“You have forgotten God who gave you birth.”

I’d say that today’s Responsorial Psalm is the Lord whacking our bishops with a clue-by-4.

You were unmindful of the Rock that begot you, and you forgot the God who gave you birth.

“The LORD saw it, and spurned them, because of the provocation of his sons and his daughters.

And he said, `I will hide my face from them, I will see what their end will be, for they are a perverse generation, children in whom is no faithfulness.

They have stirred me to jealousy with what is no god; they have provoked me with their idols. So I will stir them to jealousy with those who are no people; I will provoke them with a foolish nation.

Read that in the context of the PA grand jury report and tell me it isn’t a warning to the men who would hide the sins of their brothers.

Sadly my own bishop, Cardinal Tobin, refuses to see. He wrote a letter to the priests of the Archdiocese addressing another round of allegations. Frankly I’m, underwhelmed. Especially by this:

“No one – including the anonymous ‘sources’ cited in the article – has ever spoken to me about a ‘gay sub-culture’ in the Archdiocese of Newark.”

Sergeant Schultz, please call your office. “Uncle Ted” is on line 2.

His Eminence’s protestation beggars credibility. Perhaps he needs to spend a day or 3 with Bishop Morlino in the Diocese of Madison, Wisconsin. The fact is the Church has become too accepting of sin, too willing to sacrifice dogma to the needs of “pastoral care.” The Nuns On The Bus embraced Obamacare, including contraception, sterilization, and abortion because they believe the pastoral need for access to health care outweighs the spiritual need to be true to the Gospels. Cardinal Tobin embraces dissident priests who “reach out” to LGBT communities out of a desire to show mercy and love to all God’s children. But what about their immortal souls? What happens when LGBT “pride” translates into sacrilegious actions by supposed men of God?

Sin.

Sin happens.

Pope Francis wants us to do penance. OK. But it won’t be enough. Yes we are all sinners, and yes we must all return to the path of righteousness. Yet His Holiness does not address the decades of coverups, deceit, stonewalling, and debauchery which has permeated every layer of Holy Mother Church. And I’m not just singling out the homosexuals. We have bishops who are determined to sanction adultery by admitting divorced and remarried Catholics to Holy Communion. We have supposedly Catholic institutions which gladly promote contraception, pre-marital sex, gender fluidity, and same-sex relationships.

They have forgotten God who gave them birth.

Pray for them. Pray for their repentance. Pray for their salvation. Pray that the priests, bishops, and cardinals who have not succumbed to temptation will remain steadfast in their faith and be a beacon of hope to the wayward among them. Pray too for the children and young men whose lives were destroyed. Pray that God will not forget us.

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NJ AG reverses course, now every town (including Jersey City) can ignore state marijuana laws

Three days ago NJ’s intrepid Attorney General Gurbir Grewal spanked Jersey City for unilaterally deciding to decriminalize marijuana in their town.

“As a municipal prosecutor, you do not have the legal authority to decriminalize marijuana or otherwise refuse to criminally prosecute all marijuana-related offenses in the municipal courts of Jersey City,” Grewal told Jake Hudnut, the new prosecutor, in a July 20 letter.

Today the very same Gurbir Grewal decriminalized marijuana statewide.

In a move that will affect thousands of defendants and millions of residents, New Jersey’s attorney general has announced an immediate adjournment of all marijuana cases in municipal courts statewide until at least September.

In a letter to prosecutors obtained exclusively by NJ Advance Media, New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir Grewal wrote that he was asking “that all municipal prosecutors in New Jersey seek an adjournment until September 4, 2018, or later, of any matter involving a marijuana-related offense pending in municipal court” so that his office could develop “appropriate guidance” for prosecutors.

What happened to “The criminal laws of this state are enacted by the senate and general assembly, not determined by municipal prosecutors [the Attorney General] based on ‘(r)ecent public opinion polling.’”?

It became “inconvenient,” that’s what happened. Jersey City stole Gurbir’s thunder and jumped the gun. Or he’s a complete hypocrite. Probably both. But either way the state legislature is the odd man out here. Checks and Balances? Yeah, we don’t have those.

Gurbir Grewal is NJ”s Judge Dredd: I AM THE LAW!

Oh, bonus points for anyone who notices this is the same guy who’s cheesed off at Trump for withholding NJ’s federal law enforcement grants at the same time he’s unilaterally deciding to ignore another federal law. Because if Democrats didn’t have double standards they’d have no standards at all.

I wonder what law they’ll decide to ignore next. And can I play? I’d like to ignore NJ’s ridiculous gun control laws. Or our stupid seat belt laws. What if a store decides they don’t want to cooperate with Murphy’s plastic bag ban? Where does it end?

Anarchy. It ends in anarchy. Thanks Democrats.

 

NJ Democrats, another day, another tax, this time on plastic grocery bags

These guys never run out of things to tax.

In the battle against litter in the Garden State, plastic bags have been public enemy number one.

Several municipalities, mostly along the Shore, have acted on their own to limit plastic bag use either through fees or bans. But for years, efforts for statewide regulation of the bags has failed to gain traction.

Now, state lawmakers have decided that it is time to move forward.

A new fee on plastic and paper shopping bags is being pushed through the state legislature: The bill cleared budget committees in both the Assembly and Senate on Tuesday and could be passed as early as this Thursday. Legislative leaders expect the proposal to generate $23.4 million, and according to the bill that money will go toward getting lead out of schools and homes.

Why ban ’em if you can tax ’em! It’s for the children!

Lead paint hasn’t been used in going on 60 years now. But gosh-darn-it we need a new funding stream to “eradicate” it once and for all. Or maybe somebody’s brother-in-law needs a new side gig and … spins the wheel … lead paint, that’s the ticket!

The econuts are actually opposed to this tax, not because they’re sane, but because they want an outright ban statewide. And the grocery stores aren’t too keen on socking their customers with a new fee either. Oh, and here’s the best part, the tax won’t apply to anyone on welfare or food stamps. How’s that gonna work? Do they get little “my bags are free” cards? Who thinks of this shit?

WyBlog, The Sequel?

I’m thinking of restarting the blog. Maybe not WyBlog, it’s old and cranky and slow and it ran its course. But Instapundit recently suggested that folks need to get off social media and back to blogging, because face it, Facebook and Twitter and Google hate conservatives. Really hate them. I mean “us.”

So what’s a guy to do? Well, I’ve got this site, languishing from the last blog platform upheaval (anyone remember Posterous?) and it’s either resurrect this, or shudder!, move to Tumblr.

WordPress is still cool. Tumblr, isn’t.

So, here goes. No guarantees. I probably won’t post every day. Or I might post 10 things in a row. Who knows? I do have a cool new phone (Samsung Galaxy S9+) and it’s got a convenient “share to WordPress” button that looks interesting. I could blog on the bus! I could blog during meetings! And maybe while I’m on conference calls! I could blog on the can! (TMI, dude…) I could blog while I eat green eggs and ham! (Uh, no thanks) Or just during lunch.

Yeah, lunch. that’s the ticket. Watch out for mayo stains on your comments. Always remember that objects in mirror are closer than they appear. And the Man From Wy is back on the air.

 

In a stunning lack of self-awareness, Hillary asks “Why is there one standard for me and not for everybody else?”

Uh, maybe because “everybody else” who’s ever mishandled classified information like you did has gone to prison?

Which, alas, isn’t what she was talking about.

Hillary Clinton pushed back on questions over the transcripts of her paid speeches during a televised Democratic town hall Tuesday, asking, “Why is there one standard for me and not for everybody else?”

The former secretary of state has been criticized for her paid speeches, including three for Goldman Sachs that earned her $675,000. During a town hall in Nevada last week, she said she would release transcripts of the speeches “when everybody else does the same.”

Clinton echoed that promise again during CNN’s town hall on Tuesday, saying she’d release the speeches “if everybody does it, and that includes the Republicans.”

There’s a double standard for her alright, and she knows it. In fact, she’s counting on it. And her media lapdogs will do everything they can to perpetuate it, hoping against hope that they’ll be able to drag her over the finish line and into the White House.

Chris Christie defends the ineptitude of the TSA

Hot off his 9th place finish in Iowa Chris Christie took his tough guy act to New Hampshire.

During a campaign stop in Epping, New Hampshire on Tuesday, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie took issue with one man’s complaints about getting through airport security.

He also didn’t try to sugarcoat it.

“You know what else is inconvenient?” Christie asked. “Getting blown up on a plane.”

Except, if you’re expecting the TSA to prevent you from getting blown up on a plane, well, you might want to buy that extra life insurance, just in case.

The Department of Homeland Security said Monday that the acting administrator for the Transportation Security Administration would be reassigned, following a report that airport screeners failed to detect explosives and weapons in nearly every test that an undercover team conducted at dozens of airports.

According to a report based on an internal investigation, “red teams” with the Department of Homeland Security’s Office of the Inspector General were able to get banned items through the screening process in 67 out of 70 tests it conducted across the nation.

Oops.

Take a clue from Schmuckabee Chris. Pull the plug. Come back to Jersey. This isn’t your year.