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Vic Biorseth, Friday, March
It is Good Friday; the day He suffered and died to redeem us; to purchase us, at a great price. That most of America is largely unaware of the importance of this day, and that most who are aware of it don't give it much thought, or any time at all, tells us that America is largely not Conservative any more. For Christian faith is tightly woven into old time American Conservatism. I would say, inseparably so.
The term "Conservatism" has been so abused and absurdly used for so long by so many that its traditional meaning is long gone. The Conservatism of Buckley and Reagan is no more. Everyone who is not some version of Marxist calls himself a Conservative, which says that modern Conservatism is now defined by what it stands against rather than what it stands for.
This is not new. On that first Good Friday, when our Lord called out from the Cross "My God, My God, Why Hast Thou Forsaken Me?" there were few "Conservatives" who recognized the beginning of the Psalm. One was not even a Jew; he was a Roman Centurion. "Conservatives" of the day read and studied the Scriptures, seeking to learn the will of God.
The Good Friday Homily pointed out that those words, which Jesus cried out in agony, comprised the first line of, essentially, a popular song of the day. To those familiar with it, it brought to mind the rest of the song, which described the scene at hand perfectly.
He was surrounded, oppressed, mocked and scorned by all; they had pierced his hands and his feet; they had numbered all his bones; they divided his garments among them and cast lots for his vestment. Right down the line, word for word, there it all was, right in front of those who knew the Psalm.
So there it was. But the Psalm ended in a mysterious way, which now appeared to be prophetic. His soul, and He, was somehow saved from death. A mysterious deliverance that appears to prophesy a glorious resurrection. He - the afflicted - would praise God to everyone.
Most didn't recognize it, didn't understand it, or even care about it. That's the way it always goes.
What does that have to do with us, here, today?
The Founders of America and Framers of the Constitution considered the Christian Tradition, which had been the most civilizing tradition in the history of the world, to be essential to the correct operation of the new Constitutional government they were forming, because it was to be such a uniquely Representative Government. If the People were essentially driving law, then the People had better be properly Christian, in the day to day living of their lives. Although the Founders and the Framers differed in denomination, they unanimously held, in its essence, the same faith in the Christian God and same adherence to Christian Scripture in the guiding of the living of secular life to be essential, among the citizenry of America.
Of course, that was then and this is now. Now, that's "Old School". Now, we think we know so much more that we can abandon all that Tradition, for we have become so much more wise in the ways of the world. We few "Old School" Christians are now the minority. They surround us, suppress us, they mock us and they scorn us.
It might be worthwhile to remember the "Old School" Traditions as they were handed on to us from the Founders and the Framers.
This was not just any old set of moral norms, coming out of just any old religion they were talking about. It was Judaeo-Christian Morality, coming out of Christian religion. It was our Bedrock; the fundamental basis of all of Western Civilization, let alone America.
Nor was it the "Values" continuously yammered about by Comrade Obama, peace be unpon him, or Madam Hillary, or Crazy Bernie.
It was not the "religion" of the atheistic Marxian ideology, nor was it the religion of Islam, which belligerently demands of all citizens who are not yet disciples of Islam that they either covert to it, be absolutely dominated by it, or be killed.
All of that is anti-Christian, anti-Declaration, anti-Constitution and anti-America.
The starting point of "Conservatism" for the Pharisees, the Sadducees, the Greeks, the Romans and everyone else, when the Christ appeared on the scene, was an odd combination of Old Testament Scripture and Roman Civil Law. It has been historically established that the Scripture quoted most by Jesus and His chosen Apostles was the Septuagint. Then, as now, everyone was not "Conservative".
So what was the beginning point of American Conservatism?
The Declaration laid out the basic Natural Law rights of all men to be:
And it laid out the principle that the very purpose of civil government was to protect those four Natural Law civil rights, which were authored by God, not man. And that when the government violated these civil rights, it was the right of the citizenry to abolish government and re-establish government to protect them.
The rights to Equal Justice, Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness, as Natural Law rights established by God, are held to apply to all men on earth, not merely to American citizens. Recognition of these rights lays the groundwork for all relations with foreigners. Friendly or unfriendly relations depend upon how foreigners view and apply these natural rights to all men.
The Constitution laid out very specific rights of American Citizens, who alone were subject to the Constitution. The Constitution, which was the Supreme Law of the Land, laid out the specific organization of the civil government, and supplied its complete rules of operation. The Constitutional Congress would not ratify it until after the Bill Of Rights - the First Ten Amendments - was included as an integral part of the whole Constitution. Thus, the citizen rights to
So the beginning point of the Conservative Tradition in the new nation of America involved, first, the protection of Natural Law Rights and the protection of Constitutional Rights, and second, strict adherence to the rules of government laid out in the Constitution.
Limited government, in other words. Working within the limitations of the Constitution, leaving the States and the citizenry free to do all the rest of whatever needs to be done.
It is the job of the American government to proactively protect the rights of the citizens of America. That is its first priority. That is, or was, the beginning point of American Conservatism.
The slavers didn't like "Equal Justice". Right off the bat the new nation had a major quarrel with itself, with positions that hardened and coalesced into the two major Political Parties. It was the Slavery issue that created the Abolition Movement, and that resulted in the Civil War and the permanent, irreconcilable split that invented the Political Party System, which now supersedes even the Constitution itself as the supreme law of the land.
The Political Parties now drive everything. Unconstitutionally.
It was bad enough, for Western Civilization, with the occurrence of the Fracturing of Christianity due, mostly, to Luther's revolt. From that time on, Western Man no longer held to one common source of Civilizing Tradition, but many, and they were continuously growing in number. The new nation in America was an opportunity to bring them all back together, under a new form of civil government, of all things. If it was anything at all, it was a golden opportunity to evangelize all Christians back into the one original and unchanged Gospel Message.
But, the fracturing continued, as can be seen among the many diverse American Political Ideologies. Today, we have all sorts of factions and groups and Parties that claim the title "Conservative" but just about none of them are Conservative, in any sense that would be recognized by the Founders and the Framers.
Just the very fact that today's Marxocrat Party is ideologically Marxist, as opposed to Constitutionalist, should tell anyone still capable of doing critical thinking that Constitutional America has already gone off the rails. Marxist ideology - which opposes Christianity, equal justice, life, liberty, pursuit of happiness, private property, armed citizenry, exercise of Christian religion, freedom of speech, freedom of press, free market (i.e., Capitalism), etc., in favor of redistribution, communal property, social sameness and citizen dependency of government rather than self dependency - is not seen, even by the opposing Party, as being in any way anti-American.
That the Republicrat Party has no Constitutional problem with the stated positions of the Marxocrat Party may prove to be more injurious to America than all the anti-American agendas of Obamunism and the Marxocrat Party. The Republicrat Party consistently acts in bipartisan cooperation with the Marxocrat Party agenda, which is systematically destroying Constitutional America.
The Marxocrat Party began life as the Party of Jefferson Davis and Robert E. Lee, and the Confederacy, and it continues life today promoting the ideals of Karl Marx, and steadily driving toward World Communism. The Republicrat Party began life as the Party of Lincoln and the Abolition Movement, and it continues life today as the Party of Itself. It exists to exist, and to grow itself, and to participate in sharing government power, and in growing government bigger and bigger. Powerful Republicrats today do not care where America is going so long as they remain aloof and part of the government ruling class.
Certainly not the Republcrat Party. Nor can anyone who calls himself a "Social Issue Liberal" or a "Social Issue Neutral" properly call himself a Conservative. If you agree with such things as abortion, contraception, fornication, homosexual union, adultery, divorce and remarriage, euthanasia, trans-genderism, etc., etc., etc., - or - if you stand mute and unresistant while these abominations pass in front of you - then you are no American Conservative.
In our Definition of Libertarian, and in Opposing Libitarianism, we explained why anyone who calls himself a Libertarian is no American Conservative. If you take Judaeo-Christian morality out of it, you take American Conservatism out of it. You cannot be an American Conservative without that moral basis, and if you have that moral basis, then you must act upon it and live your life in accordance with it. You are called to live your faith, not just pretend to hold it, or to hold it and stand mute about it. To do otherwise is immoral, and certainly not Conservative of American Constitutionalism.
Immorality is not Conservative.
Ideological Marxism now owns Academia, and through Academia, Ideological Marxism now owns the American Classroom. Through the ongoing efforts of the Marxocrat Party and the Bipartisan Cooperation of the Republicrat Party, Ideological Marxism now owns the Court System, the Legal System and the whole Justice System.
Through the Political Party System that is now running America, our now unconstitutional government is, ever increasingly, forcing us to:
And that ain't all, not by a long shot. If you think official Catholic teaching institutions are not involved in this degeneration of Christian and American thought, you need to read through the Perverted Catholicism Pages.
And if you think even our Popes are not involved in this Marxification of the world, you need to read through the Papal Imperfection Pages.
There are currently two and only two contenders for the office of President of the United States who are running today who are bucking the whole unconstitutional system, and they are Donald Trump, and Ted Cruz.
The Donald is no Conservative, by any stretch of the imagination; but then, neither is the Republicrat Party. The Party and The Donald are about equally Conservative; which is to say, they are not Conservative at all. But the Party hates him, and that's a good thing. He poses a serious threat to the unconstitutional Party System, even if he doesn't even know it. He threatens to upset the whole apple cart.
He is a businessman, but government is not a business, and this particular government, especially, cannot be run like a business, nor can it be run by deal-making; it must be run by its own Constitution. It is not a "business", but an institution, whose main purpose for being is to protect its own citizens from itself, and from outsiders.
Ted Cruz is the only Absolute Constitutionalist in sight. The only negative about him, from my point of view, is that it is unclear whether he will act to destroy the Party System, the "Club" of crony-capitalists, lobbyists, donors and PACs that own and operate the Parties, and through them, rule America.
He remains my first choice, over The Donald, but I pray that he will, if he wins, get us out from under the Parties and back under the protection of the Constitution.
I no longer call myself an American Conservative, for the term has lost all meaning. It is now as fractured as is Christianity. I now call myself Constitutionalist. There never was anything wrong with it in the first place, other than accommodations made with the slave Colonies to get it ratified in the first place. And even that was rectified later.
Every big shot Marxian in America is not of the Hegelian-Progressive variety, like Madam Hillary; some of them may even favor the Gramsci approach, just sliding into Communism, crisis-by-crisis, one little crisis at a time, without need of violent revolution.
But some of them are of the more violent Machiavellian variety, working to destabilize all of human society more quickly, to cause catastrophic chaos and disorder, so that they may don the Superman costume and then, with great force, "save" society from the disorder they caused, and become Dictator, to the cheers of the "saved" survivors.
Just such a deceitful, treacherous and violent Machiavellian Marxist Revolutionary is our own Comrade Obama, peace be upon him.
He has a lot of help, from a lot of strange places. If you want a good look at the utter barbarity that is coming our way, just look at the video linked in the recent article on Civil Jihad. This is an attempt at the absolute destruction of Western Civilization. It is being sponsored and supported and encouraged not only by our own Comrade Obama, peace be upon him, but also by Pope Francis, by German Chancellor Angela Merkel, and many others in high places who ought to know better.
Take the time to view the video. It's about 20 minutes. It's coming here. It's being done on purpose. Consider this fair warning.
It began as Jihad Through Migration, as opposed to immediate Violent Jihad, following the pattern of Cultural Marxism, as opposed to immediate Violent Revolution.
How could anyone do this to us? How could so many highly placed intelligent people have been so fooled, if not actually converted to be against Western Civilization?
Through infected education.
Through absolutely stupid and asinine political interpretations of the First Amendment that render it into a legal suicide pact, allowing in a religion that instructs its disciples to destroy us. Through the incredibly stupid political interpretation of "equality of all men" to mean equality in property rather than equality rights and in access to justice.
Even science is infected. See the Scientism Pages. The establishment of scientific "facts" no longer require the application of the scientific method; all they now require is a scientific consensus. Science has become Democratic. Science by vote. No proof required.
That's how we "know" that Climate Change is the greatest threat to the planet, and to mankind, and to all life. That's how we "know" that all of our resources, especially fuels, are "limited" and how our use of them is "unsustainable". Real science has nothing whatsoever to do with it; its all always in agreement with the political agenda of the Party in power. After all, that's where science gets its money.
Knowing that perfection is not possible in this life, we can know that America will never be perfect.
However, we should also know this: if the American Constitution is ever to return to its proper position as the Supreme Law of the Land, then there are some unconstitutional institutions that will need to be destroyed, first:
That would be a start. We are pretty far down the trail away from our own Constitution. But we could get back there fairly quickly with some real Constitutionalists in high office.
With no compromises.
With no diversity.
With no Marxism, and with no Islam.
May the Lord bless us, when we deserve it. His will be done.
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Date: Tue Mar 29 12:17:56 2016
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Vic as always you nail it as to what we face. You @ I remember the America that was & fought for. Trump is only a business man but a highly successful one who will surround himself with very competent people.
Cruz knows how to play the DC game. Tell them what they want to here. I still firmly believe H&W are hiding something from us.
Date: Tue Mar 29 2016
From: Vic Biorseth
Who are H&W?
Date: Wed Mar 30 14:12:04 2016
From: backwards world
Location: Westville, IN
I am decidedly confounded by this entire mess, vacillating between Trump and Cruz.
Cruz appears to be the most presidential in demeanor, competence and principle. However, how entrenched is he in the Republicrat Party? I consider it a good thing that Trump is both and neither parties.
Agree that Our Constitution is not a business, but our govt has become a business. Did lobbyists and big business take over because they have been able to dominate the diplomats we have elected to office?
Will Trump use his business acumen for our (citizens) best interest, or for his own ego? It seems as though Trump does not have a moral compass grounded in God, so what is his motivation?
I am intrigued by the money and effort of the lobbyist and big donor class to stop Trump. Is it really to 'save the republic'? This much effort should have been used 8yrs ago, but was not. Why not?
Trump can be such a crass loud mouth. Does he have to sound like a teenage bully? He must have a board-room demeanor in there somewhere, right? But it is invigorating to witness the glory of our first, alive and well, stirring emotions and ruffling feathers.
Thanks for listening!
Date: Wed Mar 30 2016
From: Vic Biorseth
Make no mistake about it, the Party hates Cruz even more than it hates Trump. Trump will make deals with them; Crux won't. He has already demonstrated that he won't make deals, while Trump is bending over backwards to let them know he will make deals. Making deals is what he is all about.
The Party is absolutely determined that neither Trump nor Cruz will be the Party nominee. They intend to keep either one from getting the required 1,237 Delegates before the Convention.
They are throwing everything but the kitchen sink at Trump, and spending megabucks to do it. The Media is in on it with them, because the Media is fundamentally in the Marxocrat Party camp, and they fear both Trump and Cruz.
The way they intend to stop Cruz is more quietly, by keeping Kasich in the race all the way to the Convention. Any votes Kasich draws will hurt Cruz the most, Trump the least, by dividing supposedly "Conservative" votes.
There will be no more debates; Trump has already announced that. If he debated Cruz one-on-one he would lose, he knows it, and therefore he will not do it.
The problem the Party (and the Media) has with Trump is that Trump has taken involuntary control over the Media, just by being such big news every day. They hate him, but they have to cover him, and so he always gets the most exposure, for free.
The Media is always making Cruz look bad, in big and little ways.
In my opinion, neither Trump nor Cruz will get the nomination. A ringer will be thrown in at the Convention. There may then be a three Party, or even a four Party race, which will throw the win to the Marxocrats.
The Repbulicrat Party will not mind losing the Presidency again. In their view, it would be better than a Trump or a Cruz Presidency, which would weaken them - the Party. The Party doesn't give a damn about the Republic, or the Constitution, or the voters. The Party exists for the Party, and nothing else. They just want to keep the gravy train rolling.
If the Party were an individual, it would be a Narcissist. In a way, the Party and Trump deserve each other. A match made in hell.
The only possible way to defeat the Party is if either Trump or Cruz gets to 1,237 Delegates before the Convention, and the Party, and the Donors, and the Crony Capitalists, and the Lobbyists, and Kasich, and the Entertainment Industry, and everyone else on the Washington Gravy Train is not ever going to let that happen.
(If either one of them DID win, they would then defeat Madam Hillary, or Crazy Bernie, or anyone else the Marxocrat put up, big time.)
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Rethinking War on Islam: War on "parts" of Islam, or, Unlimited War. Rethinking War on Islam may mean a perpetual state of war, for Islam's evil cannot be separated out.
Reconciliation with God, through a good Confession with Absolution. Repentance, resolve, confession, absolution, penance, and uplifting, EXHILARATING Reconciliation.
Gay Marriage: What the hell is gay about it? It isn't Gay Marriage, it's Homosexual Marriage. If you surrender the language you lose.
"We are not the World Police" say the Lefties. So, if not us, then who? In the absence of Police, including World Police, what happens? The criminals come out to play.
Do we have an Anti-American President? A Pro-Islam, Anti-Christian,
Redistributionist, Utopian, Pro-Illegal Alien, quite consistently Anti-American, President Obama?
The Three Big Ideas competing in global geopolitics today. The Three Big Ideas, and a Fourth one: aggressive, militant atheism, or secularism.
World War III is beginning, and the Big News is the "News"? The world is tumbling into global war, but Journalism is all atwitter about Brian Williams. Go figure.
Babbling Christianity: The Loss of Unity in the Christian Message. Is some New Testament "Tower of Babble" moment behind babbling Christianity's ever increasing disunity?
Obama Lies Again. So what else is new? "My work is done here; Hi-Yo Silver, and Away!" ... Who was that Masked Marxist?
On the lost human virtue of Industry. From Industry to Indolence: how the most industrious nation in history has slipped into almost pure sloth.
Another Obama act of Treason? Well, ho-hum, heavy sigh and here we go again. He lives for Treason. Bringing Constitutional America down is his whole purpose for being.
All the anti Capitalist lies in Marxist propaganda. Most old Marxist anti-Capitalist lies are now common "academic truths" in formal education and news reporting.
Why is our whole culture going to pot? It's our morality, stupid. Every cultural thing - law, order, decency, indecency, salvation, damnation - hangs on a recognized cultural morality.
The Truth about Islam, finally, in a homily at Mass. You never hear the unvarnished truth about Islam, or other evils, from Catholic clerics. Maybe that's finally changing.
Presenting the Renamed Reintroduction of Thinking-Catholic-Strategic-Center. The conversion to the Catholic American Thinker name is now complete.
War Begets War: It's About Islam; It Always Was. Undoing Islamic Lies of "Peaceful" Moslem Propagandizers.
Undoing Evil: Unraveling the sly "Good Intentions" destroying the West. Undoing Evil means reversing Political Correctness and Amorality, and returning to Pure Meritocracy.
The argument within Islam, and about Islam, regarding the true nature of Islam. The true nature of Islam: Ron Paul, King Saud, Ali Khamenei, Comrade Obama, all have their versions.
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.
All the Unintended Consequences: What makes us think they were unintended? If every single thing done by someone has unintended consequences, the consequences were intended.
The French Islamophobia: Was it real? Or is Islam really something to be feared? If the French Islamophobia turns out to have been warranted, what about ours?
You're gonna hold their feet to the fire? What fire? They're laughing at you. You can't hold Republicrat's feet to the fire. They are the fireproof new political nobility.
What would War on Islam look like? Would victory even be possible? With what successful overall strategy could we wage war on an ideology?
On the Anti-Church metastasizing within the Roman Catholic hierarchy. The anti-Church within the Church: the anti-Papal agenda advancing even in the Vatican itself.
The Required Radical American Re-Revolution. Or, Re-Constitution.It took 100+ years to radicalize Constitutional America. It will take a radical re-revolution to bring it back to sanity.
On the "inevitability" of a Perfect Global Government in a "New World Order". Is this "New World Order" idea divinely inspired, or is it the ongoing work of Satan?
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.
On Theory Dominating Substance, in science, religion, morality, and culture. Everywhere we look, we see the theoretical trumping the substantial, up and down the line.
A Personal Relationship with Jesus Christ deepens faith and faith commitment. A Personal Relationship with America deepens love of country and patriotic commitment.
The 2014 Mid-Term Elections Cometh: Here we go again. Next Tuesday, the 2014 Mid-Term Elections are upon us. What are we going to do about it?
Anathematizing anathema: the predictable result of the denial of evil. In a world that denies the existence of evil, anathematizing anathema itself is the only anathema allowed.
The Ebola Setup: Another possible trigger for the final revolution? The purposeful government infection of America, through the Ebola setup. Why?
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.
The challenge describes Capitalism as illusory and Marxism as solid. The mixture of religion just adds to the confusion of all good realists.
Indifferentism and Moral Relativism eats away at Catholic Culture. Catholicism stands against Indifferentism. Where do you stand?
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.
Battle Line: Where the advancing secular army meets Judaeo-Christian moral norms. The Secular Position (or Agenda) involves Proactive, Aggressive Anti-Theism, and not merely "neutral" Atheism.
A return to the American Ideal means a severe reduction in Government. To return to positive growth and progress means, necessarily, purging our nation from all Marxist-Socialist philosophical influence and a return to the American Ideal.
Why this hatred of Palin? What galls modern women of the Left about Sarah Palin? The blind hatred of Palin we’re seeing expressed is not merely because of hatred and intolerance of the pro-life religious moral standard.
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.
How is it that opposing amnesty for millions of illegal aliens is "arrogant"? If my pro-Catholic, pro-American, anti-alternative-ethos position is "arrogant," then, exactly what is the position of those who claim superiority or even equality with it?
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.
American Military Assault Weapons originally intended in the 2nd Amendment. To miss the point of the 2nd Amendment is to miss the point of the whole Constitution.
For God and Country – More Thoughts on America, and on National Existence. For God and Country: Comparisons of martyrdom and heroism, Sovereign Nationhood Vs. Internationalism, distinct people-hood Vs. the Global Village, and Godliness Vs. godlessness.
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.
The Rabbi Meir Kahane Open Letter to the World is a must read. No decent world history course is complete without the Rabbi Meir Kahane Open Letter to the World.
Aleksandr I.Solzhenitsyn warns the American Worker and American organized labor. Solzhenitsyn speaks to us as a worker from the “Worker’s Paradise” of Communism; words of warning for all who understand the meaning of the word Liberty.
World Revolution returns with a vengeance: the rebirth of Marxism. Marxist world revolution returns, and faces far less opposition than in 1848 or the period between the Great Wars.
Our argument against public despair, hopelessness and pessimism re the future. Despair is a mortal sin, the opposite of the virtue of hope; it is a sin unto the death of the soul, a repudiation and rejection of God’s grace.
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.
Catholics learn and practice Glossalalia, in the Life In The Spirit seminars. Life in the Spirit seminars, fueling the Catholic Charismatic renewal, bring tongue-speaking "Glossalalia" and being "Slain in the Spirit", into Catholicism.
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."
Who's driving the Health Care bus? Health insurance companies grading doctors? Health insurance companies grading doctors: a legitimized conflict of interest. A preparatory step toward the nationalization of the health insurance industry?
On the forced use of medical boiler plate language rather than simple notes. The "little dictators" from insurance companies and government bureaucracies force MDs to use stilted, verbose, medical boiler plate language in their own documentation.
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.
Thoughts in remembrance of 09/11/2001, five years later. The changing shape of the war, the changing shape of the enemy.
The Jewish Shabbat. Description of Jewish Shabbat (Sabbath) from my Holy Land item supplier.
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.
Kerry's Lies: The Old, Vietnam-Era Anti-War Chickens are Comming Home to Roost. POW Lawsuit Could Force Kerry To Come Clean - by George "Bud" Day, Chairman, Vietnam Veterans Legacy Foundation.
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?
If we have an inherent right to something, then, who must supply it? Rights and Responsibilities exist in paired sets; a right does not exist in the absence of a related responsibility. If indeed we have a right to our job, then, someone must provide it. Who?
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 Immigration 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 catolic 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.
Kill the illegal alien marketplace, and illegal aliens will leave on their own. Why should we "imagine" life with no Mexico? Shouldn't the Mexicans be trying to imagine life without the USA?
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?
God and Nature: on the Nature of Things, established by the Creator of Things. God and Nature: on man’s Perversion of the Nature of Things, even with the best of intentions.
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 Lithuanian 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.
Get behind these Tea Party Candidates. 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.
"We belong to the Church militant; and She is militant because on earth the powers of darkness are ever restless to encompass Her destruction. Not only in the far-off centuries of the early Church, but down through the ages and in this our day, the enemies of God and Christian civilization make bold to attack the Creator’s supreme dominion and sacrosanct human rights.”--Pope Pius XII
"It is not lawful to take the things of others to give to the poor. It is a sin worthy of punishment, not an act deserving a reward, to give away what belongs to others."--St. Francis of Assisi
Truth is incontrovertible. Malice may attack it, ignorance may deride it, but in the end, there it is.—Winston Churchill
The smallest minority on earth is the individual. Those who deny individual rights cannot claim to be defenders of minorities.—Ayn Rand
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