Daily Archives: September 17, 2015

ABOUT LAST NIGHT

There is an old canard that says ‘opinions are like anal orifices…everybody has one.’ I certainly have my opinions and you are totally entitled to them.

CNN knew last night would be a ratings bonanza, starring Trump the Insult Dog, so they stretched the misery out for a full three hours. Seriously,the only purpose served by having debates a year out is to narrow the field and for entertainment of the chattering class. I didn’t take notes, but I made a valiant effort at surving, the fact that I’m up at 12:30 every day notwithstanding.

Of the reviews I’ve seen, Carly was definitely the runaway winner. Rubio helped himself as, I feel, Christie did. Trump showed he is in his element when he has the stage to himself to deliver his speeches unchallenged. His mask seemed to be slipping a bit as he looked unprepared next to people who knew about policy and was laid low on several occasions, particularly by Ms. Fiorina.

From the beginning, Joke Tapper and Dana Gash got the food fight going and fed off it like a couple parasites on roadkill.

‘So and so said this about you… do you want to respond?’

‘He said you were ugly and smelled bad. Do you have anything to say?’

44% of the debate was centered around The Donald. It was a full 40 minutes (I checked) before Cruz had a chance to say a word. It took 50 for Huckabee to join the fray.

After Chris Christie brought a little sanity to the show they started discussing issues people are actually concerned about. That left Trump with pretty much little to say.

My previous post has some of the more memorable highlights. There are sure to be more. I’m just waiting to see when the democrats put their sorry-ass candidates on a platform for the country to see.

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I CAN’T HELP IT… I WAS BROUGHT UP BAD
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Socialist Pabulum

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A VIDEO REVIEW OF LAST NIGHT’S CIRCUS

Full confession: I was up late trying to watch the canine and equine performance and didn’t quite make it. There’s so much to cover I’m going to break it into two parts. Most of you have seen some or all of the debate, others may have a life and actually missed it. This is the entire nearly three hour show for the truly masochistic and a lot of short segments with highlights broken down into very short soundbites. If you only have a short time to browse I urge you to watch the exchange between The Donald and Carly Fiorina, who was absolutely amazing. Her comment on Iran and Planned Parenthood was the absolute best.

This is the NY Slimes idea of highlights of the food fight

This got the highst meter rating:
She butchers him like a trussed-up cow

THIS IS IT!!!!

RAND PAUL AND ONE OF THE AMNESTY TWINS, JEB OR MARCO, I DON’T RECALL WHICH, WERE DISCUSSING DRUG TREATMENT. CARLY SHUT THE WHOLE TOPIC DOWN WHEN SHE REVEALED SOMETHING I NEVER KNEW

THIS BROUGHT THE HOUSE DOWN…DON’T MESS WITH W!!!

Bush: 40 years ago I smoked marijuana, I admit it…

THIS WAS OUTSTANDING FROM CHRISTIE

Chris Christie talks about defunding Planned Parenthood

Fiorina: I wouldn’t change the 10 or 20 dollar bill

Sen. Cruz: Planned Parenthood a ‘criminal enterprise…

Trump, Bush square off over casinos in Florida

Walker to Trump: ‘We don’t need an apprentice in the White House

Bush: Trump should apologize to my wife

Gov. Mike Huckabee compares Donald Trump to Mr. T

Donald Trump: ‘Rand Paul should not be on this stage…’
THE DEBATE HADN’T EVEN STARTED BEFORE HE STARTED TAKING SHOTS

Christie: ‘More than just a wall’ needed to sec…

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT
Fiorina: Shame on us if we don’t force Obama to veto Planned Parenthood

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Hyperdulia is not Latria

For those who have been taught that Roman Catholics worship Mary, let me assure you we do NOT.

  • We HONOR and VENERATE her above all other humans.
  • WORSHIP belongs to God alone.

The technical terms are dulia, hyperdulia, and latria.

  • Dulia refers to the respect and veneration properly paid to the saints.
  • Hyperdulia refers to the special veneration properly paid to the Blessed Virgin Mary.
  • Latria refers to the adoration, praise and worship due to God alone.

I remember a day once upon a long time ago when my 6 and 8 year old girls came home from elementary school in tears, because some boys on the bus had accused them of worshiping Mary.

“We don’t, Mommy, right?”said the oldest, with real tears running down her cheeks.

“Of course not!”  We sat right down on the grass and I explained to them about dulia, hyperdulia and latria.  Then I explained to them about kids who, sadly, are taught lies about our faith and about how we need to teach them what we really believe, pray for them to understand, and forgive them for being mean.

My point here is that even at that tender age, my girls, who had been raised from birth in the Roman Catholic Church, who had been taught to say the rosary and were accustomed to seeing pictures and statues of Mary in our home and at church, KNEW that we DO NOT WORSHIP MARY.

What about statues and pictures of Mary? Is having them or kissing them or parading them around the streets a violation of the First Commandment?

  • It would be if we worshiped Mary.
  • Or if we worshiped her statues or her pictures.
  • But we don’t.

What we do is use statues and pictures as touch points for prayer. We’re physical beings. We often want or need ways to physicalize our thoughts and emotions. The woman in the picture below is not worshiping a stone or a flag or the soul of her dearly departed. She’s grieving.

MIL grief

“A Catholic who may kneel in front of a statue while praying isn’t worshiping the statue or even praying to it, any more than the Protestant who kneels with a Bible in his hands when praying is worshiping the Bible or praying to it.

Read more @ http://www.catholic.com/tracts/do-catholics-worship-statues

Idolatry - Pope Francis and Mary

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I don’t understand Christians who ignore Mary

Mary with baby and crucified son

  • Her “yes” made our salvation possible.
  • He spent 30 years with her and only 3 years with His disciples.
  • She was with Him during his public ministry and lived with John after His Ascension.  IOW, she didn’t just birth and raise the Messiah; she also helped birth and raise His church.
  • Gospel writers clearly interviewed her, since there is information they could get nowhere else.
  • When we accept Jesus, we become His brothers and sisters; that makes Mary our mother too.
  • The commandment says to Honor Your Mother.

One guy I know told me we are supposed to pay attention to Jesus, only Jesus. I wondered if, when his wife loves on his mom, does he jump in between and shout, “Pay attention to me, only me!”  How absurd!  Think how you feel when your child loves on a sibling or your spouse.  Doesn’t it make you love that child even MORE? 

The “Verse for the Day” on our PoliNation scripture widget is:

“Follow God’s example, therefore, as dearly loved children.” – Eph 5:1

IOW, follow Jesus’ example and honor Mary.

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