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.com’s Pile of Prep, all the materials used to prepare the Mike Church show, 2015 Edition. Senator Rand Paul wonders why Senators McCain & Graham continue to grant Obama a pass on his abuses of Executive Power when it comes to non-declarted wars they cheer him on to “fight”. plus other [r]epublican stories used to perform the Mike Church Show on Sirius/XM Patriot channel 125.“I have a reason (indeed two reasons) for taking as a text the accident of two title-pages; and putting St. Thomas beside St. Francis, instead of pairing him off with Bonaventure the Franciscan. It is because the comparison, remote and perverse as it may seem, is really a sort of short cut to the heart of history; and brings us by the most rapid route to the real question of the life and work of St. Thomas Aquinas. For most people now have a rough but picturesque picture in their minds of the life and work of St. Francis of Assisi. And the shortest way of telling the other story is to say that, while the two men were thus a contrast in almost every feature, they were really doing the same thing. One of them was doing it in the world of the mind and the other in the world of the worldly. But it was the same great medieval movement; still but little understood. In a constructive sense, it was more important than the Reformation. Nay, in a constructive sense, it was the Reformation.” – Gilbert Keith Chesterton
Senators Bomb-A-Lot: Ayotte, Corker, Cruz, Graham, McCain, Mendez and Rubio– now have a Saudi “cease fire” in Yemen that is not a cease fire. This hasn’t halted the nearby American fleet from threatening an Iranian relief flotilla with being bombed back to Xerxes II nor will it bring back the hundreds civilian lives lost at the expense of U.S. made and paid for weapons or the hundreds of thousands now in diaspora but hey, Yemen has now received its share of Saudi Excptionali… I mean American Exceptionalism so they should be thankful that Jefferson’s cheering section has moved yet another Middle East country into a love affair with our “interventionism”.
Recognizing the PEOPLE of Iran as the losers in our decades long sanction war against them is a necessary first step in negotiating an agreement that places democracy above theocracy, as Peter Beinart explains
The use of the term “marriage” being applied to homosexual couples is an equivocation, meaning it does NOT mean what the nature of the term and what it creates has meant since Man first uttered the word. Therefore, ANY use in the same context of what the nature of “marriage” IS, id est, that is between Man & Woman, universal and irrevocable (yes, I realize divorce has dented this paradigm but apostasy cannot repeal the Sacramental), cannot render a conclusion on any given argument using the two terms, that is unless we enjoy employing “Office Space”-like imbecility. Why 99% of people cannot understand this simple principle makes me wonder if anyone is left to NOT use “two”…”too” and “to” in the same manner? viz Do you have TOO eyes? Are you going to the gay wedding ceremony TO? I wanted TOO go but forgot I had TWO meet my wife for dinner. If we’re going to hold the fort on this existential issue folks we must get our facts, Magisterium and arguments in order or bring order to our arguments. And where shall we find this allegedly elusive argument which we should instead call a plan? Well, Our Lord might offer a suggestion but we’d have to admit his suggestion was an Offering too. “I am the way, the Truth and the Light”. Note the absence of ambiguity in that sentence, thankfully Christ lived in a time when the word “like” was not used as a comma.
DeceptiCONNED by The Miracle Amendment Again: The Nine Imperial SCOTUS mystics refuse to hear the Oregon appeal to have its voter approved Marriage Defense Act upheld after a homosexual Federal Judge declared it to be “unconstitutional”, citing… you guessed it, the 14th Amendment. Note that the Federal judge imparted words into the mouths of opponents of the same-sex-acts in question into his ruling without bothering to back up his claim. Marriage is “…clearly unrelated to protecting children and encouraging stable families… [and] leave[s] the plaintiffs and their families feeling degraded, humiliated, and stigmatized.” Someone get a EtherealGram™ to God and inform him that the Creation was botched and Eve wasn’t supposed to be MADE from Adam’s rib she was supposed to have a “rib” of her…I mean his own. One might ask if the poor, near-homeless and those driving used cars in need of paint jobs feel the same while waiting for their children in the pick-up line after school in certain suburban areas?
Here Come da Judge & He’s A Monkey’s Uncle (really) – Manhattan judge orders Stonybrook U. to justify its “unlawful imprisonment” of apes at the campus research facilities. What’s next, will a judge liberate dogs and cats “forced” to work on sets of TV shows and movies? Horses from being forced to run in races?
When Cops Go Progressive: If I told you a story of “jack-booted” thug cops kicking single, terrified women’s doors down to confiscate here laptop and smartphone you would be properly outraged. When I tell the same story and it does not involve cops enforcing the State’s spyfare state against “conservative” targets the universal get out jail-free card for LEO’s goes up in smoke. Ponder that while reading 0f said Progressive tyranny in WI.
Would you rather be Guillotined, boiled in oil, drawn and quartered or “sacked” (thrown into a burlap sack filled with venous snakes and stones, then dumped in a river). More and more Christians are aroused to the possibility (I say probability) that this is going to come to pass “in America” sooner than anyone expected.
Speak of “gay rights” and boiling in oil...if you think that big business is “conservative” and is going to lead the fight against persecution of Christians who oppose homosexual “marriage”, The Week, begs to differ and suggests that if you want to work in corporate America, you’ll do Gay and like it., because money and cash is all that really matters anyway
Gal Queda wants Men to know that ALL that matters is making history, because “well behaved women don’t make history”. As Joseph Pearce points out, Hitler and Attila made history too, is that OK with Gal Queda?
The tragedy of Catholic souls falling into hell like snowflakes (as Our Lady of Fatima predicted) continues to pick up pace among official Catholic-dom with the shocking but not shocking news of Catholic Relief Services official, publicly boasting of their “gay marriage”.
War War War…Kill Kill Kill: The geniuses in charge of American/GOP/Dumbocrat war policy (we don’t have a foreign policy) are now placing U.S. warships and sailors off the coast of Yemen as a “double dog dare you” to an Iranian flotilla headed in that direction with unknown cargo. If Obama and company aren’t careful, WWIII is just the launch of one Tomahawk missile away…blood thirsty fools, pray folks, PRAY.
Writer John Tillis “has dinner” with Glen Beck and leaves the event with some provocative conclusions about Beck and his “Gospel Patriotism”
DeceptiCONNED? In a long, rambling essay, William Voegeli argues the point that electoral victories are what “reform conservatism” must aspire to. Now, consider the prospect of “elections” being integral to success and you must also conclude that elections can be integral to failure. I counter Voegeli by arguing that any “political system” that makes possible the kind of moral and cultural failure we are currently witnessing, is not worthy of the support of a morally sound people.
We should all pause to consider the “conservative movement” mentioned above in the context that it purports to elect a President based on his or her ability to change or fix 3,800 years worthy of Mid-East “instability”.
We are “driving ourselves crazy” could become a popular bumper sticker and the fact that so many other people would see it is evidence of a topic I keep reviewing here and now shows up on the editorial pages of other media outlets, like this story that asks the question of who would design a transportation “system” that gobble up 57% of middle class incomes!?
The Insanity of our kids taking on mortgage sized loans for their “education” is put into perspective by 3 charts featured here
DeceptiCONNED in the Saudi Desert: Recall that I have spoken dozens of times on the never-ending need for war-hawks to find new boogey men for Americans to despise so that the providers of weapons systems and the egomaniacs that order them with your and my money can sell them to submit said new enemy. Witness now that Senators McCain & Graham are whining into their liberty hemlock because the Saudis didn’t ask us to EHLP them subdue the civilian population of Yemen!
CRISIS AVERTED & Christ’s Magisterium Honored in NJ – Patricia Januzzi, the embattle Catholic High School teacher who refused to endorse and then teach Not-Catholic teaching on homosexuality, marriage and chastity/purity in general has been returned to the classroom after The Faithful of the Church Militant rush to the ramparts for her, and Our Lord’s defense. The good guys win one.
Buchanan: Forget the humility and modesty of just staying OUT of Russia’s nearby and ancient business as in Ukraine. Now the Canadians will join the hyperbolic, aged, Cold-War cowboys who want to start WWIII with Putin.
I told ya so….The Original Sin, ultimate cause of Libya’s descent into anarchy and sharia law administered by ISIS and Al-Queda is at least partially the fault of Mrs Clinton. Michael Brendan Dougherty comes to the same conclusion as I on this matter. Will the geniuses in the GOP drop their war-lust long enough to end her campaign by pursuing this?
If there is ONE THING the LGBTQCFI etc. crowd is NOT it is silent. Yet, these radical theists of the Church of illicit sex have now succeeded in “bullying” public schools nationwide to observe a “Day of Silence” where students are encouraged to not speak and remain in solidarity with their homosexual brethren who are allegedly forbidden to announce their sexual preferences. Where are the Clergy to support and lead the faithful in loving dismissal and counseling of this error?
Nothing Is Certain But Death and Taxes… and Compost. Bark humping, pagan weirdos propose to use human corpses as a new type of plant compost. I am not making this up. As if the throw away, non-agrarian culture we live in would find the time to bury Aunt Edna in the family tomato garden! “Composting makes people think of banana peels and coffee grounds,” Ms. [Katrina] Spade said. But “our bodies have nutrients. What if we could grow new life after we’ve died?” Ummm, what if we EARNED new-ETERNAL life after we died?
The Purity of Environmental Thought League’s death has been widely exaggerated. Certain members of Congress, have been busy trying to extort compliance from university professors who have challenged the non-scientific “findings” on “global warming”. Thomas Sewell calls it the “New Inquisition”, an apt title but I prefer the Old Sun/Rain God Human Sacrifice ritual”
Is there a place in the “bioethics community” for Christians? Most say “no” but that is yet another arrogant and thankless slap at the entity that invented the concept of “bioethics”, that’s right, the Catholic Church. Don’t worry though my secular friends, we are light years away from some M.D. saying “take three Haily Mary’s and call me in the morning!”
Rod Dreher of the American Conservative Magazine brings discussion of his book, How Danter Saved My life to the show. ”
And then, killing time in a Barnes & Noble one hot south Louisiana afternoon, I opened a copy of Dante’s Inferno, the first of his Divine Comedy trilogy, and read these words (the translation I cite in this essay is by Robert and Jean Hollander):
Midway in the journey of our life – I came to myself in a dark wood, – For the straight way was lost.
I read on in that first canto, or chapter, and stood with Dante the pilgrim as wild beasts—allegories of sin—cut off all routes out of the terrifying wood. Then, to the frightened Dante’s aid, comes the Roman poet Virgil:
‘It is another path that you must follow,’ – he answered, when he saw me weeping, – ‘if you would flee this wild and savage place.’
Marco Rubio throws tradition and his own faith under the bus, proclaiming his candidacy by denouncing the “old ideas” which must include those Truths that guided the erection of Western Civilization, Christendom and yes, the settling of this hemisphere as well. “Why is this happening in a country that for over two centuries has been defined by equality of opportunity? It’s because while our people and our economy are pushing the boundaries of the 21st century, too many of our leaders and their ideas are stuck in the 20th century.” What part of invading Iraq, destabilizing Libya and threatening to bomb Iran are 21st century ideas? Here’s another one showing the absurdity of this statement. What part of the language Rubio used is an “idea…from the twentieth century”?
Professor Brion McClanahan might do well to remind Marco Rubio that real radical thinking would of the kind employed by Thomas Jefferson when it came to the construction of the union and its lack of permanency
What does the Roman Catholic Church ACTUALLY say about homosexuality? That’s a question that generates an answer most will be shocked to read. For example… “#2358 The number of men and women who have deep-seated homosexual tendencies is not negligible. This inclination, which is objectively disordered, constitutes for most of them a trial. They must be accepted with respect, compassion, and sensitivity. Every sign of unjust discrimination in their regard should be avoided.”
TIC: The Southern way of looking at things is as old as the South and worth taking another historical look at through the lenses of the writing of M.E. Bradford
“Catholic” students demand homosexual teacher be hired to teach THEM. What is the point of sending your child to a “Catholic School” if said Catholic School isn’t Catholic? The ego of boasting that they attend St ——‘s? Would you send your child to a culinary school that rejected cooking and instead taught only raw preparation and consumption? An auto mechanic school that rejected the mechanized age and taught husbandry and the art of being a farrier?
Consider the story of the Jewish jeweler who refused to sell a Christian couple a wedding band with a certain Old Testament verse inscribed on it. Their story asks the question” what if, we would have demanded OUR rights and demanded the jewelers rights must give way?
The “Darwin Loves Me” bumper sticker is the perfect rebuttal to Darwin and the illogical fallacy of “evolution”
What exactly DID Senator Rand Paul say today at his announcement that he is running for President? According to Daniel Larison, just enough to keep DeceptCONS on their toes over his vague foreign policy statements. This may actually be more crafty a ploy than Larison realizes. I can bear personal witness to the fact that Paul can emote or withhold what is needed at any time (my experience with him, or should I say lack of experience, at the 2012 GOP Convention in Tampa FL, now makes sense).
Witness prominent conservatives and “theologians” incapable of relating Christ’s dogma on homosexuality, neighborliness and marriage. We are in bigger trouble than previously thought.The statement that said dogma and the issues it reigns over are “personal” is a rejection of that dogma and its Author. Here’s why: If I say I “personally do not prefer apples I prefer pears” I haven’t made an argument, I’ve stated my preference between two organic objects, neither which is sentient. If I say “I prefer the Church’s teaching on abortion but NOT Her teaching on marriage” I’ve used my free will as a sentient being, Man, to deny Christ. If Rod does the same but reverses the order “I prefer the Church’s teaching on Marriage but NOT her teaching on abortion” the result is the same. The Truth has been denied by these two men and this is the cause of today’s moral confusion. Either both dogmas are True i.e. Eternal and both men are in Apostasy OR neither are True meaning they never could have been True and there is/was no Christ (who told us they were True). Truth is eternal, if A. & B. were True in 31 A.D., 421 and 1521 it is True today. We must see that there are no “personal choices” in the Truth of these matters to be made, if there were, then 2000+ years of Catholics may as well have been worshipping the sun.
The Abbeville Institute reveals what I reveal in What Lincoln Killed EPISODE I – That the Northern states and her statesmen agitated for secession after the first session of the new Congress and didn’t drop the matter until the 1820’s
The perversions we call “rights”. Bakeries in CO now have “won” the “right” to deny baking wedding cakes for Christians that have “anti-gay” slogans on them. The laughable error of this illogic is at the heart of the preferable status given to homosexuals. Do Christians have “right” to state their doctrinal beliefs publicly or not? A discussion of this is not complete without affirming that perverting Holy Matrimony services has been the sinful folly of heterosexuals for over a half-century. We also learn that the owner of the bakery who refused to bake and decorate the Protestant Bible message cake is a “Catholic” that has not learned the proper use of and definition of the term “hate”.
BIG BROTHER is watching…more. If you have been paying attention to the late actions of MegaCorp America aka “big business”, you have witnessed that MegaCorp has gotten cozy and in several cases partnered with Leviathan to advance its interests and power. Now thanks to the new GOP majority in the Senate, the hated CISPA bill has morphed to CISA and is set to pass. Senator Wyden has revealed that the bill is a “surveillance bill” under a different name. Note how the “cloud” environment is steadily becoming a regulated entity of the Federal Government.
Sean Kenney writing at Virginia’s most active political blog the Bearing drift nails the pseudo-reasoning behind the UVA-Rolling Stone debacle. “The truth is based on the entirety of facts, comprised of both a priori and a posteriori connections (causation and experience), that allow us to gain a fraction of understanding. We are not gods — we cannot understand a thing to its core, but we can within the realm of certainty aggregate enough facts and analysis to arrive at conclusions. Sometimes those conclusions are right. Sometimes they are horribly wrong.” Kenney’s argument recognizes the elements needed for a Truth vs Error analysis of the sad epoch. You see, when you feed a negative – UVA doesn’t protect co-eds from rape – into a syllogism AND then a negative that is FALSE there cannot BE ANY conclusion. No Truth can flow from the False. None. Not ever. Yet millions apparently “concluded” things about UVA and the Phi Kappa Psi Farternity. This is the brain rot at the center of our civilization. Put another way, those people did NOT make conclusions they made fallacies
If you are a writer and you proceed to write the next great op-ed cited by some TV or radio host as evidence of their being correct or incorrect you might write something about the tension between homosexuals and Christians like this piece from Conor Friedersdorf. Now let us proceed to approach the same subject as Friedersdorf does and let’s leave out the determination of which competing point of view is more “targeted” by the other and approach the subject from the OBJECTIVE viewpoint of what is the Truth of the matter? What Friedersdorf and others miss in nearly all these faux-discusssions is Eternity. What does Eternity’s pursuit say the actively gay candle-maker OR the single, heterosexual and promiscuous dance instructor should do about their sinful activities? Start a Facebook page and post barely legal (today) photos of the conquests that look like bad yearbook pages? No, STOP the sinful activity, repent with a sincere act of contrition and seek to avoid the sin until Holy Matrimony makes it beautiful in the eyes of God.
The GOP faithful have found their perfect candidate for President in 2016: The collapsible Mike Pence of Indiana
The divorce of sex from the responsibility to bring forth children is now complete as the Bunker Hill defeat of Indiana shows. Once, sex was directly linked to the children it produced today, the sinful opposite is promoted and now being legally enforced. “Warning Will Robinson, WARNING, danger approaching!”
Wal-Mart has now run the white and rainbow flags up its corporate flagpole too as the denial of Christ during Holy Week reaches fever, blasphemous pitch.
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Patrick J Buchanan: The Iranians do not need a bomb because, thanks to U.S., the Arab world is moving their way in emerging majorities. This means that the lusted for war against the Iranians the DeceptiCON madmen are scheming will likely include more than just Iran as an “enemy”. Nice going, GOP, maybe if you guys keep working at it, you can align the entire hemisphere against us!?
ESSAY: The “Same Sex Marriage Crisis” is not entirely the fault of homosexual activists has some teeth to it including admonitions against further silence on “hook up culture” and the “emasculation of men”.
San Francisco Catholics (an oxymoron) express outrage when they discover the Catholic Schools they send their children to are actually Catholic and actually believe that the Church is supposed to teach IT’S Magisterium! This is followed by the City of San Francisco expressing its outrage in a resolution condemning the Arch Bishop’s “bigotry”. I wonder if anyone will bring up the stories of St John Fisher and St. Thomas More who gave their lives for the same Magisterium when Henry VIII told them to comply with him or die
*SATIRE* What is being done to stamp out the inequality gap in snow shoveling? Some reports put the female disadvantage at 93-7%, this is an outrage that must be addressed by Mrs. Clinton, Chelsea Clinton, and the rest of Gal Queda before young girls see their lives inexorably damaged by this discrimination
The permanent warfare state is the subject of a new book that shows just how profitable war has become for the MIC that has now expanded to include a mercenary class
Can the State Dept. deny a Visa to an American citizen’s foreign husband if someone in Leviathan thinks he is a “terrorist”? That’s the question a SCOTUS case must answer. My question is what does the Constitution say about this? It seems to me this is another example of the Constitution being incapable of regulating the difference between alien friends and enemies.
Facebook’s Mark Zuckerburg wants you to read some books with him, books you can “learn” from but there’s one huge problem. He wants you to learn all about NEW cultures NEW beliefs and NEW technologies when modern man hasn’t even bothered to “learn” the OLD beliefs, the OLD cultures and can barely function alongside CURRENT technologies without becoming the biggest promoters of Sloth since Dante. Wellllll Mr. “conservative” what’s YOUR solution? How about we start with Chesterton’s Orthodoxy and work our way backwards to Augustine’s Confessions, passing through Twain, Dickens, Shakespeare and Aquinas?
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HEROIC: Judge Roy Moore of the Al Supreme Court rightly says that TWO SCOTUS justices must recuse themselves from the “gay marriage” case they are to hear because they have performed “marriage” ceremonies and are therefore biased
DeceptiCONNED: Israel Firsters (our 51st AND most important AND beloved state… they gave us the Constitution you know *sarcasm* ) bombard Rand Paul with “he’s faking it” because Paul wasn’t “clapping hard enough” during and after Bibi’s best Lincoln impersonation. The “it” being his undying, unwavering, jingoistic idolatry for Israel and all it does for our asparagus growers and honey farmers and…uh, you know, “freedoms”, and …blah blah blah. What is really going on here is the Israel Firster’s need to get rid of Paul before the Presidential debates start so the GOP war machine can put forward a unified – for WWIII with CIC Netanyahu – presence. Michael Brendan Dougherty explains
Meanwhile, the Senate is refusing to perform its constitutional function of Advice and Consent WITH the President on treaties, in this case the talks with Iran over its nuclear program.
Today’s Guest Srdja Trifkovic demolishes Bibi Netanyahu’s “end of the world if Iran gets THE bomb”, latest Cassandra fit with history, common sense and cosmopolitanism.
The history of the “Fairness Doctrine” shows that even IF the FCC is successful in ignoring the courts and defying Congress there will always be room for the hope of a future appeal succeeding
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READ: James Madison’s speech to the Congress of 2 February, 1791, opposing the creation of the National Bank (Hamilton’s scheme) for reasons that [r]epublicans should learn, memorize and be able to repeat
Listen to Mike Church’s take on the CIA’s torture scandal “Our Lady of Guadalupe Ended Aztec Torture-The CIA & “Conservatives” Brought It Back”
Read Mike Church’s essay – God and Man at Richmond-Challenging the status quo of “separation of Church and State”
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Q: Was the 14th Amendment ever ratified? A: No, and Forrest MacDonald has the proof.
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Today’s Latin Phrase of the Day: “Boni judicis est ampliare jurisdictionem,” Good judges seek to increase (amplify) their jurisdiction