Et Tu, Drudge?

It is starting to look like Drudge is now in the tank for Trump too, et tu, Drudge?

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“Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.”

I guess it’s okay to make ridiculous highly edited assertions about a certain Presidential candidates religion in the heat of the primary.

I don’t recall the press making a huge deal about JFK’s run for POTUS concerning his Catholic faith, although I’m sure there was a lot of uncertainty about our Pres taking orders from the Pope at the time. I also don’t recall a huge amount of press regarding Obama’s Muslim up-bringing. If you think he’s a Christian, you should google (marxist) liberation theology sometime. The right Reverend Wright preached liberation theology, which has little to do with scripture, and a whole lot to do with grievances. He was not a Catholic, but you can learn more about it here and here. Or search it yourself.

On the other hand, Reagan did help to take down the Soviet empire without spending a single shot, along with the Pope, Maggie Thatcher, and German Chancellor Helmut Kohl (who later started a department store in Wisconsin – just kidding!)

So now comes Drudge posting his top story this morning that Ted Cruz is supposedly the blessed anointed one, when the links he provided showed nothing of the sort. I read two of the three links offered, they showed a typical Rafael Cruz appearance. Thankfully, Trump’s cancelled appearance at UIC knocked this pic off of his page.

Far be it for me to attack anyone who holds deeply held religious beliefs. In fact, I think that is a good thing in nearly all cases, radical jihadis excepted.

Drudge should be ashamed of himself.

Rich’s Select Committee Double-TAkes!

Special Double Edition Rich TAkes!

Lots has been going on, and very little has been going on. Trey Goudy is named Chairman of the Select Committee to investigate Benghazi, The EPA has been asking human subjects to stick their head up a tail-pipe, and the IRS targeting seems to track directly to the White House (to the surprise of virtually no one).  Trey

The EPA has also proposed regulating (read: taxing) cow farts. And the FCC has raised the ugly head of Net Neutrality once again. Oh yes, the TEA Party is not dead yet.

Judicial Watch: New Documents Show IRS HQ Control of Tea Party Targeting

Linking straight to the White House

The Terrifying Implications of the IRS Abuse-DOJ Connection

Gun-running in Libya and Syria led to 9/11/2012 at Benghazi?

House approves select committee to investigate Benghazi attack

I’m not sure if better late than never applies here, John Boehner should have done this a year ago

CIA Whistleblower faces the ire of an angry Justice Department over Benghazi questions

Hillary Language On Benghazi Identical To Rhodes Email — 1 1/2 Days Before!

Clinton advisor Dick Morris traces video talking points directly to Hillary.

Fast & Furious: Benghazi Edition

Speaking of Fast & Furious, I remember raising my eyebrows when I heard reports of an early Secretary of State speech in Mexico City inn early 2009. She said, “Our insatiable demand for illegal drugs fuels the drug trade,” Mrs. Clinton said, using unusually blunt language. “Our inability to prevent weapons from being illegally smuggled across the border to arm these criminals causes the deaths of police officers, soldiers and civilians.”

Besides the obvious, which is, if we controlled our borders this wouldn’t be happening, my second thought was that legal semi-automatic firearms sold in the US would not be at the top of any drug cartel’s wish list. Much better would be Mac10s, Uzzis, and AK47s from black market sources, which would also be cheaper than US AR-15s when purchased in bulk.

The timing here is important, this story appeared in the NY Times on March 25, 2009.

Clinton Says U.S. Feeds Mexico Drug Trade – NYTimes.com

Judging by her statements in Mexico City, Hillary must have been in the loop on fast & Furious as well. No other logical conclusion can be reached. 

The Obama administration announces on March 24 that Project Gunrunner will be expanding: “March 24, 2009: David Ogden, deputy attorney general at the time, stated, “The president has directed us to take action to fight these cartels and Attorney General Eric Holder and I are taking several new and aggressive steps as part of the administration’s comprehensive plan.””

Fast & Furious timeline:

Fast and Furious: The Events Leading to Eric Holder’s Contempt Vote

And this from MRC:

“DOJ’s Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives is increasing it’s efforts by adding 37 new employees in 3 new offices using $10 million dollars in Recovery Act funds and redeploying 100 personnel to the southwest border in the next 45 days to fortify it’s Project Gunrunner- which is aimed at disrupted arms trafficking between the United States and Mexico. ATF is doubling it’s presence in Mexico itself, from 5 to 9 personnel working with the Mexicans specifically to facilitate gun tracing activity which targets the illegal weapons and their sources in the United States.”

Flashback: David Ogden Announces New Efforts With Project Gunrunner “As Directed By the President”

Vid at the link.

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Rich TAkes! On Hyde and IUDs, Plan B

In 1976, Congress was over-whelmingly controlled by Democrats, and was continually until 1994 when Republicans gained control of the House for the first time in 40 years. In 2006, Pelosi took up the gavel once again.

The Hyde “amendment” prohibited federal payments for abortion, and was attached to family planning and Medicaid bills, as well as foreign aid.

Fast-forward to 2009, when the Obamacare debate was in full swing. Bart Stupak (D, MI) along with ten or so Democrat colleagues could not support the ACA without certain language prohibiting abortion and aborticides being covered in the bill. His amendment was added to the House Bill, but not the Senate version which was passed by hook or by crook. Obama promised to issue an Executive Order to secure these votes.

He issued the EO, but it wasn’t worth the paper it was written on, as predicted.

Now we have close to 100 lawsuits traveling through the Courts over the HHS mandate that their employee health insurance cover all forms of “contraception”, including aborticides such as Inter Uterine Devices (IUDs), and the morning after pill which effectively abort conceived life.

This mandate was written by Sebelious and HHS after the law was enacted and is an affront to the first Amendment guarantees of freedom of religion. Plaintiffs include Notre Dame, Hobby Lobby, and the Sisters of the Poor. The Supremes will issue a ruling sometime in June.

Stupak declined to run for re-election. The Democrats purged their party of all moderates following the passage of Obamacare, which resulted in the Republicans retaking the House in the 2010 mid-terms.

 

RichTAkes! on Enforce the Law, Red Dresses and TEA

A Boeing 777 has been missing for a week, the people of Crimea will be voting on whether to secede from the Ukraine or to secede from the Ukraine and join Russia. Kerry and Obama are protesting, but they really can’t do anything about it, can they?

So until each of those stories plays out, here is my early spring

Rich TAkes! On Blue Dresses and stuff.

IRS Documents Reveal Agency Flagged Groups for ‘Anti-Obama Rhetoric,’ Big Three Refuse to Report

Using the IRS against political opponents should terrify everyone.

▶ Rep. Gowdy’s Floor Speech on the ENFORCE the Law Act – YouTube

Hypocrisy Meter Shattered: Bill Clinton Receives Women’s Day ‘Red Dress Award’

They should have called it the Blue Dress Award

Hillary Clinton campaign received illicit funds from Jeffrey Thompson

Both Clintons and Obama had no trouble accepting campaign funds from foreign sources either

Ted Cruz Wins Big in Texas

The real story in Texas primary is the ascendancy of Republican right wing

Progressives point to Cornyn’s win as proof of TEA party weakness, even though no one thought he would lose. Plenty of true conservatives won primaries is the real story here.

“Drunks,” “Bullies,” “Traitors,” “Fringe,” and Other Things Mitch McConnell Has Called Conservatives   MitchTEA party

The TEA party has always been just as much about tossing Republicans as Dems. They know it too.

Leading Republicans Move to Stamp Out Challenges From Right

McConnell Is For, and Has Always Been For Amnesty

Mitch has a long history of supporting liberal causes.

Mitch McConnell tells NYT he wants to crush young conservative challengers like Matt Bevin

Matt Bevin for Senate! It’s time to go, Mitch. It’s too bad your exit won’t be graceful.

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Pro-Choice? It’s Really No-Choice

“The most merciful thing that a large family does to one of its infant members is to kill it.” 
Margaret Sanger, Women and the New Race 
(Eugenics Publ. Co., 1920, 1923)

What you are about to see might make you ill, or at least re-think your position on abortion. The abortion racket became a lucrative sales industry feeding off of the emotions of young girls at the point of sale, and procedures were often being performed using un-sterlized and sometimes rusty instruments. Emergency hospital trips due to botched abortions were often falsified by attending physicians. In any case, there comes a point in a woman’s life that she realizes that she was (is) a mother, and she consented to murder her own child. The mental anguish for the mother must be unimaginable.

This movie explains the riches and motivations involved for abortion providers at an abortion mill, churning out 20-30 abortions per HOUR! It also reveals how young women who may or may not actually be pregnant have been confronted with a sales pitch to do “the right thing”. As long as their money is green.

Carol Everett, former abortion provider and clinic operator, speaks about abortion in the film Blood Money. Pick up the film narrated by Ms. Alveda King, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s niece at http://bloodmoneyfilm.com/

Margaret Sanger is widely regarded as the founder of Planned Parenthood, and she was a self acknowledged Eugenist. Read more after the jump.

Continue reading Pro-Choice? It’s Really No-Choice

Invocation of the Day

Fr. Andrew was invited to lead the opening prayer at the 2012 Colorado Republican State Assembly and Convention .

The moral challenges facing our country are not caused by political affiliation, but rather by attacks on religious freedom.

He invites all people of conscience to uphold religious freedom. 

“The Church has rejected the totalitarian and atheistic ideologies associated in modem times with ‘communism’ or ‘socialism.'” – Catechism of the Catholic Church 2425

Let us pray . . .