Nuns in Habits For Obama? Yeah Right!

Father Z saw these Obama buttons in the Washington Post, yesterday,  and got a little sick to his stomach:


It’s not that there aren’t plenty of Catholics – even nuns who wouldn’t sell out their faith to support an enemy of the Church. We know all too well that there are.

But those nuns tend to look like more this.


Note that they’re all older women with short cropped hair in ugly pant suits. Liberal nuns do not wear habits. They just don’t.

The nuns pictured above are “the nuns on the bus” who toured the country, last year, to  protest Paul Ryan’s reasonable and responsible budget cuts. They wouldn’t wear veils to save their lives.

Via the Janesville Gazette:

The Nuns on the Bus is a tour traveling to nine states to protest the budget that Ryan wrote and the House passed May 10.

The tour began in Iowa on Sunday. It stopped in Ryan’s hometown Tuesday.

The nuns object to the Ryan budget’s cuts in social services.

“We cannot stand by silently when the U.S. Congress considers further enriching the wealthiest Americans at the expense of struggling, impoverished families,” the nuns say on their website.

A crowd of about 140 people jammed the Main Street sidewalk in front of Ryan’s office and cheered long and loudly as four nuns disembarked from their tour bus and crossed the street.

A couple of dissenting nuns watched the spectacle with disapproval:

“We’re kind of embarrassed that they’re sisters, because so are we,” said Sister Joselda Kuhle.

The bus nuns don’t talk about issues such as abortion or that marriage should only be between a man and a woman, said the other nun, Sister Rosalia Bauer.

Bauer supported Ryan’s approach to the national budget.

“Jesus didn’t say give out handouts, give out handouts, give out handouts,” Bauer said. “He said, ‘Work!’ We can’t keep giving out handouts because we’ll run out of money.”

I wish the Gazette had taken a picture of those two nuns. I suspect they would look like the one on the Obama button.

Like these gentle souls who stood up for religious freedom and against Obama’s HHS mandate, in Kansas City, last Spring:


Krauthammer: Obama’s “Amazing” Inaugural Speech an “Ode to Big Government” (Video)

Commenting on Obama’s second inaugural address, Fox News analyst Charles Krauthammer matter of factly called the speech “amazing” and remarkable” not as a compliment or a criticism, but as a way of describing the President’s complete rejection of limited government, and  Reaganism,  and his outright  embrace of big government.  He said the speech was a declaration that “the era of big government is back.”

“I thought it was an amazing speech, and historically very important,” Krauthammer began. “This this was really Obama unbound. And I think what’s most interesting is that Obama basically is declaring the end of Reaganism in this speech.”

He continued, “Reagan had declared government is not the solution, it’s the problem. Today’s address was a rebuke of that entire idea.”

I hope the top 50 percenters are ready for it — because big government is coming for our pocketbooks. Did all of Obama’s voters realize they were voting for unbridled Marxism back in November?


Mona Charen pretty much nails it at The Corner: The Meaning of Today:

We interrupt this orgy of Obama worship to recall that his campaign huddled early in 2012 and reflected that they could not run on his first-term record. Accordingly, the strategy was “Kill Romney.” Congratulations. That what we’re celebrating today.

White House Dossier; Obama’s Inaugural Address: A Perversion of the Founders’ Vision:

Today we continue a never-ending journey to bridge the meaning of those words with the realities of our time.

Uh oh. Look out. We’re going to bridge Jefferson’s words with “reality.” That means, of course, we are going to change Jeffersons words.

What Obama spends the next part of his speech – the most important part – doing is enunciating the liberal rationale for junking the intentions of the Founders and replacing them with their own.

To each according to his need? I suggest we cross that out.It is a rationale for creating Socialism on the framework of freedom: That in order for values like equality, life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness to be realized in modern society, government must act to safeguard them.

If government does not protect you with millions of pages of regulations, greedy capitalists will steal your freedoms; if government does not save man from his worst instincts, man will destroy the earth with non-biodegradable potato chip cannisters; if government does not pay to train workers and invest in the right technologies, people will be too stupid to do it on their own; and if government does not provide a safety net even for those who can succeed by themselves, then all people might not live the lives of the dreams.

Jefferson, Adams, Madison and Franklin trusted the people with a Republic. Liberals say the people can no longer be trusted alone with such things.

And so, Obama says:

We have always understood that when times change, so must we; that fidelity to our founding principles requires new responses to new challenges; that preserving our individual freedoms ultimately requires collective action.

Collective action meaning the government, not your local church . . .

Together, we determined that a modern economy requires railroads and highways to speed travel and commerce, schools and colleges to train our workers . . .

No single person can train all the math and science teachers we’ll need to equip our children for the future, or build the roads and networks and research labs that will bring new jobs and businesses to our shores.  Now, more than ever, we must do these things together, as one nation and one people.

And you should get points just for trying.

And oh my! Patterico unleashed a rant for the ages, today. Here’s but a snippet, but you need to go read the whole thing:

I don’t care whether he is intentionally trying to ruin the country’s economy, to drive us into European-style socialism, or whether he is just fiddling while Rome burns because that’s the easiest thing to do politically, and he knows our crap feckless media won’t call him on it. It doesn’t matter. Either way, he knows better and is not doing what is necessary.

In the past four years he has shown himself to be a wretched, God-awful excuse for a human being. God help the country that today officially “welcomes” another four years of this unthinkable set of economic atrocities.

This guy’s wife said, when he was elected the first time around, that it was the first time she had ever really been proud of her country. Now we live in a country that has re-elected this buffoon — and for the first time in my life, I am not really proud of our country. How dare he parade around children to read letters about a real tragedy, to enact a cynical gun-grabbing agenda for cheap partisan gain. After what he has done to my children’s future, the idea that he would use children as props for any policy advantage is infuriating enough to make me want to bang my head against the wall hard enough to bring down the house around my ears.

And watching our media lionize this scumbag is more than I can take. You can bet I won’t turn on the television today. If I did, I’d throw a shoe at it.

I see nothing but misery on the horizon, and we’re rushing headlong towards it, led by a pompous, self-satisfied, grinning narcissistic fool.

Dang if I don’t agree with the whole thing – especially the “I am not really proud of our country” part. No, I’m actually ashamed. Mortified, really. What the hell happened to us?

Monday Catch-Up: The Second Coming


Iowahawk: Election Analysis: America Can Take Pride In This Historic, Inspirational Disaster:

Although I have not always been the most outspoken advocate of President-Elect Barack Obama, today I would like to congratulate him and add my voice to the millions of fellow citizens who are celebrating his historic and frightening election victory. I don’t care whether you are a conservative or a liberal — when you saw this inspiring young African-American rise to our nation’s highest office I hope you felt the same sense of patriotic pride that I experienced, no matter how hard you were hyperventilating with deep existential dread.

Yes, I know there are probably other African-Americans much better qualified and prepared for the presidency. Much, much better qualified. Hundreds, easily, if not thousands, and without any troubling ties to radical lunatics and Chicago mobsters. Gary Coleman comes to mind. But let’s not let that distract us from the fact that Mr. Obama’s election represents a profound, positive milestone in our country’s struggle to overcome its long legacy of racial divisions and bigotry. It reminds us of how far we’ve come, and it’s something everyone in our nation should celebrate in whatever little time we now have left.

Weasel Zippers: Time Reporter: Dear Leader’s Background Lets Him “Think In More Complex Terms” Than Mortal Men…

Same president who “umms” and “uhhs” his way through unscripted remarks.

Via Mediaite:

TIME Magazine reporter Jon Meacham joined MSNBC host Chris Matthews on Monday for President Barack Obama’s second inauguration. Both Meacham and Matthews compared Obama to President Ronald Reagan and asked if he can achieve a lasting legacy in his second term through compromise with his opponents. Meacham said that he thought so because, like Reagan whose formative experience in life came from being a labor organizer and an actor, Obama’s background is that of a college professor. Professors, Meacham said, are able to ‘think in more complex terms’ and ‘reach more nuanced positions.’

Via the Liberty Alliance:Obama – The Second Coming?

Patriot Action Network: Uninformed Obama Voters Saying They Watched Inauguration Before It Took Place:

I don’t know if I should laugh or cry when seeing this video….

The Messiah tweets from church….

Twitchy: Wow: Obama tweets threat to finish what he started from church?

Church shmurch! Obama has tweeting to do! And, that he did. His Twitter feed tweeted the above threat to “finish what he started,” while he was at church.


The tweet was signed “bo,” which indicates he tweeted it personally. Media lapdogs have been squeeing over his church-going for the past two days. Perhaps they should have taken the time to explain church to him. And to Planned Parenthood’s Cecile Richards as well, while they were at it.

Even my teenagers know better than to do that.

Would that this breech of church etiquette had been the worst of it.

Gateway Pundit: At Church, Obama’s Pastor Calls Republicans “The Enemies” – Starts Chanting “Forward”:

Obama went to church today in Washington DC. His pastor used the story of Moses to call Republicans “the enemies.” And, started chanting “Forward!”
Ben Shapiro at Big Government reported:

At Metropolitan African Methodist Episcopal Church, Braxton reportedly crafted his speech around Obama’s personal political slogan: “Forward!”

Gateway Pundit: WILD! Rapper at Obama Inauguration Concert Tossed From Stage After Anti-Obama Rant (Video)

It was supposed to be all about hopey-changey stuff.
Instead it became an Obama bash when rapper Lupe Fiasco started trashing Obama.
That’s when security threw him off the stage and escorted him from the premises.

Remember way back in the day – when there was just one inauguration ball – and it was a dignified affair?

Twitchy: #Inauguralpoem: Obama Inauguration poem roundly panned; sparks hilarious Cantor face, haikus:

Oh, if only they had listened! But, no. There was a poem read at Obama’s Inauguration today. In case you didn’t notice, it was totally diverse and stuff, too.

Eric Cantor’s expression during Richard Blanco’s inaugural poem reading  exemplifies what conservatives are feeling, today…


image via Huff-po

Of course…

The Right Scoop: Lay person delivering inaugural invocation omits “under God” from Pledge of Allegiance

For the first time in history a lay person gave today’s inaugural invocation and apparently didn’t mention God very much at all – even omitting “under God” from the Pledge of Allegiance…

Ace of Spades HQ: The President’s Hyper-Partisan Inaugural Address:

Many commentators — on Fox — noticed how partisan the inaugural address was. The typical inaugural speaks in the broadest themes about the core of America, those things which are not generally disputed; this speech was more like a State of the Union, with a partisan political agenda and Designated Villains.

See, for example, Joel Pollack’s reaction at Breitbart:

Throughout his address, the President maintained his voice in a near-shout. This was not an historic address, a reflection on a moment in history; it was an exhortation to political action, in contrast to the political reality of a divided Washington, in defiance of the profound economic challenges still facing the American people.It was a declaration of political war on individual liberty.

Father Frank Pavone, LifeNews: Open Letter to Obama on Inauguration Day: Why I Can’t Clap For You:

Many Americans are praying for you as you are inaugurated today. I am among them, as I participate today in the national commemorative service for the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and join his family at Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta.

Yet when wild applause erupts today for you here today, I will not be applauding. When standing ovations occur, I will stand to honor my country and the office of its President, but I will not be applauding, because, I do not believe that you should be the current occupant of the White House.

When you were first elected, many rejoiced that yet another barrier had been broken for racial equality in our nation. I rejoiced with them. Yet so many African-Americans could have been — and can still be — elected to the Presidency who better represent and advance the principles on which our country was founded.

Instead, you so often violate them. Therefore along with the chorus of praise, I want to write this letter today representing so many of our fellow Americans who raise a chorus of concern, particularly regarding your stand on life, religious freedom, and marriage.

As I stated, I am here today with the King Family in Atlanta. That is because Dr. Alveda King, Martin’s niece, is a full-time member of my team at Priests for Life. She travels this nation bearing witness to the fact that the civil rights movement of today is the pro-life movement. We proclaim the principle behind the civil rights movement — namely, equality for every human life — and apply it to the children yet in their mothers’ womb.

There is No Trash Collection, Parking Tickets on Inauguration Day

I’m waiting for the first photos of the trashy aftermath to start appearing…because as we all know,  libs are the worst when it comes to picking up after themselves.

So far I see only this from Marooned in Marin: Inauguration Day Trash – Jan. 21, 2013


The Blaze: Today’s inauguration brought to you by…


Twitchy: Trashy pics: Inauguration revelers leave behind massive carbon footprint:

Today was a day for liberals to celebrate, and that can only mean one thing: garbage — and lots of it. Revelers at Obama’s first inauguration in 2009 left behind over 100 tons of trash.

This time around, attendance was considerably lower. But there’s still plenty of stink emanating from Washington’s streets.


In other news…

Michelle Malkin: MLK’s unfinished legacy and the fight for school choice:

In so many ways, the dream is still far from reality. I’ve said before that one of the areas of American life where Martin Luther King’s vision remains unfulfilled is public education. Teachers’ unions and government school protectionists have stood in the schoolhouse door, blocking innovation, competition, and parental choice — leaving minority children and their families to languish in some of the country’s worst schools.

School choice is a civil rights issue, if not the civil rights issue of the 21st century in America.

Americans of all backgrounds, colors, and political parties will unite across the country next week to mark National School Choice Week.

Mike Adams, Townhall: Kids Write Obama on Abortion:

I’m getting sick and tired of the Obama administration using children selectively in order to help the president advocate his public policy positions. As I sat and watched his recent press conference, I finally understood his opposition to the Iraq War. It seems he and the late President Hussein are kindred spirits who share more than just a name. They share a sick penchant for using children as human shields in the middle of war. And make no mistake about it; America is currently at war with itself on many different fronts. As I sat and watched Obama surrounded by little human political shields, three things struck me as being especially hypocritical:

1. Just a few years ago, the president would have supported murdering all of those children by dismemberment.

2. The president would have classified their dismemberment as “health care” within a comprehensive reform package necessary to preserve the well-being of children, and finally

3. All the children at the press conference were protected from being murdered at that particular moment by government agents carrying concealed weapons.

Katie Pavlich, Townhall: Eric Holder Displays Extraordinary Hypocrisy on Gun Control:

Attorney General Eric Holder spoke at the U.S. Conference of Mayors Friday and said the following (numbers are mine):

“This unspeakable tragedy but also the individual tragedies that take place on your streets and all (1)too often unnoticed stand as stark reminders of our shared responsibility to address not just the epidemic of gun related crimes and the (2)ongoing need for vigorous enforcement of our laws but also the underlying conditions that give rise to gun violence. Throughout our history, the overwhelming majority of American gun owners have been responsible, law abiding citizens, yet (3) we have repeatedly seen in the most tragic ways how easy it can be for dangerous people to acquire and to wreak havoc with deadly weapons. Although there is no single solution that can bring a decisive end to this senseless violence, it’s incumbent upon each of us to try and it’s time to consider (4) what common sense steps we can take together to save lives. This means (5) doing everything that we can to secure the tools and resources we need to keep guns out of the hands who are not and should not be allowed to possess them.

My rebuttal to statements in bold above:

(1) While Holder prepares to use all the powers of the Department of Justice and ATF to push through President Obama’s new gun control agenda, he is more than happy to ignore Operation Fast and Furious. As a reminder, this was the DOJ program that allowed the deliberate trafficking of military style assault AK-47s to violent Mexican drug cartels south of the border. Let’s not forget Holder has not only refused to cooperate with Congress when it comes to turning over documents about the lethal scandal (death toll is 400 people and counting), he’s asked a court to indefinitely hold documents requested by Congress and through FOIA.

Keep reading at the links…

Protein Wisdom: Josh Marshall wants you to know that an unwillingness to keep and bear arms is a virtue:

After all, he pays taxes for police and a standing professional army, does he not? He’s covered. So for him to get his hands dirty — and that’s what gun ownership is, a kind of uncouth, quasi-racist filth caked to the paws of those anti-commonsense gun-nut extremists we’ve been hearing from lately, who watch too many movies and fantasize about using their firearms to protect their families or communities (like that ever happens), or who think the 2nd Amendment is a check on government (like a government would ever turn on its largely disarmed people) — why, that’s just not who Josh is. He is above such tawdriness. Removed from such gauche, manual considerations.

Rather, Josh is proud that he, as a member of the civilized, educated class, has put the onus of protecting his family or community or even some nearby innocent from immediate threats in the hands of law enforcement and the military alone — often in contradiction to state constitutions, I might add, which either adopted or served as precursors to the USC for what comes to count as a militia, with distinctions being drawn between the professional militia, the ready militia (able males 17-45 and those who wished to become citizens) and the reserve militia (everyone else, including women and chilren). Or “the people,” all of whom were expected to defend the country should the need arise.

That is to say, Marshall is overtly proud that he’s surrendered his duty as a first responder for himself and his family and, in extremis, his community or nation, for the cheap grace of claiming no taint from the demon metal / polymer killing machine so fetishized by those who don’t recognize that arms are for hugging (and aborting fetuses), not for the pleasure or yahoos who believe themselves some bulwark against imaginary tyrannical evil. Besides, everyone knows the best weapon is an ostentatious new law coupled to a good, hearty Twitter sneer campaign. Drop bon mots, not bombs!

Life News: Planned Parenthood Botches Abortion, Tries to Hide Victim:

The Planned Parenthood abortion clinic in St. Louis has botched yet another abortion — its fourth recently.

As paramedics tried to place the injured woman in an awaiting ambulance for transport to a local emergency room, Planned Parenthood abortion clinic staffers attempted to conceal her from pro-life advocates documenting the injuries.

Gateway Pundit: Senator Rand Paul: Obama Administration May Be Involved in Guns-to-Jihadists Cover-up

Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) suggested the Obama Administration may hve been smuggling guns to jihadist groups in the Middle East in a possible “international Fast and Furious” gun running operation.

Rand Paul was a guest on “Aaron Klein Investigative Radio” on Sunday night.

Washington Free Beacon: Valerie Jarrett Thanks MSNBC For Its Fawning Coverage Of Obama’s First Term:

Senior Obama adviser Valerie Jarrett took time to thank MSNBC for its coverage before her interview about his second term agenda ended on “Morning Joe” Monday.

“Thanks for covering it, and thanks for everything,” Jarrett said. “It’s been a good four years with you all as well.”

Watch video at link.

Newsbusters: NBC Hypes Republican ‘Disarray’ as ‘Bloodier-Minded’ Obama Focuses on Beating GOP in 2nd Term

A panel discussion on Monday’s NBC Today on President Obama’s second term quickly devolved into anti-Republican ranting, with correspondent Andrea Mitchell proclaiming: “It’s been so toxic that I think the President is betting that the American people…are really fed up with this. And that it will be in the Republican Party’s advantage to play somewhat toward getting something done.” [Listen to the audio or watch the video after the jump]Special correspondent Tom Brokaw followed up by touting how the GOP “lost big time” in the 2012 election and declared: “Now the Republicans are in disarray, trying to organize their party so they have a future. And they’re going to have to deal with the reality of that as well. It is a party that is so broken into a lot of parts on the GOP side and there’s going to have to be a lot of mending done and then more outreach as well.”
A short time later, in the 8 a.m. et hour, New York Times correspondent Jodi Kantor eagerly told co-host Savannah Guthrie how Obama plans to go after the GOP in a second term: “The mystery that hung over the first inauguration is gone. We know exactly what he wants to do agenda-wise. And he’s also much – I love this word – ‘bloodier minded,’ somebody said to me, about beating Republicans.”

Speaking to Kentucky voters, McConnell said:

President Obama and his team are doing everything in their power to restrict your constitutional right to keep and bear and arms. Their efforts to restrict your rights, invading your personal privacy and overstepping their bounds with executive orders, are just plain wrong…I will do everything in my power as Senate Republican leader, fighting tooth and nail, to protect your Second Amendment rights.

Smarter Fuels: Is the Renewable Fuel Standard working for America?

Moonbattery: Freedom Prevails at Small Town City Council Meeting:

Fear the authoritarian bureauweenies who fear your guns. Fortunately there are still a few Americans serving in government, like Oak Harbor, Washington Mayor Scott Dudley. Normally city council meetings would put a speed freak to sleep, but this one is worth watching:

Watch at the link.

New Zeal: Surprize!!! Top Communist Backs Obama “Gun Grab” Plan

A national leader of the Communist Party USA has come out in favor of Party “friend” President Barack Obama’s proposed gun restrictions.In a current People’s World website article  Fight to end gun violence is key to defending democracy,  Ohio Party leader, and Communist Party national board member Rick Nagin, openly calls for the trashing  of the Second Amendment, in favor of the “fundamental democratic right” to “live free from the fear or threat of gun violence”.

Linked by Michelle Malkin, thanks!

Lovely: Paul Ryan booed at Obama’s inaugural celebration – DOJ Lawyer Started the Booing

S. Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI)

Photo via KARE 11

When asked at the House Republican retreat, last week, whether or not he would attend Obama’s public swearing-in ceremony,  Ryan replied, “Yes,” it’s my obligation.”

As we enter a new phase in the age of Obama, see how his minions reacted to Ryan as he left the Capitol building to attend Obama’s second inauguration ceremony, today.

Via Twitchy:

So nice to see the unifying spirit of MLK alive and well at President Obama’s inauguration celebration today.

Of course, they’re just taking cues from the boss.

And no – the ring leader wasn’t just some random, anonymous crowd troll. He was one of the hyper politicized hires of Eric Holder’s DOJ Voting Section, Dan Freeman.

Mr. Freeman comes to the Voting Section following a fellowship at the New York Civil Liberties Union. He previously interned at the ACLU, where he assisted the organization with its efforts to attack the Bush administration’s national security policies. He also helped to challenge the “state secrets privilege” and to support the rights of terrorist detainees at Guantanamo Bay during an internship at Human Rights First.

On his resume, Freeman proudly notes his membership in the liberal American Constitution Society, as well as his service as co-chair of the Yale Law School Democrats. Of course, being a member of the American Constitution Society does not bar you from federal employment. Yet the Bush administration was castigated for hiring lawyers who were members of the Federalist Society. Incidentally, Mr. Freeman is helping lead the Voting Section’s review of redistricting submissions from the state of Alabama.

He proudly boasted that he started the  booing, himself today, on Facebook:


Classy. But would you expect anything better from Holder’s radicalized DOJ?

Linked by Bryan Preston at PJ Tatler: DOJ Voting Section Lawyer Marred Inauguration by Booing Rep. Paul Ryan


Eliana Johnson of The Corner: After President Denounces ‘Name-Calling,’ Paul Ryan Booed at Inaugural Celebration


Dan Collins, The Conservative Commune: DOJ Voting Section Bigwig Leads Inauguration Crowd in Booing Paul Ryan


The Lonely Conservative: Civility: Paul Ryan Booed At Inauguration – Booing Started By DOJ Lawyer