Friday, October 24, 2014
Democrat Election Fraud Already Underway, UPDATED
reason Election Day has become Election Month in some states is to give
Democrats more opportunity to commit election fraud. And given that almost three-quarters of statewide races with
margins of under 1% have been won by Democrats since 1998, it appears election
fraud is one thing Democrats can do very well.
was very gracious all around and supposedly fixed the problem. But how many GOP votes were cast for
Democrats before the problem was discovered?
Cook County is right on it. Yes,
Cook County Board of
Elections Deputy Communications Director Jim Scalzitti, told Illinois Watchdog,
the machine was taken out of service and tested.
“This was a calibration
error of the touch-screen on the machine,” Scalzitti said. “When Mr. Moynihan
used the touch-screen, it improperly assigned his votes due to improper
Ah. Well I’m sure it was an *honest*
a state that may outdo them all on election fraud this year is Colorado. Both Democrat Senator Mark
Uterus Udall and the gun-grabbing Democrat Governor John
Hickenlooper are in trouble. And
the Guv and his Demorat Legistature have changed the election laws so that they practically invite election fraud.
Mailing out ballots to everyone and same-day registration stand out. It is safe to say that efforts to steal
the election are well underway there.
Coloradan, Sarah Hoyt, has just written with eloquent anger on what Democrats are
doing to Colorado. And she says
what others, even yours truly, is hesitant to say:
Will we tolerate
this? For how long? Why doesn’t anyone else realize that under the
cover of seeming openness they’re making our votes mean nothing?
And why don’t the clever
fools in the Democratic Party realize that when you block the ballot box, people
will come at you another way?
the country has long reacted with remarkable peace after stolen elections, even
after the stolen 2008 Senate race in Minnesota that “elected” Al Franken and
ended up giving Obamacare the needed 60th vote. (By the way, Minnesota, are you really
going to re-elect that fraudulent turd?)
it is presumption for Democrats to think they can keep stealing elections with
little price to pay, especially when their fraud furthers tyranny. And that’s probably all I should say .
. . for now.
has a simple but to the point remedy for the present:
I’m not calling for
revolution. I’m hoping very much we can avoid it. I’m exhorting
those of you in CO and similarly blinkered states to vote and to vote
Republican . . . while we can still turn these election rules around. And
do it before they become cemented in place. Even if we have to hold the squishy
Republicans’ feet to the fire.
I am not thrilled with the Republican Party. And I have voted third-party on occasion and will do so
again. But Hoyt is right. For all their faults, most Republican
officials seek to further the integrity of elections through Voter ID and other
measures, and they oppose fraud enabling such as same-day registration.
we must have legitimate elections.
The current toxic mixture of tyranny and stolen elections cannot be
allowed to continue if we wish to continue as a nation with a semblance of
freedom and the rule of law.
MORE: Deroy Murdock gives an idea on how massive election fraud is likely to be in Colorado due to mail-in ballots.
Labels: Democrats, Mark Udall, politics, tyranny, vote fraud
Thursday, October 23, 2014
“An Extraordinary Synod, Indeed”
may have seen my take on the recently concluded Extraordinary Synod, which is
that Pope Francis is acting too much like a Pope Rowan and is not to be trusted. Harsh, yes. And, as I stated then, I am among those who hope my take proves to be mistaken.
for a much lighter, probably more perceptive, and downright funny take on the
Extraordinary Synod, I point you to George Weigel for a short and excellent
is too short to excerpt much, but this was my favorite part:
2. The 2014 Synod
demonstrated the extraordinary self-confidence of bishops from dying local
churches who nonetheless feel quite comfortable giving pastoral advice to local
churches that are either thriving or holding their own. Many northern European
bishops and theologians (and bishop-theologians) acted as if the blissful years
when they set the agenda for the world Church at Vatican II had returned. That
these same bishops and theologians and bishop-theologians have presided over
the collapse of western European Catholicism in the intervening five decades
seemed not to matter to them in the slightest. Happy days were here again.
the similarities with liberal bishops in the Anglican Communion are hard to
miss - even through the laughter.
Labels: Pope Francis, Roman Catholics
Tuesday, October 21, 2014
Book Review: Seeking the Secret Place - The Spiritual Formation of C. S. Lewis
been reading a lot from and about C. S. Lewis this year. I think Alister McGrath’s recent excellent
biography C. S. Lewis - A Life and
coming across two small out-of-print books by Lewis in Oxford may have prompted
this direction. In any case, when
I heard of this book, Seeking the Secret
Place, about his spiritual formation, about the influences on his growth as
a Christian, I knew I had to read it as well. (So, yes, the book has been out for ten years, but it is new
only was I not disappointed, Seeking the Secret Place: The Spiritual Formation of C. S. Lewis exceeded my
expectations. Lyle Dorsett backs his book with extensive research. As Director of the Wade Center at Wheaton
College, he had unusual opportunity to travel, interview, and dig into a
treasure trove of primary sources.
He particularly made use of Lewis’ correspondence.
result is a very readable book that covers some lesser known aspects of C. S.
Lewis' personal life and spiritual growth. Lewis’ relationship with Father Walter Frederick Adams of
the Cowley Fathers is an important focus as is Lewis’ faithfulness in his
sacrificial commitment to respond thoughtfully to letters, even to fan mail and to those asking a bit much of his time and effort.
must emphasize the book is not only of historic interest, although it certainly
is that. It can be very helpful to
those seeking to grow as Christians themselves. I personally find both the
guidance given to Lewis and the guidance he gave to others very instructive and
edifying. Further, I am already using excerpts from Seeking the Secret
Place in teaching others.
Seeking the Secret Place is a book to
read both by those interested in the life and spiritual growth of C. S. Lewis
and those concerned about their own spiritual formation. If one finds oneself in both categories,
it is then a must-read indeed.
Labels: book reviews, books, C. S. Lewis
Monday, October 20, 2014
Idaho Ministers Threatened With Jail For Not Performing Gay Weddings
- allowing gay marriage will never
mean that pastors must perform gay marriages or face prison. Oh wait never mind.
Strange, we were told that
warnings about attacks on religious freedom were scare tactics. Now that the warnings are coming true,
we are told our warnings are whining.
And we were told the movement toward gay rights and same-sex “marriage” was
all about “tolerance.”
Labels: freedom, freedom of religion, gay issues, Pink Shirts
Friday, October 17, 2014
You might be a Texan author if… you release your novel at a GUN SHOW!
might be browsing to this post wondering who would be so Texan – or so crazy –
as to release their novel at a gun show.
And the answer is . . . yours truly.
will hold the release event for my novel Pilot
Point at a table at the Corpus Christi Al Amin Shiners Gun Show on
Saturday, November 8th.
It is located at 2001 Suntide Road, just off I-37 in Corpus. Look for the building in the back. Doors open at 9am, and I will try to be
there all day.
is a fun gun show, by the way, with a lot more than guns for sale. I’ve visited it and lightened my wallet
there several times.
am I releasing Pilot Point at a gun
show? One reason is I want to take
my novel to people who I think would like it. With Pilot Point
being a very Texan novel and gun show attendees (like me) being very Texan, I
think it a good match. And I think
this a better and more interesting release than a traditional book signing at
a bookstore. I intend to do those,
too, but I thought a gun show would be much better place to release Pilot Point with a bang. (Sorry. I couldn’t resist.)
it’s a GUN SHOW!
if only there was a gun show held at an Anglican church. Remember that Pilot Point has a strong Anglican flavor, too. Oh, well.
the way, a reminder that Pilot Point is already available in print and Kindle
form. (Yes, book releases, like
store “Grand Openings”, sometimes occur after a book is available.) I know not
everyone can make it to South Texas for this event. ;)
Labels: life, Pilot Point
Thursday, October 16, 2014
The Wisdom of St. Ignatius of Antioch
is the Eve of the Feast of St. Ignatius of Antioch. He was the Bishop of Antioch in the early 2nd
Century and, during an intense persecution of Christians in that city, was
condemned to death by wild beasts, to be executed at Rome.
we do not know much else about him except from a number of letters he wrote to
churches as he was being taken to his sentence.
what letters they are! Ignatius’
heart and pugnaciously joyful personality shine through these letters. Impending martyrdom did not discourage
him but emboldened him. He even
looked forward with eagerness to “get to God” through his grisly martyrdom in
his letters are full of wisdom, particularly in how churches should relate to
their leaders. He also took aim at
heresies, particularly Docetism.
wish to conclude by quoting a statement of his about heresies in his Letter to
[Heretics] mingle Jesus
Christ with their teachings just to gain your confidence under false pretenses. It is as if they were giving a deadly
poison mixed with honey and wine, with the result that the unsuspecting victim
gladly accepts it and drinks down death with fatal pleasure.
so it remains today. The inventors
of just about every false religion and heresy, even if mad and blind, still
realize that the person of Jesus Christ is important and attractive. Even in their delusions, they are
compelled to answer his question, “Who do you say that I am?” So they include in their falsehoods
what I call a “token Jesus.” They
give lip service to Jesus to add attractiveness and legitimacy to their false
religion. But it is not the real
Jesus Christ, but a supposed Jesus who is not the Son of God, the King
of kings and Lord of lords. And,
yes, the Jesus of “mainline” libchurchers is such a token Jesus.
St. Ignatius so well warned against some 1900 years ago. God’s Holy Church does well to remember
his courage and wisdom and to thank the Lord for his teaching and godly example.
Labels: heretics, history, liberals, mainline denominations, saints
Houston Pink Shirt PR Lies
Houston Mayor Annise Parker and her fellow pink shirts discovered yesterday
that Americans and Texans do not take kindly to government bullying of
churches. So the Mayor and her
City Attorney backed away from their own actions, claiming they did
not know the subpoenas were that broad, that wasn’t their intent, they had been
“The intent, [City
Attorney] Feldman said, was simply to get all communications between pastors
about the signature gathering instructions, a key part of a lawsuit opponents have
brought against the city. Critics filed suit after Feldman announced they had
failed to gather enough valid signatures to force a repeal referendum, claiming
the city attorney illegally inserted himself in the signature verification
That’s a blatant lie. The
communications sought were not just about “signature gathering instructions.”
They were, instead, an attempt to gather materials that would expose what the
mayor and her cronies obviously consider to be the Neanderthal, homophobic
attitudes of people who supported the petition. If that was not the case, why
ask for stuff like “All speeches, presentations, or sermons related to HERO,
the Petition, Mayor Annise Parker, homosexuality, or gender identity,” or “all
documents and communications…[dealing with] the topics of equal rights, civil
rights, homosexuality, or gender identity”?
there is this tweet from the Mayor’s keyboard itself on exactly 11:12pm Tuesday
night, the night before yesterday’s backtracking.
In case she or her staff deletes it, it reads, "If
the 5 pastors used pulpits for politics, their sermons are fair game. Were instructions given on filling out
on Tuesday night, Mayor Parker is defending going after sermons. But on
Wednesday, she did not really know about going after sermons. Uh, huh.
I’m nit-picking. Besides, it is
nice to see the pink shirt bullies nervous for a change.
Labels: Annise Parker, freedom, freedom of religion, Houston