Tuesday, August 24, 2010

That Would Be as Stupid As...

That Would Be as Stupid As...

Songs From the Soul of America

Our nation is under seige-- relentless, grinding seige from people who do not care about our way of life. They only want to impose their way of life upon us, the free people of the United States of America. Tyranny. Totalitarianism. Dictatorship.Oligarchy. Whatever label one places on those who seek to usurp the freedom of Americans doesn't matter. What matters is that we continue to fight against them. Fight when you are fired up and full of fury when American citizens are burned alive in buildings. Fight when you are saddened by the loss of another son or daughter. Fight when you are so bone weary from worry and work that you feel you simply cannot face another moment of animosity. Fight when you want to give up. Fight when you are mocked and ridiculed. Fight in everyway you know.

When we stop fighting, we lose. Everything. Keep going. Never surrender.

Friday, August 20, 2010

Friday's Photos

I am taking a break today. No gloom and doom for me! Now that the summer heat is finally behind us here, I'm going to spend the day poking about in my gardens. It is almost time for mums! These are some photos I took this past spring and early summer. I hope you enjoy and for added enjoyment, listen to the video while you consider the wonders God has created, just for you and just for me.

Te Deum laudamus: te Dominum confitemur.

Te aeternum Patrem omnis terra veneratur.

Tibi omnes Angeli; tibi caeli et universae Potestates;

Tibi Cherubim et Seraphim incessabili voce proclamant:

Sanctus, Sanctus, Sanctus, Dominus Deus Sabaoth.

Pleni sunt caeli et terra maiestatis gloriae tuae.

Te gloriosus Apostolorum chorus,

Te Prophetarum laudabilis numerus,

Te Martyrum candidatus laudat exercitus.

Te per orbem terrarum sancta confitetur Ecclesia,

Patrem immensae maiestatis:

Venerandum tuum verum et unicum Filium;

Sanctum quoque Paraclitum Spiritum.

Tu Rex gloriae, Christe.

Tu Patris sempiternus es Filius.

Tu ad liberandum suscepturus hominem, non horruisti Virginis uterum.

Tu, devicto mortis aculeo, aperuisti credentibus regna caelorum.

Tu ad dexteram Dei sedes, in gloria Patris.

Iudex crederis esse venturus.

Te ergo quaesumus, tuis famulis subveni: quos pretioso sanguine redemisti.

Aeterna fac cum sanctis tuis in gloria numerari.

V. Salvum fac populum tuum, Domine, et benedic hereditati tuae.

R. Et rege eos, et extolle illos usque in aeternum.

V. Per singulos dies benedicimus te.

R. Et laudamus nomen tuum in saeculum, et in saeculum saeculi.

V. Dignare, Domine, die isto sine peccato nos custodire.

R. Miserere nostri, Domine, miserere nostri.

V. Fiat misericordia tua, Domine, super nos, quemadmodum speravimus in te.

R. In te, Domine, speravi: non confundar in aeternum.
O God, we praise Thee, and acknowledge Thee to be the supreme Lord.

Everlasting Father, all the earth worships Thee.

All the Angels, the heavens and all angelic powers,

All the Cherubim and Seraphim, continuously cry to Thee:

Holy, Holy, Holy, Lord God of Hosts!

Heaven and earth are full of the Majesty of Thy glory.

The glorious choir of the Apostles,

The wonderful company of Prophets,

The white-robed army of Martyrs, praise Thee.

Holy Church throughout the world acknowledges Thee:

The Father of infinite Majesty;

Thy adorable, true and only Son;

Also the Holy Spirit, the Comforter.

O Christ, Thou art the King of glory!

Thou art the everlasting Son of the Father.

When Thou tookest it upon Thyself to deliver man,

Thou didst not disdain the Virgin's womb.

Having overcome the sting of death, Thou opened the Kingdom of Heaven to all


Thou sitest at the right hand of God in the glory of the Father.

We believe that Thou willst come to be our Judge.

We, therefore, beg Thee to help Thy servants whom Thou hast redeemed with Thy

Precious Blood.

Let them be numbered with Thy Saints in everlasting glory
V. Save Thy people, O Lord, and bless Thy inheritance!

R. Govern them, and raise them up forever
V. Every day we thank Thee.

R. And we praise Thy Name forever, yes, forever and ever.
V. O Lord, deign to keep us from sin this day.

R. Have mercy on us, O Lord, have mercy on us.

V. Let Thy mercy, O Lord, be upon us, for we have hoped in Thee.

R. O Lord, in Thee I have put my trust; let me never be put to shame.

Te Deum - Arvo Pärt

Oohhh My!! Rep Issa (R-CA) has a big monkey wrench for the Obama Propaganda Machine

For many months now, Representative Issa R-CA has been hard at work delving through reams of reports and information, gathering potential evidence to use in subpoenas. And he plans on serving them when the Republicans regain control of the house this fall.

"Cabinet officers, assistant secretaries, directors — I will be able to take on everybody that the president hires and relies upon; the people who tell him that everything is fine,” pledges Issa, the ranking member of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, in an interview with National Review Online....David Bossie, who worked as chief investigator for Burton, says Republicans should embrace the subpoena as “an incredibly powerful tool” that will enable Congress to keep a “true check and balance on power.” Being able to bring in officials for deposition, he says, “will be a game-changer,” with witnesses being forced to answer questions truthfully or risk the penalty of perjury."

Now, with that article in mind, the folks over at Hillbuzz have done an awesome job of grinding up Rep Issa's report , you will need to click over to their page, because their stuff is all nicely linked up and I don't want to break any of their links.

Keep this in mind: It is against the law for US taxpayers money to be used for propaganda. Yes, I know what the liberals are going to say---well Booosh did it! Yes, he did. In eight years there were four times. In the last four administrations there were seven in 28 years. Contrast that with 11 in just the last 18 months!

Here is the link to Hillbuzz--you can also read the report for yourself.

Hold on Lady Liberty, we are coming.
Remember November.

SALT IN THE WOUND written by Rita W. Jones

"All you really want to do is rub salt in the wound..." The truth in it's purest form.

h/t Infidel Bloggers Alliance

Thursday, August 19, 2010

So What Happens if the Ground Zero Mosque Moves a Few Blocks?

So What Happens if the Ground Zero Mosque Moves a Few Blocks?

Stella Paul in American Thinker.
Pity the poor New York politician. Take Mayor Michael Bloomberg, who was merrily reigning over New York, banning bake sales in public schools because he doesn't trust parents to monitor their children's cupcake ingestion. Now, all of a sudden, just because he trusts a sharia-spouting imam with mysterious Mideast millions to preach peace and love at Ground Zero, the whole country is mad at him. Why, he can practically feel his plan to sweep to the presidency on a "Make Mosques, Not Cupcakes" platform crumbling before his eyes.

And spare a tear for forlorn Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer. A bland hedgehog of a man, he glowed with confidence that all he had to do was call his fellow New Yorkers "outright haters and bigots" for opposing a Ground Zero Victory Mosque and they would clasp him to their hearts and crown him mayor. Now he's stuttering that he didn't know...didn't think...while waking up in a cold sweat at 3 A.M., realizing that every red-blooded American with a dollar will send it to whoever runs against him

As the Victory Mosque for the Nineteen Martyrs debacle explodes across the headlines, New York's courageous politicians are running for cover, crying for mommy. Even ardent endorsements by Hamas and President Obama haven't helped.

Because it is an immutable law of nature that no New York politician will ever stand for any principle higher than his survival, the Great Do-Over must now be underway. How can these worthies save their darling little hides? What can they do to get that dang thing out of the headlines and lull everybody back to sleep once more? And what will happen when they do?

Well, dear reader, fortunately for you, Stella knows all. Join me now as we peer into Stella Paul's Crazy Crystal Ball.

Prophecy 1: Very soon, Imam Rauf will take time from his busy schedule of fundraising in the Middle East on the U.S. taxpayers' dime and meeting with genocidal Iranians to make the following announcement:

"My fellow Americans, all I want for our mosque is to bring peace and understanding. Unfortunately, un-American bigots are now twisting the beauty of Islam to attack us, and their intolerance is placing every Muslim in danger. My own family has received death threats, and my face, which seeks only to turn with love to Allah and the Statue of Liberty, has been showered with spit from New Yorkers more hate-filled than Nazis.

"Therefore, because of the great danger to peace-loving Muslims and my Daisy, I am agreeing to move the mosque a few blocks away. This whole tragedy for Muslim-Americans began when Mayor Bloomberg and many Jewish leaders told us that New Yorkers would welcome a mosque at Ground Zero with open arms. Because we Muslims are trusting and have only friendship in our hearts, we fell into their Zionist trap." [Editor's note: a day after publication, the Ground Zero Mosque fiasco is being blamed on Zionists by Muslim spokesmen. 8/19/10 8:17 AM PDT]

Prophecy 2: Delirious with gratitude to Imam Rauf for agreeing to move the mosque, Mayor Bloomberg announces the city will donate a magnificent site. After a brief hubbub about separation of church and state, a red-faced Bloomberg withdraws his proposal but offers to buy the site with his own money. When Imam Rauf sulks about the city's betrayal, Mayor Bloomberg frantically agrees to pay for the entire mosque: $100 million for the biggest, best, most beautiful mega-mosque in North America! It's all on him!

(As you may remember, Mayor Thomas Menino of Boston giggled through constitutional barriers when he donated $2 million of public land to the Islamic Society of Boston for their Saudi-funded mega-mosque. But Roxbury is not quite as visible as Ground Zero.)

Prophecy 3: At the Victory Mosque's grand opening on 9/11/11, Bloomberg, Obama, all Democratic members of Congress, the cabinet, and half the Supreme Court all reverently file in and bow down in a pageant of multicultural splendor. Outside, a group of picketers from St. Nicholas Church protests the fact that their church was destroyed on 9/11 and bureaucratic barricades still keep them from rebuilding ten years in. The picketers are tear-gassed and clubbed away from the site, and the next morning, The New York Times blasts them for their insensitivity to the peace-loving Muslim community.

Prophecy 4: Like the Islamic Society of Boston Cultural Center, the new Victory Mosque quickly spins out headlines about violent plots and jihad-drenched rhetoric emanating from its associates. Meanwhile, the long-promised civil trial of Khalid Sheik Mohammed begins in downtown Manhattan, a few blocks away. Thousands of Muslims converge on lower Manhattan, praying five times a day at the Victory Mosque, then surging to the courthouse to scream threats about justice for Khalid. The streets of downtown New York are a madhouse.

Prophecy 5: Over time, as more Muslims decide to live next to the Victory Mosque, Lower Manhattan becomes a no-go zone, like certain areas in France and Sweden. Wall Street firms are the first to flee to Connecticut, New Jersey, and finally, Switzerland, taking with them thousands of New York's most productive citizens. The already damaged fiscal base of New York City collapses. As the years go by, demographic pressures create a civic death spiral, just like in Antwerp or Rotterdam. Finally, the city's new mayor, Hussein bin Mohamed, comes up with a perfect solution: the mother of all bailouts. It seems Saudi Arabia has generously agreed to save New York. All they ask is the women agree to a slight adjustment in their style of dress.

Now who's going to tell me I'm wrong?

Stella Paul blogs at StellaPundit.

US Dominican Province Welcomes Its Biggest Class of Novices in Decades

US Dominican Province Welcomes Its Biggest Class of Novices in Decades

WASHINGTON (CNS) -- Statistics show a drastic fall in the number of people entering religious life since the 1960s, yet during ceremonies Aug. 7, the Dominican Province of St. Joseph formally accepted 21 men as novices -- the province's largest novitiate class since 1966.

Father Bill Garrot is the province's outgoing vocations director. He is the man who the current vocations director appointed this summer, Father Benedict Croell, said played a key role in the "harvest" that yielded the 21 novices, who received the Dominican habit during an ancient ceremony called "vestition" at St. Gertrude's Priory in Cincinnati...

How wonderful!

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Meeting Mary 3-7

I am very much in need of great consolation and especially of your Son's grace, because I am utterly unable to help myself. but if you, most merciful Mother condescend to look upon my littleness, you can in many ways help and strengthen me with abundant consolation. Therefore, as soon as I feel burdened with difficulties and temptations, I shall have immediate recourse to you, for where grace abounds, mercy is more at hand.

If, then, I would attempt to grasp your exceptional glory and greet you in a worthy way from the depths of my heart, I must advance with a very pure spirit, for those who presume to approach your door without due reverence obtain not glory but a justified disgrace. Anyone approaching you must proceed with the greatest reverence and humility, but also with great hope of being admitted in virtue of your mercy and clemency.

I come to you, therefore, with humility and reverence, with devotion and confidence and with the greeting of Gabriel on my lips --- a greeting that I joyously repeat with head bowed in respect and with hands open in deep devotion. I pray that this greeting may be repeated a hundred, a thousand, and even more times on my behalf by all the heavenly spirits. Indeed, I do not know anything dearer and more worthy I can offer you than this greeting.

Listen now to one most enamored of your name:"Heaven rejoices and earth is amazed when I say : Hail, Mary! Satan flees, hell trembles when I say: Hail, Mary! The world becomes contemptible, the flesh foul, when I say: Hail, Mary! sadness disappears and joy returns when I say: Hail, Mary!
     "Tepidity vanishes and the heart is inflamed with love when I say: Hail, Mary! Devotion grows, compunction is born, hope intensifies, and consolation is increased when I say: Hail, Mary! The soul is renewed and the inclination to good is strengthened when I say: Hail, Mary!"

So intense is the sweetness of this blessed greeting that it cannot be expressed in human words. It remains forever loftier and more  profound than any creature can grasp. Therefore, I kneel again before you, Most Holy Virgin Mary, and say: "Hail, Mary! Full of grace."

My most merciful Lady, Holy Mary, accept this very devout greeting and, with it, me as well, so that there may be something in me that pleases you, strengthens my trust in you, enkindles in me an ever increasing love, and keeps me forever devoted to your holy name.

Thomas A Kempis "The Imitation of Mary"

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Meeting Mary

Although I am without merit and am, indeed, conscious of my many sins, I havethe utmost trust in Your Passion, Lord Jesus, and in the merits of Your Mother, the glorious and holy Virgin Mary. It is upon her that I wish to dwell for a moment; I pray, therefore, that I may be made worthy of doing so, since I dare not approach her without first being given permission.

I am well aware that due to my unworthiness I ought not present myself before this supremely worthy woman whom even the Angels admire and venerate, while exclaiming:"Who is this that arises from the desert of the world and overflows with the delights of paradise?"

Therefore, dearest Mary, it is unseemly that I should dare to dwell on the thought of your beauty and your greatness, for I am but dust and ashes and am even the vilest creature on earth since I am a sinner and inclined to every kind of perverse act.

You, however, have been made higher than the heavens, you have the world beneath your feet and are worthy of honor and reverence because of the exalted state of your Son. Your ineffable kindness, which transcends every imagination, enchants me and draws my affections to you, for you are the comfort of the afflicted and always ready to help wretched sinners.

Thomas A Kempis "The Imitation of Mary"

Muslim leaders to abandon plans for Ground Zero community center - Haaretz Daily Newspaper | Israel News


Muslim leaders to abandon plans for Ground Zero community center - Haaretz Daily Newspaper | Israel News

Monday, August 16, 2010

Rep. Melissa Bean IL8 sends in the thug **EDIT**

The face of a Thugocracy. I watched this video about 15 minutes ago, and I am still shaken by the naked agression in the face of that big guy. I can't believe what I just saw. How DARE she! She acted like she was at an AA meeting with all her concern about people's privacy. It was a PUBLIC meeting with a PUBLIC official, for crying out loud.
I was saddened to notice there weren't very many objectors to Lurch roaming around the meeting though, so perhaps the inimidation did work, although the phrase "win the battle, but lose the war" comes to mind. Just a note: I sure hope none of the congresscritters pull a stunt like that down here--we tend to be a rowdy bunch anyway and damned sure wouldn't allow that sort of intimidation.
November is coming. We are ready.

They called down the thunder, and now they are about to reap the whirlwind.
                        Crank it UP!!

Edit 1**If you are as disgusted by this crackpot and her minion, make a difference for the opposition. Here is the website for her opponent, Joe Walsh @ Joe Walsh For Congress

From an eyewitness to the intimidation:
Commentor : JeanWTPUSA
On Thursday, August 12, I was there at the meeting with Representative Melissa Bean (IL-8) that was held at the Round Lake Library. The meeting was billed as a Financial Education seminar to teach citizens how to manage their credit card debt. What happened at this meeting was anything but educational. During the meeting, which I attended, citizens started to ask questions about jobs, government spending and the federal deficit. As you can see from the video, every time a citizen would attempt to ask a question, Melissa Bean’s THUG, who we were told worked for the Round Lake Library, would walk over to that person and hover over them to intimidate them. This is exactly what was shown in the video even though it has been edited. The THUG was not bending down to reading anything. He was bending over a person who was asking Bean a question to intimidate her. I was about 6 feet away and saw it all. This Thug exhibited the same behavior which went on during the course of the entire meeting without Bean saying a word about the blatant intimidation she knew her constituents must be feeling.
It is obvious from Bean’s obfuscation that she chose this type of forum so she would not have to answer any direct questions about her voting record. Instead of having an open Town hall forum where citizens are free to have a dialogue with their Representative, Bean chose to have a representative from the Illinois State Treasury come in and lecture her constituents on how they should pay down their credit card debt and start saving. How ironic when the Federal Government has spent over 13 Trillion dollars and the majority of the states are on the verge of bankruptcy
I, along with many others in attendance, felt that every attempt to ask Bean a question was either “shut down” by Bean personally or through the intimidation tactics of her THUG. Is this the type of “transparency” we were promised? Why does Bean feel that Thuggery is acceptable?

If you don’t approve of Bean’s tactics, please DONATE to Joe Walsh her opponent at http://walshforcongress.com/ Bean is well financed and Walsh isn’t. Money for Joe will help Bean go in November!

Edit 2 * Fox Nation has their teeth in this story now. Don't expect to see it go away anytime soon Congresswoman Bean.

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Sarahcuda Nails Obama to the Great Wall of Truth...again

Dear Lord, I love this woman and I beg your protection for her and her family in the years to come. Amen.

As usual, plainspoken Mrs. Palin nails the Emperor to what I like to call the Great Wall of Truth.
"And no, this isn't above your paygrade." she says.
Location of proposed site for Ground Zero Mosque

Mr. President, should they or should they not build a mosque steps away from where radical Islamists killed 3000 people? Please tell us your position. We all know that they have the right to do it, but should they? And, no, this is not above your pay grade.
If those who wish to build this Ground Zero mosque are sincerely interested in encouraging positive "cross-cultural engagement" and dialogue to show a moderate and tolerant face of Islam, then why haven't they recognized that the decision to build a mosque at this particular location is doing just the opposite? Mr. President, why aren't you encouraging the mosque developers to accept Governor Paterson's generous offer of assistance in finding a new location for the mosque on state land if they move it away from Ground Zero? Why haven't they jumped at this offer? Why are they apparently so set on building a mosque steps from what you have described, in agreement with me, as "hallowed ground"? I believe these are legitimate questions to ask.
- Sarah Palin

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Obama Defends Ground Zero Mosque

Shocked. Stunned. Horrified. Disgusted. Furious. I didn't believe he would bow to this level of obsequious dhimnitude. But, he has. Thank you, Emperor Obama for finally undeniably removing the last traces of doubt about just whose side you are on in this global struggle against the tyranny of jihad.

"President Barack Obama on Friday endorsed plans for a Muslim mosque two blocks from ground zero in New York City, declaring that “Muslims have the same right to practice their religion as anyone else in this country.” Is he so stupid as to honestly believe this is about preventing Muslims from practicing their religion? Why is he deliberately misleading with that statement? Is that his message to the rest of the world who may not understand fully America's staunch committment to protecting the right to worship---that he is standing up for the rights of Muslims? Is he trying to curry favor in ohh say Iran?

He has forgotten September 11, 2001. He has forgotten that our countrymen died horrible, frightening deaths because of Islamic terrorists. He is the enemy of freedom loving Americans.

November is coming. We will remember.

Friday, August 13, 2010

Pro-life group adds AOL, Hilton and Trader Joe’s to boycott list :: EWTN News

Let me just say that I do not believe that to simply stop shopping at these places is as effective as a organizing a letter writing campaign within your parish or community asking them to stop funding Planned Parenthood. I never want to see a company close down because of lack of business--companies hire folks from my community, I don't want to see them out of work either. However, if the letter campaign fails to convicne them, then it is time to take your business elsewhere.

Time to update my list.

A pro-life group has released its revised edition of a boycott list of corporations which support Planned Parenthood, the world’s largest pro-abortion group. New companies on its list include AOL, Hilton hotels, Staples, Trader Joe’s, and Toys “R” Us.

Life Decisions International (LDI) said new additions also include the Mrs. Fields cookie stores, Kohl’s department stores, and the ING financial services company. Darden Restaurants, which include Bahama Breeze, The Capital Grille, Olive Garden and Red Lobster, have been added to the list along with Ignite Restaurants which include Brickhouse Tavern + Tap and Joe’s Crab Shack.
Hilton Worldwide hotels include Conrad Hotels, Doubletree, Embassy Suites, Hampton Inns/Suites, and Homewood Suites.

Reappearing on LDI’s boycott list are The Gap and the federal government-sponsored mortgage corporation Freddie Mac.

Corporations with a continuing presence on the boycott list include Wells Fargo, Nike, Time Warner, Bank of America, Walt Disney, Johnson & Johnson, Chevron, and Nationwide Insurance.

"As a direct result of the commitment, action and prayers of pro-family people, at least 256 corporations have stopped funding Planned Parenthood," said Kenneth C. Garvey, director of communications at LDI. "This should serve as a testament to those who thought it impossible to change corporate philanthropic behavior."

LDI estimates that the boycott has cost Planned Parenthood more than $40 million since the pro-life group’s Corporate Funding Project began more than 17 years ago.

Garvey criticized pro-life organizations which continue to use PayPal despite its owner eBay being targeted for boycott.

“Most pro-life groups are aware that it is a boycott target because it has funded Planned Parenthood, but they have consciously chosen to continue doing business with the company. Doing so is indefensible," he charged.

The LDI official said alternatives to PayPal exist and he would help anyone who has difficulty finding them.

"Corporate officials are learning that those who value life are among the most dedicated people on earth. We will not go away until corporate involvement with Planned Parenthood comes to an end," commented LDI chairman Thomas C. Strobhar.

The LDI Boycott List also includes a “dishonorable mention” section for charitable groups associated with Planned Parenthood or its agenda. Listed groups include the Lions Clubs, Kiwanis Clubs, Rotary Clubs, the Boys & Girls Clubs, Camp Fire Girls and Girl Scouts.
The American Cancer Society, the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, Easter Seals, Ronald McDonald House Charities, YWCA and YMCA are listed, as are the Salvation Army and the charity America Gives Back, which is associated with the television show American Idol

Pro-life group adds AOL, Hilton and Trader Joe’s to boycott list :: EWTN News

Thursday, August 12, 2010

The President and First Lady surprise returning troops!

President and Mrs. Bush surprised about 150 returning troops at DFW as they returned home from combat tours of Afghanistan and Iraq...wait...what? You didn't expect it was the current president did you?

Could you in your most fevered imaginings ever imagine Barack and Michelle Obama standing at an airport greeting returning troops...war weary Americans, many of them probably on their 3rd or 4th tour? Yeah, I can't either. Anyway, click the link for great pictures. I treasure the looks of surprise on the faces of the soldiers.

Ladies and gentlemen, I present a real American President and his classy First Lady.
click me