Happy Father’s Day! (Open Thread)

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Today is Father’s Day:

[I]n 1909. Sonora Smart Dodd, a young person in Spokane, Washington, was listening to a Mother’s Day sermon in church. Sonora’s mother had died in childbirth, and her father, Henry Jackson Smart, a Civil War veteran and farmer, was raising Sonora and her five siblings as a single parent. Sonora decided, then and there, to celebrate a special day to honor her father.

In 1924, U.S. President Calvin Coolidge officially urged Americans to celebrate a national Father’s Day. By 1966, President Lyndon B. Johnson signed a Presidential Proclamation, designating the third Sunday of June as Father’s Day. President Richard M. Nixon signed a 1972 bill, making the holiday legal, official and permanent.

Following are some Bible verses that seem appropriate to the day:

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The father of one who is right with God will have much joy. He who has a wise son will be glad in him. Proverbs 23:24.

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I guide you in the way of wisdom and lead you along straight paths.  When you walk, your steps will not be hampered; when you run, you will not stumble.  Hold on to instruction, do not let it go; guard it well, for it is your life.  Proverbs 204:11-13.

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Love is patient, love is kind.  It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails. 1 Corinthians 2013:4-8.

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You’ve kept track of my every toss and turn through the sleepless nights, each tear entered in Your ledger, each ache written in your book. Psalm 56:8.

A righteous man who walks in his integrity – How blessed are his sons after him. Proverbs 20:7.

Happy Father’s Day to all!

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138 responses to “Happy Father’s Day! (Open Thread)

  1. Happy Father’s Day to all our friends here at WTPOTUS, and a special shout-out to I Took the Red Pill. Have a great day!

    • Wonderful scriptures you shared! Thank you Miri, I am touched by your Father’s Day entry. I appreciate this blog and have crept in with a few comments here and there.

  2. This is a downer, but somehow also seems appropriate for Father’s Day (and Mother’s Day and every other day of the year): http://fellowshipofminds.wordpress.com/2013/06/16/aborting-a-27-week-old-baby-is-just-like-a-flu-shot/

    Aborting a 27-week-old baby is just like a flu shot

    … A new undercover video shows a New Mexico-based abortion practitioner telling a woman considering an abortion that killing a 27-week old baby is no different than getting a flu shot.

    The pro-life group Live Action has released the latest in a series of videos exposing late-term abortion practitioners showing no compassion over killing babies late in pregnancy. In this new video, Dr. Carmen Landau, of Southwestern Women’s Options in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and a counselor employed at the same facility, are shown making shocking statements. …”

    If the fathers of these children who are being murdered had equal rights with the mothers, perhaps fewer babies would die.

    • Rosemary Woodhouse

      How sad.

    • Just heard a presentation on the early beginnings of Planned Parenthood which brought out the hatred of Margaret Sanger for human beings especially those with the darker pigments. Her solution, as well as Microsoft Bill Gates is death packaged in helping women is murder of the most helpless. Bill Gates father being head of Planned Parenthood was an advocate of euthanasia passing this charged spiritual entity on to his son. Yes, they murder, always finding another way to minimize and hide the deed or package into female empowerment. All this as Mooch-hell is feeling queen at her $3000/night extravaganza aka 100 million $$ exotic global turkey trot. Can’t help but add a shout-out regarding LC’s Barry Jinn explanation which is the most truthful information I have witnessed in many days. Not one of these murderers go unnoticed by God our Father.
      I think of God my Father on Fathers Day as I have not had much of a father to celebrate. My father has been gone for many years. He was a WWII vet who received a lobotomy shortly after the war from Dr Freedman the “ice pick doctor”. I was told it was PTSD and that was not unusual as Freedman traveled throughout the country doing lobotomies on many vets after the war. As a matter of interest it was Freedman who did the lobotomy on the Kennedy daughter -sister of the president.
      Interesting story about that Dr Freedman. Can’t imagine how a person could carry out that many lobotomies and be right in his soul. You can read about him by goggling his name.

      • OMG. Mooch-hell. I love that one! TY. You’ve touched on a lot of interesting things in your comment.

        You’re so right about the death-loving Sanger and her army of acolytes, which includes HILLARY CLINTON who SO admires Sanger. It’s straight up promotion of genocide and “progress” through eugenics. More “people of color” should be apprised of the true history and purpose of that organization. I did NOT know about Bill Gates and his father’s connection to Planned Parenthood. It’s amazing!

        “William Henry Gates, Sr. (born William Henry Gates II; November 30, 1925) is a retired American attorney and philanthropist and author of the book Showing Up for Life: Thoughts on the Gifts of a Lifetime. He is the father of Microsoft founder Bill Gates.

        Gates was born in Bremerton, Washington, to William Henry Gates I or Sr. (Bremerton, Washington, March 14, 1891 – Bremerton, Washington, August 17, 1969), and wife (married c. 1913) Lillian Elizabeth Rice (Bremerton, Washington, 1891 – Bremerton, Washington, November 27, 1966). … After high school he enlisted in the United States Army, changing his name to William Gates, Jr. to avoid the appearance of elitism. … He attended the University of Washington (UW) under the G.I. Bill, where he earned a B.A. in 1949 and a law degree in 1950. [Did he happen to know the Dunhams?] … Gates also served on the board of Planned Parenthood. …

        He currently serves on the Board of Regents for the University of Washington, [so potentially convenient when wanting to hide or plant facts] and is a co-chair of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, which his son Bill and his son’s wife Melinda founded. He has served as a director for Costco Wholesale, [Does this explain why Walmart and Sam’s are pariahs and yet Costco is a darling of the left?] a bulk retail corporation, since 2003. He is also a founding co-chair of the Pacific Health Summit. He has adopted the suffix “Sr.” to distinguish himself from his more famous son.

        Gates is co-author, with Chuck Collins, of the book Wealth and Our Commonwealth: Why America Should Tax Accumulated Fortunes, a defense of the policies promoted by the estate tax. …

        William H. Gates, Sr. serves as an Honorary Co-Chair for the World Justice Project. The World Justice Project works to lead a global, multidisciplinary effort to strengthen the Rule of Law for the development of communities of opportunity and equity. …” [Rule of law or how to create “laws” to enforce “communities of opportunity” and “equity” through REDISTRIBUTION of other people’s money? Let’s hazard a guess.]

        I’ve picked out the stuff most interesting to our WTPOTUS community. Check out the director of the “World Justice Project”: http://www.worldjusticeproject.org/bio/board-director/sheikha-abdulla-al-misnad

        Sheikha. I didn’t even know there was such a thing. This is a “not for profit” of course. Can we play “one degree of separation to George Soros”? I’ll bet we can! Oy, vey. We’re surrounded.

      • So sorry to hear about your father. Here’s a little about that doctor:

        “Walter Jackson Freeman II, M.D. (November 14, 1895 – May 31, 1972) was an American physician who specialized in lobotomy. He was a member of the American Psychiatric Association.

        … On November 12, 1935, a new psychosurgery procedure was performed in Portugal under the direction of the neurologist and physician Egas Moniz. His new “leucotomy” procedure was used to treat patients with mental illness. Moniz became a mentor and idol for Freeman who modified the procedure renaming it the “lobotomy.” One year after the first leucotomy, on September 14, 1936 Walter J. Freeman performed the very first prefrontal lobotomy in the United States on housewife Alice Hood Hammatt of Topeka, Kansas beginning his now infamous career as a neurosurgeon in the United States. Freeman’s lobotomy procedure was assisted by fellow neurosurgeon and research partner, James Watts. …

        After almost ten years of performing lobotomies Freeman heard of a doctor in Italy named Amarro Fiamberti who operated on the brain through his patients’ eye sockets, allowing him to access the brain without drilling through the skull. …

        The modifications to his lobotomy allowed Freeman to broaden the use of the surgery, which could be performed in state mental hospitals throughout the United States that were overpopulated and understaffed. In 1950 Walter Freeman’s longtime partner James Watts left their practice and split from Freeman due to his opposition to the cruelty and overuse of the transorbital lobotomy. Following his development of the icepick lobotomy, Freeman began traveling across the country visiting mental institutions in his personal van, which he called the “lobotomobile.” He toured around the nation performing lobotomies and spreading their use by educating and training staff to perform the operation. …”

        The article says he charged only $25 per procedure. One has to wonder if economic reasons will be used under Obamacare to justify similar atrocities in the name of saving the “state” money?

  3. http://fellowshipofminds.wordpress.com/2013/06/16/thank-you-our-father/

    A lovely tribute to our Ultimate Father on Father’s Day. It’s such synchronicity that Dr. Eowyn and I were both very early on today composing our posts. Both of us realized that on Father’s Day we surely must include the Father of us all. I started writing mine last night, but went to bed before finishing because I knew I had to get up very early this morning, anyway, so I finished around the same time she did, but ended up fighting with the WordPress editor for a couple hours because, for some reason, it simply would NOT format correctly. Arghh!

  4. http://news.cnet.com/8301-13578_3-57589495-38/nsa-admits-listening-to-u.s-phone-calls-without-warrants/

    NSA admits listening to U.S. phone calls without warrants

    National Security Agency discloses in secret Capitol Hill briefing that thousands of analysts can listen to domestic phone calls. That authorization appears to extend to e-mail and text messages too.

    The National Security Agency has acknowledged in a new classified briefing that it does not need court authorization to listen to domestic phone calls.

    Rep. Jerrold Nadler, a New York Democrat, disclosed this week that during a secret briefing to members of Congress, he was told that the contents of a phone call could be accessed “simply based on an analyst deciding that.

    If the NSA wants “to listen to the phone,” an analyst’s decision is sufficient, without any other legal authorization required, Nadler said he learned. “I was rather startled,” said Nadler, an attorney and congressman who serves on the House Judiciary committee.

    Not only does this disclosure shed more light on how the NSA’s formidable eavesdropping apparatus works domestically, it also suggests the Justice Department has secretly interpreted federal surveillance law to permit thousands of low-ranking analysts to eavesdrop on phone calls.

    Because the same legal standards that apply to phone calls also apply to e-mail messages, text messages, and instant messages, Nadler’s disclosure indicates the NSA analysts could also access the contents of Internet communications without going before a court and seeking approval.

    The disclosure appears to confirm some of the allegations made by Edward Snowden, a former NSA infrastructure analyst who leaked classified documents to the Guardian. Snowden said in a video interview that, while not all NSA analysts had this ability, he could from Hawaii “wiretap anyone from you or your accountant to a federal judge to even the president.”

    There are serious “constitutional problems” with this approach, said Kurt Opsahl, a senior staff attorney at the Electronic Frontier Foundation who has litigated warrantless wiretapping cases. “It epitomizes the problem of secret laws.” …

    Earlier reports have indicated that the NSA has the ability to record nearly all domestic and international phone calls — in case an analyst needed to access the recordings in the future. A Wired magazine article last year disclosed that the NSA has established “listening posts” that allow the agency to collect and sift through billions of phone calls through a massive new data center in Utah, “whether they originate within the country or overseas.” That includes not just metadata, but also the contents of the communications.

    Note that head of NSA, Gen. Alexander, therefore, deliberately misled if not outright lied to Congress when he said he “knows of no way” they could do that. He was specifically asked by Sen. Susan Collins whether Lord Snowden lied when he said that if he wanted to, he could just listen in on anybody.

    Time and again the media have parroted the LIE that this snooping EXCLUDES the “content” of calls and mail and that IF they wanted that access, they’d have to get a specific warrant.

    So now that we know that ANY of the 1.4 MILLION potential obots who have access might have, at their own discretion, listened into any of our phone calls, read any of our mail, etc., WHAT WILL CONGRESS DO NOW? They were lied to. They continue to be lied to. They KNOW that the IRS harassed political opponents. Are we supposed to believe that obots at NSA did not, given this capability?

    We know that some members of Congress (was it Mike Lee?) said that they were TOLD that their own political opponents KNEW (somehow) what websites they visited. This news would also make it appear as if they knew the content of their phone calls and what their emails said. Holder would not even answer the question whether or not they also SPY ON CONGRESS, too!

    This is certainly the Maxine Waters database on steroids! We also had inklings that similar obots at Google and other companies did the same–used their access for political reasons. Just like how the IRS mysteriously released to Obama’s allies private information on Obama’s political opponents (similar to how Linda Tripp’s personnel file was conveniently and illegally “leaked”). Just like how obots at NARA, SSA, Selective Service, and the HDOH just might have abused the power of their access to help Obama politically, and illegally. Just as Sandy Burglar got away with removing and DESTROYING documents form the National Archives. Just as somebody who worked for John Brennan “cauterized” Barry’s passport files. Remember that DemoncRAT operative who simply followed Newt Gingrich’s car around and listened in on and recorded his cell phone calls via a police scanner? http://articles.philly.com/1997-04-24/news/25530818_1_gingrich-investigation-ethics-probe-cellular-phone So much easier for them to accomplish the same thing now, in secret, using the vast capabilities of the U.S. government and OUR TAX DOLLARS to enslave us.

    I would NOT be surprised at this juncture to learn that it IS absolutely true that they blackmailed SCOTUS judges to make them rule the way they wanted them to.

    Yet another lie that has been told to Congress is that this spying and access couldn’t happen because there are safeguards and audits that would prevent it and reveal it, so their employees wouldn’t even try it. RIGHT.

    LIARS every last one. It’s definitely CRUNCH TIME NOW. What will Congress do?

    • Verizon set up special fiber optics line (or whatever it is called) for relaying info to gov. http://redflagnews.com/headlines/disturbing-report-verizon-built-separate-fiber-optic-line-linked-directly-to-us-government-video

    • It’s not as useful unless it includes everything. Now add children’s school records to the illegal database. Laws don’t apply to Barry:

      http://www.westernjournalism.com/obamas-mother-of-all-databases-includes-our-children/

      Obama’s “Mother Of All Databases” Includes Our Children

      Speaking of databases, there’s one out there that’s more than a little disturbing. It’s but one more devious plan created by none other than Barack Hussein Obama to store personal information on our children. No wonder Maxine Waters spouted off that Obama’s database knew everything about everybody – this is one of the few times that Maxine was telling the truth.

      Obama actually planned this scandal back in 2009 – why Republicans and Democrats didn’t even raise an eyebrow is a total mystery. Obama helped himself to several billion dollars of our stimulus money and threw it into a pot for Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, placing him in charge of mining our children’s personal information for Obama’s database.

      Federal law put in place restrictions back in 1979 when the Department of Education was launched. The law specifically stated that it was illegal for the White House to have a Federal Education database.

      As usual, the law does not apply to Obama. Obama and Duncan promised an ungodly amount of money to the States suffering from a horrific recession if they would make a deal and trust Washington to take over the education system of our children.

      There’s one more minor stipulation that Obama is requesting. He wants each State to create a database containing personal information on our kids and forward that information to none other than the Secretary of Education. Obama and old Arne have prepared the template for these databases containing hundreds of personal data requirements from religion to parent’s income. …”

      All the better to control you with, my dears. Saw a hilarious news story tonight on tv: They talked about all the “apps” you can buy from third-party vendors that will encrypt your phone calls and texts so that it would take the gummint 44 years to break the code for just one message. HUGE hole in that logic, though: Barry will just blackmail the companies to hand over the keys to your email and snail mail, texts and phone calls. That would be no different from what happens now, when they give him special fiber trunklines right into YOUR DATA. There are laws in MO to keep the concealed carry list from the feds. Guess what? They got it anyway. Laws mean NOTHING to Barry.

  5. Huma Weiner: http://www.nypost.com/p/news/national/heat_on_huma_GLxXhBHaPfr02d65yvXeoK

    Politician seeks answers on Weiner wife Huma Abedin’s private consulting gig

    One of the Senate’s most aggressive investigators is probing longtime Hillary Rodham Clinton aide Huma Abedin’s employment status, asking how she got a sweetheart deal to be a private six-figure consultant while still serving as a top State Department official.

    Abedin, one of Clinton’s most loyal aides, is married to former Rep. Anthony Weiner, who’s in the midst of a vigorous effort to beat back his own scandal and become mayor.

    The inquiry by Sen. Charles Grassley (R-Iowa), compiled in a three-page letter to Abedin and Secretary of State John Kerry, adds drama to Weiner’s bid.
    The couple hauled in as much as $350,000 in outside income on top of Abedin’s $135,000 government salary after Weiner quit Congress amid a sexting scandal.

    Abedin, who served as Clinton’s deputy chief of staff when Clinton was secretary of state, later became a “special government employee” who was able to haul in cash as a private contractor.

    The change in status came to light only last month. Abedin took on the new assignment after she gave birth to son Jordan and began working from New York.

    One of the clients she did consulting work for while on the government payroll was Teneo Holdings, a consulting firm founded by Bill Clinton aide Doug Band. …”

    Well, Michele Bachmann is still waiting to hear answers to her questions about Huma’s connections to the Muslim Brotherhood, so I’m not holding my breath on this one.

  6. btw, Barry’s off to Ireland where they will rehash, once again, the lies about his Irish roots. He’s not and he never was IRISH.

  7. I dropped in on our friend Citizen Wells and saw that he said he misses his dad. I miss my dad, too. He was my guiding light. Happy Father’s Day, Daddy.

  8. Happy Father’s Day Dads every where. 🙂

  9. Code Pink is such a charitable organization.

    Are we free to go to Yemen anytime we wish?

    http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2013/06/16/Obama-Funder-Money-Yemen

      • Photos…. IS IT O ??? …. is it? latest TRIP!

        http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-22935680

        • Looks like Bugs Bunny to me. (Why does his hand look like MO’s butt?)

          • Cuz it is a look-a-like. Wonder how many there are?

          • Hi Miri & everyone, just a late response to that hand of the Dicktater…could that be yet another SCAR???? He seems to have been torn apart and sewn back together especially in the head area. Where did I hear about a connection to a possible different name and an accident in HI? I recall it was some information that was left out of the early scrubs but it was scrubbed eventually. Someone who had a serious accident and ….well, I am not as gifted in the research area as you are. Anyway, something strange about those scars all over his head and that crease on the hand it is not anatomically natural.

            • Hi, truthwitness. It’s entirely possible. I’ve never seen a hand that looks like that. I wonder what a palm reader would make of it. There are multiple stories about Barry being injured as a child–he was bullied and beat up; he fell out of the mango tree; adopted sister Lia said he walked with a limp from injuring his foot somehow. She was looking forward to comparing the POtuS to her remembered brother, when she unfortunately and conveniently and mysteriously died. Those are just a few that come to mind. And then, of course, there’s the possibility that he’s the very person who was in the motorcycle accident on Malik’s bike that night in the early ’80s in Kenya, isn’t there? I don’t know what to think about the Bari Shabazz stuff. It’s a weird coincidence, though. Hawaii. Why would that guy be THERE to have an accident? In all the same places as Barry Soetoro. However, do we have ANY independent confirmation of ANY of that stuff about Shabazz? Trowbridge has ZERO credibility, imho.

          • November 8, 2011

            “Is Putative President Barack Hussein Obama II Really Bari Shabazz, Fugitive from Justice For 21 Years Following An Auto Accident in Honolulu County, Hawaii on March 12, 1982?”

            “On November 4, 2011, an anonymous source emailed me something very interesting. To substantiate the content of the email, the writer directed me to go to a web site of the Judiciary for the State of Hawaii and to do a search of cases that have been disposed of by that State’s traffic courts. The anonymous source had done just that and so the person provided me with the information which that traffic court shows on its web site.

            I did go to the Hawaii traffic court’s web site which is called eCourt Kokua and I was eventually able to confirm the information that the anonymous source sent me. …

            2. The accident is characterized as a major accident. Chances are that Bari Shabazz and/or any passenger was taken to a local hospital in Honolulu County due to his/their injuries. If Bari Shabazz suffered any major injuries or laceration, the physical signs of those injuries and/or lacerations could still be present somewhere on his body if he is still alive.”

            http://puzo1.blogspot.com/2011/11/is-putative-president-barack-hussein.html

        • Ok there’s the club hands and the nostrils are more spread out and his teeth are different. So this is Barr y J inn 2.0? If that is him then last Thursday must have happened.

        • MO is gold dress. Observation: She now wears a bra and sits high and pretty instead of trademark no-class “let them boobs hang low” fashion statement.

  10. Kevin, has some father’s day wishes… for all our fathers…
    Gay like BO…and more …. good read.

    http://hillbuzz.org/

    • It’s a fascinating read. He talks about things that many would avoid, just for political correctness. Not as if he’s revealing secrets. Who hasn’t noticed that gay men are closer to Mom than Dad? It’s interesting that he says that growing up, though, the gay person “battled it out” with the same opposite parent with the same sex parent being distant, absent, or uninvolved. This is well said:

      “… One of the things that Leftists enjoy doing is claiming that you can’t generalize or stereotype (except whenever that works to Democrats’ advantage, of course). But, I think that’s garbage and believe that stereotypes exist for a reason…and that’s because patterns do in fact emerge in people’s behavior and general rules can be culled from observing things that happen over and over again in certain demographic groups. The Left enjoys playing Devil’s Advocate and insisting that if one example can be found that disproves a stereotype then you have to abandon it…but that’s just more Alinsky nonsense from these dangerous loons. Don’t listen to them. Stereotypes are great because they are a kind of cultural shorthand that comes in handy all the time. I love them! …”

      Caveat: That does NOT apply to CREATED “STEREOTYPES” such as the meme promoted by Obama and his minions that Tea Partiers are dangerous, violent, potential domestic terrorists. Or, for another example, that Obama is a transparent, wise, people-loving, cool, intelligent, NBC, contitutional law professor. (Can you have a stereotype about one person? Guess not, but leaving out the parts specific to Obama, it fits that there’s a stereotype the DemoncRATS promote that defines themselves as cool, smart, people-loving, and above all the “good” political ones.)

      • Rosemary Woodhouse

        From anecdotal evidence,, that has always been my point: either molested as children or domineering mother, absentee father.

        • Exactly, but I remember the days when the MOTHER was solely BLAMED for her son’s gay behavior, so I don’t want to blame the women. It’s a complex thing. Which came first? Is the dad absentee because he has nothing fundamental in common with the gay son, while Mom, in a way, does? I don’t know if it’s nature or nurture. I do think that, like everything, it’s a combination. Of course, the preferred explanation changes over time. NOW, it seems, gays want to have it determined as nature, so that they can get special status, similar to what we see for skin color or sex (special “civil rights” status). I do believe, however, that being molested as a child does have a direct impact on the person’s later sexual proclivities. In that instance, you CAN blame the perp, imho.

            • Rats jumping off?

              • Do you think we can ask the IRS for, and get, the application for non-profit status for his organization “Be the Change”? (Like how Pro-Publica got and published Tea Party applications and the perp got only a reprimand for illegal activities?) http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2013/06/19/Revealed-IRS-Merely-Admonished-Document-Leaker-For-Potentially-Illegal-Actions

                Cummings Transcripts: IRS Merely ‘Admonished’ Donor Leaker

                The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) agent responsible for giving confidential conservative and Tea Party tax documents to the left-leaning journalism group ProPublica was never put on leave. Instead, she merely received “formal admonishment” for actions that Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration J. Russell George said could be illegal, according to interview transcripts released by Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-MD).

                On Tuesday, Cummings made the controversial decision to release two sets of full transcripts from the House Oversight Committee’s investigator interviews with IRS agents. Committee Chairman Rep. Darrell Issa blasted Cummings’ decision as irresponsible. He said Cummings’ release would now “serve as a roadmap for IRS officials to navigate investigative interviews with Congress.” [That’s why he did it!]

                The transcripts reveal that former top Internal Revenue Service (IRS) official for tax-exempt groups Holly Paz told congressional investigators that the Cincinnati IRS agent who provided ProPublica with the private documents was never put on leave.

                “I believe she was issued a formal admonishment,” said Paz.

                However, during Senate hearings, Inspector General George said those actions may have been violations of the law. …”

                Later in the story, the LAW in question is cited. OBVIOUSLY, it was a crime. We can’t even get ANY of Barry’s documents, because they claim it’s a matter of privacy. But Tea Party groups and their FINANCES are NOT private?

        • Rosemary Woodhouse

          Actually Miri, a shockingly high number of gay guys I have known (and I used to know many) were indeed molested. One erstwhile close friend who has passed from AIDS was molested by a priest. He wasn’t the only one I knew that happened to, but he is the only one I know who was both raped by a priest and has passed from a disease directly passed via: gay sex. Some priests, many relatives. Sad, regardless.

          • It is sad. My comment that follows is NOT about your friend, especially since his case sounds as if it involved violent rape.

            One has to wonder which comes first, the molestation or the sexual orientation? I mean, can we say the fact of same-sex molestation somehow contributed to the victim’s subsequent sexual orientation, or could the sexual orientation of the victim simply have been a contributing factor for why that person was targeted in the first place by a gay sexual predator?

            I’m NOT excusing the priests, but in many of the cases I’ve read about, the priest was gay, as was the victim, AND the victim was in his mid-to-late teens. In other words, past puberty and sexually active. This situation would be no different than an adult male teacher seducing a female teen-aged student, or an adult female teacher seducing a male teen-aged student. But these gay priest cases are looked at differently than cases involving heterosexual teachers (especially female ones. For some reason, too many in our society don’t think it’s a big deal for an adult woman to have sex with an underaged male). If a priest and a 17-year-old high school girl had “consensual” sex, even though it’s statutory rape, it would not be characterized as pedophilia or “molestation”. Nor would the girl likely be suing the Catholic Church for a lot of money. Nor would the media make it national news, imho. Why is that?

            In most of the recent gay priest cases, the media failed to mention the SEX of the victim, and usually omitted the victim’s age, too. They preferred to characterize it as “child molestation” or “pedophilia”, even when it involved 17-year-olds, because that’s more shocking to the public at large. By not mentioning the sex of the victim, they could leave out the homosexual angle altogether. The media didn’t want to characterize this as having anything to do with homosexuality, because they are “all in” on the gay agenda, so they don’t want to do anything that might do harm to that agenda. There’s huge bias in coverage.

            There are ministers from other religions who similarly molest children (or teens) of the same or opposite sex, but that’s not usually national news. There are Boy Scout leaders who have done so in the past, too. But the media have an agenda and their stories reflect their biases, so they particularly focus upon the Catholic cases and I believe that’s because the Catholic Church is a particular enemy, and a POWERFUL enemy, of the progressive agenda with regard to both ABORTION as well as GAY NORMALIZATION.

            In many of these gay priest cases, “recovered memories” were involved, and priests were assumed guilty (in the media if not in court) until proven innocent, which is impossible to do 20 years after the fact. Plaintiffs jump on the band wagon because they see the Catholic Church as having deep pockets, ready to be picked. It’s impossible to PROVE innocence 20 years later, and impossible to disprove alleged recovered memories. It’s an unfair set up from the get go, in most cases. The accusation is sufficient, much like in the Salem witch trials.

            Most cases don’t even go to court. They’re not FOUGHT in court, because the Church prefers to just pay up, which leads to more accusations and more people who want to cash in. It’s not unlike what Jesse Jackson does to big corporations. His accusations of racism were enough. The companies settled because it’s simply easier to do so and then hope that the damage to their reputations isn’t too bad.

            It would be very interesting to see studies done to determine the cause of homosexuality, but you’re not ever going to see such studies. The agenda is to “normalize” homosexuality, not to study it to find any cause for it.

            To look for the cause is to make some kind of implied allegation that it’s not normal, perhaps is like a disease, or maybe is something someone might want to prevent, and we cannot have that!

            Whatever the current desire is, that’s what the research will show because anything to the contrary will simply not get published. At this point in time, they want to enshrine being gay as an inborn characteristic (like sex or skin color or race) so that gays can get special status and “civil rights” protection. Therefore, no studies will ever be published concerning whether or not upbringing (domineering mother, passive father), meaning environment, influenced later sexual orientation. They want “equal rights” for gays so that they can further destroy the nuclear family, our society, and the Judeo-Christian ethic of this country, and so that they can further bankrupt this country by allowing all gay spouses to get the same benefits that traditionally married spouses get. In addition, they simply want to FORCE you to say that homosexuality is NORMAL, even when that violates your conscience and is against your RELIGIOUS BELIEFS. Why? Because they hate religion and religious people. It’s just that simple.

            We can surmise, but we won’t ever see any longitudinal studies on the causes of homosexuality. We’ll have to stick with our gut feelings and anecdotal evidence.

            • Now that I re-read my comment, it comes to me that there probably IS a huge contributing factor to later orientation when the same-sex molestation occurs during very early childhood–true pedophilia. I would NOT be surprised, as we’ve suggested before, to find that Barry was a victim of someone. It’s sure not normal to have a transvestite nanny. One has to wonder if his mom treated him like some kind of experiment. What kind of woman seeks out a transsexual/transvestite male as a “nanny” for a young boy? How, in that situation, can one avoid having to “explain” the nanny and his proclivities to a child who OUGHT not be exposed to such things? It’s truly sad to see Obama having third-graders introduce him to an LGBT event (especially at the WH).

          • Rosemary Woodhouse

            Agree, as usual, Miri. Nah, nothing unusual about hiring a tranny to watch your young boy. Nothing to investigate here, folks. 🙄

      • Sorry ,
        I’m lagging a bit behind…playin catch up…I read Kevins Homo “transcript” too. Well, He covered all things pretty well, and of course then your follow up …..so I’ve read now about all I want to for a while on the subject. I mean that was the gambit on the topic.

  11. Whoa, Bo Snerdley, Rush’s sidekick had a thing or two to say about that guy in the WH. Even mentioned the bc. http://obamareleaseyourrecords.blogspot.com/2013/06/audio-bo-snerdley-goes-birther-on-obama.html

    • The lamestream is in full “make excuses for the IRS outrage” mode. Holly Paz is actually being suggested as a “hero” and early whistle blower, in the WSJ, as they quote her lawyer (who, they should point out, is being paid to say good things about her and spin everything to make her look less guilty). I can’t link it because you need a subscription.

    • Totally unbelievable!

      Paz “personally reviewed “20 to 30 applications.”

      According to ABC affiliate WCPO, Paz worked at the Cincinnati office as a manager while the “systematic scrutiny of conservative groups” occurred but now serves as “the director of the office rulings and agreements for the IRS in Washington, D.C.”

      Paz is a registered Democrat who donated $4,000 to the Obama campaign in 2008 and is currently on administrative leave, according to her lawyer. …

      “Tea Party” applications were forwarded to her from Cincinnati, and she then sent those applications to legal experts in D.C. She also admitted “dozens of tea party applications sat untouched for more than a year while field agents waited for guidance from Washington on how to handle them.”

      Paz reportedly told investigators last month that she thought “Tea Party” was shorthand for all political groups, since the first case she reviewed in D.C. in 2010 happened to be a Tea Party case. According to USA Today, Paz told investigators that she thought “Tea Party” could refer to a liberal or conservative organization, just like “‘Coke’ is used as a generic term for soda” and people “refer to tissues as ‘Kleenex.'” [Yeah, that’s the ticket!]

      Yet Hofacre, the paper notes, “told investigators that she kicked out any progressive groups that other agents tried to put in with the Tea Party cases” and “understood the term to mean conservative or Republican groups.” …”

      So it all depends upon what the meaning of “Tea Party” is. This is so typically DemoncRAT and Clintonesque. They know they’re busted on all the emails where they TARGET the Tea Party, so now they expect us to swallow this BS that that was only short hand for ALL “political groups”, including progressive ones. English doesn’t mean anything. When you have somebody whose a DemoncRAT busted with email or letters or other PLAIN WORDS, they will simply REDEFINE THE MEANING OF ALL WORDS USED to try to make you believe that what they said doesn’t mean what they said! It’s amazing. And they really do think we are THAT STUPID. Here’s the deal:

      Prior to the SCOTUS ruling, most conservatives didn’t go the route that ALL progressive groups do, which is to game the system (because they knew that THEY COULD) by setting up not-for-profit or other tax-exempt groups to collect what amount to illegal donations when their sole intent IS POLITICS. However, after SCOTUS leveled the playing field and conservative groups had the green light to play that same game, only THEN did the IRS need “procedures” for this big mass of applications.

      Most citizens would think that the IRS already had procedures in place to determine which groups are political versus apolitical. But no, they wouldn’t, not when previously they were wont to just RUBBER STAMP all progressive groups and conservative groups were HONEST and didn’t go that route.

      But once they had an influx of CONSERVATIVE applications, only then did they need a procedure under which they could DENY approval to that sudden gush of applicants.

      Paz’s explanation about “Tea Party” being shorthand for any application that’s to be specially screened to make sure it’s not political does not fly because her underling told Congress that she was NOT to send any liberal groups’ applications to DC but ONLY to send actual Tea Party applications. This was done. ONLY conservative groups had their applications held up; the progressives CONTINUED to be rubber stamped.

      So the new procedure they needed was one to allow them to “legally” justify DENIAL of the conservative applications. That’s why so many DC lawyers were involved. They KNEW they would deny the applications; they simply wanted their ducks in a row for a (bogus) JUSTIFICATION of the preordained denials.

      “USA Today also found that IRS data showed “dozens of liberal groups received tax-exempt approval in the 27 months that Tea Party groups sat in limbo, even though the liberal groups were engaging in similar kids of activity.””

      That says it all. Actions speak louder than redefined words.

    • Duplicate removed. Again, WordPress is screwing up!

  12. Rubio Aide:

    “There are American workers who, for lack of a better term, can’t cut it. There shouldn’t be a presumption that every American worker is a star performer. There are people who just can’t get it, can’t do it, don’t want to do it. And so you can’t obviously discuss that publicly.”

    http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/351198/rubio-aide-there-are-american-workers-who-lack-better-term-cant-cut-it-rich-lowry

    wonderin’ what that have on mealy mouth Rubio…

    • Rosemary Woodhouse

      While throughout the Bible there are clear instructions to help the poor, the operative word is “help” – as in a temporary measure, NOT support them in perpetuity- one generation after another. There is no contradiction in this:

      Proverbs 18:9
      One who is slack in his work is brother to one who destroys.

      2Thessalonians 3:10
      For even when we were with you, this we commanded you, that if any would not work, neither should he eat.

      • Well, and this:
        Lev 19:9 And as you reap the harvest of your land, you shall not completely reap the corner of your field; and you shall not gather the gleaning of your harvest;
        Lev 19:10 and you shall not glean your vineyard, and you shall not gather the leavings of your vineyard; you shall leave them to the poor and to the resident-alien (this is a good alien); I am Yahweh your eloahi.

        (note: another word is used for the bad alien or bad stranger)

        Notice that it’s your field where you’re reaping your harvest, then you’re not to gather the corner, but to leave it for them. So you’re not doing the work for them. While you’re leaving it, they are the ones who have to work to gather it.

        Another thing, many times the English translations have the word “poor” there, but more often than not, it means those who are afflicted or depressed in circumstances. It usually applies to those who are afflicted in scriptural matters of truth. You’re never popular with the truth. Seems that applies to most anything nowadays.

    • Something, to be sure. Now he’s supporting O on Syria, too. More on that in a minute.

  13. Illegal Aliens in line for the contents of your wallet; make room for another protected class:

    http://thehill.com/video/senate/305827-graham-predicts-breakthrough-passage-of-immigration-bill-with-over-70-votes

  14. This is gruesome. Be warned

    Lets get Assad whilst a Marine holds an umbrella for the lovely gentlemen on the White house lawn:

    http://atlasshrugs2000.typepad.com/atlas_shrugs/2013/06/erdogans-islamic-ss-arrest-volunteer-doctors.html

    • Rosemary Woodhouse

      And if this doesn’t bring a tear to the most hardened heart I don’t know what will. All of these men died in vain. Every.Single.One.

    • “… The justices’ 7-2 ruling closes the door on states independently changing the requirements for those using the voter-registration form produced under the federal “motor voter” registration law. They would need permission from a federally created panel, the Election Assistance Commission, or a federal court ruling overturning the commission’s decision, to make tougher requirements stick…. Less than 5 percent of people registering to vote in Arizona use the federal form, said Matt Roberts, a spokesman for Arizona Secretary of State Ken Bennett. The rest register through the state, meaning they will continue to be asked to provide proof of citizenship when signing up to vote.

      But because of the court ruling, people can merely choose the less onerous federal form, which asks people to swear if they are citizens or not, but does not demand proof. … Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne, who argued the case before the Supreme Court, expects the state will ask the Election Assistance Commission to approve the citizenship proof on the federal form and to fight any denial in court – the process laid out in Monday’s ruling.

      “The U.S. Supreme Court has given us a clear path to victory for the people of Arizona, who overwhelmingly approved the state constitutional amendment that was the subject of the legal challenge,” Horne said. “Since the U.S. Supreme Court has made it clear that this pathway exists, Arizona should use it. The sanctity of the ballot box is a cherished right for all Americans and it must be protected.” … Currently, the Election Assistance Commission has no active commissioners. The four commissioners are supposed to be nominated by the president and confirmed by the Senate. The last two left in 2011, according to the panel’s website.”

      Looks more and more as if that NSA database is paying off for some to the detriment of others.

      Ok. So I have a question: Why can’t the state require everyone to register at least once for ANY STATE or LOCAL election and on that form require proof of citizenship? The feds apparently have the right to control registration for FEDERAL elections, but STATES control their state elections so it seems to me that they can require their own type of registration for THOSE elections. Of course, this means that illegals can still, as they do now, illegally vote in federal elections but they WON’T be able to vote in the state and local ones, right?

      • Rosemary Woodhouse

        Excellent question. I posted it within minutes of having read it . I was stunned. Thanks for the clarification, Miri.

  15. June 17, 2013

    “Breaking: Congressman Jeff Duncan Calls For Investigation Into Obama Identity Fraud”
    ===============
    “Congressman Calls For New Birther Investigation, Questions ‘The President’s Validity’”

    By Scott Keyes @ Think Progress

    “Another Republican is accusing President Obama of secretly being a Kenyan man who forged his birth certificate in order to get elected President of the United States. This time the theorist is Rep. Jeff Duncan (R-SC), chairman of the House Homeland Security Oversight Subcommittee.”
    ===============
    http://obamareleaseyourrecords.blogspot.com/2013/06/breaking-congressman-jeff-duncan-calls.html
    ********************
    bob68’s comment at ORYR:

    “OK, I pray this does not happen…..but, Rep.. Duncan will walk this back in 5—-4—3—2—1 done.

    Maybe not…..be positive”

    http://obamareleaseyourrecords.blogspot.com/2013/06/breaking-congressman-jeff-duncan-calls.html#IDComment663156373
    ********************

  16. Have “they” woke up at LAST??? Cock-A-Roaches….
    Yes my Brother … it would B a Beautiful Day …LETS ROLL!!!!

  17. GORDO the 5:54pm video … Said it is private… ? I tried 3 ways?

    • Rosemary Woodhouse

      Yes. Tried it earlier. Access denied.

      I can tell you that Youtube is becoming heavy handed regarding their censorship. There is a certain naturopath who had HUNDREDS of excellent videos deleted last week by Youtube. Thankfully, one of his subscribers had backed up the videos on their channel. The naturopath has moved on to Vimeo.

    • Video ok at this moment.

  18. Sharyl Attkisson says she thinks she knows who hacked her computer.

  19. http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2013/06/talking-blarney-michelle-obama-tells-dublin-audience-it-is-good-to-be-home-video/

    This is so ridiculous. Mooch is in IRELAND and she tells the audience that “it’s good to be home.” Why is she there? How much did her visit there cost us? Could she have stayed home and perhaps used the money saved to fund a few White House tours for visiting CHILDREN?

  20. Rosemary Woodhouse

    Tried playing it, Zen. Youtube…need I say more? Let’s see of the same problem applies.

    And another congressman steps up to the plate. boldly speaking the truth!

    • Rosemary Woodhouse

      Please, everyone, help make this video go viral. It only has slightly higher than 2,200 views at the present time. He addresses the truth clearly and succinctly and his message needs to be heard by as many people as possible. Thanks!

  21. All the fuss and being impressed about the Mr. and Mrs. having a beer in a pub. What bad examples they are for our children; drinking on the company dime? Drinking while on the job? Drinking to be cool and bond and all while at work!

    • It’s part of their snark and proves that neither has a drop of Irish blood. They play into the nasty stereotype that all Irish are drunks. It would be like some politician with a smidge of African blood visiting Africa and dining on watermelon and fried chicken.

      • So nice that they’re given access to the actual records in Ireland, whilst most other Americans must PAY, PAY, PAY through the nose for just a chance to have someone do a cursory look (and hope they actually find something for them. If you have about $35,000 to spare, you can get one of those “roots” companies to set up a “who do you think you are” tour. Otherwise, if you’re Barry, We the People pay $100,000 per hour plus to fly you and your family wherever you care to go.)

      • just so happens lots of african americans have Irish blook, in fact many blacks who thought they had indian ancestry , the ones who have traced their DNA, have found just that….they have more Irish than anything. I’m not sayign Mo and O. should be skippin on the greeen or , Mo should be getting her a high waisted giant plaid pair of pantyloons to go with her Dutch Boy bangs, but she could very well be closer to home thaan we realize…..I just wish she’d like it so much she would stay there, maybe she could be the official Jumprope governess of all Irlland.

        • Oh, I know they probably have some Anglo-Irish in the woodpile (Mooch, not Barry because I don’t believe he’s black at all). Those girls sure looked thrilled to see the history of their ancestors. NOT! Didn’t they look sullen and bored? What can you expect, though? It’s not as if Mooch or Barry truly, in their hearts, celebrate ANYTHING to do with whiteness. She’s closer to home in Ireland because Europe is just across the Sea from where Mooch’s ancestors departed for the New World (West Coast of Africa). Did you know that they canceled their safari in Africa because the optics wouldn’t look good? They wanted a crack team of snipers there with special weapons to (seriously) protect them from cheetah attacks, just in case (ought to worry more about hippos). They’re still going, though, just not out into the savannah where they might be eaten by lions without their sniper guards. I wonder: Did GWB insist on that when he and Laura went on safari?

        • http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2013/06/what-do-we-get-for-expensive-taxpayer-funded-trip-to-ireland-ungrateful-teenagers/

          Check out the video and how the lamestream covers for the Obama kids’ rudeness. It’s just “typical” teenaged response. NO, it shows a lack of grace and class. The reporter knows how RUDE they were and the bad optics, so she’s spinning in advance. I’m sure the WH PR people contacted the media with the appropriate explanation. They compare them to the Griswold kids in the family vacation movies. It’s not that; it’s that they simply don’t CARE for white people or about white people and they’re likely ashamed of their white roots. It’s really insulting, but you can understand that it’s how they’ve been raised. We the People spent MILLIONS to give them that opportunity, to travel, to see Europe, to have lunch with Bono, to get a special view of the Archives at Trinity College, to see a live performance of Riverdance, but hey? Do we expect gratitude or EVEN that they do not embarrass our country over across the Pond? Nope. Too much to ask. We the People should demand that the Obamas reimburse the taxpayers for every cent spent on this family vacation. If they’d rather stay here, why were they dragged along?

      • Oh Miri, you make me laugh. Maybe the Obama logo should incorporate a watermelon and KFC logo???

  22. Jess Jackson Marches to the W H protesting BO’s Lack-Luster
    action of Black Folks…. Hey Jess .. can you add White Folks 2?

    http://www.rollcall.com/gallery/-225693-1.html?pos=phrr

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