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I’m not Catholic, But…

This recent move by Pope Francis concerns me.  Since Jorge Bergoglio was elected Pope, much has been written about his leftist leanings.  His writings have indicated that he is open to relaxing some Church strictures on marriage (in favor of Communion for divorced or cohabiting people) and homosexuality (playing down the strictures against homosexual behavior).  He has intimated that he thinks Capitalism mitigates against helping the poor, and that governments can mandate that their citizens pay higher taxes to support the poor.  In the recent conclave at the Vatican, an American Cardinal, Raymond Burke conveyed that he thought some of the new ideas were bad for the Church.  For his troubles, that Cardinal has been demoted in Rome.  I just hope this dustup is not an indication that the Catholic Church, the oldest surviving institution in the history of mankind, is losing its way.

I would welcome any comments by any of my Followers about this issue.  I am ready to be informed and enlightened.

P.S. Guaranteed way of getting lots of comments on a post: Put Catholic in the title. You start it, and they run with it.


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Read The Fine Print! World Hello Day?

I received an email from a colleague at work today.  It seems that Friday is one of our other employees’ birthday, which happens to coincide with “World Hello Day”.  I had never heard of the November 21 “special day”, but I had to read all the way down to the bottom of the email chain to find out.  On November 21, you are supposed to “verbally greet ten people or more on that day as an expression of the importance of personal communication in preserving peace”.  This is supposed to communicate to world leaders that they should be resolving conflicts “through communication rather than the use of force”.  [Is this supposed to work with radical Islamists?]

Yeah, just another feel-good attempt by the “peaceniks” of the world to get humans to quit being human, and be something else.  But the real important information involves who started this “secular holiday”, and why.

World Hello Day was founded in 1973 by Brian McCormack, a Ph.D. graduate of Arizona State University, and Michael McCormack, a graduate of Harvard University, in response to the Yom Kippur War. [source: Wikipedia}  Just what, you ask, is the Yom Kippur War?  It happened when multiple Arab armies (Egypt-led) attacked the State of Israel, with no provocation, in October of 1973.  Funny, but Israel was NOT the perpetrator of this war, which everyone seems to forget.  The hothouse-raised academics started this “secular holiday” as just another way to denigrate the State of Israel for defending itself against many enemies at once, and then, horror of horrors, WINNING. Yes, the world would be instantly peaceful if the Israelis simply let the Arabs destroy them and “take back” the lands that Israel won in 1967.  Guess what, academics.  It’s never going to happen.  Israel will continue to defend itself against multiple enemies, and Israel will triumph.

So, you out there who still think that peace can be achieved if world leaders simply stop using force to gain their objectives, and use “personal communication” instead, why don’t you tell it to the Iranians, ISIS, Boko Haram, North Korea, China, and Russia?  And don’t expect a silly holiday, which most people don’t even know exists, to have any effect whatsoever.


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How Congress Can Stop Obama’s Illegal Amnesty Move

Thanks to a  fellow Ricochet member for this.  I think it’s perfect!

I believe that I have a useful tactic for opposing Obama’s executive amnesty, and I am trying to make the suggestion to influential people. I think that either the Congressional leadership or influential Senators should just announce to the public the Congressional intention that anyone accepting documentation under Obama’s illegal executive amnesty will be forever barred from a chance at legal immigration. Since Obama doesn’t intend to enforce the law by deportations anyway, the effect of a Congressional declaration would be to make Obama’s offer an unnecessary risk to any illegal alien considering applying for the documentation and effectively cause the program to collapse. The Congress can make the threat as part of a broader argument that it cannot allow an illegal executive act to stand. Anyway, I think that the strategy would kill the amnesty plan.  I encourage you to promote it, too.

Obama has been speaking not to congress but to illegal aliens and their enablers in America, and the congress can only oppose him and prevent the action by speaking to exactly the same groups and changing the way that they evaluate their options. The leadership needs to make illegal aliens and their enablers think that their only chance for real legal status lay in shunning the offer of executive amnesty and reaching an agreement in the Congress.

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Update: OTL* and Pelosi and Jonathan Gruber LIED to Get Obamacare Passed

Well, these people who wrote “Obamacare” think you are stupid.  Above is what one of the architects thinks of you.

Here’s what he said, on friendly MSNBC:

Remember what happened to George W. Bush around the war in Iraq?  “Bush Lied, People Died” was the liberal slogan, extensively pushed by the entire mainstream press.  Well, unless you had a friend or relative in the military, the Iraq war didn’t really affect you personally.

THIS ISSUE AFFECTS YOU PERSONALLY.  The average American will either lose his medical insurance altogether and have to BY LAW purchase a new, vastly more-expensive policy (with fewer providers and narrower networks), or will find his employer canceling their group policy and forcing you to the above result.  The Democrats in Congress, and the OTL Administration, lied to everyone, and pushed through the worst piece of legislation ever passed, destroying the world’s formerly best medical care system.  Just wait, it will hit you sooner or later.

The WORST part of this whole fiasco is the MAINSTREAM PRESS IS IGNORING IT.  The people who really need to know about this issue will remain ignorant, until the hammer hits them.  Please, followers, tell all your friends about this.  Send links to everyone you know, and maybe some you don’t know!



*Obama The Liar-see my previous post about this


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