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Oct 16th 2012 new

(Quote) Jacqueline-556574 said: The San Francisco Bay area, Oakland and surrounding areas,all the way east to Sacramento....this is...
(Quote) Jacqueline-556574 said: The San Francisco Bay area, Oakland and surrounding areas,all the way east to Sacramento....this is one of the most liberal areas of the state of California.

Fortunately, the more southerly areas are Reagan country, and have historically been more convervative. I understand, of course that California is a "write-off" as a blue state, but Romney is actually making head-way here too!
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I heard on the radio thday that California polls put Romney in reach of winning that state. Romney & conservatives need to keep the pressure on as if their 10 points behind.

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Oct 17th 2012 new
(Quote) Mary-486033 said: I am a Catholic woman obedient to the Magisterium of the Roman Catholic Church. I a...
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I am a Catholic woman obedient to the Magisterium of the Roman Catholic Church.



I am in unison with Our Holy Father, Pope Benedict XVI.

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Speaking about the Holy Father, this is a bit off-topic, but you might be interested.

"Catholics around the world are invited to join with Pope Benedict as he prays the Rosary each evening at 6:45 pm [Rome time] (12:45 p.m. EST). If one prays the Rosary daily at this time, there will not be any direct physical connection with the Holy Father, but there can be a spiritual one." rosary

www.wafusa.org
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Oct 17th 2012 new
(Quote) Wendy-387654 said: (Quote) John-857142 said: Mary, I'm sure glad I'm n...
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Mary, I'm sure glad I'm not on your email list. Hardly have time to read everything that interests me, much less every link friends send me.




Don't get me wrong. I think you are knowledgeable, passionate, and have a burning desire to help people get their heads on straight. Your selections are useful and appropriate, but perhaps a wee bit too many. If I were much younger, I'd give you a whirl to see if we could help each other achieve common goals, but as it is, you are among the few worth watching.







Um, John. Have you looked at the catholicvote thread? Our CATHOLIC CHURCH is up in arms about the notion that our religious freedom is at stake. This isn't about Mary having a burning desire to get people to have their heads on straight, it's about getting faithful Catholics to follow their church! Our church is speaking to us, we need to listen. Mary and others are just getting the message out because our national media no longer gives us accurate information.

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Wendy, Thank you.  So true...

No burning desire to "help people get their heads on straight". Frankly, I could be doing other things. To say I never had an interest in politics, law, economics, or finance would be an understatement. Sat in on way too many boring law school classes with friends while in grad student for a totally different discipline. Sat there tuning it out...literally...studying decibels and frequencies as my passion was audiology. So, uh, no to that poster...I don't want a guy to work on politics with me. Politics is not a passion of mine.

But due to Obama and Obamacare, I will not stand idly by and watch a socialist devour the country I love. Nor my Church. Nor the best medical care in the world. How dare he! Mr. Obama, hell hath no fury like babushka ladies with rosary beads in their hands. wink
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Oct 17th 2012 new
(Quote) Jacqueline-556574 said: Regular Catholic women who have been practicing our faith for years....I think people who have read your man...
(Quote) Jacqueline-556574 said: Regular Catholic women who have been practicing our faith for years....I think people who have read your many many posts over the years know that you know your faith, and respect your judgment. Mary, Cheryl, Patricia......you women have done an incredible job here in keeping this post alive.
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Jacqueline, I want to thank you for your kind words. hug

Quite frankly, I feel the same way about your posts. Almost sent you a message the other day to that affect. I was delighted to see your thread on Mormons. Never got a chance to post there (yet) because I'm multi-tasking...and quite frankly tired.

I had one blossoming friendship with a woman who is of the Mormon faith. Bottom line. She is an exemplary mother and wife. Inspirational, educated, and moral. I'll say more when I get to your thread.
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Oct 17th 2012 new

(Quote) Mary-486033 said: Wendy, Thank you.  So true... No burning desire to "help people get their heads on s...
(Quote) Mary-486033 said: Wendy, Thank you.  So true...

No burning desire to "help people get their heads on straight". Frankly, I could be doing other things. To say I never had an interest in politics, law, economics, or finance would be an understatement. Sat in on way too many boring law school classes with friends while in grad student for a totally different discipline. Sat there tuning it out...literally...studying decibels and frequencies as my passion was audiology. So, uh, no to that poster...I don't want a guy to work on politics with me. Politics is not a passion of mine.

But due to Obama and Obamacare, I will not stand idly by and watch a socialist devour the country I love. Nor my Church. Nor the best medical care in the world. How dare he! Mr. Obama, hell hath no fury like babushka ladies with rosary beads in their hands.
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I agree....my interest in politics developed when this man became president and sent our tax dollars overseas his second week in office to kill babies....that is what he thought was important. Considering though that when he was a senator he supported killing the baby who survived an abortion by leaving it to die....well, Catholics should have KNEW that every tenet of their faith was going to be attacked if this man became president and been up in arms the first time around...well, because of his direct attacks on our church and faith now...forcing us to pay for these abortions...we are now awake...I hope....well, at least this Catholic is awake.

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Oct 17th 2012 new

(Quote) Jacqueline-556574 said: Back to Patricia's original question--What can we do to get Governor Romney and Paul Ryan elect...
(Quote) Jacqueline-556574 said: Back to Patricia's original question--What can we do to get Governor Romney and Paul Ryan elected? We can write!!!! We can write here!!! Regular Catholic women who have been practicing our faith for years....I think people who have read your many many posts over the years know that you know your faith, and respect your judgment.

Mary, Cheryl, Patricia......you women have done an incredible job here in keeping this post alive.

Suggestion: Weave a new one. We will find it.

FYI: the bishop of San Francisco, CA is a strong advocate for traditional marriage. I read about him recently. Obama is outrightly supporting, and of course "flip-flopped" DURING his adminstration, on the issue.
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Thank you Jacquline....I think this is true for you as well....reading your posts is renewing.

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Oct 17th 2012 new

(Quote) Jacqueline-556574 said: Back to Patricia's original question--What can we do to get Governor Romney and Paul Ryan elect...
(Quote) Jacqueline-556574 said: Back to Patricia's original question--What can we do to get Governor Romney and Paul Ryan elected? We can write!!!! We can write here!!! Regular Catholic women who have been practicing our faith for years....I think people who have read your many many posts over the years know that you know your faith, and respect your judgment.

Mary, Cheryl, Patricia......you women have done an incredible job here in keeping this post alive.

Suggestion: Weave a new one. We will find it.

FYI: the bishop of San Francisco, CA is a strong advocate for traditional marriage. I read about him recently. Obama is outrightly supporting, and of course "flip-flopped" DURING his adminstration, on the issue.
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Thank you Jacquline....I think this is true for you as well....reading your posts is renewing.

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Oct 17th 2012 new

(Quote) Ron-481546 said: I heard on the radio thday that California polls put Romney in reach of winni...
(Quote) Ron-481546 said:


I heard on the radio thday that California polls put Romney in reach of winning that state. Romney & conservatives need to keep the pressure on as if their 10 points behind.

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What a blessing that would be!! You know we voted against gay marriage two times, now they have it tied up in the courts. The courts may win over the people's vote but the people spoke very loudly. We actually had to be afraid to put up yard signs against it because of retaliation:(

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Oct 17th 2012 new

(Quote) Bobbie-557829 said: To get back to the original statement.I myself have helped 2 friends of mine register to vote. ...
(Quote) Bobbie-557829 said: To get back to the original statement.I myself have helped 2 friends of mine register to vote.

They are in their late 40's,husband on disability due to a bad accident.My girlfriend will soon

be getting disability due to a bad accident & they like the fact that they will soon be off food

stamps.First time voting for both of them & Romney has their vote!
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clap clap clap Way to go Bobbie!!!


Every faithful Catholic reading this, we are called to follow our church. She is leading us. It's NOT enough to just show up and vote this November.


What can you do?


Make sure those around you get out and vote, especially if they don't want a nation where our religious liberties are at stake. Contact them prior to the election, make sure they are planning on getting out to vote that day.


Can you give rides to the election booth to disabled neighbors?


Have a FB page? Post some of the many videos contained throughout the current event forum. So much vital information needed to be passed on. Tell others about the 2016 Obama movie that is out now, to rent/buy.


Don't have a FB page, what about sending the information via emails? Each of us probably has a Christmas card list that spans the U.S.


Contact your library. Did they order the 2016 movie about Obama? If not, would they order it?


Did see the 2016 movie? Watch it. It's full of excellent information. Encourage others to view it.


Do a web search. There are many sites out there to get a car magnet or bumper sticker. Display something on your car. It doesn't have to be controversial, it could simply state you want to stand up for religious freedom. They're not expensive. Get a few. Display yours and give out the rest.


What about a yard sign? Again, search the web.


Need a place to get a yard sign? On Saturday, October 20th (THIS Saturday), there will be rallies held ALL across America to Stand Up for Religious Freedom. Check out their website. The website states you'll be able to get a yard sign at the rally. I'm hoping to get many, if allowed.


Mary is looking for people to help her to call Catholic bookstores to hand out the sheet (from the catholic vote thread) that gives a summary list of what Obama and Romney each stand for. As Catholics, helping other Catholics "know" what is really at stake for this election is crucial. So if you can't get out of the house to do stuff, contact Mary here on CM and let her know you can make phone calls.


Copy and distribute the comparison sheet on Obama/Romney (again, you'll find it in the catholicvote thread here in the current event room)


Don't spend your time trying to argue issues with hard-core Obama supporters. Let them be. But.....there are many who voted for him for the last election who are now open to "see the light" so to speak. If you have one of those in your midst, work on them a bit. Can you sway them by November, if so, keep at it. If you find they really are still sold on Obama, move on. There are so many more voters out there we need to reach. Someone has to have ears to hear, in order to hear the truth. If they aren't willing to 'hear' what our Catholic Church is crying out about, then place your energy on a movable person. Or a person is who is already in alignment with our church, just making sure they make it to the polls.





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Oct 17th 2012 new

(Quote) Bobbie-557829 said: To get back to the original statement.I myself have helped 2 friends of mine register to vote. ...
(Quote) Bobbie-557829 said: To get back to the original statement.I myself have helped 2 friends of mine register to vote.

They are in their late 40's,husband on disability due to a bad accident.My girlfriend will soon

be getting disability due to a bad accident & they like the fact that they will soon be off food

stamps.First time voting for both of them & Romney has their vote!
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So they are members of the 47% voting for Romney.

More evidence for my contention that the voting does not break down according to a pattern of makers and takers.

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