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… I differ from my Church , too [#the death penalty]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Saturday,October 22nd,2016

.. I am a Roman Catholic , too , like the governor of my state , John Kasich ..

.. like him , I am at odds with my Church on the Death Penalty . Yes , it is a profound moral question . But it is a matter of justice , not revenge ..

.. the people of the State of Ohio have stated in our Constitution that we want the death penalty to be authorized as a method of punishment . Now that it is , we deserve that it be carried out in an effective and efficient manner . The radicals would stop that …

.. [h/t — Newsmax.com]..
.. [link] to the news article ..

.. Our Nation ‘ s Constitution carries a similar message . It does not allow cruel and unusual punishments to be carried out , but it does allow others . The Death Penalty is specifically stated that it is neither cruel nor unususal . So , it is the job of the courts to carry to people ‘ s judgement forward ..

.. let ‘ s get on with it ….

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… the Strength of Charachter [#pro life stand][#stormans v weisman]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Tuesday,March 22nd,2016

.. this one is about a pharmacy in Washington state …

.. the state of Washington adopted some really silly and immoral regulations regarding the stocking and sale of the pro – abortion pills thus known as ” Plan B . ” The pharmacist in this case is a strong pro – lifer , and thus refuses to do so . They have turned about , and have sued …

.. [h/t — theRightScoop.com]..
.. [link] to the pro – life story …

.. so far , the pharmacy is holding its own . It won its case at the federal District Court level . They won a resounding victory , overturning the state ‘ s regulations and rules . The federal judge ripped the state a brand new one for doing what it did …

.. now , it [the case] is at the appeals court level [the 9th Circuit]. In this circuit , that case has no easy task ahead of it . The 9th Appeals Circuit is notoriously ultra – liberal , and the chances of the decision being upheld are not the best . However , the Supreme Court beckons , I think …

.. may God Bless them , and give them Good Luck !! …

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… What Must he have Been Thinking ?? [#POTUS][the N word] …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Thursday,December 31st,2015

.. indeed , what must he have been thinking ?!?! …

.. POTUS was interviewed during a podcast a couple of e interview . let ‘ s say the language that Mr. Obama used began to get a little ” spicy … ”

.. like using the ” N ” word … ”

.. [h/t — theBlaze.com]..
.. [link] to the blog post / video clip ..

.. there is no excuse for it . I do not care whether one is black or white , it does not matter . It is wrong then , it is wrong now , it is wrong always …

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… Ricky Gervais was being Snarky [#Nude Celebrity hack scandal]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Thursday,September 4th,2014

.. but he is / was right …

.. it also gives me a new appreciation for something my older sister asked me . She asked me not to post family photos on my computer , or to post them to facebook . I have been getting a small but steady stream of pics ever since . I am honoring my sister ‘ s request ….

.. [h/t — TruthRevolt.org]..
.. [link] to the blog news …

.. Gervais ‘ advice …

gervais tweet

.. you were right , Ricky . Just don’t be a smartass about it ….

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… Beautiful Job , Lowe ‘ s … [#employees stepping up for a veteran]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Wednesday,July 23rd,2014

.. Michael Sulsona has been through a great ordeal in his life .

.. He is a Vietnam veteran , one who lost his legs when he stepped on a land mine in – country in 1971 .

.. He has had to fight to keep his wheelchair in good repair . Which , with the VA these days , is not easy …

.. but , three employees of a Lowe ‘ s Home Improvement Center on Staten Island recently really stepped up to the call …

michael sulsona

.. [h/t — SLive.com]..
.. [link] to the news story …

.. these folks saw Michael ‘ s wheelchair going to heck in a handbasket . They also heard his story of battling with the VA over keeping it , or trying to , in good repair …. So , they stepped up .

.. they said to their store mgmt. that they were not going to leave for the day until Michael ‘ s chair was in excellent repair . Boy , oh , boy , and they did it …

.. from SLive.com …

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — From as close as Manhattan and Staten Island to the far reaches of Afghanistan, hearts have been touched by an Advance story about disabled Vietnam veteran Michael Sulsona of Graniteville. He was helped recently by three Lowe’s Home Improvement Center employees after his wheelchair fell apart in the Mariners Harbor store.

Sulsona, who lost both of his legs after stepping on a land mine in Vietnam 40 years ago, was the recipient of a random act of kindness on July 7 after his wheelchair broke. After seeing what happened, three employees at the store told him, “we’re not leaving here until the wheelchair is fixed,” and proceeded to repair the broken parts.

The Advance initially published a letter Sulsona wrote to the “good news editor” thanking the Lowe’s employees’ for their good deed. The Advance then wrote subsequent stories about Sulsona.

Soon after, dozens of news and social media outlets picked up the newspaper’s stories about Sulsona, who had been waiting two years for a replacement wheelchair from the Veterans Affairs (VA). While the VA came through this week with a new wheelchair for Sulsona, his initial story of appreciation went global.

.. LEC here again — thank you , Michael Sulsona , for your service and your dedication to our country . Also , thank you to Lowe ‘ s Home improvement Centers for those three people that they brought on staff that stepped up to the call …

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… Sick ! [aborted babies used as ” heating ” fuel — in Oregon] …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Sunday,May 4th,2014

.. I had read about this happening in the U.K. in the Daily Telegraph .

.. But here , in the United States ?

.. Yep ! You had better believe it ! ..

.. Sick ! Gross ! ..

.. [h/t — LifeSiteNews]..
.. [link] to the blog news ..

.. evidently , this started in Canada , in the province of British Columbia . Clinics attached to the Provincial Ministry of Health had these folks ship their ” medical waste ” across the border in order to help meet their bills . Well , among the ” waste ” were aborted babies …

.. Grotesque ! …

.. the Oregon facility is a waste – – energy plant . Waste is burned in the plant in order to generate electricity . However , I strongly doubt that these  folks knowingly would have tolderated B.C. sending them medical ” waste ” with aborted babies in the loads , considering the consequences …

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… Now , It Happens Here [Incinerated Aborted Babies]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Friday,May 2nd,2014

.. yep , you can read that headline right , folks ..

.. it has now happened here , right in the good ol ‘ U.S.of A. .

.. [h/t — TruthRevolt]..
.. [link] to the blog news ..

.. before , it happened in the U.K. . I wrote about it about a month or so ago . So , you figured that waste facilities and those damn murder mills would be on notice . Unfortunately , you would be wrong …

.. it was actually the Canadians who did this (specifically , British Columbia) . They shipped their ” medical waste ” across the border to the U.S. , to be sent to waste – to – energy plants in the Pacific Northwest [Washington state & Oregon]. Well , guess what was in those shipments ?? …

.. You Got It . Aborted Babies . Gross . Outrageous .

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… You have to Be Kidding [9/11 edition]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Friday,May 2nd,2014

.. the folks who are bringing us the National 9/11 Memorial are about to open the new museum at Ground Zero …

.. yippee !! …

.. [h/t — PamelaGeller]..
.. [link] to the blog news ..

.. unfortunately , there is a big uproar over a documentary film that the Commission overseeing the Memorial is bringing to us . It is a film that is entitled ” the Rise of Al Qaeda , ” and its mentions of Islam , jihad , and Islamic extremism is creating quite a stink …

.. as a result , the usual suspects are trying to have those above mentioned removed from the film …. Why ? …

.. are you folks bigoted or blind ?? What do you think motivated those pinheads to commit mass murder in the first place ?? ….

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… Easter # 3 for a Prisoner of the Castros …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Monday,April 28th,2014

.. I picked this one up from a favourite blog of mine , BabaluBlog . It was written for the WallStreetJournal byanother favourite of mine , Mary Anastasia O ‘ Grady ..

.. [h/t — BabaluBlog]..
.. [link] to M.A.O. ‘ s column from the W.S.J. …

Easter No. 3 for a Prisoner of Castro
Bearing witness to Cuba’s political persecution costs Sonia Garro her freedom.

Christians the world over celebrated the resurrection of their savior on Sunday with worship services and family gatherings. Thirty-eight-year-old Sonia Garro shares the faith too, but she spent the holiday in a Cuban dungeon as a prisoner of conscience, just as she has for the past two years.

Ms. Garro is a member of the Christian dissident group Ladies in White, started in Havana in 2003 by sisters, wives and mothers of political prisoners to peacefully protest the unjust incarceration of their loved ones. It has since expanded to other parts of the country and added many recruits. The group’s growing popularity has worried the Castros, and they have responded with increasing brutality.

Cuba’s military government wants us to believe that the Brothers Fidel and Raul Castro are “reforming.” To buy that line you have to pretend that Ms. Garro and her sisters in Christ don’t exist. Of course that’s often the impression one gets from Havana-based reporters working for foreign media outlets.

They’ve been invited into the country not to serve the truth but to serve the dictatorship. Fortunately, there are brave and independent Cuban journalists who continue to tell the Ladies’ story, despite scant resources.

In the late winter of 2012, Cubans were looking forward to a visit from Pope Benedict XVI and the Ladies were lobbying the Vatican for an audience. Their relentless pleading was embarrassing the dictatorship, which had been beating them in the streets on their way to Sunday Mass for almost a decade. It was also making the Church, which had already cut its own deal with the regime on the terms of the visit, look bad. On the weekend of March 17 Castro sent the Ladies a warning by locking up some 70 of their members.

Most of those detained, including leader Berta Soler, had been freed by the time the pontiff touched down in Cuba nine days later, but Ms. Garro was not. Benedict celebrated some Masses, did photo ops with the despots and left.

It was a clever strategy: The world saw the release of the many Ladies, which obscured the continued detention of the one. That one—poor, black and not well known internationally—serves, to this day, as a constant reminder of the wrath Castro will bring down on anyone in the barrios who gets out of line.

By 2012 Ms. Garro already had experience with state violence. Her record of counterrevolutionary activities included running a recreation center in her home for troubled youths. For that she was twice beaten by government-sanctioned mobs. She suffered a broken nose in police detention in 2010.

When security agents took her home to put her under house arrest ahead of the pope’s visit, she was met by a mob sent to harass her. Her husband, Ramon Alejandro Muñoz, had climbed to the roof and was chanting anti-dictatorship slogans. Two neighbors took the couple’s side. Special-forces police were called in. They raided the home, shot Ms. Garro in the leg with rubber bullets and hauled the couple and two neighbors to jail.

Eighteen months later prosecutors charged Ms. Garro with assault, attempted murder and public disorder. Her husband and one neighbor, Eugenio Hernández, are accused of attempted murder and public disorder. The prosecution is seeking a 10-year prison sentence for Ms. Garro, 14 years for Mr. Muñoz, and 11 years for Mr. Hernández.

Anyone who has ever read about Soviet show trials will recognize the state’s case. The prosecutors claim that Messrs. Muñoz and Hernández were both on the roof and knew a police officer could have been killed when they threw things to try to stop him from climbing a ladder to reach them.

The regime alleges that the couple had been planning street disturbances. The “evidence” confiscated from their home included bottles, machetes, rebar and cardboard protest signs. The state claims that containers with fuel found in the home were Molotov cocktails.

Every household item or piece of scrap found in a poor Cuban household is considered a weapon when the state wants to convict a prisoner. By its logic the frying pan and the iron should have been cited too. With good aim, they can be deadly. As to the combustibles inside the home, Ms. Garro’s sister Yamilet Garro told independent journalist Augusto Cesar San Martín Albistur, “the items were for lighting during the blackouts that are quite common in the area.” For Castro, the most dangerous items were the antigovernment signs.

Ms. Garro’s real crime is her refusal to surrender her soul to the state. That makes her an exemplary Christian but a lousy revolutionary. The peril she presents is showing Cubans how to be both.

Write to O’Grady@wsj.com

.. LEC here again — the column , and Ms. Garro ‘ s moral stands , speak for themselves …

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… An Act of Love ?? [Jeb Bush on Immigration] …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Monday,April 14th,2014

.. I do not think so , Governor .

.. It is not an act of love . it is an illegal act . Amnesty for illegals gives those folks who jump the line and enter the country illegally a place at the table . It denies those who are patiently following the law , applying to emigrate , and following the process , their due process rights …

.. [h/t — theGatewayPundit]..
.. [link] to the news report …

.. this public comment by former Governor Bush is going to come back to haunt him if he decides to run for President . The folks in the hustings who are the bedrock of the GOP will not forget it …

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… Firearms on Military Bases ?? [deFace the Nation]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Sunday,April 13th,2014

.. duh !

.. there are already plenty of ” guns ” on a military base .

.. [h/t — NationalReview]..
.. [link] to the show segment …

.. what Congressman McCaul is talking about is the ability of soldiers (officers and enlisted , both) being able to carry their personal sidearms on base . That right was stricken by a 1990s era executive order by Wilhelm der Fibmeister [Bill Clinton] . He isstating  that maybe it is time for the issue to be re – visited …

.. I think that itshould . I am not sure , though , where I stand on this , yet . I will tell you when …

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… Boycott Mozilla !! …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Friday,April 4th,2014

.. especially its browser products , Mozilla Firefox …

.. you might ask , why ?

.. [h/t — MoeLane]..
.. [link] to the blog post ..

.. because Mozilla succumbed to political correctness and forced out its C.E.O. . You might think , Whoopie , big [bleeping] deal …

.. well , in this case , it is . Brendan Eich chose his personal beliefs over his job . He was forced out . He was pushed out . Why ? He contributed to the campaign for California ‘ s Proposition 8 [pro – traditional marriage] … and that one was six years ago , in 2008 ….

.. so , he contributed to an issue campaign . It seems these days that there is a determined effort by radical gays , lesblians , and lefties to harass , intimidate , and beat down anyone that disagrees with them . That especially includes those who are involed in things that are supposdedly ” special to gays and lezzies , like Mozilla , and also have contributed time or money to causes like Proposition 8 ….

.. this guy helped co – found the firm . He was just recently the C.T.O. (Chief Technology Officer) . Also , he was the inventor of JavaScript . For those of you who follow sports events on the web , JavaScript helps greatly for it to be followed in real time . And this is the way his old firm repays him ????

.. so , yes , these morons are using tactics that are far , far worse than McCarthyite in style or purpose … and they need to be called on it ….

.. they need to be hit in the pocketbook …. so hit them , and hit them hard . Boycott Mozilla , and dump its FireFox browser …

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… Oops [POTUS and Pope Francis] …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Monday,March 31st,2014

.. know how you can tell a visit did not go well …

.. when the Holy See is in spin mode , and out – spins the ObamaCrap White House …

.. [h/t — TAS]..
.. [link] .. to the Holy See video release …

.. it appears that Obama managed to bomb in his visit to the Vatican . How an American President manages to do that ? With great difficulty ….and , in POTUS ‘ case , extreme arrogance …

.. [h/t — NationalReview]..
.. [link] .. to the SpecialReport show segment

.. Dr. Charles Krauthammer ‘ s question is spot on , as usual . Whom do you believe ? …

After Pope Francis met with President Obama, each leader had a different take on their conversation. Where Obama said the conversation focused on income inequality and that social schisms were largely ignored, the Vatican said “religious freedom, life, and conscientious objection” were discussed.

According to Charles Krauthammer, it’s easy to choose who to believe. “On the one hand you’ve got the Bishop of Rome, the Holy See, of whom a billion co-religionists believe in his infallibility,” Krauthammer said. “On the other hand you’ve got a man who said, ‘If you like your plan, you can keep your plan. If you like your doctor you can keep your doctor.’ So who are you going to choose?”

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… The Networks have to Be Kidding [on the Catholic Church] …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Thursday,March 20th,2014

.. the LameStream Media is ” celebrating Pope Francis I ‘ s first year of his papacy by encouraging the Roman Catholic Church to abandon their core principles …

.. are they kidding ??

.. [h/t — Newsbusters]..
.. [link] to the blog post ..

.. the Holy Father is many things , but he is an excellent marketer . He is also a man of strong prinicples , strongest among them being that of being a strong theological conservative . The soon – to – be Saint John Paul II chose his bishops and cardinals very carefully . He was not and did not put people into diocesean seats who were raging liberals ,to say the least …

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… the Holy Father responds [to Univ of Notre Dame] …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Monday,February 3rd,2014

.. the University of Notre Dame is currently having its annual trustees meeting … at the Vatican , of all places …

.. Pope Francis (yes , the Holy Father , himself) spoke to the trustees …

.. how would I put it … His Holiness put it , ” It is time to step up , folks . ”

.. the Holy Father did put it differently . Yes , I know that . However , I put it in a way that was K.I.S.S. , keep it simple and specific . Popes are like many religious leaders , they tend to get long winded and wordy …

.. [h/t — CNSnews]

.. [link] to the news piece …

(CNSNews.com) – Pope Francis on Thursday told the president and trustees of the University of Notre Dame–which  is suing the Obama administration for mandating that its health  insurance plans cover sterilizations, contraceptives and  abortion-inducing drugs–that Notre Dame should defend the freedom of  the Catholic Church.

The Catholic Church teaches that sterilization, artificial contraception and abortion are intrinsically immoral.

“The vision which guided Father Edward Sorin and the first religious  of the Congregation of Holy Cross in establishing the University of  Notre Dame du Lac remains, in the changed circumstances of the  twenty-first century, central to the university’s distinctive identity  and its service to the Church and American society,” the pope told the delegation from Notre Dame, which visited with him at the Vatican.

“Essential in this regard is the uncompromising witness of Catholic  universities to the Church’s moral teaching, and the defense of her  freedom, precisely in and through her institutions, to uphold that  teaching as authoritatively proclaimed by the magisterium of her  pastors,” said the pope, according to a transcript published by the Vatican.

“It is my hope that the University of Notre Dame will continue to  offer unambiguous testimony to this aspect of its foundational Catholic  identity, especially in the face of efforts, from whatever quarter, to  dilute that indispensable witness,” he said. “And this is important: its  identity, as it was intended from the beginning. To defend it, to  preserve it and to advance it!”

Prof. Carter Snead of Notre  Dame  Law School saw the pope’s words as encouraging the university in  its court battle against the Obama administration’s efforts to restrict  the freedom of religion.

“The Holy Father’s words strike me as  a timely and profound encouragement to Notre Dame in its continuing  efforts to defend its religious liberty in court,” Prof. Snead told  CNSNews.com.

They “are a powerful reminder to all of us who love and work for  Notre Dame that we have the duty to preserve and expand the university’s  witness to the truths affirmed and proclaimed by the Church,” he said.

“As Pope Francis observes, this witness requires the freedom to  organize and conduct the work of the university in a manner that  reflects these truths,” said Snead. “It seems to me that the dangerous  effort to ‘dilute that indispensable witness’ is the HHS  contraceptive/abortifacient mandate.”

On May 21, 2012 Notre Dame filed suit against the regulation that the  Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius issued under the  Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act that requires almost all  health insurance plans to cover sterilization, contraceptive and  abortion-inducing drugs. A federal judge initially dismissed the lawsuit  in December 2012, arguing that Notre Dame lacked standing at the time  to bring the suit. The university filed suit again in December 2013.

Although some other organizations that are suing to stop the  sterilization-contraception-abortifacient mandate have been granted  injunctions against enforcement of it while their complaints work their  way through the courts, a panel of judges on the U.S. Court of Appeals  for the Seventh Circuit on December 31, 2013 denied Notre Dame’s  emergency motion for a stay.

After that action by court, Notre Dame continued to press its  lawsuit, but began to comply with the federal regulation that required  it to notify the third-party administration of its self-insurance plan  that the administrator would be providing the disputed coverage.

“Having been denied a stay, Notre Dame is advising employees that  pursuant to the Affordable Care Act, our third party administrator is  required to notify plan participants of coverage provided under its  contraceptives payment program,” said Paul Browne, Notre Dame’s vice  president for public affairs and communications, according to WNDU.  “As part of an ongoing legal action, however, the program may be  terminated once the university’s lawsuit on religious liberty grounds  against the HHS mandate has worked its way through the courts.”

A professor of history at Notre Dame, Holy Cross Father Bill  Miscamble told the National Catholic Register that he was disappointed  “with the tepid way in which Notre Dame has acquiesced with the  Obamacare provisions and authorized its health-insurance administrator  to implement the HHS mandate.”

Gerard Bradley, a professor at the Notre Dame School of Law, wrote in a post on National  Review’s Bench Memos, “The reasons for [violating the ACA contraception  mandate] would be, as Notre Dame asserted in its formal complaint in  the local federal court, that so ‘triggering’ the coverage would be  tantamount to facilitating abortions in violation of the university’s  Catholic beliefs.”

Under the Obamacare regulation, the university says in its lawsuit,  “Notre Dame must provide, or facilitate the provision of,  abortion-inducing drugs, sterilization, and contraceptive services to  its employees in violation of the centuries’ old teachings of the  Catholic Church.”

“If the government can force religious institutions to violate their  beliefs in such a manner, there is no apparent limit to the Government’s  power,” says the Notre Dame lawsuit. “Such an oppression of religious  freedom violates Notre Dame’s clearly established constitutional and  statutory rights.”

… LEC here again — It is time to step up , folks . Get to it , and uphold your moral standards ! …

 

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