Friday, March 21, 2014

Of the Viet Cong and Radical Feminist Nuns

WDTPRS ^ | 3/20/2014 | Fr John Zuhlsdorf
I’ll bet that some of you younger readers don’t know who the Viet Cong were and what they did. They started as a tiny groups or cadres of committed Communists, insurgents, in the south of Vietnam, after the end of the Indo-China War in 1954. Communist front-groups formed, such as the Saigon-Cholon Peace Committee, the Executive Committee of the Fatherland Front, the Vietnam-Cambodian Buddhist Association, the Alliance of National, Democratic, and Peace Forces. These front groups gave cover for and organized Communist insurgents and guerrillas, masking the activities of their community organizers. The Viet Cong was the conglomeration of groups would be called, became the military arm of the National Liberation Front. The VCs embarked in savage assassination campaigns, committed horrible atrocities to intimidate opposition, developed a political branch, opened up the Ho Chi Minh Trail, etc. Their various units wore no insignia. They were ideological guerrillas, insurgents, terrorists.The Viet Cong are fascinating. They are yet another of history’s examples of how small groups engaged in unrestricted asymetrical tactics can bring a large and well-supplied organized military machine to a grinding blood-stained halt.What’s this about?The other day I posted How tiny liberal loon crank groups provide cover and distraction for larger, more dangerous initiatives.In that post I pointed out how someone whom, for good reason, no one has heard of (Patricia Miller), editor of something no one has heard of (“Conscience magazine, the leading journal of pro-choice Catholic thought”), put out a blog opinion piece about an obscure group of weird radical nuns (the National Coalition of American Nuns – NCAN -which campaigns for women’s ordination, headed up by abortion-promotress Sr. Donna Quinn of the Sinsinawa Dominicans, who makes parody redundant).NCAN supports the Obama administration’s efforts to impose the pro-contraception, pro-abortion HHS Mandate on religious institutions such as the Little Sisters of the Poor and Hobby Lobby.NCAN says openly what the leaders of the LCWR can’t say openly. Consider NCAN a front group.Now I see that the Ho Chi Minh Trail of cable news, MSNBC, picked up the story.Somebody no one has ever heard of, Irin Carmon picked up in the insignificant news about the nun splinter group. What are the other things Irin has written about?
  • Anita Hill answers your questions
  • Inside the newest faction of the anti-abortion movement
  • California’s quiet reproductive rights revolution
  • Meet the rebels of the anti-abortion movement
  • Big leap for morning after pill access? Not so fast
  • Should it be easier to get emergency contraception?
  • Women in 2014: Eloise Gomez Reyes
  • Hillary Clinton counts on women’s rights
  • Do you think Wendy Davis’s abortion comments hurt her campaign?
  • Wendy Davis falls into abortion question trap
Irin seems to be obsessed with abortion and others matters uterine.So, from Irin at MSNBC we find:
Nuns take sides as contraception fight heads to the Supreme Court[...]The Catholic Church formally opposes contraception, ["formally? What does that mean? That the Church can then "formally" change its position, as if opposition is a mere "policy"? "Formally" as in the Church turns a blind eye? ] and the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops in particular has taken an active role in criticizing the contraceptive coverage mandate in Obamacare. ["taken an active role".... and... so? No, wait. The point is, no one is permitted to critize what Obama does, much less be a ring-leader in criticism. But there's more...] But this isn’t the first time nuns have shown independence on an issue. [Hurray! Nuns showing "independence" is a good thing! "Independence" is good, right?] In 2012, a Vatican group rebuked [LOL! The CDF is a "Vatican group", now. The ignorance here is a hoot. And, remember, "rebuking" is bad, especially when women are the rebuke-ees.] the Leadership Conference of Women Religious for espousing ”radical feminist themes incompatible with the Catholic faith.” [More on the LCWR and NCAN, below.]That prompted one commentator to reach for the b-word [This is misdirection... read on.] in a rather different context. ”Women are not capable, in the Vatican’s mind, ["the Vatican's mind"?!? Who's writing this garbage?] of governing others or even themselves,” wrote Gary Wills [Him again? Embittered anti-Catholic.] in the New York Review of Books. “Is it any wonder so many nuns have left the orders or avoided joining them? Who wants to be bullied?” [That's the "b-word" Irin meant, not the other one. And women are joining communities of traditional sisters, communities which don't belong to the LCWR or subscribe to its radical feminist tenets.]Supporters of the contraceptive coverage provisions plan to rally outside the Court on March 25, the day oral arguments are heard in the Hobby Lobby case. [That's an advertisement, btw.]
As I watch this unfold, what pops into my head are Alinsky-style Chicago-based community organizers, the Viet Cong and the Ho Chi Minh Trail.Again, as I wrote the other day, liberals have coalitions of myriad groups. They front for other, much larger groups. The small groups provide cover and distraction and coordination for what the larger groups are really up to. This is a common feature of the Left’s activity. They work together, cover each other’s tracks, carry each other’s water, present a united front.


Not from an opening ceremony of an LCWR meeting.

City with 36% Unemployment Rate Now has Highest Minimum Wage in California!

Frontpage Mag ^ | 03/20/2013 | Daniel Greenfield
I don’t see how this plan could possibly fail unless economics is real.
A San Francisco Bay Area city is on track to have the highest minimum wage in California. The Richmond City Council voted 6-1 on Tuesday in favor of an ordinance that would raise minimum hourly pay in the city to $12.30 an hour by 2017.
Richmond’s unemployment rate is somewhere between 11 and 14 percent. Its unemployment rate for black men is 36%.It’s the third most dangerous city in California and its 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th top employers are all the government. And it has a huge gang problem. So clearly the thing to do is make the city as unattractive as possible to small businesses while eliminating lower end jobs in order to help the gangs expand.But that just means more opportunities for scenes like these.
A bloody fistfight broke out among rival gang members at Richmond City Hall on Friday, according to police.Seven men from different parts of the city brawled in a third-floor suite that houses the city’s Office of Neighborhood Safety around 12:30 p.m. Friday, department director Devone Boggan said.He said all of the men involved in the melee are enrolled in the office’s “Operation Peacemaker” fellowship and happened to show up at the office at Richmond’s Civic Center at the same time unexpectedly.The ONS director said he sees the unarmed brawl as a sign of progress, since the young men involved all have a history of gun violence.“They decided to pick their fists up instead of a gun,” Boggan said.
Things are looking bright for Richmond indeed.

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I lied to my dad!

When a Child is King, No Peace and No Prosperity!

Townhall.com ^ | March 21, 2014 | John Ransom
Weekly unemployment claims came in about as expected, which is good news considering our expectations for this economy are so low. “In the week ending March 15,” says the Department of Labor, “the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 320,000, an increase of 5,000 from the previous week's unrevised figure of 315,000. The 4-week moving average was 327,000, a decrease of 3,500 from the previous week's unrevised average of 330,500.” Economists expected 325,000 new claims. With an administration like this we ought change their slogan to: “Working so hard, so you don’t have to... because getting you jobs would be kind of hard.” Woe to thee, O land, when thy king is a child, and thy princes eat in the morning! While the Federal Reserve has said that the labor market is stronger than they expected, they also said that unemployment remains “elevated” and that the economy is growing slower than they had forecast. “They estimated the economy would expand at a rate of 2.8% to 3% this year,” reports the LA Times, “down from the December projection of 2.8% to 3.2%.” That’s a fairly substantial rip downward in growth, and it’s still too high as forecasts go. At this clip, just like unemployment, maybe they can get the growth rate to zero just in time for the election. Zero unemployment, zero growth and zero hope. When they said an economy “built to last,” they meant it. We just didn’t know that it would last this long so badly. Because hidden inside the Fed-speak we heard yesterday is this simple acknowledgement: The Fed has a $4 trillion balance sheet of U.S. debt, and the rest of us have nothing to show for it but inflated retirement accounts which we pay for with higher prices as the gas pump. They have abandoned the unemployment rate as a benchmark to guide policy decisions because the number no longer means anything. But still they have to cover the president’s rear: "Progress in the labor market has been more rapid than we had anticipated," said Fed Chair Janet Yellen while also saying that the Fed would look at other measures of economic strength, because unemployment means nothing anymore. It’s worth noting that the rest of us abandoned the unemployment rate as a meaningful measure of the economy in the same proportion workers abandoned looking for work. But when you live in an Ivory Tower, as D.C. does, reality is optional, even frowned upon. The recovery-that-wasn’t has lasted so long, and has been so dour, that anything less than a giant sucking sound in the labor market is labor is considered progress. Well, is certainly is progressive, I’ll agree. The single greatest anti-poverty program in the history of the world is the American economy, even with all the damage that’s been done by Washington. The greatest engine of economic growth is also found here at home.
Only progressives rooted in the failed religion of socialism, a religion that’s led to more intentional poverty, pestilence and death than anything yet invented out of the mind of man, could screw up: 1) a trillion dollar stimulus package; 2) a four trillion dollar cash infusion from the Fed; and 3) the native resilience of the American people. “Although estimates vary,” says Joel Kurtzman, senior fellow at the Milken Institute, “American companies have between $4 and $5 trillion in liquid assets, a sum greater than the size of the German economy." And if companies truly were the greed-machines that progressives claim they are, they wouldn’t be hoarding cash, the very worst investment around today. But the uncertainty surrounding fiscal policy in D.C., especially in regard to taxes, makes some investments risky. Which ones you ask? People. The very investments we need to make. Hiring will continue to suffer as the administration continues to use a blunt force instrument to raise taxes, socially engineer and run the economy as a fantasy camp experience, rather than govern the old-fashioned way: by peace and prosperity. “They have healed also the hurt of the daughter of my people slightly, saying, Peace, peace; when there is no peace.” And there’s no prosperity either. See you at the gas pump.

ObamaCare Defender Forced to Try ObamaCare says, “I Feel Like a Dupe”.

 FrontPage Magazine ^ | March 20, 2014 | Daniel Greenfield
William Rivers Pitt was Dennis Kucinich’s press secretary. He co-wrote a book with notorious pedophile and Saddam cover-up artist Scott Ritter.
He’s also an editor at left-wing site TruthOut. Not too long ago he was an enthusiastic cheerleader for ObamaCare, writing, “If you’re one of the people fighting the Affordable Care Act, wouldn’t it be an example of enlightened, conservative self-interest to make sure this law is as robust as can be?”“The ACA makes sure your insurance company can’t shaft you if your inevitable illness becomes too expensive for their balance sheet,” Pitt assured conservatives.That was last year. This year Pitt tried ObamaCare. His response was enthusiastic and unprintable.
“F__ you, insurance industry. F___ you, Mr. President, you piece of s___t used-car salesman. F___ my heart and soul, fuck you.”
In follow-up posts on Democratic Underground, he added, “I long for a time machine. I helped, in my own small way, to promote this thing, because of the pre-existing conditions aspect that would benefit my wife. I feel like a f_____ dupe.”Responding to claims that it wasn’t Obama’s fault, Pitt wrote.
So let me see if I’ve got this straight…The signature piece of legislation offered by the President of the United States – the one he chose to pursue in all-out fashion – says that no one with a pre-existing condition can be denied coverage. This new requirement inspired millions of people with pre-existing conditions to barnstorm the ACA website to get that guaranteed coverage. But the entire process remains – deliberately and by design – under the complete control of the insurance companies, who will happily take your money and offer “coverage” for your pre-existing condition, but deny coverage for the deadly-necessary medication needed to treat your disease. You can get a cheap doctor visit and a cheap scan to see how your disease is progressing, but you can’t have the medicine needed to treat it, and that’s called “coverage.”But this isn’t the president’s fault.His plan, his legislation, his advocacy, his “signature achievement.”Not his fault?Gotcha. The buck stops over there. Or something.Being really angry about it? Definitely my fault. Do I feel bad about that? Nope.P.S. some of you folks have holes in your hearts. I wish there was medication for that, but even if there was, you probably can’t get coverage for it.Thank you for your patience, your call is important to us, please continue to hold.
Before the election Pitt had written that if Romney wins…
* Anyone with a pre-existing health condition is in deep trouble…which, in the long run, means every single person you know, and you as well
Sadly there are no time machines. Obama scammed a whole lot of people and ObamaCare’s reality has been a huge wake up call.The best way to discredit the left’s policies is to actually live under them without any bubbles, any gated communities, distant bedroom suburbs, exemptions, escape clauses and other distancing mechanisms.

Article printed from FrontPage Magazine: http://www.frontpagemag.comURL to article: http://www.frontpagemag.com/2014/dgreenfield/obamacare-defender-forced-to-try-obamacare-says-i-feel-like-a-dupe/

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