Threats to freedom of speech, writing and action, though often trivial in isolation, are cumulative in their effect and, unless checked, lead to a general disrespect for the rights of the citizen. -George Orwell

Wednesday, July 27, 2016


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One of Ted Cruz's media lapdogs, Erick Erickson, felt the need to gush over Bill Clinton's speech at the Democrat National Convention on Tuesday night. Why? Nobody really knows. Certainly it's a strange thing to do for someone who apparently considers himself the conscience of the conservative movement. Even MSNBC's Rachel Maddow described the speech as "controversial...shocking and rude."

It's no secret that Bill Clinton has been a very successful politician. But why make the effort of writing such a glowing review for a Democrat - any Democrat - on your conservative site? I'm thinking that if Trump were to compliment Slick Willy's failed attempt at humanizing the Hildabeast Erickson would then condemn it as the worst speech of all time. Suddenly Bill Clinton is admirable?

But, whatever. Squee!
The party of family values has just nominated a man on his third wife with numerous affairs and they are pitting him against a woman whose husband routinely cheated on her, but they kept their marriage together. Republicans are prone to cast aspersions on the Clinton marriage. "They did it for power" or "she stuck to him for her own benefit" are the most common ones. But in a day and age where marriages crumble and kids wind up spread all over between parents and step parents, the Clintons kept their marriage together. Judge not. They swore a holy vow and, though Bill broke the fidelity part, they have kept the bonds of marriage between them that Trump has so easily cast off.
That was a good speech. Bill Clinton is still the guy you want to have a beer with. He paraded through a tour of states on what Hillary had done for the little guy. He talked about their marriage. He completely skipped 1998. But he came to rehabilitate Hillary's image in the eyes of the American people and I suspect the old charmer charmed a good number of people.
I do not think his speech was as effective as Michelle Obama's...but he is one hell of a politician. You gotta respect his game.
Oh my!

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Tuesday, July 26, 2016

LIFE NEWS: JULY 26, 2016

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Vindicated! All Charges are Dropped Against Pro-Life Advocate David Daleiden

Pro-Abortion Hillary Clinton Becomes the Democrat Party Nominee for President

Planned Parenthood CEO Cecile Richards Sitting Next to Bill Clinton Speaks Volumes

Crooked Hillary: "It Felt Very Sad" When Republicans Chanted "Lock Her Up!"

Catholic Priest to Pro-Abortion Tim Kaine: "Do Us a Favor, Don't Show Up in My Communion Line"

Republicans Need to be as Vocally Pro-Life as Democrats are Pro-Abortion

Man Who Wanted World Where "Severely Disabled Can be Euthanized" Murders 19 Patients

Woman Having an Abortion Describes Feeling Her Baby Move

WTF? This California City Just Completely Banned Ads From Pro-Life Pregnancy Centers

Cardinal Burke: "My Mother Was Advised to Abort Me," But Then This Happened...

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EWTN News Nightly's Brian Patrick presents the headline news of the day.

Additional news and views from around the Catholic world:

Church leaders respond to the pain and horror of French priest's murder

French bishops declare day of fasting after priest's murder

Bishops counter Rouen attack with promise to build 'civilization of love'

Normandy attacker 'was on probation and tried to get to Syria twice', officials say

How Pope Francis Can Commemorate Father Hamel's Murder While in Poland

Coptic Pope warns of increase in attacks on Christians

World Youth Day in the 'Capital of Mercy'

Krakow Gives a Warm Welcome to American WYD Pilgrims

St. Faustina's Shrine Sends a New Spark of Divine Mercy to America

Tim Kaine, a "Catholic" VP? Bishops voice their concerns... 

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The Church's newest martyr: Jacques Hamel, pray for us!

Father Hamel died as he wished: working until his last breath

Murder at Mass: Will we say, "je suis le père Jacques Hamel" as we said "I am Charlie Hebdo"?

A priest is slaughtered at Mass in rural France. This is what life is like for Middle Eastern Christians…

Fearing Attacks, Catholic Church in Lyon Gets Rid of Statues of Monks Beheaded By Muslims

Catholic church in Bowling Green, MO desecrated with human feces

The warped fury of would-be Islamists must be confronted, not pandered to

The Inconsistency of "Personally Opposed but Still Pro-Choice"

Peace, Justice, and the Charity That Binds Them

Today's Mass Readings

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Gun Control Advocates Confident About Hillary Clinton

CBS to Clinton Lackey John Podesta: Shouldn't We Assume Her Server Was Hacked?

Clinton Crony Terry McAuliffe Snaps That CNN Is '100% Wrong' About Improper Campaign Donations

Clinton Running Mate Tim Kaine's Record on Israel Under Fire

Clinton Ally Apologizes for Comparing Jewish Settlers to 'Termites'

Report: Anti-Semitism, Violence Against Jews Surge on College Campuses

Lawyers Repeatedly Flagged Illicit Politicking by Dem Legal Strategy Group

WH Political Director Attended DNC Fundraiser at Firm That Represents Foreign Governments

Report: Alan Grayson's Ex-Wife Repeatedly Accused Him of Domestic Abuse

Grayson Threatens Reporter Over Domestic Abuse Report


Bearing False Witness Examines Catholic History, Anti-Catholic Bias & Western Civilization

'Mere Islam' and the Munich Massacre

Afghanistan, a Model for Obama's Failed Global Leadership

Tolerance was a Lie the Left Used to Get Power

DNC Leaks Show Hillary Clinton's Rigged Game

Hillary Chose Tim Kaine to Keep Bill Happy

Calm Down About Trump's 'Scary' Speech

Morning Consult: Trump takes the lead with post-convention bump

CNN poll: Trump convention bump looking pretty real

LOL: Ted Cruz's favorable rating nosedives after his convention fiasco

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Via Gatestone Institute:
When it comes to immigration, political correctness often overrides the rule of law in Germany, where many migrants who commit sexual crimes are never brought to justice, and those who do stand trial receive lenient sentences from sympathetic judges.
On June 30, for example, a court in the northern German town of Ahrensburg found a 17-year-old migrant from Eritrea guilty of attempting to rape an 18-year-old woman in the stairwell of a parking garage at the train station in Bad Oldesloe. The woman was seriously injured in the attack, in which the migrant tried to subdue her by repeatedly biting her in the face and neck. After police arrived, the migrant resisted arrest and head-butted a police officer, who was also sent to the hospital.
Despite finding the Eritrean guilty of sexually assaulting the woman and physically assaulting the police officer, the court gave him a seven-month suspended sentence and ordered him to do 30 hours of community service. He has been released from custody and will not be deported.
In addition to judicial leniency, migrant criminals have benefited from German authorities, who have repeatedly been accused of under-reporting the true scale of the migrant crime problem in the country, apparently to avoid fueling anti-immigration sentiments.
In January, the newspaper Die Welt reported that the suppression of data about migrant criminality is a "Germany-wide phenomenon." According to Rainer Wendt, the head of the German police union (Deutschen Polizeigewerkschaft, DPolG), "Every police officer knows he has to meet a particular political expectation. It is better to keep quiet [about migrant crime] to avoid problems."
Also in January, a document leaked to the newspaper Bild revealed that politicians in the northern city of Kiel had ordered local police to overlook many of the crimes perpetrated by migrants. According to Bild, police in North Rhine-Westphalia and Lower Saxony have also been instructed to be lenient to criminal migrants.
In February, Die Welt reported that authorities in the German state of Hesse were suppressing information about migrant-related crimes, ostensibly due to a "lack of public interest."
In May, a chief superintendent from the Cologne police department revealed that an official at the interior ministry in North-Rhine Westphalia ordered him to remove the term "rape" from an internal police report about the assaults in Cologne.
Police in Cologne now say they have received more than 1,000 complaints from women, including 454 reports of sexual assaults, related to New Year's Eve. Police in Hamburg say they have received complaints from 351 women, including 218 reports of sexual assault that took place on the same evening.
On July 7, more than six months after the Cologne attacks (and the same day that the Bundestag approved the new "No Means No" rape law), a German court issued the first two convictions: The District Court of Cologne gave a 20-year-old Iraqi and a 26-year-old Algerian a one-year suspended sentence and then released the two men.
The court found the Iraqi, identified only as Hussain A., guilty of kissing one of the victims and licking her face. The Algerian, named as Hassan T., prevented the boyfriend of the other victim from intervening to stop the attack and offered him money to have sex with her: "Give the girls or you die," he said. He was found guilty of being an accessory to sexual assault.
The Iraqi man, who was 20 at the time, was sentenced under juvenile law and was ordered to attend an integration course and do 80 hours of community service. The newspaper Bild published photographs of a jubilant Hassan T. smiling as he left the courtroom.
One observer said the light sentence was a mockery of justice and would serve as an invitation for criminal migrants to do as they please with German women.
Keep reading

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Monday, July 25, 2016


EWTN News Nightly's Brian Patrick presents the headline news of the day.

Additional news and views from around the Catholic world:

A Nuclear-Armed Caliphate?

Europe, Islam, and Saint James the Moor-slayer

What's Underneath the Vatican Power Struggle Over Economic Reforms?

How Can the Vatican Aid an Impoverished Venezuela?

Mike Piazza Says Catholic Faith is "Greatest Gift of All"

For youth in Krakow, seeing Pope Francis will be 'out of this world'

Amid closures, these two elements lead to thriving Catholic schools

The Doctor Pressured My Mother to Abort Me, Cardinal Burke Reveals

Is "Pro-life and Gay" Possible?

Surprise: Loyola Marymount University Plays Dirty on Behalf of the LGBT Agenda 

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Islam and the Decalogue

Benedict XVI: Understanding Europe's Tragedies

Why King Richard Did Not March on Jerusalem

On Facing East During Mass

Cardinal Sarah's Ambitious Liturgical Reform

The Extraordinary Child Saint Who Could Convert Anyone: St. Catherine of Alexandria

St. Maria Goretti and the Demise of the Catholic Blogosphere

4 Really Bad Reasons to Remain Outside the Catholic Church

Turning to Mary and Trusting When It's Hard

Today's Mass Readings

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'Clinton Cash' Trends #1 on Facebook as Progressives Flock To & Promote Film

Why Can't Hillary Stop Lying?

What Hillary Clinton Got Wrong About The World

Wasserman Schultz is "quarantined" and will not speak at Dem convention after #DNCLeaks

Sanders to Wasserman Schultz: Get out

Breaking: Wasserman Schultz resigns as DNC chair

Philadelphia police organization unhappy with Democrats' choice of speakers

Germans Debate Use of Force against Jihadists

Islamism Rises from Europe's Virulent Secularism

LOL: Ted Cruz's Biggest Donors Cut Ties

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