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This is something out of a movie.  Only in America.

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High Noon and the Ranchers win it.  So much for the “Common Good”.  Smirk.

This is the kind of thing that inspires.

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Militia members from Montana and Utah have already arrived at the ranch and indicate plenty more are headed that way. Operation Mutual Aid, a coalition of state militias, is planning a coordinated effort of support, according to West Mountain Rangers member Ryan Payne. “They all tell me they are in the process of mobilizing as we speak,” he said earlier this week. Payne said the county should prepare for “a band of soldiers” responding to the standoff, explaining militias are necessary to be “the barrier between the oppressed and the tyrants.” (Source)

Now you know why Americans see the right to bear arms as fundamental to protecting their freedom.    And they’re right, too.  Sometimes thugs only understand the justice that comes from looking down a barrel of a gun.  If you donna speaka da language, you donna make them capiche.

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In 1993, The Federal Bureau of Land Management created new fees on public grazing land in Clark County, Nevada. BLM officials came up with these fees to discourage ranching in order to protect an endangered tortoise. Bundy refused to pay for grazing on land that he and his family had been using for over 100 years. Now BLM officers have surrounded the ranch and are forcibly removing his cattle. In the meantime, as protests have grown, the BLM has restricted free speech to designated “zones”, and even violently confronted protesters.

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Give Barry the Boot!  Give’r.

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Notice the kids in the background and what they’re doing and who they’re not paying attention to?

Obama is so yesterday.

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  • If a Republican doesn’t like guns, he doesn’t buy one.
  • If a Democrat doesn’t like guns, he wants all guns outlawed.
  • If a Republican is a vegetarian, he doesn’t eat meat.
  • If a Democrat is a vegetarian, he wants all meat products banned for everyone.
  • If a Republican is homosexual, he quietly leads his life.
  • If a Democrat is homosexual, he demands legislated respect.
  • If a Republican is down-and-out, he thinks about how to better his situation.
  • If a Democrat is down-and-out he wonders who is going to take care of him.
  • If a Republican doesn’t like a talk show host, he switches channels.
  • A Democrat demands that those they don’t like be shut down.
  • If a Republican is a non-believer, he doesn’t go to church.
  • A Democrat non-believer wants any mention of God and religion silenced.
  • If a Republican decides he needs health care, he goes about shopping for it, or may choose a job that provides it.
  • If a Democrat decides he needs health care, he demands that the rest of us pay for his.
  • If a Republican reads this, he’ll forward it so his friends can have a good laugh.
  • A Democrat will delete it because he’s “offended”.

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Appearing with Wolf Blitzer Thursday on CNN, Michele Bachmann said she is one of the victims of Obamacare who is losing their health insurance and must try to find a new plan.

You know things are really screwed up when the politicians don’t take care of themselves.  Obamacare is a real disaster.

It also serves as a relevant reminder to the social justice clerics and lesbian religious in the Church who want to get into public policy debates, especially the bishops who pushed this thing a little too much.   They need to take responsibility as well.

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Well, I’m not one to celebrate other people’s misfortune, but what were you thinking lady?

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Uh. No you don’t.  This is Obamanation.

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According to a new Gallup poll, 81% of Americans are dissatisfied with government. We’re not talking about dissatisfaction with Obama or Congress specifically, but with government generally. This is the lowest score since Gallup started asking the question more than 40 years ago.

This is an explosive situation likely to give rise to civil unrest sooner or later.  People will only put up with crap for so long.  You never know what can happen in a country with a belligerent history and hundreds of millions of guns in households.

As much as I dislike Obama, the Republicans are also an embarrassment. Both parties are locked in infantile chicanery with such obvious partisanship and little care for compromise to advance the common good. It’s democracy at its worst.

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Things are looking up for peace in Syria. It’s amazing how quickly it’s moving. But so far it’s just talk of peace. Let’s keep praying.

Shockingly, the catalyst for peace has come from Russia, of all places. They’ve made the Americans look foolish with their war-mongering. Get a load of this quote from Russian President Vladimir Putin last week. It came in response to Obama’s speech to the American people to seek support for a military strike on Syria, in which he made reference to “American exceptionalism”. Putin said:

“I carefully studied [President Obama's] address to the nation on Tuesday. And I would rather disagree with a case he made on American exceptionalism, stating that the United States’ policy is ‘what makes America different. It’s what makes us exceptional.’  It is extremely dangerous to encourage people to see themselves as exceptional, whatever the motivation. There are big countries and small countries, rich and poor, those with long democratic traditions and those still finding their way to democracy. Their policies differ, too. We are all different, but when we ask for the Lord’s blessings, we must not forget that God created us equal. (Source)

When was the last time a Russian President spoke like this?

America has indeed demonstrated exceptionalism during its history. No doubt about it. But America is becoming less and less exceptional as time goes by. It used to stand out as a beacon of freedom and faith. But it’s losing its moral compass and don’t have many clear stands anymore, except perhaps its own self-interests, which is nothing exceptional since every other nation does as much.

I am still very fond of America and I admire it in many ways. But it’s losing its edge and the world is noticing. I think Americans are noticing too, as the country is mired in an economic quagmire, unemployment, unbearable debts, sexual addiction, street violence, corrupt politicians that can’t get anything accomplished, and a President whose policies have probably done more to undermine American exceptionalism than any other. The average American often seems too busy with consumerism to worry about doing the right thing.

American exceptionalism was a title rightly earned by previous generations. The current generation is squandering that inheritance while trying to cling to that title as if it were a birthright. Sorry, but it doesn’t work that way.

 

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The latest poll shows that only 36% of Republicans and 34% of Independents support a strike on Syria, while the percentage among Democrats has risen to 55%.

This debunks another media myth that Republicans are always the ones that want war.

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We told you about Fr. Frank Pavone’s powerful open letter to Nancy Pelosi last week. It turn out that Pelosi just laughed it off.

Welcome to the Catholic Church of the 21st century, where the child-killers get a free pass from their bishops and can continue masquerading as “Catholics in good standing”, brushing off the efforts of faithful priests to fill the episcopal void.

Pray for the clergy.

Happy Fourth of July.

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You’ve probably heard that the US House of Representatives passed a bill to ban abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy. The interesting thing about this bill is that babies reaching 20 weeks are pretty much viable if delivered. This means that those difficult cases where the woman’s life is in danger don’t apply. After 20 weeks, you can just deliver the baby and save the mother at the same time. So that argument becomes moot.

Yet, pro-aborts are vociferously opposed to this bill. Let’s rephrase that to make sure we understand the implications. Say we have a woman at 23 weeks pregnancy. The pro-aborts would rather that this woman go to a clinic and have the baby killed instead of going to a clinic and have the baby delivered and given for adoption. How extreme and ideological can you be?

The scary thing is that President Obama is part of this extreme group. He has threatened to veto this bill if it ever reaches his desk. Here’s what Fr. Frank Pavone of Priest for Life had to say about Obama: Read the rest of this entry »

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A great witness by retired Baltimore Ravens center Matt Birk, who won the Superbowl a few months ago:

“I have great respect for the office of the presidency but about five or six weeks ago, our president made a comment in a speech and he said, ‘God bless Planned Parenthood,’” Birk, a former Minnesota Viking, told a local Minnesota sports blog . “I’m very confused by [Obama's] statement,” he explained. “For God to bless a place where they’re ending 330,000 lives a year? I just chose not to attend.”

Birk said he’s a pro-life Roman Catholic. “Planned Parenthood performs about 330,000 abortions a year,” he said. “I couldn’t endorse that in any way.” (Source)

God bless Matt Birk.

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Here.

It’s all part of the Obama master plan:

  • First, unleash the IRS hounds on your political opponents.
  • Then, abuse your power by strip-searching the media.
  • Send to FBI to investigate pro-life groups as if they were terrorists.
  • Turn the army from a fighting machine into a sensitivity-training camp.

You see the pattern? This President is so oppressive. Americans should wake up fast. It’s not as though he deserves to be in power because he’s doing an awesome job on the economy, either.

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It’s funny how the Democrats are acting all outraged at the IRS scandal. As Karl Rove points out, many of them actually wrote letters to the IRS a few years ago precisely to ask them to investigate conservative groups. This includes Senator Dick Durbin, Senator Max Baucus, Representative Peter Welch and Senator Chuck Schumer, to name a few.

The IRS was just doing as they were asked by their Democrat masters.

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There’s a narrative going around Washington that the IRS scandal could have been prevented through proper safeguards. This is nonsense. There’s already a gazillion oversight groups:

The agency at the center of Washington’s latest political storm hardly lacked for institutional safeguards. The 1998 restructuring — the first such changes in nearly half a century — created a nine-member IRS Oversight Board designed “to oversee the IRS in its administration, management, conduct, direction, and supervision” of the tax laws.

By 2010, when the IRS began struggling to process applications from groups seeking tax-exempt status, the support apparatus had expanded to include an IRS Advisory Council, the office of the National Taxpayer Advocate, the inspector general and several subject-specific advisory committees, including one for tax-exempt entities. Read the rest of this entry »

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