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Friday, June 03, 2011

The Commie-In-Chief's coup d'etat continues apace, or...

...Terror is an excellent form of social control.

Panicked, frightened, desperate, nervous, and impoverished people are easier to control. They are much more willing to give up their freedom in exchange for the meager crumbs the government deigns to bestow.

The destruction of the US economy is the goal of the Bolshevik wannabes of the fascist left. The uncertainty and apprehension we all feel is the main policy goal of the blood soaked ghoul in the Oval Office and the sick sycophants who surround him.

You are being controlled.

The AP tries to shield their buttboy in the White House by going all Wonderland on us. Up is down. Bad is good. It's El Nino. [Racist.] It's the tsunami. It's Bush.


Signs point to an economy growing more slowly

WASHINGTON – The economy is tiring again.

Reports Wednesday on manufacturing and company hiring were so weak that many economists immediately downgraded their forecasts for Friday's jobs report for May. Some analysts also slashed their estimates for growth in the April-June quarter.

"We're definitely in a soft patch," says Steve Blitz, senior economist for ITG Investment Research.

No one knows whether the slowdown is a temporary setback or the start of a prolonged period of anemic growth. Many analysts hold out hope that the economy will rebound in the second half of 2011.

They say some of the problems restraining growth now — high oil prices, U.S. natural disasters and supply disruptions from Japan's earthquake — will likely prove temporary. And they recall that the economy shrugged off a similar mid-year slowdown in 2010, in part because the Federal Reserve embarked on a program to keep interest rates at historic lows.

But for now, signs of a more sluggish stage of the economy are spreading. The Dow Jones industrial average plunged nearly 280 points, or 2.2 percent, wiping out more than one-fourth of the year's gains. The Dow's plunge followed news that:

• U.S. manufacturing output expanded in May at the slowest pace in 20 months.

_The payroll firm ADP said private employers added a net total of just 38,000 jobs in May, the lowest figure since September and down sharply from April's 177,000.

• Auto sales tumbled last month after surging earlier in the year.

• Construction spending remained scarcely above its lowest level in more than a decade.

The ADP numbers, in particular, led economists to turn gloomier about Friday's government report on unemployment and job creation for May. Hiring has been robust in recent months: It's averaged a net 233,000 each month since February. And the unemployment rate has tumbled from 9.8 percent in November to 9 percent in April.


Few jobs added in May; unemployment up to 9.1%

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Employers in May added the fewest jobs in eight months, and the unemployment rate inched up to 9.1 percent. The weakening job market raised concerns about an economy hampered by high gas prices and the effects of natural disasters here and abroad.

The key question is whether the meager 54,000 jobs added last month [About half of those came from McDonald's yearly hiring of teens for part-time work. Remember the good old days when Obama and the other commies derided "hamburger flipper jobs" as a sign of Repansycan hatred of the poor and unskilled? Now they are a sign of Mr. Mulatto's genius. - F.G.] mark a temporary setback or are evidence of a more chronic problem. That total is far lower than the previous three months' average of 220,000 new jobs per month.

Private companies hired only 83,000 new workers in May -- the fewest in nearly a year.

Stocks on Wall Street fell for the third straight day. The Dow Jones industrial average was down 76 points in late-morning trading. Broader indexes also dropped.

Many analysts suggest the economy will improve later this year, particularly if gas prices continue to decline.

But Friday's report underscores that the recovery will likely remain weak and unemployment high for many months.

"The recovery has not been derailed, but it's slow," said Michelle Meyer, an economist at Bank of America Merrill Lynch. "We're still in a muddle-through period."

Among the deepest job cuts were in local governments, which cut 28,000 jobs last month, the most since November. Nearly 18,000 of those jobs were in education. Cities and counties have cut jobs for 22 straight months and have shed 446,000 positions since September 2008.

The anemic pace of job creation poses a challenge to President Barack Obama's re-election prospects next year. The Conference Board, a business research group, predicts that the unemployment rate will be 8.5 percent by the end of next year. That would mean Obama would face re-election with a higher unemployment rate than any other post-war president has.

Yet there's little appetite on Capitol Hill for additional stimulus spending. And the Federal Reserve plans to wrap up its most recent effort to pump money into the economy at the end of this month.

Some weiner named Weiner has gotten his weiner in quite a pickle.

He'll probably survive as a congressthingee because as a proud member of the Party of Blaspmemy, Buggery, and 'Bortion he has voted for the protection, encouragement, and institutionalization of perversion his entire life. Therefore, he is not a "hypocrite" as defined by the AmericaLast media.

In his FOX interview, he came across as a pathetic little liar who is still trying to recover from the teasing of the big kids. If he wants to survive this, he should claim to be the victim of bullying.


Congressman Weiner denies sending lewd Twitter pic

US Congressman Anthony Weiner says he is the victim of hacking after a photo of his crotch was sent from his Twitter account to a college student whom he follows.
Channel 4

The serial killer known as Doctor Death now knows the truth.

I have trouble praying for the souls of mass murderers. I know, it is a major flaw in my personality and a terrible sin. I pray I will be able to do it someday.

This sick pervert corrupted everything and everyone he encountered, including the medical profession. [He was a pathologist, not a real doctor. You wouldn't have wanted him looking at your sore throat...for a myriad of reasons. I'm guessing he fell in love with nihilism somewhere along the way.]

It is painfully obvious he was so full of hate for himself [He once said the worst day of his life was the day he was born.] it was no surprise he relished convincing the sick and the weak they would be better off dead and then murdering them.

Of course, the blood soaked death-worshippers of the left adored him.

May God have mercy on his black, bloody soul.

He's going to need it. Big time.

"Doctor" Jack Kevorkian dies at 83; 'Dr. Death' was advocate, practitioner of physician-assisted suicide - The Times of The City of Our Lady Of The Angels

Dr. Jack Kevorkian, the notorious advocate of physician-assisted suicide for terminally ill patients who became a household name in the 1990s by practicing what he preached and in so doing inflamed the nationwide debate over a patient's right to die, died early Friday. He was 83.

Kevorkian, a former Michigan pathologist who served eight years in prison for second-degree murder for a case in which he personally administered the lethal injection rather than helping the patient do it himself, died at William Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak, Mich., said Mayer Morganroth, his lawyer and close friend.

Kevorkian, who had been hospitalized for pneumonia and kidney problems, developed pulmonary thrombosis late Thursday evening and died about 2:30 a.m. Friday, Morganroth said.

During Kevorkian's final hours in the ICU, the music of his favorite composer -- Johann Sebastian Bach -- was played over a computer.

"Although he couldn't talk and was passing away during that period of time, he could hear what was going on around him," said Morganroth. "Until that sudden turndown, we discussed his leaving the hospital, going to rehab and going on a book tour for his books."

Dubbed "Dr. Death," Kevorkian claimed to have assisted in the suicides of more than 130 people between 1990 and 1998.

Janet Adkins, a 54-year-old Portland, Ore. mother of three adult sons in the early stages of Alzheimer's disease and unwilling to let it progress further, was the first.

When Adkins and her husband, Ron, first met with Kevorkian in Michigan, he already had begun receiving media attention for his untested "suicide machine," a homemade device he called the "mercitron."

On June 4, 1990, as Ron Adkins waited in a motel room, Kevorkian's sisters, Flora Holzheimer and Margo Janus, drove Janet Adkins to Groveland Oaks County Park, where Kevorkian was waiting for her in his rusty white 1968 Volkswagen van.

He had tried to find a more suitable setting, he told People magazine later that month, "and every place turned me down. But Janet didn't care what the environment was."

With Adkins lying in a bed in the back of the van, Kevorkian hooked her up to a heart monitor and inserted a needle into her arm to start the flow of a harmless saline solution.

As chronicled in People, Adkins asked Holzheimer to read passages Adkins had brought with her, including the 23rd Psalm and a message from her closest friend.

Then Adkins pressed the button on Kevorkian's machine, which intravenously began sending the anesthetic thiopental sodium through her veins to put her to sleep and then deadly potassium chloride to stop her heart.

"Thank you, thank you so much," Adkins reportedly told Kevorkian as the anesthetic began taking effect.

"Have a nice trip," he said...

The British Empire continues apace.

The Gurkhas have always been incredibly brave and fierce warriors and they have been out-fighting Englishmen for generations now. Sergeant Pun's [I believe that is his family name. If not, I apologize.] heroics should come as no surprise.

Nepalese soldier fought off 30 Taliban — alone


From AFP via Yahoo! News:


Sergeant Dipprasad Pun, of the Royal Gurkha Rifles, proudly holds his Conspicuous Gallantry Medal, after it was presented to him by Britain's Queen El
AP – Sergeant Dipprasad Pun, of the Royal Gurkha Rifles, proudly holds his Conspicuous Gallantry Medal

LONDON (AFP) – A Nepalese soldier in the British army has been given a top bravery award by Queen Elizabeth II for his heroics in Afghanistan, where he single-handedly saw off more than 30 Taliban fighters.

Corporal Dipprasad Pun, 31, said he thought he was going to die and so had nothing to lose in taking on the attackers who overran his checkpoint.

He was awarded the Conspicuous Gallantry Cross (CGC), which is given in recognition of acts of conspicuous gallantry during active operations against the enemy.

Pun fired more than 400 rounds, launched 17 grenades and detonated a mine to repel the Taliban assault on his checkpoint near Babaji in Helmand Province, southern Afghanistan, last September.

Surrounded, the enemy opened fired from all sides and for 15 minutes Pun remained under continuous attack, including from rocket-propelled grenades and AK47 guns.

At one point, unable to shoot, he used his machine gun tripod to knock down a militant who was climbing the walls of the compound.

Two insurgents were still attacking by the time he ran out of ammunition, but he set off a Claymore mine to repel them.

Pun was given his medal in a ceremony at Buckingham Palace in London on Wednesday.

The CGC is second only to the Victoria Cross -- the highest honour for bravery in the face of the enemy.

"There wasn't any choice but to fight. The Taliban were all around the checkpoint. I was alone," he said.

"I had so many of them around me that I thought I was definitely going to die so I thought I'd kill as many of them as I could before they killed me.

"After that I thought nobody can kill us now -- when we met the enemy I wasn't scared."

Britain's Major General Nicholas Carter, who was commander of allied forces in southern Afghanistan during Pun's deployment, praised his efforts.

"The CGC does not get handed out lightly. It was a most remarkable achievement," he said.

Wednesday, June 01, 2011

When the ignorant [or the godless] report on the Catholic Church, they invariably get it wrong.

I've been waiting since February for everyone to retract the "confession by iPhone" stories. You know, the ones about those silly Catholics and their their quaint tradition of actually preserving the sacraments given to us by Christ going all high-tech. Any real Catholic knew the stories were hokum - or worse.

Bishop Rhoades is a good man and an excellent priest who may one day be the first US born pope. All the fools had to do is actually read his words.


When I gave the imprimatur for the text of the iPhone application created by three faith-filled young men in South Bend on preparing for confession, I did not know that this was the first time a bishop had given an imprimatur for material on an app. I also did not anticipate the huge response by the media. Last week was quite a week as we received calls and messages from media throughout the world.

Part of the reason for all the attention was that some media sources erroneously reported or suggested that the app allowed one to go to confession via iPhone. That certainly is not possible and it was more than puzzling that anyone would think that the application could replace in-person confession. Nothing on the app would suggest such a thing. It is meant to help penitents prepare for confession. These false press reports sowed some unnecessary confusion.

Father Federico Lombardi, the spokesman for the Vatican, explained to reporters, as I have done, that one cannot go to confession via iPhone. He explained that the new application can be useful in helping people make an examination of conscience. It can help people to prepare for the sacrament of Reconciliation. I commend the creators of the app for their work and creativity. I am hearing from people around the world how helpful this app is for them, especially young people who are engaged in this newer technology.
Perhaps all the publicity generated is a very positive thing since it has people talking about the sacrament of Penance. The interest in, and popularity of the new app shows that many are open to learning more about this great sacrament and are seeking help in preparing for confession.

This week I was reminded of the words of Pope Benedict at the Mass he celebrated at Nationals Stadium in Washington, D.C., in 2008. Speaking of the sacrament of Penance, he said: “The liberating power of this sacrament, in which our honest confession of sin is met by God’s merciful word of pardon and peace, needs to be rediscovered and reappropriated by every Catholic. To a great extent, the renewal of the Church in America and throughout the world depends on the renewal of the practice of Penance and the growth in holiness which that sacrament both inspires and accomplishes.” I pray that the new app, developed here in our diocese by three fine young people, with the assistance of two of our priests, will contribute to this renewal which our Holy Father encouraged.

In this Sunday’s Gospel, we will hear the words of Jesus: “Be perfect as your heavenly Father is perfect.” The Lord calls us to holiness.

In order to reach this perfection, to grow in holiness, we need the Lord’s grace. We need the Holy Spirit to give us grace for repentance and conversion. Jesus gives us the wonderful sacrament of Penance for the forgiveness of our sins. It restores us to God’s grace. It revitalizes our hearts and souls so that we can grow in holiness.

Christ personally addresses us every time we go to confession. Through the priest, he says to us “your sins are forgiven.” This happens in a personal dialogue with the priest who acts “in the person of Christ” as he hears our confession and imparts absolution. This is something deeply personal and cannot be done through an iPhone!

We receive spiritual strength every time we receive the sacrament of Penance. I encourage all to go to confession regularly. If you need help to prepare, you may want to check out the new app!

Posted on February 15, 2011, to:

I could definitely vote for Jim DeMint.

Richard Viguerie lays some conservative reality on us:

CNN and Newsmax have just published articles about my views on the presidential race which I thought may be of interest.

In an interview, I told Newsmax:

"As of today, because no top-tier, principled, small-government conservative is in the race or about to get in it, most conservatives are disappointed and sitting on the sidelines."

The article also says:

"He recently told CNN that the 'dream candidate' for conservatives is GOP Sen. Jim DeMint of South Carolina. Viguerie says he expects to see a 'draft DeMint' campaign begin soon."

The complete article is at http://tinyurl.com/6ylhloc

In the CNN interview, I stated in part:

"Gingrich's brief presidential campaign is closely following his political career of the last 30 plus years of being unguided, unfocused, and unpredictable. He did serious harm (probably fatal) to his presidential campaign this weekend by referring to right-wing extremism, approving personal mandates, and attacking the 'Sainted' Paul Ryan...

"Most conservatives are not intrigued by any of the announced or widely-talked-about presidential candidates. There are some that conservatives like, admire, and respect, but they don't believe that they are going to be elected president in 2012...

"In 2008, the nominee and the base of the party were at odds and had been for 15 plus years. If the nominee in 2012 has similar baggage, Obama will be a prohibitive favorite for reelection. "

The entire interview is at http://tinyurl.com/3v8k6p9

Cordially,

Richard A. Viguerie

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Even the AmericaLasters at ABC News gets it right once in a while.

The 101st Airborne in Afghanistan...



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