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Politics, public policy, and law-making is a contact sport, but it is not what you necessarily read or hear in the media or Hollywood. It is much less dramatic and ordinary. At times, it can be downright boring. What you learn from CNN, FOX, MSNBC, ABC, CBS, NBC, talk radio, or read in many political blogs and some newspapers, is just part of the story. It is never as cut and dried as the media makes it out to be. Sometimes, it is just plain wrong. There are differences between politics and governing. Big ones. While you cannot have one without the other, you must sometimes temper the former to advance the common good. And you can only do that if you have the votes and political support to do so.
In the meantime, spirited debate is a good thing. Like a filter on a coffee maker, once its done, if done right, you’ll always have a fresh brew of ideas. That is what we enjoy doing here for you.
Gateways to the Future ...
Innovative Catholic Pastoral Methods in the fields of Vocations, Evangelization, Renewal in the Parish, New Media, Youth Work and Pastoral Renewal. Run by Fr. Patrick Egan, Chaplain of Ave Maria Foundation. Also including a link to Fr. Egan's radio show website, at http://old.avemariaradio.net/shows-and-hosts.php.
A Different Day--Dorothy Day Website http://dorothydayworker.blogspot.com/
A BLOG opposing sainthood for Dorothy Day.
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Waking Up Catholic is dedicated to helping those going through RCIA. As someone who recently graduated RCIA, find out what I have learned on my journey into the Catholic faith.
Rosary On Line - http://rosarioonline.altervista.org
Rosary On Line is the site where you can pray the Rosary with a browser. More than 18 languages, a lot of rosaries, chaplets, prayers and novenas. (Note from Vic: This is a great tool for introducing the Rosary to children and to new Catholics. All Mysteries are prayed one bead at a time.)
Huber Heights Liberty Group - http://www.huberheightslibertygroup.com/
We are a subgroup of the Dayton, OH Tea Party, promoting Constitutionally limited government, fiscal responsibility and the free enterprise system.
Waters World - http://www.watersworld.us/
Waters World ... A Unique Web Site containing a plethora of interesting information and personal insights.
Restore DC Catholicism - http://restore-dc-catholicism.blogspot.com
Religion, politics and culture; Pro-life matters, shining light on interior and exterior threats to the Church. We promote orthodox Roman Catholicism, with main focus on the Church in the Archdioceses of Washington and Baltimore, and Dioceses of Wilmington and Arlington.
The four Roman Catholic Churches of Old North Dayton, consisting of the “Parent Parish” (Our Lady of the Rosary) and three Ethnic Parishes within the Parish Boundaries of the Parent Parish: Holy Cross (Lithuanian), St. Adalbert (Polish) and St. Stephen (Hungarian).
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The Society of Americans for National Existence, or SANE, is what its name declares: a society of sane Americans dedicated to preserving and strengthening America’s national existence. America is a unique people bound together through a commitment to America’s Judeo-Christian moral foundation and to an enduring faith and trust in G-d and in His Providence. We believe that America’s founding, and its greatness was neither an accident nor a staging ground for some better existence or world state.
(NOTE: The SANE site has gone “underground” and become a members-only site, apparently after being stung by public arguments with this site over their NUVO Initiative under the motto “Don’t vote; it only encourages them.” Bottom line, what their reasoned arguments are driving toward is an America with some form of an un-representative government, coupled with an inability or unwillingness to precisely describe what form of un-representative government it is to be, and we are to be governed by. Their ultimate goal is, I conjecture, some variant of Marxism, which would explain why they don’t want to talk about it out loud or in public any more. Go to the NuVo Consequences link, the Chistmas 2006 link, the Problems With NuVo link, and finally the SANE Works Dropping NuVo link to see the whole of the discussions before the SANE web site went “private.”)
(NOTE 2 10/27/2008: SANE has informed me that the re-designed site is back up in public form; I note that the whole NuVo Initiative set of articles and comments, if they still exist, have been moved to a still private “members only” section of that site, so it cannot be seen by non-contributing members any more. SANE also states strongly that they do not support or promote any form of Marxism. They still oppose (I think) Parliamentary Democracy, which is obviously inferior to our own Jeffersonian Democracy, or if you prefer, Republicanism, or Constitutional Republic. However, in their communication I’ve seen no practical real-world recommended replacement for Representative Government, in any form, once all American citizens voting has been eliminated. I submit that, to oppose the citizen vote is to oppose representative government. That point aside, while I still have an uneasy feeling regarding hints of racism and intellectual elitism at SANE, it remains the best, most resourceful and innovative site I’ve seen that is adamantly opposed to the ultimate victory of Islam over America and over the entire world.)
Max Lifer Dot Com - http://www.maxlifer.com
My wife and I have the distinct privilege of personally knowing this lady and her husband, and the honor of calling them friends. If you want to find a true, risk-taking, self-sacrificial, Champion Of Truth and Defender Of Life, this is the site where you will find her. This calm, diminutive little lady has quietly stood face-to-face with typical "pro-choice" menacing, red-faced obscenity screamers, and just let it all run off of her like water off of a duck's back. She was the first "Sidewalk Councilor" we ever saw, trying to make verbal contact with abortion-mill "customers" while all the rest of us just kept our distance and quietly prayed. Her calm, steady, Christ-like demeanor is inspiring, encouraging and steadying, to all of us weaker souls. Within the long history of her very personally proactive actions for the babies and for the promotion of the Culture Of Life are stories that are epic, even heroic; no one really knows how many babies she has saved, but they are legion. This is my hero.
Institute for Advanced Strategic & Political Studies - http://www.iasps.org/index.php
Policy think tank established in 1984 with offices in Jerusalem and Washington D.C. While the mission of the Institute for Advanced Strategic and Political Studies has broadened over the course of our twenty-three years of existence, the focus remains the same. It is the integrity of Western societies, in effect the struggle within Western societies to resist, and to turn back, the Redirection of Western purposes by Western Elites. These Elites, whose Superiors first sought bases of agreement with Nazis and Communists, have now infiltrated the larger body. Judeo-Christian, West European and Caucasian America is the enemy and target of these Elites. After a half century of nurturing institutional destruction of Western societies, the Elites have now converged with terrorist Islam to herd the peoples of these societies, literally into killing fields. In this effort none are more helpful than the Judeo-Christian, Western and Caucasian populations themselves. The mission of the Institute and its programs is to reverse and restore what is now marked for destruction.
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Les Femmes-the Truth: Looking at life from a Catholic point of view.
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TFP Student Action is a network of university students and concerned Catholic parents who defend traditional moral values. Inspired by the teachings of the Church, TFP volunteers are on the front lines of the Culture War -- our college campuses -- working to restore the values of Christian civilization.
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Date: Sat Oct 25 19:24:55 2008
From: SANE Staff
Now that SANE is back live, and we saw a visitor or two from your site linked through, we took a look at your NuVo analysis. Mr. Yerushalmi asked us to respond to you since we recall your inputs fondly.
The truth is, we took the site down for 9 months for two reasons. One, to redesign it into a blog. Two, to move all of the original knowledge base to the Premium Archive. Now, we did that for two reasons. One, because it was material that few people could or would take the time to read with care--and as you know--that would lead to misunderstanding. Two, due to number one, to avoid CAIR's easy cyberspace vandalism -- attempting to slander Messrs. Yerushalmi and Gaubatz with out of context quotes.
In fact, NuVo was never used by CAIR and other Muslim Brotherhood types or Leftists to defame SANE. This is not the reason.
Now, given the choices in today's presidential elections, one might quite correctly challenge NuVo on practical, time-saving grounds. That would be a fine argument.
But back to SANE. You will note we are now attempting to post shorter more reader-friendly blurbs but with far more depth than one is typically used to.
Finally, the one thing Mr. Yerushalmi asked us to correct on your comments re NuVo. And, in this correction we recognize here and appreciate your single criticism of NuVo/SANE: that while we had clearly laid out the problem of the Science-Democracy Reciprocal, we did not set out an alternative.
We had tried to explain way back when, but here it is again. If one appreciates the Truth of Existence as given by God, one should understand that there is no "answer" (or shall we say pat answer) to political order. Certainly, as a good Catholic, you have studied Plato and Aristotle. There are modes of being in political each appropriate to a distinct people in a distinct place.
You can understand this by looking at Gaza. The Palestinians embraced democracy for the first time after YA's death. They embraced Shariah and Hamas--terror.
America and Americans at the founding embraced a constitutional Republic in an attempt to embrace both the S-D Reciprocal inherent in the Enlightenment but also as a way to brace against it--i.e., what happened in the French Revolution.
Now, most certainly, you are absolutely wrong to suggest that anyone associated with SANE would propose or be in favor of any form of Marxism--for that is a priori the death of Man's soul and if you understood anything about SANE, you understood we would propose nothing of the sort.
Anyway, we like the way your site has developed. Keep up the good work.
Date: Oct 26 06:15.23 2008
From: Vic Biorseth
Subject: Un-representative government.
See NOTE 2 added below your site link.
Date: Nov 02 11:15:24 2008
From: SANE Staff
Subject: Hints of Racism
You seem to have forgotten. We do not oppose "voting" or abdicate that it be eliminated. The NuVo initiative was an act of defiance in the face of the fall from being. This was a protest of a sort, but more than that. It was an affirmation that we would not participate in our own destruction.
Now, as to "hints of racism", we'd all ask that you spell those out and have a thorough discussion for as you know, such a charge in today's highly charged politicization of all of life is a death sentence. A virtuous Catholic ought to do more than cast aspersions.
Date: Nov 03 06:25:46 2008
From: Vic Biorseth
Subject: Hints of Racism
Excuse me, but, you did indeed oppose voting, and recommended that the most thoughtful and decent people abstain from voting. This was the fixed, permanent, unflinching and adamant argument that originally lit my fire on the topic. I am most happy now, finally, to see that you do not oppose voting or abdicate that it be eliminated. Your prior arguments in that direction were compelling and your predicted consequences of voting quite riveting; however, I still maintain that encouraging the best, brightest and most decent among us to not vote could not possibly bode well for the future of representative government in general and America in particular.
The “hints of racism,” and also gender-bias, of which I speak are just that: hints, and nothing more. Nothing explicit. Your mission statement contains an example of such a mild hint, in referring to America being founded by men who were almost exclusively white. While I think that particular statement is a perfectly innocent statement of historical fact, there have been stronger “hints” in arguments I participated in, and in some of your no longer visible articles. These included even the possible “disenfranchisement” of non-Caucasian and non-male participation voting. Now, all of these may have been from participants rather than SANE itself; but they tended to show a trend to elitism, at least, that should be renounced by SANE.
In point of fact, it is by accident of history that Western Civilization developed as an almost exclusively European culture. All of Northern Africa, and indeed the entire Mediterranean coast was Roman Catholic before the onslaught of Islam “converted” them by use of the sword. If Islam had not arisen and made such a conquest, it is entirely possible that America would have been originally settled by a much more racially diverse group than a purely European one.
Past statements that such things as suffrage (women’s vote) and the 14th Amendment granting the vote to the pre-slaves were somehow negative things that contributed to the demise of our culture or our unique people-hood are further “hints.” I submit that by the time of the 14th Amendment a majority of America’s blacks were Christian, making them, at least somewhat, Western, at least in their grounding, morality and ethos, and that they had more in common with us than with their own African ancestors. By today, that majority has increased (I conjecture) to something like 90% or more.
New (to me) revelations about the preaching of Jeremiah Wright and, some say, many other black “Christian” preachers, gives me pause – I have no way of knowing how many black Americans have been thus infected with racism and anti-Americanism and the Marxism born of so called Liberation Theology. I would still bet (and I still pray) that the clear majority of American blacks are more Western in their thinking and living than anything else.
Nevertheless, whether that be true or not, freedom is not for an elite or for a select few. Like the unwarranted, unmerited, unearned Grace from God, freedom is a blessing given to all, not some. Like Grace, freedom must be accepted and cooperated with, voluntarily, by men who are granted free will. And free will necessarily means the ability to reject what is offered. Women and blacks and other minorities with American citizenship should be granted the same legal protections, remedies and rights as the rest of us not so much because they necessarily deserve it, but because it is right. It is the right thing to do.
Date: Thu Jul 03 2014
From: Vic Biorseth
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Undoing Evil: Unraveling the sly "Good Intentions" destroying the West. Undoing Evil means reversing Political Correctness and Amorality, and returning to Pure Meritocricy.
Letter to an American Warrior, from an old American Citizen, with Love. An old man's advice to a young man, sent in a letter to an American Warrior.
The Judas Complex: How a traitor may not recognized his own treason. The Judas Complex explains how Judas Iscariot - like many a modern day Bishop - compromised with the world.
Christmas 2014: Hope is Reborn; Salvation has come into the world. The Christmas 2014 Turning Point: The Kingdom is upon us; our King is among us.
A Personal Relationship with Jesus Christ deepens faith and faith commitment. A Personal Relationship with America deepens love of country and patriotic commitment.
Work at home jobs that have had me. A long, costly and unsuccessful run at work from home jobs that didn't work for us.
Truth versus Agenda addresses the simplest of problems greatly complexified. Truth versus Agenda examines the contest between reality and its opposition.
Vic has Iron Weights for sale; Mama says they have to go. Lots of iron weights for sale; all have to go at once, in one sale.
My poor old truck is again starting to look like a poor old truck. After half-a-million miles, we're now approaching another decision time; another paint job, or a new truck.
A Palin Parker Ticket? My Dream Candidates for 2012. Why a Palin Parker ticket is better than any professional politician Republican ticket you can come up with for 2012.
Elitism Vs Palinism: Why the Left and the Elites Loath and Fear Sarah Palin. It isn’t just Marxism Vs Palinism; it’s also established intellectual elitism vs Palinism. The elite need someone to look down upon.
Here we see Bush family class captured in a simple private citizen’s photo. George W. (and Mrs.) Bush quietly demonstrate Bush family class without hoopla or fanfare.
Marxists love crisis, and they love an oil spill crisis most of all. Marxists even create and drive crisis. Their favorite crisis of all must be the Oil Spill Crisis, which is even better than a Banking Crisis.
The Godless Left leads the young and naive to their utopian Hell. For an honest comparison of the effects on youth, we need to look to the history of the Godless Left versus the Religious Right.
On Threats to America's National Existence. A look at the nature of our national existence, what makes us America, physical threats to that, and the possibility of just going out of existence.
On the ethics of language: English dictionary Vs. Political-Correctness taboos. Language evolves, yet morals are (or should be) fixed. This poses questions re the ethics of language.
Thinking Catholic direction: threats to America, Church, Ethos, even History. The Thinking Catholic Direction is multi-faceted, facing threats to American National Existence, Catholic Liturgy, our common Guiding Ethos - emphasis changes to meet the threat of the moment.
The website is going on hold for at least the next five weeks. Business calls, and I must respond. Will be traveling, and not taking the laptop this time.
Current Website Status. Still too busy for individual responses to questions, comments & criticisms.
Our 2006 Ohio Voter Guide. The choices are quite clear, and the 2006 Ohio Voter Guide was easy to produce.
On carrying my Lord, Jesus Christ, in my pocket. As a Eucharistic Minister, I am on occasion carrying the Lord Jesus in my pocket. It's a wondrous thing.
A 2006 Christmas and Hanukkah wish. May the Holy Days we celebrate remind us all of who we are, and how we are different from other peoples.
Current Democratic Party platform reveals anti-Semitic streak among Liberals. In their voting, their speechifying, and in the slant of their controlled mainstream media reporting, the current Democratic Party Platform is made clear to all observers.
The "Left", and The DaVinci Code, The Passion, and Cartoons of Mohammed. You can tell a lot about a movement by its public words. The Passion? "Unreservedly Bad." The DaVinci Code? "Unreservedly Good." Anything to do with Islam? "No Comment."
Home For Christmas 2008. Website Getting Active Again
Hydrogen power could be, and should be, the wave of our automotive future. Any move toward hydrogen power is a move toward a cleaner and more efficient fuel, and away from our dangerous dependency on oil.
Kerry lies again, and then lies about his lies, in concert with the SLIMC. There he goes again! Kerry lies again and again about American servicemen and veterans; he just can't help himself.
What's going on with Mel Gibson? Is he really an anti-Semite? I am surprised that Mel Gibson is an alcolholic. But I am never surprised at any words that come out of the mouth of any drunk.
Still Worrying Over NuVo Consequences. The Holidays have gone by, several days have passed, and the SANE NuVo Initiative still stands pat.
The Dem's October Surprise involves another flip-flop of their public "standard". The clearly pro-sodomy Party that openly seeks the "Gay" vote goes Victorian for another pre-election October Surprise ploy.
Some Problems with NuVo: the so-called Null-Vote Initiative. A "philosophical" movement aimed at keeping religious conservatives from voting? Seriously? Let me state my problems with NuVo.
Come, let us sit and reason together. Jews and Christians of various stripe and spot can say to each other, 'Come, let us sit and reason together.' But we can't do that with the Moslems.
Regarding SANE works dropping NuVo: Nul Vote Initiative dies with a whimper. If you can't really present a good argument, sit down. On SANE Works dropping the NuVo Initiative: a program that works hard to SOUND pro-American while ACTING to oppose American National Existence.
Even experts grossly underestimate the Marxist zeal of the American Left. The sharp Left turn happened in the Hoover-FDR era, and the Marxism of the American Left has been deepening ever since.
Thinking American, in a nutshell: When one has lots to say, but time is limited. The older I get, the busier I get. Answering multiple questions as a thinking American, but in a hurry.
"We are an Easter People, and Hallelujah is our Song." (John Paul the Great) Our absolutely unique and singular Easter story, and the incredible force with which it struck human history.
Witnessing, grieving and weeping for our dieing culture. What might it take to call a whole people back from the brink of cultural death?
So how come we have all these homeless people if our system is so great? The strong "Utopian Idealist" firmly believes that absolute worldly perfection is actually possible. Therefore, there should never be any such thing as a hungry or homeless person.
Taking a look at Illegal Imigration and Tax Problem solutions. In our view, the minimum wage and income tax have outlived their usefulness, and only contribute to the illegal alien problem.
First journal / blog entries when the thinking catholic blog first opened up. Notes to readers about what I was doing.
On-going WebSite work and planned WebPages as of 09/07/2006. Adding items to book store.
Vic's busted finger status - life goes on. Another busted finger status report, since the original one rolled off of the 50-entry BLOG update records.
Website Status as of 02/05/2009. No more Bookstore; no more Contact Me; no more complexity.
Website Status 03-09-2009. Just a note to bring you up to date on website status 03-09-2009.
Website Status 04/06/2009. Busy driving daily now; most website work will be weekend and as available.
The Plastic Bags and Eco Doom theory: will plastic bags end life as we know it? Plastic Bag and Eco Doom predictions tell us that plastic grocery and garbage bags will still be buried in the land fills and dumps a thousand years from now. Well … so what?
Farewell Smokey Biorseth; Rest In Peace. Hello Coal Biorseth; Welcome Home. As we were laying our beloved Smokey Biorseth to rest in his grave beside the lilies, a carbon-copy of Smokey, in younger form, emerged from the lilies.
Honky Biorseth really runs this house. If you want to know what's in any cabinet in the house, just ask Honky Biorseth.
More Marxist infiltration of higher education. Public school and the media are not the only places dominated by Marxist thought; even Catholic institutions are infected.
Of Families and Fortunes, and Inheritance Vs. Redistribution. Families and Fortunes are despised by Marxists, because Marxism demonizes the family, demonizes fortunes, and even demonizes profit.
Website Status Update 11/09/10. Just a Website status update; where we are and where we’re going.
Regarding the 2010 Tax Deal Pledge Breaker: Pledge? What Pledge? How can Republican deal makers even face us? We need to hang a Tea Party target on all professional politicians for 2012.
Pray for peace in Jerusalem, and for deliverance of Israel from harm. To pray for peace in Jerusalem is to pray for deliverance from Obama.
A tale of Promised Financial Melt-Down Debt Ceiling Nonsense and Happy Marxists. Everyone, on both sides, believes the Debt Ceiling Nonsense. Why?
Our Ohio voter Guide for the 2012 Election. The 2l012 Ohio Voter Guide – The Choices Have Never Been Clearer, or more critical.
Evangelization enters the animal kingdom with the first bear prayer. It is fitting that the first bear prayer would be a prayer of thanksgiving.
Is the Internet down in Lithuania? Sudden loss of Lithanian traffic suggests the internet is down in Lithuania.
The rise of the Femi Nazi Green Beret, and the decline of military victory. The first Femi Nazi Green Beret will be awarded out of fairness, not excellence.
Food Insurance: Is this stuff really any good? All of us conspiracy-theorizing, global-calamity doomsday-preppers need their Food Insurance.
We just had to try to do Robert Irvine's Plastic Wrapped Baby Back Ribs. Put plastic wrapped baby back ribs in the oven? What? Are you nuts?
Thoughts on the first Eucharist, established by the Last Supper. The first Eucharist was recognized by the Apostles for what it was on that holiest Holy Thursday.
Tea-Party-Candidates-04-18-2014. The Constitution is not going to be restored to legal preeminence unless we replace leadership incumbents of BOTH PARTIES.
Ecce homo; Behold the man. Ecce Homo. Behold the Innocent Lamb, who takes away the sins of the world.
When your system slows down or hangs, it's time for a Total System Reboot. America, the World, and even the Catholic Church may need a Total System Reboot.
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