Far From Perfect In The Eyes of God
by Thomas A. Droleskey
Each of the four sins that cry out to Heaven for vengeance is practiced under cover of the civil law and promoted widely in what passes for "popular culture" in a country abounding with the various "delights" of an unrestrained "civil freedom."
1. Willful murder: Over four thousand babies are killed under cover of the civil law by means of surgical abortions each and every day. Thousands more are killed by means of chemical abortifacients. Unknown numbers of living human beings are dissected for their body parts under the false slogans of "brain death" and "organ donation." (See
Triumph of the Body Snatchers and Dr. Paul Byrne on Brain Death, From The Michael Fund Newsletter.) Others are starved and dehydrated to death merely because they suffer from some form of brain damage and are deemed to be "useless," if not a "drain" n society who can be considered as good as dead, if not actually dead.
Caesar Barackus Obamus Ignoramus, who is completely pro-death, has assembled a Cabinet and sub-Cabinet composed of people who are almost entirely pro-death. He has issued executive orders that have resulted in the state-sponsored executions of innocent preborn babies with American taxpayer dollars. ObamaCare facilitates the murder of even more babies with American taxpayer dollars. He has the blood of the innocent dripping on his hands. So do many members of the United States Senate and the United States House of Representatives.
Pope Pius XI, writing in Casti Connubii, December 30, 1930, explained that those who facilitate the murder of the preborn have a terrible reckoning awaiting them at the moment of their Particular Judgments:
Those who hold the reins of government should not forget that it is the duty of public authority by appropriate laws and sanctions to defend the lives of the innocent, and this all the more so since those whose lives are endangered and assailed cannot defend themselves. Among whom we must mention in the first place infants hidden in the mother's womb. And if the public magistrates not only do not defend them, but by their laws and ordinances betray them to death at the hands of doctors or of others, let them remember that God is the Judge and Avenger of innocent blood which cried from earth to Heaven.
2. The Sin of Sodom: Perverse acts in violation of the Sixth and Ninth Commandments and the binding precepts of the Natural Law are promoted with reckless abandonment under cover of the civil law and in practically every segment of "popular culture." Perversity has been "mainstreamed" as a civil right according to various slogans, including "compassion," "diversity, "tolerance," and "love." Five states (Connecticut, Iowa, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Vermont) permit those engaged in the Sin of Sodom to get "married." Four others (California, Colorado, Hawaii, Maine, and New Jersey) permit those who are committing perverse sins with other, thereby demonstrating that they do not truly love each other as they are engaged in sins that impede the salvation of their immortal souls, to be granted "civil union" status. Some states grant formal legal recognition to so-called "domestic partnerships."
Caesar Barackus Obamus Ignoramus signed a "presidential memorandum" on Wednesday, June 2, 2010, to provide "domestic partnership" benefits to all Federal workers:
President Barack Obama signed a memorandum on Wednesday formally extending benefits to federal employees in same-sex couples.
After a year of review, the president officially extended benefits to federal employees in domestic partnerships in one of the most high-profile moves to expand gay and lesbian rights.
"That process has now concluded, and I am proud to announce that earlier today, I signed a Memorandum that requires Executive agencies to take immediate action to extend to the same-sex domestic partners of Federal employees a number of meaningful benefits, from family assistance services to hardship transfers to relocation expenses," Obama said late Wednesday in a statement. "It also requires agencies that extend any new benefits to employees’ opposite-sex spouses to make those benefits available on equal terms to employees’ same-sex domestic partners to the extent permitted by law."
The president said, however, that existing federal law didn't go far enough to extend rights for same-sex couples, and renewed his call on Congress to pass the Domestic Partnership Benefits and Obligations Act. (Obama orders extension of benefits.)
What happened to the cities Sodom and Gomorrah?
And he said to him: Behold also in this, I have heard thy prayers, not to destroy the city for which thou hast spoken. Make haste and be saved there, because I cannot do any thing till thou go in thither. Therefore the name of that city was called Segor. The sun was risen upon the earth, and Lot entered into Segor. And the Lord rained upon Sodom and Gomorrha brimstone and fire from the Lord out of heaven. And he destroyed these cities, and all the country about, all the inhabitants of the cities, and all things that spring from the earth.
And his wife looking behind her, was turned into a statue of salt. And Abraham got up early in the morning and in the place where he had stood before with the Lord, He looked towards Sodom and Gomorrha, and the whole land of that country: and he saw the ashes rise up from the earth as the smoke of a furnace. Now when God destroyed the cities of that country, remembering Abraham, he delivered Lot out of the destruction of the cities wherein he had dwelt. (Genesis 19: 21-29.)
That's not brimstone washing ashore on the beaches in the northern part of the Gulf of Mexico. The brimstone is still raining from the sky over Europe as a result of the
volcano that erupted between April 14 and May 23, 2010. That oil from the British Petroleum Deepwater well, however, is a chastisement nevertheless. Far worse is yet to come.
3. Defrauding the Widow (Oppressing the Poor): Our entire economic system is built upon the exploitation of the poor by means of what are now multinational corporations engaging in ancient practices of deception that our wrapped up in the glittering of contemporary advertising and internet pop-up windows and spam e-mails. People steeped in a culture of an unbridled materialism that is but the logical issue of naturalism are exhorted by all manner of psychological ploys to purchase products and goods that they do not need, products and goods that are manufactured, at least for the most part, in Red China under unsafe working conditions by workers who are paid substandard wages.
Many of these products and goods are defective and contain various contaminants that can ruin the health of those who purchase them and/or despoil the environment needlessly. Advertisers always seek to create a "need" for products and goods and services that consumers are not looking to purchase. Who cares if a little of the old "snake oil" methods of the traveling salesman promising a bald man that he can put hair back on top of his head if only he buys a worthless bottle of liquid are being used in more sophisticated means today? Those who sell products want to part people from their money, encouraging them to go into debt in order to do so, at which point those trapped in a cycle of poverty or relative material deprivation are impoverished the more by usurious rates of interest, forcing many into bankruptcy or a sense of total despair.
We have also been the victims of monumental fraud practiced by all three levels of government in the United States of America as the coercive power of the civil state continues confiscates our wealth in order to
feed Caesar's bloat, further widening the gap between the extremely wealthy and the rest of us as the monies that are confiscated from us by means of taxation are used to hire workers to staff offices in bureaucracies with functions that are in full violation of the terms of the Constitution of the United States Constitution and are in many instances open violate the binding precepts of the Divine Positive Law and the Natural Law. The average citizen has less means to exercise his legitimate freedom in accord with those binding precepts the more that his very livelihood is taken from him by government to fund programs (and wars) that are needless, wasteful, duplicative and often completely immoral.
4. Withholding Wages from the Day Laborer: So many employers, especially the multinational corporations, treat their employees as nothing more than a means to worship at the alter of the god of profit, a great deal of which is derived from the usurious interest rates mentioned just above. One of the means to maximize profit is to depress the salaries or wages paid to the employees whose physical labor and/or intellectual labor actually produce or makes possible the goods and services to be sold to the public while senior executives, most of whom do nothing at all to produce what is sold, make hundreds of thousands, if not millions, of dollars in salaries, making it nearly impossible to pay a true living wage to the people who actually do the work that lines their own pockets with profit money.
Silly me. I forgot. "The market" determines all of this, not greed or a callous concern for the immutable Catholic doctrine of the living wage that requires employers to pay a man enough money so that he is able to support his wife and children without forcing his wife to go to work to help support the family. Well, the false god of "the market," guided by that nonexistent "invisible hand" (see
A Really Invisible Hand) has prompted many employers to hire workers on a part-time basis in order to deprive them of benefits that are provided to full-time workers. I know about this first-hand as I had to scramble to make ends meet teaching as an adjunct professor, sometimes at three different institutions simultaneously, in the 1990s. There was one period from July of 1993 through August of 1994 in which I had taught eighteen courses as an adjunct professor, making a sum total of $30,000 in the process. As a colleague of mine noted at the time, "Tom, that was a hard $30,000 to make. You took every course offered to you." Yes, I did--and not only because I love to teach; I had to take every course offered me in order to make my rent and to pay my bills. (There is no such work available today, although I continue to apply for both full and part time employment in my field.)
Many are the cases of today of professional employees who, as they approach their mid-fifties, are terminated from their employment on a full-time basis in order to hire younger, less experienced workers for less money. Some of these older workers are offered "contract" work as consultants after being terminated, which is a way of having them train their replacements while being paid a fraction of what they had been earning. And this is to say nothing of the harm that has been done to American workers by the outsourcing of their jobs to foreign countries, especially to Red China and other countries in Asia, and the harm that has been done to entire communities as factories have been shut down in favor of foreign operations. It is the teaching of the Catholic Church that employers do indeed owe their employees and the communities in which they work a loyalty that transcends the "bottom line" and which, if given, would only enhance that "bottom line" now and, of course, for all eternity when their face the moment of their own Particular Judgments.
Far, Far From Perfect
Mind you, the paragraphs above have sought to summarize the promotion of the four sins that cry out to Heaven for vengeance. Many others, of course, are the sins that are promoted on a regular basis under the cover of civil law and throughout the various means of mass communication, especially sins against the virtues of purity and modesty. The false notions of "freedom of speech" and "freedom of press" have allowed every error to pollute the souls of Catholics and non-Catholics alike, fulfilling the famous prophecy of Pope Gregory XVI in Mirari Vos, August 15, 1832:
This shameful font of indifferentism gives rise to that absurd and erroneous proposition which claims that liberty of conscience must be maintained for everyone. It spreads ruin in sacred and civil affairs, though some repeat over and over again with the greatest impudence that some advantage accrues to religion from it. "But the death of the soul is worse than freedom of error," as Augustine was wont to say. When all restraints are removed by which men are kept on the narrow path of truth, their nature, which is already inclined to evil, propels them to ruin. Then truly "the bottomless pit" is open from which John saw smoke ascending which obscured the sun, and out of which locusts flew forth to devastate the earth. Thence comes transformation of minds, corruption of youths, contempt of sacred things and holy laws -- in other words, a pestilence more deadly to the state than any other. Experience shows, even from earliest times, that cities renowned for wealth, dominion, and glory perished as a result of this single evil, namely immoderate freedom of opinion, license of free speech, and desire for novelty.
Here We must include that harmful and never sufficiently denounced freedom to publish any writings whatever and disseminate them to the people, which some dare to demand and promote with so great a clamor. We are horrified to see what monstrous doctrines and prodigious errors are disseminated far and wide in countless books, pamphlets, and other writings which, though small in weight, are very great in malice. We are in tears at the abuse which proceeds from them over the face of the earth. Some are so carried away that they contentiously assert that the flock of errors arising from them is sufficiently compensated by the publication of some book which defends religion and truth. Every law condemns deliberately doing evil simply because there is some hope that good may result. Is there any sane man who would say poison ought to be distributed, sold publicly, stored, and even drunk because some antidote is available and those who use it may be snatched from death again and again? (Pope Gregory XVI, Mirari Vos, August 15, 1832.)
Lost souls are to be found everyone, confused by the ethos of Modernity in the world and bewildered or reprogrammed by the those of Modernism in the counterfeit church of conciliarism into believing that God does not care about what people think or what how they act as long as they are "good" and "loving" people.
With all of the evils being protected under cover of the civil law and promoted in the every nook and cranny of popular culture, therefore, it is truly laughable to find public officials--and those who speak for them--making grand pronouncements about the fact that Major League Baseball umpire Jim Joyce, who is now in his twenty-second season of service, admitted that he made a mistake on what what should have been the twenty-seventh and final out of Detroit Tigers' pitcher Armando Galarraga's bid to record the third perfect game thrown at the major league baseball since Dallas Braden of the Oakland Athletics threw the first such game this season on May 9, 2010, as twenty-seven batters (three per each of the nine innings) for the visiting Tampa Bay Rays were retired without reaching first base safely. Roy Halladay of the Philadelphia Phillies pitched a perfect game on Saturday, May 29, 2010, against the Florida Marlins at whatever they're calling the former Joe Robbie Stadium in Miami, Florida, these days.
Armando Galarraga should have had his own perfect game on Wednesday, June 2, 2010, at Comerica Park in Detroit, Michigan, against the Cleveland Indians. Umpire Jim Joyce, however, blew the call at first base as Galarraga covered first base as he ran over there from the pitchers' mound to take a throw from first baseman Miguel Cabrera, who fielded the ball cleanly in the hole to the left of first base to retire Indians' batter Jason Donald. Donald was out. Video replays show this. Jim Joyce was humble enough not only to admit that he was wrong after he had seen the video replay following the end of the game; he took the almost unprecedented step of walking to the Tigers' clubhouse to apologize to Galarraga, who accepted the apology with as much grace as he had done when the bum call was made. A mistake was made. An apology was given and accepted. End of story, right? (And, mind you, I don't follow any of this stuff any more on a regular basis, all right? Just because I know that the New York Mets game at Petco Park in San Diego, California, ended in the eleventh inning when a relief pitcher named Raul Valdes coughed up a grand slam home run to the Padres' Adrian Gonzalez does not mean anything in the slightest. Good. I'm glad that you got that straight.)
One public official after another issued pleas to baseball Commissioner Alan H. "Bud" Selig to overturn the call by exercising his powers under the "best interests of baseball" that are vested in the office of the commissioner. Selig refused to do so. End of story, right?
Meanwhile, Commissioner Bud Selig released a statement Thursday afternoon saying that because of Joyce’s call “and other recent events,” he would examine the umpiring system, the expanded use of instant replay and other related features. But before announcing a ruling, he said he would consult with unions and baseball’s special committee for on-field matters, which includes managers, general managers, club owners and presidents.
The statement read, in part: “As Jim Joyce said in his postgame comments, there is no dispute that last night’s game should have ended differently. While the human element has always been an integral part of baseball, it is vital that mistakes on the field be addressed.”
Robert Gibbs, the White House press secretary, said he hoped Selig would eventually reverse the call and declare that Galarraga had achieved a perfect game. “I think it’s tremendously heartening to see someone understand they made a mistake and someone accept the apology,” he said at his afternoon briefing.
The relative calm at the ballpark contrasted with the international debate that took place overnight and through the afternoon, as baseball fans nationwide took to Twitter, Facebook, the Web and talk radio to argue about Joyce’s call.
El Universal, a newspaper in Galarraga’s native Venezuela reported on the controversy in an article with the headline, “Jim Joyce Robó a Armando Galarraga”
On television shows like “The View,” hosts discussed Galarraga’s calm acceptance of Joyce’s call, while Joyce’s apology to Galarraga received equal attention. On a radio program in Detroit, scores of fans called in to discuss whether baseball needed an emergency “Galarraga rule,” allowing expanded instant replay on close calls. Major league officials said Thursday that they were reviewing Joyce’s decision.
“As governor, I’m issuing a proclamation declaring Galarraga pitched a perfect game,” Michigan’s outgoing governor, Jennifer M. Granholm, tweeted after the game — and followed up Thursday.
The quick ballpark venting seemed to live up to Manager Jim Leyland’s pregame plea for fans not to abuse Joyce.
“This is a day for Detroit to shine,” Leyland told reporters Thursday morning. “First of all, you are talking about one of the best umpires in the business and one of the best guys. You are talking about a guy who feels worse than anybody. It’s sad. This guy is an outstanding umpire.”
Leyland said the situation might have been different if Joyce had insisted his call was right. “But this guy was a mess,” he said. He added: “I’m taking about sincere. There was nothing phony about it.”
Joyce, who also talked to reporters Thursday morning, said he was ready for boos, catcalls and worse. “I’ll take it,” he said. “I’ll take whatever you can give me, and I’ll handle it like a man, and I’ll do the best I can.”
But at the stadium it seemed like any other warm, muggy late spring afternoon. Attendants lugged buckets of ice into the Tigers dugout, while the team’s bright orange mascot stood nearby, giving high-fives to fans young and old. Don Henley’s “The Boys of Summer” played on the loudspeakers, just before the national anthem.
Cheers led to a standing ovation when the lanky Galarraga came onto the field, waving repeatedly in acknowledgment of the applause. A red Corvette convertible, a model whose sticker price starts at about $53,000, was driven onto the field by Mark Reuss, the president of General Motors North American Operations, a surprise gift for Galarraga from Chevrolet, a Tigers sponsor. Galarraga grinned and patted the car’s roof, while Tigers first baseman Miguel Cabrera excitedly peered inside.
There were no speeches, but boos rang out as the team of umpires, clad in gray slacks and dark short-sleeve shirts, took the field. Joyce’s reception was loud but brief. There was another standing ovation as Galarraga met the umpires at home plate to deliver the day’s lineup.
Joyce gave a salute to the players in the Tigers’ dugout as Galarraga walked back, while the other umpires surrounded him before jogging to their spots.
Tigers catcher Gerald Laird shook Joyce’s hand before squatting behind home plate. The umpire also received a hug in passing from Cabrera, who had watched in disbelief the night before as Joyce, then working at first base, declared Cleveland’s Jason Donald safe to spoil Galarraga’s perfect game with two outs in the ninth inning.
Still, Michigan lawmakers leapt into the situation.
Senator Debbie Stabenow issued a statement calling on Selig to reverse Joyce’s call, while Representative John D. Dingell Jr. went a step further. He said he would introduce a House resolution calling on Major League Baseball to overturn Joyce’s call and restore Galarraga’s perfect game.
“Jim Joyce missed the call, but because he admitted it, we have a leg to stand on in our case to Major League Baseball,” Dingell said in a statement.
The umpire “made a colossal blunder, but if we can reverse it, he will have played a huge role in righting the wrong. This perfect game may not have the perfect ending, but it will be one distinct and historic in its own way.” (Almost-Perfect Pitcher Lauded as Debate Persists.)
Babies are being butchered under cover of the civil law. The sin of Sodom is being promoted by many in public life, including by the pro-death President of the United States of America. Public and corporate policies that oppress the poor and defraud workers of their wages are just part of the anti-Incarnational landscape of Modernity in the world. And what are the clowns in public life who promote these evils concerned about right now? Armando Galarraga's near-perfect game pitched at Comerica Park on Wednesday, June 2, 2010 (which would have been my late parents' fifty-ninth wedding anniversary).
The pro-abortion White House Press Secretary, Robert Gibbs, a Catholic, had the hubris to say “I think it’s tremendously heartening to see someone understand they made a mistake and someone accept the apology." Excuse me, Mr. Gibbs? You can't even get basic logic straight concerning discrepancies between the official White House account of the White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emmanuel scheme last year to use that paragon of ethical behavior--and Emmanuel's own former boss, former President William Jefferson Blythe Clinton, to dangle some sort of "position" in front of United States Representative Joseph Sestak, yup, you got it, a pro-abortion Catholic, as a means of enticing him to quit his primary race against the now-defeated, party-switching opportunist named Arlen Specter, a pro-abortion adherent of the Talmud:
(CNSNews.com) - On Tuesday, pressed by CNSNews.com for more information about the White House job offer to Rep. Joe Sestak (D-Pa.), White House spokesman Robert Gibbs refused to go beyond what was said in a brief White House memo released on Friday.
After almost three months of insisting that "nothing inappropriate" happened, the White House on Friday -- just before the start of the long holiday weekend -- issued a two-page memo discussing "the suggestion that government positions may have been improperly offered" to Rep. Joe Sestak (D-Pa.) to "dissuade him" from running against Arlen Specter in Pennsylvania's Democratic primary for U.S. Senate.
The memo, written by White House Counsel Bob Bauer, said there was no “impropriety” and that the administration’s actions were “fully consistent with the relevant law and ethical requirements.”
But the memo is raising more questions, which the White House could not or would not answer on Tuesday.
It appears that Sestak could not have served on a presidential advisory board while retaining his seat in Congress. But according to Bauer's memo, that’s exactly what the White House proposed.
Asked Tuesday how Sestak could he sit on a White House advisory board while retaining his House seat, White House spokesman Gibbs conceded, “He couldn’t.”
So why make the offer, reporters asked. “I’d refer you to the memo,” Gibbs responded. “But the memo didn’t specify,” CNSNews.com reporter Fred Lucas reminded Gibbs. “Right,” Gibbs replied. (See transcript below)
’Options for Executive Branch service’
According to Bauer’s memo, “options for Executive Branch service were raised with” Sestak.
“Efforts were made in June and July of 2009 to determine whether Congressman Sestak would be interested in service on a Presidential or other Senior Executive Branch Advisory Board, which would avoid a divisive Senate primary, allow him to retain his seat in the House, and provide him with an opportunity for additional service to the public in a high-level advisory capacity for which he was highly qualified.”
Bauer said Sestak would not have been paid for an advisory position.
Bauer also stated that no one in the White House discussed the advisory board options with Sestak. Instead, White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel “enlisted the support of former President Clinton who agreed to raise with Congressman Sestak options of service on a Presidential or other Senior Executive Branch Advisory Board.”
Bauer said Sestak “declined the suggested alternatives,” and continued his ultimately successful run for a Senate candidacy.
Sestak told reporters on Friday he thinks Clinton tried to offer him a spot on a presidential intelligence advisory board.
What follows is a transcript of the questions – and non-answers – posed to White House spokesman Robert Gibbs at Tuesday’s White House press briefing:
NEW YORK TIMES REPORTER PETER BAKER: Can I ask on a different topic then? On Friday, after our last chance with you last week, we received this memo from Bob Bauer on the Sestak matter. In three months -- this is the response after three months of questions. I’m just wondering, if it’s not a big deal, as you guys are saying, then why did we wait for three months to answer that question?
MR. GIBBS: I’d have to ask Counsel for a better answer on that. I don’t know the answer.
NYT BAKER: Don’t you have something to do with that as the chief spokesman for the White House? You were asked on a number of occasions and don’t you think that that kind of created --
MR. GIBBS: If I bear some responsibility for that, I can understand that.
(Later in the briefing)
CNSNEWS.COM: Thanks, Robert. Just a couple of quick things on the Sestak thing again. The counsel’s memo on Friday said that efforts were made in June and July of 2009. Were there multiple efforts and were all those made by President Clinton?
MR. GIBBS: Whatever is in the memo is accurate.
CNSNEWS.COM: Okay, but I mean, with regards to June and July, I mean, were all those President Clinton or --
MR. GIBBS: I think the relationship on how that happened, yes, is explained in the memo.
NYT BAKER: Joe Sestak said he had one conversation with President Clinton.
MR. GIBBS: Let me check.
CNSNEWS.COM: And just one more. As far as -- it said this is an unpaid position. Does that make a difference in the view of the White House, that it would be an unpaid position as opposed to a paid position?
MR. GIBBS: Well, again, I’m not going to get into hypotheticals. The situation was an unpaid position and didn’t constitute a lot of what you’re hearing.
CNSNEWS.COM: Okay, and just one more -- sorry. But the [Presidential] Intelligence Advisory Board, which most reports said this offer was for, that would be a position a member of the House could not serve on. Is that --
MR. GIBBS: That’s how I understand the way the PIAB is written.
CNSNEWS.COM: But the memo, it said that this would be a position to serve in the House and serve on a presidential advisory board.
MR. GIBBS: Correct.
CNSNEWS.COM : Well, how could he sit on the board?
FOX NEWS REPORTER MAJOR GARRETT : Yes, how would that work?
MR. GIBBS: He couldn’t.
NYT BAKER: So why was your offer --
CNSNEWS.COM So that wasn’t the offer, then?
MR. GIBBS: I’d refer you to --
CNSNEWS.COM What position, what board, was it then? Do you know?
MR. GIBBS: I’d refer you to the memo.
CNSNEWS.COM: But the memo didn’t specify.
MR. GIBBS: Right.
Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) is asking the FBI to open a "full criminal investigation" into what Issa calls "an illegal quid pro quo.”
In the memo released Friday, White House Counsel Bob Bauer said the discussions with Sestak were not improper because the “Democratic Party leadership had a legitimate interest in averting a divisive primary fight and a similarly legitimate concern about the Congressman vacating his seat in the House. By virtue of his career in public service, including distinguished military service, Congressman Sestak was viewed to be highly qualified to hold a range of advisory positions in which he could, while holding his House seat, have additional responsibilities of considerable potential interest to him and value to the Executive Branch." (White House Spokesman Has No Answer on Sestak; see also White House Obfuscation on Sestak So Glaring For Even Chris Matthews.)
Robert Gibbs has got a great career ahead of himself as a spokesflack for a conciliar "bishop" as he has demonstrated Hegelian illogic and self-contradiction with remarkable audacity. Ah, yes, the audacity of dialecticalism. Indeed. So much for "transparency" and "change that we can believe in," huh? This is the same old stuff of hardball, bare knuckles politics of Chicago, Illinois, ward politics by way of the equally thuggish "community organizing" methodology of the late Saul Alinksy and with a healthy dose of old-fashioned labor union skull bashing rank intimidation of foes thrown in for good measure. "Change you can believe in." Sure, if you close your eyes and say to yourself "There's no place like home" as you click you ruby slippers together three times. Sure.
Change you can believe in? The same "old politics" game was played with one Andrew Romanoff last year before he formally announced plans to enter a Democratic Party primary against United States Senator Michael Bennet this August. Romanoff had another nebulous job offer dangled in front of him by former union activist turned White House inside named Eric Messina (see White House Discussed Jobs With Candidate.)
What was that Robert Gibbs, who has fronted for Caesar Barackus Obamus Ignoramus on the misrepresentations about taxpayer-funded baby-killing ObamaCare, saying about umpire Jim Joyce? That's it good to admit a mistake? Maybe he ought to consider obfuscating for a well-paid living is a mistaken. Then again, why quite of course, one who believes in baby-killing as a legal "right" will have no problem shilling for an empty suit who is lost without his TelePrompTer and his Deputy Dawg aides who dream up one clumsy political scheme after another and then attempt to stonewall about it for as long as they care.
There was also the spectacle of the pro-abortion United States Governor of Michigan, Jennifer Granholm, a Catholic, and the almost pro-abortion United States Representative John David Dingell, Jr., a Catholic, and the always pro-abortion United States Senator Debbie Stabenow, a Methodist, chiming in about the injustice that had been done to Armando Galarraga on Wednesday, June 2, 2010. God is being offended under cover of the civil law and in the midst of popular culture. They are offending God as they misuse the levers of political power to advance various evil ends. What are they concerned about? Armando Galarraga and a blown call by umpire Jim Joyce. Talk about bread and circuses.
We are one week away from the Feast of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus. We must admit to ourselves and to Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, Whose Eucharist Heart awaits our acts of love every day in tabernacles where He is to be found truly present, that we are far, far from perfect in our daily lives, making frequent, if not weekly, use of the Sacred Tribunal of Penance to do so as we seek Absolution at the hands of a true priest and as we resolve to amend our lives and to make reparation for our sins, which have so worsened the state of the Church Militant on earth and the state of the world-at-large.
What must matter to us is not a meaningless debate over whether a bad call made by a baseball umpire should be reversed in order to award a pitcher with the perfect game that he should have credited with if the call had been made correctly on the spot when the play occurred. What must matter to us is trying to be perfect as our Heavenly Father is perfect, aspiring to the heights of sanctity as the consecrated slaves of Our Blessed Lord Saviour Jesus Christ through the Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart of Mary as we pray as many Rosaries each day as our states-in-life permit.
Only the perfectly purified can enter Heaven. May this month of June be for us a time of special and repeated acts of reparation to the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus through the Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart of Mary
Viva Cristo Rey!