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Nobel Peace Prize Prez: Thumbs up on Child Soldiers
Bational Catholic Register Blog ^ | November 22, 2010 | Mark Shea

Posted on 11/25/2010 5:39:24 AM PST by Mrs. Don-o

Our Nobel Peace Prize Winning President Barack Obama (“Winner: 2009 Prize for Being the Darling of the Euro Left”) has, yet again betrayed the suckers who took him seriously as some sort of Messianic Bringer of Peace.

First, it was the move (on the heels of the Nobel Prize) to increase troop levels in order to prop up a failed third world narco state with no clear plan of what to do besides get Americans killed in pointless battles. [snip]

Sec’y of Defense Robert Gates... plainly stated, “We’re not leaving Afghanistan prematurely. In fact, we’re not ever leaving at all.”

Then... Obama voted himself the power to murder anybody on planet Earth, civilian or foreign, whom he deemed (by his all-knowing power) to be an “enemy combatant”.

[snip]

But no worries, because Obama says his power to murder citizens he deems undesirable is a “state secret” and therefore cannot be investigated by prying subjects who want to know if Caesar is entirely motivated by the desire to, as he always puts it, “keep us safe.”

...In yet another breathtaking betrayal, Obama has declared that the US will support nations which make a habit of kidnapping children and forcing them to fight in some of the bloodiest battleground in the world—just so long as they are doing it to support our Grand War on Terror.

The administration stunned human rights groups last month by sidestepping a commitment to help countries curb the military exploitation of children. Josh Rogin at Foreign Policy reported that President Obama issued a presidential memorandum granting waivers from the Child Soldiers Prevention Act to four countries: Chad, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Sudan and Yemen...despite their failure to comply with the rules Congress passed and George W. Bush signed in 2008.

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TOPICS: Government; Military/Veterans; Politics
KEYWORDS: assassin; hypocrite; nobelpeaceprize; obama; tyrant
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1 posted on 11/25/2010 5:39:29 AM PST by Mrs. Don-o
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To: Mrs. Don-o

He’s no better than a baby killer.


2 posted on 11/25/2010 5:45:30 AM PST by cavador ("Self determination is not a malfunction"!(Harkness;Fallout 3 Rivet City 2077))
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To: <1/1,000,000th%; 1000 silverlings; 1035rep; 109ACS; 11Bush; 11th Commandment; 17th Miss Regt; ...
Mark Shea blog, always an interesting read, and here right on the money.

Isn't there impeachable material here?

3 posted on 11/25/2010 5:46:08 AM PST by Mrs. Don-o (Point of clarification.)
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To: Mrs. Don-o

O’s evil doing is far from over. We have to push back on every single issue. No letting up because we won the election. We can’t give the left any openings at all.


4 posted on 11/25/2010 5:51:09 AM PST by Carley (IT'S THREAT ANALYSIS, NOT RACIAL PROFILING)
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To: Mrs. Don-o

Seems like Bill Clinton gave the OK to use child prostitution in intelligence gathering operations.


5 posted on 11/25/2010 5:53:24 AM PST by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: cavador

Obama couldn’t even bring himself to support a law protecting babies who survived abortions to be born alive, and single-handedly buried the bill before the IL legislature. He’s an unrepentent baby killer.

As for Obama supporting the use of child soldiers in African and Muslim countries, that doesn’t surprise me in the least. Obama always places “cultural relativism” ahead of human rights.


6 posted on 11/25/2010 5:56:43 AM PST by AuH2ORepublican (If a politician won't protect innocent babies, what makes you think that he'll protect your rights?)
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To: Mrs. Don-o
OK, fine, so Mark Shea took a shot at Obummer. Pretty big target.

But he is still a far left barking moonbat as far as I'm concerned, still taking potshots at the last real POTUS:

according to Sec’y of Defense Robert Gates, who frankly admitted that all the twaddle about “When they stand up, we’ll stand down” is a load of bushwah when he plainly stated…

I wish FReepers would get it through their head that this guy, while he can do some decent Biblical exegesis, is still a far left loon.

7 posted on 11/25/2010 5:59:09 AM PST by markomalley (Extra Ecclesiam nulla salus)
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To: Mrs. Don-o
A bit hyperbolic,Obama is wicked enough without over embellishing his evil Leftist credentials.

One cannot expect such an intellectually limited president to fully comprehend the ramifications of everything he officially sanctions.

For instance-he desires the destruction of the America rooted in the US Constitution—yet he foolishly believes that there will still be a US worth living in if he gets his wish.

After 11/2/2010,the Democrat regime of Obama/Pelosi/Reid was exposed as: “The benighted leading the enlightened,” Such a house of retards will collapse from it's own brain dead weight without exaggerations from the patriotic opposition.

8 posted on 11/25/2010 6:02:40 AM PST by Happy Rain ("GO GAMECOCKS--THE REAL USC!!!")
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To: All

9 posted on 11/25/2010 6:04:33 AM PST by Liz
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To: Happy Rain

Without supermajorities in both houses, nothing is impeachable.


10 posted on 11/25/2010 6:05:30 AM PST by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: Mrs. Don-o

Heh... but at least he didn’t make a mistake saying North instead of South when talking about South Korea. THEN we’d have some REAL TROUBLE!


11 posted on 11/25/2010 6:05:34 AM PST by pnh102 (Regarding liberalism, always attribute to malice what you think can be explained by stupidity. - Me)
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To: Mrs. Don-o

BTTT


12 posted on 11/25/2010 6:12:44 AM PST by E.G.C.
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To: Liz

Il Douche


13 posted on 11/25/2010 6:14:17 AM PST by DarthVader (That which supports Barack Hussein Obama must be sterilized and there are NO exceptions!)
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To: cripplecreek
Without supermajorities in both houses, nothing is impeachable.

Oh sure he is, you just can't convict him. Clinton was impeached.

14 posted on 11/25/2010 6:17:02 AM PST by ROCKLOBSTER (Celebrate Republicans Freed the Slaves Month)
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To: AuH2ORepublican

They won’t back it because the USA uses “child soldiers” according to some definitions. Under some treaties 17 year olds would not be able to enlist.


15 posted on 11/25/2010 6:21:20 AM PST by BiggieLittle
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To: ROCKLOBSTER

Impeachment without conviction is meaningless.


16 posted on 11/25/2010 6:22:09 AM PST by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: cripplecreek
If a president is obviously guilty of impeachable offenses and,unlike Clinton,a unpopular maladroit jerk,it would be political suicide for ANY politician,regardless of party,to not vote for his removal.

That was the MAIN reason for Pelosi to maintain her leadership role—so as to still have the power to not only twist arms but rip beating bloody and hot the hearts from the bodies of Democrats who care more for their country than the socialist agenda.

17 posted on 11/25/2010 6:22:53 AM PST by Happy Rain ("GO GAMECOCKS--THE REAL USC!!!")
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To: cripplecreek

Doesn’t look too good in the history books, does it.


18 posted on 11/25/2010 6:26:08 AM PST by ROCKLOBSTER (Celebrate Republicans Freed the Slaves Month)
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To: markomalley
But he is still a far left barking moonbat as far as I'm concerned, still taking potshots at the last real POTUS:

Don't be such a ball of shredded meat. "Bushwah" has been used for at least 80 years as a euphemism for another word.

19 posted on 11/25/2010 6:27:06 AM PST by Oztrich Boy (History repeats itself, first as tragedy, second as farce - Karl Marx)
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To: Oztrich Boy
Don't be such a ball of shredded meat. "Bushwah" has been used for at least 80 years as a euphemism for another word.

You may not be familiar with Shea's case of Bush Derangement Syndrome acquired back in 2005.

Surely they have retained the concept of a "double entendre" down under, haven't they?

20 posted on 11/25/2010 6:32:53 AM PST by markomalley (Extra Ecclesiam nulla salus)
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To: ROCKLOBSTER

Yet still completely meaningless.


21 posted on 11/25/2010 6:32:56 AM PST by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: Mrs. Don-o

I am stunned and saddened and very, very angry over this. Has this gotten any MSM play? No? What a surprise they are all too busy misrepresenting what the Pope said about condoms.


22 posted on 11/25/2010 6:34:14 AM PST by lastchance (Hug your babies.)
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To: markomalley
First of all, "bushwah" is not a slam on George Bush: it's a slang euphemism for "bullshit" coined in the 1930's.

Second of all, Mark Shea is not a far left loon. A closer reading will dispel this rash judgment. He can be accused of hot and sometimes erratic temper (yes, and he's been guilty of rash judgment, himself, which often causes those who love him to wince) but he's more accurately perceived as

I live in that neighborood, too, and enjoy his company.

And yours, too, by the way.

23 posted on 11/25/2010 6:39:50 AM PST by Mrs. Don-o (Point of clarification.)
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To: Mrs. Don-o
just like the health care waivers... wonderful



24 posted on 11/25/2010 6:47:45 AM PST by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Mrs. Don-o
We all knew his Nobel prize was a joke, and this is just one more thing that proves it.

Obama exempts Sudan, Yemen from Child Soldiers Prevention Act

25 posted on 11/25/2010 6:47:59 AM PST by smokingfrog ( ><}}}}}}(0>)
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To: cripplecreek
I don't care if they impeach him or not, but I hope they have the nads to start serious investigations into each and every major bit of treasonous crap that Obama and his RAT minions have promulgated on the American people.

"A bomb a week...that's all we ask!"

A new one every Monday morning, right up to the next election. That'll give the RAT chattering class a whole week to deal with it.

26 posted on 11/25/2010 6:56:23 AM PST by ROCKLOBSTER (Celebrate Republicans Freed the Slaves Month)
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To: Mrs. Don-o
First of all, "bushwah" is not a slam on George Bush: it's a slang euphemism for "bullshit" coined in the 1930's.

See post #20. It is clearly a double-entendre.

Second of all, Mark Shea is not a far left loon.

You and I disagree on that. Prior to 2005, I would agree with you; however, since that point, he has gone off the deep end and contracted a full-blown case of BDS.

located near the broad intersection of Chesterton Boulevard and Anscombe Avenue, in a reliably Catholic neighborhood.

I am not questioning his Catholic orthodoxy on matters of exegesis. And on purely doctrinal issues, I also wouldn't have an issue with him. However, since 2005, his politics have shifted to the far left.

You may not agree. And I early look forward to reading criticisms of Obama on the basis of violations of the principle of subsidiarity. Or on attempts to establish socialism as our economic theory. Etc. Because I would actually love to be proven wrong.

27 posted on 11/25/2010 7:03:13 AM PST by markomalley (Extra Ecclesiam nulla salus)
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To: Mrs. Don-o
Well, let's cut him some slack.

By American standards, he's the anti-Christ.

But by Kenyan standards, he's an above average achiever.


Frowning takes 68 muscles.
Smiling takes 6.
Pulling this trigger takes 2.
I'm lazy.

28 posted on 11/25/2010 7:04:59 AM PST by The Comedian (Government: Saving people from freedom since time immemorial.)
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To: Mrs. Don-o

“Waivers” = corruption.


29 posted on 11/25/2010 7:12:54 AM PST by denydenydeny (Power always thinks it has a great soul and vast views, beyond the comprehension of the weak-Adams)
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To: denydenydeny
yup, waivers = indulgences...
30 posted on 11/25/2010 7:23:37 AM PST by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: markomalley

Agree on the left loon. One can debate the effectiveness of the war in Afghanistan, and if we have the will to stay and fight long enough to change that hideous land, but it isn’t immoral. If we really WOULD make a long term commitment like we made in Korea, we could succeed in Afghanistan.

I’ve been there, and my son leaves for there soon, but a more evil or Godless society can’t be imagined. I don’t think it is worth ‘winning’ there, since it would take a minimum of a generation, but there are reasons to seriously consider it as a matter of defense against the evil of Islam.

I don’t think you’ll be surprised to know I also question his ‘Biblical exegesis’...

;>)


31 posted on 11/25/2010 7:42:23 AM PST by Mr Rogers (Poor history is better than good fiction, and anything with lots of horses is better still)
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To: Mr Rogers; don-o
The U.S. alliance with Afghan-style narcotraficantes and Pashtun boy-rapers (Link) has tended to take some of the moral sparkle off, in my opinion. That impression has not been inproved by thug Karzai's Iran-loving kleptocracy.

Nor by the impending Russia-to-the Rescue strategic tilt.

Sorry.

I'm real glad my Marine son, back from Iraq, isn't going to Afghanistan.

32 posted on 11/25/2010 7:58:36 AM PST by Mrs. Don-o (Point of clarification.)
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To: markomalley
OK, fine, so Mark Shea took a shot at Obummer. Pretty big target.
Although you might not like this article either, Mark, because it supports Huckabee (I'm not sure what your stance is in that regard), you might agree on a couple points in the piece ...

Missing the “Mark”—Oh, Shea can't you see (that Huckabee has heart)
33 posted on 11/25/2010 8:17:34 AM PST by mlizzy (Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee ...)
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To: Mrs. Don-o

Many of those raising opium do so because the alternative is for their families to starve to death. If you go aggressively after the opium, many Afghans would die - as in many thousands. That is why it is tough to solve.

Pashtun boy rapers is just a subset of Islam. T.E. Lawrence wrote briefly about it after WW1: the segregation of women and allowing multiple wives inevitably leads to homosexuality.

Do we deal with them? Yep. Have to - that is what exists in Afghanistan.

The morality would come from trying to change that evil society, ultimately by exposure to the Gospel, but that is a project that requires a minimum of a generation (and probably more) just to open up the society enough so someone can talk about Jesus without being murdered that night.

Afghanistan is the most thoroughly Muslim country I know of, and changing it would be a deep dagger strike into the evil that is Islam. It can be debated if it is worth the cost, but anything we do against Islam is moral.


34 posted on 11/25/2010 8:21:18 AM PST by Mr Rogers (Poor history is better than good fiction, and anything with lots of horses is better still)
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To: mlizzy

By the way, Mark, Tom (the writer of the article I sent) and I are no longer Huckabee supporters so much, but huge supporters of Jindal, and we hope he throws his hat into the ring. We would however, still vote for Huckabee, if no one else qualified more “heavily.”


35 posted on 11/25/2010 8:30:02 AM PST by mlizzy (Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee ...)
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To: Mrs. Don-o

His real war is against his own people. He cares nothing for anything or anyone but himself. He is a walking psychiatric disorder. This manmsees himself as the American Julius Caesar. He wants to transform us from a Republic to an Empire.


36 posted on 11/25/2010 8:39:13 AM PST by A Strict Constructionist (Oligarchy...never vote for the Ivy League candidate.)
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To: BiggieLittle

If Obama can’t explain the difference betwen a 17-year-old who enlists voluntarily in the military and a 10-year-old who is kidnapped and forced to fight in a guerrilla war, then he’s an even bigger idiot than I thought.


37 posted on 11/25/2010 8:45:27 AM PST by AuH2ORepublican (If a politician won't protect innocent babies, what makes you think that he'll protect your rights?)
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To: markomalley

“However, since 2005, his politics have shifted to the far left.”

Indeed! Perhaps the Holy Spirit is beginning to heal his tendency to not see the BIG picture the area of politics. I believe Shea to be a good man....but he is certainly far from perfect when discussing politics.


38 posted on 11/25/2010 8:55:25 AM PST by SumProVita (Cogito, ergo...Sum Pro Vita. (Modified Decartes))
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To: markomalley; Mrs. Don-o
I am not questioning his Catholic orthodoxy on matters of exegesis.

I question Shea's orthodoxy. He went off to the socialist-pacifist-anti-capital-punishment-anti-capitalist dark side several years ago. He's become an anti-anti-terrorist, the way conventional Lefties in the '80s became anti-anti-Communists when they had trouble directly praising the Soviets.

I wouldn't say Mark's writing shows bad intent, but it's vain and intellectually lazy. He writes like one poorly educated in the faith (and in history), and I find the exercise of reading him really tedious. He gets hold of an interesting idea once in a while, but in my opinion, he generally takes it somewhere silly.

Being a pacifist (or merely finding an excuse to oppose every single measure against Moslem terrorists) means standing in solidarity with the people murdering your neighbors. It's participating in the terrorists' sin by silence or assent.

39 posted on 11/25/2010 9:44:33 AM PST by SamuraiScot
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To: AuH2ORepublican

I believe that a 17 year old can’t enlist without his/her parents permission. 17 year olds can’t sign valid contracts. They’re too young. I believe that was an issue during the Bush Administration and the reason they had issues with a different child soldier treaty.


40 posted on 11/25/2010 9:46:01 AM PST by BiggieLittle
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To: Mrs. Don-o

This goes along with the supposition that Obamao is first and foremost a dictator in the mold of African dictators, our very own Mugabe.


41 posted on 11/25/2010 10:44:10 AM PST by pallis
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To: The Comedian
"By American standards, he's the anti-Christ. But by Kenyan standards, he's an above average achiever.

By any standard he is a danger to The Republic.

42 posted on 11/25/2010 11:03:45 AM PST by blackbart.223 (I live in Northern Nevada. Reid doesn't represent me.)
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To: blackbart.223
It's like judging the quality of a tape worm.

To the host, it's a life-threatening, disgusting parasite that must be exterminated at any cost.

To other tape worms, it's a success story.


Frowning takes 68 muscles.
Smiling takes 6.
Pulling this trigger takes 2.
I'm lazy.

43 posted on 11/25/2010 11:09:34 AM PST by The Comedian (Government: Saving people from freedom since time immemorial.)
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To: The Comedian
"To other tape worms, it's a success story."

The other tapeworms are trying to affect the body politic here. The current tapeworm is seen as weak. Not a good thing for us.

44 posted on 11/25/2010 11:24:53 AM PST by blackbart.223 (I live in Northern Nevada. Reid doesn't represent me.)
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To: Mrs. Don-o
Why aren't things like this spoken about from the pulpits of our churches? Why aren't our bishops who are so into that social justice thing up in arms and shooting their mouths off about this? They had a lot of criticism of President Bush supposed unjust war but their silence is deafening unless I missed something. I don't mean to stick it to the Catholic hierarchy the other religious leaders seem to have taken a pass too. I blame all of them for the mess we are in, it seems to me morality has taken a back seat to political expediency. That's how it was so easy for people to pull the lever for Obama in 2008.
45 posted on 11/25/2010 12:05:01 PM PST by mimaw
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To: DarthVader

LOL


46 posted on 11/25/2010 12:42:08 PM PST by americanophile (November can't come fast enough....)
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To: cripplecreek
Without supermajorities in both houses, nothing is impeachable.>>>>>>>>>>>>>

Lets see now, the courts will not touch Obama despite the evidence,Cogress will not act against him,And the media are in the tank forhim, he is deserting our allies, and is a fascist by ideology and action.

Seems to me we only have one or two remedies left.

47 posted on 11/25/2010 3:50:47 PM PST by Candor7 (Obama . fascist info..http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/05/barack_obama_ipthe_quintessentia_1.html)
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To: Mrs. Don-o
The administration stunned human rights groups last month by sidestepping a commitment to help countries curb the military exploitation of children. Josh Rogin at Foreign Policy reported that President Obama issued a presidential memorandum granting waivers from the Child Soldiers Prevention Act to four countries: Chad, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Sudan and Yemen...despite their failure to comply with the rules Congress passed and George W. Bush signed in 2008.

BTTT

48 posted on 11/26/2010 5:11:38 AM PST by Dr. Scarpetta
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To: Mrs. Don-o

If he can’t be impeached as a traitor on his violations of the US constitution, no president is impeachable. That means he is free to be a brutal dictator - to murder US citizens he deems are “domestic terrorists” and sexually intimidate, threaten and molest citizens at airports with no cause - solely upon his will.


49 posted on 11/26/2010 11:16:04 AM PST by SaraJohnson
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To: SamuraiScot; markomalley; mlizzy; don-o
Brothers, in the heart of all Christlike charity, let me take aim at you with my polemical buckshot as follows:

Mark Shea has been cited as an outstanding supporter of Subsidiarity, such as, here (Link), and he referenced Subsidiarity as the basis for his opposition to Obama’s “faith-based” financial co-optation of church groups here (Link).

This puts Shea to the Right of 100% of the Catholic Left, as well as to the Right of a good many people who naively think themselves Catholic conservatives, but who don’t mind Catholic hospitals, colleges, social services, and military chaplains benefiting from government tax exemptions, contracts, bonds, loan guarantees, grants, subsidies and even salaries when they can get them.

So….. I think Shea’s disqualified himself as Far Left Barking Moonbat.

I am hereby stripping him of the title.

He may possibly accept the label Papal Pink.

I'll get back to you on that.

Thank you for reading to the bottom of this rant.

50 posted on 11/26/2010 1:59:37 PM PST by Mrs. Don-o (Point of clarification.)
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