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  • Pedophile priests sent abroad to avoid prosecution: Activist

    11/19/2014 10:53:49 PM PST · 23 of 23
    BlackElk to Biggirl
    We Catholics ARE the ones left to clean up the mess. The Church's chronic critics take the opportunity to indulge their dark side at our expense. We are going to be Catholics, though, no matter what they say.

    God bless you and yours!

  • Student banned from criticizing gay ‘marriage’ in class at Jesuit college

    11/19/2014 10:48:47 PM PST · 81 of 81
    BlackElk to Norm Lenhart
    Norm:

    I had no way of knowing that you were a refugee from Catholicism. I feel sure that you know that I was not being hostile to you personally.

    I do understand why many have been gravely disappointed by the Church and its leaders and particularly in the United States and more particularly in upstate New York in such dioceses as Buffalo, Rochester and Syracuse for three examples.

    Your age is also relevant. Those of us who were conscious of Catholicism in the golden pre-Vatican II age of Pius XII were left with his memory to hold onto. His great associates such as Alberto Cardinal Ottaviani, Carlo Cardinal Confaloneri and Amleto Cardinal Cicognani all survived to be there for the funerals of John XXIII and Paul VI.

    At that point in 1978, Albino Cardinal Luciani was elected as Pope John Paul I, an example of what is called "the fine Roman hand" also described as the "iron fist in the velvet glove." Taking the names of his two predecessors was a way of confusing their history. Luciani was a long time disciple of Cardinal Ottaviani and was Patriarch of Venice when elected pope. There is a strong appearance that he was murdered by household staff (poisoned?). No autopsy was allowed, a tradition going back to the early 18th century.

    In the second conclave of 1978, Karol Cardinal Wojtylwa was elected as John Paul II, continuing the confusion over John and Paul. Neither John Paul I nor John Paul II had any intention of continuing the regrettable and relentless liberalism of John XXIII or Paul VI.

    Upon his election, St. John Paul II immediately fired the entire papal household staff from the kitchen employees to the guy who stoked the furnace on the superficial excuse that he wanted only those who spoke Polish working in the household. JP II spoke 11 languages fluently including Italian. Far more likely, he wanted employees he knew he could trust, having spent his entire adult life fencing with nazis and then communists. By comparison, Luciani was naive and vulnerable.

    Most importantly for the US Catholic Church, the election of John Paul II meant the end of the positively evil Archbishop Jean Jadot of Belgium as Apostolic Delegate to the United States. The era of Jadot was 1973-1980. It was a regrettable era which was marked by the flourishing of the likes of Los Angeles Archbishop and Cardinal to be Roger Mahoney, Joseph Cardinal Bernardin of Cincinnati and then Chicago, Bishop Howard Hubbard of Albany, Archbishop Rembert Weakland and a lot of other disgraceful miscreants. Apparently Jadot saw to the appointment of 103 bishops and 15 archbishops in the US in his time, Google Archbishop Jadot's Boys for extensive explanation and the gushy 2009 Boston Globe obituary for Jadot for much of the rest. You may also find the sickeningly sweet National "Catholic" Reporter (or Fishwrapper) tears and flapdoodle obituary.

    Don't let Satan's trash like Jadot drive you out of YOUR Church.

    DO read the late Malachi Martin (SJ) novels The Final Conclave and Windswept House for a very good and thinly veiled account of what we have lived through until St. John Paul II's health finally failed. Also Martin's non-fiction The Keys of This Blood about the Polish Catholicism that gave us St. John Paul II.

    You are in upstate New York. That area was particularly burned over territory with a LOT of very bad bishops. Let's talk. It would also be helpful to know your approximate age.

    God bless you and yours!

  • Student banned from criticizing gay ‘marriage’ in class at Jesuit college

    11/19/2014 8:28:49 PM PST · 80 of 81
    BlackElk to Last Dakotan
    The problem is that if every Marquette teacher today were a Jesuit, the overwhelming majority of that faculty would be hard core radical leftists. The Jebbies just ain't what they used to be.

    God bless you and yours!

  • Student banned from criticizing gay ‘marriage’ in class at Jesuit college

    11/19/2014 7:41:28 PM PST · 79 of 81
    BlackElk to metmom
    Thank you!

    May God continue to bless you and yours and the good work you do here!

  • Pedophile priests sent abroad to avoid prosecution: Activist

    11/18/2014 3:38:02 PM PST · 20 of 23
    BlackElk to Biggirl; Dr. Thorne; Norm Lenhart
    Biggir;:

    It seems you have Dr. Thorne's number and that of some others while you are at it. I try to avoid these controversies because we all, Catholics, Reformed, Jews, other conservatives need to be able to politically march, arm in arm, whenever we can.

    The endless attack on priests makes it clear that there is literally NOTHING the Church could do that would satisfy those who, lacking rational arguments against her, resort continually to the sexual scandals of priests involved inappropriately with children or teens (or anyone really given their common vow of celibacy) short of the Church itself closing up shop and turning itself over to the Reformed or the atheist/agnostic set and you and I know from Our Savior that such will never happen.

    The fact is that each and every clergyman: Catholic, Reformed, Jewish or otherwise has fallen far short of the glory of God and short of what God had hoped for each clergyman. Ditto the laity.

    Time was when, as a lawyer, I represented pro-lifers in large numbers in your home state when I lived there. I never pestered a single one to join me in my Catholicism. Most of those represented were out-of-staters and many non-Catholics. I represented each to the court individually according to his or her respective faith and beliefs, not mine.

    The conservative movement needs all of its adherents. In our capacity as conservatives, we cannot afford to be divided by our faith commitments or religious beliefs. That is not how America works. That does not mean that we should not hold fiercely to our Catholic Faith on Sunday and all week long. We must grant to our fellow Christians not of our fold the same right. And to folks of other faiths as well. It seems a bit schizophrenic but we can all manage it here.

    We can all point to instances in which our ancestors suffered at the hands of the ancestors of others. That was generally quite long ago. I am willing to give it up. Others must decide for themselves.

    This year marks 50 years that I have been involved in conservative activity. It has given me the opportunity for leadership and to get to know Bill Buckley and Frank Meyer and to meet Barry Goldwater and Ronald Reagan and to fight Lowell Weicker and to help Joe Lieberman against Weicker. Only one third of those six were Catholic and Frank Meyer was baptized on his deathbed.

    Our Faith is the most wonderful thing on Earth but our political movement is also well worth our efforts even though, as it must be, its membership is not mostly Catholic. In Connecticut, I found myself allied with agnostics, atheists, a retired Jewish college professor of Classics, a fallen away Mormon, numerous Indifferent Catholics, a Unitarian woman, more than one hard core Evangelical, a hard core black Pentecostal and a wide variety of fallen away Catholics and many still faithful Catholics. And that is without getting into the Rescuers' backgrounds or the gun owners or the Taxpayers movement people and I am confident that I have forgotten hundreds of others.

    We lost some fights but we won more often than we lost even in Connecticut.

    God bless you and yours!

  • Student banned from criticizing gay ‘marriage’ in class at Jesuit college

    11/17/2014 9:25:14 PM PST · 61 of 81
    BlackElk to wardaddy

    Actually, the Inquisition tended to be a Dominican turf (Fra Tomas de Torquemada, OP) and occasionally a Franciscan one (Cardinal Jiminez). I suspect that tales of assassination of monarchs are apocryphal. Most Jebbies have deposited their balls in a leftist lockbox since the mid-1960s. Regrettably, they are not alone in that respect.

  • Student banned from criticizing gay ‘marriage’ in class at Jesuit college

    11/17/2014 9:18:59 PM PST · 60 of 81
    BlackElk to metmom
    In 1967, there was a conference held at Land o' Lakes, Wisconsin to which all Catholic colleges and universities were invited. It was chaired by the infamous Fr. Theodore Hesburgh (hanging off the left edge of the universe by his breaking fingernails) who was the president of Notre Dame University when it began to go bad. The secretary was Fr. Robert Henle, SJ, former president of Georgetown University who had actual academic accomplishments unlike Hesburgh.

    The purpose of the conference was to get the Catholic colleges and universities to sign a joint statement abandoning their Catholic status. The purpose? As Catholic institutions, they were subject to local bishops' authority and that non-Catholic "scholars" would never respect their intellectual integrity and independence so long as bishops could interfere.

    All but 6 of the then Catholic colleges signed. I do not recall the full list of non-signees but Grenier College in Erie, PA, and St. John's University in Queens, NY, were two who refused to sign.

    Of course, there was a potential problem in abandoning the formal Catholic affiliation. How to keep farming Catholics for donations, endowments and students when the school had renounced its Catholic identity. No problem! Just call the defecting school "a school of Catholic Heritage." The sheep gloss over that language and feel reassured that the school is still Catholic.

    By analogy, the United States under Obozo, is a nation of constitutional heritage; i.e. we were once governed as a nation under a constitution restricting the powers of government but, while that is no longer true, we get a warm fuzzy feeling over the good old days just as Christians enjoy Silent Night at Christmastime or the Winter Holiday or whatever.

    I attended and graduated a Jesuit prep school soooooo long ago that the Jebbies were STILL Catholic. If Marquette tells anyone that it is a Catholic school, whoever says that on behalf of the school is a liar. The Jebbies went fully bad under a Superior General named Pedro Arrupe who was elected in 1963 and just about forcibly removed from office with a crow bar by St. John Paul II. Despite that removal, the leftist Jebbies pulled in their horns, elected Hans Pieter Kolvenbach and quietly awaited JP II's death to continue their leftward march.

    That's how.

    May God bless you and yours!

  • Student banned from criticizing gay ‘marriage’ in class at Jesuit college

    11/17/2014 8:56:01 PM PST · 57 of 81
    BlackElk to Norm Lenhart; Dr. Sivana; verga; EternalVigilance
    Norm:

    Why pick fights with your Catholic allies?

    I reflexively agree with you on most issues and I am, have always been and always will be Catholic. Now you might say that I am not in "leadership" and that would be true.

    OTOH, there are many Catholic leaders with whom you may agree on much: Michael Novak, the retiring Francis Cardinal George of Chicago, Raymond Cardinal Burke, Archbishop Charles Chaput, Archbishop William Lori, Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone, Bishop Daniel Jenky, to name a few.

    You would find yourself in substantial agreement with the Knights of Columbus and its Supreme Knight Carl Anderson, formerly of Reagan's White House staff, and the previous Supreme Knight Virgil Dechant, a long time conservative Republican in Kansas.

    I grant that there are numerous regrettable figures in leadership in the US Catholic Church: Sean Cardinal O'Malley, Donald Cardinal Wuerl, incoming Archbishop Blaise Cupich, Bishop Robert Lynch, come immediately to mind.

    Because of the failure to date of internal warfare in the Catholic Church, we have yet to establish a refusal of sacraments to those "Catholic" public figures (where one was baptized as an infant is not everything) who have effectively excommunicated themselves from the Church by their material cooperation with abortion or cheerleading for it: the late Ted Kennedy, John French Kerry, Nancy Pelosi, Rosa DeLauro, Patty Murray, Jerry Brown, Dannel Malloy, Patrick Quinn, Anthony Cuomo, Mario Cuomo, Edward Markey, Susan Collins, Patrick Leahy, Martin O'Malley, and so many, many others. OTOH, those who are not Catholic cannot be described as "Catholic leaders."

    A list of relatively recently (last 50 years or so) deceased Catholic leaders include such noted conservatives as Bill Buckley, Frank Meyer, Friedrich von Hayek, Clare Booth Luce, Professor Warren Carroll, Russell Kirk, Senator Joseph R. McCarthy.

    The Catholic Church, as an institution, has always been favorable to organized labor, recently favorable to immigration and favorable to social spending projects which include neither abortion nor homosexuality. OTOH, any Catholic worthy of the name Catholic leader has been quite opposed to Marxism in all its forms.

    In short, it is a gross overstatement to say that "the Catholic leadership is fully liberal." Not at all perfect but certainly not fully liberal.

    God bless you and yours.

  • Elk Hunting Tips from Scott Haugen of Host The Hunt tv show on the Sportsman Channel

    11/17/2014 7:42:34 PM PST · 7 of 8
    BlackElk to Osage Orange

    Elk hooves not made to squeeze triggers.

  • Elk Hunting Tips from Scott Haugen of Host The Hunt tv show on the Sportsman Channel

    11/17/2014 7:41:00 PM PST · 6 of 8
    BlackElk to BlackElk; Dr. Sivana

    line 2: “gins” should be guns

  • What ‘America’s Ratzinger’ would like to ask Pope Francis

    11/17/2014 5:29:41 PM PST · 18 of 18
    BlackElk to Biggirl
    I think Cardinal Burke's parents anticipated that by giving him Leo as his middle name. If he is elected, he should take the name Leo XIV.

    Shortly after his election and his acceptance of the resignations of all Vatican officials and re-appointment of those who merit re-appointment, he should name a new Vatican executioner. It is far too long since the last one died or retired and so many worthy objects of the purifying flames.

    God bless you and yours!

  • What ‘America’s Ratzinger’ would like to ask Pope Francis

    11/17/2014 5:20:34 PM PST · 17 of 18
    BlackElk to Biggirl

    As one who lived most of my life in the Hartford Archdiocese, I share your thankfulness over Archbishop Blair. God bless you and yours!

  • Elk Hunting Tips from Scott Haugen of Host The Hunt tv show on the Sportsman Channel

    11/17/2014 5:17:47 PM PST · 4 of 8
    BlackElk to Dr. Sivana

    We mak’em things more fair by springing Charie Manson out of jail and showing him the way to Scott’s house. Or Scott could fight like s man. No gins. His fists against our antlers. He not only brags about killing my 335 pound cousin but insults him as a “brute” after killing him with military tools. Harrumph!

  • End of communism not all good for Christianity: Vatican

    11/17/2014 5:07:38 PM PST · 46 of 67
    BlackElk to shibumi
    One more reason to pray for the speedy convening of the next conclave ASAP. God often removes bishops including the bishop of Rome. OR Francis could just emulate B-XVI and resign, which would end our already too long international nightmare. It would also lock Blaise Cupich out of conclave as a mere Archbishop. When a Catholic is elected as the next pope (Raymond Leo Cardinal Burke as Leo XIV), Cupich can be banished to the diocese (real or imagined) of Antarctica and he will be known as Apostle to the Penguins, Then a Catholic can be appointed to be archbishop of Chicago.

    As you can see, I have no objection to sacking dissenters. I do prefer sacking those who dissent from the Teaching Magisterium and best practices of Holy Mother the Church, no matter how high their position. In fact, the higher the better.

    God bless you and yours!

  • End of communism not all good for Christianity: Vatican

    11/17/2014 4:57:45 PM PST · 42 of 67
    BlackElk to shibumi

    Or abolish this nonsense about “ecumenism” altogether while burning Koch at the stake or at least requiring him to be hermetically cloistered until he is 80 and no longer eligible to vote in conclave.

  • End of communism not all good for Christianity: Vatican

    11/17/2014 4:35:28 PM PST · 38 of 67
    BlackElk to shibumi

    He wants to be president of Notre Shame after he retires from the papacy. Actually, it was lefty Kardinal Koch who lamented the fall of communism. He is the Vatican’s guy in charge of “ecumenism.” Maybe instead of demoting Ray Burke (future Leo XIV), Francis should sack Koch.

  • Seal of confession is absolute, even after penitent dies, officials say

    11/16/2014 9:56:07 PM PST · 91 of 239
    BlackElk to verga

    The feeling of walking two feet off the ground is something that most non-Catholics will never get. Good description. God bless!

  • What ‘America’s Ratzinger’ would like to ask Pope Francis

    11/16/2014 9:49:14 PM PST · 14 of 18
    BlackElk to BillyBoy

    Wait until Cupich takes over Chicago. Cardinal George is going to look like a new St. Paul. Cupich will be restoring the carnival of cowardice and amorality that was Bernardin in Chicago. Cupich seems to have developed a personal track record of being offended by and having hissy fits over actual pro-life activity which he tries to restrain. He is a disgrace, a near certain future cardinal and only 66 years old. Chicago Catholicism will soon again be a smoking radioactive ruin.

  • What ‘America’s Ratzinger’ would like to ask Pope Francis

    11/16/2014 9:40:44 PM PST · 13 of 18
    BlackElk to Biggirl; Arthur McGowan; BillyBoy; virgil; livius; NKP_Vet; SaraJohnson; Salvation

    We have hope. Raymond Cardinal Burke may have been demoted but (1) he lives, (2) he is much younger and in apparently better health than Francis, and (3) God protects his own. I suspect that the College of Cardinals have had a snootful of the mistake they have made and will remedy it when the next conclave is held.

  • Seal of confession is absolute, even after penitent dies, officials say

    11/15/2014 2:43:39 PM PST · 11 of 239
    BlackElk to GeronL; Arthur McGowan
    GeronL:

    The protection is not protection of the priest but protection of the penitent or the believer seeking spiritual advice or direction. Your analogous confidential communications with your pastor enjoy the same protection. You are welcome.

  • Tammy Duckworth refused proxy vote in Dem caucus

    11/14/2014 8:24:14 PM PST · 41 of 43
    BlackElk to DAC21
    THAT used to be my Congresscritter before I moved to Illinois. She is every bit as brilliant as she is lovely. Her other car is a broom. Although I will NEVER vote for my current Congresscritter Adam (Footstool for Boehner) Kinzinger, even he is an improvement over Rosa DeLauro. Of course, Pizza the Hut would be an improvement. Likewise, such noted nuisances as (fill in the blank with any but about 5 who MIGHT be as bad as Rosa, the wicked witch of New Haven, who used to be Executive Director of Emily's List PAC to elect non-incumbent leftist baby-killer women to Congress).

    Rosa is now something like a deputy Demonratic whip (probably with a black leather uniform, highest heels and a formidable bullwhip). She is married to Demonratic pollster Stanley Greenberg which is how she became one of the wealthier members of Congress despite a modest upbringing.

    It is bad enough looking at Rosa. You could get really nauseated by getting to know her or by having her as your misrepresentative in Congress. She actually sponsored a bill to provide national diapercare to save mothers the cost of buying diapers for their infants. Any day now, she will probably sponsor a bill for national recreational drug care. After all, why should the wealthy be able to afford better drug highs than the deserving poor and radical (Demonrat voting loyalty would be the test).

  • Romney's 2016 hopes hurt by Jonathan Gruber.

    11/14/2014 7:27:01 PM PST · 28 of 34
    BlackElk to Eric in the Ozarks
    I honestly believe that Myth Romney is much worse than a mere Rockefeller Republican. Both spent taxpayers' money profligately. Both were abysmal on social issues and guns, although Rockefeller never had to address "gay" craziness.

    One definite difference favoring Rockefeller was that he was a definite Cold Warrior who believed in strong defense spending. Rockefeller, however liberal, was coherent as Romney is not.

  • Romney's 2016 hopes hurt by Jonathan Gruber.

    11/14/2014 4:35:30 PM PST · 22 of 34
    BlackElk to C19fan; Finny; Norm Lenhart; EternalVigilance; demshateGod; Patton@Bastogne; dasboot; Diogenesis; ..
    Romney is a near absolute leftist. He would gladly have paid Gruber out of the well-lined Romney pockets for the bogus numbers necessary to convince some of the ignorant Taxachusetts peasants of the everlasting glory (to Myth Romney) of Romneycare.

    Hey, hey! Ho, ho! Old Myth Romney's gotta go! And he should take the entire corrupt "ruling class" Republican kleptocracy with him.

  • Alaska Senator race updated

    11/14/2014 2:51:55 PM PST · 47 of 76
    BlackElk to CatOwner; mazz44; Eccl 10:2; Jim Noble; lostboy61; GeronL; wny; Sgt_Schultze; onona; Hoodat; ...

    As we post, the crack dogsled battalion of the Chicago Demonrat machine is racing to Alaska with tens of thousands of “misplaced” Alaska ballots which are unanimously Demonrat.

  • Gov. Scott Walker: "Governors Make Much Better Presidents Than Members Of Congress"

    11/11/2014 12:10:32 AM PST · 118 of 121
    BlackElk to SoConPubbie

    Good for you! And I would join you. I live near Ryan’s district and I would never vote for him.

  • Gov. Scott Walker: "Governors Make Much Better Presidents Than Members Of Congress"

    11/11/2014 12:04:48 AM PST · 117 of 121
    BlackElk to Alberta's Child; Norm Lenhart; Finny; RitaOK; Windflier; Diogenes
    Myth Romney was and is: pro-abortion, pro-the entire "gay" agenda; a gun grabber; a tax hiker; the ultimate crony "capitalist;" a man who started a "business" to collect and dispose of the broken corpses of the unborn murdered at abortion mills; he is a spoiled rich brat with an apparently guilty conscience endemic to the breed who is actually worse than his idiot father George. Myth is an absolute enemy of folks who work with their hands for a living. Without oceans of corrupt Wall Street/K Street $$$$. If you are thrilled by Thad Cockroach, you will be thrilled by Myth Romney.

    If Myth was in the middle of his second term, we would have a LOT of trouble seeing him as any better than we see Obozo. Any private sector job that could be outsourced to the Third World WOULD be so outsourced. Myth's judicial appointments would cause your skin to flay itself just as much as Obozo's. Envirowhacko? Check! Affirmative action of ALL kinds? Check! Atrophy the military? You bet! Kiss the backsides of foreign tyrants for trade deals? Yep! What on earth to some here see in this POS?

    We have young candidates; principled candidates; CONSERVATIVE candidates! Ted Cruz, Joni Ernst, Cory Gardner, Scott Walker, Nikki Haley, and a host of others. Who needs Myth? Certainly not conservatives and not the USA.

  • Bizarre Silence on Muslim Persecution from a Very Talkative Rome

    11/10/2014 11:24:50 PM PST · 32 of 53
    BlackElk to CdMGuy; shibumi; ebb tide; NKP_Vet
    Catholics who ARE Catholics look forward to the next conclave in the fervent hope that it will elect a thoroughly Catholic pope to restore the Church and do battle against the evils that abound in this world. Next time the conclave will get it right.

    Perhaps, when the white smoke emerges from the chimney, Raymond Cardinal Burke will soon emerge onto the balcony as Pope Leo XIV and spend the very first week of his papacy accepting curial resignations. Perhaps Benedict XVI would consent to play a significant role and Leo XIV he will be surrounded by hundreds of Knights and Dames of Malta at his coronation.

    Dare we hope that he have a serious discussion with Archbishop Blase Cupich of Chicago and Donald Cardinal Wuerl of DC and Walter Cardinal Kasper and Reinhard Cardinal Marx of Munich and Freising and others like them as to the joys of the quiet post-retirement life in a cloister sealed like a bank vault where each can engage in a life of prayer, penance and self-denial and offer them prepared resignation forms, accepted upon signature?

  • Former Illinois congressman Phil Crane dies

    11/10/2014 2:15:23 PM PST · 38 of 45
    BlackElk to Monterrosa-24; rabidralph; fieldmarshaldj; Norm Lenhart; EternalVigilance; Finny

    Phil Crane also published his doctoral dissertation under the title: The Democrats’ Dilemma, It was published prior to his 1969 election to Congress and gave a scholarly view of the history of the Democrat Party’s leftward lurch beginning at the dawn of the 20th century. The book tells, among other things, of an organization known as the Intercollegiate Society of Socialists, locating its meetings at Peck’s Restaurant in Boston on Sunday afternoons. The president was novelist Jack London (Call of the Wild, White Fang, etc.) and the membership included FDR and numerous future SCOTUS justices, US Senators and others, mostly from Harvard. I won’t try to record here any other recollections since I have not read the book in 40 years or thereabouts. It is, however, well worth acquiring, reading and understanding. It may have been available only in paperback.

  • Former Illinois congressman Phil Crane dies

    11/10/2014 2:14:38 PM PST · 37 of 45
    BlackElk to Monterrosa-24; rabidralph; fieldmarshaldj; Norm Lenhart; EternalVigilance; Finny

    Phil Crane also published his doctoral dissertation under the title: The Democrats’ Dilemma, It was published prior to his 1969 election to Congress and gave a scholarly view of the history of the Democrat Party’s leftward lurch beginning at the dawn of the 20th century. The book tells, among other things, of an organization known as the Intercollegiate Society of Socialists, locating its meetings at Peck’s Restaurant in Boston on Sunday afternoons. The president was novelist Jack London (Call of the Wild, White Fang, etc.) and the membership included FDR and numerous future SCOTUS justices, US Senators and others, mostly from Harvard. I won’t try to record here any other recollections since I have not read the book in 40 years or thereabouts. It is, however, well worth acquiring, reading and understanding. It may have been available only in paperback.

  • Sen. Ted Cruz: The Era of Obama Lawlessness is Over! - YouTube

    11/05/2014 11:33:46 PM PST · 23 of 24
    BlackElk to Finny
    Using Ronaldus Maximus as the role model, Cruz CAN be nominated. As conservatives, we must insist that Cruz be our consensus candidate at the outset and stick with him no matter the defamation war that will certainly be waged against him by the Lame Stream Media.

    Cruz should get an early commitment/endorsement from Sarah Palin. Ditto: from Joni Ernst, Ben Sasse, Gov. Scott Walker of Wisconsin and Gov. Mike Pence of Indiana (if possible and, if not possible, treat Walker and Pence with GREAT respect), Mike Lee, Tom McLintock of California, several hardliners from New York's Congressional delegation, Rick Santorum and some credible gubernatorial wannabe from Pennsylvania, Ileana Ros-Lehtinen from Florida, Sen. Tim Scott and Gov. Nikki Haley of South Carolina, Gov. Larry Hogan of Maryland, Former State Senator Tom Scott and current State Senator Joe Markley in CT, Gov. Paul LePage of Maine, several strong leaders in Ohio and Michigan, the state rep. who lost the Oregon US Senate primary in 2014, Marilinda Garcia and Rep. Frank Giunta in New Hampshire, etc.

    Next, opposition research, recognizing that how you treat your primary opponents may well determine your support in November or even at the convention after some have dropped out. This requires a smooth personality and high intelligence. Cruz has both. The Opposition Achilles' heels: Jeb Bush is a Bush and, as governor, he did some good and some not so good. I believe his judicial nominees were generally good. He proved a master of the Miami Cuban vote by delivering much of it for his dad against Reagan in 1980. I believe his wife is Mexican. Jeb is the rare Bush who is a Catholic and a Knight of Columbus. Cruz, though Cuban is not Catholic and his dad is a fundamentalist pastor. We will keep coming back to the fact that two Bushes have probably exhausted the franchise. Florida conservatives probably had objections to Jeb and should be asked about them. Terri Schiavo. BIG Wall Street $$$$$ does not inspire confidence in my mind. How much does Jeb owe his soul to whom?

    I suspect that Chris Christie is going to be crowded out by Jeb but, just in case, he has a nasty temper that works for him and against him. He is getting better at using it strategically, telling a public school union leader who asked him pushily why his kids were in Catholic parochial schools, Christie slapped her down telling her that where his kids were educated was his business, his wife's business and none of the union's business. OTOH, he is soooooo overweight that his image is awful. He looks the part of a man of voracious appetites and no self-control or self-discipline and somewhat ill-tempered. My guess is that Christie is going nowhere other than a possible US Senate run or a less likely judgeship.

    Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker who has won a threepeat in a still quite liberal state. Unions hate him which boosts his stock in the primaries. This guy is the real deal. He lacks a certain degree of charisma and, as a Baptist pastor's son, invokes God quite credibly in public. He has a superb track record from State rep., to Milwaukee County Board Chairman (1st Republican one in about 80 years and was re-elected). Then the unions thought that they could destroy him over Right to Work for state and municipal employees. Instead 2/3 of the union members quit the unions. Budgets are being balanced all over the state and taxes are being cut for everyone. I know of no serious drawbacks to Scott Walker. Indiana Governor Mike Pence stands out as well. Pence may not be ready to run yet.

    Our new Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner probably will not run but, if he does, he is pro-abortion and favorable to some "gay" agenda items. He is a social liberal with a great talent for $$$$$ management which Illinois sorely needs. I don't think he is ready for prime time either. Beating Pat Quinn is one thing. Rauner runs the risk of being Romney II. He is folksy but not folksy enough to run for POTUS just yet.

    The foregoing is not exhaustive but it covers enough territory to guage Cruz's potential.

    Cruz has a backbone. Cruz is verrrrry bright. Cruz is personable. Cruz is the kind of guy of whom you may be proud when you see him function as POTUS. We haven't had one of those since Reagan. Cruz should cultivate a self-deprecating sense of humor so the crowd will laugh WITH him and not AT him. He is a very high level attorney. He can do this. Cruz nominating all federal and SCOTUS judges. Feel the excitement over that! Cruz effectively ended the career of Lt. Gov. Dewhurst, a verrry popular and somewhat conservative figure. That is impressive stuff. Give him an effective female running mate: Iowa Sen, Joni Ernst and it will be a great election in 2016. If Hillary is the Demonrat nominee, Ernst can eviscerate her, especially if the GOP opens the goldmine of scandals in Hillary's past. Meanwhile Cruz cruises the high road and sells the vision to the electorate. His contact with a Hillary should be limited to debates: "There she goes again!" Ignoring the former First Horndog is also a verrrry good idea. Billy Jeff is talented and dangerous.

    It is quite possible for Cruz to be nominated and elected but he should be prepared to engage in a bit of class warfare which would be the Maraschino cherry on top of the sundae.

    God bless Senator Cruz and you and yours as well!

  • Sandra FLUKE going down!

    11/04/2014 11:06:48 PM PST · 70 of 70
    BlackElk to Enterprise

    Fluke Fluke. The contraceptives are on her.

  • How many Democrats will resign.

    11/04/2014 10:53:17 PM PST · 35 of 41
    BlackElk to LeonardFMason

    Manchin just needs a respectable excuse to make his party switch look less opportunistic. It is not without reason that he is the last American in the Democrat caucus. That won’t last.

  • Why You Shouldn’t Vote

    11/04/2014 10:24:31 PM PST · 869 of 884
    BlackElk to Kozak; Finny; Norm Lenhart; Windflier; hosepipe; YHAOS; RitaOK; Tennessee Nana; so_real
    Kozak:

    So? You are deaf. That's not my fault or the fault of any actual conservative.

    I look forward to your explaining here on FR why we should all listen to Mitch McTurtle and Weepy John (hic) Boehner and their subordinates (can there be a lower form of life than being a subordinate of those two spineless "moderate" weasels?) explain that they and their majorities can do nothing until the Wall Street GOP has control of the White House for some spineless wonder of a corporate footstool.

    Then, if that is achieved in 2016, while keeping legislative majorities, the "leaders" will explain that they are being stymied in their heroic efforts by the continued Demonratic stranglehold over the dog catcher's job in eastern Guam but, if we can turn that tragic situation around, maybe we can start on something other than US Chamber of Crony Commerce priorities and rich folks tax cuts by the mid-2020s but don't count on it.

    The category of loser is attached to those who don't give a crap about anything but faithfully serving their financial superiors.

    Kozak wanna dog biscuit???

  • Huge Victory as Pro-Life Candidates Win Nationwide, Take Over Senate From Pro-Abortion Democrats

    11/04/2014 9:49:02 PM PST · 4 of 5
    BlackElk to Extremely Extreme Extremist
    You had no way of knowing at the time but as of 11 PM it became 52-46-2 and counting. If the GOP sweeps Virginia, Alaska and the Louisiana run-off, the numbers become 55-43-2. Plugs will be retiring in two years---two more years of his irrelevancy and out. He won't be missed.

    Now, we get to see whether it was worth it. Will McConnell continue as GOP Leader? Will he actually fight Obozo or patiently explain that he won't, errrr, can't do ANYTHING other than corporate tax cuts and trust fund tax cuts unless the GOP elects continued majorities in both houses of Congress and a suitably spaghetti-spined POTUS.

    We shall see what we shall see.

  • Why You Shouldn’t Vote

    11/04/2014 3:27:18 PM PST · 860 of 884
    BlackElk to Kozak; Finny; Norm Lenhart; Windflier; RitaOK
    Kozak:

    Oh, I must have forgotten that Stonewall Jackson, Robert E. Lee, Albert Sydney Johnston, Joe Johnston, Nathan Bedford Forrest and J.E.B. Stuart used to fight Lincoln in the primary 365 days per year but support him on election day every four years.

    That's nice that you did not vote for Myth Romney in the primary and donated to others. But then, what separated the men from the boys is what happened next. The boys "sucked it up" and voted for Myth Romney, thereby negating their anti-Romney activity in the primary.

    The men, recognizing that Myth Romney was every bit as bad as Obozo except on protecting Muffie's trust fund, refused to "suck it up" and continued to vote against Myth Romney as well as voting against Obozo. I had no use for Myth's pro-abort leftist daddy and mommy and I have no use for the pro-abort, pro-gay everything, gun grabbing, leftist judge nominating Myth Romney.

    I confess the mistake of voting for Meghan McCain's useless think alike daddy in 2008. I also did not therefore vote for Obozo that year either. It was my last time holding my nose to vote for a ruling class GOP-E "Republican," a streak stretching back to Richard Nixon in 1968, with the exception of Ronaldus Maximus. I won't hold my nose again.

    Myth Romney and McCain and (maybe) Bush the Younger and definitely Robert Dole and Bush the Elder and Gerald Feckless Ford and Richard Nixon were or ARE progressives.

    The time for this Civil War is 24/7/365 until CONSERVATIVES win outright. A smidgeon better than a communist Demonrat is NOT the standard. Conservatism, full throated and total CONSERVATISM IS the standard.

    Since you figured out while worshiping at the elephant uber alles shrine what Obozo was, is and always will be, you were so blinded by the sacred tusks as not to realize what a tool McCain was, is and always will be and then, four years later, what a despicable leftist phony Myth Romney was born to be, was, is and always will be, I'll pass on your advice to join you in cowardice.

    If you want to make a partisan fool of yourself without apparent reason, feel free. Your vote is yours to waste. My vote is mine to cast against leftism in all of its incarnations. I will continue to make that decision on my own without the advice of those who "suck it up" to vote for radicals in Republican drag.

  • Why You Shouldn’t Vote

    11/04/2014 1:01:34 AM PST · 815 of 884
    BlackElk to PAR

    Well, how can anyone argue with such a logical, fact comprehensive, well organized and memorably elegant incisive argument as yours? s/

  • Why You Shouldn’t Vote

    11/04/2014 12:57:23 AM PST · 814 of 884
    BlackElk to rodguy911
    Nowadays, I am 68 years old and disabled. Thirty-seven years ago, I was rather young but a Reagan state chairman when he challenged Ford. I was a state chairman at various times of Young Republicans, College Republicans, Yong Americans for Freedom and other groups of a conservative but respectable reputation. I was a GOP Congressional nominee and helped to boot Lowell Weicker out of the US Senate when joining with Bill Buckley and a lot of other Connecticut conservatives to elect Joe Lieberman in 1988.

    As an attorney (now recovering) I represented 1100 abortion mill Rescuers without fee and 30 were convicted of anything. One paid a fine to get a receipt to show his grandchildren to prove he was arrested saving babies. One paid a fine to go back home several states away. Fewer than 10 did any jail time post court proceedings and that was at a country club jail. No one agreed to probation. Almost all convicted (say 20 out of 30) were convicted of the non-criminal equivalent of parking tickets (infractions) and ordered to pay fines, which they left the court house and never paid. I also represented National Rifle Association members arrested for gun violations in my state.

    By comparison to just these items in a much lengthier resume, did YOU DO YOUR FRIGGIN' JOB as to conservative activity? I would gladly see Ted Cruz nominated (especially if he can use the LBJ era law allowing him to seek re-election to the Senate, just in case). Sarah Palin is capable of a good run as well. Joni Ernst is our Senate candidate next door. She should land in DC running. She is an extraordinary candidate. Ben Sasse appears to be another. Perhaps Cory Gardner as well. Scott Walker has been quite controversial as a principled office holder at several levels but he has a golden touch with the electorate in a verrrry tough state on the eve of his re-election bid.

    My backside is a bit broader than it used to be back then but, if it were much more narrow, I would still be past the point of physical activism. What stamina I have is used up going to Mass and shopping for groceries. What I do now, other than vote, I do on the computer and the internet. If that is not good enough for you, I don't really care. I will NOT vote EVER for Senator Mark "Nancyboy" Kirk or for my Congressthing Adam Kinzinger who is a footstool for Boehner and the Chambers of Commerce. Don't like it? Toooo badddd!

    When I vote "against the commies," I vote against them whether they run as Demonrats or Republicans. If Myth Romney is nominated again, I will not vote for him again.

    I will listen to Jeb but he provides no excitement and his parents ar still his parents. Rand Paul seems unreliable which is an improvement over his father who was merely nuts. Rand is also up for re-election in 2016. What does Rand need, issue-wise to withdraw and throw his support to Cruz? It would not be a popular choice here but Marco Rubio, if he can get over his support for normalizing the irregular and illegal immigration, is another sharp candidate and also up for re-election in 2016.

    Why not nominate Ted Cruz and line up the other young stars to criss-cross the country tirelessly as surrogates for Ted? Let Ted Cruz and Rubio campaign in Spanish as well as English. Try to recruit Illinois's own Bruce Rauner (very substantial warts on social issues and all) to handle some serious fund-raising and to keep him away from Romney.

    Consider Joni Ernst for VPOTUS. Iowa Governor Terry Brandstad will appoint a suitably conservative successor if she wins.

    Above all, conservatives must unite behind one candidate, early on as in during 2015. Have a pecking order of others who come in from the bullpen in order if the prior candidate(s) fail(s) for any reason. Vet the lead candidates as though they were SCOTUS nominees. ssume that any hidden dirt will be found and choose accordingly. Accept that conservatives must meet a higher standard than leftists in the party primary and in the general election.

    It is time for business to take a giant step backwards. Bringing back the blue collar Reagan democrats is job #1. Do that with a serious job expansion effort and social conservatism and support for gun owners and their 2nd Amendment rights. Judicial nominations: No more social revolutionaries for SCOTUS, Courts of Appeal and District Courts.

    There are Obamunist schemes to force low income housing schemes on suburbs and inner rural areas. This insanity was actually imagined by George Romney when he was HUD Secretary. Nixon learned of the scheme and immediately fired George Romney. Convince blue collars that no such program will be tolerated. Convince actual Republicans that "Romney" is again a four-letter word.

    We are not going to organize the Junior League or the other hereditary "Republicans" whose great grand daddies fought at Shiloh or Antietam. They gone. We can make progress by extensive ghetto and barrio campaigning. Most blacks and a lot of Hispanics have NEVER been asked for their votes by a Republican. A GOP oriented to folks of modest means and one that campaigns in such neighborhoods can build street cred where now there is none. Defense of the Second Amendment, of unborn babies and opposition to "gay" everything won't hurt either. Nor will real solutions to the awful condition of public education in poor areas.

    There is more but I am well past bedtime.

  • Why You Shouldn’t Vote

    11/04/2014 12:57:22 AM PST · 813 of 884
    BlackElk to rodguy911
    Nowadays, I am 68 years old and disabled. Thirty-seven years ago, I was rather young but a Reagan state chairman when he challenged Ford. I was a state chairman at various times of Young Republicans, College Republicans, Yong Americans for Freedom and other groups of a conservative but respectable reputation. I was a GOP Congressional nominee and helped to boot Lowell Weicker out of the US Senate when joining with Bill Buckley and a lot of other Connecticut conservatives to elect Joe Lieberman in 1988.

    As an attorney (now recovering) I represented 1100 abortion mill Rescuers without fee and 30 were convicted of anything. One paid a fine to get a receipt to show his grandchildren to prove he was arrested saving babies. One paid a fine to go back home several states away. Fewer than 10 did any jail time post court proceedings and that was at a country club jail. No one agreed to probation. Almost all convicted (say 20 out of 30) were convicted of the non-criminal equivalent of parking tickets (infractions) and ordered to pay fines, which they left the court house and never paid. I also represented National Rifle Association members arrested for gun violations in my state.

    By comparison to just these items in a much lengthier resume, did YOU DO YOUR FRIGGIN' JOB as to conservative activity? I would gladly see Ted Cruz nominated (especially if he can use the LBJ era law allowing him to seek re-election to the Senate, just in case). Sarah Palin is capable of a good run as well. Joni Ernst is our Senate candidate next door. She should land in DC running. She is an extraordinary candidate. Ben Sasse appears to be another. Perhaps Cory Gardner as well. Scott Walker has been quite controversial as a principled office holder at several levels but he has a golden touch with the electorate in a verrrry tough state on the eve of his re-election bid.

    My backside is a bit broader than it used to be back then but, if it were much more narrow, I would still be past the point of physical activism. What stamina I have is used up going to Mass and shopping for groceries. What I do now, other than vote, I do on the computer and the internet. If that is not good enough for you, I don't really care. I will NOT vote EVER for Senator Mark "Nancyboy" Kirk or for my Congressthing Adam Kinzinger who is a footstool for Boehner and the Chambers of Commerce. Don't like it? Toooo badddd!

    When I vote "against the commies," I vote against them whether they run as Demonrats or Republicans. If Myth Romney is nominated again, I will not vote for him again.

    I will listen to Jeb but he provides no excitement and his parents ar still his parents. Rand Paul seems unreliable which is an improvement over his father who was merely nuts. Rand is also up for re-election in 2016. What does Rand need, issue-wise to withdraw and throw his support to Cruz? It would not be a popular choice here but Marco Rubio, if he can get over his support for normalizing the irregular and illegal immigration, is another sharp candidate and also up for re-election in 2016.

    Why not nominate Ted Cruz and line up the other young stars to criss-cross the country tirelessly as surrogates for Ted? Let Ted Cruz and Rubio campaign in Spanish as well as English. Try to recruit Illinois's own Bruce Rauner (very substantial warts on social issues and all) to handle some serious fund-raising and to keep him away from Romney.

    Consider Joni Ernst for VPOTUS. Iowa Governor Terry Brandstad will appoint a suitably conservative successor if she wins.

    Above all, conservatives must unite behind one candidate, early on as in during 2015. Have a pecking order of others who come in from the bullpen in order if the prior candidate(s) fail(s) for any reason. Vet the lead candidates as though they were SCOTUS nominees. ssume that any hidden dirt will be found and choose accordingly. Accept that conservatives must meet a higher standard than leftists in the party primary and in the general election.

    It is time for business to take a giant step backwards. Bringing back the blue collar Reagan democrats is job #1. Do that with a serious job expansion effort and social conservatism and support for gun owners and their 2nd Amendment rights. Judicial nominations: No more social revolutionaries for SCOTUS, Courts of Appeal and District Courts.

    There are Obamunist schemes to force low income housing schemes on suburbs and inner rural areas. This insanity was actually imagined by George Romney when he was HUD Secretary. Nixon learned of the scheme and immediately fired George Romney. Convince blue collars that no such program will be tolerated. Convince actual Republicans that "Romney" is again a four-letter word.

    We are not going to organize the Junior League or the other hereditary "Republicans" whose great grand daddies fought at Shiloh or Antietam. They gone. We can make progress by extensive ghetto and barrio campaigning. Most blacks and a lot of Hispanics have NEVER been asked for their votes by a Republican. A GOP oriented to folks of modest means and one that campaigns in such neighborhoods can build street cred where now there is none. Defense of the Second Amendment, of unborn babies and opposition to "gay" everything won't hurt either. Nor will real solutions to the awful condition of public education in poor areas.

    There is more but I am well past bedtime.

  • Why You Shouldn’t Vote

    11/03/2014 11:10:46 PM PST · 812 of 884
    BlackElk to Kozak
    Kozak:

    You liked Romney's nomination victory well enough to vote for him in the general election. If you had been ten or a hundred times as enthusiastic for him, you still could not legally vote for him MORE than you actually did. You gave him your all. You own the result.

    You and others like you were warned well in advance of the certain consequence (defeat in the general) of nominating Myth Romney. Not only did you vote for him, but your "strategy" is to vote for any Republican, no matter how bad, in any general election, telling the GOP-E that you are their willing stooge.

    They buy the nominations with oceans of money and "conservatives" like you will auto-vote for the trash nominees whose nominations were BOUGHT by people who care only about their corporate profit levels and not at all for most conservative principles. Then you lurk on a CONSERVATIVE website like Free Republic to demoralize actual conservatives which you will not succeed in doing.

  • Why You Shouldn’t Vote

    11/03/2014 10:35:49 PM PST · 811 of 884
    BlackElk to xzins
    Pastor, IIRC, the "voice in the wilderness crying 'prepare the way of the Lord'" is a description of St. John the Baptist who, despite being beheaded for it, would gladly and faithfully do it all over again. I am afraid that I lack his moral fortitude but, if such a voice is raised credibly within Christianity today or any time thereafter, would we not welcome the Lord's second coming?

    We should live OTOH, as though He will not return at any time in our lifetimes but also as though He were returning today. should we not? No one will know when in advance on the face of this Earth.

    In any event, may God continue to bless you and yours!

  • Why You Shouldn’t Vote

    11/03/2014 10:16:47 PM PST · 810 of 884
    BlackElk to ROCKLOBSTER; Finny; Norm Lenhart; marron; Bill93; Resettozero; roamer_1; RitaOK; Tennessee Nana; ..
    ROCKLOBSTER:

    Obozocare would be renamed Romneycare and be at least as bad. Romney never really had an Ebola opportunity so we don't know on that one. If Romney did not do better on the economy in his sleep, we would be wondering how the hell the putz got nominated in the first place.

    Of course, you are conveniently forgetting a few other issues. A Myth Romney White House would be making abortionist of the month awards. Myth is a total enthusiast for every "gay" agenda item known to man or beast. Neither Myth nor any known male in his family has EVER donned a military uniform. They all wanted to, you understand, but were busy for as many years as necessary as "missionaries" and it is just soooo hard, especially in wartime, to do justice to both.

    Envirowhackoism? Moving American factory jobs to Bangladesh? Bleeding every nickel available from the economy to boost corporate coffers at the bottom line and at the expense of ordinary folks? Myth Romney, spoiled brat extraordinaire at your service! Or at their service! Oh, you know what Myth is up to!

    Am I the only one who would be driven to distraction by four years of square-jawed Dudley Do Right (a phony image if ever there was one) in the White House posing as a Republican????

  • Why You Shouldn’t Vote

    11/03/2014 6:17:54 PM PST · 803 of 884
    BlackElk to PAR; Norm Lenhart
    PAR:

    I cast my last liberal POTUS vote for McCain which means I need not answer for him. My answers are as to Myth Romney.

    1. Romneycare would have been the name of Myth's program and he would have included gender reassignment surgery and other abominations.

    2. Cancellation of insurance under Romneycare might have or might not have resulted in more deaths. Incompetence counts here. Romneycare probably would lead to fewer deaths not by design but by competence.

    3. The judiciary would have been packed with leftist morons in black robes under Romney (or McCain) as well as under Obozo.

    4. Romney crammed "gay""marriage" down the throats of Taxachusetts Town Clerks, thereby exceeding his authority because that state's Supreme Judicial Court had ruled it a legislative function. Why would he be more bashful about massacring the US constitution as to amnesty?

    5. It will be no easier than undoing the damage done under Bush I and Bush II, or under Clinton or under Carter, or under Ford or under Nixon, etc.

  • Why You Shouldn’t Vote

    11/03/2014 4:48:39 PM PST · 800 of 884
    BlackElk to rodguy911
    Will you get rid of "the expletive deleted GOP-E" by electing them or their footstools to undeserved new terms. Whatever they may be, utterly stupid is not an accurate description. As long as conservatives will choose to elect the scumbags once they are nominate, the GOP-E will buy nominations for them. When buying the nominations for them INEVITABLY results in the defeat of their scumbags in the general election, they will stop wasting money buying the nominations.

    In politics, VOTES are more important than advertising, more important than half wit GOP-E "consultants," more important than "walkin' around money," more important than payoffs. VOTES are our strength and, more so, when it is made obvious that those VOTES will NEVER be cast for Wilkerson Pecksniff XXXII or Myth Romney or John McCain or any other sorry SOB like any of them.

    If the GOP nominee wants to be elected, he or she can well understand that they owe their souls on the conservative stands as to the babies, marriage (one man, one woman), guns, borders, citizenship, taxes (lower on folks of modest means), defanging the courts on social issues, restoring federalism and subsidiarity, re-arming the military and expanding its influence in foreign affairs, crush the influence of crony "capitalists." That's for starters.

    No principles? No VOTES!

  • Cardinal [Burke] Forbidden To Say [old-rite] Mass [in Austria]

    11/03/2014 4:19:29 PM PST · 28 of 30
    BlackElk to BillyBoy
    We have to look here for the priority of substance over style. If Pope Leo XIV orders Walter Cardinal Kasper burned at the stake, it is good. If Leo Pope XIV orders Cardinal Walter Kasper burned at the stake, it is good. Etc. Through all possible forms of their respective names so long as we understand who it is who is ordering whom burnt: Burke does the ordering. Kasper becomes the one burning.

    Remember that consistency is the hobgoblin of small minds, etc., and I know that you are not a small mind.

  • Why You Shouldn’t Vote

    11/03/2014 3:35:35 PM PST · 786 of 884
    BlackElk to muir_redwoods; Louis Foxwell; Norm Lenhart; Finny; RitaOK; Windflier

    Mitch McConnell, John Cornyn, Lamar!!! Alexander, Robert Corker, Thad Cockroach, Roger Wicker, Mark “Nancyboy” Kirk, Lisa Murkowski, Lindsay Graham, John McCain, Jeff Flake, Robert Portman are a dozen incumbents to start with and that is by no means an exhaustive list.

  • Why You Shouldn’t Vote

    11/03/2014 3:26:54 PM PST · 784 of 884
    BlackElk to PAR

    Absolutely not!

  • Cardinal [Burke] Forbidden To Say [old-rite] Mass [in Austria]

    11/03/2014 2:50:42 PM PST · 25 of 30
    BlackElk to BillyBoy
    The use of Cardinal as though it were a middle name is, I believe, a medievalism of which Catholic Traditionalists are proud. In England, for example, the eldest son of Edward III died of illness in 1366 one year before his father and became the first Prince of Wales NOT to succeed to the throne. His given name was Edward. He is known variously as Edward of Woodstock, the Black Prince, Edward, Prince of Wales and many other names. Today, he might have been known as Edward Plantagenet.

    It is very remotely possible that two men with the surname Burke might simultaneously serve as Cardinals of the Roman Catholic Church. In the 1950s, two brothers named Cicognani simultaneously served and were known respectively as Amleto Cardinal Cicognani and Gaetano Cardinal Cicognani. Amleto served as Secretary of State and Gaetano served as Prefect of the Apostolic Signatura (essentially chief justice of the Vatican's supreme court, the office currently held by Raymond Cardinal Burke). Those were and are two of the most important offices in the Vatican.

    Personally, of course, I would prefer that after due, ummm inquiry, Pope Leo XIV might order Walter Cardinal Kasper and a number of similar miscreants, burned at the stake. Alas, as Cicero might observe: O Tempora, O Mores! We no longer exact the full measure of justice even at the Vatican.

  • Cardinal [Burke] Forbidden To Say [old-rite] Mass [in Austria]

    11/03/2014 2:26:57 PM PST · 24 of 30
    BlackElk to AAABEST

    He certainly was St. John Paul the Great. He excommunicated LeFebvre and the Econe 4 while upholding the actual traditions of Holy Mother the Church. He declared SSPX the schism that it has been since the illicit, rebellious, grossly disobedient consecrations of the Econe 4. He also left the Catholic “Left” in a state of advanced and total depression and despair. He was even able to lead the Muslim nations of the UN into an alliance that successfully resisted a UN Declaration that abortion was a universal human “right.” What’s not to like?

  • Cardinal [Burke] Forbidden To Say [old-rite] Mass [in Austria]

    11/02/2014 7:38:17 PM PST · 16 of 30
    BlackElk to Mrs. Don-o
    Would it not be magnificent to witness another conclave in short order and to see Raymond Cardinal Burke step out onto the balcony, announce that he is taking the papal name Pius XIII or Leo XIV and order Walter Cardinal Kaspar and a half dozen like Kaspar arrested and jailed at Regina Coeli Prison.

    St. John Paul the Great referenced Cardinal Burke as "My Little Raimundo" and sped his course up the hierarchichal ladder. God can facilitate his final earthly ascent. The progressives will be in complete panic over such an election.

    Certainly, as pope, Burke would be the religious superior of all concerned and might well wish to invite the abbot ans Christoph Cardinal Schonbrun for a little conversation about manners and clerical ethics at the newly restored papal palace residence of Burke as Pius XIII or whatever, The discussion might take place right after the guests attend Papa Burke's daily Tridentine Mass at St. Peter's and just before that day's announcement of the retirement to cloister of Schonbrun and the abbot.

  • OK ALL to ALL of my Fellow Conservatives out there HERE is my "Message" to ALL of You!

    11/01/2014 6:39:28 PM PDT · 200 of 206
    BlackElk to Ann Archy
    Which Republican ruling class type have YOU personally caused to modify his or her pre-programmed misbehavior? I don't believe in writing. I don't believe in complaining to my public employees (the hired help, so to speak). They KNOW what we believe, what we want, and what OUR policies are. They can obey and comply or be voted out.

    If you want to re-elect the Mitch McConnells, the John Cornyns, the John Boehners, the Kevin McCarthys, and so many of the quislings who serve as their subordinates, it takes a plurality or even a majority of voters. In a close general election race, it takes a much smaller cadre of voters to terminate an offending politician's career. When 3% of the "party faithful" go unfaithful, in a close race you can take out the trash. Stay in the party to vote in primaries but defect in the general.

    When I lived in Connecticut, in 1988, the second most despicable excuse for a "Republican" I have ever witnessed (almost as bad as Romney) was Lowell P. Weicker, Jr. He had been elected to three terms in the Senate starting in 1970.

    In 1988, Joe Lieberman ran against Weicker. Bill Buckley formed a PAC called "Buckleys for Lieberman." A probable majority of Demonrats voted for Weicker and a heavy majority of Republicans voted for Joe Lieberman. Joe was well worth electing over Weicker and Joe served four terms. Weicker brought in Barry Goldwater and Orrin Hatch and many other GOP senators. We listened politely and then put Weicker out of Connecticut's misery on election day. Snake dancing through the streets: Ding, dong, the witch is dead, etc.!!!

    That's my common sense and I'm sticking to it!

    Seniority also counts. McConnell has spent a lot of years accumulating the power he wields in the GOP caucus selling conservatives down the river along with his country. Joni Ernst in Iowa is well-worth electing, especially to replace a commiecrat like Tom Harkin. Electing Joni Ernst while defeating McConnell is a wash in terms of what they represent as senators respectively but a BIG loss in power for the RINOs. OK, John Cornyn, another sorry disgrace moves up to leader but McConnell's loss identifiable to conservative defections cannot be ignored by a Texas senator. Elect Cory Gardner in Colorado and you have a net gain until proven otherwise.

    I am 68 years old and have done all the growing up I am going to do. Idiocy is believing that you can influence the Congresscritter trash unless you are handing out $100,000 checks (the only language they understand other than losing elections). As my very political grandmother might say: COMMON SENSE is pissing on their graves.