CATHOLIC: Under CINO Joe, the targeting of Catholic institutions and principles has reached unprecedented heights. The latest … the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has ordered Saint Francis Health System snuff out the Tabernacle candle in their hospital chapels or lose its ability to accept Medicare, Medicaid, or CHIP.
The candles have been in use in Saint Francis hospital for decades and in Catholic churches for centuries without any problem. The ones in the chapels are not only encased in glass and covered with brass, but are also located near sprinklers far away from medical equipment. In addition, there are other flames in the hospitals, such as pilot lights and those in gas stove heaters, that HHS is apparently unconcerned about.
I have never heard of and could not find any report of a single fire being caused by a Tabernacle lamp. Catholic church fires have started spontaneously during renovations, when flammable materials were left out, but most often are due to vandalism.
A lit candle burning inside a red container tells the faithful that Jesus Christ in the Eucharist is present in the Tabernacle. To remove the candle would mean removing the Eucharist from the Tabernacle, making it unavailable to the faithful. This is clearly about removing Jesus from Catholic hospitals, not about protecting anybody from a mythical fire hazard.
GET WOKE, GO BROKE: Dylan Mulvaney recently announced that his decision to take hormones was a “very private” one. This from a guy who has made “look at me” TikToks every day about every aspect of his “really beautiful journey.”
CLICK https://www.tiktok.com/@luistejadabostonrealtor/video/7228661874873650474 [:38] to see Red Sox fans boycotting wokeness.
HYPOCRISY: It’s pretty much a given that whatever skulduggery a Democrat is accusing a Republican of doing, it is really a Democrat who is actually doing it. During the last few weeks, Wrongs have engaged in a coordinated assault on conservative SCOTUS Justices Thomas and Gorsuch.
AOC said the planned to file articles of impeachment against Thomas for accepting vacations from a close friend without disclosing them publicly. It turns out he had no legal or ethical requirement to report them at all. Another charge about misreported income turned out to be about someone with a similar name. Oops.
As for Neil Gorsuch, he was accused of selling land to the executive of a law firm. The property had been on the market for two years, the sale went through just nine days after Gorsuch was confirmed to the high court, and the firm had no business before the court at the time.
Now we learn that Justice Sotomayor took $3.6 million from a book company that did have business before the court at the time and did not recuse herself. Oops. Bonchie at Red States notes, “While the accusations against the conservative justices were silly and shallow, there is actual meat on the bone regarding what Sotomayor did.”
MILITARY: Dearest and I were watching an episode of JAG that originally aired in February 2001. One of the story lines was about forcing the Navy to spend millions of dollars retrofitting submarines with female quarters and sanitary facilities, so that women could serve aboard them. The whole attitude seemed to be that what was best for the military was totally beside the point, because “how dare they tell a women what she can and can not do!” And I sat there thinking, “This is how we ended up pandering to trannies.”
The latest insult? A drag queen slash sailor has been appointed to the Navy’s new recruitment push. “They” wrote on Instagram, “From joining to 2016 and being able to share my drag experience on my off time with my fellow sailors has been a blessing. Thank you to the Navy for giving me this opportunity! I don’t speak for the Navy but simply sharing my experience in the Navy! Hooyah, and let’s go Slay!”
TAX DOLLARS: The Biden administration is offering a $500,000 grant to help teach the English language in Pakistan. One of the stated goals of the grant is to enhance the “Professional Development for Transgender Youth and for Afghan Teachers, Students, and Young Professionals Residing in Pakistan.“
TRANS: The article at ABC is predictably glowing. Me, I’m feeling nauseated.
SMIRNOFF: CLICK (or not) https://twitter.com/OliLondonTV/status/1654211866048995338 [2:29] to hear Smirnoff’s new spokesperson, Maxine LaQueene, testify against proposed legislation to protect Texas minors from trans mutilation. In his testimony, he lays claim to being both a trans “woman” and a drag queen; oddly enough, he left out the part about filming XXX content and posting it on the internet.
Also in his testimony, he claimed he only has the best interest of kids at heart, but one week after he spoke, he was arrested for flashing his genitals in front of women and teens at the Texas state house. Thankfully, he did not show as much there as he does on the internet where he proudly displays his 10” long dong. (I’ll spare you the photo which I sincerely wish I had never seen myself.)
TUCKER: [15:26] – Tucker averaged 3 million viewers in the 8 pm slot. On the second Tuesday after Fox News booted him, whoever rando is hosting that slot pulled in 1.48 million.
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Another good report, cth.
There’s a couple of past posts where you replied to my comments and I had replies back in mind… but composing (even this comment) takes time, and Real Life has become awfully demanding. I barely get time to read all your posts, but I do. Except the suffering one. Didn’t read that (yet). I figure, meanwhile, I have my own decades of suffering to appreciate. 😉
Age and Prayer 🙏
I don’t get down on my knees to pray
because what I’m praying for is
to be able to get down on my knees.
And, importantly, back up again.
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