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Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Just supposing....

I've been of the opinion that prior to January of 2017 our Fearless Leader will find a reason to impose martial law, suspend the results of any Presidential election recently held and crack down on all dissenters (that includes you and I).

So what if a large percentage of the American people soon said, "Enough is enough" in regards to the flood of illegal aliens coming across our southern border? What if they said, "Compassion be damned! Enforce the stinking laws!" and then began getting REALLY loud about it?

How about a riot or two? It wouldn't even need professional provocation to happen, there are plenty of people who feel strongly about showing charity to those officially deemed to flee increasing violence in Central America (though for the life of me I don't recall any news to that effect in the last few years). If this wouldn't pit one group of Americans against another, what would?

Then the tanks start rolling as the whole idea of posse comitatus is tossed. You can bet a fair number of our military would buy into the "save the children" meme, another portion would just want to restore order. Plus face it folks, the average sailor, marine, dogface, flyboy doesn't stay any more well informed than his civilian counterpart. Sorry, the ideal of a military consisting of uber patriots toting around a copy of the Constitution in his/her seabag or duffel bag is fantasy. If it does they must all be riding unicorns too fast for us to see them.

Do I believe it's been the aim of this Administration all along as regards the flood of illegals? No. But I do believe when our Chief Executive promised to transform America he wasn't just whistling "Dixie". I do believe he and his crew have been hoping for something to explode in the fashion I described, that maybe they've been rattling so many cages all along was in the hope of riling up enough citizens to justify martial law. Maybe. It isn't something I'd bet the farm on but I DO give it serious thought.

So tell me I'm wrong. Tell me I spend too much time thinking thoughts of a tinfoil hat quality. Please do, because I REALLY would rather be as crazy as a shithouse rat than right.

God's will be done, may He have mercy on us all.

A few quick comments about the USA Catholic bishops and our Pope...

Because it seems they just can't stay out of the news; especially when they really should. Right now I'm thinking of topics such as the swarm of illegal aliens on our southern border, gun control, and feeding at the public trough.

THE BISHOPS: IMO is a bunch of ambitious, vain, self-important idiots who can be counted on to sit on the fence whenever possible, rarely come down on the side of the man in the street and almost always plant a big, wet, sloppy tongue in the rear of the Administration. This is normally done in concert via the USCCB but can be done individually.

THE POPE: Nice guy who should know when he should keep his mouth shut but seens too stupid to do so. The Holy Spirit must know we need a scourging; this time around we don't get Attila The Hun, we get Howdy-Doody.

Nope, ain't no conspiracy in play on the part of either party. Just a whole lot of dumbass, self interest and vanity.

Anyone who wishes to screech I owe them respect due to their position can forget it. In 22 years of military service I learned that is the cheapest form of "respect", one that more often than not is built upon the genuine accomplishments of better, wiser men than whoever may be the present target of conversation/condemnation. The idea of pygmies standing on the shoulders of giants comes to mind. So stick it where the sun don't shine.

For a more in depth but slightly different take on things, go to this lady's blog: http://adriennescatholiccorner.blogspot.com/2014/07/is-catholic-church-in-bed-with-obama.html

While I don't agree with a lot of what she says regarding the root cause, I believe the overall gist of things is dead on the money. Yep, we've been sold down the river by our bishops. Hang onto your rosary beads, the ride is going to get real interesting.

“The floor of hell is paved with the skulls of bishops.”
St. Athanasius, Council of Nicaea, AD 325

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Questions about the illegals flooding across the border...

So one of the objections to this whole farce is the "catch and release" scenario that many claim gets played out, i.e. an illegal is brought in, processed and given a date to appear. Then he/she is released on the promise to do so. Big surprise, so many just hit the road and don't look back. Who'd a thunk it!

Why not start implanting GPS chips on them before their release? They're easy to install and pretty reliable from what I understand. Please don't cry of how inhumane it is and we're treating people like animals. Sorry but we give preventive medicine via injection to kids and animals, is there any shame attached to that or is it considered a good practice? It sure would help to locate Juan and Maria when they failed to show up for breaking our laws, it might even serve as a deterrent.

Here's another question, specifically about all the children now flooding in. How come so many folk are eager to have the little darlings united with their parents who are either here (illegally) already or are waiting to be ushered in because their kids have been made citizens? These children have been (supposedly) set loose to trek hundreds of miles into a strange land on their own. What kind of parents allow that? If I leave my kids in our car (even with the windows down) while running into the store for a gallon of milk, I'm likely to be talking to CPS real soon about my fitness as a father. Yet our bleeding hearts are ready to jump backwards through flaming hoops in efforts to reunite the families of illegals who have definitely placed their kids in harm's way. WTF? Am I the only one baffled by the lack of logic here?

Dear Lord, take me back through that wormhole I dropped into when I came to this bizarro universe, I wanna go home!

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Thoughtcrime in the heartland.

Here's the story, found via Moonbattery:

MARSHALLTOWN, Iowa — An outstanding athlete and student at Marshalltown High School has been suspended from playing three football games in the fall because his parents say the school misinterpreted a symbol of school pride — as a symbol of white pride.

Now, the principal is accusing the student, Blair Van Staalduine, of being a racist. “We were appalled,” Blair’s mother, Cathy Van Staalduine, said, “We were appalled and so was he. Absolutely. Because the furthest thing from Blair is being racist”

Cathy Van Staalduine says her son was suspended after a picture of him was posted on social media making the letter “W” with his hands. The school apparently thought that was a racist symbol. But Mrs. Van Staalduine says the picture was taken during school spirit week when different grades had to wear different colors.

“The actual school chose the colors that each grade would be wearing. Juniors wore white. So Blair of course being active in the school dressed from head to toe in white,” she explains, “Somebody took a picture of him with his white doing a ‘W’ sign because they were wearing white. Blair says if they were wearing orange they would have done an ‘O’”.

Mrs. Van Staalduine says she tried to talk to the principal and he said she was racist too. No one from the school district would comment citing student confidentiality. The Van Staalduines say they want the suspension reversed and an apology, or they plan to sue the district.

So let me get this one straight, the kid was on a social website during his own time and not involved in any school sanctioned activity. He was just being a kid but that gets him busted for racism? By the way even if he was guilty of that, when did preference for one's own ethnic group become an offense meriting punishment by school authorities?

That school principal needs a change of career. I hear Burger King is hiring.

“If you're litigating against nuns, you have probably done something wrong,..."

Ya think? Here's the link: http://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/michael-w-chapman/sen-cruz-mr-president-when-did-democratic-party-declare-war-catholic

Just MHO but this won't die an easy death, it's one of many flash points coming to prominence in our nation. Yesterday I was talking to the wife (who routinely suffers through my rants) and noted that many optimists believe in 2016 we'll have a replay of when Reagan trounced Carter. In other words a champion of conservative values will ride a landslide of voter indignation to the Oval Office and we'll see a return to the conservative values now in decline. The sun will come out, birds will chirp and the Millenium will be upon us all.

If only.

Sorry folks, back then the biggest item was how to deal with the USSR, Carter & Co. believed in soft pedaling any differences between us while moving forward in the spirit of detente originally fostered by Gerald Ford. Ronnie Rayguns thought we should stand up to the international bully and face him down. God bless Reagan.

This time around things are considerably different. Our country is fighting over gay marriage, the Affordable Care Act, illegal aliens, gun control, global warming/climate change, the role of the nanny state in our lives, how to deal with followers of the Pedophile Prophet  and probably a few more I can't bring immediately to mind.

We're divided on so many topics and if a strong conservative such as Cruz gets placed in the White House, we can expect a backlash of Biblical proportions from the left side of the aisle. It won't be a redux of Reagan/Carter, it'll fall along the lines of another Civil War.

What led us into this diatribe was a visit by the wife and I to the local range, something we haven't done together for quite some time (FWIW she cleaned my clock, I gotta get out more). Anyway, the upshot of the rant was my warning her she ought to get a CHL and start packing some heat before the 2016 election. IMO the shit will hit the fan shortly after Election Day.

Tuesday, July 08, 2014

Stand by fellow fisheaters, times are getting interesting.

Here's the initial story: http://www.ucanews.com/news/us-court-orders-priest-to-reveal-confessional-details/71361

No Virginia, no matter what he hears "in the box" a priest CANNOT divulge it. That's the end of the story, He may pass some information on to the police (Suzy Creamcheese is in real danger, might want to keep an eye on her for a while) but he CANNOT be more specific than that. PERIOD.

This isn't something new either, nor was it cast to the wayside in Vatican II. It's always been this way.

So for the courts in Louisiana to demand otherwise is persecution. If not than please tell me what the hell it is?

Take this, add on the ACA mandate that has employers paying for contraception and abortions, throw in a few court rulings regarding the rights of LGBT's to override Church teaching, season the mess with some Catholics In Name Only (CINO) who happily chirp that the Church needs to enter the 21st Century and voila! We now have the basics of persecution heading our way.

If that sounds over the top, just wait a bit. It won't matter who is in the Oval Office, we're screwed.

God's will be done, may He have mercy on us all.

Sunday, July 06, 2014

Showdown in Murrietta?

Here's the link: http://www.breitbart.com/Breitbart-Texas/2014/07/06/SOURCE-FEDS-To-Bring-in-Riot-Squad-Against-Illegal-Immigration-Protesters

So we'll soon see the iron fist taken from the velvet glove as the Feds wade into the fray. Maybe this will cause those protesting to back off, maybe they'll go home muttering in defeat and disgust, flinging themselves into their recliner while grabbing the remote to watch some tube.

Maybe not. Maybe we'll see another confrontation ala Cliven Bundy. Maybe the lit match will hit the spilled gas and a new era of civil warfare will erupt.

If the standoff won't get things going, maybe some epidemics will:  http://www.breitbart.com/Breitbart-Texas/2014/07/06/Doctor-Speaks-Out-Against-Feds-Silencing-Medical-Staff-on-Border

Honestly it sounds so typical of Big Brother, i.e. "Let's not tell the man in the street how fubar things are and maybe the problem will resolve itself." Sometimes I wonder if the denizens in Foggy Bottom have to recite that mantra as a secret password to enter their office in the morning. That snark applies to both sides of the aisle. This immigration debacle is a prime example of the politicians trying their best over the years to sweep it under the rug when possible and put a smiley face sticker on it when they can't. IMO there should have been a 20 ft. high chain link fence, topped with concertina wire erected on the border decades ago. To augment that the Feds should have mined the perimeters for 20 yards out on both sides, with multiple signs for the next outer 10 yards that would advise everyone just what to expect when crossing the border. If that sounds barbaric, heartless, cruel, etc. then answer me this, "If our nation is so cruel why do we need fences to keep people OUT rather than in (ala Cuba and all former border nations of the USSR?)".

Ya know I really sympathize with anyone trying to get in via legal or illegal means. We had a guy in our men's retreat group at our church a few years back who was of questionable status. He told some real horror stories in the short time we were there. They involved getting shot at, his kid's safety, his in laws hard luck. I really felt for him.

But how much can we as a nation take on? Aside from the strain of so many new immigrants on our basic infrastructure, just what do they have to look forward to in the long run? Let's face it, by utilizing so many underpaid, non benefit drawing humans we've got a form of financial slavery going on right now. Riddle me this; Is it really compassion to allow so many to come to this nation where they'll basically work as a perpetual underclass as long as they remain officially "off the radar" ?  We've a nation where their desirability to be hired is based in a large part on a willingness to work for slave wages, how humane is that really? While they're doing this they're apart from their home, much of their extended family, their culture. How fucking humanitarian is that?

If we want to be truly Christian in this we should aid in the development of the nations these folks come from. That aid would NOT be our reflexive hurling money at them. It hasn't worked in decades, it ain't ever going to work.

Do I know exactly what would satisfactorily work? No, I don't. But I do know we helped two nations rebuild themselves from the ground up after WWII. Those two would be Germany and Japan. It wasn't done by just tossing money at the fat cats in charge, placing our hands in our pockets and walking away whistling. We were a lot more intimately involved, having kicked the snot out of those nations had something to do with it, so that particular paradigm couldn't be followed in our present situation. But I bring it up to illustrate there's more than one way to help a country get on it's feet.

This is all off the original topic, right now we should focus on where our own nation is heading. From where I sit it doesn't look good. Let some sort of epidemic break out, even for something as innocuous as the common cold, and all hell will follow.

God's will be done, may He have mercy upon us all.

Wednesday, July 02, 2014

On Murrietta Ca. and Lawrenceville, Va. reception of illegal aliens and the coming apocalypse.

If you've read the news you know that out in Murrietta, Ca. town residents blocked access for three buses carrying illegals to a holding facility there. Seems the townsfolk are fed up with the idea of being a dumping ground for potential criminals and disease carriers.

Prior to that, out in Lawrenceville, Va, the residents got their noses out of joint when the administration of a local college agreed to house approx. 500 illegals. Since the town has a whopping 1500 residents this would put a bit of a strain on their facilities. Once again I'm thinking of crime and disease.

People are getting fed up with this crap. The meme of  "what about the children?" isn't working too well evidently. There are some folks trying to fight back and all too soon I believe we'll see a response from the Administration. Will it involve the National Guard? Will there be some violence? You tell me.

But I live in an area with a lot of non English speaking Hispanics, I've no doubt we'll soon see a lot more. My kid's school will accept new kids without question (they're bound by law to act that way). So it's a good thing the wife is an RN with lots of pediatric experience. It's also a good thing we've a fair sized dog and some firearms in the house.

Things are rapidly approaching the breaking point and not just in the area of illegal immigration. The nation is filled with pissed off people. The vets and their families are pissed at the VA, the pro aborts and their cohort are pissed at the Supremes, Catholics, Evangelicals, the gays are pissed at anyone talking about reparative therapy and how getting your fudge packed isn't just an inherited preference, the libs are pissed at the conservatives, the conservatives at the Tea Party, race relations between blacks & whites have taken a nose dive since Obama was elected. The list goes on and on.

Sooner or later some group is going to attack another. Then all Hell will break loose as it mushrooms into score settling and payback time. Toss in a few Muslim jihadists initiating a 9/11 atrocity or two and everything will go up in flames.

Then we'll see an imposition of martial law (I still think it'll happen before 20 Jan 17) as the Feds clamp down on all activities. That will include the internet, cross country travel, etc. A very vocal portion of our population will welcome it, placing security above freedom. All those government agencies that have been buying up ammo will then show why it was purchased as they field their own SWAT-style enforcement teams against the general public. The clampdown will be promised just "for the duration". Noted.

It could happen under either a Democratic or Republican Administration. As I've already mentioned I believe its more likely to occur before any successor to Obama takes office. I might be wrong, it might happen after he leaves. But it's becoming more likely as time goes on.

The groups targeted for persecution will include all the devoutly religious (even Muslims once they've served their purpose), all veterans (especially the younger ones), all 2nd Amendment advocates, all political non conformists. Stay in the middle of the herd or you'll get culled.

Just to make one point here; I don't believe any of this is or was deliberately orchestrated. What we have is a self-absorbed populace electing (twice!) a poster boy for affirmative action. Like all those hired in the name of "diversity" the man is incredibly out of his depth. The incompetence of him and his cronies are the real driving engine here, aided and abetted by an electorate that is too focused on creature comforts and personal gain. But the end result is the same as if there was some sinister puppeteer pulling the unseen strings, i.e. the final destruction of our nation as we knew it.

Maybe I'm as wrong as a football bat, I sure do hope so. But IMO our nation has already died, we're just going through the start of the death rattle.

God help us all, may His will be done.

Monday, June 30, 2014

On the Hobby Lobby decision from the Supremes...

Before we start popping champagne corks let’s realize this ruling only applies to privately held companies. Any charitable or nonprofit organization objecting to the contraception/abortion provisions of the ACA but still wishing to feed at the public trough has yet to present a winning argument to this Court. There’s still a long road to travel in the affirmation of our religious freedom.

I'll not start throwing parties just yet. IMHO all religious entities should completely divorce themselves from ANY government monies. To do this would merely be admitting the truth of The Golden Rule, i.e. "He who has the gold makes the rules."

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