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… They Were Murdered [#hostages]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Thursday,December 1st,2016

.. they were not ” executed … ”

.. it is that simple . Those three men [James Foley , Steven Sotloff , and David Blaine] were held hostage by a terrorist group . That group had no lawful , legal , or moral right to have them , or to hold them …

.. their lives were stolen by those terrorists …

.. they were murdered . Plain and Simple …

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… Not Hardly ! [#Boston Globe editorial]][#iran nuclear negotiations]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Monday,May 9th,2016

.. the Boston Globe seems to have a serious burr in its saddle .

.. their editorial page had a serious temper tantrum tirade over the letter that the Senate GOP sent to the leaders of Iran over the Nuclear Sanctions negotiations . They thought that they were ripping the seaators a new one over it all . Well , they ended up looking like a bunch of powerless idiots in the process …

.. the Senators are not a bunch of mindless knomes . They are not put there in the Senate for window dressing . They aer public servants themselves . They aer also part of a co — equal branch of government . so they have every right to speak their minds . They can do it individually , or they can do it collectively . The proceedings over the Kyoto Treaty debate are a classic case in point …

.. [h/t — BostonGlobe.com]..
.. [link] to the editorial …

.. Bill Clinton ‘ s people were negotiating a potential treaty over the global warming debate . It was highly unpopular to say the least . Even the DummyCraps did not like it , to a man and a woman . So , since the GOP controlled the chamber , and after lack of consultation ., the Senate GOP leadership decided to send Clinton a message : a Sense of the Senate resolution , with debate by all sides included [in public] …

.. well , that resolution was adopted by a 95 to 0 vote . The Kyoto Treaty would have been thoroughly rejected and discredited here in the United States . Ergo , it was never submitted to the Us sENATE for ratification . The Administration well knoew what would happen if it did …

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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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… We Should Support the Dugggars [#TLC]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Tuesday,April 14th,2015

.. I do not watch TLC that often ..

.. but the show about the Duggars [19 Kids and Counting] is one I like to watch . They are a highly entertaining and spirited bunch of self – supporting wholesome Christians …

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

.. she chose to exercise her 1st Amendment rights to speak out against homosexuality and the transgendered . As is their wont , those of the homosexual community chose to act in  a bullying fashion .  They have mounted a petition campaign to have TLC yank “19 Kids” from the air …. however , the petition campaign is backfiring …

.. but , this petition organizing against the Duggars ? What a ridiculous joke ….

.. it is an amazing retort that fans of the show mounted a counter to the boycott petition . Not only that , but the counter petition has done far , far better than the original boycott petition …

.. it is even more amazing given the media bias against the Duggars and the almost total lack of news about the whole situation …

.. I would advise my friends to do everything they can to help and support the Duggar family [all 21 (or 22) of them] . They are a fine outfit , worthy of your support …

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… Bravo , Mayim [#Bialik]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Sunday,August 3rd,2014

.. I heard of her when she was a teenager , when she starred in the NBC sitcom , ” Blossom . ” …

.. now an adult , married , and a mother of 3 or 4 kids …

.. I did not know that she was Jewish . I also did not assume that she was , either …

mayim bialik

.. [h/t –– TruthRevolt.org]..
.. [link] to the blog post …

.. she is now a co – star on a CBS sitcom , I believe ” the Big Bang Theory … ” . She is using some of her earnings from her show to supply a very significant number of bulletproof vests to the Israel Defense Forces [the I.D.F.] …

.. Bravo , Mayim , and May God Bless You always !! …

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… Bravo , Ben [Shapiro] ! …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Tuesday,April 29th,2014

.. Ben Shapiro appeared on the Kelly File with Megyn Kelly on Friday night [04/25/2014] , and reamed Brandeis University and its president a couple of brand new ones .

.. [h/t — TruthRevolt]..
.. [link] to the interview footage ..

.. Brandeis needed to be called out on the carpet . They collapsed to the dark forces of immoral tertitude . These are the kind of folks who will never understand what kind of message Dr. Ayaan Hirsi Ali is trying to bring forth …

.. more than that , those folks cannot stand criticism . They will act to suppress and eliminate the criticism and speech of those who act to oppose them …

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… ” Tricky Dick ” Durbin is not the Only One [denial of communiion] …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Monday,April 14th,2014

.. politicians and public figures who are Catholic have to be in good standing with the church in order to receive the Sacraments ..

.. to be honest , this is a rule of my faith [yes , I am a Catholic] that has not always been enforced ..

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

.. Vice – President Joseph Biden , Jr. , former House Speaker [and current House Minority Leader] Nancy Pelosi , New York Governor Andrew Cuomo are among the ” prominents ” who are Roman Catholics , and who are pro – Choice [pro – Death] . If the Church is doing its job properly , they should be denied communion as well …

.. Why do you ask ? ..

.. the Roman Catholic Church is in favour of life . It is in  all  circumstances . It is opposed to capital punishment [which I personally favour] , and is vehemently opposed to abortion …

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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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… 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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… This is a Surprise [Pro Life] …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Sunday,January 26th,2014

.. this is a public change of heart , and it is by someone that I would not expect to do it .

.. PJMedia columnist Andrew Klavan …

.. Andrew is a pretty liberal kind of guy . He describes himself as a self – described libertarian , which better sets out who he is like , I think . Still , he is pretty open and free – wheeling . To see this change of heart by Andrew , I am genuinely surprised .

.. [h/t — TruthRevolt]

.. [link] to the article ….

Despite freezing temperatures and storm-battered travel, thousands of people marched on Washington D.C. Wednesday in the hope of protecting unborn babies from abortion. The demonstrators in the 41st annual March for Life didn’t receive the media adulation dishonest Democrat pol Wendy Davis got when she filibustered a Texas anti-abortion law last summer. But media or no media, the pro-life forces will continue the slow but relentless process of winning honest hearts and minds.

I feel sure they will, because mine is a heart they’ve already won.

Until quite recently, I was pro-abortion. I opposed Roe V. Wade — I thought it a dishonest decision that robbed the people of their right to settle the matter for themselves. But given the chance to vote on the issue, I would have voted for the greatest possible abortion access. While I myself live according to my conservative lights, I’ve never felt I have the right to impose those values on others.

I changed my mind about abortion, however, because after debating the issue with pro-lifers over many years, I found I consistently lost the argument.

I’ve changed many of my opinions as I’ve grown wiser with time, but this change was one of the hardest. Not only does it go against my libertarian nature, it also means opposing the passionately held beliefs of some of the people I love most. Several of the women in my circle feel that access to abortion is an essential right.

But why? How exactly does that argument go?

Whenever I hear abortion spokespeople defend their position — and I mean, whenever I hear them — they seem to me determined to obscure the real issue. They talk about being “pro-choice,” but who among their opponents is anti-choice? They talk about “women’s health,” but what sinister constituency demands that women be unhealthy? They talk about “protecting a woman’s body,” but it’s not the woman’s body under threat, it’s the body of the baby inside her.

During elections, our corrupt leftist journalists routinely play Gotcha with pro-life candidates by asking if they favor abortion in cases of rape and incest. But they never ask “pro-choice” candidates if they favor abortion when the mother wants a boy instead of a girl or a Sagittarius instead of a Virgo or, if it should become possible to determine, a straight son instead of a gay one. Those are all legal reasons for abortion now. Should they be? If not, why not?

Okay, aborting a baby might be liberating, empowering and convenient. It might even dramatically improve the future course of your life. But the same could be said about murdering your wife if she’s a big enough pain in the neck. That doesn’t give you the right to do it, and it doesn’t make it the right thing to do.

The only relevant question about abortion is whether an unborn child is or is not a human being. If she is, I do not see how you have the moral right to kill her except in extreme circumstances.

I know there are good people who say no, a fetus can not yet think or choose fully enough to be considered wholly human. But that viewpoint is becoming increasingly difficult to maintain as better technology reveals the complexity of life within the womb.

And even if a fetus’s humanity is not yet complete, it’s wise to consider this piece of wisdom from the Clint Eastwood western Unforgiven. When you kill a man, Clint’s character says, you “take away all he’s got and all he’s ever gonna have.” That’s right. We are creatures who exist in time. We are as much what we will be as who we are. A man who’s fast asleep can’t think or choose fully either, but he’ll be well able when morning comes. So it is with an unborn child.

My natural sympathies are with the libertarians on this issue. But logic and moral truth are with the people who marched in Washington Wednesday. And so now I’m with them too.

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