Friday, February 27, 2015
Fear and Loathing
was going to post on Politico’s interview of Eric Holder. I know – me, link Politico? But do go read it. I swear Holder is a race-baiting piece
of work. He wants to make it
easier for the Feds to file trumped-up charges of civil rights violations
against those who dare defend themselves against thugs of color. He hopes to start an Eric Holder
Institute for Race and Justice – that is not a joke! What is sad is that there is surely a university all too
willing to stoop so low.
I want to get more personal. Back
in the first half of 2009, I felt under perpetual bombardment from Obama,
Holder, etc. It seemed it was
something every day. I feared for
my country. I feared for our – and
my – freedom. I said the collect
from Morning Prayer, “Defend us thy humble servants in all assaults of our
enemies” with added fervor.
even affected me physically, wearing me down at times.
I get the awful feeling it is happening again. And I am getting that same feeling of dread again.
really should not be happening again.
After last year’s election repudiating his party, Obama has far less
lawful power than he had in 2009.
“lawful” is the key word there.
Now that Obama does not have another election in front of him to hold
him accountable, his concern for what is lawful is less than ever. And the Republicans we elected to stop
him are doing precious little to do so.
his regime, more lawless than ever, pushes a new enormity every day it
seems. His FCC, independent in
theory only under Obama, passes so-call net neutrality, increasing Fed power
over the internet, without even publishing ahead of time what they were voting
how totalitarian governments work.
is seeking to ban a type of AR-15 ammo; the 2nd Amendment be damned.
ATF is confiscating property without court authorization or even a criminal
charge. Who gave it that power?
Eric Holder. And does he have the
lawful power to do that? Shut up with your questions and concerns about civil
rights. Civil rights are to
protect favored classes like thugs of color, not red neck gun owners.
Treasury paid insurers $3 billion without explanation and without Congressional
authorization – yet another annoying Constitution clause ignored.
is just stuff that came out this week.
And I’m sure I’ve missed something. Who can keep up with all of Obama’s lawlessness and attacks
on our freedoms?
knew we had a lawless president.
But I had hoped that the past election and his lame duck status would have
constrained him. Instead, his last
election past, he is all the more throwing off the restraint of the
Constitution and the rule of law.
fear for my country . . . and for myself.
the way, in part for that very reason, I am considering a future change to this
blog. But I will get there when I
Labels: Eric Holder, freedom, guns, internet, life, Obama, this blog, tyranny
Wednesday, February 25, 2015
Victims of Obama’s Released Criminal Immigrants to Testify
Remember when the Obama Regime released thousands
of illegal immigrants from detention beginning in 2013? (Hmm, that’s right
after his re-election – a coincidence I’m sure.) Obama and his kept news media sure would like for you to
forget. For the release has had
tragic and predictable consequences.
And now victims of Obama’s released criminal immigrants are speaking
members of people who were murdered by illegal immigrants after those
immigrants had previously been detained and released pursuant to President
Obama’s policies will testify before House lawmakers Wednesday morning.
testimony is intended to illustrate a pattern of the Department of Homeland
Security releasing criminal immigrants rather than deporting them, according to
a Republican congressman who said that DHS had released 36,000 convicted
criminal illegal immigrants since 2013.
those 36,000, already now 1,000 of them have already been convicted of new
crimes,” says the lawmaker. “These are people who have gone through the court
system, even. And yet, rather than them get repatriated, they’re released, and
now there are new victims because of the recklessness of the policy.”
Which begs the question - what is the point of
fully funding DHS if it willfully is not defending our borders under this
By the way, the Democrat noos media is being quiet
about these crimes and this hearing . . . of course.
Labels: immigration, Obama, Obamagate
Tuesday, February 24, 2015
A Personal Note on Ember Days and St. Matthias’ Day
Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday are the Ember Days for the season of Lent. For helpful information on these, one may go to the discontinued (Alas!) Low Churchman’s Guide to the Solemn High
an even more serious note, I have two intentions for these Ember Days and would
appreciate your joining me in prayer concerning them:
I am seeking discernment as to how to further my education.
More short term, I am seeking discernment as to how to best promote my novel Pilot Point.
Pilot Point never becomes a best seller (SNORT!), I am okay with
that. But I do want to be diligent
in promoting it without getting obnoxious or out of proportion about it.
am and will be praying for guidance in these two areas with the modest
realization that one of the lessons of today, the Feast of St. Matthias, is
that the Lord’s plans for us are often quite different than what we imagine!
prayers for discernment in these two areas are coveted.
Labels: education, Ember Days, life, Pilot Point, St. Matthias
Monday, February 23, 2015
Obama the Historian
Obama finally leaves the White House, I’m sure he could get a plum tenure
somewhere, at Harvard perhaps, as an authority on the history of Islam and of
America’s founding . . . or perhaps not.
“Here in America,” Obama
stated, “Islam has been woven into the fabric of our country since its
Nice try, Mr.
President. But, as Ben Shapiro, writing for Breitbart, notes, the first
Muslims did not immigrate to the United States until well after
the Civil War; and
the first mosque in the United States was not built
until 1915, by
most reports. Shapiro goes on to say:
“Islam had zero impact on
the founders or their philosophy – less than zero, given that the founders
despised the religion, or what they knew of it.”
is understandable given the founders, particularly Thomas Jefferson, had to
deal with the Muslim Barbary pirates.
But Obama botched that bit of history as well. Read here to get more color on that.
perhaps Obama ought to stick to community organizing after his presidency. . .
. Oh heck, who am I kidding?
Higher education in the U. S. is so devolved and corrupted, any number
of universities would love to have Obama use them to push his falsehoods. Revisionist
have to be combated and debunked in every generation thanks to corrupted academia.
By the way, is there any subject about which Obama will not tell falsehoods?
Labels: Founding Fathers, Islam, Obama
Friday, February 20, 2015
After 9-11, I was appalled by those who were eager
to blame the act on us, on U. S. literally, as if we had done something to
deserve it. (Actually, we helped
Osama Bin Laden against the Soviets in Afghanistan. Some thanks we got.)
Instead of denouncing the utter evil of the terrorists, some,
particularly callow youth, were eager to make excuses for them and to blame America. And I saw this attitude even from
people who were not particularly radical.
The episode was an eye-opener for me how wedded
some are to moral equivalence to the point that that they would makes excuses
for the perpetrators and blame the victims even in the case of 9-11.
Fast forward to now, and this crowd is in charge of
the White House. And in even in the face of the pure evil of ISIS, they are
reluctant to call evil by its name.
Their language instead obscures evil when it distracts from today’s evil
from Islamonazis by pointing to alleged past evil by Christians. (BTW, does it concern that the Obama
Administration is a bit eager to blame Christians, far more eager than they are
to blame extremist Muslims?) Not
to mention blaming a lack of jobs.
Yes, a jobs fair is the answer to ISIS.
Some may think I am nitpicking diplomatic language. But one does not have to read 1984
to know that a regime that uses language more to obscure than to explain is not
healthy for a society. As Jonah Goldberg just said (during a really good rant, by the way), “Societies get themselves into trouble when language becomes a tool not
for describing reality but concealing it.”
Yes, being diplomatic is usually the way to go in
foreign affairs. But one can be
diplomatic without being delusional or deceptive.
May I suggest that calling out evil is better way
to go? Whatever happened to saying
evil people do evil things because they are evil?
Yes, I am a cranky old man. Now get off my lawn.
Labels: Islamonazis, language, Obama, terrorism
Thursday, February 19, 2015
One sex ed pusher really was after your kids.
If you have ever wondered about the motivations of those who push perverse
variations of sex education on young children . . . well, it’s not paranoia if
they really are out to get your kids.
The former Ontario deputy
education minister who oversaw the development of a controversial sex-ed program
before facing child sex charges will plead guilty to a number of those charges.
Benjamin Levin, born
1952, was arrested in 2013 in the wake of an international child porn sting
that led to his North York doorstep. He was not only accused of making and distributing
child pornography, but also of arranging for a sexual offense with a child, and
with possessing and accessing child pornography.
Levin’s lawyer Clayton
Ruby confirmed Friday in court that his client will plead guilty to some of the
seven charges, without clarifying which ones, reported the Toronto Star. Ruby
also indicated that a guilty plea means there will be no trial.
Levin will be sentenced
Under his watch as
Ontario’s top education official from 2004 to 2009, Levin oversaw the development
of an update to the provincial sex-education curriculum. Critics immediately
slammed the proposal for encouraging the early sexualization of children and
promoting a homosexual agenda.
Under the umbrella of
“sexual diversity,” the curriculum teaches children to question whether they
are a boy or a girl . . .
I don’t want to type anymore of that.
I know not everyone who writes or chooses sex education curriculum has bad
motives. And I do think there a
paranoia about men working with kids that drives off good men and thereby
impoverishes education, in both secular and church contexts.
without going into sordid details, a lot of the garbage pushed on kids under
the guise of sex education is madness and does beg the question of the motivations
of those who push said garbage on children.
in this case, the motivation appears to be, at least in part, predatory.
Wednesday, February 18, 2015
Leo the Great on Lent and the Temptation of Christ
I got into a somewhat Lenten mood early last night
around the fire and therefore read one of Pope Leo the Great’s sermons on Lent. I found the following reflection on the
Temptation of Christ (And remember that Jesus’ 40 days and 40 nights in the
wilderness is one of the themes of Lent.) particularly on target. On this Ash Wednesday, I present it to
you along with my prayers for a blessed Lent.
we approach then, dearly-beloved, the beginning of Lent, which is a time for
the more careful serving of the Lord, because we are, as it were, entering on a
kind of contest in good works, let us prepare our souls for fighting with
temptations, and understand that the more zealous we are for our salvation, the
more determined must be the assaults of our opponents. But "stronger is He
that is in us than He that is against us," and through Him are we powerful
in whose strength we rely: because it was for this that the Lord allowed
Himself to be tempted by the tempter, that we might be taught by His example as
well as fortified by His aid. For He conquered the adversary, as ye have heard,
by quotations from the law, not by actual strength, that by this very thing He
might do greater honour to man, and inflict a greater punishment on the adversary
by conquering the enemy of the human race not now as God but as Man. He fought
then, therefore, that we too might fight thereafter: He conquered that we too
might likewise conquer. For there are no works of power, dearly-beloved,
without the trials of temptations, there is no faith without proof, no contest
without a foe, no victory without conflict. This life of ours is in the midst
of snares, in the midst of battles; if we do not wish to be deceived, we must
watch: if we want to overcome, we must fight.
Labels: Lent, Leo the Great, Temptation of Christ