Saturday, October 17, 2015

Saturday: Cleaning house...

in this case it's my tabs.

I spend all week stuffing things in my tabs that I want to post and wow everyone with my brilliant commentary.

The brilliant hasn't happened.

First up:

Which state is crazier, California or Minnesota?  It's a toss up.

Government-Mandated Speech: Jerry Brown Signs Law Forcing Pro-Life Pregnancy Centers to Promote Abortion
( – Gov. Jerry Brown (D.-Calif.) signed a law on Friday mandating that all licensed pregnancy centers in the state “disseminate to clients” a message promoting public programs with “free or low-cost access” to abortion and contraceptive services.

The new law makes no exception for pro-life and faith-based crisis pregnancy centers. read the rest

Non-Citizens Will Now Vote in at Least One State
Governor Jerry Brown just sold out the American vote in California. He signed a new version of the Motor Voter Act that will register every eligible California citizen who acquires a driver’s license or renews a license at the Department of Motor Vehicles to vote.

This is after he made all illegal aliens eligible for diver's licenses. Eleven states allow illegal aliens to get driver's licenses.

In California, state officials “specifically chose not to make non-citizen license holders searchable in their DMV database,” said True the Vote spokesman Logan Churchwell, who called the newly signed bill “unprecedented.”

 The measure, Assembly Bill 1461, “will effectively change the form of governance in California from a Republic whose elected officials are determined by United States citizens and will guarantee that noncitizens will participate in all California elections going forward."  read the rest

As for Minnesota and it's duly elected certifiably cray-cray Governor speaking in St. Cloud about Muslim immigrants?

The people of Minnesota are so cowed that they think this is appropriate language for a Governor to use:
"Look around you. This is Minnesota," Dayton said. "Minnesota is not like it was 30, 50 years ago. But, this is Minnesota and you have every right to be here. And anybody who cannot accept your right to be here and this is Minnesota should find another state."
Dayton said he was aware of some of the racial issues happening in the St. Cloud area and urged participants to take a stand against what he described as "unacceptable, un-Minnesotan, illegal and immoral" behavior.
"If you are that intolerant, if you are that much of a racist or a bigot, then find another state. Find a state where the minority population is 1 percent or whatever. It's not that in Minnesota. It's not going to be again. It's not going to be that in St. Cloud, or Rochester or Worthington," Dayton said. source
Got that?  Typical "Social Justice Warrior" speak:  Question a bunch of Muslims being dumped in your town, sucking up taxpayer dollars, and complaining that the food bank doesn't stock halal food,  and you are a racist, a bigot, intolerant, and committing acts of immorality.

And then he tells you to leave.

I took him up on that offer when I was 17 and never looked back.

Refuge Resettlement Watch has a archive of St. Cloud articles HERE 

Archbishop Blase Cupich at The Catholic Synod on the Family...
ROME, October 16, 2015 (LifeSiteNews) -- Archbishop Blase Cupich of Chicago  — who is participating in the Synod of the Family at Pope Francis’ personal invitation —  said at a press scrum in the Vatican press office this afternoon that the conscience is "inviolable" and that he believes divorced and remarried couples could be permitted to receive the sacraments, if they have "come to a decision" to do so "in good conscience" - theological reasoning that he indicated in response to a follow-up question would also apply to gay couples.
Yep.  He really said that.  

 Joseph Sciambra, who left the "gay" lifestyle, and ministers to those who still suffer, had plenty to say about this.
Dear Archbishop Cupich, although you say that you regularly visit with “gay” and “lesbian” individuals, this is not true; there are no “gay” people; those you have met, are like my former self, the duped and the deceived; the still wounded adult survivors of childhood abuse and neglect (see:
And, yes, while we do need to get to know what their lives are like, however that can rarely happen by just “visiting” with them; for instance, can you truly understand the mind of a drug addict or alcoholic by merely speaking to them - while they are still in the throes of their addiction? No! Because, the picture they will present will be one of forced normality; a false front of happiness that is the only defense against the reality of our suffering.
For instance, when I was in the “gay” lifestyle, I was constantly in a state of drama: meeting and breaking up with someone; finding out that he cheated on me; going through the torturous charade of cheating on him to get revenge; coming down with an STD; getting bored with everything and everyone; always wanting to take sex to the next extreme; I was frantic and my body wasted; but, in the midst of this chaos and excess, I would always state that I was happy. Why? Because that was the only world I knew. And, I felt safe there. Therefore, if I had to lie in order to protect it - I would.  read the rest
I find it amazing that a whole bunch of Catholic prelates are sitting around in Rome discussing homosexuals, who already get way more than their share of attention. 

There is an agenda here, and our dumbed down populace is falling for it.  Don't be one of them. 

Listen up Catholics:

An excerpt from the Lepanto Institute:

Synod Fathers Discuss Homosexuality. What about Necrophilia and Bestiality?
[...]Mankind was created by God with two, and ONLY two genders. Male and female. These genders were created with the purpose of marriage. As such, homosexual acts and tendencies are completely contrary to the created order, so there is no such thing as a “homosexual person.”

The sin of sodomy is built around sexual temptation. One chooses to either engage in the act or to resist it. It’s that simple. To speak of “homosexual persons” is to reduce the individual to identity with sin and sinful tendencies. We may as well speak of “murderous persons,” or “cannibalistic persons,” “or pedophilic persons,” or “necrophilic persons” or “bestiphilic persons.”  Would it be appropriate for prelates of the Church to discuss whether or not men who notoriously engage in sexual activities with their pets should be integrated into the Catholic community, or if they should be permitted to receive Holy Communion with their abused pet in their arms?
[...] It bears remembering here that the Synod has absolutely no teaching or disciplinary authority whatsoever. The Synod Fathers could vote tomorrow to suggest that individuals approaching for Holy Communion must do so in their birthday suits. The Synod could vote to reaffirm 2,000 years of consistent teaching of the Church. Whatever the outcome, for good or ill, for right or wrong, the Synod just doesn’t have the ability to impose any change at all.

So, what’s the point? Why are these things even being discussed? The reason is a simple, but harsh reality. There are unscrupulous men in clerical garb who disbelieve the teachings of the Church and wish to change them. They know that the Synod will not have any authority to enact change, but just as many dissident cardinals, bishops and priests did after the second Vatican council, they intend to enact illicit changes after the Synod is over “in the Spirit” of the Synod. read it all
My advice to Catholics:

If your pastor talks about social justice, being pastoral,  or the spirit of Vatican II, find a new parish.

On Being Prepared

 Just a few weeks ago, South Carolina was pummeled with enough rain to cause flooding. due to hurricane Joaquin.  Hundreds of thousands of people were left without electricity and water.  Check out this picture of a woman who, according to the caption at Daily Mail, was walking through filthy flood water to the corner Quick Stop - or some such place.  I doubt there is anything in that store.

What's even more surprising is that the people who lived in the path of the hurricane had plenty of warning.  Prepping For A Hurricane: Are You Ready For Joaquin?

Don't wait for an emergency to prepare.  If you don't have enough resources stored in your home to sustain you for at least a week - preferably longer - you are placing yourself and your family in harm's way.  It's as simple as that.

How Modern Life Destroys Survival Instinct

Daisy Luther:

Our world today would seem magical to our ancestors. Our needs are met almost immediately; we have clean water at the turn of a knob, heat at the push of a button, and light with the flip of a switch.  Food is purchased in a box, ready to heat, and a person can prepare a meal in under 6 minutes using the microwave oven that’s a fixture in most modern kitchens.

Our world is clean, convenient, and loaded with abundant resources, things that took significant time and effort to produce in days gone by.

But all of this convenience comes at a high price, one we don’t even realize exists until a situation arises in which the ready answers aren’t there, the food is not available, and the dial on the thermostat no longer has any effect at all.

Modern life destroys survival instinct. Most folks just buy the answers to all of their problems and they have lost the ability to think. Self-reliance is an act of epic rebellion against the status quo.

My new obsession:

Chopped Salad

I guess this has been quite the rage for some time, but I don't get out often.  There's a gazillion "recipes" out there for how to create a big bowl of chopped up stuff.

You don't need a recipe.  Really.

Here's how to do it at home.

Get a whole bunch of stuff you like to eat.

For me it's been:
  • radishes
  • onions
  • shredded carrots
  • black olives
  • kidney beans
  • peas
  • brocolli
  • cauliflower
  • zucchini 
  • asparagus
  • kale 
  • feta or blue cheese
  • spices of choice 
  • lettuce of choice
I chop it all up in fairly small pieces (except for the lettuce) and throw it in a big bowl.  Hubby calls it "pre-masticated."  Ewwwwwwww.

Then I take my greens and either tear or chop them up in small pieces and add them to the bowl.

Grab two spoons and toss it all up.

Everyone serves themselves and adds a dash of dressing.  Toss again.

Here's what I've discovered:
  • You need very little dressing when the ingredients are chopped
  • Most people eat way more raw veggies when prepared like this
Feel free to add anything you want. Pepperoni? Tuna?  Shrimp?  Hard cooked eggs? Why not?  Use your imagination.

I make enough for at least two days.  It's great in the morning topped off with a couple of poached or soft boiled eggs.


lettuce knife
If you're going to "chop" your lettuce, do not use a regular knife.  Use a  lettuce knife  or any leftovers will turn slimy and black.  I once bought a large bag of six heads of romaine lettuce at Costco.  In the interest of saving time, I washed, spun dry, and chopped all the lettuce.  Very efficient, right?  Next day, I threw it all in the compost pile.

I use the OXO SoftWorks Salad Spinner.  I think it's the best out there, and it's saved me a ton of money by getting my greens really dry so they last.

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