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The prevailing ideology today is not so much liberal or libertarian but libertine.

We have a thousand and one politically correct guidelines, and a million and one federal regulation to see we abide by the morals of Great God Government but when it comes to reality of  truth or morality hey no rules, no guidelines, anything goes and religious injunctions, other than those enforced by Islamic Dictators are considered irrelevant by the so called informed academics, politicians and media moguls.

Criticize a Muslim or their actions, death to the infidel!!!

Kill a Christian and you might get a slap on the hands in the UN, even a mention on page 40 of our leading Newspapers, or a mention in passing on CNN. Nothing of much note from the Administration ——might upset some of their Muslim supporters.

It does seem the one thing that this Administration and the Media elite can seem to agree on is that Conservatives, especially Conservative Christians are ideological kooks or extremists of the first order and the only terrorists this nation needs to fear.  It seems no one can hear the sound of our founding fathers turning over in their graves while they continue to push the future of our children into one of decadence and indentured servants of the Government


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English: Barack Obama signing the Patient Prot...

English: Barack Obama signing the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act at the White House Español: Barack Obama firmando la Ley de Protección al Paciente y Cuidado de Salud Asequible en la Casa Blanca (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

When will the mainstream media us give us Who, What, Where and When instead of White House Spin.

We have a great recovery going on according to the mainstream media, yet more people are on food stamps and disability payments. And every day I run into people complaining about the trouble they are having finding decent work.

Obama care a debacle yet all we hear about is how happy the uninsured are with their new-found benefits

There is no inflation according to the Mainstream Media, but every time I go shopping I am paying a lot more for a lot less.

Benghazi was just a bump in the road, no one was to blame, no coverup, what a bunch of malarkey and yet that is the party line so our talking heads  focus on Obama’s promise all, blame Republicans, do nothing oratory.

Seems our watch dog press has lost it nose for news and is reduced to doing nothing more than snapping at Republicans to earn their keep.

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easter egg roll

Holy Week is almost here and brings back memories of my life as a student at a parochial school in Wash. DC.    The area where I lived was called “Little Rome” because of all the seminarians and nuns staying in study houses and convents in the area while they attended Catholic University, and of course there was the National Shrine, dozens of Chapels, St. Anthony’s Church and the Franciscan Monastery.  Lent for the most part was daily mass with my friends and the Stations of the Cross on Friday night and confession on Saturday and no candy or ice cream except on Sunday.   Then Holy Week, mostly quiet except on Holy Thursday when we visited as many Churches and Chapels as we could, which was really a treat since each of them was overflowing with flowers and while wandering from place to place we were bombarded with Springs gift of azaleas, dogwood, forsythia, lilacs, lily of the valley, crocus, tulips, daffodils, and blossoming fruit trees.  Spring in Washington could seem like Camelot.  Easter Sunday, celebration of the Resurrection the essence of Christianity, meant a new hat, dress and shoes, the end of abstinence and fasting noted in a big Sunday Brunch followed by egg rolling on the White House Lawn,  where everyone was welcome.

However, from this distance and in my later years, I view those days not such much with nostalgia but rather as a voyeur would view an alien culture on another planet.     There was such joy and innocence in the celebration of our faith, no suspicion of priests, a little contention from time to time with our nuns, but otherwise a general respect for their choice of vocation.  We followed the Latin Mass and knew all the proper response, in Latin.   We even admitted our sins, acknowledging our own gluttony, sloth, licentiousness, lust, anger, pride, selfishness, envy and any hurt we might have caused others. We practiced abstinence, but for those that had lapses with consequences the Church provided protective homes for unwed mothers, adoption services and orphanages for neglected children.   No one denied their responsibility to honor God and our parents.     We championed virtue but loved the sinner if not the sin.  The cop on the beat was our Buddy many of them graduated from the same schools we attended.  We were not children of privilege, but we always felt privileged. Some of our parents were divorced, working mothers was the norm, mostly teachers, nurses, waitresses, and secretaries.   There were even alcoholic fathers who often struggled to hold a job, but still provided for their families as best they could. Life wasn’t idyllic but it seemed good and well worth celebrating.

I am sure there are pockets where traditional Catholic culture flourishes but it seems the country is mostly secular in their practices and have more faith in Big Government than they do in God.   Maybe I am wrong, but I don’t see many signs that I am.  Perhaps Pope Francis can bring about a revival of respect for the joyous service of God and Man through the Church, we can only hope and pray.  May you have a Happy Easter.

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It didn’t take long for the slime side of this Administration and its sycophants in Congress and the Media to drown this political campaign in its smarmy, smelly ooze.

Obama’s mandate to Catholic Bishops was a direct and masterful political manipulation. The mandate removed forever any pretense that Progressives believed this Administration had any obligation to respect freedom of religion. Pretending that President Obama had caved to the Bishops and that Insurance Companies would be responsible for the monetary obligation of this mandate did nothing to alleviate the ultimate object of the mandate, namely the destruction of religious freedoms. To now pretend that Catholic leaders started a war with Obama over women’s contraceptive practices instead of recognizing that these leaders were defending the Church’s teachings from censorship by a secular government is a classic case of the communists’ tactic of controlling the masses through misdirection.
President Obama started this war for the sole purpose of sliming Republicans with this misrepresentation of their response to this dictatorial display of power. It was their plan all along to frighten women back into their fold by feigning a concern that Republicans would snatch away contraceptive privileges. The Congressional hearing Thursday was not for the purpose of presenting men’s views on contraception as claimed by President Obama’s cohorts in Congress and within the media, rather it was a presentation of the views of religious leaders to attacks on their right to freely practice and defend their religious beliefs from a increasingly anti-religious Administration, an administration that will say and do anything to maintain power and has shown its willingness to use the Constitution as little more than a convent rag in which to wantonly wrap its excess hubris

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More and more we seem to be a very polarized nation, Ron Paul pulling us one way, Pelosi and Reid another.  President Obama complaining that our Constitution impairs his ability to dictate.  A Tea Party that demands adherence to the Constitution and a smaller Government. An Occupy Crowd that thinks they have a right to demand everything from everybody.   Catholic Clergy handing out honorary degrees to President Obama and other Catholic leaders threatening to take him to the Supreme Court for usurping their constitutional rights.

It seems to me this country is permanently divided into two camps,   those who have formed a conscience and those who are too busy examining other peoples consciences to bother forming one of their own.   Or rather a division between those who look at the Ten Commandments and consider them commandments and those who think of the commandments much the same as they think of our Constitution as nothing more than a smorgasbord of meaningless suggestions.  A chasm between citizens who strive to live with integrity and those who have embraced situation ethics, thereby proclaiming that in any given situation anything one does to advance their own interests is ethical.    It is beginning to look as though the biggest gulf in our society is not between the haves and have nots but rather it  has more to do with what Pelosi refers to as “That conscience thing”.   A permanent hostility between those who have one and those who don’t think they need one.  In other words those who cling to their guns and churches and those who don’t believe they need a conscience because they are Gods and Government is their Church.

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Univ of Chicago campus

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Seems the occupy crowd consists mainly of college educated citizens of privilege crying foul at the pile of money padding the lifestylkes  of the idle rich.  I  believe their crazy approach to solving the nation’s financial problems can be explained by their being college educated with little connection to real life among the non elite.   If they want to protest against elitist ripping off the average citizen, hey, they need look no further than their own college campuses. You want to attack real frauds, take a look at Tenured professors who are barely recognized by the student body since they hardly ever appear in a classroom, and then when they do its mostly to preach  secularist utopian concepts instead of teaching anything useful to the students.  Yet the universities charge an arm and a leg to provide the great privilege for students to catch a glance of a professor at a book signing or a CSPAN special organized by the University.   As they used to say at Notre Dame,  what is the difference between God and the Univ.  President,  Fr. Hesburgh,  God is everywhere,  Hesberg is everywhere but Notre Dame.   As with most Univ. Administrators who divide their time between TV interviews,  International Conferences and Poking their nose into the policy fights in DC.

Attacking the rich with an angry mob of know nothings may seem a great political move by our current Maoist Administration but for anyone that would like to see this Nation provide a bright future for ones children and grandchildren I recommend the following video on UTube  <a href=”http://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=JY8LKII_MNA&amp;feature=youtube_gdata_player</a>   The logic of the premise presented in the video  may not  penetrate the drug soaked brains of  those within the elitist circles of political power brokers in DC or our major east and west coast cities, but it could turn this country around if it ever did.

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President Obama may be cunning, loquacious, Harvard Graduate and an amazing community organizer, is he also intelligent? As far as I am concerned the jury is still out on that one. Actually, there are many ways of judging intelligence; it seems to me those considered brilliant by journalists wallowing around the fetid swamps Inside the Beltway couldn’t find their butt in the dark with a flashlight.

A President of the United States doesn’t need to be a self anointed intellectual elite to lead this Nation well. He does need to know who to look to for advice, and be smart enough not to call in a Brain Surgeon when what he needs is a plumber or a Rocket Scientist when he needs an electrician or a Professor when he needs an accountant. President Obama like most Progressive elites thinks all this Nation’s problems can be solved by Lawyers, Word Merchants and Social Workers. That isn’t smart, that’s dumb, and unfortunately for President Obama most Americans realize that isn’t smart.

He might think it brave, and visionary to drive this country over a cliff financially in order to bring forth his version of Utopia, but your average tea party participant doesn’t want to go along on that ride nor do most Republicans and Sarah Palin by contrast to President Obama is looking better and better every day.

If the Progressives in this Country continue to try to shove their agenda down the throats of the average American citizen we very well may have another civil war and I don’t think it’s foreordained that the Union will win. What could kick it off would be for California to demand the rest of the country including Texas to bail them out. California is the Socialist Utopian Dream and the best and the brightest are pulling up stakes and heading for anywhere but there as fast as they can pack.

Left to his own devices it is becoming more and more apparent that Obama would like the entire country to be just like California, is there no one among the dope soaked so-called intellectual elite of this Nation smart enough to realize there is poison in that Utopian Kool Aid? Everyone is so upset with the current impasse in Washington between Democrats and Republicans and most of the media seems bent on blaming it all on the Republicans. Hey, bi-partisanship is a two-way street, after eight years of Bush Bashing there is a lot of fence mending that needs to be done before any one on the right will believe there isn’t a hidden dagger up every Democrats sleeve, including President Obama’s and most Republicans tend to favor a cautious approach when it comes to accepting the siren call of that charlatan.

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