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The Day Santa Wept; Sandy Hook Elementary School Shootings

On the morning of December 14, 2012 Adam Lanza, woke up and killed his mother with one of the five guns she legally owned.

After killing his mother,the troubled 20-year-old (described as a loner, a gamer with a personality disorder) took his mother’s car and drove to Sandy Hook Elementary School.

Shortly after 9:30 am he broke into the school, taking a Glock and a Sig Sauer, both semi-automatic hand guns, along with a .223 Bushmaster, described as a military-style assault weapon with him.

Less than five minutes had passed from the time the first shots rang out until nothing but eerie, stunned unfathomable silence remained. Twenty first grade students and six staff members were dead, shot multiple times.

Less than five minutes had lapsed from the moment of the first 911 call until the responders arrived. Lanza, dressed in military garb, had taken his own life along with twenty-six innocents.

Pray for Peace

Pray to whomever you kneel down to: Jesus nailed to his wooden or plastic cross, his suffering face bent to kiss you, Buddha still under the bo tree in scorching heat, Adonai, Allah. Raise your arms to Mary that she may lay her palm on our brows, to Shekhina, Queen of Heaven and Earth, to Inanna in her stripped descent.

Then pray to the bus driver who takes you to work. On the bus, pray for everyone riding that bus, for everyone riding buses all over the world. Drop some silver and pray.

Waiting in line for the movies, for the ATM, for your latte and croissant, offer your plea. Make your eating and drinking a supplication. Make your slicing of carrots a holy act, each translucent layer of the onion, a deeper prayer.

To Hawk or Wolf, or the Great Whale, pray. Bow down to terriers and shepherds and Siamese cats. Fields of artichokes and elegant strawberries. Make the brushing of your hair a prayer, every strand its own voice, singing in the choir on your head. As you wash your face, the water slipping through your fingers, a prayer: Water, softest thing on earth, gentleness that wears away rock.

Making love, of course, is already prayer. Skin, and open mouths worshipping that skin, the fragile cases we are poured into. If you’re hungry, pray. If you’re tired. Pray to Gandhi and Dorothy Day. Shakespeare. Sappho. Sojourner Truth.

When you walk to your car, to the mailbox, to the video store, let each step be a prayer that we all keep our legs, that we do not blow off anyone else’s legs. Or crush their skulls. And if you are riding on a bicycle or a skateboard, in a wheelchair, each revolution of the wheels a prayer as the earth revolves: less harm, less harm, less harm.

And as you work, typing with a new manicure, a tiny palm tree painted on one pearlescent nail or delivering soda or drawing good blood into rubber-capped vials, writing on a blackboard with yellow chalk, twirling pizzas–

With each breath in, take in the faith of those who have believed when belief seemed foolish, who persevered. With each breath out, cherish. Pull weeds for peace, turn over in your sleep for peace, feed the birds, each shiny seed that spills onto the earth, another second of peace. Wash your dishes, call your mother, drink wine.

Shovel leaves or snow or trash from your sidewalk. Make a path. Fold a photo of a dead child around your VISA card. Scoop your holy water from the gutter. Gnaw your crust. Mumble along like a crazy person, stumbling your prayer through the streets.

*** by Ellen Bass

 

Cain forgot to read his I’m black & I’m oppressed card

Why do black liberals and “Progressives” fear and hate Herman Cain?

You tell me! MSNBC, CNN, the LSM are spending hours of programming time tearing Herman Cain down. Their loathing of this man is palpable. The only thing missing as they “report” on Cain is spittle as they say his name.

Guess Cain didn’t read his black card.

 

Joe McGinniss’ Sarah Palin Book Shows What a Sick Dude He Is!

Even some liberals say the McGinniss Sarah Palin book scrapes the bottom of the barrel of indecency by showcasing undocumented allegations from weak anonymous sources. Lloyd Marcus

Remember years ago we used to hear a lot about penis envy? It was a pseudo clever term used to describe women who supposedly behaved in a rude, obnoxious manner because of their jealousy, having been deprived a penis when they were born.

Today we need to scratch penis envy and make it Palin Envy. Make no mistake part of the reason the Obama butt kissing Progressives hate Palin is because she is everything they aren’t. These are angry, jealous, small minded people that are obsessed with her; ergo the Palin Envy.

Why the "Progressives" hate Sarah Palin

She’s happy. has a life filled with children, a  husband and life partner that is equal parts testosterone and loving family man. She is accomplished, loves her God, and her country.

In their poor,  pathetic, empty little lives they run around preening themselves in hypocrisy, telling themselves how superior they are to middle America and all those who believe in American exceptionalism, God, the Constitution, and crave FREEDOM from the government’s interference in our lives.

Almost always these sufferers of Palin Envy have sour looks on their faces as they complain about Palin’s “short comings” and anything that doesn’t fit their narrative of socialist America.

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All of which brings us to the sicko Joe McGinniss and his book, “The Rogue: Searching for the Real Sarah Palin.” Let’s start by saying that this book is so vile, so scurrilous and turgid with rumors that even the New York Times, Bill Maher, and Keith Olbermann are defending Palin (check and see if hell just froze over) and are on the record saying McGinniss has crossed a line! Looks to me like ole Joe is clearly suffering from Palin Envy.

What did Todd Palin think of McGinniss’ slanderous book?

“This is a man who has been relentlessly stalking my family to the point of moving in right next door to us to harass us and spy on us to satisfy his creepy obsession with my wife,”

If you are looking for something insightful and new about Sarah Palin, forget it. You won’t find anything in it McGinniss book except caustic rumors designed to hurt the Palins.

Here’s a book with pages that can best be used to line canary cages. McGinniss is yet another D-Lister like  Kathy Griffin, Tina Fey, and Katie Couric who have linked themselves to Sarah Palin and her family as a way to prolong their mediocre careers! They are all pathetic with needy, second rate minds.

Watch this disgusting hit piece run on The Today Show masquerading as “news” and ask yourself why did they even bother?

Al Gore’s Inconvenient Truth, He’s a Jerk!

One day climate change skeptics will be seen in the same negative light as racists, or so says former Vice President Al Gore, flame thrower and global warming terrorist.

I can’t believe I once voted for this guy, defended him on occasion when I thought the MSM had unfairly characterized some of his comments about his having invented the Internet. You’ll have to forgive me, this was at a time when I thought the MSM actually reported the news!

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The truth is when Gore lost to Bush 43, regardless of the debacle in Florida, Gore couldn’t carry his own state, Tennessee. Seems to me the voters in Tennessee were ahead of the curve on this one!

Think about that for a moment.  Can you imagine Reagan winning the White House without California, or Bush without Texas, or Carter winning without Georgia? Of course not!

I know I’m not the only one who thinks Gore is a little creepy. Remember that kkkkissss he laid on Tipper the night he won the Democratic nomination for Prez? Geez, getta room will ya!

CNN’s Jack Cafferty, a man I almost never agree with, once called Gore a pompous ass.

This last time around when he started calling “global warming deniers” racists was just too much for me!

The truth is global warming is scripted terrorism, an excuse for Gore and his Progressive pals in the MSM,  in Congress and the White House to push forward their phony green agenda.

Now should anyone think this writer must be one of those “Conservative naysayers” who have never seen an environmental problem any time or anywhere, you can pack it up Bub!

I am a practical environmentalist who writes, Say No to Plastics, and who puts her money where her mouth is. Does the world have serious environmental problems? Yes, but global warming isn’t one of them.

The lack of fresh clean water is a very serious problem, one that will be a cause of water wars in the future as is our insane use of single use and convenience plastics.

There is so much plastic in our oceans and streams that will not biodegrade in the form of plastic bags, bottles, and other trash that it kills hundreds of thousands of birds, fish, and mammals yearly. Plastic trash has started to seep into the food chain as entire species are being decimated thoughtlessly. Our plastic trash is helping to destroy some of the world’s ocean ecosystems!

All of which leads us back to Al Gore and his latest hysterical rant on global warming. For those who missed Gore’s offensive conflation of global warming deniers with racists, here it is.

 

Well, excuse me for not getting all hot ‘n bothered about Allen West’s comments on Debbie Wasserman-Schultz

Congressman Allen West is right about Debbie Wasserman-Schultz. She is despicable, a flame thrower. She lies so often and so easily that Michelle Malkin opined that she’s Alan Grayson in heels and Grayson was as big an ass as they come!

Forgive me for not jumping to her defense in the dust up between her and West , but alas, I cannot. It is worth noting how whining cowardly Bill Maher hateful, bitter, misogynist of all Conservative women in politics (particularly Sarah Palin and Michelle Bachman) gets a pass and West gets jumped on for calling Wasserman-Schultz unprofessional (she is), and a coward (right again!).

Bill Maher whining sexist and misogynist of Conservative women with power.

In my humble opinion when one woman is unfairly attacked all women are hurt.  Unless and until, NOW and women everywhere, REGARDLESS OF POLITICAL AFFILIATION start calling out the hate speech of liberal/progressive lefties Ms. Wasserman-Schultz can stand in the quagmire of her own making!

Hate speech, is hate speech whether is comes from the right or the left. It shouldn’t be tolerated PERIOD!  If Democratic women cannot defend conservative/Republican women when cruelly attacked they shouldn’t expect sympathy from me.

 

So, Ms. Wasserman-Schultz, as Steve Martin used to say, “Well, excuse me!”

 

Mark Halperin calls Obama a dick on Morning Joe; at last the truth from the MSNBC

It’s finally happened. Insanity is running amuck (OK, maybe not that bad) through the ranks of the liberal Obama apologists on cable.

First it started Jon Stewart’s over wrought reactions to the criticism he has been hit with over the Herman Cain “comedy bit” he did a few days ago. Stewart has been justifiability criticized.

This morning, however, Morning Joe and Mark Halperin pulled a real doozy. In fact, if they ever give awards for this kind of on air slip-up maybe it should be called the Bone Headed Dumb as a Rock Award. Huff Po is reporting that Mark Halperin has been suspended by MSNBC stating:

Mark Halperin has been suspended indefinitely by MSNBC for calling President Obama a “dick” live on air.

The suspension came just hours after Halperin, a top editor for Time and a regular on “Morning Joe,” profusely apologized for the remark, which came during Thursday’s “Morning Joe” broadcast.

Halperin is a Time Magazine Editor-At-Large and frequent Morning Joe guest. Yes, yes, yes of course he apologized, as did Scarborough, Mika, and everyone else except the janitorial staff of MSNBC. Here’s the really funny thing. On more than one occasion I have wondered how these progressive/liberal “journalists” at MSNBC don’t gag on their words about this country’s first pResident.

Guess what we saw and heard this morning is the first truthful statement to come from MSNBC in a very long time, even if it was accidental. Obama is a phony and a smart-ass jerk…oh, ya and a real dick; and we’ve got it on tape!  Sweet!

 

THE DAILY SHOW EXPLAINS HUCK FINN & THE N-WORD

I really hate the PC gibberish we hear on cable & in the MSM every day.

It drives me crazy to hear an adult substitute non-words for real words. It’s isn’t the B-word. The word is bitch! We already know what the N-word is so I don’t have to go any further.

Politically correct speech has brought us conversations that are peppered with hyphenated words masquerading as speech. I’ve written about this before here.

Lost in all the Palin blood libel by MSNBC, CNN, and the MSM this week was the story about a publisher that has decided to take the word nigger out of the Mark Twain classic Huckleberry Finn.

Jon Steward tackled this a few days ago. When the Daily Show is spot on it is hard to beat.

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P.S. HAS ANYONE NOTICED THERE HASN’T BEEN ANY LIBERAL OUTRAGE?

WHAT, HUCKLEBERRY TURTLE AND NIGGER RABBIT HAVE BEEN LEFT TO STAND? NO CALLS FOR STEWART TO LOSE HIS JOB?

Media Matters is no where to be seen. Katie Couric is AWOL and Chris Matthews MUST be too busy finding new ways to insert Sarah Palin’s name into another one of his broadcasts.

THE TYRANNY OF PC SPEECH…ISLAMIC TERRORISM VS THE TRUTH

In 1786, Jefferson, then the American ambassador to France, and Adams, then the American ambassador to Britain, met in London with Sidi Haji Abdul Rahman Adja, the “Dey of Algiers” ambassador to Britain. The Americans wanted to negotiate a peace treaty based on Congress’ vote to appease.

During the meeting Jefferson and Adams asked the Dey’s ambassador why Muslims held so much hostility towards America, a nation with which they had no previous contacts.

In a later meeting with the American Congress, the two future presidents reported that Ambassador Sidi Haji Abdul Rahman Adja had answered that Islam “was founded on the Laws of their Prophet, that it was written in their Quran, that all nations who should not have acknowledged their authority were sinners, that it was their right and duty to make war upon them wherever they could be found, and to make slaves of all they could take as Prisoners, and that every Musselman (Muslim) who should be slain in Battle was sure to go to Paradise.”

from What Thomas Jefferson learned from the Muslim book of jihad

Political correctness has simply gone too far. Nina Totenberg recently apologized during a TV show for using the word Christmas.

Whoopie Goldberg and the acid tongued Joy Behar walked off The View because of comments made by Bill O’Reilly about Muslims and 9/11.

Katie Couric is convinced that Islamic bigotry is so pervasive in this country that she has gone on record suggesting a Muslim ‘Crosby Show’ as a way of fighting this “seething hatred.” Ah yes, Katie, that should do it.

I’ve got another suggestion, far out I know … almost radical. How ’bout we start telling the truth about Islamic terrorists and Jihad, and the world wide Islamic assault we are under.

First Katie, you might want to take a look at this slide show on training Islamic Jihad Kids. Or possibly you might visit a site called Islam Religion of Peace where they keep a body count of all the worldwide Islamic terrorists attacks on a DAILY basis.

You might also want to talk to the family of the 9 year old Catholic girl that was recently raped by a Muslim or possibly you’d like to take a look at what happens in countries when the Muslim population exceeds 1 or 2% . Possibly you’d like to explore the numerous stories that are detailing how Christians are fleeing the Middle East fearful of displaying a cross even in Bethlehem during the Christmas season. You could even head over to France and talk to French Archbishop whose church keeps getting vandalized by Muslim youth. These are but a few of hundreds of stories the media outside the US are reporting!

Now Katie, I know these stories don’t fit your narrative about peace loving Muslims but never the less they are true and easily found. The truth is if this country were faced with a majority of Muslims your sweet life as a non-believer would be over.

Is every Muslim to be feared or hated? Certainly not! Many Muslims are truly peace loving; however until the voices of moderate peace loving Muslims drown out and destroy the malignancy of Islamic Terror, realism is a necessary prerogative for keeping this country free.

BTW, you might ponder the words of these other world leaders concerning Islam. These quotes are from The Winds of Jihad.

John Quincy Adams who wrote in 1829

“The precept of the Koran is, perpetual war against all who deny, that Mahomet is the prophet of God. The vanquished may purchase their lives, by the payment of tribute; the victorious may be appeased by a false and delusive promise of peace; and the faithful follower of the prophet, may submit to the imperious necessities of defeat: but the command to propagate the Moslem creed by the sword is always obligatory, when it can be made effective. The commands of the prophet may be performed alike, by fraud, or by force.”

John Wesley (1703-91) who wrote

“Ever since the religion of Islam appeared in the world, the espousers of it have been as wolves and tigers to all other nations, rending and tearing all that fell into their merciless paws, and grinding them with their iron teeth; that numberless cities are raised from the foundation, and only their name remaining; that many countries, which were once as the garden of God, are now a desolate wilderness; and that so many once numerous and powerful nations are vanished from the earth! Such was, and is at this day, the rage, the fury, the revenge, of these destroyers of human kind.”

Hilaire Belloc who wrote in 1938

“Will not perhaps the temporal power of Islam return and with it the menace of an armed Mohammedan world, which will shake off the domination of Europeans still nominally Christian and reappear as the prime enemy of our civilization? The future always comes as a surprise, but political wisdom consists in attempting at least some partial judgment of what that surprise may be. And for my part I cannot but believe that a main unexpected thing of the future is the return of Islam.”

Bishop Fulton J Sheen who wrote in 1950

“Today the hatred of the Muslim countries against the West is becoming hatred against Christianity itself. Although the statesmen have not yet taken it into account, there is still grave danger that the temporal power of Islam may return and, with it, the menace that it may shake off a West which has ceased to be Christian, and affirm itself as a great anti-Christian world Power.”

The Patriarch Cyrus of Alexandria said while negotiating the surrender of Alexandria to the Muslims in 640 AD, “I am afraid that God has sent these men to lay waste the world.”

ISLAMIC VIOLENCE TRIGGERS CONVERSIONS TO CHRISTIANITY IN RUSSIA & AROUND THE WORLD

While NPR’s PC extremist Nina Totenberg, is apologizing for uttering the word Christmas on the air, thousands of Muslims around the world are converting to Christianity. And why shouldn’t they?

Given a choice, Christianity offers a forgiving God and redemption for our sins while the Muslim religion does not. Is it really necessary for me to point out that there aren’t a lot of Christian extremists flying planes into buildings killing thousands of innocent persons in the Mid-east or other places around the world?

So when do we stop pretending that Islam is just another religion?

The following statistics are from site The Religion of Peace.


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Picture of the Week

So far this Christmas, Religion of Peace devotees have bombed a
church in the Philippines, blown up 45 flood refugees waiting in line
for Western food aid, plotted to bomb a Christmas tree lighting in
Oregon
and a recruitment center in Maryland, massacred 86 innocents
in attacks on Nigerian churches, planned to poison American food
buffets
and implant bombs in human bodies, plotted the slaughter
of civilians in Holland, London and a newspaper office in
Denmark
… and even set off the first suicide blast in Sweden,
which was intended for Christmas shoppers.

In Russia

One of the reasons given for the large number of converts in Russia is the violence of Islamic extremists. According to Roman Silantyev, a Russian sociologist, Islamic expert, and former executive secretary of the Interreligious Council of Russia, 2 million ethnic Muslims have chosen to be baptised in Russia while only 250,000 Russians converted to Islam.

These large numbers of conversions have been reported by media around the world as far back as 2005. The notable exception remains the MSM media in the U.S. where the choice remains ignoring this significant happening.

“Christianization happens not so much as a result of some purposeful missionary activity (in which only Protestants are engaged) as under the influence of Russian culture which has express Christian roots, Silantyev said in a interview published this week by the Itogi weekly.

According Silantyev, the converts are predominantly Muslims by birth, while those who really confess Islamic values and attend mosque on a regular basis rarely change their faith.

The assimilation of ethnic and religious minorities is an inevitable process in any society. In Russia it is accelerated due to extremist activities, the Islamic researcher believes.

For instance, he says, as a result of what happened in Beslan, the proportion of Muslims in North Ossetia has decreased at least by 30%, while in Beslan itself, where Muslims had comprised from 30 to 40% of the population, their number has decreased at least by half.

As even Muslim sources confirm, after each terrorist action, thousands and may be even dozens of thousands of ethnic Muslims adopt baptism, Silantyev stated.”

In Algeria

Muslims are coming to Christ in ever greater numbers thanks to TV’s ability to bring more than one “voice” to Algerians.

In Africa

The numbers are staggering according to this interview with Shiekh Ahmed on Al Jazeerah. Every hour 667 Muslims convert to Christianity … every day 16.000 Muslims convert … every year 6 million African Muslims convert.

Abortion Doc Admits Being a Baby Killer

Abortion is the ultimate act of selfishness, particularly in a civilized society where there are so many other choices open to women besides purposefully snuffing out the life of an unborn. The truth is, many women never “get over it” and regret their decision to take (what seemed at the time) to be the easy way out.

Some are haunted by voices of their unborn. Some are so self-absorbed that they never consider the hideous nature of their decision to choose lifestyle over life… to rid themselves of this “sudden inconvenience” like an old pair of shoes.

Abortion is an emotionally charged topic that I have written about here and elsewhere.

My position about abortion has changed over the years, partly because of our ability to keep a fetus alive outside the womb as early as 22-24 weeks!

Now watch this Doctor’s admissions and ask yourself why we continue down this path? (H/T Mitchell Langbert’s Blog)

Let’s face it we all know someone who has had an abortion whether it’s someone in our immediate family, someone in our group of friends or associates,or someone that is as casual acquaintance.

My college room mate had an abortion. I remember the trauma surrounding her decision just before abortion became legal. I have one friend whose husband demanded she abort their child. She did and she never forgave him or herself. They divorced three years later.

Yet another friend years older than myself was very vocal about having gone through the late in life birth of a Down Syndrome baby… she wasn’t bitter. She was saddened by the multitude of hardships this 5th child placed on the rest of her family. She was also very upfront stating that if she had had a choice she would have had an abortion.

Aborting (what amounts to) a few cells that would fit in a petri dish in the first week or two of a pregnancy is one thing. It is something all together different when we are talking about a late term abortion of a fully formed fetus capable of living outside the womb. How is this not murder?

Let’s look at what we’re talking about before we toss “it” out without a second thought.

So where am I on this issue?

Abortion should be safe and legal, but RARE, but NEVER in the third trimester except in the most extreme circumstances. Instances of rape and incest make this a very difficult choice for the woman or girl involved. As a Catholic, it is difficult for me to condemn a new life because of the sins of a man of no conscious.

With all of that said, sadly it has become all too easy for women to abort their children because it interferes with their life style choices as the stats below demonstrate.

On average, women give at least three reasons for choosing abortion: three-fourths say that having a baby would interfere with work, school, or other responsibilities; about two-thirds say they cannot afford a child; and half say they do not want to be a single parent or are having problems with their husband or partner.

For more statistics read here