Daily Archives: December 11, 2013

PETE’S PAGE; WEDNESDAY EDITION

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First off,there’ll be no post tomorrow. I’m taking DW on a shopping trip to the Huntley,Il. retail outlet. It’s the closest Wilson’s Leather store to us since the one here closed years ago. I had a pair of their gloves for almost 15 years and lost the left hand last winter on my route. I’m getting a pair for me and ones for my stepson and two SIL’s. Mama has some shopping left to do,so we’ll have lunch later and make a day of it. One really needs to take a step back from all this stuff once in awhile,anyway.

Much was made of the Scowling Wookie yesterday as the supposed leader of the free world was acting like a spoiled ten year old. Don’t know if it was fake,don’t care. Surely Cankles has told her: ‘Look,you like the power,the privelege,the 34 handservants,the free trips and the parties you have to put up with it. Look at me. I hooked up with a horndog with a good line of bullshit and rode his ass from the Arkansas governor’s mansion to the White Hut,the senate,secretary of state and I’m next in line for your old man’s gig. Just keep a tight grip on his balls,you’ll be fine.’

I’d have been furious yesterday when I heard “mom in sneakers” Patty Murray had conspired with the backstabbing jerk paul Ryan on a budget deal to put back the $65 billion in sequester cuts and avoid the dreaded government shutdown the republicans always bitch about being blamed for were it not for the fact that they do this to us time and time again. They DID promise a few billion in spending cuts in 2022,so we’ve got that to look forward to.

This is the same scam democrats pulled on Reagan,on Bush 41 to make him break his ‘no new taxes’ pledge and cost him the presidency, and on Bush 43. They’ll promise 10 million dollars in future cuts for every dollar of taxes they can get their hands on today. Of course,the cuts never come. Ever. Are our guys that gullible or are they in on the gag? The GOP thinks this will take the threat of a shutdown off the table and they can concentrate on pounding liberals over Obamacare next year.

The deal did not affect unemployment  extensions,which the dems will surely try to exploit by trotting out poor,downtrodden folks who’ve been on unemployment for years and fret over the free money stopping just before Christmas. The media is probably working on it as we speak.

Well,as Gary Gilmore said, ‘let’s do it.’ (remember him?)

THE NEW YORK POST HAS THE BEST HEADLINE WRITERS ON THE PLANET!

WHILE ON A TOUR TO PROMOTE HER NEW BOOK: “COMFORT AND JOY” SARAH DECIDED TO DROP BY WEST MONROE,LA. TO VISIT THE DUCK DYNASTY CLAN. IF YOU LOOK CLOSE,YOU’LL SEE SI’S WIFE,WHO DOES NOT APPEAR ON THE SHOW. I WISH I COULD HAVE BEEN AT THAT PARTY!

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NY Post’s latest snortastic front page

2013_12 10 NY POST - Flirting with Dane-ger!

Comment at Twitchy: I’d make sure to station Secret Service by the bed before sleeping tonight, if I was him.

    Reply to comment: You spelled “by the couch” wrong. 🙂

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http://twitchy.com/2013/12/11/haha-how-did-headline-crush-ny-post-blast-president-funeral-selfie-flotus-pic/

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The Cone of Shame

2013_12 11 BHO Cone of Shame

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http://twitchy.com/2013/12/11/heh-how-will-president-selfie-react-to-times-person-of-the-year-choice-pics/

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The Pope Emeritus Responds to an Atheist

In 2011, Italian atheist, Piergiorgio Odifreddi, published a book called Dear Pope, I am Writing to You, in which he criticized some of Pope Benedict’s writings.

Benedict recently published his response, which he says was delayed because of his duties and his desire to actually read the book before commenting.

He begins with, “Thank you for the faithful manner in which you dealt with my text, earnestly seeking to do it justice.” But then he says,

“My opinion of your book as a whole, however, is rather mixed. I read some parts of it with enjoyment and profit. In other parts, however, I was surprised by a certain aggressiveness and rashness of argumentation. I would like to respond chapter by chapter, but unfortunately I do not have sufficient strength for this. I shall therefore choose a few points that I think are particularly important.”

I’ve included a link below to the English translation.  I found it too difficult to read on my monitor, so created a printable document in Word, so I can give it some first morning brain cells tomorrow. It’s 8½ pages.

To whet your appetite, here are an excerpt on the relationship between faith and reason:

“An important function of theology is to keep religion tied to reason and reason to religion. Both roles are of essential importance for humanity. In my dialogue with Habermas, I have shown that there are pathologies of religion and — no less dangerous — pathologies of reason. They both need each other, and keeping them constantly connected is an important task of theology.”

And another on the Church as a sign of goodness and beauty, despite the evils that afflict it:

“If we may not remain silent about evil in the Church, then neither should we keep silent about the great shining path of goodness and purity which the Christian faith has traced out over the course of the centuries.”

The National Catholic Register has the full English translation of Benedict’s letter

http://www.ncregister.com/blog/edward-pentin/full-text-of-benedict-xvis-letter-to-atheist-odifreddi

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Duck Dynasty rocks!

Willie won’t be in this year’s Christmas special cuz he’s in AFGHANISTAN visiting our troops.

2013_12 Willie is in Afghanistan

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http://twitchy.com/2013/12/11/willie-robertson-has-an-awesome-reason-for-missing-the-duck-dynasty-christmas-special-pics/

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President Obama licks his Alpha

2013_12 10 Obama licks his alpha

Tweet: Did you see Susan Rice in the background whispering that a YouTube video caused Mandela’s death?

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http://twitchy.com/2013/12/10/new-angle-on-obamas-memorial-selfie-adds-to-the-drama/

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TIME names Pope Francis POTY 2013

2013_12 11 TIME names Pope Francis POTY

There are Catholics on the Left who are high-fiving over their (mistaken) idea that Pope Francis’ Apostolic Exhortation, EVANGELII GAUDIUM, says Catholics should support Barack Obama’s big government agenda.

I’m wondering how these people reconcile the undeniable FACT that the U.S. Catholic Bishops have instructed us to DEFY Obamacare, because it forces us to pay for abortion.

Today, I got an update in my email from Priests for Life, about their lawsuit.

The Obama Administration is determined to force employers – including non-profit religious organizations like Priests for Life – and insurers to provide coverage for contraceptive “services” that include abortion-causing drugs in all health insurance plans.

This stated goal of the Administration is completely contrary to the goal of the Church and of pro-life organizations like Priests for Life.

In fact, the HHS mandate is nothing less than an act of tyranny because it compels me – as well you and every other American – to violate the demands of conscience.

Pope Francis is no Communist and he certainly didn’t say anything in EVANGELII GAUDIUM to support Obama’s lifelong, shameless promotion of abortion (even after live birth) or his current assault on religious liberty.

In fact, chapter two – the section people are cherry picking to support their Leftist agenda – isn’t about politics or economics. It’s about what the entire document is about … EVANGELIZING. This is the intro to this section:

Chapter Two: Amid the Crisis of Communal Commitment

50. Before taking up some basic questions related to the work of evangelization, it may be helpful to mention briefly the context in which we all have to live and work. Today, we frequently hear of a “diagnostic overload” which is not always accompanied by improved and actually applicable methods of treatment. Nor would we be well served by a purely sociological analysis which would aim to embrace all of reality by employing an allegedly neutral and clinical method. What I would like to propose is something much more in the line of an evangelical discernment. It is the approach of a missionary disciple.

“Before taking up some basic questions related to the work of evangelization, it may be helpful to mention briefly the context in which we all have to live and work.”

The point of the document is how to spread the Gospel. The stuff Leftists quote are from this section in which Pope Francis sketches out some of the real situations in which Catholics around the globe live and work.

“Nor would we be well served by a purely sociological analysis”

Hello, Leftists! He is NOT giving an Atta Boy to Obama Democrats or proponents of Liberation Theology. He is encouraging Catholic-Christians to PREACH THE GOOD NEWS … which is that JESUS died to pay the price for our sins so we could choose to spend eternity with God.

The next time Lefties claim Pope Francis is on their side, ask them how “abortion on demand is sacred ground” and “everybody has to pay for abortion” jive with THESE bits of EVANGELII GAUDIUM:

61. We also evangelize when we attempt to confront the various challenges which can arise. On occasion these may take the form of veritable attacks on religious freedom.

213. Among the vulnerable for whom the Church wishes to care with particular love and concern are unborn children, the most defenceless and innocent among us. Nowadays efforts are made to deny them their human dignity and to do with them whatever one pleases, taking their lives and passing laws preventing anyone from standing in the way of this. Frequently, as a way of ridiculing the Church’s effort to defend their lives, attempts are made to present her position as ideological, obscurantist and conservative. Yet this defence of unborn life is closely linked to the defence of each and every other human right. It involves the conviction that a human being is always sacred and inviolable, in any situation and at every stage of development. Human beings are ends in themselves and never a means of resolving other problems.

214. Precisely because this involves the internal consistency of our message about the value of the human person, the Church cannot be expected to change her position on this question. I want to be completely honest in this regard. This is not something subject to alleged reforms or “modernizations”. It is not “progressive” to try to resolve problems by eliminating a human life.

Sources:

http://www.vatican.va/holy_father/francesco/apost_exhortations/documents/papa-francesco_esortazione-ap_20131124_evangelii-gaudium_en.html

2012 Democrat Party Platform on Protecting A Woman’s Right to Choose. The Democratic Party strongly and unequivocally supports Roe v. Wade and a woman’s right to make decisions regarding her pregnancy, including a safe and legal abortion, regardless of ability to pay. We oppose any and all efforts to weaken or undermine that right. Abortion is an intensely personal decision between a woman, her family, her doctor, and her clergy; there is no place for politicians or government to get in the way. We also recognize that health care and education help reduce the number of unintended pregnancies and thereby also reduce the need for abortions. We strongly and unequivocally support a woman’s decision to have a child by providing affordable health care and ensuring the availability of and access to programs that help women during pregnancy and after the birth of a child, including caring adoption programs.

June 13, 2013: A reporter asked Democrat Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi about Democrat support for aborting viable unborn babies: “What is the moral difference between what Dr. Gosnell did to a baby born alive at 23 weeks and aborting her moments before birth?” Pelosi replied, “As a practicing and respectful Catholic, this is sacred ground to me when we talk about this,” Pelosi said. “This shouldn’t have anything to do with politics.” http://www.lifesitenews.com/news/nancy-pelosi-issue-of-late-term-abortions-is-sacred-ground

June 29, 2013: The Obama administration issued its final word on the ObamaCare regulation that requires all employers to provide free contraceptives, sterilization procedures, and abortion-inducing drugs to employees through healthcare insurance plans (aka, the HHS Mandate). That word is, “Screw you.” Obama Democrats will make NO ACCOMMODATIONS WHATSOEVER for Americans who morally object to sterilizations, contraceptives, and abortifacients. The HHS mandate is the subject of 60 separate lawsuits by more than 200 plaintiffs across the nation, including dioceses of the Catholic Church, who have challenged it based on its denial of religious liberty as provided under the Constitution. http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2013/06/28/Obama-s-Last-Word-HHS-Mandate-Is-Final

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