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  • Giuliani Denies NY Times Report He Discussed Pardon With Trump

    12/01/2020 5:13:45 PM PST · 12 of 46
    fidelis to Olog-hai
    You know you're over the target when you start getting flak.

    This is a hit piece, pure and simple. Even though the ninny naysayers (including here on FR) think this is over, the Deep State is plainly panicking. Just as Trump and his team know more that meets the eye, the evil minions see their plans being revealed. Response: bring out the slander.

    This has been their MO for the last 5 years and one has to be a weak-minded fool not to recognize it by now.

  • Barr: No evidence of fraud that’d change election outcome

    12/01/2020 12:23:09 PM PST · 171 of 292
    fidelis to Peter W. Kessler
    "It’s just President Trump and us."

    And the courts. He said as much (through Rudy) in a Tweet responding to Barr's statement. Someone just posted about it.

  • Customer Who Stopped For Takeout In Philadelphia Takes Out Robber With Single Shot, Police Say

    12/01/2020 11:28:39 AM PST · 32 of 63
    fidelis to Red Badger
    May God have mercy on the soul of the would-be robber.

    Good shooting, Citizen.

  • Conservatives, this is no time to go wobbly

    12/01/2020 7:11:52 AM PST · 12 of 14
    fidelis to MtnClimber
    I became a Conservative under Ronald Reagan. And one thing I learned in the Reagan era is that the Fake News will get under your skin. They will tirelessly point to the negative: this isn't happening; that isn't getting done; look how pathetic your side is, etc. It is exactly the same tactic the devil uses to to wear you down.

    People need to tune out the negativity and realize two things: the press will manage to find a way to twist the truth not matter what it is. Also, there are a lot of things going on behind the scenes-- many of them in our favor-- that we don't know about. Don't need to know about at this point.

    Stop listening to the negative voices in your head placed there by the lying media. And that includes the trolls, quitters, Debbie Downers, defeatists, and Sunshine Patriots here on FR. Negative comments don't help anyone. They aren't "reality" because at this point no one knows what is going to happen. If you can't be positive, at least be quiet. This fight is hard enough without the constant wail of the Banshee around here. Let those who want to fight, fight. Everyone else can stay in a fetal position and stay out of our way.

  • Candace Owens Exposes the Fraud of Fact-checkers Adding to the List of Recent Scams

    12/01/2020 6:48:01 AM PST · 4 of 5
    fidelis to Kaslin

    One of the reasons I’m off Facebook and don’t believe the Fake News. Big media in this country has become too powerful and needs to be DESTROYED.

  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 12-01-2020, Tuesday of the first week of Advent

    12/01/2020 6:28:53 AM PST · 10 of 10
    fidelis to fidelis
    From: Luke 10:21-24

    Jesus Gives Thanks
    ------------------------------
    [21] In that same hour He (Jesus) rejoiced in the Holy Spirit and said, "I thank Thee, Father, Lord of Heaven and earth, that thou hast hidden these things from the wise and understanding and revealed them to babes; yea, Father, for such was Thy gracious will. [22] All things have been delivered to Me by My Father; and no one knows who the Son is except the Father, or who the Father is except the Son and any one to whom the Son chooses to reveal Him."

    [23] Then turning to the disciples He said privately, "Blessed are the eyes which see what you see! [24] For I tell you that many prophets and kings desired to see what you see, and did not see it, and to hear what you hear, and did not hear it."

    *************************************************************
    Commentary:

    21. This passage of the Gospel is usually called our Lord's "hymn of joy" and is also found in St. Matthew (11:25-27). It is one of those moments when Jesus rejoices to see humble people understanding and accepting the word of God.

    Our Lord also reveals one of the effects of humility -- spiritual childhood. For example, in another passage He says: "Truly, I say to you, unless you turn and become like children, you will never enter the Kingdom of Heaven" (Matthew 18: 3). But spiritual childhood does not involve weakness, softness or ignorance: "I have often meditated on this life of spiritual childhood, which is not incompatible with fortitude, because it demands a strong will, proven maturity, an open and firm character [...]. To become children we must renounce our pride and self-sufficiency, recognizing that we can do nothing by ourselves. We must realize that we need grace, and the help of God our Father to find our way and keep it. To be little, you have to abandon yourself as children do, believe as children, beg as children beg" (St. J. Escriva, Christ Is Passing By, 10 and 143).

    22. "This statement is a wonderful help to our faith," St. Ambrose comments, "because when you read 'all' you realize that Christ is all-powerful, that He is not inferior to the Father, or less perfect than He; when you read 'have been delivered to me', you confess that Christ is the Son, to whom everything belongs by right of being one in substance [with the Father] and not by grace of gift" (Expositio Evangelii Sec. Lucam, in loc.).

    Here we see Christ as almighty Lord and God, consubstantial with the Father, and the only one capable of revealing who the Father is. At the same time, we can recognize the divine nature of Jesus only if the Father gives us the grace of faith -- as He did to St. Peter (cf. Matthew 16:17).

    23-24. Obviously, seeing Jesus with one's own eyes was a wonderful thing for people who believed in him. However, our Lord will say to Thomas, "Blessed are those who have not seen and yet believe" (John 20:29). St. Peter, for his part, tells us: "Without having seen Him you love Him; though you do not see Him you believe in Him and rejoice with unutterable and exalted joy. As the outcome of your faith you obtain the salvation of your souls" (1 Peter 1:8-9).

    Daily Word For Reflection—Navarre Bible Commentary

  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 12-01-2020, Tuesday of the first week of Advent

    12/01/2020 6:28:03 AM PST · 9 of 10
    fidelis to annalex
    NAVARRE BIBLE COMMENTARY (RSV)

    For: Tuesday, December 1, 2020

    From: Isaiah 11:1-10

    The New Descendant of David
    --------------------------------------------
    [1] There shall come forth a shoot from the stump of Jesse,
    and a branch shall grow out of his roots.
    [2] And the Spirit of the Lord shall rest upon him,
    the spirit of wisdom and understanding,
    the spirit of counsel and might,
    the spirit of knowledge and the fear of the Lord.
    [3] And his delight shall be in the fear of the Lord.

    He shall not judge by what his eyes see,
    or decide by what his ears hear;
    [4] but with righteousness he shall judge the poor,
    and decide with equity for the meek of the earth;
    and he shall smite the earth with the rod of his mouth,
    and with the breath of his lips he shall slay the wicked.
    [5] Righteousness shall be the girdle of his waist,
    and faithfulness the girdle of his loins.
    [6] The wolf shall dwell with the lamb,
    and the leopard shall lie down with the kid,
    and the calf and the lion and the failing together,
    and a little child shall lead them.
    [7] The cow and the bear shall feed;
    their young shall lie down together;
    and the lion shall eat straw like the ox.
    [8] The sucking child shall play over the hole of the asp,
    and the weaned child shall put his hand on the adders den.
    [9] They shall not hurt or destroy
    in all my holy mountain;
    for the earth shall be full of the knowledge of the Lord
    as the waters cover the sea.

    The Return of the Exiles
    -----------------------------------
    [10] In that day the root of Jesse shall stand as an ensign to the peoples; him shall the nations seek, and his dwellings shall be glorious.

    ****************************************************************************************** Commentary:

    11:1-9. This passage, which is regarded as the third Immanuel oracle, has two parts to it. The first (vv.1-5) announces that the shoot will spring from the stump of Jesse (David's father) at some future date. The second (vv. 6-9) de- scribes the good things associated with his reign, using imagery to do with messianic peace: creation will be restored to its state of original justice.

    The first part is a formal announcement of the accession of a new king in the line of David -- humble, because he comes from a tree that has been pruned yet has all the vitality of a tender shoot. It refers to a future king ("there shall come ...") and not the reigning monarch. The new king will be endowed with exceptional qualities that equip him to rule, thanks to the Holy Spirit who will descend upon him. The divine Spirit is an inner strength, a gift that God gives to key figures in salvation history to enable them to accomplish a difficult and dangerous mission -- Moses (cf. Num 11:17), the judges (cf. 3:10; 6:34) and David (1 Sam 16:13). The new descendant of David will rule over the people not in a heavy-handed way like the kings of the time, but with a charismatic dynamism that comes from God. Six gifts of the Spirit are mentioned, in pairs -- wisdom and understanding, referring to the skill and prudence that ensure that he will judge rightly; counsel and fortitude, the characteristics of an astute strategist like David; knowledge and the fear of the Lord, which have to do with the religious sphere, for the king must not forget that he is God's representative.

    The second part describes very beautifully the messianic peace that will flower with this new "shoot". It paints a panorama of the harmony that reigned at the dawn of creation, only to be broken by sin. Even among wild beasts violence will disappear. No longer will man in his pride desire to be "like God, knowing good and evil" (Gen 3:5); instead he will be filled with the divine gift of the "knowledge of the Lord" (v. 9). The "child", mentioned twice (vv. 6, 8), is not directly connected with the child-king of the oracle found in 9:6 or with the Immanuel (7:14); however, in the mind of the prophet they must have had many points of contact, given the reference to the child having a leadership role (v. 6).

    The image of the "shoot" from the royal line who will bring peace has been interpreted in Christian tradition as finding fulfillment in Jesus Christ. St Thomas Aquinas read this passage as referring to Christ, who brought about the restoration of mankind; he points out: "First, the birth of Christ the 'restorer', is spoken of (v. 1); then, his holiness (vv. 2-9) and his dignity (v. 10) are described" (Expositio Super lsaiam, 11). And Bl. John Paul II comments: "Alluding to the coming of a mysterious personage, which the New Testament revelation will identify with Jesus, Isaiah connects his person and mission with a particular action of the Spirit of God -- the Spirit of the Lord.

    "These are the words of the prophet: 'There shall come forth a shoot from the stump of Jesse, and a branch shall grow out of his roots. And "the Spirit of the Lord shall rest upon him," the spirit of wisdom and understanding, the spirit of counsel and might, the spirit of knowledge and the fear of the Lord. And his delight shall be the fear of the Lord' (Is 11:1-3). This text is important for the whole pneumatology of the Old Testament, because it constitutes a kind of bridge between the ancient biblical concept of 'spirit', understood primarily as a 'charismatic breath of wind', and the 'Spirit' as a person and as a gift, a gift for the person. The Messiah of the lineage of David ('from the stump of Jesse') is precisely that person upon whom the Spirit of the Lord 'shall rest.' It is obvious that in this case one cannot yet speak of a revelation of the Paraclete. However, with this veiled reference to the figure of the future Messiah there begins, so to speak, the path towards the full revelation of the Holy Spirit in the unity of the Trinitarian mystery, a mystery which will finally be manifested in the New Covenant" (Dominum Et Vivificantem, 15).

    A Christian reading of these words finds in them a reference to the action of the Holy Spirit in souls; the "spirits" that repose in the Messiah; are stable "gifts" through which the Holy Spirit acts. There are six of these gifts, according to the Hebrew text (which the New Vulgate and the RSV follow). The Greek translation of the Septuagint and the Vulgate divide the gift of fear into two -- piety and fear of the Lord. That is why catechesis and theology speak of there being seven gifts: "The seven 'gifts' of the Holy Spirit are wisdom, understanding, counsel, fortitude, knowledge, piety and fear of the Lord. They belong in their fullness to Christ, Son of David (cf. Is 11:1-2). They complete and perfect the virtues of those who receive them. They make the faithful do- cile in readily obeying divine inspirations" (Catechism of the Catholic Church, 1831).

  • BREAKING: Arizona State Rep Issues Call to Withhold State’s Electoral College Votes to Joe Biden Due to Significant Evidence of Fraud

    12/01/2020 6:21:25 AM PST · 46 of 55
    fidelis to Joined2Justify
    "Thanks for the links
    Took less than 20 seconds to copy past and mail out."

  • Giuliani slams Arizona Governor Ducey

    11/30/2020 10:09:34 PM PST · 7 of 8
    fidelis to Nateman
    Turncoat Arizona Governor Doug Ducey bumping elbows with Trump-hating Democrat Secretary of State Katie Hobbes earlier today when they met to certify Arizona's fraudulent vote even as there was a legislative hearing to investigate the fraud and a citizen rally against the fraud going on. This despite Ducey's statement two weeks ago he would not accept the results of the election until all the lawsuits had run their course.

  • VIDEOS: Massive Crowd Of Patriots Gathers In Arizona For Stop The Steal Rally

    11/30/2020 8:24:19 PM PST · 22 of 30
    fidelis to princess leah
    "....I saw at least 2 guys open carry and it was all peaceful!"

    I saw at least a dozen, and we're not talking handguns either. That's why all of our patriot rallies here in Arizona are peaceful. The BLM and Antifa are put on notice: Don't start none, and there won't be none.

  • VIDEOS: Massive Crowd Of Patriots Gathers In Arizona For Stop The Steal Rally

    11/30/2020 8:15:02 PM PST · 19 of 30
    fidelis to Golden Eagle

  • VIDEOS: Massive Crowd Of Patriots Gathers In Arizona For Stop The Steal Rally

    11/30/2020 8:05:48 PM PST · 16 of 30
    fidelis to EinNYC
    "Yeah, but didn’t the corrupt AZ government just certify the fraudulent vote anyway?

    This isn't over and we ain't in no way tired. We have a lot of pissed off people in Arizona and we aren't quitters.

  • VIDEOS: Massive Crowd Of Patriots Gathers In Arizona For Stop The Steal Rally

    11/30/2020 8:01:00 PM PST · 12 of 30
    fidelis to Golden Eagle

    The wife and I were there, of course, and there was a lot of energy in the crowd. Sorry I missed Michelle Malkin’s speech though!

  • BREAKING: Arizona State Rep Issues Call to Withhold State’s Electoral College Votes to Joe Biden Due to Significant Evidence of Fraud

    11/30/2020 6:02:38 PM PST · 26 of 55
    fidelis to Does so
  • Mystery monolith identical to one which disappeared in US desert reappears in Europe

    11/30/2020 5:20:52 PM PST · 13 of 38
    fidelis to Beowulf9

    So, now what? Is this like a new geocache game where we all start looking for monoliths?

  • BREAKING: Arizona State Rep Issues Call to Withhold State’s Electoral College Votes to Joe Biden Due to Significant Evidence of Fraud

    11/30/2020 5:11:10 PM PST · 18 of 55
    fidelis to White Lives Matter
    I found this on another group page. It has the email addresses of all AZ senate and House to do a group email instead of filling out each form. Please Share:

    PATRIOTS, TAKE ACTION NOW FOR ARIZONA!!

    Email the Arizona legislature NOW. You don't need to live in Arizona to email them...What they do affects every citizen in America.

    The reason Pennsylvania legislature held the hearing was due to thousands of phone calls received asking them to take action.

    On Monday, Arizona is going to decide whether the legislature should have hearings to choose the slate of electors. Constitutionally they can do this when there is a failed election based on fraud and interference.

    1: Copy each email address into the BCC section of the email.
    2: Enter Email Subject (Please support an Article II Remedy)
    3: Compose your email

    Dear Legislator,
    We the people have the right to a fair and true election. Due to evidence of fraud, this election has failed. When this occurs, the legislature has the authority and responsibility to choose the slate of electors. As a voter and as an American citizen, I am asking you to do your duty for those that you represent. Please consider approving hearings to remedy the election and allow the legislatures to pick the state's electors.
    Thank you,
    (Your name)

    4: Send!

    Below you will find the contact information for Arizona lawmakers.

    House
    spierce@azleg.gov;
    ncampbell@azleg.gov;
    lbiasiucci@azleg.gov;
    rcobb@azleg.gov;
    bthorpe@azleg.gov;
    wblackman@azleg.gov;
    dcook@azleg.gov;
    tshope@azleg.gov;
    broberts@azleg.gov;
    mfinchem@azleg.gov;
    trivero@azleg.gov;
    wpetersen@azleg.gov;
    josborne@azleg.gov;
    tdunn@azleg.gov;
    bnutt@azleg.gov;
    ggriffin@azleg.gov;
    jallen@azleg.gov;
    nbarto@azleg.gov;
    jfillmore@azleg.gov;
    ktownsend@azleg.gov;
    jweninger@azleg.gov;
    akern@azleg.gov;
    sbolick@azleg.gov;
    kpayne@azleg.gov;
    trivero@azleg.gov;
    btoma@azleg.gov;
    fcarroll@azleg.gov;
    jlawrence@azleg.gov;
    jkavanagh@azleg.gov;
    mudall@azleg.gov;
    rbowers@azleg.gov;

    Senate
    kfann@azleg.gov;
    sborrelli@azleg.gov;
    sallen@azleg.gov;
    fpratt@azleg.gov;
    vleach@azleg.gov;
    efarnsworth@azleg.gov;
    skerr@azleg.gov;
    dgowan@azleg.gov;
    hcarter@azleg.gov;
    dfarnsworth@azleg.gov;
    jmesnard@azleg.gov;
    pboyer@azleg.gov;
    rgray@azleg.gov;
    dlivingston@azleg.gov;
    mugenti-rita@azleg.gov;
    tpace@azleg.gov;
    kbrophymcgee@azleg.gov;

  • Profane Message Left After Mysterious Monolith In Utah Wilderness Disappears

    11/30/2020 1:06:47 PM PST · 46 of 48
    fidelis to HombreSecreto
    "Hey now, why not a Free Republic late night AM show? That would be cool!"

    That wouldn't work. The sidewalk pretty much gets rolled up here on FR at about 12:00 midnite eastern/9:00 pm Pacific/Mountain time. Past too many people's bedtimes I guess.

  • West Jordan (Utah) woman arrested Friday after police say she shot boy with arrow from rooftop

    11/30/2020 6:44:02 AM PST · 9 of 14
    fidelis to usurper
    "As is customary here I'm reserving judgment until I see a picture of the lady.

    You asked for it...

  • LIVE: Arizona State Legislature Holds Public Hearing on 2020 Election

    11/30/2020 6:40:05 AM PST · 12 of 211
    fidelis to AZJeep
    See you there. Every Arizona that can, needs to get off their lead-asses and be there.

    If you physically can't be there, be lifting up the rest of us in prayer.

    For the defeatists on this thread, please resume your fetal position and hush up.

  • Phoenix rally today 9-10:30 AM

    11/30/2020 6:33:06 AM PST · 3 of 5
    fidelis to AZJeep

    See you there. Everyone Arizonan that can, needs to get off their lead-asses and be there.