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These are the links to two posts in one of my favorite blogs. They were very meaningful to me, and I hope they will speak to you, also!

The Seven Holy Maccabbees

Lessons from the Maccabbees

I’m not just being lazy – Fr. Stephen has one of the best blogs going, in my NOT so humble opinion! I could do a whole lot worse than track backs and cribbing from his posts! And I’m not the only one who likes his Blog:

The Fact The Makes The Difference


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This is the most SENSIBLE e-mail I’ve seen in a long time. Whoever wrote this should run for President some day…*

*’We the sensible people of the United States, in an attempt to help everyone get along, restore some resemblance of justice, avoid more riots, keep our nation safe, promote positive behavior, and secure the blessings of debt-free liberty to ourselves and our great-great-great-grandchildren, hereby try one more time to ordain and establish some common sense guidelines for the terminally whiny, guilt ridden, delusional, and other liberal bed-wetters. We hold these truths to be self evident: that a whole lot of people are confused by the Bill of Rights and are so dim they require a Bill of NON-Rights.*

*ARTICLE I: You do not have the right to a new car, big screen TV, or any other form of wealth. More power to you if you can legally acquire them, but no one is guaranteeing anything.*

*ARTICLE II: You do not have the right to never be offended. This country is based on freedom, and that means freedom for everyone — not just you! You may leave the room, turn the channel, express a different opinion, etc.; but the world is full of idiots, and probably always will be.*

*ARTICLE III: You do not have the right to be free from harm. If you stick a screwdriver in your eye, learn to be more careful; do not expect the tool manufacturer to make you and all your relatives independently wealthy.*

*ARTICLE IV: ** You do not have the right to free food and housing. Americans are the most charitable people to be found, and will gladly help anyone in need, but we are quickly growing weary of subsidizing generation after generation of professional couch potatoes who achieve nothing more than the creation of another generation of professional couch potatoes **. (This one is my pet peeves … get an education and go to work … don’t expect everyone else to take care of you!)*

*ARTICLE V: You do not have the right to free healthcare. That would be nice, but from the looks of public housing, we’re just not interested in public healthcare.*

*ARTICLE VI: You do not have the right to physically harm other people. If you kidnap, rape, intentionally maim, or kill someone, don’t be surprised if the rest of us want to see you fry in the electric chair, sniff the gas chamber, swing from the gallows, or take it in the vein!!*

*ARTICLE VII: You do not have the right to the possessions of others. If you rob, cheat, or coerce away the goods or services of other citizens, don’t be surprised if the rest of us get together and lock you away in a place where you still won’t have the right to a big screen color TV or a life of leisure.*

*ARTICLE VIII: You do not have the right to a job. All of us sure want you to have a job, and will gladly help you along in hard times, but we expect you to take advantage of the opportunities of education and vocational training aid before you to make yourself useful. (AMEN!)*

*ARTICLE IX: You do not have the right to happiness. Being an American means that you have the right to PURSUE happiness, which by the way, is a lot easier if you are unencumbered by an over abundance of idiotic laws created by those of you who were confused by the Bill of Rights.*

*ARTICLE X: ** This is an English speaking country. We don’t care where you are from, English is our language. Learn it or go back to wherever you came from!*

And Lastly…

*ARTICLE XI: You do not have the right to change our country’s history or heritage. This country was founded on the belief in one true God. And yet, you are given the freedom to believe in any religion, any faith, or no faith at all; with no fear of persecution. The phrase IN GOD WE TRUST is part of our heritage and history, and if you are uncomfortable with it, TOUGH! *

*If you agree, share this with a friend. No, you don’t have to, and nothing tragic will befall you if you don’t. I just think it’s about time common sense is allowed to flourish.*

**Sensible people of the United States speak out because if you do not, who will?**

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I finally found a reasonable article about liberalism in the movies!! I was just surfing a bunch of different websites and ran across this:

Reader Question: The Gay, Jewish, Liberal Hollywood Conspiracy

In part, the author says:

What’s infested Hollywood today is an ideology. Liberals run Hollywood (well, 97% of it). That some liberals happen to be gay or Jewish is incidental. Who someone sleeps with or how they worship is the least of my concerns. What is insidious is the monopoly of anti-American, anti-conservative agendas pursued and spread ’round the world. What is insidious is the lack of diversity of ideas and the ever-widening disconnect between those who make and report on the movies, and those who go to the movies.

Then, later, he says:

To achieve the goal of a Hollywood presenting a diversity of ideas, it doesn’t matter who’s in charge. For all I care, a bunch of lesbian, crystal-worshiping, Zulus can run Hollywood if they have an open enough mind. I also happen to know a number of gays, lesbians, Jews, Mexicans, Hindus, and atheists, just as conservative and frustrated by Hollywood as we are.

We don’t conflate liberal with anything. Liberalism is the problem, and liberalism is seen here only as an ideology; a dangerous and ignorant set of beliefs. Ironically, it’s often our critics who assume liberal means something more. When they conflate our distate for liberalism as an attack on gays or Jews that’s their own stereotyping revealing itself, not an uncovering of ours. We’re battling liberal intolerance. When it comes to race, religion, and sexuality the only feeling we hold is complete and utter indifference.

Well, YES! I encourage you to read the entire article!! It is very short, and very, very good!


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HOW TRUE! Finally someone most of us can agree with. I don’t know if this guy is real or what, but it is an interesting idea. A bit simplified, (there are economic cycles and outside influences) …but he still has some good points. And of course, we are responsible for whom we vote for.
Charley Reese has been a journalist for 49 years, reporting on everything from sports to politics. From 1969-71, he worked as a campaign staffer for gubernatorial, senatorial and congressional races in several states. He was an editor, assistant to the publisher, and columnist for the Orlando Sentinel from 1971 to 2001. He now writes a syndicated column which is carried on LewRockwell.com. Reese served two years active duty in the U.S. Army as a tank gunner

Politicians are the only people in the world who create problems and then campaign against them.

Have you ever wondered why, if both the Democrats and the Republicans are against deficits, we have deficits? Have you ever wondered why, if all the politicians are against inflation and high taxes, we have inflation and high taxes?

You and I don’t propose a federal budget. The president does. You and I don’t have the Constitutional authority to vote on appropriations. The House of Representatives does. You and I don’t write the tax code. Congress does. You and I don’t set fiscal policy. Congress does. You and I don’t control monetary policy. The Federal Reserve Bank does.

One hundred senators, 435 congressmen, one president and nine Supreme Court justices-545 human beings out of the 300 million-are directly, legally, morally and individually responsible for the domestic problems that plague this country.

I excluded the members of the Federal Reserve Board because that problem was created by the Congress. In 1913, Congress delegated its Constitutional duty to provide a sound currency to a federally chartered but private central bank.

I excluded all the special interests and lobbyists for a sound reason They have no legal authority. They have no ability to coerce a senator, a congressman or a president to do one cotton- picking thing. I don’t care if they offer a politician $1 million dollars in cash. The politician has the power to accept or reject it.

No matter what the lobbyist promises, it is the legislator’s responsibility to determine how he votes.

A CONFIDENCE CONSPIRACY Those 545 human beings spend much of their energy convincing you that what they did is not their fault. They cooperate in this common con regardless of party.

What separates a politician from a normal human being is an excessive amount of gall. No normal human being would have the gall of a SPEAKER, who stood up and criticized G.W. BUSH for creating deficits.

The president can only propose a budget. He cannot force the Congress to accept it. The Constitution, which is the supreme law of the land, gives sole responsibility to the House of Representatives for originating and approving appropriations and taxes.

Who is the speaker of the House? She is the leader of the majority party. She and fellow Democrats, not the president, can approve any budget they want. If the president vetoes it, they can pass it over his veto.


It seems inconceivable to me that a nation of 300 million cannot replace 545 people who stand convicted-by present facts-of incompetence and irresponsibility.

I can’t think of a single domestic problem, from an unfair tax code to defense overruns, that is not traceable directly to those 545 people.

When you fully grasp the plain truth that 545 people exercise power of the federal government, then it must follow that what exists is what they want to exist.

If the tax code is unfair, it’s because they want it unfair. If the budget is in the red, it’s because they want it in the red. If the Marines are in IRAQ, it’s because t hey want them in IRAQ.

There are no insoluble government problems. Do not let these 545 people shift the blame to bureaucrats, whom they hire and whose jobs they can abolish; to lobbyists, whose gifts and advice they can reject; to regulators, to whom they give the power to regulate and from whom they can take this power.

Above all, do not let them con you into the belief that there exist disembodied mystical forces like “the economy,” “inflation” or “politics” that prevent them from doing what they take an oath to do.

Those 545 people and they alone are responsible. They and they alone have the power. They and they alone should be held accountable by the people who are their bosses–provided the voters have the gumption to manage their own employees. We should vote all of them out of office and clean up their mess.

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Turtlemom3 sez: OK Peepul – There it is in pretty clear language. It’s up to US to oversee the idiots in Washington and make sure they allocate and spend our – OUROUR!!! – money wisely and carefully. WE make the decisions about who our Representatives are, who our Senators are, who our President is. They, in turn, make the decisions as to who the Supreme Court Justices are, who the people on the Federal Reserve Bank Board are. You’ll see this on my other blogs, too!

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A Song of Defiance

by Dobrica Eric
English Translation

the servant of God,
the Serb,
announce willingly
through chains and wires
before the witnesses
Power, Agony and Injustice,
that I am guilty and admit my crime!
I am guilty that I am a somebody
and not a nothing and a nobody.
I am guilty that in a time of general
I go to an Orthodox Christian church
and make the sign of the cross like this,
with three fingers!
I am guilty of being,
when I ought not to be.
I have been guilty for a long time now
of standing upright
and gaze upon Heaven, instead of the grass.

I am guilty of having stood up to injustice.
I am guilty,
of once again honoring my patron saint.
I am guilty of reading and writing Cyrillic.
I am guilty of singing, of laughing, and
I am guilty, this I admit,
of knowing what I do know,
and knowing what I do not know.
I am guilty, to end with my greatest crime.
I am guilty of being stubborn
and of being an Orthodox Christian
and a follower of Saint Sava and of not believing
in such things as “a holy crime”.

I am guilty
of existing,
and while already being and rudely standing,
of not admitting that I do not exist.

If I admit that I do not exist
in order to save my head,
I will lose the venerable Cross and my patron saint.
If I do not admit that,
my outlook is bleak,
then the entire world will harass my nation.
Hoards of former people
thieves and vagrants,
packs of robots and other monsters,
will attack my orchards and fields
and my white house along the road
around which, as the loveliest of maidens,
blossom cherries, apples, and plums.

So here,
I admit this too,
for the salvation of my people.
I no longer exist.
Remove me from your list.
I am from now on only
air, light and water,
three useful elements.
And this thing that before you walks and talks,
that is what you have made of me!

My enemy with a thousand hands,
a thousand servants and false handmaidens,
you have plucked my sun as you would an apple
and my joy as you would a poppy among the rye.

My descendents shall drink despair and bitterness.
But yours already drink bitter honey-wine
for the blood money which fills your money belt
from the sale of my ancestral land.
Fate will give you a straight jacket,
and then there will come daylight,
or the planet will burst from shame ,
and bury us all in the abyss!

You must be very important,
you, my dear Land,
and your sisters
Truth and Justice,
since so many powers have arisen against you,
and Untruth and Injustice
stand before you with jaws agape.

Hoards of former people,
thieves and vagrants,
packs of robots and other monsters,
already surround your orchards and fields
and my white house along the road
around which, as the loveliest of maidens,
blossom lindens, apples, and plums.

What do these warriors of jihad,
and of crusade, these farmers
that torture your sons and daughters
These worldly bands must have heard
that we have golden hearts,
so they are removing them
to transplant them into their own torsos
in hopes that they, too, will become people.

My respected prosecutors,
my judges and executioners,
you have written out your commandments for me
all over your pupils,
of the finest of glass.
The harder it is for me to live,
the easier it will be for me to die.
You have gone too deep into a late dark night,
but you will lynch in vain the most hospitable nation on the planet,
because human hearts,
miracle of miracles,
cannot be transplanted into your inhuman torsos!

We do not fear death,
or the darkness,
but rather we fear a slave’s life and lengthy illness.
Death is a frequent occurrence among the Serbs
just like spring, summer, autumn and winter,
and it is no worse,
especially by day,
than drought, floods, earthquakes, and frost,
when a man meets these on his own land
with censed soul and clear conscience.

You who wish us harm,
satiated and mad,
you have forbidden me all in my own home,
but nobody can forbid me
to sing and to laugh while dying,
two things you no longer do
even while celebrating a marriage
or birth of your kind.

Spare me the stake and rope,
and crucify me on a mountain top
just as your forbearer crucified my forbearer,
Jesus Christ the Nazarene.

I shall watch,
but you shall close your eyes,
otherwise they will burst
from the glow of my face.
Just hurry –
because the sooner you crucify me
the sooner I will resurrect.

May our brothers and sisters in Kosovo and Metohija, live free – as Serbians, as Orthodox Christians

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To Predrag Obradovic Gagi
and all the others who had to leave

The Kosovar soil’s much darker than else,
its sky is more blue, its grass is more green…
Happiness and sorrows are much more intense,
and forgetting legends is more than a sin.

Through pain, blood and battles, there were boldly set
the roots of our own newer generation,
that brought out the people who in their own sweat
kept eternal marks of their own damnation.

Now, I watch these people wondering-so sad,
people that have souls bigger than the sky;
They have no idea where to find some bread
nor where to find shelter, where to go and try…

All over around them falls Kosovar dust
to cover everything that is saint, to smear,
while in every eye emptiness makes crust
caused by all that’s taken and that they hold dear.

Their strong calloused hands powerlessly wring,
on everyone’s face new wrinkles are born,
their looks turned to someone who’s not known just cling,
while instead of answers they feel sorrow’s thorn.

Can we anyhow help their sadness end?
It’s a fact that our roots live deep in themselves…
Let’s open our eyes, let’s give them our hand,
by helping them all, we help ourselves.

The soil’s almost black, much darker than else,
as it’s sky and grass on Kosovar plot…
Happiness and sorrows are much more intense,
and these people-legends not to be forgot.

Dragana Konstantinovic
Translated by the author


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I think most people in the USA have NO CLUE what the pull is of Middle Europeans for their countries – for their Motherlands. For them, their Motherland is just that – their Mother. They were nourished by her soil, her air – different from any other. They NEED her and long for her in the same way that a hungry baby needs and longs for its mother’s breast. This is their home. There will never be another – no matter where they go, no matter how much “better” it may be, there will never be another land, another place, that is as beautiful as satisfactory as their Motherland. This is their HOMEland. Here they must be, or they will always be sad and long for that land.

Taking Kosovo away from Serbia and thereby displacing the Serbian populance has no solved any problem in the Balkans. Rather it has fueled yet another Balkan conflagration. Kosovo! This will be the rallying cry for the hundreds of thousands of displaced souls. Just as Alamo! and The Maine! became rallying cries for US citizens in wars past. But it will be the rallying cry to a conflagration such as the world has not seen since WWII. The US just doesn’t get it.

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Kosovo: A Crying Shame

Tuesday, February 26 2008 @ 01:05 CST
Contributed by: Shelley Rubin
JDL Daily PostsOnce again the United States has sold out the good people and rewarded the bad. I am speaking of the recognition of Kosovo as an independent state by our government.

As a bit of background information, the Jewish Defense League was the only activist Jewish organization to support the Serbian people and their right to their ancestral homeland during the war that dissolved Yugoslavia during the 1990s. While we did not approve of alleged war crimes by some Serbians, we understood they felt they were entitled to settle the score with their Nazi-loving Croatian and Bosnian neighbors. . . .

During World War II, Yugoslavia signed the Tripartite Pact with Nazi Germany and the other Axis Powers, an act that resulted in a coup d’etat. A new government was installed and promptly withdrew the country’s support for the Axis. This enraged Hitler so much that he sent his soldiers into Yugoslavia and took over the country in a matter of days. The Nazis dissolved the government and replaced it with a puppet state led by Milan Nedic. Under his leadership, several Nazi concentration camps were established, such as Banjica and Sajmiste.

Next door in Croatia, the Nazi-lovers there were massacring Serbs, Jews and Roma (formerly called Gypsies). In the 1970s, the Jewish Defense League discovered a Croatian Nazi war criminal, Andrija Artukovic, living the good life in the Surfside Colony near Long Beach, California, and was in large part responsible for the revocation of his American naturalization status. JDL Chairman Irv Rubin personally escorted the father of L.A. radio personality Bill Handel to the federal courthouse so that he could testify against Artukovic. Before intervention by my late husband, witnesses were being harassed by Artukovic supporters and family members. The case took several years to complete because of pressure by Croatians living in the United States and members of the Catholic Church. In his role as minister of the interior in the Nazi puppet state of Croatia, Artukovic supervised the genocide hundreds of thousands of Jews, Serbs and Roma. After he was stripped of his American citizenship, Artukovic was returned to Yugoslavia where he was sentenced to death for his war crimes. Because Artukovic was in ill-health, the court there said he was too infirm to be executed, and the Nazi murderer died in a prison hospital. Croatians were infamous for their worship of the Nazis and their brutality to their fellow man, like hang their neighbors on meathooks in kosher butcher shops.

And as far as Bosnians are concerned, they are mostly Muslims. During World War II, a proud fighting unit was the 20,000 member Bosnian Muslim 13th Waffen-SS Division Hanzar. Hanzar means “to slit the throat” in Arabic, and that’s what these animals did to 300,000 Serbs and 60,000 Bosnian Jews. They also killed thousands of Americans in Italy, where they fought against the 5th U.S. Army division for six months. None of those animals faced war crimes tribunals for their actions. By the way, their spiritual leader was Hitler’s bootlicker, Mohammed Amin al-Husseini, better known as the Grand Mufti of Jerusalem.

Back to Kosovo. Kosovo is made up of 92% ethnic Albanians, whose religion is predominantly Islam. There are over two million people living in Kosovo, but no Jews live there. They used to. Sixty or so years ago, their neighbors made sure they wouldn’t return. And what happened to all the Serbians who used to live there? According to history professor Carl Savich, ethnic cleansing has been perpetrated on the Serbian people throughout the history of the region, first by the Ottoman Turks, then the Albanians, the Nazis, the Communists, and now by the Western nations that have accepted the Kosovans claim that the land is theirs. In reality, taking Kosovo away from the Serbs is the Albanian dream of linking Albania with Kosovo (are Bosnia and Herzegovina next?) in order to create a Greater Albania.

And what about the Serbs? The Serbs share a tragic past with the Jewish people. They have lived in peace and friendship with the Jews. They have died alongside us. What is wrong with the world? Despite historical proof, the world puts the screws to the Serbs just as it does to us. It’s a crying shame.

Please pray for suffering Kosovo and Metoheja!

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