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  • Muslim Brotherhood: Trump victory a “disaster”

    11/09/2016 12:14:56 PM PST · by paterfamilias · 72 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | November 9, 2016 | Robert Spencer
    “Goliath is coming himself, with his horses and men.” Oh, you’re David now? Let’s hope that “Goliath” comes for the Muslim Brotherhood infiltrators and Useful Idiots in the Department of Homeland Security, the FBI, and elsewhere in the government. Donald Trump “Muslim Brotherhood: Trump victory a ‘disaster,’” Middle East Monitor, November 9, 2016 (thanks to Lookmann): Donald Trump’s victory in the US elections is a “disaster” for the Arab and Muslim world, a Muslim Brotherhood spokesperson said today. Mamdouh Al-Muneer, a member of the supreme body of the Freedom and Justice Party, wrote on social media that the results of...
  • Help! We need an updated list of all who vowed to leave the USA if Trump were elected!

    11/09/2016 5:39:45 AM PST · by paterfamilias · 64 replies
    none | November 9, 2016 | Me
    Lets have some fun and list all the self-important "progressives" who have vowed to leave the USA if Trump won the election.
  • October 10, 732

    10/10/2016 4:32:39 AM PDT · by paterfamilias · 5 replies
    October 10, 2016 | me
    October 10, 732: Moslem forces attack Christian Europe from the West October 7, 1571: Moslem forces attack Christian Europe from the East. Early 19th Century: Moslem forces attack Christian America's shipping off the coast of North Africa (The Barbary Wars) April 24, 1915: Moslem forces of the Ottoman Empire slaughter Christians in the Armenian Genocide. September 11, 2011: Moslem radicals attack the World Trade Center. Current Time: Moslem Radicals of ISIS, the New Caliphate, rape, behead, and burn alive Christians in the Middle East and North Africa. 14 Centuries of jihad against Christianity - it has been one continuous war...
  • October 7, 1571

    10/07/2016 5:23:08 AM PDT · by paterfamilias · 22 replies
    October 7, 2016 | me
    The Battle of Lepanto, which saved Christian Europe from armed Moslem domination in the form of the Ottoman Turks. Don Juan of Austria, leading the Holy League against the Turks, was outnumbered: 300 Turkish galleys against 200 of the Holy League. Don Juan instructed all of his men to pray the Rosary prior to the engagement: the Turkish forces were utterly destroyed. Pope St. Pius V believed that this important victory was secured by the intercession of the Blessed Virgin. Thus, today is celebrated as the Feast of Our Lady of Victory and/or the Feast of Our Lady of the...
  • Prayer Request - USMC helicopters down

    01/15/2016 6:38:29 AM PST · by paterfamilias · 25 replies
    15 Jan 2016 | me
    Friends: 2 USMC CH-53 helicopters went down off the coast of Oahu, 12 souls missing. One of my son's best friends is a CH-53 pilot stationed in Hawaii, and cannot be reached. We don't know if he was flying at the time. Please pray for Brian and all those involved. Thanks
  • Heisman Trophy should be next honor for Navy’s Keenan Reynolds

    11/23/2015 6:42:15 AM PST · by paterfamilias · 11 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 22 Nov 2015 | Thom Loverro
    Here is the forgotten, unpublicized, little-regarded mission by the Heisman Trust — the group that is responsible for the Heisman Trophy: “The Heisman Memorial Trophy annually recognizes the outstanding college football player whose performance best exhibits the pursuit of excellence with integrity. Winners epitomize great ability combined with diligence, perseverance, and hard work.” Excellence with integrity. Who would have thought? (more at link)
  • Happy 240th Birthday, Marines

    11/10/2015 5:41:39 AM PST · by paterfamilias · 11 replies
    10 November 2015 | Me
    And a special shoutout to My Favorite Marine and the members of HMLA-367 and the 31st MEU. Commandant's Message: R. Lee Ermey / Madison Rising tribute:
  • Geraldo Rivera: Moron

    08/26/2015 12:20:10 PM PDT · by paterfamilias · 24 replies
    Politico ^ | 26 Aug 2015 | me
    Since the departure of Bob Beckel from Fox News Channel's "The Five," there have been a number of Liberal guest hosts sitting in his chair. Some are quite good, some are terrible. But only one makes me almost wish for Beckel's return: Geraldo Rivera. Okay, Juan Willliams sometimes gets me close, but he is a decent and likable "useful idiot" of the Left. When he is not boorishly shouting over those panelists who disagree with him, he is adamantly defending Hillary!'s email scandal as inconsequential. This, coming from the moron who disclosed US troop locations and future movements on a...
  • Ospreys replace last Marine squadron of Sea Knight 'phrogs'

    04/11/2015 4:38:34 AM PDT · by paterfamilias · 26 replies
    Stars and Stripes ^ | April 10, 2015 | Jennifer Hlad
    CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. — MV-22 Ospreys replaced the Marines’ last squadron of CH-46E helicopters Thursday, officially ending the Sea Knight’s 50-year run as the troop and supply transport workhorse of the Corps. Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron 164 received the first Sea Knights assigned to the West Coast in early 1965 and introduced the medium-lift helicopter to combat in Vietnam in 1966. Parts of the squadron also flew missions in the evacuation of Saigon, making it the first in and last out of the Southeast Asian country. More than 600 CH-46s, affectionately known as “Battle Phrogs,” were produced over the years,...
  • My review of "American Sniper"

    01/25/2015 6:33:57 AM PST · by paterfamilias · 61 replies
    25 January 2015 | Paterfamilias
    We saw "American Sniper" last night. My wife and I went with a group of about a dozen other military parents (Navy, Marine Corps, Army). This is not a typical "war movie" in that it explores one man's journey from civilian life into the military community into war (four tours in Iraq) and then explores his difficult re-entry into civilian life. So, in a way, the movie is about the family and community of the as much as it is about Chris Kyle. There are aspects of the movie that some will dismiss as trite or jingoistic: Kyle's father instructing...
  • On Christmas

    12/24/2014 10:16:15 AM PST · by paterfamilias
    24 Dec 2014 | Me
    The Nativity by Ghirlandaio ... et verbum caro factum est et habitavit in nobis ... --- Johannes 1:14 ... and the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us... Christmas blessings to all. Please remember in your prayers our fallen police, military, their families, and those suffering religious persecution in the Middle East and Africa.
  • Happy 239th Birthday, US Army!

    06/14/2014 4:19:10 AM PDT · by paterfamilias · 10 replies
    14 June 2014 | me
    Duty, Honor, Country: Those three hallowed words reverently dictate what you ought to be, what you can be, what you will be. They are your rallying points: to build courage when courage seems to fail; to regain faith when there seems to be little cause for faith; to create hope when hope becomes forlorn. Unhappily, I possess neither that eloquence of diction, that poetry of imagination, nor that brilliance of metaphor to tell you all that they mean. The unbelievers will say they are but words, but a slogan, but a flamboyant phrase. Every pedant, every demagogue, every cynic, every...
  • Good advice that you wish you had followed. (Vanity)

    05/31/2014 10:31:14 AM PDT · by paterfamilias · 39 replies
    All of us have learned from sad experience by doing something we were warned by somebody older and wiser not to do. What's your regret? I'll start.... When I turned 18 (then the legal drinking age), my father said to me, "Son, NEVER get drunk on wine." About 2 years later, I learned how very right he was! I have since passed the same wise advice to my son.
  • Catholic Caucus: Favorite Prayers (Vanity)

    05/30/2014 5:52:02 AM PDT · by paterfamilias · 13 replies
    30 May 2014 | me
    There are many beautiful prayers in the Catholic Faith. Please share your favorite(s) with us. Here are two that I particularly like. The Anima Christi - this is a particularly good prayer for the period of meditation after reception of the Eucharist. Anima Christi (attrib. St. Ignatius of Loyola) Anima Christi, sanctifica me. Corpus Christi, salva me. Sanguis Christi, inebria me. Aqua lateris Christi, lava me. Passio Christi, conforta me. O bone Jesu, exaudi me. Intra tua vulnera absconde me. Ne permittas me separari a te. Ab hoste maligno defende me. In hora mortis meae voca me. Et iube me...
  • Happy Easter to all.

    04/20/2014 7:04:06 AM PDT · by paterfamilias · 9 replies
    Missale Romanun | 20 April 2014 | Me
    Resurrexi, et adhuc tecum sum, alleluia! Introit, Easter Sunday.
  • Kain Colter compares NU football training to Navy SEALs

    02/20/2014 5:50:10 AM PST · by paterfamilias · 11 replies
    Sun Times ^ | 18 Feb 2014 | Seth Gruen
    Kain Colter compares NU football training to Navy SEALs The Northwestern football players hearing with the National Labor Relations Board in an attempt to unionize continued on Tuesday and former Kain Colter began his testimony. While Colter’s testimony initially appeared to bolster the argument of the players, a comparison made between the Northwestern football team and Navy SEALs readying for operations in Iraq will likely draw backlash. When asked by petitioning council about the preparation for a college football game, Colter likened it to military personnel preparing for operation in Iraq. Though he did go on to explain that Northwestern’s...
  • Navy Bobsled Team

    02/14/2014 11:10:00 AM PST · by paterfamilias · 6 replies
    You Tube ^ | Feb 14, 2014 | me
    As a kid, I remember watching the Army and Navy bobsled teams competing at Lake Placid on ABC Wide World of Sports. Check out this link:
  • A Christmas Thought

    12/25/2013 7:27:31 AM PST · by paterfamilias
    Missale Romanum | December 25, 2013 | me
    Tui sunt caeli et tua est terra orbem terrae et plenitudinem eius tu fundasti. Iustitia et iudicium praeparatio sedis tuae. Offertory, The Nativity of Our Lord. Ps. 88: 12, 15. Thine are the heavens, and thine is the earth: the world and the fulness thereof thou hast founded: justice and judgment are the preparation of thy throne.
  • It's time for the 109th Army-Navy Game!

    12/13/2013 6:59:20 AM PST · by paterfamilias · 24 replies
    13 Dec 2013 | me
    This year we will have a wintry game as in this photo in 2003. Good luck to both teams for a hard-fought game that is free of injuries in the anticipated bad weather at game time. And, by the way, GO NAVY, BEAT ARMY!
  • The Fest of Christ the King

    10/27/2013 5:19:46 PM PDT · by paterfamilias · 7 replies
    Oct 27, 2013 | Popr Pius XI
    In the old Latin Rite, the Last Sunday of October is the Feast of Christ the King. I am not sure if this feast was observed today in the Ordinary Form. If not, here is the prayer that we recited today after the Last Gospel. ACT OF CONSECRATION OF THE HUMAN RACE TO THE SACRED HEART OF JESUS (By Pope Pius XI) Most sweet Jesus, Redeemer of the human race, look down upon us, humbly prostrate before Thine altar. We are Thine and Thine we wish to be; but to be more surely united with Thee, behold each one of...