By John Lillpop:
Much ado has been made of John Boehner’s long overdue exit from the US House, and rightly so. After all, Boehner has cast an unseemly blight over the Republican Party since the Speaker’s gavel was entrusted to his unsteady hands and care several years ago.
In a final poke in the eyes of real conservatives, Boehner dedicated his last days in office to “Cleaning the barn,” although his final surrender to the reckless tyranny of Barack Obama vis-à-vis the two year budget “deal” is actually a proliferation of deadly waste, with precious little cleaning obvious!
As such, Boehner’s “Barn cleaning” is all too much like the much-ballyhooed “Draining the swamp” farce boasted of by former Speaker Nancy Pelosi who, rather than reducing corruption, actually managed to flood the House with a tsunami of immoral, criminally-culpable Democrats, from which came a devastating legacy of political lawlessness that continues to haunt America to this day.
Of course Boehner’s promise was doomed to fail at the outset, even if his intentions had been honorable, given the fact that dealing with the political morass in Washington D.C. would necessarily require that Mitch McConnell also be removed from the US Senate, an act that Boehner could not unilaterally manage, regardless of how nasty the mess in the senior chamber.
Thus, we say farewell to the teary-eyed former Speaker and tormentor of conservative patriots, as he goes home to Ohio.
And we send our condolences to the good people of Ohio whom surely deserve better!
Posted by John W Lillpop at 7:08 AM
By John W. Lillpop
During the Pope’s historic visit to America last month, President Obama embarrassed himself, the nation, and faithful Christians all over the world with a childish stunt whereby a transvestite, a pro-choice nun, and a gay bishop, were assigned to a welcoming committee that greeted His Holiness on the lawn of the White House.
The designation of three Catholics whose lifestyles are in direct conflict with Catholic teachings advocated by the Pope was no doubt considered the “Right thing to do,” by Obama whose blind spot when it comes to religions (other than Islam) is increasingly inappropriate.
No doubt Obama was seeking to send a strong message to the Pope; however, that strategy appears to have failed, along with most of Obama’s other recent attempts to influence powerful leaders throughout the world.
Evidence that Obama’s advocacy of alternative lifestyles failed to sway Catholic dogma is borne out by the fact that the Church has “fired” a Polish priest for announcing that he is gay and calling for changes in church teachings with regard to homosexuals.
As reported at the reference:
“VATICAN CITY - The Vatican on Saturday dismissed a Polish priest from his Holy See job after he came out as gay and called for changes in Catholic teachings against homosexual activity on the eve of a major Church meeting on the family.
Monsignor Krzysztof Charamsa, a theologian, had worked at the Congregation of the Doctrine of the Faith, the Vatican's doctrinal arm, since 2003, and taught theology at pontifical universities in Rome, which have also dismissed him.
Charamsa, 43, told Italy's Corriere della Sera newspaper and Polish media that he was gay and had a partner. The Church teaches that homosexuality is not a sin but homosexual activity is, and priests, whether heterosexual or gay, take vows of celibacy.
Charasma followed up his media interviews with a packed news conference with his partner and gay activists at a Rome restaurant. They had planned a demonstration in front of the Vatican but changed the venue several hours before it was due to have started.
The Vatican said the dismissal had nothing to do with Charasma's reflections on his personal life, which it said "merit respect".
But it said his interviews and the planned demonstration was "grave and irresponsible" given their timing on the eve of a synod of bishops who will discuss family issues, including the Church's position on gays.
The Vatican said his actions were aimed at subjecting the synod, which Pope Francis opens on Sunday, to "undue media pressure". He presided at prayer vigil for the synod on Saturday night before tens of thousands of people in St Peter's Square.”
Once again, Barack Obama’s vicious war on Christian values results in utter failure!
Posted by John W Lillpop at 9:40 AM