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Polygamists Celebrate Supreme Courts Marriage Rulings

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Polygamists Celebrate Supreme Courts Marriage Rulings.

Gay rights advocates have long sought to distance themselves from polygamists in order to undermine social conservatives’ slippery-slope argument, as articulated on Twitter Wednesday by talk radio host Bryan Fischer: “The DOMA ruling has now made the normalization of polygamy, pedophilia, incest and bestiality inevitable. Matter of time.””

US Ambassador murdered in Libya

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Conflicting reports as to his ultimate cause of death, but a Libyan mob marched through the streets towards the US Consulate with the express intent of killing Americans.

4 were murdered, our US Ambassador one of them.

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“Protesters angered over a film that ridiculed Islam’s Prophet Muhammad fired gunshots and burned down the U.S. consulate in the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi, killing one American diplomat, witnesses and the State Department said. In Egypt, protesters scaled the walls of the U.S. embassy in Cairo and replaced an American flag with an Islamic banner.

It was the first such assaults on U.S. diplomatic facilities in either country, at a time when both Libya and Egypt are struggling to overcome the turmoil following the ouster of their longtime leaders, Muammar Qaddafi and Hosni Mubarak in uprisings last year.

The protests in both countries were sparked by outrage over a film ridiculing Muhammad produced by an American in California and being promoted by an extreme anti-Muslim Egyptian Christian campaigner in the United States. Excerpts from the film dubbed into Arabic were posted on YouTube.

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton confirmed that one State Department officer had been killed in the protest at the U.S. consulate in Benghazi. She strongly condemned the attack and said she had called Libyan President Mohammed el-Megarif “to coordinate additional support to protect Americans in Libya.”

Clinton expressed concern that the protests might spread to other countries. She said the U.S. is working with “partner countries around the world to protect our personnel, our missions, and American citizens worldwide.”” (Citation)

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WASHINGTON –

U.S. officials say some 50 Marines are being sent to Libya to reinforce security at U.S. diplomatic facilities in the aftermath of an attack in the eastern city of Benghazi that killed the U.S. ambassador and three American members of his staff.

The Marines are members of an elite group known as a Fleet Antiterrorism Security Team, whose role is to respond on short notice to terrorism threats and to reinforce security at U.S. embassies. They operate worldwide.

The officials who disclosed the plan to send the Marines spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak publicly. (Citation)

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Pray for our nation and pray for our President that he can make the right decisions.

Quick Takes Friday | lacydelagarza

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1) Somethings are better left unsaid, apparently. If you follow politics at all you heard about Bill Clinton’s “rescinded statement” re: the Bush tax cuts ….
Day 1:

Former President Bill Clinton said Tuesday that broad tax cuts that expire in January should be temporarily renewed, including for the wealthiest Americans, to give lawmakers time to reach a deal on a longer-term extension that should exclude the rich. FoxNews.com

Day 2:

Appearing on TV on Thursday, Clinton said he “regrets…this stirring up” and is “very sorry” for veering off message on the Bush tax cuts, and the former president denied he is undermining President Barack Obama, insisting he is fully committed to Obama’s reelection. “I’m very sorry for what happened. I thought something had to be done on the fiscal cliff before the election,” Clinton told CNN’s Wolf Blitzer, referring to comments he made this week suggesting the Bush tax cuts should be extended – something Obama vehemently opposes. “I support [Obama’s] position [on the Bush tax cuts], and I think on the merits, upper-income people will have to contribute to long-term debt reduction.” Politico.com

Hmm.

2) Happy 237th birthday to the US Army this week. Thanks to all who have served and are currently serving, especially all of my grandfathers and other soldiers in my own life. Hoorah!

3) Every time I’m stuck in bumper-to-bumper traffic, I am reminded of the opening scene of Mission Impossible: 3, where Tom Cruise is serenading his fianceé’s friends with stories of his life as a “traffic engineer”, and all the women swoon when he talks about how “one tap of the breaks can effect the surrounding cars for over 100 miles…”.  The things that come to my mind these days.

4) The wait is finally over, and Suits is back for Season 2.  Did anyone else catch the Season 2 premiere on USA Network last night?? Thoughts?  (SPOILERS: ITS AWESOME)

5) If you haven’t seen ‘For Greater Glory’ yet, take the time to do it this weekend. Box office numbers are the only thing that get Hollywood’s attention, so if we want good movies to continue to be made, we have to support them when it counts! See my review of the movie HERE.

6) This flow-chart made my life. It’s been around a while, but in case you haven’t seen it, feast your eyes. Beware, it’ll get stuck in your head.

7) In keeping with my decision to leave #7 of Quick Takes as a favorite prayer, I give you the Memorare.

Remember, O Most Gracious Virgin Mary, that never was it known that anyone who fled to thy protection, implored thy help or sought thy intercession was left unaided. Inspired by this confidence, I fly unto thee, O Virgin of Virgins, my mother. To thee I come, before thee I stand, sinful and sorrowful. O Mother of the Word Incarnate, despise not my petitions but in thy mercy, hear and answer me, Amen.