life begins at conception — but he would not “say that” to people who “have a different view” — his former bishop forbade Biden from speaking at Catholic schools,  and the bishop for Colorado Springs has said Biden should not present himself for Communion at Mass.

    Also, in a document cited by the Wilmington, Del., office of Biden’s former bishop – Bishop Michael A. Saltarelli, who died in 2009 – it states that “Catholic politicians who take pro-abortion legislative positions … should never be put forward as a model of a Catholic in public life,” and “their acting consistently to support abortion on demand risks making them cooperators in evil in a public manner.”

     

    Why, oh why, are Catholics who follow Church teaching required to put up with this nonsense again?

    It gets tiresome. It’s annoying and frustrating to read the kind of stupid contained in the Breitbart article.

    And not only is Kaine as prochoice as you can get, he’s running with Hillary Clinton, the MOST pro-abortion candidate ever to run for president.

     

     

    During an interview on The View recently Hillary Clinton said an unborn child just hours before delivery should have no Constitutional rights. Her comments came just days after Clinton said unborn children simply do not have any Constitutional rights, which would include the right to life.

    In February, Clinton defended partial-birth abortions: “My husband vetoed a very restrictive legislation on late-term abortions, and he vetoed it at an event in the White House where we invited a lot of women who had faced this very difficult decision, that ought to be made based on their own conscience, their family, their faith, in consultation with doctors. Those stories left a searing impression on me,” she continued.

    Clinton has said more taxpayer money needs to go to the Planned Parenthood abortion business and Clinton demonstrated her unyielding commitment to abortion and the Planned Parenthood abortion business, accepting their endorsement during a pro-abortion rally — saying she would be the abortion business’ president.

    “I will always defend Planned Parenthood and I will say consistently and proudly, Planned Parenthood should be funded, supported and protected, not undermined, misrepresented and demonized,” Clinton said. “As your president, I will always have your back.”

     

    So, why in the name of anything good and decent did Hillary Clinton pick a Catholic to run with her?

    She must think Catholics are complete idiots, since abortion is simply not allowed for Catholics. It is in the Catechism. In fact, abortion is non-negotiable. That’s it. It is considered an intrinsic evil, which means American Catholics should not vote for the Clinton-Kaine ticket if they want to remain in good standing in the the Church. Period. End of story.

    From The Voters Guide for Serious Catholics, by Priests for Life:

     

    1. Abortion

    The Church teaches that, regarding a law permitting abortions, it is “never licit to obey it, or to take part in a propaganda campaign in favor of such a law, or to vote for it” (EV 73). Abortion is the intentional and direct killing of an innocent human being, and therefore it is a form of homicide.

    The unborn child is always an innocent party, and no law may permit the taking of his life. Even when a child is conceived through rape or incest, the fault is not the child’s, who should not suffer death for others’ sins.

    Is the above clear??? What is so hard to understand?

     

    So, where did the “Pope Francis Catholic” line come from? It obviously didn’t come from Pope Francis, since he recently made it known to all the world, including Tim Kaine, that the position of the Church remains unchanged. 

    This is what the papal document had to say about abortion, according to the report:

    On the subject of abortion, the document states the church’s commitment to its anti-abortion stance, adding that no woman’s “right to choose” over what happens to their own body can “justify terminating a life”.

    It also states that healthcare workers in [facilities that perform abortions] should exercise their right to conscientiously object to abortion.

     

    Did Tim Kaine miss the above? He must have, since he is using Pope Francis to uphold his pro-abortion position. The nerve.

    I’m sure Francis will be really thrilled to hear that Catholics who support abortion are being referred to as Pope Francis Catholics. Likewise Jesuits who follow Church teaching.

    Biden’s oxymoronic pro-abortion Catholicism has already caused enough problems. We don’t need another VP exactly like him. Having a pro-abortion VP who claims to follow the Catholic faith has already stretched the patience of Catholics who DO follow the faith, not to mention causing confusion in their families.

    Damage control must be done regularly, when children learn in religion class that “the Vice President is a Catholic! Yay!”

    Now the end is in sight, and a pro-life VP is on the horizon. My friends and I are dreaming of the day when a pro-abortion Catholic will no longer be the Vice President of our country.

    And now we must contemplate another one???

    Please watch the video below.

     

    This is the way I feel right now. I cannot stand another eight years, or even another four years of this stupidity. Not again.

    This is the most annoying thing I have heard all week. I really hope American Catholics (I mean Catholics who practice the faith, not Liberal Catholics who will pull the lever for Hillary no matter what she has done, or what she intends to do in the future) are not dumb enough to fall for this again.

    Don’t be STUPID. Your eternal life depends upon your choices. 

     


  • Will the GOP Delegates Dump the Spirit of 1776? A Fisk

    To begin, I will link to my post on the rise of Donald Trump, for which I took a lot of…well, let’s say sh*t from Liberals when I published it, even though I did not support Trump at the time. The post details the abuse average Americans have taken at the hands of Leftists, Liberals and Democrats for the past 8 years, leading me to believe many people voted Trump because he’s a fighter. And yes… he is. Trump, for all his crude ways, is a fighter. He’s also an Alpha male, quite different from some who ran in the Republican primaries, and the complete opposite of Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders.

     

     

    Please listen to Ted Nugent’s take on Trump. He makes some of the same points I did in my piece on Trump’s rise.

    This is a nasty, mean culture war, and you’re not going to win by adjusting your tie. ~ Ted Nugent.

     

    Also, I wrote some other musings re Trump’s campaign, and the Never Trump movement in my previous post, which can can be found here.

    And now we come to the elephant in the room: The #NeverTrump movement. Sigh.

    I understand completely that people have their own opinions, thoughts, reasoning etc., and I would no more tell someone else who to vote for than I would open another person’s mail. People should vote their own conscience. Your vote is your vote and my vote is my vote. That’s the way it works. That’s why voting is done in private; so coercion cannot occur.

     

    The above is my belief. I absolutely am not the slightest bit interested in how anyone else votes. I can’t stress that enough. People are entitled to vote the way they want to vote, and so am I.

    What bothers me is this movement of elites who have set themselves as the arbiters of all morality in their quest to overturn the will of the people by staging a coup at the Republican convention.

    Disclaimer: I am only going to write this once: I do not consider all the people in the Never Trump movement to be elites, or obnoxious, or holding themselves above other Americans. I know people who will not be voting for Trump, and I respect their decision. They seem to respect mine, and that of other Trump voters, since they do not end friendships or look down upon folks who have decided to vote for Trump.

    All of this was already said in my previous post, but I feel the need to repeat it, since I will be referring to the folks who want to dump Trump and install a puppet as “Never Trumpers” for my own convenience during the remainder of this post.

    So, now we get to the actual fisk of this Conservative Review article by Steve Deace, entitled: WILL THE GOP DELEGATES KEEP WITH THE SPIRIT OF 1776? 

    Deace’s words will be in regular script, and my take will be in italics. So, let’s get started.

     

    The 240th anniversary of our nation’s Declaration of Independence seems more lamentation than celebration in 2016, as we watch in horror, disgust and disappointment while much of the culture sprints towards Gomorrah.

    I agree with Deace on this point. I have been sickened by what I have observed this year, and also for the previous seven years, as Obama and the Democrats have transformed America into a waste of hopelessness, joblessness, bitter division and anger. The past week alone has almost driven me to despair, with the shootings all over the country andthe show-statement made by FBI Director Comey re Hillary Clinton’s email crimes–crimes of which everyone in America knows that she is guilty. She’s guilty, plain and simple, and there won’t even be a bogus statement by anyone stating: “We will find the REAL email thieves.”

    The Leftists and their fellow travelers, voters and supporters have turned this country into something that I do not want my grandchildren to exist in. I blame them, and I no longer feel that I owe them anything whatsoever. For more on this, and why we do not owe Democrats a damn thing, please read this piece by Kurt Schlichter, You Owe Them Nothing – Not Respect, Not Loyalty, Not Obedience.

     

    People assumed that the law mattered, that the same rules applied to everyone. That duly enacted laws would be enforced equally until repealed. That the Constitution set the foundation and that its guarantees would be honored even if we disliked the result in a particular case. But that’s not our country today.

    The idea of the rule of law today is a lie. There is no law. There is no justice. There are only lies.

    Hillary Clinton is manifestly guilty of multiple felonies. Her fans deny it half-heartedly, but mostly out of habit – in the end, it’s fine with them if she’s a felon. They don’t care. It’s just some law. What’s the big deal? It doesn’t matter that anyone else would be in jail right now for doing a fraction of what she did. But the law is not important. Justice is not important.

     

    And if something drastic and courageous isn’t done by delegates at the upcoming GOP convention, who knows how much closer to history’s ash heap we’ll be one year from now. I would queue the Founding Fathers to roll over in their graves at this point, but something tells me they’re all rolled out. If they’ve seen the mess we’ve made of the place and simply decided to trade righteous indignation for an enjoyable dirt nap, no one would blame them.

    If something drastic and “courageous” IS done by delegates (instituting a new rule that would “free” the delegates who vowed to vote for Trump into turncoating on those they represent and casting a vote for someone that  they do not even know the identity of because of some false understanding of “conscience” at the upcoming GOP convention, I know how much closer to history’s ash heap we’ll be one year from now, because doing such a thing will most likely assure a Clinton victory.

    And about the Founding Fathers–they may be rolling in their graves right now, but rest assured that part of the reason they spin is because these elites are making a conscious choice to subvert the will of the people who chose Donald Trump to run against Clinton for the presidency, not the other way around.

     

    This is the world we live in as we ‘ooh’ and ‘aah’ this July 4th under the rockets’ red glare. Broken churches did it. Broken courts did it. Broken academia did it. Broken media did it. Broken oaths did it. Broken families did it. Broken souls did it. There is hardly a corner of our world that isn’t complicit in this wretched state of affairs. All the signs are there that the Holy Spirit’s providential favor has exited stage left. 

    Actually, all the signs are there that the Holy Spirit’s providential favor still remains, since more and more people are getting involved in the political process than ever, and more and more people are waking up to the fact that the Democrats support evil policies like abortion on demand with no oversight or limitations, among other distasteful policies, and that more and more people are praying to God for help to thwart the Democrats by winning the election this fall. God may chastise us, but he will not desert his children, and his favor will remain upon the faithful as long as we continue to follow him.

     

    And so it is that little, non-gender specified beings born into a land that was created for so much more are now made to parrot the blasphemy that they have no king but Caesar. We’re supposedly celebrating men who didn’t follow unjust “laws” decreed by bureaucrats and tyrants but rather rebelled and followed their divinely-seared consciences instead. But such men are lost to history now, replaced by people pleasers and those who think standing up for what you believe in means deciding to post a sharply-worded Facebook status.

    No, not all of them have been replaced. Many Americans still stand up and fight against the tyrants in their own communities, at great hardship and risk to themselves and their families.

    Many Americans serve their country in the Armed Forces, where they encounter more danger and hardship than the Delegate Revolt schemers are dealing with now, as they pat each other on the back and disparage the Americans who support Trump. 

    All because we have rarely known a life that was truly fertile with God-ordained liberty, and the pursuit of genuine happiness. Square, glorious pegs though they may be, our children’s entire lives will be a lesson in pounding them into a spiritually deadening round hole.

    Part of our God-ordained Liberty and pursuit of genuine happiness includes the right to vote, and then, after a candidate has received enough votes to win the nomination, the right to vote for that candidate in the general election. What it doesn’t include is beingsubverted by people who have decided they know best, such as the instigators of the Delegate Revolt.

    Unless…

    Maybe, just maybe, on this national birthday, we will look closer than ever before at our children as they wave a tiny flag while watching a parade. Or as they run through the yard with a sparkler in their hand and a gleam in their eye that says the world is full of glorious magic. And we will say to ourselves, ‘I’ll be damned if this once great country dies on my watch. I’ll be damned if my kids’ most lasting inheritance from me is that I stood by and did nothing as Election 2016 went the way of Mad King George in a pantsuit meets reality TV conman.”

    Please. You have already done more than enough. You label Trump a conman, but you are no better at this point, with your name calling of hillbilly, redneck and hick, and your insistence that Trumpsupporters are members of a cult.

    If you were truly principled, the members of your movement would be explaining exactly HOW what you plan to do will ensure that Hillary loses to the candidate you eventually choose rather than fighting with people on twitter and treating them exactly the way the Left treats people. Case in point: This article from The Resurgent, “If Trump is ousted at the convention, then who?”

    In a nutshell, the article lists 5 names of people they deem acceptable, some of whom did not even run for president, extolling the virtues of each, and then lists 5 names of people whom, I suppose, they feel “Trump voters” would probably want, or be happy with, or whatever the hell these people are dreaming up in their snobbish, elitist minds.

    The Top Five Unusual Suspects:

    1. Caitlyn Jenner
    2. Kid Rock
    3. Christine O’Donnell
    4. Joe Lieberman
    5. Sarah Palin

    Let’s start with Palin, at the very least you know she wouldn’t say no. She could spend her days on the campaign trail mixing gibberish rap songs, with spooky tales of moose hunting in the Alaskan bush country. Joe Lieberman was at one time an independent and did endorse John McCain in 2008. It is worth noting that Lieberman is only 74 years old, only four years older than Donald Trump, and he could really light a fire under the GOP base. Christine O’Donnell is a former Republican Party candidate and conservative activist in the Tea Party movement. She may be best remembered for her remarks that she “dabbled into witchcraft” she later went on to say in a general election ad, “I’m not a witch.” O’Donnell does make the occasional appearance on CNN as a political pundit.

    Robert James Ritchie, or better known as Kid Rock endorsed Donald Trump back in February of this year, but from recent stories he has decided against Trump. Kid Rock is a Republican, and if for no other reason to make him the nominee he does draw large crowds. Last and surely not least Caitlyn Jenner, formerly known as Bruce Jenner. Caitlyn is a Republican and she will be attending this years Republican National Convention in Cleveland. So, if worse comes to worse and no one wants to come to the rescue of the GOP Jenner will be there in the audience ready to except the nomination if called upon.

    With the election cycle we’ve been through up to this point with Donald Trump leading the charge anything, and I do mean anything seems to be possible. At this point nothing would surprise me.

    The author of the above says the piece is “lighthearted.” Sure. Sure it is… it’s lighthearted in a nasty and derogatory attempt to demoralize Trump supporters by ridiculing them. It’s right out of Saul Alinsky’s rules for radicals. 

    RULE 5: “Ridicule is man’s most potent weapon.”

    There is no defense. It’s irrational. It’s infuriating. It also works as a key pressure point to force the enemy into concessions. (Pretty crude, rude and mean, huh? They want to create anger and fear.)

     

    King George’s fundamental flaw was that he became unhinged from reality — the laws of nature and nature’s God — and so it is with our absurd binary choice of Hillary vs. Trump. For America did not separate itself from Great Britain because of some arbitrary difference of opinion, or due to some nationalistic temper tantrum, but because its Founding Fathers were honoring and appealing to the very nature of reality itself.

    The choice between Hillary and Trump is binary only to Never Trumpers, not to everyone else who voted in the primaries. Also, the tantrums appear to be coming from the people who are attempting a coup at the convention, not the majority of voters.

     

    From the Declaration’s closing paragraph: “We, therefore, the Representatives of the United States of America, in General Congress, Assembled, appealing to the Supreme Judge of the world for the rectitude of our intentions with a firm reliance on the protection of divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes and our sacred Honor.

    Now, on this very day, our own grip on reality is once again at stake. Perhaps prophetically, we are only weeks away from another group of assembled Americans gathering together in Cleveland. It is a marvelous opportunity. Nearly miraculous in its timing considering the chaos that swirls around it. Will the delegates who attend the Republican National Convention arrive under a spirit of defeatist passivity or divine and patriotic pilgrimage? Can they, will they, show us the way to a path blazed by the better angels of our nature?

    Yeah. The delegates are representing voters who chose Trump. If the Trump delegates abandon their promise and vote for someone else, they will be doing the complete opposite of the above. It is in no way a patriotic pilgrimage to overthrow the will of the people.

     

     

    Words mean things. Especially the words above. We the People. In the instance of the upcoming election, the people have spoken loud and clear. It says “We the People” not “We the Delegates.” 

     

    If the delegates choose wisely and dump Trump to the winds of ignorance and mania, they will have once again ratified the promise of the American Revolution in grand letters that would make John Hancock stand up and take notice.

    No, if they dump Trump they will do the opposite of ratifying the promise of the Revolution. John Hancock would probably want to bitch-slap these people for attempting to go around the will of the people. 

     

    No, it won’t fix everything, but it will be a heckuva a start.

    No, it won’t fix anything, and it will be the final nail in America’s coffin. 

     

    It will be a true, modern-day Tea Party. As delegates dump overboard the symbol of a corrupt system that keeps choosing our loser nominees, with this one being the worst. Take away the war hero of McCain, and the American Rockwell painting that is the Romney family, and that’s Trump. All of the things you didn’t like about our previous two losers, but with none of the stuff you actually did. Trump and his imploding campaign is the ultimate poison pill thrust down our throats by a media that hates us but we all too often let pick our candidates anyway. Tossing him overboard will be the delegates saying they will not go along with this corrupt paradigm any longer, just as those Boston patriots of old once said.

    It will be the opposite of the Boston Tea Party. The delegates and elites who have dreamed this up ARE part of the corruptsystem, and they themselves helped us lose by pushing McCain and Romney on us. The delagates that join them should understand that they will not be regarded as heroes or patriots or even the good guys. They will be modern day Benedict Arnolds in the eyes of suffering Americans who want a chance at a future for themselves and their families.

     

    And just as that night in Boston Harbor was the vanguard of a rebellion not its zenith, so would this be. But the future is only forged by those willing to take the first step.

    On the eve of our first Independence Day, founding father John Adams wrote the following to his wife, Abigail:

     

    …this will be the most memorable Epocha, in the History of America. I am apt to believe that it will be celebrated, by succeeding Generations, as the great    anniversary Festival. It ought to be commemorated, as the Day of Deliverance by solemn Acts of Devotion to God Almighty. It ought to be solemnized with Pomp and Parade, with Shews, Games, Sports, Guns, Bells, Bonfires and Illuminations from one End of this Continent to the other from this Time forward forever more.

    You will think me transported with Enthusiasm but I am not. — I am well aware of the Toil and Blood and Treasure, that it will cost Us to maintain this Declaration, and support and defend these States. — Yet through all the Gloom I can see the Rays of ravishing Light and Glory. I can see that the End is more than worth all the Means. And that Posterity will tryumph in that Days Transaction, even altho We should rue it, which I trust in God We shall not.

     

    Please. John and Abigail Adams were in no way comparable to the Never Trumpers. They were kind and humble people, who cared about those less fortunate. They did not look down upon people who dreamed of a better future.They sympathized with them.

     

    To rue something means to regret it, or view the occasion as bittersweet. Let’s face it, if we haven’t already become the generation Adams warned us about, which would rue the day of our independence, we are perilously close to the cliff.

    We became that generation, true. And part of the reason it got as bad as it did is because we Conservatives were sort of asleep at the switch until Obama came to power. However, we woke up, an are attempting to beat Hillary Clinton,whose presidency will ensure that our children are pushed off the cliff. That’s why the delegates should vote for whom they pledged to vote.

     

    It took only a few good men to side with providence and change the destiny of a nation 240 years ago. In three weeks, I pray there will be a few good men in Cleveland willing to follow in their footsteps.

    The men who decide to stage a coup in Cleveland will certainly not be siding with providence. The candidate is Donald Trump, and any attempt to unseat him is cheating.

     

    For if not, we may very well become the people Ronald Reagan once warned us about.

    No. Just, no. Ronald Reagan would not be supporting a coup. 

     

    Listen to Reagan’s passion. He was speaking the truth. And if Hillary Clinton enters the Whitehouse in January, our Freedom WILL become extinct. Overthrowing the convention will not help America. It will ensure our demise.


  • Never Hillary, Pre-Convention Musings & a Reluctant Fisk

    Meh. I am coming out of the Closet. I am #NeverHillary.

    Yes. Unless something downright crazy occurs to make me not vote at all, I am voting for Donald Trump. He was not my 1st choice, but he did get to the magic number of 1237 votes, and has some good ideas. Yes, I know people think that his ideas are not his own, and were written others, so no need to tell me. Still, his stated policies are much better for America than Hillary’s stated policies.

    Yes, I have read the comments and worries from other Christians and Catholics, saying that I will be voting for evil, yet I have found the opposite to be true in this article from EWTN, entitled Moral Duties Concerning Voting.

     

    Our Duty to Vote

    With the development of popular government comes the duty of citizens to participate in their own government for the sake of the common good. Notto do so is to abandon the political process to those who do not have the common good in mind. Given the nature of democracies this inevitably leads to unjust laws and an unjust society. These may come about anyway, but they should not come about through the negligence of Christians, who would then share in the guilt.

    This duty is chiefly exercised by voting, through which citizens elect their representatives and even determine by referendum the laws which will govern them. The Catechism of the Catholic Church states:

    2239 It is the duty of citizens to contribute along with the civil authorities to the good of society in a spirit of truth, justice, solidarity, and freedom. The love and service of one’s country follow from the duty of gratitude and belong to the order of charity. Submission to legitimate authorities and service of the common good require citizens to fulfill their roles in the life of the political community.

    2240 Submission to authority and co-responsibility for the common good make it morally obligatory to pay taxes, to exercise the right to vote, and to defend one’s country [Rom 13:7]:

    Pay to all of them their dues, taxes to whom taxes are due, revenue to whom revenue is due, respect to whom respect is due, honor to whom honor is due. [Christians] reside in their own nations, but as resident aliens. They participate in all things as citizens and endure all things as foreigners…. They obey the established laws and their way of life surpasses the laws…. So noble is the position to which God has assigned them that they are not allowed to desert it. [Ad Diognetum 5: 5, 10]

     

    So, according to the Catechism of the Catholic Church, of which I am a member, I have a duty to vote. You may not be a Catholic, and/or your conscience may say something different, but I have been very torn for months about voting, and I found the answers in this post.

     

    Who We May Not Vote For

    The question arises naturally, therefore, if among a slate of candidates there are those for whom we may not vote, without sinning gravely. Catholic moral theology recognizes, in the writings of approved authors who faithfully represent the theological tradition of the Church, sound guides for forming a Catholic conscience. Two such authors are Fathers Heribert Jone, OFM Cap. and Henry Davis, SJ. Speaking of the duty to vote and when it could be sinful not to, Fr. Jone writes:

     
    205. Voting is a civic duty which would seem to bind at least under venial sin whenever a good candidate has an unworthy opponent. It might even be a mortal sin if one’s refusal to vote would result in the election of an unworthy candidate. [Moral Theology (Dublin: Mercier Press, 1929, 1955)]

    Similarly, Fr. Davis writes,

    It is the duty of all citizens who have the right to vote, to exercise that right when the common good of the State or the good of religion and morals require their votes, and when their voting is useful. It is sinful to vote for the enemies of religion or liberty… [Moral and Pastoral Theology, vol. 2, Chapter V, 4thCommandment, p. 90 (New York: Sheed and Ward, 1935, 1959)]

    Who, then, are the enemies of religion or liberty for whom it would be sinful to vote? Reasonably, it would be those who attack the most basic rights in a society, since all rights depend on those which are logically or actually prior. Among the enumerated inalienable rights recognized by the Declaration of Independence is the right to life. The right to life is both logically and actually prior to all other rights since liberty is meaningless to those who have been unjustly killed. The protection of innocent human life is thus the first obligation of society. This is why protection against foreign enemies is the first duty of the federal government and protection against domestic enemies (criminals) is the first obligation of local government.

     

    And again, there is one candidate that I may NOT vote for: Hillary Clinton. (See above).

    So, having the duty to vote, and knowing for whom I must NOT vote, the choice is pretty clear to me, now that Ted Cruz, the candidate I voted for in the PA primary, is no longer in the race.

    And please, for folks who may have seen comments on Facebook posts regarding Trump which say: “No good Christian can vote for that evil man…” Please, don’t buy that BS.

    That is an opinion, not a fact, and you know what they say about opinions: They are like a$$holes–everyone has one, and they usually stink. If you are confused, pray. Pray about the decision. Get close to God, tell Him your cares, and then you will find the answers.

    I am voting AGAINST the person who will unleash the most evil. If we are not Liberal Democrats, we already know that Hillary will unleash more evil upon this world than there already is at this time. She has made numerous statements, saying she wants more abortions, not less, and at any time during gestation. She has stated that “we” must change our traditions, religion, etc. in order to advance her Leftist Progressive vision. And in her book, It Takes a Village, she put forth an argument that children should be raised by the State and its institutions, and that parents are secondary. Also, expect many more foreign policy debacles and negative consequences from open borders and importation of unvetted refugees.

    I am not going to post any links to the above info on Hillary. If you are a Conservative/Republican, you most likely already know these things, and if you haven’t yet come across them, google is your friend.

    And now, for the sticky part: Most of us, if we have been paying attention, know that Donald Trump is no Conservative. He simply is not a Conservative. He’s…independent. (Yes, I know others say he’s a Democrat.)

    The man has taken Liberal positions in the past on different issues. He has been photographed with Hillary & Bill. He said good things about them in the past. Though I understand that Trump has voted Republican more than Democrat, still, his past proclamations have shown that he holds some Liberal positions.

    Still… the evil Trump is likely to unleash is less than that of Hillary. If he does even a few things that he has promised, the country will be better off than we are now. So, I’m going with the lesser of the evils.

    Now, quickly a few points.

    People say: “Trump is a RACIST.” Never mind that every Republican candidate is a racist, and that this is the boy Democrat Slimeball Hillary-Loving Media crying wolf again like  he they always does do. No matter who the Republican candidate is, they will be called a racist. That is just business as usual for the MSM. They’ve been doing it for at least 15 years. Even if the Republican candidate happened to be African American, the MSM would find a way to term them a racist. Also, if Trump picks a minority as his running mate, the person will be called a racist, so get ready to listen to more wolf-crying.

    But…I have recently come upon the following article, When Trump Fought the Racists, which makes the case that Trump is the total opposite of a racist, and, in fact, was a champion for minorities 20 years ago, when nobody was paying attention.

     

    The WSJ story that is linked focuses on the battles Trump faced as a new arrival to Palm Beach, including his new competition with the social clubs of the old order. The story, which quotes Abe Foxman, the longtime head of the Anti-Defamation League, says, in part, the following:

    Mr. Trump also has resorted to the courts to secure his foothold here, and many residents wince at the attention his legal battles with the town have drawn — to the town in general, and to the admission practices at some of Palm Beach’s older clubs in particular.

    …The culture clash began to approach a climax last fall, when Mr. Trump’s lawyer sent members of the town council a copy of the film “Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner,” a film that deals with upper-class racism. Mr. Trump then approached the town council about lifting the restrictions that had been placed on the club. He also asked some council members not to vote on the request because their membership in other clubs created a conflict of interest.

    Last December, after the council refused to lift the restrictions, Mr. Trump filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court in Palm Beach, alleging that the town was discriminating against Mar-a-Lago, in part because it is open to Jews and African-Americans. The suit seeks $100 million in damages.

    … Mr. Foxman seems pleased that Mr. Trump has elevated the issue of discriminatory policies at social clubs. “He put the light on Palm Beach,” Mr. Foxman says. “Not on the beauty and the glitter, but on its seamier side of discrimination. It has an impact.”

    In recent weeks, Mr. Foxman says, the league has received calls from Jewish residents telling of how Palm Beach clubs are changing. Locals concur that in the past year, organizations such as the Bath and Tennis Club have begun to admit Jewish patrons. The Palm Beach Civic Association, which for many years was believed to engage in discriminatory behavior, this month named a Jewish resident as its chief officer.

    In other words? In other words, long before he was running for president, there was Donald Trump battling racism and anti-Semitism in Palm Beach society. Using every tool at his disposal.

     

    Some racist. Some anti-semite.

     

    Now that some factual stuff of importance is out of the way, I will revert to my own musings.

    Over the past few months, I have watched the increased tension between Republicans/Conservatives who most likely agree with each other on 80% of important issues, as it escalated into something quite ugly. I used to think Conservatives were better than we really are, but now my bubble has been busted. It seems we are no better than they are.

    I knew the Democrats were going to have terrible strife within their own party when the Sanders supporters figured out they were being played like the world’s ugliest out of tune violin, as puppet Bernie led them along like a pied piper.

    Everyone but the Bernie folks knew the fix was in. Hillary had no intention of allowing “her” crown to be taken from her again, having had it snatched off her head by Obama in 2008. Bernie himself probably knew it. Everyone knew it but his supporters.

    (And the crown is even more firmly planted on Hillary’s head as I write this, since today the FBI announced that she won’t be prosecuted for her email/server crimes. But we all knew she would never be brought to justice. We, after all, are not fools).

    But back to Republican strife. It’s sort of unhinged at times. So, we are no better than the Democrats in this instance.

    Aside: I do not speak of Libertarians here. I have had occasion to talk to several Libertarians at different times about issues that are important to me, a Conservative Catholic, and I have found that we do not have much in common except for gun rights. Each time the right of freedom of religion (a right covered in Amendment I of the U.S. Constitution) is infringed upon by rogue court decisions, the Libertarians either argue in favor of the infringers or remain silent. Ditto with other important issues, such as the attempt to remove separate bathroom/locker room facilities in public and in schools.

    And having read the platform of the Libertarian Party, I have no reason to believe they would represent my interests any time soon, so, excuse me if I’m not feeling the Johnson. I have my principles.

    And now we come to the elephant in the room: The #NeverTrump movement. Sigh.

    I understand completely that people have their own opinions, thoughts, reasoning etc., and I would no more tell someone else who to vote for than I would open another person’s mail. People should vote their own conscience. Your vote is your vote and my vote is my vote. That’s the way it works. That’s why voting is done in private; so coercion cannot occur.

    And, I have seen Trump people say that folks need to jump on the Trump Train, NOW. Well… that’s not how it works. Some people have made up their minds, and they are not going to be swayed. That is their business, and I respect them, because they do not dwell on the feuding or inflame it. They allow people like me to do what we feel is best according to our conscience.

    The part of Never Trump that bothers me are the elites, be they in media, or friends of friends on social media. The vitriol, disrespect and slurs are disheartening, to say the least. (And yes, I know about the Alt Right Trump Trolls. They are horrid, and I wish they would disappear under a rock).

    But Never Trump media figures with huge followings are now acting toward Republicans the way Liberals act toward Republicans, with name calling, insults and slurs. The word “hillbilly” is fashionable for Trump supporters, as are the words “redneck”, “stupid” “uneducated” “trailer park”… blah, blah, blah. Also “cult members”. These sentiments are tweeted by high profile Never Trumpers and then expounded upon by their devoted followers in comments threads… ugh.

    (One of the things the Never Trump moment prides itself upon is being principled. Something doesn’t compute here.)

    I have also seen people who have done more than many folks to advance freedom termed “immoral” by Never Trumpers. This includes Milo Yiannopoulis, the Conservative Gay British citizen and editor at Breitbart, among others.

    Um… hello??? Christians??? Remember that time Christ told those upstanding citizens that they should condemn that prostitute only if they themselves had never committed a sin? And then they all went away and left the prostitute to hear the mercy from Jesus, who said: I don’t condemn you–go your way and sin no more?

    What happened to humility?

    How many people who lived in the time of Christ or the Bible would make it past the Militant Never Trumpers today? Who made them the arbiter of morality? (And I speak not of all NT folks–only the strident and militant variety who insinuate others are evil, stupid, trashy, and deserve to be attacked at Trump rallies.)

    The truth is hard, but it’s still the truth: none of us are without sin. No one on this earth is perfect. Not one of us.

    Remember St. Peter? That crude dude? The fisherman who left his nets and followed Jesus for three years, and swore he would die with him if need be? And then what happened… he denied knowing Christ three times, ran away crying, and left Jesus to die on the cross with only his beloved Mother, the prostitute Mary Magdalene, and a teenaged boy, St. John, to stay with him as He suffered.

    Did Peter make mistakes? How about St. Paul? That dude was out for everyone. He was responsible for killing Christians. How would he fare today, in the time of social media, 24 hour cable news cycles and sweeping condemnations of folks with whom we disagree politically?

    How about St. Augustine, who loved the Lord, but loved his partying lifestyle more, and waited a few years before getting down the business of being a disciple?

    Who was perfect? Nobody.

    This is why watching this movement is sort of upsetting. What is the projected outcome of the movement? What are its goals, and how will it benefit us? What does success look like?

    How can a “Never” (negative) movement produce something positive? The negative stuff is already showing, as described above. But what are the positives?

    Again, these are my musings, and yours may be different, but today’s Mass readings really spoke to me, particularly the following verse from the prophetic book of Hosea.

     

    When they sow the wind,
    they shall reap the whirlwind;
    The stalk of grain that forms no ear
    can yield no flour;
    Even if it could,
    strangers would swallow it.

    Hosea 8:7

     

    When reading the above, I did not think of the Democrats, who sow their lies in windy proclamations each and every day. I am used to hearing Democrat windbags, and have gotten used to the fact that they are a part of life for the foreseeable future, especially if the criminal they are running wins the presidency.

    No…today the above verse put me in mind of the Militant and strident Never Trumpers. I understand that some of them are even going as far as to vote for Hillary. Though I can’t imagine anyone who understands the ramifications voting for someone who would subvert and demoralize our Great Nation ever further, I must believe that this is true, since I’ve seen multiple trustworthy sources write about it.

    So, again… what is the outcome of this movement? I think it is stated above. And I am entitled to my own muse and thoughts.

    As to the popular opinion that Trump voters are ignorant hillbillies who don’t know what the hell they are doing, I will link to an article that directly refutes this claim. It was written by someone of high moral fibre, and who certainly cannot be called stupid or out of his damned mind, as someone in this movement recently proclaimed of people who are voting against Hillary.

    Please click here.

    In addition to other points of note, striking differences between Mr.Trump and Hillary are included.

    So, telling me Trump is Hitler, telling me Bush is Hitler, telling me Reagan is Hitler, and telling me the Tea Party is Hitler had etiolated that word of its shock value, to the point where, that I would not believe a Leftist if he told me Hitler was Hitler.

    If you think Mr. Trump will be worse than Mrs. Clinton, I ask you to compare: Mrs. Clinton made sure Mark Basseley Youssef was blamed for her failures at Ben Ghazi. He was then and is now in jail, a political prisoner of convenience for the administration. Tell me who Mr. Trump has falsely jailed, and keeps in jail, to serve as his scapegoat?

    Tell me the name of anyone Mr. Trump has had shot and the body dumped in Fort Marcy Park?

    Tell me the name of even one child rapist Mr. Trump aided to escape the law, or rape victim he intimidated into silence?

    Tell me whether Mr. Trump ever violated dozens of national security principles and laws by maintaining top secret and eyes only materials on a private server?

    Tell me how much money Mr. Trump has made from private speaking fees and donations to his charitable foundation, money coming from special interests, global corporations, and the House of Saud?

    I could go on in like manner for years, but I will spare my patient reader.

    Mr. Trump is now the presumptive nominee. Like it or not, the choice is between him, and someone more corrupt and venal than Obama, with a greater need to destroy this country and a deeper desire.

     

    I need to get all of this out in writing, as this is my therapy, and keeping all of this inside is encroaching on my mind to the extent that I cannot concentrate on writing my novel, which I need to finish asap.

    But I find that this post has become too long, so I will leave the fisk of this unbelievably arrogant article by Steve Deace for the next post.

    I had to read it a few times to be able to believe the prideful arrogance contained in it. Seems the Militant Never Trumpers are planning to overthrow the Republican Convention and stage a coup. They are calling on delegates to revolt, citing conscience. They have not told anyone who they plan to install as the Republican nominee, so I suppose that will be announced at the convention if they manage to get enough votes.

    (I’m thinking they will most likely install John Kasich, a man of zero integrity who the Republicans employed to knock Ted Cruz out of the presidential race. Yes…yes, I know… the Never Trump movement is made up primarily of former Cruz supporters. That doesn’t mean they will get Cruz as a nominee though. Kasich is more like it, or possibly Jeb! who insisted he could win the nomination without the party base. The people who are involved in taking Trump out are not going to allow Cruz to be the nominee, and anyone who is thinking clearly must know it).

    All of the above is not what makes this article different from scores of others about the conscience of the delegates. (I’m thinking they don’t know that Trump delegates might stick by their own principles, and vote for Trump, as they pledged to do, but that’s neither here nor there.) What makes the above article stand out as a spectacle of arrogance not seen since Obama gently comforted the people who fainted at his many rallies in 2008, is the premise that the Delegate Revolt, and the Never Trump movement, are comparing themselves to the Founding Fathers.

    Yes, you read that right. These folks, who have been demoralizing other Republicans and referring to them as ignorant, hillbilly, trailer-trash hicks for weeks, are now touting themselves as the New Founders.

    Excuse me while I go throw up.

     


  • Evil Never Rests

    In the aftermath of the tragedy in Orlando, I tried, for a little while, to detach myself from contemplating the evil that roams this world.

    I said prayers and shared truthful articles, but I didn’t allow myself to become an anxious, weeping wreck the way I did every other time an attack occurred. This is because I suspect that such attacks will be more frequent, unless something is done to change the way the government does its business.

     

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    Prayers for Orlando.

     

    But today, here I am again, wondering what the hell happened to America?

    Such a horror… How awful it must have been for those poor people trapped in that nightclub. And their families. And the police and first responders, doctors, nurses and hospital staff.

    Such tragedy perpetrated by that shooter, who, as we all know, is a member of a certain religion which, for some reason, may not be mentioned for fear of being termed racist. So, I won’t mention it.

    On the other hand, I’ve seen numerous accusations leveled against gun owners, Christians and Republicans, with no repercussions whatsoever, though all are either lies or only opinions. A Christian did not shoot up the nightclub and neither did a Republican.

    And as for the guns… the Country is divided. But please, understand that we will not allow anyone to “ban” AR-15 rifles.

    An AR-15 is only a rifle. It’s not an “assault weapon” nor is it an “automatic weapon.”

    It’s a semi-automatic rifle made to look scarier than the one my husband owns.

    • AR-15-platform rifles are among the most popular firearms being sold. They are today’s modern sporting rifle.
    • The AR in “AR-15” rifle stands for ArmaLite rifle, after the company that developed it in the 1950s. “AR” does NOT stand for “assault rifle” or “automatic rifle.”
    • AR-15-style rifles are NOT “assault weapons” or “assault rifles.” An assault rifle is fully automatic — a machine gun. Automatic firearms have been severely restricted from civilian ownership since 1934.
    • If someone calls an AR-15-style rifle an “assault weapon,” he or she either supports banning these firearms or does not understand their function and sporting use, or both. Please correct them. “Assault weapon” is a political term created by California anti-gun legislators to ban some semi-automatic rifles there in the 1980s.
    • AR-15-style rifles look like military rifles, such as the M-16, but function like other semi-automatic civilian sporting firearms, firing only one round with each pull of the trigger.
    • Versions of modern sporting rifles are legal to own in all 50 states, provided the purchaser passes the mandatory FBI background check required for all retail firearm purchasers.
    • Since the 19th century, civilian sporting rifles have evolved from their military predecessors. The modern sporting rifle simply follows that tradition.
    • These rifles’ accuracy, reliability, ruggedness and versatility serve target shooters and hunters well. They are true all-weather firearms.
    • Chamberings include .22, .223 (5.56 x 45mm), 6.8 SPC, .308, .450 Bushmaster and about a dozen others. Upper receivers for pistol calibers such as 9 mm, .40, and .45 are available. There are even .410 shotgun versions.
    • These rifles are used for many different types of hunting, from varmint to big game. And they’re used for target shooting in the national matches.
    • AR-15-style rifles are no more powerful than other hunting rifles of the same caliber and in most cases are chambered in calibers less powerful than common big-game hunting cartridges like the 30-06 Springfield and .300 Win. Mag.
    • The AR-15 platform is modular. Owners like being able to affix different “uppers” (the barrel and chamber) to the “lower” (the grip, stock).
    • And, they are a lot of fun to shoot!

     

     

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    For a more detailed opinion on gun control, please read Larry Correia’s “An Opinion On Gun Control.” You’ll find a rebuttal to every argument out there for restricting gun rights.
    Now, on to President Obama.

    The past 8 years have been less than optimum for our country because more than half of Americans chose Obama twice. He’s leaving in six months, and for that I am grateful.

    But please, be honest… were we as divided as we are now when Obama took office? Or at any time since the late 1960s? If you’re truthful with yourself, you’ll admit that we are much more divided along ideological lines.

    Yet here is again, giving traditional Americans both middle fingers while cowardly refusing to solve a problem he helped create.

    So determined is the president to avoid the subject of Islamist, ISIS-inspired or ISIS-directed terrorism that he concluded his remarks with an astonishing insistence that “we need the strength and courage to change” our attitudes toward the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender community.

     

    So, according to Obama “we” need to work on ourselves. It’s always the same answer with him, and similar statements will be the norm if Hillary Clinton is elected to serve Obama’s third term.

    Why didn’t Obama do something about ISIS two years ago? Back then he was warned about the danger, but chose to laugh at us and refer to these butchers as a “JV team.”

    I guess they have advanced to the big leagues, thanks to Obama and his foreign policy mistakes. Ugh.

    And now, for the saddest article I’ve read since the shooting. A gay activist has written an anonymous article in which he or she confesses switching from Hillary to support Donald Trump. The article states that the Left puts the safety of Gay Americans in the background when it comes to the religion that must not be named. And the writer must remain anonymous because they know exactly what will happen if any one of their progressive associates finds out who wrote it.

    I also now realize, with brutal clarity, that in the progressive hierarchy of identity groups, Muslims are above gays. Every pundit and politician — and that includes President Obama and Hillary Clinton and half the talking heads on TV — who today have said “We don’t know what the shooter’s motivation could possibly be!” have revealed to me their true priorities: appeasing Muslims is more important than defending the lives of gay people. Every progressive who runs interference for Islamic murderers is complicit in those murders, and I can no longer be a part of that team.

    I’m just sick of it. Sick of the hypocrisy. Sick of the pandering. Sick of the deception.

    And you know what makes me angrier still? The fact that I have to hide my identity and remain anonymous in writing this essay. If I outed myself as a Trump supporter, I would be harassed and doxxed and shunned by everyone I know and by the Twitter lynch mobs which up until yesterday I myself led.

    If the above isn’t a wake up call, then nothing is. Stay asleep at your own peril.