Category Archives: Liberals/Democrats/Left

EPA celebrates Earth Day by jetting across America, spewing C2O

Today is Earth Day, the highest holiest day of Gaia-worshiping Greenies.

In honor of Earth Day, Obama’s Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is sending its administrator high priestess, Gina McCarthy, on a week-long 5-city tour to preach to the benighted, which will burn up more carbon and cause more pollution than you or I could ever generate in a year.

Gina McCarthy

Fox News reports, April 22, 2014, that the EPA announced that McCarthy would visit New York, Boston, Cleveland, Atlanta and Memphis to “participate in various events to…focus on responsible steps to cut carbon pollution to slow the effects of climate change.” Her tour began yesterday with a visit to Jon Stewart on “The Daily Show,” where McCarthy touted Obama’s climate action plan. McCarthy will end her tour on Friday with a visit to sustainable energy projects in Tennessee.

But the national nonprofit environmental group Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER) says the greenhouse gases generated by McCarthy’s five-city tour will “far exceed” any concrete action on climate change from her travels.

In a news release, “EPA’s Clueless Earth Day Celebration,PEER states:

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s idea to jet its Administrator on a multi-city Earth Day-themed tour to “ask Americans to act on climate change through simple actions to reduce carbon pollution in their daily lives” is unclear on the concept. The greenhouse gases generated by Ms. McCarthy and her entourage will far exceed any concrete climate action from their travels….

Air travel, however, is one of the most carbon-intensive activities. A cross-country plane trip can create a warming effect equivalent to 2 or 3 tons of carbon dioxide per person. [...]

“Frenetically jetting around the country appears to undercut EPA’s message to ordinary Americans that they should conserve, consume less and reduce transportation pollution,” stated PEER Executive Director Jeff Ruch, noting that as Administrator, McCarthy is a frequent air traveler and has been criticized for commuting weekly back to her home in Boston. “Hasn’t EPA heard of Skype?”

Some events on McCarthy’s itinerary have a somewhat tenuous tie-in to promoting climate action. For example this Tuesday, Administrator McCarthy and Energy Secretary Moniz will throw out the ceremonial first pitch at the Red Sox vs. Yankees baseball game at Boston’s Fenway Park.

“EPA touts this tour as meaningful but this agency’s effectiveness in public education is not measurable. While Ms. McCarthy is an engaging individual she is hardly a charismatic figure whose mere presence galvanizes public action,” Ruch added, suggested that top EPA officials could convey a more powerful message by practicing the conservation measures they are preaching.

The Daily Caller points out that Gina McCarthy’s weekly flights to and from her Boston home emit 7.5 tons to 9.4 tons of carbon dioxide per year — nearly equivalent to the yearly carbon emissions of the average non-flying American. Note that the 9.4 tons of carbon dioxide emissions are just from her weekly commute to and back from Boston, which means McCarthy’s total carbon dioxide emissions would be much more than those of the average American to whom she pontificates.

Liberalism

See also how the green hypocrites of the Sierra Club’s board of directors drive around in gas-guzzling luxury Jaguars and SUVs.

~Eowyn

“Monster” Michelle Obama terrorizes White House staff

National EnquirerThe latest Enquirer cover story on the warring Obamas

For months now, The National Enquirer has been reporting on Mooch’s rages and tirades, mainly directed against “her” husband but also against staffers in the White House. Her abuse and bullying have earned her the nickname of “Monster Michelle” from the staff.

I hesitated posting them because the Enquirer is a supermarket tabloid, although it must be pointed out that the Enquirer was nominated for a Pulitzer for its ACCURATE reporting on former U.S. senator and Democrat vice-presidential candidate John Edwards’ adultery and “love child” — news that the Enquirer alone doggedly pursued, when the non-tabloid “serious” media all refused to do their job.

Now, Mooch’s behavior is no longer just the stuff of supermarket tabloids. A White House insider has come forward with his personal testimony.

Reid Cherlin

He is former White House assistant press secretary Reid Cherlin.

In an article for the New Republic of March 24, 2014, titled “The Worst Wing: How the East Wing shrank Michelle Obama,” Cherlin describes the First Lady of the United States of America as a demanding perfectionist who doesn’t make clear what her standards are and who is as likely to upbraid her staff for putting out the wrong skirt for her to wear as for a serious policy error. All of which makes the White House a high-stress “miserable place to work.”

Cherlin’s account is all the more credible because he admires Mooch, describing her as “galvanizing”; possessed of “rare political gifts” of “charisma” and “truth-telling power”; “an accomplished lawyer with policy smarts”; and “an electrifying speaker, able to translate her husband’s lofty agenda into a grounded, commonsense morality.”

Here are excerpts from Cherlin’s article:

[W]hat Mrs. Obama’s hyper-motivated, highly accomplished staffers would never publicly admit—is that the first lady’s office can be a confining, frustrating, even miserable place to work. Jealousy and discontentment have festered, as courtiers squabble over the allocation of responsibility and access to Mrs. Obama, both of which can be aggravatingly scarce. Fueling these sentiments, according to former East Wing insiders, is the exacting but often ambivalent leadership style of the first lady herself. [...]

Mrs. Obama made it clear to her staff that—endless compulsory East Room receptions aside—her time was a valuable asset and requests to use it would have to meet an exceptionally high bar. Every event should focus on a concrete, achievable goal, like announcing a new corporate partnership. She would only be available for official duties two or three days a week; the remainder would be devoted to family responsibilities. One ex-employee observed, diplomatically, “It would take a really creative staffer to work within that environment and be successful.”

For one thing, the imperative to guarantee results could be paralyzing. “That was the pressure on us,” one ex-aide told me. “‘Don’t do it if it’s not going to be perfect.’” Staff knew that every event should produce positive coverage, and that all the angles had to be exhaustively researched and gamed out (not easy with a team of less than 30). But it was never completely clear what the standard of perfection should be. “There’s no barometer: The first lady having the wrong pencil skirt on Monday is just as big of a fuck-up as someone speaking on the record when they didn’t mean to or a policy initiative that completely failed,” says another former aide. “It just made you super anxious.” Another past employee described a common feeling of “how can we be the caliber that we’re expected to be with no attention and no resources and being an afterthought? And all that can make for sparks. Friction.”

Former staffers describe a high-stress, high-stakes workplace, in which Mrs. Obama scrutinized the smallest facets of her schedule. Aides in both wings of the White House say she insists on planning every move months in advance and finalizing speeches weeks ahead of time—a rigidity nearly unheard of in today’s chaotic political environment. [...]

All of this led to a culture of harsh internal judgment. Invitations to meetings with the first lady, in her office above the Jackie Kennedy Garden, became a vital status symbol, a way for staffers to measure their worth. “Every meeting was like an identity crisis, whether you got invited or not,” one former East Winger told me. Casual face-time with Mrs. Obama was coveted as a badge of insiderdom. “Everyone sort of stands at attention in a different way, or they try to make the joke, or they try to be the one noticed, or they try to get the smile,” says a former employee. “And that’s in part a yearning for acknowledgment that you’re part of this, something bigger, and that she knows who you are.” Another former employee put it more bluntly: “They don’t want to work for her; they want to be friends with her.”

Few have succeeded. Mrs. Obama has consistently shown a strong preference to be surrounded by aides with whom she has long-standing ties. “She’s the kind of person who, if you know her a long time, you get to the point with her where you’re loved,” says a former White House staffer, “but it’s really hard at first.” Within months of taking office, Mrs. Obama replaced her first chief-of-staff, Jackie Norris—who had overseen the campaign’s stellar Iowa operation—with an old friend, Susan Sher. When Sher returned to Chicago at the end of 2010, Tina Tchen, another Chicago lawyer who’d been working in the White House Office of Public Engagement, settled into the chief-of-staff job. Former employees say that Sher and Tchen both emphasized competence and conflict-avoidance over grand vision. Most important, both were comfortable taking orders from Valerie Jarrett, the first lady’s self-appointed enforcer and avatar. Let’s Move! saw its first two directors wash out—one a veteran political organizer and the next a pediatrician—to be replaced in 2013 by Sam Kass, the Obamas’ longtime chef and garden-master. [...]

the president’s advisers had long been suspicious of the seriousness of Mrs. Obama’s operation. [...] [The goal of] an initiative on education equality to the first lady’s agenda [...] is to encourage more young people, especially those from underserved populations, to achieve a college education. It’s a cause that Mrs. Obama is clearly passionate about and one that harnesses the power of her own life story. And yet insiders say that the program has so far fallen short of one of the strategic plan’s key recommendations—that it be supported with substance, like proposals for legislation or policy changes among higher-ed institutions. [...]

First Lady of SnotFor all the perfection that Mooch exacts from her staff, she managed to drip snot from her nose for a good 7-10 minutes when she gave a speech at the National Governors Association Meeting in the White House on February 28, 2011. (For the video of snot dripping from her nose, see “First Lady of Snot.”)

Her staff must be too frightened to let her know, and too bullied to pass her a tissue.

~Eowyn

Boston Bombing. The Case Of The Missing Pinky.

Ok troops so they run this race today, and all is well. Nothing goes BOOM!. Now let’s go back to last year and let us follow up on Dr. Eowyn’s post of this morning HERE. 

She mentions that bombing victim Jeff Bauman ( Wheelchair dude) looks so much like former U.S. Army officer Lt. Nick Vogt who lost his legs in the Afghan war. B1

(So let’s see if we can sort this out. I poked around and found this great page where this guy has done some amazing work,)

OK I’ll be referring to 2 Jeff Bauman’s.

1. The “Jeff Bauman” in those famous news photos at the scene of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing with his bloody legs reduced to stumps, supposedly “blown off” by the bomb explosion. Let’s call him Marathon Jeff.
2. The “Jeff Bauman” supposedly “in recovery” in the hospital, and the recipient of charity donations. Let’s call him Donation Jeff.

(My comments are in purple Rest is taken from site)

http://educate-yourself.org/cn/bostonbombingdidyouthink20apr13.shtml

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[Note from Ken Adachi: I cropped the head of the Army amputee shown above. Is "Jeff Bauman" the same individual seen in each head crop photo shown? Note the matching ascending hairline on the right side of the face between Lt. Nick Vogt and the Boston Marathon wheelchair guy

Lt. Nick Vogt

Lt. Nick Vogt

Jeff Bauman in hospital

Jeff Bauman in hospital

  Jeff Bauman in wheel chair 1

Jeff Bauman in wheel chair 1

 Lt. Nick Vogt, "Wounded Warrior"

Lt. Nick Vogt, “Wounded Warrior”

OK, now go to link , and there are like 5 other groups of side by sides. Ear, hair, mustache, etc.      Just too many to post here. And they do a very good job with explanations. Not being lazy, it’s just that I can’t get the pic’s to lay side by side for good comparison.   Don’t forget to come back.  LOL Or scroll down for the “Home Run” shot first.

   http://educate-yourself.org/cn/bostonbombingdidyouthink20apr13.shtml

Smoking Gun!!

(Now this is new to me and a home run)

 The Missing Left Hand Pinky Finger of the April 15 “Jeff Bauman” (and Lt. Nick Vogt) versus the Left Hand of “Donations Jeff Bauman”

The most damning evidence proving that the Boston Marathon “Jeff Bauman” and the “Donations Jeff Bauman” are two different people is the absence of the left hand pinky finger discovered in one video frame capture posted at http://imgur.com/a/9MPLT/noscript and identified as “V7px8wa.” On April 27, 2013, I posted an enlarged photo of this incriminatinmg video frame capture as well as cropped enlargements of the left hand of Boston Marathon “Jeff Bauman”
Breakthrough Photo Enlargement: … (April 27, 2013)

http://educate-yourself.org/cn/breakthroughphotobaumanvogtriddle27apr13.shtml

You can see the original video frame capture at the above link, but I’ll reproduce the enlarged left hand crop here, along with photos of Lt. Nick Vogt’s missing left hand pinky finger, and the very much intact left hand fingers of our valiant hero/bombing survivor ‘Donations Jeff.’

No Pinky.

No Pinky.

OK, wanna see that up close?

OK, wanna see that up close?

We got a pinky

We got a pinky

Umm, anyone see my pinky?

Umm, anyone see my pinky?

“Jeff Bauman” is shown positioned on the ground in front of a black woman who is wearing a white T-shirt under her red coat. You can see “Jeff’s” left hand is clearly missing his pinky finger (seen against the white background of the woman’s T-shirt). Coincidentially, Army Lt. Nick Vogt, who bears a remarkable and uncannmy resemblence to the “Jeff Bauman” seen here, also has a missing pinky finger from his left hand.

Since the “Jeff Bauman” photographed in the hospital and shown in many photographs on the Jeff Bauman Donation web site, is seen to possess all of the fingers on his left hand, I think we can safely conclude that the guy seen in these photos of the April 15, 2013 Boston Marathon bombing scene, is not the same guy who has already collected over $724 thousand dollars in donations and postures himself as being the person seen in these photos.

Hey! They magically reattached my pinky. Wink wink, nudge nudge.

Hey! They magically reattached my pinky. Wink wink, nudge nudge.

~Steve~                              More to come..

H/T

http://educate-yourself.org/cn/breakthroughphotobaumanvogtriddle27apr13.shtml

 

When Obama is your co-pilot . . .

A picture is worth a thousand words. LOL

Obamabot

H/t FOTM’s Miss May

~Eowyn

Woman who supports killing babies washes feet of lawbreaker

Pelosi

“To honor the dignity and work of [illegal] immigrants,” the Catholic heretic, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-SF), helps Bishop Marc Andrus in the traditional foot-washing ceremony by pouring water on the feet of Yamile Cruz, 10, at Saint John the Evangelist Episcopal Church in San Francisco.

Pelosi used the occasion to propagandize about HR15 – the bipartisan immigration “reform” bill that she claims would “reduce the deficit by nearly $1 trillion, secure our borders, unite our families, protect our workers and provide an earned pathway to citizenship.”

One of the richest members of Congress, the pro-abort Pelosi has a net worth estimated to be $100 million.

The Magisterium of the Roman Catholic Church identifies abortion (and the support of abortion) to be an “intrinsic (i.e., unnegotiable) evil” and mortal sin. Shame on you, Bishop Andrus, for allowing this heretic to mock Christ and the Church by continuing to receive the sacred sacrament of the Eucharist.

~Eowyn

Obama’s IRS plotted to imprison conservatives

While it is proper for the federal government to use the judicial system to go after tax cheats, it is ENTIRELY improper for the government to SELECTIVELY go after suspected tax cheats on a partisan basis.

That is what Obama and his IRS are doing, which the nonpartisan citizen watchdog group Judicial Watch has discovered from emails of former IRS official Lois Lerner, but only after filing repeated Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuits.

Those emails also show that:

  • Lois Lerner knew full well the IRS was — and still is — targeting conservative groups, esp. Tea Party groups, for extra scrutiny.
  • Lerner knew full well that singling out conservative groups for prosecution is not lawful or in her euphemistic words, “not realistic under current law.”
  • Lerner was scapegoating when she blamed the targeting of conservative groups on “low level” IRS workers in Cincinnati.
  • Not only is the IRS complicit, Eric Holder’s Department of (in)Justice is also complicit, because Lerner was plotting with DOJ on how to prosecute conservative groups for alleged tax violation.

~Eowyn

Eye of ObamaJW Obtains IRS Documents Showing Lerner in Contact With DOJ about Potential Prosecution of Tax-Exempt Groups

APRIL 16, 2014

May 9, 2013, email reveals IRS plans to meet with Department of Justice over whether to prosecute groups that “lied” about plans for political activity 

(Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch today released a new batch of internal IRS documents revealing that former IRS official Lois Lerner communicated with the Department of Justice (DOJ) about whether it was possible to criminally prosecute certain tax-exempt entities. The documents were obtained as a result of an October 2013 Judicial Watch Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit filed against the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) after the agency refused to respond to four FOIA requests dating back to May 2013.

Lois Lerner

Lois Lerner

The newly released IRS documents contain an email exchange between Lerner and Nikole C. Flax, then-Chief of Staff to then-Acting IRS Commissioner Steven T. Miller discussing plans to work with the DOJ  to prosecute nonprofit groups that “lied” (Lerner’s quotation marks) about political activities. The exchange includes the following:

I got a call today from Richard Pilger Director Elections Crimes Branch at DOJ … He wanted to know who at IRS the DOJ folk s [sic] could talk to about Sen. Whitehouse idea at the hearing that DOJ could piece together false statement cases about applicants who “lied” on their 1024s –saying they weren’t planning on doing political activity, and then turning around and making large visible political expenditures. DOJ is feeling like it needs to respond, but want to talk to the right folks at IRS to see whether there are impediments from our side and what, if any damage this might do to IRS programs.

I told him that sounded like we might need several folks from IRS…

I think we should do it – also need to include CI [Criminal Investigation Division], which we can help coordinate. Also, we need to reach out to FEC. Does it make sense to consider including them in this or keep it separate?

Lerner then “handed off” scheduling the issue to Senior Technical Adviser, Attorney Nancy Marks, who was then supposed to set up the meeting with the DOJ.  Lerner also decided that it would be DOJ’s decision as to whether representatives from the Federal Election Commission would attend.

Democratic Rhode Island Senator Sheldon Whitehouse had held a hearing on April 9 during which, “in questioning the witnesses from DOJ and IRS, Whitehouse asked why they have not prosecuted 501(c)(4) groups that have seemingly made false statements about their political activities.”  Lerner described the impetus for this hearing in a March 27, 2013, email to top IRS staff:

As I mentioned yesterday — there are several groups of folks from the FEC world that are pushing tax fraud prosecution for c4s who report they are not conducting political activity when they are (or these folks think they are). One is my ex-boss Larry Noble (former General Counsel at the FEC), who is now president of Americans for Campaign Reform. This is their latest push to shut these down. One IRS prosecution would make an impact and they wouldn’t feel so comfortable doing the stuff.

So, don’t be fooled about how this is being articulated – it is ALL about 501(c)(4) orgs and political activity

But in an email sent a few minutes earlier, Lerner acknowledged prosecutions would evidently be at odds with the law:

Whether there was a false statement or fraud regarding an [sic] description of an alleged political expenditure that doesn’t say vote for or vote against is not realistic under current law. Everyone is looking for a magic bullet or scapegoat — there isn’t one. The law in this area is just hard.

The documents also include email exchanges showing that before Lerner’s May 10, 2013, speech to the American Bar Association blaming “low-level” employees in Cincinnati for targeting tax-exempt organizations, the IRS Exempt Organizations division was scrambling to defuse the emerging targeting scandal:

  • May 1, 2013: After receiving an email from an assistant showing that 501(c)(4) applications had increased from 1591 in 2010 to 3398 in 2012 , Lerner wrote back, “Looks to me like 2010-2012 doubled too. Oh well – thanks.”
  • May 2, 2013: Discussing an upcoming conference call with approximately 100 congressional staffers on May 22, Lerner cautions aides, “Need to be careful not to mention sequester/furlough unless asked although can allude to budget and resources restraints.”
  • May 2, 2013: In response to an email reminding her about the upcoming conference call with congressional staffers, Lerner responded, “Arrgh – I just saw it. Sharon [White] could skate, but Cindy [Thomas] is the person who could answer that stuff. We need to give them some type of language in the event that type of question comes up” [apparently in reference to earlier email referencing “sensitive issues”].

The new documents obtained by Judicial Watch also include emails exchanged after Lerner’s May 10 ABA speech:

  • May 10, 2013: In an email to an aide responding to a request for information from a Washington Post reporter, Lerner admits that she “can’t confirm that there was anyone on the other side of the political spectrum” who had been targeted by the IRS. She then adds that “The one with the names used were only know [sic] because they have been very loud in the press.”
  • May 15, 2013: In an email from an aide to Lerner, the aide specifically mentions “Tea Party Organizations, the “Tea Party movement,” and “Tea Party Patriots” as organizations targeted by the IRS.

The Judicial Watch FOIA requests came on the heels of an explosive May 14, 2013, Treasury Inspector General report revealing that the IRS had singled out groups with conservative-sounding terms such as “patriot” and “Tea Party” in their titles when applying for tax-exempt status. The IG probe determined that “Early in Calendar Year 2010, the IRS began using inappropriate criteria to identify organizations applying for tax-exempt status to (e.g., lists of past and future donors).” According to the report, the illegal IRS reviews continued for more than 18 months and “delayed processing of targeted groups’ applications” preparing for the 2012 presidential election.

Lerner, who headed the IRS division that handles applications for tax-exempt status, refused to testify at a May 2013 hearing before Rep. Darrell Issa’s (R-CA) House Oversight Committee, demanding immunity concerning her role in the targeting scandal. Lerner retired from the IRS with full benefits on September 23 after an internal investigation found she was guilty of “neglect of duties” and was going to call for her ouster, according to news reports. On April 9, 2014, the Ways and Means Committee referred Lois Lerner to the DOJ for criminal prosecution. On April 10, 2014, the House Oversight Committee voted to hold Lerner in contempt of Congress.

“These new emails show that the day before she broke the news of the IRS scandal, Lois Lerner was talking to a top Obama Justice Department official about whether the DOJ could prosecute the very same organizations that the IRS had already improperly targeted,” said Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton. “The IRS emails show Eric Holder’s Department of Justice is now implicated and conflicted in the IRS scandal.  No wonder we had to sue in federal court to get these documents.”

Remembering His Passion

Good Friday, April 18, 2014.

Though strong as an ox, my erstwhile friend, the faux socialist Stephanie, is allergic to work. She would take a temporary job and, when it ends, apply for unemployment benefits. When the benefits run out, she’ll go find another temp job. And so on…. She diagnosed herself as bipolar and got her therapist to sign her off as “depressive.” No doubt, she now collects Social Security Disability.

Though raised a Christian, Stephanie is a goddess cultist, wiccan witch, and rabidly anti-Christian. In a fit of self-pity, the perfectly healthy Stephanie once blurted to me: “Don’t tell me how Jesus had suffered. I’ve suffered more than Jesus!”

Blasphemy

This post, “Remembering His Passion,” is for Stephanie, the “artist” Michael D’Antuono who painted the above blasphemous portrait of Obama in 2009, and all malignant narcissists who cheapen His memory by having the gall to compare themselves to Him.

He sweated blood.

After He and his disciples had observed the Passover meal in an upper room in a home in southwest Jerusalem, they traveled to the Mount of Olives, northeast of the city.

There, in the garden of Gethsemane, for 12 hours (from 9 PM Thursday to 9 AM Friday), He prayed. He saw all the sins of humanity — past, present, and future — and knew that the time of His death was near. Suffering great mental anguish, He sweated blood (hematidrosis). As a result of hemorrhage into the sweat glands, His skin became fragile and tender. In the cold night air, His hematidrosis would have produced chills.

He was scourged at least 39 times.

Scourging or flogging was a legal preliminary to every Roman execution. The usual instrument was a short whip (flagellum) with several single or braided leather thongs of variable lengths, in which small iron balls or sharp pieces of sheep bones were tied at intervals. Occasionally, staves also were used.

He was stripped of his clothing, His hands tied to an upright post. His back, buttocks, and legs were flogged either by two soldiers or by one who alternated positions. The scourging was intended to weaken Him to a state just short of collapse or death.

As the Roman soldiers repeatedly struck His back with full force, the iron balls caused deep contusions, and the leather thongs and sheep bones cut into His skin and subcutaneous tissues.Then, as the flogging continued, the lacerations tore into His underlying skeletal muscles and produced quivering ribbons of bleeding flesh. Pain and blood loss set the stage for circulatory shock.

His scalp was pierced with thorns.

The Roman soldiers, amused that this weakened man had claimed to be a king, began to mock Him by placing a robe on his shoulders, a crown of thorns on His head, and a wooden staff as a scepter in His right hand. Next, they spat on Him and struck Him on the head with the wooden staff.

The crown of thorns was not a crown at all. It was probably a bush roughly applied, and tied on with rope.

The thorns probably came from the Lote Tree, a wild bush that still grows freely all over the Holy Land. This bush had thorns between one to two inches long. There are over 70 scalp wounds visible on the Shroud (of Turin).

The soldiers’ beating with the rods to His head covered with this crown would have caused severe bleeding. It is probable that the clump of thorns was removed before His tunic was put back onto His body, and then reapplied during the Crucifixion. The blood trickling down from the newly opened head wounds suggest that the thorns were reapplied before the Crucifixion.

Imagine the pain you’d feel if just one thorn, measuring 1 to 2 inches long, were stuck into your scalp.

He carried his own cross, weighing 125 lb.

The severe scourging, with its intense pain and appreciable blood loss, most probably left Him in a pre-shock state. Moreover, hematidrosis had rendered his skin particularly tender. The physical and mental abuse, as well as the lack of food, water, and sleep, also contributed to His generally weakened state. Therefore, even before the actual crucifixion, His physical condition was at least serious and possibly critical.

It was customary for the condemned man to carry his own cross from the flogging post to the site of crucifixion outside the city walls.

Since the weight of the entire cross was probably well over 300 lb., “only” the crossbar or patibulum — weighing 75 to 125 lb. – was carried. The patibulum was placed across the nape of His neck and balanced along both shoulders, His outstretched arms tied to the crossbar. The processional to the site of crucifixion was led by a complete Roman military guard, headed by a centurion.

He was nailed to a cross to die

The Romans did not invent crucifixions, but they perfected it as a form of torture and capital punishment designed to produce a slow death with maximum pain and suffering. It was one of the most disgraceful and cruelest methods of execution and usually was reserved only for slaves, foreigners, revolutionaries, and the vilest of criminals.

At the site of execution, by law, He was given a bitter drink of wine mixed with myrrh (gall) as a mild analgesic. He was then thrown to the ground on his back, with his arms outstretched along the patibulum.

His hands were nailed to the crossbar at the wrists. The nails were tapered iron spikes approximately 5 to 7 inches long with a square shaft 3/8 in. across.

After both arms were fixed to the crossbar, He and the patibulum, together, were lifted onto the stipes. Next, His feet were nailed to the front of the stipes.

Every breath He took was a struggle, seared with pain.

The weight of His body, pulling down on the outstretched arms and shoulders, fixed the intercostal muscles in an inhalation state and thereby hinder passive exhalation. Accordingly, exhalation was primarily diaphragmatic, and breathing was shallow. This form of respiration would not suffice and hypercarbia (abnormally-elevated carbon dioxide levels in the blood) soon resulted. The onset of muscle cramps or tetanic contractions, due to fatigue and hypercarbia, further hindered His breathing.

To exhale, He had to lift His body by pushing up on His feet, flexing His elbows and adducting His shoulders. However, this maneuver placed the entire weight of the body on His tarsals, producing searing pain. Furthermore, flexion of His elbows caused rotation of His wrists about the iron nails, causing fiery pain along the damaged median nerves. Lifting of the body also painfully scraped His scourged back against the rough wooden stipes. Muscle cramps and paresthesias (pins and needles) of the outstretched and uplifted arms added to the discomfort. As a result, each respiratory effort became agonizing and tiring and led eventually to asphyxia (depletion of oxygen to the body).

After “only” 3 to 6 hours hung on the cross, He breathed his last.

He suffered terribly, unto death, for each one of us.

Remember His Passion today with the Stations of the Cross. Go here.

In memory of His love,

~Eowyn

Sheriff Mack: federal snipers at Bundy ranch are mercenaries, hit men

BLM-snipers-outside-of-Bundy-Ranch

In an interview with TPN’s Dylan Scott yesterday, April 16, 2014, Richard Mack, former Arizona county sheriff and founder of the Constitutional Sheriffs and Peace Officers Association (CSPOA), said:

“One of our CSPOA members who was there earlier and got there before I did was phoning me and telling me that they were going to be killed. The federal snipers, several of them — I don’t know if you know this — but they were paid mercenaries. They’re contractors. They’re paid hit men.

He saw all the equipment and all the military weaponry that they had, and then he said, ‘Sheriff, they warned us that they were going to arrest us. Then they warned us that they were going to shoot us. I’m calling to tell you that they’re going to shoot us.’ He’s a 15-year law enforcement veteran that was telling me this. He said, ‘Please tell my wife that I love her, and I hope to see you later, but I don’t think so.’

I, at that time, went around the two lanes of traffic onto the side of the road, which is illegal to do, and I turned on my flashers. I buzzed it up there, and I got there right after that part finished, where my guy was that called me. The sheriff had just left, and he was the one that I think made a big difference.

All the people that were there watching, it was about 600, 700 people. My son and I stood there and watched in reverence at one of the most patriotic moments I’ve ever been a part of. There was about 500 people, all with tears running down their cheeks, watching these cowboys and cowgirls take these cattle back to their proper place.

bundy-ranch cowboys

H/t FOTM’s Miss May

~Eowyn

Vogue magazine: merchant of slut, violence and death

A Catholic blogger writes on April 9, 2014:

Great evil has been unleashed… There is great darkness upon the earth. And the existence of the Devil is no longer denied — it is celebrated!

Virtue is abandoned. There is no longer any reason to practice restraint… “Do what thou wilt.” …Fully satisfying the lusts of the flesh, evil spirits (demons) seduce people away from God, and lure them deeper into the darkness.

Fallen Lucifer, now Satan, is the god of the entertainment industry. Satanic rituals are performed on stage for the world to see. Christ is blasphemed; Christianity is mocked; Christians are persecuted…

The fashion world is part of the satanic pop culture, as seen in Vogue, which once was a classy fashion magazine.

For its April 2014 issue, the American edition of Vogue descended to having Kim Kardashian (not a fashion model) and rapper Kanye West (not a fashion model) on the magazine’s cover.

Vogue KK cover

Kim Kartrashian became a “celebrity” from a pornographic sex tape she had made with the singer Ray J in 2003, which was “accidentally” leaked and netted her $5 million.

Kim K sex tape

For his part, Kanye West once compared the “hardship” of rapping to being a soldier. Even worse, in his song “I Am A God,” he actually says he’s like (“a close high”) Jesus.

For its April issue, the Italian edition of Vogue went, not for sluttery, but for death.

This image is on the cover of the April 2014 issue of Vogue Italia:

Vogue1The cover photo is of a model languishing in bed next to a male corpse.

The photo is one of 13 images by photographer Steven Meisel for the magazine’s cover story, “Cinematic.” Here are some of the other images, all featuring models wearing oh-so-chic designer clothes (by Valentino, Alberta Ferretti, Moschino, Prada, Marc Jacobs, Miu Miu, Fendi, Alexander McQueen….) in scenes of violence, murder, mayhem, and death.

Vogue2Vogue3Vogue4Vogue5Vogue6Vogue7

Contemporary pop culture is a toxic cesspool, the Devil’s playground.

H/t Vigilant Citizen and FOTM’s swampygirl

~Eowyn

Catholic University of San Diego goes satanic

Catholic universities in the United States regularly sponsor not just nonChristian, but downright anti-Catholic, speakers and events, including pro-abortionists.

But the University of San Diego (USD) in southern California has gone even further with a drag show a week ago “starring” a transvestite-sodomite-satanist.

Here is California Catholic’s exclusive report, “University of San Diego Goes Satanic,” April 14, 2014:

Despite the pronouncement of the Vatican’s Congregation for Education that its two prior drag shows were a scandal, USD held its third drag show on Thursday, April 10.

The master of ceremonies for the event was the local professional transvestite/drag queen Tootie Nefertootie (below). His website reveals him to be a gay activist who aggressively promotes same-sex marriage.

Tootie tranny
For his last diabolical selection of the evening, Tootie lip-synced the lyrics from the song “Good N’ Evil” by Linda Eder:

Good and evil -
And their merits -
Men have argued through history -
As well they should!
My philosophy
Any child can see -
“Good is evil -
And therefore
All evil is good

Tootie stripped off the black robe but kept on the goat-horned headdress with a skimpy outfit. The headdress resembles the satanic symbol Baphomet, usually portrayed as a half-human and half-goat figure. The goat-horned image of Baphomet is the symbol for the Church of Satan.

Tootie as devilThe day following the drag show, during his Friday morning Mass at Casa Santa Marta, Pope Francis warned us that the Devil still exists and that he [the Devil] doesn’t want anyone to follow Christ. Also, in another speech on Friday, April 11, Pope Francis recognized the importance of gender when he made the following statement: “it is necessary to reaffirm the right of children to grow up in a family, with a father and a mother capable of creating an ideal environment for their development and emotional maturity.”

An article from the official Vatican News Service, Zenit, entitled “Gender Is Not A Choice”, illustrates some of the problems that result when society accepts the position that gender is malleable.

The drag show concluded with a student representative of  USD Gay Pride thanking  “the school for letting this happen…[because]…as you know some people may find this conversation uncomfortable…[however]…this is a testament to our…Catholic identity and our mission and values as a Catholic school to promote diversity and inclusion.”

The USD officials present at the drag show (some of whom participated as speakers and judges), again publicly maintained the university’s party line that the Catholic Church actually endorses “gender nonconformity”.  Donors listed at the bottom of the program include Urban Mo’s, part of Mo’s Universe, which is a group of gay restaurants and bars in Hillcrest.

The president of the U. of San Diego is Mary E. Lyons, Ph.D. Here’s her contact info:

Mary E. LyonsPhone (619) 260-4520
Fax (619) 260-6833
president@sandiego.edu

University of San Diego
Hughes Center 222
5998 Alcalá Park
San Diego, CA 92110

The bishop of the Diocese of San Diego is Cirilo Flores, D.D., J.D. Here’s his contact info:

bishop_floresBishop Cirilo Flores
P.O. Box 85728
San Diego, CA 92186-5728
Ph: (858) 490-8200

 

 

~Eowyn