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Tag Archives: The First Gay President
One of these days horrible things will start happening because of the blurring of sex and the because of the sick and twisted “gender” re-engineering that is going. We are hurtling toward the brink. From CNA: Could it soon be … Read More
The other day I heard that for the State of the Union Address in POTUS’s area of the gallery there was to be an empty seat to honor victims of gun violence (which I assume also means gang-bangers who shot … Read More
Lies and black legends are constantly retold about both the Crusades and the Inquisition. Recently, the First Gay President – in a spectacular display of tactless disregard for both truth and audience – chose to trot them out during the … Read More
Finally! strategy to defeat ISIS terrorists! Fearsome Twitter messages, fatally ironic Instagram photos!
Meanwhile, from The People’s Cube, we have a solution to the problem of ISIS! I hope the President is taking notes. ISIL to be Defeated by Twitter and Instagram Bombardment Dear Comrades, Comrade Vice President Joseph Biden has announced that … Read More
From Breitbart: RAINBOW FLAG FLIES OVER U.S. EMBASSY IN MADRID The Obama administration seems to have forgotten the International Day of the Family last week that was celebrated at the UN and around the world May 15. Yet the administration … Read More
You may have heard that Pres. Obama met with Pope Francis today. Some people are asking me to comment on this historic event, which liberals will surely say is the first time a Pope smiled at an American President. Popes … Read More
This from WSJ: President Says ObamaCare Volunteers Doing ‘God’s Work’ [?!?] Barack Obama speaks to his old campaign comrades [That’s the right word.] at Organizing for Action. HOLY OBAMACARE Last night in Washington President Obama addressed the national meeting of Organizing … Read More
The President’s State of the Union address is tonight. People are musing about what the President will say or ought to say. As I see it… What the President ought to say: “Mr. Speaker, Mr. Vice-President, Members of Congress, the … Read More
For all you supports of The First Gay President’s administration and for all of those Catholic entities out there who have bought into Common Core, from Breitbart: NEW YORK COMMON CORE WEBSITE SENT STUDENTS TO SEX QUIZ PAGE *The following … Read More
I think this is despicable. It also shows what is happening under the godless Obama Administration… who did not go to Church on Christmas, even though last week he (hypocritically?) said we should remember the religious dimension of Christmas. BAH! … Read More
From Human Events: […] Maybe it was about time to get the Army involved in the War On Christmas – a long march through every corner of American life by the anti-religious, collectivist Left, designed to scour this prime patch … Read More
As you have probably heard, The First Gay President, who also brought you the “AFFORDABLE” Care Act’s HHS mandate, is going to close the embassy of these USA to the Holy See. I didn’t really care much about this story … Read More
He sure can pick ’em. From LifeSite: Gay teen activist honored by Obama charged with sex crimes against a 14-yr-old boy PHOENIX, November 20, 2013 (LifeSiteNews.com) – An openly homosexual teenager, who was given a position as an “adviser” to … Read More
From Citizen Link: Military Chaplains Sue Over Harassment, Attack on Christian Faith by Bethany Monk Those who serve our country often greet reveilles before the sunrise. They don the uniform. They represent our country, and they continue to make sacrifice … Read More
I have been watching in a distracted way the live stream of the annual USCCB blah blah and occasionally checking the liberal reactions: rather like tossing a bad of treats into a dog park. In any event, someone sent me … Read More
The First Gay President wants to make our Marines wear girly hats. From the NYPOST: Obama wants Marines to wear ‘girly’ hats By Jeane MacIntoshOctober A change to the Marine Corps’ uniform hats could take the hard-nosed Leathernecks from the … Read More
I have been writing for a long time now that the next step in the homosexualist agenda is to eliminate the “age of consent” limit. They approach their goals through creeping (and creepy) incrementalism. They will eventually rehabilitate even … Read More
I already posted about this HERE but we need to keep it in front of our eyes. From Todd Starnes at FNC. Catholic priests in military face arrest for celebrating Mass By Todd Starnes The U.S. military has furloughed as many … Read More
During the Obama Shutdown, Catholic military chaplains who say Mass, marry, bury or baptize face arrest. From Catholic Vote: MILITARY PRIESTS FACE ARREST FOR CELEBRATING MASS IN DEFIANCE OF SHUTDOWN Our government is out of control. First, it was the … Read More