April 24, 2017

Monday Off-Topic (Moderated) Open Thread (042417)

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Positivity: Mexican nuns of new order open first US convent

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From Denver, Colorado:

Apr 20, 2017 / 12:11 am

It seems providential that a new order of Discalced Carmelite nuns, whose charism is to know and to make known the glory of the Holy Trinity, has arrived to Denver to care for the archdiocese’s Holy Trinity Center.

The six Allied Discalced Carmelites of the Holy Trinity are the first nuns of their order, which was born in Aguascalientes, Mexico, to open a convent in the United States.

“It is by the grace of God,” Mother Martha Patricia Malacara, superior of the community, told the Denver Catholic. “He is making history (here).
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April 23, 2017

Weeks Later, Press Finally Recognizes DNC Chair Perez’s and Party’s Descent Into Routine Profanity

The combination of losing the House, and then the Senate, and then the presidency (to Donald Trump, of all people), while losing over 900 other legislative and executive branch seats in states throughout the land, has apparently led Tom Perez, the Democratic Party’s new chairman, to believe that the party must curse its way back into power to properly motivate the faithful. Knowing that such a strategy would be poison if widely known, the establishment press failed to report audible and visible evidence of this strategy for over two weeks.

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Prof at The Nation: CO2 ‘A Far More Deadly Gas’ in Syria Than Assad’s Chemical Weapons

On the day after Earth Day’s “March for Science,” it seems appropriate to point to a column by University of Michigan History Professor Juan Cole in The Nation, a far-far-left publication considered a credible and authoritative go-to-source by the liberal intelligentsia. On April 18, Cole, echoing statements made during their final years in power by Barack Obama and his administration’s officials with establishment press acquiescence, nonsensically claimed that Syria’s biggest problem during the past decade has been … carbon dioxide. Hardly.

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Positivity: This film shows how mercy can transform your life

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From Bridgeport, Connecticut:

Apr 23, 2017 / 03:08 am

Personal stories about God’s mercy at work in the world today are the focus of a recent Catholic-produced documentary on Divine Mercy.

“These testimonies remind us that Divine Mercy is not just a devotion or theological concept – it is alive, it is present, and it is a force that can transform the world,” said Knights of Columbus CEO Carl Anderson.

The one-hour film “The Face of Mercy” depicts mercy as the antidote to evil even in great difficulty. Narrated by actor Jim Caviezel, the film interweaves history, theology, and testimonials about the importance of mercy in people’s lives.
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Sunday Off-Topic (Moderated) Open Thread (042317)

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April 22, 2017

MSNBC’s Maddow: Venezuelans Are Rioting Over Donations to Trump’s Inauguration

As Nicholas Fondacaro at NewsBusters noted on Friday, MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow’s obsession with the money raised for President Donald Trump’s inauguration went into overdrive the previous evening. During the same show, Maddow combined that obsession with another one shared by most of the news media — the absolute necessity to avoid blaming Venezuela’s dire economic circumstances on its Bolivarian socialist form of government and its de facto dictator Nicolas Maduro — to come up with the most ridiculous reason imaginable as to why civil order in Venezuela has broken down.

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Positivity: Portland woman thanks paramedic who saved her life

Filed under: Positivity — Tom @ 11:00 am

From Portland, Oregon (video at link):

3:47 PM. PDT April 21, 2017

A Portland woman is thanking a paramedic and the team at Legacy Emanuel for saving her life.

Roya Quirk married the love of her life, Steven, last August. Fast-forward to February, and she thought she hurt her ankle, possibly, while working out. It was swollen, and kept getting worse.

Days later, she collapsed.

“Her eyes are wide, she blacked out, stopped breathing,” said Steven. He called 911.

And that’s when the couple met AMR paramedic Alex Spady. He knew the clock was ticking.

“When we arrived we quickly realized that she was critically sick and the importance of getting her to the right place at the right time, and with the right team of people,” Spady said. “In this case that was Emanuel.”

Quirk’s pulled muscle turned out to be a near-fatal blood clot. It stopped her heart four times. Quirk ended up staying in the hospital for almost a month, before finally, she was able to go home.

“It’s very rewarding to see her successful out there,” said Spady.

On Friday Quirk said the love and support has been overwhelming, and she wanted to thank all the helping hands that pulled her though, from the medical and emergency professionals to her new husband. …

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Saturday Off-Topic (Moderated) Open Thread (042217)

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April 21, 2017

Agenda-Driven AP Twists Words in Criticizing Trump’s Initial Comment on Latest Paris Attack

The press’s determination to gin up criticism of President Donald Trump at every conceivable turn was on clear display yesterday at the Associated Press.

In its timeline coverage of the Paris terrorist attack which left one police officer dead and two seriously wounded, the AP twisted Trump’s comment that it “looks like another terrorist attack.”

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Friday Off-Topic (Moderated) Open Thread (042117)

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Positivity: How the upcoming canonization affirms the Fatima apparitions

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From Fatima, Portugal:

Apr 21, 2017 / 03:02 am

The canonization of Fatima visionaries Francisco and Jacinta Marto has been hailed as an exciting moment for the Church, but the rector of the Marian shrine has said that it bears an even greater significance in terms of putting a spotlight on Our Lady’s message.

“I think the canonization in a certain way helps to give credibility to the apparitions and to the message of Fatima,” Fr. Carlos Cabecinhas told CNA.

This is an “indirect credibility,” he said, but one which nonetheless “makes us look to the protagonists of the events of Fatima and to see their holiness, the holiness with which they challenge us to live this message.”
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April 20, 2017

Mea Culpa Attempt at NY Times Over Bogus Pats’ White House Photo Comparison Is Itself Bogus

The New York Times is trying to make it look like it’s doing everything it can to back away from the tweet it published Wednesday afternoon showing a bogus comparison of turnouts from the 2015 and 2017 White House appearances of the players and front office personnel of the Super Bowl champion New England Patriots. In truth, it’s doing everything except the one thing it should do.

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Context: GA-06

Filed under: Taxes & Government — Tom @ 4:27 pm

Donald Trump spent $600 million as he won the presidency in 2016 during an 18-month campaign.

Hillary Clinton spent $1.2 billion as she lost the presidency in 2016.

In less than three months since Trump nominated Tom Price to head HHS, Jon Ossoff raised (and appears to have spent most if not all of) $8.3 million to get through the first round of a race for one of 435 seats in the House of Representatives.

Ossoff’s spending, if replicated in all House districts for the purposes of comparing his spending to the national spending by Trump and Clinton) would equate to $3.6 billion — six times what Trump spent to win, and three times what Hillary spent to lose.

It still couldn’t buy him a majority of the vote, while he and his supporters are likely to again spend as much or more during the next two months.

 

 

 

 

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New York Times Politicizes Patriots’ WH Super Bowl Champs’ Visit With Bogus 2017 vs. 2015 Photo Comparison

At this point it seems that there is nothing the New York Times won’t fabricate in the their nonstop attempt to discredit anything and everything associated with President Donald Trump. Yesterday the @NYTSports Twitter account tweeted photos supposedly comparing this year’s turnout of Super Bowl champion New England Patriots players and personnel at the White House to the analogous event in 2015. The Times clearly wants those who see the tweet to believe that scores of Patriots players and front office personnel stayed away this year rather than be seen at the mean, evil Trump White House.

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