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  • Mueller’s Fruit of the Poisonous Tree

    06/23/2018 5:45:45 PM PDT · 26 of 26
    GBA to DUMBGRUNT
    Yep, our political soap opera went from utterly unwatchable to “Must see TV” in one election.

    All the plots and subplots, unexpected twists and surprises, I’ve got to admit, the show has been a great ride these last few!

    This season has been on a teasingly slow build to the obvious major confrontation between good and evil. And if there is a theme for these current episodes, I think it’s “They hoist themselves on their own petards.”

    As it is, the drama-addicted, short attention span audience can’t turn away. And in spite of the media manipulation, we, the people, are slowing learning the many and blatant ways obama and HIllary have banana-ed our Republic for 8 years.

    In fact, the media manipulation itself has become a major part of the story. Will the future prove the past? We’ll just have to wait and see...

    In the meantime, against all opposition, Trump, publicly, and Sessions, quietly, just beyond the audience’s reach, are unstaking the decks and unplugging the drains, carefully restoring function to the machinery of Justice.

    Is it too little, too late? Or just in time tor that season ending or season beginning final battle?

    The audience will have to wait until after the elections to find out.
    So, keep those cards, letters, donations and votes comin’, folks!

    Is this great TV or what? I don’t know about Joe Bob, but I’ll give it 5 stars!

  • Pope Denounces Trump’s Border Policy as 'Immoral'–but

    06/23/2018 7:11:24 AM PDT · 23 of 45
    GBA to GBA
    Dang it... I hit Post by mistake. I meant to say:

    “The Church’s 100 year dash with Fatima “ends” with...”

  • Pope Denounces Trump’s Border Policy as 'Immoral'–but

    06/23/2018 7:05:00 AM PDT · 21 of 45
    GBA to Kaslin
    Fascinating. That’ll teach ‘em: Fatima’s 100 year dash “ends” with a communist pope crossing its finish line.

    Guess we shoulda seen that comin’... I wonder what comes next.

    No human, natural or preternatural agency can destroy the Church or Christian civilisation;
    when evil becomes unbearable to the individual who trusts God, or to society, God will work a miracle if necessary to overcome it.
    --Fr. Gerald Culleton, The Prophets and Our Times (1941)
  • And the most American-made car is...

    06/22/2018 9:22:02 AM PDT · 13 of 51
    GBA to Red Badger
    Honda #2? Wow... Hey, maybe we’ll see Honda’s NASCAR debut sometime soon, too?

    In general aviation, Honda’s new American-made biz jet is really cool and innovative.

    I can’t help but wonder what they’d bring to NASCAR.

  • Bedrock in West Antarctica rising at surprisingly rapid rate

    06/22/2018 8:59:32 AM PDT · 29 of 36
    GBA to GOPJ
    Yeah, okay, whatever, just tell me, who do I have to see about the freakin’ humidity around here?!?!?
  • The Left Should Avoid Any and All Debates Concerning “The Children”

    06/21/2018 9:23:05 PM PDT · 19 of 19
    GBA to publius911
    Sure, what do you have in mind? Oh, and I didn’t drag religion into the debate. It came willingly, without any objection whatsoever. But that’s just how I see things/make sense of things these days. Hard not to, really.

    I agree with the quote, though, and that was my main, most logical point to the Clintonistas back in the day, both about why Hillary couldn’t be trusted (stolen FBI files) and that what Billy was doing pretty much everywhere with pretty much anything female pretty much made him imminently blackmailable.

    Thus Monica was not just about sex and actually was the nation’s business. Oh, and btw, thaaanks, Bill, for those memorable dinertable conversations with the children explaining your presdential behavior with young Monica.

    I was so naive. Against the Clintons, all that secular logic and reason weren’t worth doodilysquat, Josey Wales. *spit*

    I think that’s about when I gave up on a “secular only” approach to anything, just didn’t know it at the time. 9/11’s parallels sealed it for me. No going back now.

    Fwiw, I used to post back then about how I thought Bill and Hillary were either evil or tools of evil.

    Nothing has changed my mind about the Clintons since, other than I think they are much higher up that hierarchy than I gave them credit for.

  • Obese workers should be allowed to turn up later to work, a government adviser has said

    06/21/2018 8:57:45 AM PDT · 24 of 55
    GBA to simpson96

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  • The Left Should Avoid Any and All Debates Concerning “The Children”

    06/21/2018 8:53:03 AM PDT · 12 of 19
    GBA to DWW1990
    Oh, I don’t know... I kinda like them going down this road. In fact, I hope they do, due to all they’ve buried there.

    Just based on rumor alone, going back years, pizzagate stuff and much worse, along with the impressive pedo arrests since the miracle of President Donald J. Trump, I think the hardest stuff for people to look at will be found going down that road specifically.

    There be evil in the highest places, doncha know, and evil in the most trusted places, masquerading as good and hiding behind the cover of doing good work.

    It will be disturbing to discover, hard to believe and even harder to accept, with predictable reactions soon to follow.

    LIke I said, I hope they go down the road they labeled “For the Children”.

    We need to dig that up and give what we find there a proper burial, the same with what we find draining the swamp.

    Not that long ago, in a memory not so far away, the progressives began tearing down His Church and building their Tower of Babble in its place.

    Wherever they go, they remove both God the Father and the family father and then substitute both with a government in their own image.

    They replace His Law with their self-rationalizations and His Love with their politically correct legal system.

    “Yo, Bullwinkle. ^That^ trick never works.”

    As temporary as a sandcastle by the sea, their left leaning tower of babble will fall.

    Just a matter of time now...

  • Q&A on Border Detention of Children ROUND UP OF NEWS

    06/20/2018 9:26:32 AM PDT · 19 of 27
    GBA to GailA
    I think this is going to be fun to watch play out. Attacks against Trump that follow this same “deflection/blame” formula always work out for the good of all.

    It’s kinda like in The Warriors where sooner or later people figure out the finger pointer is actually guilty and that the Warriors, being as badass as necessary in an unwanted spotlight, were innocent all along.

    And the best part is that sooner or later, whatever it is “they” are trying to deflect our attention away from hits the fan in a spectacular fecal tornado.

    And guess who is standing right there in front of that fan when it does.

    Yep, “that guy”. The guilty dude saying, “Warriors, come out to play-yay...Warriors, come out to plaay-yaay...”

  • Flashback: Waves of immigrant minors present crisis for Obama, Congress (2014)

    06/19/2018 10:47:57 AM PDT · 12 of 13
    GBA to yesthatjallen
    Is anyone but their own people surprised?

    “Ssdd”. “Same ol’ same old.” “Been there done that.” How many ways are there to say that there’s nothing new about them or their tactics, whether on the border or anywhere else?

    With Hillary and obama, all you had to do was look at their early behavior to predict everything that would follow, especially with how they go about taking and holding territory.

    Here, from the archived June 27, 2004 The Sunday Standard ”Kenyan-born Obama all set for US Senate”, is Barry oh on the troubles of his then ex-opponent for Senate, Jack Ryan:

    "I feel for him actually," Obama told a Chicago TV station. "What he’s gone through over the last three days I think is something you wouldn’t wish on anybody."
    “Wouldn’t wish”?!? Ha! I’d go long on that one.

    Master of deflection, it’s hard to believe obama didn’t know about Ryan’s troubles before they happened. In fact, I wouldn’t be surprised if all of it was obama’s idea, or someone’s on his team, as a way to get rid of Ryan.

    And, it worked, too! Review that operation and you’ll see that it always has worked and that it still does.
    (“FBI files? What FBI files? We don’t have any FBI files.”)

    See, that’s not just how they roll, but it’s also a technique that reveals who they roll with and are rolling after.

    It’s not like that’s a secret or anything. Just read the dedication to Alinsky’s book of their guiding principles to see it in black and white, and then look at them to see it in their hijacked rainbow of colors.

    You’ll see, again and again, how they use misdirection and their blaming others for what they themselves are doing, time and time again, situation after situation.

    It works, especially if they control the message via controlling the messengers, which they also have done with all but a few.

    And, with those that they don’t control, they alinsky into silence.

    Or at least try to. “TRUMP!” has been the antidote to all of the serpent’s poisons and, since the 2016 election, the odds favoring our recovery improve by the day!

    From their earliest encounters with “TRUMP!” to those now, the way they react to him kinda reminds me of how the demons reacted to Jesus, even when other people around Him were clueless.

    And similarly, everywhere “TRUMP!” goes, he casts them out with the truth he brings with him. Only then do things improve and return to functioning as they are supposed to.

    Best of all, win after win, we, the people, understand first hand how all of the swamp’s seers and sayers, who we have been made to trust election after election, were wrong!!!

    Best. Election. EVER!!!

  • ...A Concern for the Protestant “Solos”: Sola Fide, Sola Scriptura, Sola Gratia

    06/18/2018 8:38:06 AM PDT · 779 of 779
    GBA to MHGinTN
    Yummmmm...that sounds good.

    I’m kicking myself for not planting a garden this year.

    Snap peas are one of those God-given wonders that for some reason never seem to complete the journey from the garden to the kitchen.

    They just disappear somehow along the way. It’s like...a mystery, or something. I dunno...can’t explain it.
    They sure are good, though, I do know that!

  • ...A Concern for the Protestant “Solos”: Sola Fide, Sola Scriptura, Sola Gratia

    06/17/2018 7:37:34 PM PDT · 777 of 779
    GBA to MHGinTN
    Speaking of, I’ve been rethinking food and now all I eat is homemade, all whole, natural, even organic, food, as He makes it.

    I now know for sure that the best food and drink comes directly from the source, or as close as you can get. Probably a universal kind of principle.

    Speaking of, I like how the Protestants chose to go around the middle men to seek their own understanding.

    Otoh, they eventually came up with their own forms of middle men, so to speak, that are different, but every bit the equal of what they left.

    Buckaroo Banzai wasn’t the first to say it, but he was right: No matter where you go, there you are.

    Whatever the reason(s) for leaving, no matter where you go, there you are...eventually. Been there, done that a few times, too.

  • ...A Concern for the Protestant “Solos”: Sola Fide, Sola Scriptura, Sola Gratia

    06/17/2018 7:16:19 PM PDT · 776 of 779
    GBA to af_vet_1981
    Thank you for your clear and concise understanding. I see it the same way and tend to agree with you.

    In fact, that’s one area where I sometimes wonder/worry that I might be doing things wrong.

    I tend to use the same words and phrases to say thanks for the same things day after day.

    I hope those don’t become just a form of rote repetition without thought or feeling.

    I have to watch out for that one, as sometimes my mind wanders if/when things become habitual.

    I finally figured out that it’s more about the relationship we each have with the Father, Son and Holy Spirit than what any of us do, right or wrong.

    It’s all on us. We either want it or we don’t and that truth Is revealed by what we do. Can’t fake that.

    Thanks again!

  • ...A Concern for the Protestant “Solos”: Sola Fide, Sola Scriptura, Sola Gratia

    06/17/2018 12:01:35 PM PDT · 773 of 779
    GBA to af_vet_1981
    Thanks for the video! Forgive me, but I’m still here trying to fit it together.

    Fwiw, with everything, so much depends upon the perspective of the beholder and “vain repetition” seems to be one of those.

    Does that mean that the act itself that is in vain or is it the repetition itself that is in vain?

    Or, does it mean that the act is okay, but the heathens were doing it wrong. The act is being done is cool, but was in vain because it was being done incorrectly? Not from the heart, or was done with the wrong motive or whatever. I don’t know.

    Or is it the act itself the heathens were doing was in vain, period, no matter how many times or perfectly they or anyone else did it? What makes a sinner a heathen sinner?

    To me, most of what I have are questions and theories. Other than a few Laws that govern the world, to me, everything else is theory. Everything.

    One Law, or maybe it’s a rule, not sure, is the Hierarchy.

    Everywhere I look I see examples of the hierarchy, especially so with knowledge. And, just as in every hierarchy, the higher the level, the higher the “power”, so to speak.

    As such, it takes energy/power to go up to the next level and you give up energy/power when you go down levels.

    One can only see the view/understand things from the level of the hierarchy you’re on, as well as those lower than you, but never any level higher. In fact, generally, our awareness can only see that there is a next level beyond the one we’re on. What it is or what’s above that are beyond our comprehension.

    So, we can be a low info or high info whatever, but it’s the power of the info itself that is most important. Seek quality first, then quantity.

    Regarding the supernatural aspects of this world and the next that the accepted Sciptures speak of and speak to, the Catholics seem to have a better spiritual library or knowledge than the Protestants do, generally speaking, and the knowledge is the more powerful first or second hand level info.

    So far, to me, Protestants tend to dismiss all such data out of hand, generally as heresies and false prophecies from Satan.

    Ultimately, their belief won’t go into those libraries to see for itself, nor will it allow others to go in, either. A scriptural curiosity for which I have several working theories.

    To me, I tend to see the commonality between the martial arts for combat in the physical world and those for combat in the spiritual world.

    In both cases, the practitioner is taught to master self and train both the will and physical body.

    In the martial arts, the student learns various forms and repeatedly practices them as an excercise to master the inner self and the physical self in the process of learning the movements of that art.

    I see praying the Rosary as being like a spiritual workout on a cosmic Universal machine. It’s something a peaceful warrior, a spiritual martial artist, uses to train, the same as the various katas are physical workouts that a phyical world martial artist uses to train.

    And, just as there are many forms and styles of martial arts for physical mastery and combat, I see the same is true for the spiritual arts.

    We have many forms and styles, if you will, in the three major branches of Christianity, from which many more have branched out.

    In both martial and spiritual arts, the forms and styles have their own organizations and practices, differentiating themselves in their personal understanding, focus and practices.

    A common conversation regarding each, especially among the practicitioners themselves, is which form is best, with everyone favoring their own form and style as being the best of the rest. Exactly the same.

    However, in the martial arts, organizations the MMA put those arguments to the test in the ring for all to see. In actual practice, it turns out that no one is better than another, but that “better” depends upon both situation and practitioner.

    Generally speaking, the best fighter is the most well rounded, the one who is the master of many forms and styles.

    Bruce Lee more or less told us that a more open minded, not specialized, approach to the martial arts was correct and the MMA’s more realistic testing eventually made us see that he was right.

    My theory, as almost everything is a theory to me, is the same is also true for the spiritual arts, that no one “style” is best for everything.

    The MMA parallel suggests to me that the most well rounded peaceful warrior would be a master of Unity, respectful and knowledgeable of all forms and styles within the JudeoChristian spiritual arts.

  • Rampant Drug Use On Obama’s Air Force One Made “Awkward Hookups With Colleagues Funny And Bizarre”

    06/17/2018 8:54:18 AM PDT · 58 of 65
    GBA to bitt
    “Scandal free”... that’s hilarious.

    Some things just need time before they’re ready and Obama’s stuff is like burying a jar full of cabbage.

    First, you have to know where it’s buried if you’re going to dig it up.

    Second, fermentation takes whatever time it takes, no less.

    Whenever you dig it up, it’s going to sink. But if you dig it up too soon, before the time is right, it’s all wasted and it might even hurt you if you use it before it’s ready.

    And so, finally, here we, the people, are, heading out to the field with a map and a shovel.

    Anticipation: mmmm, mmmm, good...been waitin’ a long time to savor what’s been buried, but not forgotten.

  • ...A Concern for the Protestant “Solos”: Sola Fide, Sola Scriptura, Sola Gratia

    06/16/2018 8:28:36 AM PDT · 771 of 779
    GBA to Elsie
    Very timely info in our spiritual war against evil!

    With your post on confirmation bias and this about one face of evil that owns US, you have done everyone who reads your posts a great service.

    I have a friend, one of those truly good hearted people you’re lucky to meet, who is hard core liberal in his mind. He and his wife believe the liberals are the good guys in the war for the nation. He loves everyone in the demonrat party, especially obama and Hillary, as his side’s champions against evil.

    Otoh, he absolutely hates all TV preachers, mostly because they all ask for donations at some point during the broadcast and one of his dearly departed used to send donations to someone, I forget which, maybe Jim and Tammy. I dunno, but it was in that timeframe.

    His bottom line is, money and preaching just don’t mix and getting old people to give you their money is wrong.

    So I ask him about how so many of his favorite politicians go into DC as paupers and come out millionares and multimillionaires, some with mega rich foundations.

    “What are they selling to get so rich?” I ask, but get no answer.

    At some level, I think he knows. It’s just like the author says: Hillary sold us. The Clintons have become rich selling US, the U.S. of us.

    But that can’t be, the data is wrong. Snopes is right. The majority mass of media is right and the one and only dissenting voice of republican Fox fake News is wrong.

    He will look at whatever is shown to him, gotta give him that, but his trusted sources, the ones he’s known and trusted through everything big and small since childhood, they say it’s all lies, political lies by those evil republicans and the biggest, most hated, evil liar that’s ever been: TRUMP!!!

    The spiritual war is real and Satan is the master trickster, just like the Bible says. And based upon my data, we must be close to something major.

    Everywhere I look at the world I used to understand, I see how evil has in some way purchased good, and then used the credibility of that good to further itself.

    Wolves in sheep’s clothing, indeed. And next on the demonrat democracy’s itinerary?

    The wolves and their sheep will be voting on what to have for lunch.

    For their sakes and ours, it’s a very good thing that their dinner party was interrupted before dinner could be served!

    And those wolves are hungry, too! No wonder they’re so angry now, and their anger is going to get a lot worse before the summer is over.

    Backed into their self-created coffin corner, the intensity of their warfare against their enemy will hit new levels of insanity, here and abroad.

    It’s not over yet, but the Trump card has been dealt against them in an end game that’s been very well played.

  • ...A Concern for the Protestant “Solos”: Sola Fide, Sola Scriptura, Sola Gratia

    06/15/2018 8:48:28 AM PDT · 768 of 779
    GBA to MHGinTN
    How interesting that we see the same things and yet we don’t.

    With learning and troubleshooting, whenever possible I like to do a “good/bad” comparison to see what and how things are different. It helps me to better understand what I’m looking at.

    Do you have any specific examples of vain repetitions that the actual heathens were doing so I can compare? I need more data.

    Another thing? In human law, we recognize the concept of “intent”.

    I wonder, is it possible whether repetition is vain or not depends upon one’s intent, as much as it does the material one is repeating?

    From what little I know of meditation, the intention is to tame self by quieting one’s internal dialogue and all of its static and noise.

    Seriously, how can God get in a word edgewise, especially in His still, small voice, if our mind(s) never stops talking, right?

    The repetition works to silence one’s inner dialogue by willing it to focus on something specific.

    Meditation using Scripture or prayers or even His Name alone are all focusing attention on God or something, aspect, trait, whatever, of God.

    To me, using the Rosary as intended, purposes-wise, seems, at minimum, to be an exercise to tame and strengthen one’s will, and the Rosary beads are kinda like using an abacus to count reps, same as while lifting weights or counting laps while running around the track.

    So, as someone with a fair amount of gym and dojo time doing various forms of strength and physical training, l tend to understand these repetitive things, not as “vain repetitions as the heathens do”, whatever that is, but are repetitive exercises for spiritual strength training.

    I really don’t know. Honestly, I don’t, but that’s how it appears to me, based upon study, observation and personal experience.

    Ymmv...

  • ...A Concern for the Protestant “Solos”: Sola Fide, Sola Scriptura, Sola Gratia

    06/14/2018 9:42:06 AM PDT · 758 of 779
    GBA to MHGinTN
    D’oh, I screwed that up....that s/b:

    “Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, have mercy on me, the sinner.”

    There, that’s better. Sorry about that...

    No excuse, but just too many things going on at once these days for my limited mental bandwidth to handle well, and I’m struggling to do it all, let alone get it all right, like with that post to you yesterday.

    “Dear Lord, please send that one whom I can love and help and who can love and help me.”

  • ...A Concern for the Protestant “Solos”: Sola Fide, Sola Scriptura, Sola Gratia

    06/14/2018 9:33:11 AM PDT · 757 of 779
    GBA to MHGinTN
    Vain repetitions? What does that mean to you?

    There are a few prayers that are helpful when used like a mantra.

    The Lord’s Prayer is one. The Jesus prayer is another and was new to me:

    “Lord Jesus, Son of God, have mercy on me, the sinner.”

    Some say “a sinner” and I believe it’s the Orthodox who say “the sinner”, which is how I first heard it.

    Such would not seem a “vain repetition” to me, but what do I know?

    You look at me and my life, you don’t see gumption, you see Gump. Forest Gump.

  • ...A Concern for the Protestant “Solos”: Sola Fide, Sola Scriptura, Sola Gratia

    06/14/2018 8:37:28 AM PDT · 755 of 779
    GBA to Luircin
    I do. With my heart,

    In the morning I roll out of bed and pray to Him, the Holy Father, directly, on my knees, to start my day in gratitude for it and for my life, then asking Him to bless my day/path and be with me in all things.

    Again before meals, I pray to God, the Father, directly, thanking Him for the day and for the meal I am about to receive. If it be His Will, I ask Him to bless the meal and also all those who brought such good stuff from Him to me, every step in between, please bless them all.

    At breakfast, I also ask for blessings for my family, friends and neighbors, my enemies and those who think of me as an enemy.

    Throughout the day, I tend to have Him in my thoughts, pondering how things work, the various rules and Laws that govern us and the world I can see and the worlds that I can’t and why. I know it all fits together and in studying creation, I get to know its Creator better. I wonder if thinking about Him so much is getting close to “constant prayer” that I’ve read about.

    Before bed, I end the day as I started it, on my knees, in gratitude, asking for His Blessings.

    Fwiw, I didn’t do any of the above before. Occasionally a prayer or two, but nothing like I do now. This post is the first time and place I’m admitting to it in such detail, though, and only because you seem to accusing me of being foolish or ignorant.

    Since I often am both of those, I too often feel the need to defend myself instead of being receptive. I hope this is not one of those times.

    Anywho, l’m sure I’m doing it wrong, but the emotions that flow are real enough.

    Fwiw, messages like today’s random message help me, both when I first read it and again today. This message helps makes it all real to me in ways other things and commentaries don’t and motivates me to learn more.

    Learn The Holy Rosary
    Signs Of The End Of Times
    June 2, 1988