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Campaign Finance Laws Make Toothpaste, & Michael Cohen, Criminals
Bradley Smith is a former chairman of the Federale Election Conundrum-FEC- so knows a bit about the law that was allegedly applied to Michael Foley and will now be used to impeach President Trump; but Smith doesn’t think Foley did anything wrong:
The candidate who thinks “I need to brush my teeth, shower, and put on a nice suit today in order to campaign effectively” is surely not required to report as campaign expenditures his purchases of toothpaste, soap, and clothing. When he eats his Wheaties — breakfast of champions, and surely one cannot campaign on an empty stomach — his cereal and milk are not campaign expenses. When he drives to his office to start making phone calls to supporters, his gas is not a campaign expense.
Many a pundit hath been spilling barrels of ink over the impending impeachment of Trump with others spilling tanker truckloads of “there is no ‘there’, there”. Smith’s piece goes a long way toward settling the question. In watching Foley’s ersatz perp walk yesterday I noted his beautiful yet horrifed daughters and wife were by his side, shell-shocked at what was happening to their father/husband; did any of the SJW snowflakes clamoring for Foley’s destruction and ruin consider for a moment that the man has a family relying on him for support as a Father and Husband?
Techonology Killed The office Worker Star
Read the story of Evelyn Berezin, a seemingly innocent and ingenious woman who invented the word processor back in 1970. Berezin wanted secretaries (hey, what’s THAT!?) to be able to spend more time assisting their bosses but instead, unwittingly created the tool that would eliminate the secretary.
What Do You Get When You Fall In Error?
[T]he Church of England [i]n a newly issued pastoral guidance declares, “For a trans person to be addressed liturgically by the minister for the first time by their chosen name”. Referred to as the “Affirmation of Baptismal Faith,” the service invites the already-christened gender-confused to “renew the commitments made in baptism in a public setting and provides space for those who have undergone a major transition to re-dedicate their life to Jesus Christ.”
If you “re-dedicate your life to Jesus” wouldn’t it make sense that your gender distinction would be the one He blessed you with and would recognize you in?
What Does REAL Mercy Look Like? Like This…
KV Turley spins another inspirational yarn about overcoming evil and adversity through the devout practice of The Faith. This tale is about a young French woman who came of age during WWII, named Maïti Girtanner. Girtanner was captured and tortured by a Nazi doctor named Leo, but survived. What happens next in 1984 when Maïti meets Leo again can only be explained by God’s Grace. Read the whole story here.
It Is NOT Time To Surrender To The TrannyMammy™ Mob
Yesterday we covered the tragedy of VA High School teacher Peter Vlaming who was fired from his gig because he refused to address a female student as a male when she announced her “transition”. The School board rushed into a special meeting, heard Vlaming’s defense then voted unanimously to send this “bigot” packing. The reaction to Vlaming’s demise has been quick and putrid: we are beaten and have no alternative than to surrender sanity to the enemy. From Rod Dreher’s blog I found this comment on the matter.
Time to start giving up on arguments altogether. No argument will work. The time is already past. You probably have about 2-4 years until they ban you from Twitter, etc., and the payment processor company you use to allow people to pay for subscriptions or to make donations tells you to take a hike with your hateful bigotry. You can see, I can see, and more and more people can see the direction things are going.
So what? We were instructed to expect to lose on argumentation, evidence and reason; to endure persecution and even martyrdom but to never surrender The Faith when it is correctly applied.
AOC’s Philosophy By Bumper Sticker
Everyone’s favorite socialist, Alexandria Ocasio Cortez has shown a penchant for saying one thing in personi and another in absentia. Kyle Smith explains.
The guy who has been writing Orrin Hatch’s Twitter jokes is probably not Orrin Hatch. But AOC has chosen as her social-media spokesperson someone whose I.Q. is so many points above hers that it’s setting her up for an epic face plant.
Ocasio Cortez may be the most stupendously maleducated legislator since Hank Brown asked whether or not Guam might tip over in too many people moved to one side.
Irish Eyes Descend Into The Evil of Human Sacrifice
When Ireland “legalized” sodomy by a popular vote the writing was on the wall: Ireland is no longer Catholic and has become more pagan and evil than when Saint Patrick converted her. Now comes word that the new, voter-approved “right” of abortion is about to become a sacrament that will be compulsory for the public to fund and doctors to perform.
The Dáil rejected a number of amendments that would have moderated the radical pro-abortion bill. Earlier Wednesday, TDs rejected an amendment to require parental consent for girls under 16 who want abortions. They also voted against amendments to ban sex-selection abortions and taxpayer-funded abortions and to require basic medical care for infants born alive after botched abortions. Irish Legal reports they also rejected an amendment to provide better conscience protections for doctors. The bill demands that doctors who refuse to abort unborn babies refer women to a doctor who will.
Once the evil one gains a foothold he moves with lightning speed to enhance his gains and deprive as many souls as possible from a chance at a blessed eternity. The Irish are giving in to this evil far too easily to advance any explanation for it outside of they’ve lost the Faith.
Don’t Mess With Momma
A Bradento FL woman is refusing to remove a painting of Our Lay of Guadlaupe from her trailer park front window, even after being threatened with a lawsuit! She even had the painting blessed but that’s not deterring the Mammon mob that’s determined to score a victory over this inspiring momma.
“There’s all kinds of stuff out there, but this is because I’m Catholic and it’s wrong,” Francis said. “If I have to go to court, then I have to go,” she said. “I don’t know what to do. I can’t take this anymore, but I can’t see it coming down. It’s not hurting anyone. They don’t have to look at it if they don’t like it, so I don’t understand why they are against me, but it’s going to stay.”
This woman is 85 years old and has more zeal for the faith than most priests half her age!
The Ice Age Cometh
Record snow is falling across SOUTHERN ‘Muricah at the same time that tree humping weirdo communists are demanding carbon taxes and every other prideful, human prosperity crushing contrivance imaginable; as I’ve said for the last 26 years, the planet is in fine shape and for the last 12 years that we are entering a major cooling trend. Cold is quickly going to become our real enemy and no amount of meetings in Paris and Ocasio Cortez sponsored taxes will change that. November was one of the coldest on record and snowfall totals have been the highest in the last 50 years. Oh, and its cold outside, so, you know, baby….
The Crown Prince of #Lukewarm Ninnies & The Woodshed
Brother Andre Marie alerts us to Father Munkelt’s plea to the darling of #Lukewarm #Catholic Ninny media: Mitter Rod Dreher.
“I am not writing to you alone but also to those among your Catholic readers who may not be fully cognizant of your not-so-hidden campaign to turn souls away from and against the Bride of Christ. To them I say, there is nothing more unprofitable than to try to pick figs from thistles.”
Dreher has responded by basically confirming Father Munkelt’s charge: you and I (and Rod) DON’T GET A VOTE on dogma, neither does Papa Francis. This is why Regina Magazine’s Beverly Stevens founded a Facebook corner for “Rigids” (full disclosure-I am a member!). Thanks to Rod for justifying the name:
“His kind of rigidity and turgid intellectualism is one reason that as a Catholic, I never could consider myself a traditionalist, though I really did try.”
Wait, it gets better, Rigids, we’re also “haters”! [emphasis mine]
“Trads are hard done by in the Catholic Church, especially under this papacy, but it is hard to see that this priest’s kind of traditionalism is about much more than mastering the arguments, arranging one’s HATES just-so, and pulling the longest, most mulish face in the room. THEY have found the One True Faith, and boy, are they pissed off about it!
You have to read the whole exchange, there’s a lot there worth examining.
The TrannyMammy’s Make Allies of Pederasts – Told Ya
His new article, “Childhood ‘Innocence’ is Not Ideal: Virtue Ethics and Child-Adult Sex,” will appear in the December 2018 issue of Sexuality & Culture, an interdisciplinary journal that “publishes peer-reviewed theoretical articles based on logical argumentation…and empirical articles describing the results of experiments and surveys on the ethical, cultural, psychological, social, or political implications of sexual behavior.” Ostensibly a serious academic journal, Sexuality & Culture does publish the occasional eye-gougingly bizarre piece of “scholarship,” like the recently retracted “Going in Through the Back Door: Challenging Straight Male Homohysteria, Transhysteria, and Transphobia Through Receptive Penetrative Sex Toy Use.” O’Carroll’s paean to the “virtues” of child-rape, however, is in a league of its own.
I have been warning about this for almost 3 years now, now do you believe “The demons are ascendent, they’ve come for the children and they won’t take no for an answer”?
Transgender drugs for sale online at just £25: British children can secretly buy sex hormone medication from foreign sites – with no questions asked
When these kids grow up having been robbed of their childhood & in deformed, mutilated bodies, I pray the #warcrime trials for the instigators & promoters of this abomination deliver swift justice before their chimera creations find them.
Told Ya So: The Pervs at Tumblr Didn’t Get Ethics, They Got Bounced Checks
Rod Dreher has a followup to the Tumblr Bans Porn story I covered on yesterday’s show (listen here). Apparently Tumblr is the online meeting place where future pseudo women (men with vaginoplasty) go to post pictures of medical doctor’s mutilation of their bodies to achieve a little less suicidal temptations. Seriously folks, the following appeared in the WaPo on the subject. Note the “Paper of Record’s” new, self-incriminating, motto: “Democracy Dies in Darkness”!
It’s a setback not only to the many sex workers, kink fans and artists who populate the site but also to the Tumblr ethos itself, which drew in so many queer people and made us feel at home, especially those of us in remote parts of the country without an immediate community to connect to. Explicit content played a crucial part in creating that space, so it’s unsurprising the ban has been widely received as Tumblr’s death knell.
Amazon Promotes Evil, Don’t Do Xmas Business With Evil Promoters
2nd Vote has an updated report out on where Christians might avoid shopping for Advent & Christmas if they don’t want their purchases funding diabolical extermination efforts… er… abortions. Well, as we’ve said in this space for 5 years now, avoid Amazon and its world domination scheme but did you know about Target and Home Depot, Exxon Mobil and Charles Schwab!? Doug Mainwaring has the story at LifeSite News.
The Incredible Virtue of Jamie Schmidt, Continued
Fr. Harrison has an updated essay on the woman who was shot in the head, murdered, the Monday of Thanksgiving, because she refused to be sexually violated by a possessed agent of Ba’al and the story is even more inspiring than original reports.
When the perpetrator then turned his revolver toward Mrs. Schmidt, demanding the same submission, she looked straight at him and said firmly, “In the name of God . . . I will not take my clothes off!” It was those words that elicited the fatal bullet driven into her head; and I was told that according to this witness, and another one later on at the hospital, Jamie could be heard murmuring the words of the Our Father as she lay in agony on the floor, and whispered them that evening with her dying breath.
For a people who so desperately need icons of modesty and purity, to add martyr to that cause can only be God’s providence. Jamie Schmidt, requiescat in pacem!
The Metrosexual, Skinny-jean Wearing Pandemic Is Here
Bloomberg has a story that puts into numbers what you and I can see with our eyes: millennial, skinny jean wearing, impotent, effeminate, shrunken testicle men, have reached epidemic proportions. The way Bloomberg reports on the crisis though illustrates perfectly how the issue is being misplaced.
Ten years after the Great Recession, 25- to 34-year-old men are lagging in the workforce more than any other age and gender demographic. About 500,000 more would be punching the clock today had their employment rate returned to pre-downturn levels. Many, like Butcher, say they’re in training. Others report disability. All are missing out on a hot labor market and crucial years on the job, ones traditionally filled with the promotions and raises that build the foundation for a career. [emphasis mine – MC]
So there is nothing about a young man’s life that cannot be measured in vanquishing competitors in the rat race and the amount of zeroes in finance accounts?
Mike Church, Too Catholic For Satellite Radio
Membah…membah!? Fast forward to November of that year and Chris writes a followup “Too Catholic For Satellite Radio”. Thanks to Papa Francis deliberate attempt to bring an end to the Catholic Church by claiming he can change dogma (the licit Death Penalty), I am becoming #Too Catholic For Lukewarm Catholic Radio. Ferrara wrote the following which we at the CRUSADE Channel studio still believe is True and pursue improving it every day.
“Indeed, over the past year or so Mike Church has emerged as the only traditionally Catholic conservative in talk radio today, anywhere in the world. And I mean traditional. Not only during my appearances on the show, but now thematically, Mike has turned the longest running political talk show on Sirius Radio into an unabashed presentation of the Social Kingship of Christ, traditional Catholic moral teaching, and even the traditional Latin liturgy as the solution to what is evidently otherwise a terminal civilizational crisis. I have been invited on the show numerous times to defend all of these things explicitly, to speak of the one true Church, and even to call upon conservative Protestants to enter the Church if they are serious about saving our nation and our civilization.”
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Need To Listen To The Pearcing Truth’s Series On Economics As If Families Mattered
The Federalist headline screams the current state of our civil, “economic” affairs. Yo, Big Business: Money Doesn’t Give You A Right To Manipulate Politics. It doesn’t? Then are you ready to begin implementing a system of Distributism, solidarity and subsidiarity? While ‘Murican Government has become the national religion, business and the exchange of money for pleasure and profit have become her powerful parishioners. Since we rarely know the people who grow or make our food or anything else for that matter, business has become a ubiquitous, requisite agent for exchange of what we want, mildly tempered by what we are willing to borrow to get it. Micro systems of barter exchange are gone, save for the rare entities that have carved out niche markets serving the locals, folks we used to call friends and neighbors. My ongoing feature series with the author of Small Is Still Beautiful, Joseph Pearce, delves heavily into this subject and is MUST LISTENING for anyone truly interested in avoiding Amazon et al from controlling the food supply and thus what is acceptable, secular behavior to get it. Download all 11 Episodes here.
The book’s stories are harrowing from the point of view that bodies and lives are being physically altered with no chance of repair. This is being done, allegedly, to bring about a more fairer world in which those born into the bodies of the sex they believe is not for them. But what is fair about having your breasts cut off while being doped up with drugs that get you banned from any professional sport? This is the work of Beazelbub and the boys and the poor souls who undergo these mutilations are the prizes.
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It’s November 2018 And The Immodesty Is About To Go Nuclear Because It WENT Nuclear – Venerable Bishop Sheen called out ‘Muricah back in the 1960’s while speaking to a group of young Catholics on “Youth and Sex”: “8:15 in the morning, the 6th of August, 1945, when we flew a military plane over this city, when we dropped that atomic bomb on it; that bomb on blotted out boundaries. There was no longer a boundary between the military and the civilian, between the helper and the helped, between the wounded and the nurse and the doctor, between the living and the dead. For even the living who escaped the bomb were already half dead. So we broke down boundaries and limits and from that time on the world has said we want no one limiting me. … You want no restraint, no boundaries, no limits. I have to do what I want to do. Now let’s analyze that for a moment, is that happiness?”
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The Tragedy of Post Christian, Philosophia Perennis Devoid Thinking – Read this piece from AmConMag writer Noah Millman to get a closeup view of why Philosophia Perennis is so desperately needed to corral the erroneous thinking Men are sure to engage in when NOT grounded in the eternal quest for True Wisdom i.s. Sapientia. The issue Noah, is not whether “only the Saints” can live by the Magisterial code, it is that by God’s Grace the Saints DID live the Tradition WHILE receiving the Graces needed to do so. You cannot approach Grace as zero sum, mathematics, as in if I do ______ I will receive ______ “Grace credits” but if I do ______I will have deducted ______ Grace Credits. Grace is present in the world and we are given the supply needed at Baptism, the suffering of the Christian Faithful is simply to maintain the state you enter at Baptism, using the Gospels and the Traditional Teaching as MEANS to that END. As Padré Gaetano tells us in Humility of Heart: “And has not a saint abundant reasons, from the thought of his own weakness, to live always in a state of great humility, when he knows that from one hour to another he may lose the grace of God and the kingdom of heaven which he has merited by years of laboriously-acquired virtues? “Unless the Lord build the house, they labour in vain that build it.”