Thursday, December 20, 2012

The Twelve Days of Christmas: Meaning behind Politically Correct code of Catholic Faith

Back in 16th century, Catholics were persecuted to the point of death just for practicing their religion.  The traditional carol "The Twelve Days of Christmas" originated as a secret, politically correct teaching mnemonic that could be sung publicly to remind Catholics of the doctrinal elements of their Faith.

Here are the catechetical meanings behind "The Twelve Days of Christmas": 

12 Lords A-leaping = Twelve basic tenets of Catholic Faith outlined in the Apostles' Creed;

11 Pipers Piping = the eleven faithful Apostles remaining after Judas the Betrayer left;

10 Ladies Dancing = the Ten Commandments;

8 Maids A-Milking = the Eight Beatitudes;

7 Swans A-Swimming = the Seven Sacraments of the Catholic Faith;

6 Geese A-Laying = Six Commandments of the Church or the six days of Creation;

5 Golden Rings = the first Five Books of Old Testament, the Pentateuch, also known as the Torah, telling of man's fall from grace;

4 Calling Birds = the Four New Testament Gospels, Matthew, Mark, Luke and John

3 French Hens = the Three Persons of the Trinity, God the Father, Jesus the Son, and the Holy Spirit; alternatively, the Three Theological Virtues of Faith Hope and Charity, or the gifts borne by the Magi to the Christ Child of Gold (indicating royalty), Frankincense (indicating divinity) and Myrrh (a costly burial perfume prefiguring Jesus' death);

2 Turtle Doves = the dual natures of Jesus -- His Divinity and His Humanity, or alternatively the two parts comprising the Bible, the Old and New Testaments; 

and A Partridge in a Pear Tree = Jesus Himself on the tree, the symbol of the Cross.  

Finally, “My true love”  = God and “me” is the individual singing the song.

Merry Christmas!

Sources:  here, here and here.

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Where to Retire -- Humor

Got this via email from my favorite liberal.  Don't know the original author, but it made me laugh out loud!

You can retire to Phoenix, Arizona where...
1. You are willing to park 3 blocks away because you found shade.
2. You've experienced condensation on your hiney from the hot water in the toilet bowl.
3. You can drive for 4 hours in one direction and never leave town.
4. You have over 100 recipes for Mexican food.
5. You know that "dry heat" is comparable to what hits you in the face when you open your oven door.
6. The 4 seasons are: tolerable, hot, really hot, and ARE YOU KIDDING ME??!!

You can retire to California where...
1.. You make over $250,000 and you still can't afford to buy a house.
2. The fastest part of your commute is going down your driveway.
3. You know how to eat an artichoke.
4. You drive your rented Mercedes to your neighborhood block party.
5. When someone asks you how far something is, you tell them how long it will take to get there rather than how many miles away it is.
6. The 4 seasons are: Fire, Flood, Mud, and Drought.
You can retire to New York City where...
1. You say "the city" and expect everyone to know you mean Manhattan .
2. You can get into a four-hour argument about how to get from Columbus Circle to Battery Park, but can't find Wisconsin on a map.
3. You think Central Park is "nature."
4. You believe that being able to swear at people in their own language makes you multi-lingual.
5. You've worn out a car horn. (Ed. Note if you have a car).
6. You think eye contact is an act of aggression.
You can retire to Minnesota where...
1. You only have four spices: salt, pepper, ketchup, and Tabasco .
2. Halloween costumes fit over parkas.
3. You have more than one recipe for casserole.
4. Sexy lingerie is anything flannel with less than eight buttons.
5. The four seasons are: winter, still winter, almost winter, and construction.
You can retire to the South where...
1. You can rent a movie and buy bait in the same store.
2. "Y'all" is singular and "all y'all" is plural.
3. "He needed killin" is a valid defense.
4. Everyone has 2 first names: Billy Bob, Jimmy Bob, Mary Ellen , Betty Jean, Mary Beth, etc.
5. Everything is either "in yonder," "over yonder" or "out yonder." It's important to know the difference, too.
You can retire to Colorado where...
1. You carry your $3,000 mountain bike atop your $500 car.
2. You tell your husband to pick up Granola on his way home and so he stops at the day care center.
3. A pass does not involve a football or dating.
4. The top of your head is bald, but you still have a pony tail.
You can retire to the Midwest where....
1. You've never met any celebrities, but the mayor knows your name.
2. Your idea of a traffic jam is ten cars waiting to pass a tractor.
3. You have had to switch from "heat" to "A/C" on the same day.
4. You end sentences with a preposition: "Where's my coat at?"
5. When asked how your trip was to any exotic place, you say, "It was different!"
FINALLY You can retire to Florida where.
1. You eat dinner at 4:15 in the afternoon.
2.. All purchases include a coupon of some kind -- even houses and cars..
3. Everyone can recommend an excellent dermatologist.
4. Road construction never ends anywhere in the state.
5. Cars in front of you often appear to be driven by headless people.

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Susan's Voter's Guide Nov. 2012 -- CALIF CANDIDATES

Here's who I'm voting for this November.  The list is short and sweet and conservative, like me:

President and Vice President:  Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan
United States Senator:  Elizabeth Emken
U.S. Representative:  Phil Jennerjahn
State Senator:  Gilbert V. Gonzales
Member State Assembly:  Greg Krikorian
County District Attorney:  Alan Jackson

UPDATED Susan's Voters Guide Nov. 2012 - CALIF State Propositions

As a resident of Jerry Brown's Democrat utopia, here's how I'm voting on the plethora of state ballot propositions -- Follow along carefully.  It can get confusing this year:

Thumbnail list here with detailed reasons below: 
Prop 30 = NO NO NO NO!        
Prop 31 = NO NO NO NO!
Prop 33 = YES
Prop 34 = NO
Prop 35 = YES
Prop 36 = YES
Prop 37 = NO NO NO NO NO!
Prop 39 = NO
Prop 40 = YES

Los Angeles County Measures
A = NO  -- keep County Assessor an elected position, not appointed.
B = YES -- burdens porn producers with more regulations, and that's a good thing.
J = NO -- extends earlier tax hike FOR 30 YEARS to build trains, bridges, fix potholes and paint rainbows.

NO on Prop 30 - temporarily jacks up personal income AND state sales taxes to fund more government
Why NO? First, it's yet another tax hike on people who already pay one of the highest rates in the country.  California's high tax rates are already driving millions out of the state.  Second, I doubt the tax will truly be "temporary."  This one goes through 2019, but by then we'll hear how we have to make it permanent because we (the government) have come to rely on the money.  Third, it's a bureaucratic shell game using your money.  Although Jerry Brown and the Dems tell us the money will "fund education," the fine print in the bill makes it clear that the money goes into the State's "General Fund."  And as the Legislative Analyst clearly explains
"[f]uture actions of the Legislature and the Governor would determine the use of these funds." So in the end the money will actually go into the governmental black hole of debt already created by the insolvent teachers' pension fund.  And they call this "helping to balance the state budget."  That's why the teachers' union supports it -- so they can retire in style.  Why should I pay higher taxes for the teachers' pensions when the teachers don't pay for their own pensions and I cannot afford to even save for my own?

NO on Prop 31 - creates a two year fiscal state budget cycle; gives control of property and state sales tax revenues to local governments, and prevents future tax hikes without public knowledge. Why NO?  Initially this one fooled me and I was planning on voting "yes" because it sounds like local control of local taxation; however, those at the legislative sausage factory know better.  Quoting from Stanley Kurtz at National Review:
"How does Prop. 31 work? It allows local governments to join together to form “Strategic Action Plans.” Supposedly, this pooling of local municipal services into a kind of de facto collective regional super-government would be voluntary. In fact, Prop. 31 deploys powerful incentives to effectively force the creation of these regional super-governments. To begin with, municipalities that join regional collectives–and only those municipalities–can effectively waive onerous state laws and regulations by creating their own more lax versions of those rules. Next, Prop. 31 channels a portion of state sales tax revenue to municipalities that join regional governing collectives–and only those municipalities. Finally, Prop. 31 authorizes local governments participating in the regional collectives to pool their property-tax receipts."
YES on Prop 32 - stops unions, corporations and government contractors from using employees' payroll deductions (a.k.a. "dues") for political purpose.  Please note the deceptive title: "Political Contributions by Payroll Deduction. Contributions to Candidates."
Why YES? This law bans the use of payroll deductions to finance union spending for political purposes against an individual member's will.  Prop 32 will cripple the Democrat money laundering scheme by restricting how unions like SAG and the teachers' union spend their members' money.   Each year employees can VOLUNTARY authorize their union to use such dues towards political goals.  Prop 32 only restricts the unions, not the individuals' rights to contribute to a political activity, and that's a very good thing.  Puts individuals back in control of their money and restricts the corporate palm greasing in Sacramento.

YES on Prop 33 - allows insurance companies more flexibility in setting prices for driving insurance, allowing discounts for continuous coverage to follow the driver.  WHY YES?  The state already requires you to carry drivers' insurance.  If an insurance company wants to compete for your business by matching your current insurance rate discount for prior continuous coverage, why should a law stop that discount?  Right now, the current law does just that, hurting individuals seeking lower rates by taking away their discount if they switch, thereby destroying true free market competition. Prop 33 will permit drivers to take their good driver discounts with them when they choose to transfer to another insurance company.  Military personnel are protected from losing their discount due to service lapses.

NO on Prop 34 - repeals the death penalty and replaces it with life imprisonment.  Applies retroactively converting all current death sentences to life without the possibility of parole.
WHY NO? It's part of the ACLU's leftist political agenda to undermine public safety laws by claiming that the death penalty costs too much to enforce.  Yet, for years it has been the ACLU filing endless death row appeals, increasing the cost to the state to enforce the death penalty.  Now, ironically, the ACLU advances Prop 34 to win all those death rows appeal by legislative fiat, and charging the taxpayers $100 MILLION dollars in grants ($25 million over the next four years) to make the change!!  Don't let the ACLU's Prop 34 give a reprieve to Polly Klaas' killer, Richard "Night Stalker" Ramirez, vicious child rapists and murderous gang members.  Prop 34 is cruel and unusual punishment to the families of the victims.

YES on Prop 35 - increases prison time and fines for human trafficking.
WHY YES?    Increase the penalties to discourage the crime and to keep those who commit them off the streets for longer.  Duh.  Unless you're Maxine Doogan, an "erotic service provider" concerned about giving money to your son, you should support this one.

YES on Prop 36 - revises California's "Three Strikes" law to allow certain third strikers to apply for resentencing.
WHY YES?  I'm on the fence with this because "Three Strikes" is working and I am loathe to fix what ain't broke; however, that said, I'll trust Los Angeles District Attorney Steve Cooley (R) and Los Angeles Chief of Police Charlie Beck, both of whom have endorsed this proposition as a means of restoring the true intent of the Three Strikes law while saving the state money and resources.  Read argument to Vote NO here and the argument to Vote Yes here.

NO on Prop 37 - requires brand new, specific labeling unique to California on all food sold in California  and changes how manufacturers can market foods.
WHY NO? More bureaucratic red tape to burden actual producers while spurring crippling lawsuits.  Prop 37 is a litigator's dream -- it creates brand new state regulations which will hurt the little food growers by forcing them to use more costly operations or switch to higher priced ingredients, creating a hidden food tax for all of us.  From opponents: "Prop 37 was written by a trial lawyer to benefit trial lawyers. Its primary sponsor is a trial lawyer whose firm and organization have made more than $3 million suing under the terms of another proposition he helped write."  

NO on Prop 38 - another tax on personal income rates ostensibly to fund education.
WHY NO?  Prop 38 is being marketed as a smart alternative to Prop 30.  Proponents claim Prop 38 will do a better job at funding education than Prop 30.  But Californians cannot afford any more new taxes no matter the wrapping.  Prop 38 confiscates $120 BILLION in taxes from individuals and small businesses making as little as $30,000 a year until 2024!  And one third of the taxes raised wouldn't even go to schools, but to back filling the state's debt, just like Prop 30.  Prop 38 has no requirements to improve school performance by getting rid of bad teachers because it's just all about the money, not how kids learn.  We are already paying one of the highest state income tax rates now and have been for decades.  Prop 38 will just take more money away from parents trying to make ends meet so bureaucrats can keep on spending.

NO on Prop 39 - forces state businesses to use new calculations to recompute their tax liability and denies multi-state businesses the right to shop friendly tax rates in other states.
WHY NO?  This new tax hike on businesses will drive employers out of California.  Prop 39 raises taxes on California businesses to the tune of $1 BILLION dollars, creating a new bureaucracy to fund "green energies" -- can anyone say "Solyndra"? And Prop 39 won't stop contractors from giving kick back campaign donations to those politicians who award them their contracts.  So if you're a business with operations in several states, leave California now because if you stay you have to pay our rate and pay off our legislators.

YES on Prop 40 - approves the new State Senate districts drawn by citizen volunteers.
WHY YES?  Looks like there is no opposition to this one.  Without a YES vote, the state senate boundary lines will be redrawn by unaccountable officials picked by the California Supreme Court and would cost us more money for the duplicate paperwork necessary.  Last cycle we created this citizen's redistricting board to redrawn these lines.  Time to try their recommendations.

Saturday, October 6, 2012

Top Ten Suggestion to Help the Dems

Thanks to Mr. Scott Mc Afee for submitting this humorous post following the first Romney/Obama debate:

Ok, so we all know the Dems took a shellacking at the first presidential debate.  Well, it's not too late for them to take back the elections and here are some suggestions to help them make it happen.
  1. Invite Big Bird to join Obama on the campaign trail.  As a bonus, have Ernie and Bert come out of the closet and explain to the kids that if Romney is elected the wedding is off.
  2. Have Ellen DeGeneres channel the dead guy whose head Mitt supposedly shaved in high school.  She can explain why years of therapy still have not helped relieve the hair cutting trauma.
  3. Employ Steven Spielberg to CGI newly discovered footage of Mitt Romney's dog reliving the terror on top of the family station wagon.  Rosy O'Donnell can dub the dog's wailing voice.
  4. Replace Joe Biden with vagina activist Sandra Fluke.  Change the narrative from the economy to Lady Parts and condoms.
  5. Reach out even further to the Muslim extremist community by appointing Mahfouz Ahmadinejad as head of homeland security or NASA.
  6. Keep the DNC's resources focused on the remaining 7 states of the 57 states that Obama is visiting.
  7. Ask Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa to survey the DNC as to the inclusion of "Allah" in the party platform.  This will eliminate the "nay" vote completely, uniting the party.
  8. Reemphasize Romney's vacation jet ski rental as an obvious “rich man's extravagance” while ignoring Michelle Obama's multiple trips to Europe with her entourage.
  9. To rally the base at the next campaign stop, ask Reverend Jeremiah Wright to belt out James Brown's “Living in America” only substitute “G.D. America” instead.
  10. If the polls look really bad after the next debate, run Bill Clinton instead with promises that Monica Lewinsky will reprise her role in the new administration as his Chief of Staff.

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Media Echo Chamber applies Sharia to U.S. Freedom of Speech

The mainstream American media is floating the recent U.S. Embassy apology as a new world standard for universal free speech rights. The 9/11 U.S. embassy apology condemned “the continuing efforts by misguided individuals to hurt the religious feelings of Muslims – as we condemn efforts to offend believers of all religions” and “firmly reject[ed] the universal right of free speech to hurt the religious beliefs of others.”

Undaunted by the cluster-fuffle of the statement's late disavowal by the White House, the Make-Believe Media advanced the new legal standard and began the witch hunt to blame someone – anyone – other than the Muslims who killed Americans in Libya or the predictable result of Obama’s failed foreign policy apology tour.

Media outlets including MSNBC’s Morning Joe, Christiane Amanpour on ABC, and her husband James Rubin on CNN, suggested that such "abuse" of free speech may be equivalent to falsely "yelling fire in a theater" and could excuse the Muslims’ murderous rage as an understandable form of righteous indignation.  They focused on the filmmaker’s intention to incite violence. This is akin to blaming the American female journalist for the Muslim gang rape.

To CNN’s Islamic supremacist and apologist Omid Safi, professor of religious studies at University of North Carolina, offensive words are analogous to dropping bombs and military occupation. CNN’s national security analyst Peter Bergen says making a comment about free speech is okay, but actually speaking effectively so as to provoke a reaction, whether it be thoughtful, emotional, religious or political or otherwise, is “irresponsible.” Such broad definitions of hurtful speech would classify Rush Limbaugh as a weaponized conservative universal free speech abuser deserving of legal censure or physical attack for hurting liberals’ feelings daily.

By entertaining such bias and by fueling the political witch hunt to pin American deaths on an unknown Israeli filmmaker, or a small town Christian preacher, the Make-Believe Media is aiding and abetting Muslim extremists’ attack against the U.S. Constitution. They are massaging and redefining the First Amendment to fit a new universal world order to suppress any speech that could be offensive to the hearer, most particularly Islamic hearers. And justice comes not in court-based rulings but by unilateral forcible attacks against convenient targets of Islamic passion. This is quite simply a back-door introduction of Sharia law to limit American free speech.

Monday, September 10, 2012

10 THINGS THE DNC CONVENTION TAUGHT ME (that I never knew about myself until now)

1. Because I am a Christian, I want Jews slaughtered.

2. Because I am registered Republican, I am a racist and a Nazi.

3. Because I am a conservative woman, I am like Eva Braun and want pregnant women to die.

4. Because I oppose Obamacare, I want all women to die, not just the pregnant ones.

5. Because I am a conservative who embraces school choice over teachers’ unions, I want to keep poor kids stupid.

6. Because I am Catholic, I want to hurt poor families.

7. Because I am a white woman who voted for a white guy, I am a racist.

8. Because I am a white woman, I secretly yearn to sleep with and vote for a black man because he’s black. And I can’t control myself.

9. Because I oppose raising taxes on the 51% of Americans who pay taxes, I am unpatriotic.

10. Because I invest my retirement savings in the market, I am part of the greedy corporate capitalist cabal. The government should outlaw corporate profits.

In stark contrast to the GOP Convention that attacked the President’s failed policies and leadership, the DNC Convention focused on attacking People Who Don’t Think Like Them. The Democrats didn’t just attack the opinions of their fellow Americans – their neighbors, co-workers, friends - the DNC Convention vilified and dehumanized them. The Democrats publicly and proudly labeled roughly one-half of the American population as extremists, Nazis, killers and haters.

The DNC's Extremism

Last week's Democrat National Convention proved beyond doubt that the Democrat Party is now one great big radical Vagina Sorority whose 2012 dream ticket would be none other than the War on Women Dynamic Duo, Bill Clinton & Ted Kennedy .

The highlights of the DNC Platform include:

Boo God and Screw the Jews.

A fetus is not a baby until it’s born. 

Abortion is a medical necessity to preserve future fertility.

And despite a growing $16 trillion dollar national debt, and the fact that Planned Parenthood has enough federal money to stage free birth control give-aways outside the convention, the DNC’s most important economic issue is making other people pay for Sandra Fluke’s extremist sisters’ access to contraception.

Yes, as one DNC delegate’s campaign button confirms, sluts do indeed vote. And they vote Democrat.

Saturday, September 8, 2012

My Response to Michelle Obama's Email Fundraiser

Michelle just dropped me a "personal" note (desperate massive emailing) after last night's DNC flop, so I thought I would respond with my thoughts to her missive. My thoughts are highlighted and italicized:

"Susan, [we are on intimate speaking terms because she uses my money daily and needs more] thank you for an amazing week. [Well, Michelle, can I tell you how offended I am that you address me without my formal title of "Mrs."?  If I were meeting you or speaking to you in person, out of respect for the office of the President, I would address you as "Mrs. Obama" or "First Lady". Since you feel entitled to spend my tax dollars so freely on dog walkers, jet vacations and overseas summer camp trips for Malia and Sasha, I guess you think we're on a first name basis. WRONG. I am an American taxpayer, and therefore, YOUR BOSS. Act like it.]

Barack and I felt your energy up there. [That threat of lightning, perhaps?]

But we can't let that energy fade [to coin a phrase Michelle, "Yes, We Can!"] -- because in just 60 days, voters will decide who gets to serve in the White House for the next four years. [Which voters, the legal ones or the illegal ones, or just the ignorant uniformed?] So every single one of us has got to pull together to finish strong.

I know you feel the urgency: [yeah, I cannot wait to fire your husband from his job November 6th] Already this week, supporters like you have made more than 500,000 grassroots donations to build this campaign. So if you're fired up, let's keep it going -- let's see how many people we can get to show their support by the end of the day. [Your hubby's internal polling and fundraising numbers are pretty dismal, aren't they?]

Can you chip in $5 or more to stand with Barack today? [I would rather sell my children to the Red Chinese]

Barack's got something that the other side doesn't: more than 3 million grassroots supporters like you -- and together we're going to win this election the right way.  [The old-fashioned way, the Chicago way, with New Black Panther intimidation, union bosses and lots of dead people voting in North Carolina, Ohio, Illinois to name but a few].

The donation you give today will make a big impact in the final stage of this race. [That's why I'm sending it to R&R]. And on November 7th, you can wake knowing that you did everything you could to help us deliver on the full promise of the next four years. [God help America!]

Make this our biggest week yet, and give $5 or more right now to win this election in the final two months...." [Over my Taxed Enough Already teacup, Michelle.]

Thank you,

Michelle ['finally proud of my country'] Obama"


Friday, June 8, 2012

Chilling Effects of Obamacare's HHS Mandate on Religious Freedom

Let’s set aside the lofty constitutional considerations of the HHS mandate for a moment to consider its practical application. Here are just a few facts about the mandate taken from the Becket Fund:

The government mandate is unprecedented in federal law, and broader than any state contraception mandate to date. Never has federal law required private health plans to cover sterilization or contraception.
The … “religious employer” exemption from the mandate … is extremely narrow and will, in practice, cover very few religious employers. Many religious organizations—including hospitals, charitable service organizations, and schools—cannot meet this definition. They would be forced to choose between covering drugs and services contrary to their religious beliefs or cease to offer health plans to their employees and incur substantial fines.
Either pay for abortions under a health care plan or cancel health care and still pay hefty fines. So, a Baptist private school that currently offers health insurance to teachers must continue to pay the insurance fee mandated to cover abortions, sterilizations and other objectionables or cancel its insurance group coverage and pay a fine for doing so. Either way the school must pay unless it closes its doors to all non-Baptists.

As the Becket Fund explains,

Not even Jesus’ ministry would qualify for this exemption, because He fed, healed, served, and taught non-Christians. . . . Under the government’s mandate, religious organizations can follow their beliefs as long as they only serve their own members. But when they start to do the good work of serving the community, the government can restrict them.
Do you see what the Obamacare HHS mandate is doing? The HHS mandate demands religious bigotry and faith-based isolationism as a precondition to serving the greater good of public health.

In essence, to comply with the HHS mandate, churches, synagogues, and mosques must mind their own business within their own walls among their own members and out of society. Catholic hospital could only hire Catholic staff and only cure ailing Catholics. Baptists might only employ Baptists to feed only hungry Baptists. Jews would only hire Jewish teachers to educate only Jewish children.

To preserve the religious exemption against crushing governmental fines, it is hardly a stretch to imagine that every sort of religious institution would require proof of religious identification shown at every Catholic charity, every Protestant hospital, every Islamic madrassa, and at every Jewish soup kitchen.

Just imagine. Any ministry activity outside one’s own particular religious group may void the exemption. Give a man a handout and you may have to pay for a woman’s abortion. Evangelize a newcomer and your church must now fund sterilization and morning-after pills. Imagine a Catholic I.D. card required to enter school. Show your Star of David for medical treatment.

This HHS penalty will freeze private charitable outreach and service, stigmatizing religious orders and driving religious evangelization and ministries underground or out of business.  The mandate could create an underground religious black market, encouraging people to lie about or hide their true faith or their activities.

Or worse: the Obamacare HHS mandate could cause people to believe that religious charity is illegal since the government is taking care of people anyway and there are fines against practicing faith in public. “Besides,” they’ll say,  "with Obamacare, there is no need to take care of others, to care for our brothers. After all, I gave at the office through Obamacare.”

If we do not stand up and unite against this mandate as a nation, if the HHS mandate is left unopposed and intact, it will quietly force each person to accept small increases in insurance premiums passed on through employers who have no choice. What will you do when you have to pay that little bit more? Government incrementalism and public complacency accomplish what no violent revolution ever could.

Today, in America, our own government is threatening churches and religious people with socialized healthcare that demands payment without exception for procedures and drugs that many of us consider immoral and against our religious beliefs. This is not the first time a government has persecuted peoples of faith.

Less than 100 years ago, the ideology of Marxism-Leninism made atheism the official doctrine of the Soviet Union. In 1918 Lenin issued a decree on the separation of church and state, which stripped churches of protective exemptions from government actions. The decree unionized teachers as state workers and banned the teaching of religious doctrines in public and private schools. Sound familiar? Marxism-Leninism advocated the control, suppression, and the elimination of religion in Russia through harassment, ridicule, propaganda, the outright seizure of property, imprisonment, torture and wide scale murder.

Thanks to the new film For Greater Glory, many Americans are just now learning about the 90,000 Mexican Catholics who were savagely hunted, harassed, tortured and murdered by Mexico’s communist regime in the 1920’s.

Most of us know that Adolf Hitler ordered the grotesque annihilation of over 6 million Jews and those who protected them simply for being Jewish. Like Russian counterparts Marx, Lenin and Stalin, and like Mexico’s Plutarco Calles, Hitler was also a socialist, the leader of the National Socialist German Workers Party.

Even more recently, in our lifetime, following the communist revolution of 1959, the government of Cuba restricted religious freedoms, persecuting many Catholics at universities and jobs. In three years, eighty percent of the professional Catholic priests and Protestant ministers left Cuba for the United States.

What made the difference between countries like Russia and Cuba and those of Mexico and Europe? The Cubans fled. The Russians cowered. The Cristeros and the WWII Allies organized and resisted the government oppression. That resistance has made all the difference.

It is not enough to rally today and then do nothing tomorrow. Each of us must make our own personal choice now to flee and cower, to accept this mandated control of religious liberty, to pay the fine, or to stand up with courage and with faith to oppose this governmental oppression of religious freedom. Now is the moment to protect our faith and protect our freedom. For if we do not protect religious freedom today, history teaches that we may be called to fight for it in the future.

Sunday, June 3, 2012

Susan's Voters' Guide 2012 California Open Primary

June 5th is California's first ever "open" primary.  That means the two candidates who win the highest number of votes advance to the November General Election.  With registered Democrats outnumbering Republicans in California, you may think your vote doesn't matter, but consider this simple fact from TeaPAC:
There were 500,000 Republicans in L. A. County who didn’t vote in the November 2008 elections.  If every Republican in Los Angeles County votes, we win the County.  If we win L.A. County, we win the State.  If we win the State, we win the National Election.  THAT’S HOW IMPORTANT LOS ANGELES COUNTY IS TO THIS ELECTION!  Let’s make sure those two candidates are Republicans.
Here's how I will be voting June 5th for those races on my ballot in California.

CANDIDATES FOR OFFICE (scroll down for Measures):
United States SenateAl Ramirez, a true conservative businessman originally from Texas with Hispanic heritage.  He is much like Marco Rubio and will bring many conservative Democrat hispanic voters across the line to join us. 

U.S. Representative (28th District):  Lack luster field, so I'll go with Phil Jennerjahn who at least talks a good game and is endorsed by my local Tea Party.

State Senator (25th District):  Gilbert V. Gonzales, the only conservative in the field, and another good cross-over for Hispanics who may prefer principle over politics.  He was very smart in filing bilingual statements in the voter's guide.

State Assembly (43rd District):  Republican Greg Krikorian because Democrat Mike Gatto just has to go.

For Judge of the Superior Court:
Office No. 3:      Sean Coen
Office No. 10:    Sanjay T. Kumar
Office No. 38:    Lynn Diane Olsen
Office No. 65:    Andrea Thompson
Office no. 78:    James D. Otto
Office No. 115:  Berj Parseghian

County District Attorny: Alan Jackson

County Supervisor 5th District: Michael D. Antonovich

For other California races, please check out TeaPAC's 2012 Voter Guide.

PROPOSED MEASURES:  We are taxed enough already.  Vote NO to more new taxes.

NO on 28.
NO on 29.
NO on Measure H.
NO on Measure L.

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Obama Begs Support for his Marriage Switcheroo

President Obama's campaign just sent out his umpteenth fundraising appeal, this time couched as a thoughtful explanation for his recent declaration of war on traditional marriage. Below is an excerpt from his email letter. The black text is Obama's original text. The text in red translates the political-speak into something we can all understand.

Susan -- aka Liberal Mailing List Drone
Today, I was asked a direct question and gave a direct answer: My Veep Joe "Gaff-a-Minute" Biden got me into this FUBAR, and I would really rather not go here, but Carville is nervous we're gonna lose BIG in November so I have to come out of the closet on this issue to rally my extremist base.
I believe that same-sex couples should be allowed to marry. Please understand, back in 2008 I needed the black vote. Since they're in the tank for me now, I really need the gay vote in Hollywood and their money to win in 2012.
I hope you'll take a moment to watch the conversation, consider it, and weigh in yourself on behalf of marriage equality. . . . Wasserman-Schultz shouldn't have picked a traditional marriage/ right to work state like North Carolina state for our national convention! I need something positive to spin here.
I've always believed that gay and lesbian Americans should be treated fairly and equally. Marriage is discriminatory as an institution against women especially. Always has been -- just ask my mom. I was reluctant to use the term marriage because of the very powerful traditions it evokes. I oppose all American traditions, especially powerful ones, and Thanksgiving is next but I didn't want you to know. And I thought civil union laws that conferred legal rights upon gay and lesbian couples were a solution. I hoped the gay lobby would STFU until after November 2012 when I have more flexibility -- didn't they get the memo from my buddy Putin?!?!?!
So I decided it was time to affirm my personal belief that same-sex couples should be allowed to marry. Internal White House polls tell us we're moving back to Chicago in December. Michelle is frantic because she can't focus on her next vacation, her organic garden or her food agenda for all Americans.
I respect the beliefs of others, and the right of religious institutions to act in accordance with their own doctrines. Except when it comes to contraception and that nefarious Catholic Church! They've gotta pay for abortion and sterilization under Obamacare just like everyone else. Religious objectors be damned!! But I believe that in the eyes of the law, all Americans should be treated equally. It's just that some people, like my liberal financial supporters, are more equal than others. And where states enact same-sex marriage, no federal act should invalidate them. Unless the state enacts a traditional definition of marriage as being solely between one man and one woman. Those have to be steamrolled just like Arizona's immigration laws. And we're gonna get rid of DOMA, too, just as soon as I'm re-elected. Pinky Promise!
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Marriage is now just another evolving plank in Obama's Social Gospel.

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Horror Movie Come True: Soylent Green is Babies

From American films like Soylent Green and Sweeny Todd to Chinese movie fare Dumplings, human flesh as food is a recurrent horror film them.  In a disturbing Movie-Come-True moment, South Korea has discovered that the Chinese are making health pills out of dead babies and exporting them.
South Korea has seized thousands of smuggled drug capsules filled with powdered flesh from dead babies, which some people believe can cure disease, officials said Monday. The capsules were made in northeastern China from babies whose bodies were chopped into small pieces and dried on stoves before being turned into powder, the Korea Customs Service said.
Customs officials refused to say where the dead babies came from or who made the capsules, citing possible diplomatic friction with Beijing. Chinese officials ordered an investigation into the production of drugs made from dead fetuses or newborns last year.
But it gets worse. South Korea may be a partner in a sick symbiotic relationship with China.

Back in August of 2011, a South Korean watchdog group exposed the underground market for aborted and still-born babies between the South Korean government and China. At least one blog captured the watchdog group's documentary report in Korean without English translation. The watchdog group claimed that DNA tests showed the pills were 99.7 percent human and could determine the gender of the baby.

The original 2011 report in the San Francisco Times story did not specify whether the South Korean watchdog group had provided specifics detailing the ratio of boys to girls in the pills. But since China dictates couples may bear only one child, it is a safe bet that the majority of those baby pills were made from girls, aborted out of a desperate choice forced upon pregnant mothers by a misogynist combination of culture and communism all in the name of environmental concerns (Where are the feminists? Holding their CO2 breath?).

Setting aside the frightening prospect that governments are collaborating internationally to profit from forced abortion, the logical legislatively foreseeable progression of events right here in America foreshadow the abortion industry's international monetizing. It is no secret that American businesses routinely insist on using tissues from aborted babies for medicines, vaccines and even taste-testing new soda flavors.
[U]se of tissue from aborted fetuses is not a new practice. Controversy really began after 20/20 aired its undercover investigation into the harvesting of fetal tissues in 2000. Investigate Magazine, a conservative Christian publication in New Zealand, describes this as the “hidden side of medical research.” In the U.S., the National Council for State Legislatures states that many states “restrict research on aborted fetuses or embryos, but research is often permitted with consent of the patient.” What Investigate Magazine found was that University of Auckland, in collaboration with the University of Washington, is also conducting experiments using tissues from aborted babies in eyesight research. Here’s the kicker — the aborted fetus tissues are imported from America. (from The Blaze)
The UK already has secret stockpile of experimental human-animal hybrid zygotes ready and waiting in cryogenic freeze for God-knows-what sick "scientific" excuse. So what's the big deal about using "unwanted" babies to help build the brave new world complete with cherry-flavored Pepsi, anyway?

Without moral principles to guide health care, cannibalism is just another man's medicine. At the end of the day, microwaving, drying out and grinding up aborted and still-born babies to compound them into fountain-of-youth cure all pills for superstitious customers is just another justifiable scientific use of fetal tissue for health care.

Just as with so many other scientific innovations, China is copying America and the UK and simply upgrading to the next operating system, Abortion OS-2 with an environmentally friendly twist, bio-recycling of carbon based footprints. Soylent Green is Babies.

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Obama to Women: "Stay at home, Moms."

Don’t be misled. At the heart of the Motherhood debate is not whether “stay-at-home” mothers “work for a living”. That is the Make-Believe media and Democrat deflection. No, at the heart of this debate is the Democrat theme to nullify the opinions of “stay-at-home” mothers on the economy, to reduce stay-at-home mothers to second-class citizenship. That was the specific point of Hilary Rosen's assault last week - that Ann Romney is unqualified to speak to the economy because she raised her children at home. To women, especially suburban women, Obama and Rosen are saying: “Stay at home, moms.”

The motherhood controversy is part of the ongoing Obama strategy making “women’s issues” a foundation of his re-election campaign. Doing so serves two purposes. First, it distracts from the dismal economy. Second, it presumably motivates an important voting base - overall 56% of women voted for Obama in 2008 (The marriage gap was vast: Unmarried women preferred Obama by 70% while 50% of married women preferred McCain).

But this strategy is risky. Obama presides over more Americans living in poverty than anytime in U.S. history, and the majority of those poor are women. Emphasizing poverty and the economy as a women’s issue would be political suicide. This explains why Obama instead shills the distraction and deception of casting the GOP as the bogeyman attacking women, forcing them to become pregnant and chaining them to their kitchen stoves.

Thus when objections arose to Obama’s tyrannical bullying of religious groups, Obama and the Media promptly demagogued the issue by positing Republicans as oppressors seeking to deprive women of birth control. Obama cannot win the religious rights argument but he might win by cynically and deceitfully casting the issue as a reproductive rights argument.

Now enter the Motherhood controversy. Obama launched the issue last weekend claiming that he and Michelle didn’t have the “luxury” of having Michelle stay at home to raise Sasha and Malia (never mind that Michelle’s “work” consisted of collecting a $316K salary in 2005 doing "community affairs" for a university hospital that was earmarked by her then senator-hubby to receive a cool $1M in taxpayer money). The real message behind Obama’s remark is that mothers who raise their children at home do so as a “luxury”. Setting aside the snide arrogance and contempt behind the statement, what it did was set up Hilary Rosen’s comment a few days later that Ann Romney’s role as a stay-at-home mother disqualified her from speaking on any real world issues, including economics, since she hasn’t been outside her kitchen walls earning a living.

The Make-Believe Media, as well as Obama, subsequently appeared to “disavow” Rosen’s statements, but only to the extent of affirming the “value” of stay-at-home mothers. Critically, none of these disavowals addressed Rosen’s foundational point that such mothers do not get to voice an opinion about any important economic issues; that they may be seen, but not heard. Some Democrats candidly admit that stay-at-home mothers obviously understand economics and its impact on daily life, for example, knowing the price of gas, bread and eggs "better than their husbands". And that is the danger posed by voices like Ann Romeny - they realize all too well that Obama's contrived "war of women" is a cynical detraction from the miserable plight of women under the Obama Economy.

It is no coincidence that stay-at-home mothers are perceived as being more conservative and likely to vote Republican.  And it is no coincidence that Obama wants to censor their voices in the national political debate

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Obama's War on Religion: Preaching The "Social Gospel"

In case you missed it, religion is no longer belief in God and obedience to objective tenets; it is now a social agenda clothed in religious terminology to advance a political end.  And Obama admits it.

In an interview reported by Fox News last week, Obama admits he is “puzzled” that the Catholic Church opposes paying for all women to have fair, equal access to birth control and abortion. After all, Obama explained, his “first real job out of college, was working with churches in low-income communities, trying to make sure that the social gospel was made real, that people were getting help."
The Social Gospel.  A missing books of the New Testament? Hardly.
Here's the Social Gospel in a nut shell: government forcibly ensuring that subjective political "good" is done unto thers. Current example: women need help affording birth control so we should make the Church "help" the people. Obamacare merely exists to ensure that “good” is done unto others. Government is making the "social gospel real.”

Over twenty years, Reverend Jeremiah Wright taught Obama the "Social Gospel," a blend of social justice, socialism, black liberation theology, and hatred for America as an oppressor nation. His teachings had very little to do with Christian theology; they had everything to do with advancing a radical socialist political agenda through passionate preaching. Obama was an apt pupil.  Obama’s "Social Gospel" employs pseudo-Christian religious concepts and passionate speech to advance a socialist political agenda.

The Left is redefining the traditional social lexicon to apply subjective meanings. Marriage is not marriage anymore. The left demands a subjective definition of marriage to embrace anyone who is committed to someone else through some sort of meaningful relationship. Family is not a father and mother and kids traditional unit. Family is subjectively defined to encompass almost any cohabitation. Opposition to this redefinition is called “intolerance.’

There is nothing inconsistent between a far left wing policy decision impacting a teaching of faith because they are one and the same in Obama’s Social Gospel. There is no “war on religion” in Obama’s mind because Obama’s religion is politics, the social gospel and politics are one and the same thing because they advance the common “good.”

Obama’s puzzlement over Catholic non-compliance with Obamacare stems from his own subjective view of religion. This is how Obama can claim that Jesus would support his tax plan or Obamacare for that matter. Obama sees no First Amendment conflict when he dictates that the Catholic Church must adopt a more socialist agenda, because, to Obama, the left wing political/socialist agenda is synonymous with religious practice.

Socialism is the Social Gospel in action.  Now you've heard the Word.

Monday, January 9, 2012

Rose Parade Crowd Boos Occupy Bullies

Boos greeted the post-Rose Parade Occupy protestors on Monday, January 2nd. Boos and empty bleachers. Traditionally, when the last float, band and equestrian unit in the Rose Parade passes and the parade concludes, what follows are janitors scooping up horse manure, along with individuals and groups hyping various political, religious and sundry causes. As reported in earlier articles at BigJournalism, this year's post-Rose Parade tag-alongs included a contingent of "Occupy The Rose Parade" malcontents with a hodgepodge of pathetic "floats", including a cheesy plastic bag "octopus of greed." 

My video showing the Rose Parade crowd booing the "Occupy"ers has gone viral. I posted it to to show how the Occupods were bullying and harrassing regular people trying to leave after the prade had ended. 

My sister-in-law took video from the stands at the beginning of the parade route. The crowd had not yet had a chance to disperse following the parade, so they booed the Occupy protesters. Further down the route, the crowd simply dispersed and ignored them.

My husband and daughter also attended the Rose Parade.  Afterward when they attempted to get to their car among the dispersing crowds on Colorado Boulevard, they encountered the oncoming Occupy "paraders". But rather than allow them and other spectators to walk freely, the Occupy mob literally attempted to shove my husband out of the way of their "parade".

When he didn't accommodate them, he and my daughter were verbally abused by the Occupiers who walked through them with their banners and silly plastic octopus. And while disgraced lawyer, convicted thief and failed political Democrat candidate claimed a loyal following of 5000, it was obvious that the Occupy mob numbered no more than one or two hundred, many of whom were probably dispersing parade spectators.

The Occupy organizer (supposedly trained in crowd safety) tried to shove my husband out of the way, but like a typical bully he stopped when warned against such behavior. Then my husband fumbled to begin taping in the middle of the event (thank Steve Jobs for such amateur video protection devices!). His portion of the amateur video starts inside the belly of the beast and is self-explanatory.  The Occupod was angry that someone had used citizen journalism to occupy his parade!

The shameless hypocrisy of the so called 99% is palpable: they believe that they are the only ones entitled on a public street and all others must make way for them. These are the same people who routinely blocked streets and intersections, disrupted businesses, took over public parks for months, raping and defecating along the way, preventing the free comings and goings of others. What their behavior demonstrates is the shear arrogance of the Occupy activism, their utter disdain for the law and the rights of others. It is they who are the one percent attempting to dominate with their fringe message of socialist control ably aided by the Make-Believe Media.