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A Study in Contrasts

The number of Trump haters is rising evermore but the current canpaign purporting to say that Trump is guilty of colluding with the Russians is a Study in Contrasts. Remember that it was Obama himself who attempted to tell Putin in private that he “could be more flexible after the election” in 2016. This, Obama thought, would be in secret but the good ol’ boom microphone caught the exchange. Why isn’t Mueller concentrating on these words of the former “neighborhood organizer?” Maybe because he’s on the Obama train sez me. read more

If You Were A Protestant, What Would You Do?

If you were a Protestant in a sincere search for the Truth and you heard about the all the sex abuse cases in the Roman Catholic Church of today, what would you do? Seriously, what would you do? I daresay you would avoid the Catholic Church like the plague. So, this is the problem facing Jorge Bergoglio as he attempts to govern the Church in the 21st century? Will he continue to attempt to cover-up the abuses by blaming the victims and impugning their integrity or, will he act to remove this cancer in the priesthood and restore Tradition to its rightful place in the Church? read more

R.I.P. Deputy Micah Flick

Colorado Springs and the entire state of Colorado is mourning this day as the stench continues – the stench of death caused by the evil forces of the satanic agents out to destroy all that we hold dear. The deputy was killed on the 11th anniversary of his service to the community with the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office. He left a wife and two twins. We respectfully ask for your prayers for the repose of his soul and consolation to his family. (One of our sons started his career with the Sheriff’s Office and is no longer part of the sworn force of the Fountain CO Police Dept but is now in an administrative position with that organization having reached the age of 50.) This is an update of my earlier post, same subject. read more

PUT IT TO REST, DONALD

How to quiet all this nonsense? Simply say: “As President, with the authority given to me as Commander in Chief I hereby direct that all Memos, including drafts and those of the minority party, be submitted to me post-haste and I will decide if anything can be released to the Public domain.”

Who Won?

Did Schumer win? Did McConnell win? Look, this wasn’t about individuals, it was about the people, including those brave souls who defend us on foreign lands, at our borders and on our streets. The people rose up and demanded action from the Senate – to end the Shutdown else those in charge would soon enough be without paychecks themselves by being voted out of office. And make no mistake about it, they want the budget issues resolved for the rest of the fiscal year by Feb 8th IF NOT SOONER! And they were disgusted at those pompous idiots prancing about the halls of Congress claiming victory. No, the clock is ticking, my friends, and Congress had better get to the task of funding the government with OUR TAX DOLLARS NOT THEIRS! read more

Here’s the Deal. Folks

The democrats in the Senate led by Shutdown Schumer are getting paid while our military men and women, border patrol and thousands of civil servants are having their pay withheld. Tell me that is not Schumer’s fault. His lieutenants even objected to a poster of him being responsible for the Shutdown being shown in the Senate while a similar poster of Trump has been visible for days. Tell me they’re not responsible for the Shutdown. Our Lady of Guadalupe, Patroness of the Americas, save us. read more

The Alinsky-ites Rule the Day

Voting for a government shutdown so that members of the Military and Border Patrol won’t get paid, but they will, is right out of the Alinsky playbook, to wit: ” 13. “Pick the target, freeze it, personalize it, and polarize it. Cut off the support network and isolate the target from sympathy. Go after people and not institutions; people hurt faster than institutions.” People, you know, like the military, the border patrol, and even the government employees who arrange for them to get their paychecks. This is Schumer-insky, Durban-insky, Booker-insky, Feinstein-insky and all the rest of them which you can see at: www.nytimes.com/interactive/2018/01/19/us/politics/live-senate-vote-government-shutdown.html read more

THE “FALLOUT” CONTINUES”

Major media outlets are in a tizzy saying: “the FCC will investigate the false missile warning with a view to ensuring it never happens again.” Oh great, sez me, that means with our missile defense system that is less than 100% effective only a few of us will be fried to a crisp or, made to glow in the dark before succumbing to the effects of nuclear radiation or, the ability to use our electrical devices (because of the electromagnetic pulse) so we can give our last will and testament. Yet, we are also told that in the future we’ll have weapons that will instantly vaporize not only incoming missiles but the creeps that send them our way. read more

False Missile Warning

According to FoxNews there was a false missile warning put out by the State of HI today and I want everyone to know how these matters are handled. For many years in the underground facility known as the North American Aerospace Defense Command Operations Center I worked as an Attack Warning Officer in a crew responsible for putting out an Attack Warning Message to over 2,400 state and local warning points if the Commander in Chief, NORAD, declared an Air Defense Emergency. There is a vast network of radars snd satellites involved in making such a decision with the National Command Authority so one state would not be making such a decision by itself. The state and local warning points would pass the Attack Warning Message put out by us on the dedicated voice network knowns as NAWAS. An interesting fact is that the Federal Emergency Management Agency moved the Attack Warning Crews out of the NORAD facility to their own facility in Virginia in 1994. That was just before I retired in 1995. The mission, however, remains the same as far as I know. read more

Putting the Matter to Rest: NO BLEEPERY HERE

Putting the Matter to Rest [NO BLEEPERY HERE]*

*Comments by AQ moderator Tom in brackets ([]).

Do we have a Pope? [YES] Is Jorge Bergoglio who took the name Francis the real Pope? [YES] and Benedict XVI a retired or resigned Pope? [YES] Has there ever been in the history of the Church such a thing as a “pope emeritus” who wears papal garb and says he has not given up the papacy completely? [NO] Is Francis a good pope? [NO] Is he, Francis, the Vicar of Christ? [YES]

Let’s deal with these questions one at a time. First, it seems we have a pope and there can be little doubt about that with the College of Cardinals having elected him. [YES] Is Benedict XVI retired, resigned? [YES] or still in some way still partially in charge? [NO] Apparently so [NO], he still wears papal garb and stays within the confines of the Vatican. [YES, although the last Pope to resign voluntarily (St. Celestine V in 1294) did not continue to wear papal garb or stay in the Vatican but was imprisoned by his successor Boniface VIII, who nullified all his acts except the papal right to abdicate; Clement V canonized Celestine in 1313] Yet there are seemingly others more highly qualified than I who think not [YES] and I don’t know of the term “pope emeritus” ever having been used before in the entire history of the Church [YES]. Finally, is he, Francis, the Vicar of Christ? [YES] Aha, here is the 64,000 dollar question and I would have to say: No, not unless he starts acting like it [That sounds like the heresy of Donatism that the effectiveness of minstry and the validity of prayers, sacraments, and other acts (if legal or moral) of the clergy, (presumably including popes) depend on their moral character] read more

Trump-Haters Are At It Again

Uproar over Trump’s use of the term s___hole countries continues unabated among the ranks of those out to destroy his presidency. When one considers, however, who it is that is doing the complaining the only conclusion is HYPOCRISY.

Consider that cruel dictators have been at the helm of some of these countries for years and the people themselves have suffered immensely. And, the leaders of the US have tolerated such behavior by the tyrants and, even yes, encouraged it in the name of fighting communism. Consider also that there is no real political structure or means of governing in these countries except favoritism or cronyism. So, it is my belief that Trump was referring to this situation as contributing in no small measure to the immigration problem which the democrats in Congress, many of whom call themselves Catholic, refuse to take seriously. read more

Tonto, We’re in Big Trouble!

What you mean “we,” kemosabe? This is an old joke taken from the lines of the Lone Ranger, a TV show popular in the 50s. But, it has application to the circumstances in which the Church, especially the papacy, finds itself today. The papacy is in disarray and the cardinals offer no help whatsoever.

It took a long time to get to this point, where sinful acts are written off as matters of individual conscience and diocesan help squads are nowhere to be found. Indeed, bishops are openly disagreeing among themselves and priests are left to wonder what is going on. Many Catholics have resorted to finding a Church which follows Tradition and the authentic Magisterium of over 2,000 years. read more

HAPPY NEW YEAR???

Well, besides the fact that January 1 is more than the beginning of a new year in the secular calendar – Sunday within the Octave of Christmas, Feast of the Circumcision of Jesus, Solemnity of Mary. the Mother of God, I can indeed wish all of you a Happy New Year in recognition of these Feasts. But this post deals with the question of whether we can celebrate a new year in this the day of the “Novus Ordo” which, of course, means “New Order” – the consequences of which, unhappily, are with us to this day. However, we can celebrate the Feast of the Holy Name of Jesus in the liturgical calendar. read more

PLEDGE OF CONFIDENTIALITY IS BS, PURE HORSE-HOCKEY!

I heard Louie Gomert, Congressman from TX this morning say that he could not reveal what McCabe said to the Congressional Committee. under oath and behind closed doors, because he, Gomert, could not break the “pledge of confidentiality” given to the Committee – also known as good old boys network. This is BS, folks, and here’s why: I took an oath to defend the Constitution, as presumably did all the principals involved in this travesty, to support and defend the Constitution against ALL enemies foreign AND DOMESTIC and it is clear to me that the good old boys network contains enemies of the Constitution – including members of the investigating committees. Comey, McCabe, Mueller, Flynn, and all the rest of them who hide behind the cloak of confidentiality and refuse to tell the American people what has happened, is happening and no doubt will continue to happen as long as they continue in power. It is time for all those who took the oath honestly to throw down this so-called “pledge of confidentiality” and defend the Constitution, not those who form the good old boys network. And pray for those who do not lie, obscure or obstruct the truth in the governance of our nation. Our Lady of Guadalupe, please help us. read more

A CONTEST – DEFINE YOUR “MERRY CHRISTMAS”

With so much incredible nonsense being perpetrated in both the Church and the World during what should be a holy and happy time, it occurred to me to start this contest. It’s designed to give voice to the many devoted hearts out there so they could in their own words describe what a “MERRY CHRISTMAS” means to them with emphasis on the MERRY part since we all know it’s Christ’s birthday. There’s only one rule and that is it must be your own words not those of some erudite Christian philosopher of times past or present. Good luck and good writing. read more