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McCarthyism of the totalitolerant.

Anyone interested in understanding the most effective techniques for policing people's thinking and enforcing approved beliefs might learn a thing or two from the experience of a friend of mine who works at one of the nation's largest banks. Here is his recent message to me: I've worked at Chase for the past 11 years. Yearly (sometimes skipping a year though) the bank will send out an Employee Survey to gauge how the employees feel about the bank and the management team they report up to. Every year that's all the questions ever related to: the bank in general and management. But this year there was a question that had many of us scratching our heads. This is a company wide survey. All lines of business have the same survey. There was a question where it said to check the boxes that were applicable to you. You could select one, more than one, or none. Here it is:
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The Left Loses Its Mind over the Court's Decision

Hot Air reads the nutjobs so you don't have to.

I imagine the horrified shrieks that rose from the streets outside the Supreme Court on Monday as the decision in the Hobby Lobby case began to filter out into the crowd of liberal observers was reminiscent of those poor souls who watched helplessly as the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire claimed the lives of 146 young, female garment workers. In fact, the similarities are eerie. It seems that liberal commentators have convinced themselves that, just as was the case in 1911, the courts and the country have deemed women to be of lesser value than their male counterparts. The distinction between these two eras, of course, is that while that argument could be supported in 1911, it exists only in the heads of progressives in 2014.
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A Mom's Guide to Having an Awesome (really) Summer

Sherry's got the guide:

10. Make a plan. You may not get to everything, but make a plan. Otherwise, when the kids say "I'm bored." you will either spend too much money, turn on a screen or miss the opportunity to make really lovely memories. We have a list of 100 things to do this summer on our refrigerator. This alone takes care of a day, just making the list! 9) Be Spontaneous. Yes, it seems like it contradicts #10 but it doesn't. Today you go to the pool. Tomorrow the park, the day after that, the library. They don't know what you've got planned, but they know, you've got a plan, that makes the kids, be they 16 or 6, ready to go along, to trust you've got something up your sleeve.
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Add a Word, Ruin a Theologian

Some dopey Catholic twitter fun:

If you’re up for some Catholic satire today, a trending hashtag on Twitter that has been making us laugh is #AddaWordRuinaTheologian. The idea is simple: take the name of a theologian and add a word to their name to make it ridiculous. Some of our favorites so far have been:
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Prof Fired for Climate Change Heresy

It's the inquisition.

If one would have asked statistician Caleb Rossiter a decade ago about global warming, he says he would have given the same answer that President Barack Obama offered at a recent commencement address. “He castigated people who don’t believe in climate catastrophe as some sort of major fools,” Rossiter says of the president’s speech, adding he would have agreed with the president – back then. But Rossiter would give a different answer today.
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Brandeis University Professor Mocks Catholic Church's 'Christ Exploitation'

Truth Revolt reports:

In an additional document obtained by TruthRevolt, Brandeis University professor of politics Donald Hindley mocked the Catholic church and what he sees as the Church's corrupting influence on society and the world.
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Abp. Cordileone Responds to Pelosi

Breitbart reports:

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D) joined other California politicians and leading gay rights advocates in harshly criticizing San Francisco Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone for participating in the March for Marriage in Washington, D.C., on June 19th.
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CNN's Dana Bash Asks Cantor if GOP Voters Are Anti-Semitic

Funny. She never asked if Democrat voters were anti-Semitic for voting against Cantor over the past decade.

Congressman Eric Cantor (R-VA) made his first live television appearances on Sunday, June 15 following his primary defeat to his a Tea Party challenger David Brat. The defeat was unexpected by most in Washington and was one of the main topics of conversation across the Sunday shows.
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Bill Maher vs. Ralph Reed

This go from bad to worse.

I don't know what possesses me to watch "Real Time With Bill Maher." Mr. Maher is, without a doubt, the most annoying anti-religionist on the scene today. Though his show is purportedly about politics, it almost invariably includes some attack on religion, especially Christianity. Just last week, his program included a brief conversation with Ralph Reed, the articulate gentleman who used to run the Christian Coalition and who is now a lobbyist and activist on behalf of faith-related causes. For the first three or four minutes, Reed and Maher discussed the social science concerning children raised in stable vs. unstable families, and Reed was scoring quite a few points in favor of the traditional understanding of marriage. Sensing that he was making little headway, Maher decided to pull the religion card, and from that point on things went from bad to worse.
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CS Lewis Vs. Obamacare

John Daniel Davidson writes:

“I believe in God, but I detest theocracy,” wrote C.S. Lewis. “For every Government consists of mere men and is, strictly viewed, a makeshift; if it adds to its commands ‘Thus saith the Lord’, it lies, and lies dangerously.” Lewis wrote that in 1958, a year after he married Joy Davidman Gresham, who at the time was dying of bone cancer. The couple married at her bed in the Churchill Hospital and she died three years later, after which Lewis wrote his memoir of the ordeal, A Grief Observed.
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Truth About Communion in the Hand While Standing

Must read..;>>

99% of People with Down Syndrome Happy with their Lives

But...but they're aborted for their own good!

A recent “A Point of View” piece from BBC News makes an inspiring but still realistic point about the “disability paradox.” The author of the piece, Tom Shakespeare, speaks himself as someone who is disabled and argues that “…in fact we’re wrong” when “we imagine it must be miserable to be disabled.” He also points to research that people with disabilities show a quality of life that is as good or even better than those without disabilities.
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For The Shroud To Be Fake, You Would Have To Believe...

A lot of stupid stuff.

Rebecca Frech Has "The Clap."

Ha! A laugh out loud story from CMR friend Rebecca Frech:

I made an early morning grocery store run with Wendy this morning. She's a joy to take shopping because she loudly applauds and says "Woo-hoooo!" every time I put something in the cart. Last week was hard, y'all, I'll take affirmations where I can get them.
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The Deacon of Death Euthanizes 10

The theology is weak with this one.

Breaking news from a number of sources says that Belgian Police have charged a 57 year old man with 10 cases of illegal euthanasia. The man, identified as Deacon Wevelgem was working in the Sacred Heart Hospital in Menin up until 2002 where, presumably the deaths occurred over a period of years. Belgium’s euthanasia laws came into effect in 2002 rendering, one would assume, any euthanasia deaths before that time subject to the Belgian criminal code on homicide.
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Two Popes? Hogwash!!

Fr. Hunwicke on the (spurious) notion of two Popes.

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GUNS N’ ROSARIES

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Obama Administration Official: Hey, Maybe Berdahl's Platoon Are All Psychos

Wow. This is sickening.

You’ve got to read this to believe it all. Obama administration Brandon Friedman of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development public affairs office (and formerly an official at the Department of Veterans Affairs) took to Twitter to launch another attack trial balloon on the troops on the ground who’ve been blowing the whistle on Bowe Bergdahl’s abandonment of post.
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Probably the Worst Story You'll Read this Month

Ace has this sad story:

In a town in western Ireland, where castle ruins pepper green landscapes, there’s a six-foot stone wall that once surrounded a place called the Home. Between 1925 and 1961, thousands of “fallen women” and their “illegitimate” children passed through the Home, run by the Bon Secours nuns in Tuam. Many of the women, after paying a penance of indentured servitude for their out-of-wedlock pregnancy, left the Home for work and lives in other parts of Ireland and beyond. Some of their children were not so fortunate.
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‘Oh the LOLs’! Sandra Fluke’s vow to keep fighting is unintentionally hilarious

Our favorite G'town grad never disappoints.

We never thought we’d say this, but thank goodness for Sandra Fluke. When we really needed a good laugh, she came through with this gem:
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To the Lady Ashamed of Being Pregnant with her 4th

This is wonderful. Absolutely wonderful.

I met you in the elevator on my way back from the pediatrician’s office. It was just me and Wren, and you looked at her fondly in her stroller. When the elevator doors opened, you very kindly held the doors open for me. As I clumsily maneuvered the stroller past you, I accidentally ran over your foot. “Don’t worry about it,” you assured me over my profuse apologies. “I have three children myself,” you revealed to me. My eyes traveled to your big belly. There was an awkward pause as I wondered if I could assume she was pregnant. “And I’m expecting my fourth,” you admitted. “Congratulations!,” I tell her. “That is wonderful!” I see the relief spread across her face. “Thank you!” she says, and I could tell she meant it. “You have no idea how many people offer their condolences when they find out this is my fourth. Or they ask me if this was planned.” “How rude of them,” I reply. “All children are a blessing.”
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High School Senior takes Great Grandmother to Prom

Pretty great story that's worth an "Awwww" or three.

Bringing your mom to prom? Not so cool. Bringing your great-grandmother, who never went to the prom when she was in high school? Stories don't get any sweeter. Austin Dennison of Rockford, Ohio, took his great-grandmother Delores, 89, to his senior prom — and video of the two slow-dancing while other students get wild in the background speaks volumes about their relationship.
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Pro-Life "Return to Sender" Message sent to Planned Parenthood, Libs React

Of course, libs say that they'll now make a donation to PP to counter this insolence.

Pro-life ‘return to sender’ message sent to Planned Parenthood; Dan Savage musters lefty defense
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