28 June 2012, St. Irenaeus of Lyons

Big News Day. See below for some SCOTUS and Colorado Fire coverage.

Let’s get to the rest:

The House votes 255-67 to hold Eric Holder in contempt. Ace writes that since 17 Dems voted for contempt, that means it’s a bipartisan move. And:“The Democrats staged a walk out. From WI and IN to the House of Representatives, when Democrats don’t get their way they walk away like spoiled little brats.”

UPDATE: Missed this earlier– Fulton Sheen declared “Venerable”. Heck to the yeah, man! Next step, Beatification!

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Initial Fast And Furious Roundup

Okay, it’s late, but I was trying to get this out before I went to bed tonight. Remember, this is the “program” that is responsible for the deaths of hundreds of innocent Mexicans, and Americans, including Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry. In a more honest world, it would have been considered an act of war, and Holder would have been on trial at least a year ago. Myself, I’d even have tossed treason charges in as well. This thing was an abomination, they knew it, and with the help of the corrupted media, they have been covering it up as much as they could.Anyway, on with the linkage, starting with some “older” stuff for some context. . .

DOJ fails to turn over documents promised to Issa’s Committee.

Holder Asks for Executive Privilege on Docs, Gets It even though Obama was against it just a few years ago.

Heritage Foundation on Executive Privilege

Ed Morrissey wonders if the EP claim will work for Obama. He doesn’t think so. I hope Ed is right.

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Soros-Funded Group Plans to Undermine Fortnight for Freedom Campaign | Women of Grace

From Women of Grace

Soros-Funded Group Plans to Undermine Fortnight for Freedom Campaign

The memo contains “talking points” on how to handle the bishops, what kind of questions to ask them to trip them up and otherwise make them look bad in the public eye.

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Reason to Homeschool the Chirrn, #4

Detroit teen given 4 vaccines without parent’s permission.

The point being, of course, that this was a violation of the rights of both the child and the parents. This is not about the value or dangers of vaccines. This is about people deciding on medical treatment for themselves. This is about the government deciding every little intimate detail about how you live your life. [You’d think the “My Body, My Choice” crowd would get that idea, but I guess it only counts when ending innocent life is concerned.]

While I do believe in the concept of “herd immunity”– I’ve also never had the flu shot. And only gotten the (repertory) flu twice in my life. Whereas, everyone I know who gets the shot, ends up with the illness. I’ve never known someone to get the shot, maybe be symptomatic for a couple of days after (as we are warned can happen), but then go on to have a perfectly healthy flu-season. Everyone ends up with a respertory bug of some nature, every season, except those of us who don’t get the shot. That tells me all I really need to know . . .

Do Not Be Taken In By False Choices!

The news today is all about an “Accomodation” the White house is proposing in the whole Birth Control Mandate Dabacle. I hope and pray no one falls for this. Here’s how it’s being described:

One source familiar with the decision described the accommodation as “Hawaii-plus,” insisting that it’s better than the Hawaii plan – for both sides.

In Hawaii the employer is responsible for referring employees to places where they can obtain the contraception; Catholic leaders call that material cooperation with evil. But what the White House will likely announce later today is that the relationshio between the religious employer and the insurance company will not need to have any component involving contraception. The insurance company will reach out on its own to the women employees. This is better for both sides, the source says, since the religious organizations do not have to deal with medical care to which they object, and women employees will not have to be dependent upon an organization hostile to that care in order to obtain it.

This announcement would not go that far. Sources say it will involve health insurance companies helping to provide the coverage, since it’s actually cheaper for these companies to offer the coverage than to not do so, because of unwanted pregnancies and resulting complications.

Rick Moran adds:

Basically, the White House is offering a sleight of hand solution, allowing Catholic organizations to deliberately turn the other way when insurance companies offer the coverage, thus “sparing” them the burden of having to offer it themselves.

Let me make something clear. There are two ways to sin– by commission and by ommission. Commision is doing something sinful. Omission is failing to even try to prevent sin when you have the ability to stop it, or failing to do something you ought to be doing. It works like this: If you murder someone, you have sinned by commission. If you see someone being murdered, and take no action to stop it, you sin by omission. The second is equally as severe a sin as the first. Got it? [My own failings on some issues condemn me, I fear, as I have not been as zealous in my duties as I should have been.]

So, what the WH is offering here, is basically this: “Instead of forcing you to sin by commission, we’re offering the option of sinning by omission instead.”

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Speaking of Contraception . . .

The Anchoress points out a surprising source for support of the Church’s teaching re: Birth Control– Business Insider, of all places!

Here’s a tasty bit:

Today’s injunctions against birth control were re-affirmed in a 1968 document by Pope Paul VI called Humanae VitaeHe warned of four results if the widespread use of contraceptives was accepted:

  1. General lowering of moral standards
  2. A rise in infidelity, and illegitimacy
  3. The reduction of women to objects used to satisfy men. 
  4. Government coercion in reproductive matters. 

Does that sound familiar? 

Because it sure sounds like what’s been happening for the past 40 years.

As is said, read the whole thing!

To be honest, I used to be a lot more laissez-faire about the issue myself. After all, if God wanted you to have a kid, it would happen– both myself and my little brother were conceived while our mother was using birth control.

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Another Interesting Story–F&F, Chicago, Mexican Drug Cartels

From Greta Van Susteren:

  • SOMETHING IS REALLY REALLY REALLY FISHY WITH THIS ! This story has everything! MEXICO, OBAMA, CALDERONE, politics, violence and 1998 QUASHED INDICTMENT? WEIRD . . .
  • Feb 7 2012 – 3:24 PM ET
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Syria Being Deliberately Wound up?

OK, first off: I’m really not sure about this. But, it’s not beyond the realm of possibility. In fact, if it is true, I wouldn’t at all be surprised. I’m just not sure that this has actually caught it. But many have fingered western agitators– disciples of Ayers and et al.– for sparking the “Arab Spring” that has worked so well (/sarc) in Egypt and other places. Same with Libya– there were a ton of foreigners sparking things off.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nveyyyBeIFc

From the poster:

Doesn’t look like any regular guerilla to me, nor your typical freedom fighter. Some have said he was ‘western looking’ but ALL Syrian nationals have been complaining about mysterious snipers randomly shooting people of all sects and religions. It is the masses themselves who’ve been demanding protection from these foreign ‘agitators’, via the Syrian Army.

I believe this video is proof of that scenario, as the original was pulled from the net entirely within hours, and then a new one was uploaded to an arabic youtube channel, with an overdub of the terms ‘Allah Uh Akbar’ over it, as if to give it Jihadist credibility, and throw us off the track of thinking we’d just seen a western intelligence agent fire a rocket launched grenade at civilians in a foreign, sovereign country.. – I believe this video depicts exactly that. Perfect destabilization.

then, in response to a commenter:

Yeah, I should have linked into the original re-upload where they have someone repeating ‘Allah uh Akbar’ in the background, which of course was NOT in the original that got pulled. I muted in this case, as Webster Tarpley always gives a good rundown of detailed geopolitics, and so I may upload the original file. They’d made it ‘private’ and half-corrupted the file too, took me all day to do this 1 min video, seriously. Someone, somewhere, hates me even more now.. Uh Oh.

. . . And yes. I also saw it coming the moment I looked at the PNAC document, and then started seeing the BBC mentioning just how ‘out of control’ the Syrian Army was. I hate the BBC so much, you can’t even begin to understand it..

Again, while I find it plausible, I’m not as sure that’s what’s seen in the vid. The man is silouetted, so his features are unclear. I’m not sure how one could peg him as specifically “Western”– Plenty of Syrians (like the Lebanese, for instance), have “Western looking” bone structures, and the “Working class men” will be found in western “working class gear” of jeans, tee-shirt, jacket, ball-cap.

What is clear, is that the man was doing a piss-poor job of sweeping the street, doing nothing but moving dirt around, if that. And he hit dirt, not even proper pavement. Not sure what he was aiming for, but aside from making a crater in dirt, I’m not sure what sort of damage he caused. Except for adding to the general ambience of chaos . . .

 

13 yr old girls implanted w/ Birth Control

Without the consent of their parents. Nice. Minor surgical procedures performed in the school, no parental notice or consent. No care for potential side effects or other health problems. No concern for the fact that boys will use this as an excuse to pressure girls into sex, knowing that they “can’t get pregnant”.

This is our future, it seems.

Madonna, Removing All Doubt

Two weeks ago, I posted a weird YouTube about Britney Spears, Madonna, and some odd mind-control theory. I was skeptical about a lot of it, but a fair amount made sense, due to my “Questionable Past.” When I heard that Madonna was doing the Super Bowl Halftime Show again this year, I thought it would be a good time to check the theory. I would watch and, wither it would fit the “Occult Ritual Pattern” in some way, or it wouldn’t. I expected to have to give some thought to it. But she couldn’t have been more blatant.

The following video gets some of it– I thinking I might do a more thorough analysis this evening, if I can.There’s a lot more here than even this person saw.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RQSwSX-kg1k