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  • AP interview: Colombian leader warns Venezuela

    09/21/2019 3:25:25 PM PDT · by Freedom'sWorthIt · 32 replies
    WRALTV-AP ^ | 9/21/19 | AP
    BOGOTA, COLOMBIA — Colombia's president is comparing Nicolás Maduro to Serbian war criminal Slobodan Milosevic and says Venezuela's embattled socialist leader would be making a "stupid" mistake were he to attack. Ivan Duque made the comments in an interview Saturday with The Associated Press before traveling to New York. There, Duque is expected to condemn Maduro before the United Nations General Assembly as an abusive autocrat who is not only responsible for the country's humanitarian catastrophe but is also now a threat to regional stability for his alleged harboring of Colombian rebels.
  • Dangers of a World Where "Almost Anyone Can be Arrested for Something"

    06/01/2019 11:17:13 PM PDT · by vannrox · 17 replies
    The Volokh Conspiracy ^ | 5.30.2019 4:29 PM | Ilya Somin
    A recent dissenting opinion by Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch highlights some of the dangers of the enormous scope of modern criminal law. In a recent dissenting opinion, Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch warns of the dangers of the modern expansion of criminal law to the point where "almost anyone can be arrested for anything": History shows that governments sometimes seek to regulate our lives finely, acutely, thoroughly, and exhaustively. In our own time and place, criminal laws have grown so exuberantly and come to cover so much previously innocent conduct that almost anyone can be arrested for something. If...
  • Republics and Dictators

    04/01/2019 1:52:21 AM PDT · by Jacquerie · 6 replies
    ArticleVBlog ^ | April 1st 2019 | Rodney Dodsworth
    Subtitle: American Dictator. The National Emergencies Act of 1976 is a hand grenade on our Constitutional shelf. Any President can pull the pin. The spark for this squib is the national emergency declaration by President Trump over the southern border crisis. Since the media focus is, as always, on politics, they devote little attention to the bigger picture of the proper place of republican chief executives. In times of crisis, republics exercise despotic powers, meaning those unauthorized by their constitutions. Laws passed in, and justified by, pressing times too often remain after the return of peace.1 During war, some Natural...
  • Rep. Ilhan Omar Calls “Overthrow” Of “Dictator” Trump “Inevitable”

    02/28/2019 9:08:21 PM PST · by montag813 · 95 replies
    24News ^ | 02-28-2019 | Jenn Carter
    by Jenn Carter Democrat Muslim Rep. Ilhan Omar today actually tweeted out a call for the ‘inevitable overthrow’ of the duly elected American President, Donald J. Trump.Do you even recognize America anymore?
  • Pelosi and Warren obviously need a history lesson

    01/07/2019 7:48:57 AM PST · by george76 · 8 replies
    American Thinker ^ | January 7, 2019 | Jack Hellner
    Nancy Pelosi said it looks as if Trump just wants to abolish Congress and that a border wall is immoral. Elizabeth Warren says the Republican Party is corrupt and caters to the rich and powerful .... Here is just a small sample of what Pelosi, Warren, Obama, the Clintons, and other Democrats have done over the years where the media and other Democrats not only didn't care, but supported the moves wholeheartedly. Obama, the authoritarian, couldn't get DACA through Congress, so he dictatorially and unconstitutionally implemented it. Pelosi didn't care about Obama usurping congressional authority. ... The immoral and corrupt...
  • Mugabe Unable to Walk

    11/24/2018 10:48:15 AM PST · by Kriggerel · 42 replies
    BBC ^ | 11/24/2018 | BBC
    Zimbabwe's former President Mugabe, 94, is unable to walk because of ill health, President Emmerson Mnangagwa has said...
  • Spain sets in motion plan to dig up former dictator Franco

    08/24/2018 1:21:09 PM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 30 replies
    Ass Press ^ | 08/24/2018
    MADRID (AP) — Spain’s center-left government approved legal amendments Friday to make sure that the remains of former dictator Gen. Francisco Franco will be dug up and removed from a controversial national mausoleum honoring the nation’s civil war dead. The minority Socialist government is certain that parliament will endorse the amendments, probably in a debate next month, deputy prime minister Carmen Calvo told reporters. The amendments to Spain’s Historical Memory Law of 2007 grant the government the power to exhume Franco’s body. That change aims to thwart legal efforts by Franco’s descendants and supporters to block the exhumation in the...
  • Archbishop makes plea to remember Ukraine’s ‘silent and forgotten war’

    08/10/2018 6:36:38 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 1 replies
    Catholic News Agency ^ | August 9, 2018 | Courntney Grogan
    Baltimore, Md., Aug 9, 2018 / 05:00 pm (CNA).- Four years of fighting in eastern Ukraine have led to “the biggest humanitarian crisis on the European continent since the end of the Second World War,” according to the head of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church. Archbishop Sviatoslav Shevchuk of Kyiv called on the international community and the Catholic Church not to neglect the crisis in Ukraine. He made the plea during his keynote address at the Knights of Columbus convention in Baltimore on August 7.Since Russia annexed Crimea in 2014, the Ukrainian conflict has taken the lives of more than...
  • Not just Trump and Kim: Presidents have been meeting with brutal dictators for decades...

    06/15/2018 1:42:45 PM PDT · by caww · 34 replies
    washingtonexaminer ^ | 6/15/2018 | by Siraj Hashmi
    President Trump received a lot of criticism for his historic meeting with North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un, who is known for his human rights abuses. The only thing new that Trump is doing is establishing friendly relations with a new country. (video)
  • Fox News host sorry for calling Trump, Kim ‘two dictators’

    06/10/2018 2:57:21 PM PDT · by McGruff · 154 replies
    AP ^ | June 10, 2018
    A Fox News host has accidentally referred to the highly anticipated summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un as a meeting of “two dictators.” “Fox & Friends” co-host Abby Huntsman made the comment on Sunday as TV footage showed the Republican president landing in Singapore for a summit with Kim on Tuesday. Guest and former White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci didn’t catch it. But the daughter of U.S. Ambassador to Russia Jon Huntsman later apologized on air for what she had said. Her gaffe still took off on Twitter.
  • [Catholic Caucus] ‘Dictator Pope’ author Henry Sire suspended from Order of Malta

    03/22/2018 9:04:13 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 15 replies
    Catholic Herald ^ | March 22, 2018 | Staff Reporter
    ‘Dictator Pope’ author Henry Sire suspended from Order of Malta by Staff Reporter posted Thursday, 22 Mar 2018 Sire, a longstanding member of the Order of Malta, was revealed as the author earlier this weekThe Order of Malta has suspended ‘Dictator Pope’ author Henry Sire for allegedly breaching its constitution.The Catholic Herald understands that the Order notified Sire yesterday of his suspension, days after he was revealed to be the mysterious author.Sire’s identity was confirmed on Monday when Regnery Publishing posted his name in an online description of the book. He had originally self-published the book under the penname Marcantonio Colonna,...
  • Perspective: Stop comparing Trump to South American dictators. He’s actually far worse.(hurl alert)

    02/20/2018 4:08:43 PM PST · by Ennis85 · 49 replies
    Washington Post ^ | February 20th 2018 | Ernesto Semán
    It’s en vogue for enraged liberals to compare Trumpism to Argentine Peronism, wielding the analogy as a warning about the potential apocalypse that they fear is about to engulf us. Most recently it was Larry Summers, a member of the Democratic establishment for decades, who took to Twitter to declare: “I worry about the Argentinization of US government.” Summers sent the tweet after President Trump accused Democrats of treason and the media reported on the president’s childish wishes for a military parade. He employed a standard characterization of Peronism as an authoritarian movement, a familiar depiction that no doubt had...
  • Soon Oath of Blind Obedience to Bergoglio

    02/19/2018 3:56:29 AM PST · by JosephJames · 59 replies
    Spiritual Food Blogspot ^ | February 14, 2018 | Rev. Joseph Dwight
    In preparation to take away the Most Holy Eucharist in all the public Catholic churches in the world by way of a mandatory invalid ecumenical mass, there are many indications that for the first time ever, all deacons, priests, bishops and cardinals will have to take an OATH OF TOTAL FIDELITY TO BERGOGLIO, NOT TO CHRIST, as has always been done in the past during the Chrism Mass, on Wednesday (March 28, 2018) of Holy Week (or Thursday in some diocese). In all probability, this will be the beginning of the greatest schism in the history of the Catholic Church....
  • Roosevelt announces “court-packing” plan - February 5, 1937

    02/05/2018 12:33:28 PM PST · by Sopater · 14 replies
    On February 5, 1937, President Franklin Roosevelt announces a controversial plan to expand the Supreme Court to as many as 15 judges, allegedly to make it more efficient. Critics immediately charged that Roosevelt was trying to “pack” the court and thus neutralize Supreme Court justices hostile to his New Deal. During the previous two years, the high court had struck down several key pieces of New Deal legislation on the grounds that the laws delegated an unconstitutional amount of authority to the executive branch and the federal government. Flushed with his landslide reelection in 1936, President Roosevelt issued a proposal...
  • Brzezinski Questions Clapping for ‘Great Dictator’ Trump at State of the Union

    01/31/2018 7:03:07 AM PST · by Magnatron · 48 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | January 31, 2018 | Katelyn Caralle
    "Morning Joe" co-host Mika Brzezinski on Wednesday questioned whether lawmakers should have clapped for President Donald Trump during his State of the Union address, referring to the president as the "greatest dictator."
  • [Catholic Caucus] The Curial Sidelines

    12/30/2017 6:34:11 AM PST · by ebb tide
    First Things ^ | December 29, 2017 | P.J. Smith
    I suspect the employees of the Roman Curia have come to view the pope’s annual Christmas greetings much as Seinfeld’s George Costanza viewed Festivus. Francis’s 2014 address was, if not an Airing of Grievances, then something very near it, as the pope detailed fifteen—fifteen!—“curial diseases.” In 2015, Francis wished his closest collaborators a merry Christmas with a lengthy, gloomy rundown of “curial antibiotics,” via an acrostic analysis of the Latin word misericordia. (The Extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy had kicked off a couple of weeks before Francis’s address, which explains why misericordia was on his mind.) In 2016, the pope returned...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Cardinal Maradiaga Financial Scandal: Pope Has Ordered Investigation

    12/27/2017 5:22:51 PM PST · by ebb tide · 3 replies
    Eponymous Flower ^ | December 27, 2017 | Giuseppe Nardi
    (Rome) Last Thursday was not very pleasant for all those present in the Sala Clementina of the Apostolic Palace, and really not desirable for anyone. For the curia workers, because they had to anticipate, the new "gift" of a renewed chastisement from the Pope for Christmas. But also for Pope Francis, because on the same morning the weekly magazine L'Espresso (comparable to the Spiegel/Time Magazine) with a dossier of one of the closest pope confidants and personal friends, the Honduran Cardinal Oscar Rodriguez Maradiaga, this was anything but good. Cathedral of Tegucigalpa While Francis did in the Sala Clementina, that which the Curials had already feared - bludgeoning them...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Vatican Has Turned into a Surveillance State

    12/27/2017 11:15:04 AM PST · by ebb tide · 6 replies
    Gloria TV ^ | December 27, 2017 | Gloria TV
    The level of control over emails, landlines and even on some categories of mobile phones in the Vatican is reaching levels “that would be envied even by North Korea” according to Marco Tosatti.Writing on his blog (December 21) Tosatti points out that during his Christmas speech Francis openly threatened the Curia. According to Tosatti these words “would not have been different if they had been pronounced in the 1970s by a Chinese Communist Party secretary.”For Tosatti this is a sign that the level of discomfort in the Curia grows, apart from the tops of the dicasteries, now almost completely named...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Message to Roman Curia: Big Humble is watching

    12/22/2017 4:03:54 PM PST · by ebb tide · 4 replies
    aka Catholic ^ | December 22, 2017 | Louie Verrecchio
    He sees you when you’re sleeping, he knows when you’re awake…On December 21st, various cardinals and superiors of the Roman Curia gathered in the Sala Clementina for the annual Christmas Address; a message intended not just for those in attendance, but for all who work there.For many among the Curial staff, this isn’t exactly the most wonderful time of the year.Recall, if you will, the Bergoglian Christmas Addresses of years past as Francis used those occasions to diagnose the body’s assorted “diseases” and to berate its members.It was in this environment – one described by insiders with increasing frequency as...
  • “The Dictator Pope”

    12/06/2017 7:52:01 AM PST · by ebb tide · 17 replies
    The Catholic Thing ^ | December 6, 2017 | Robert Royal
    The title above is the name of a book that appeared Monday in English (after earlier publication in Italian) by a writer who has assumed a grand Renaissance pseudonym: Marcantonio Colonna (an admiral at Lepanto). He evidently could not publish under his real name, for fear of reprisals. But the case he lays out is largely convincing: that Pope Francis has carefully cultivated an image in public as the apostle of mercy, kindness, and openness; in private, he’s authoritarian, given to profanity-laced outbursts of anger, and manipulative in pursuing his agenda. This is hardly news, least of all in Rome....