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Barnhardt Podcast #006: Manchester and Melania

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In this episode we discuss how our fallen soldiers would be remembered if our country were rightly ordered, who the real criminals were at the Manchester concert, and how the operant conditioning of young girls at such concerts makes all of society a victim. We also talk about the urgency with which we must pray for God to send Catholic Melania Trump a good and holy Catholic priest who will help her correct her sinful situation of living in open adultery with Ivana Trump’s husband. Finally, we dissect why transcribing a conversation removes more contextual meaning than the written record leaves behind.

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Manchester/Ariana Grande Follow-Up

First, a list of the victims.  It is truly sick to read. Remember, this concert was pornographic.

  1.  Saffie Rose Roussos, 8, at concert with her sister and their mother.
  2. Michelle Kiss, 45, attended concert with her young daughters.
  3. Olivia Campbell, 15.
  4. Philip Tron, 32, took his step-daughter…
  5. …Courtney Boyle, 19 to the concert where they both died.  (This makes my flesh crawl)
  6. Chloe Rutherford, 17
  7. Liam Curry, 19
  8. Alison Howe, 45 and…
  9. …Lisa Lees, 47, were both waiting to pick up their young daughters from the concert and were killed.
  10. Kelly Brewster, 32, took her young niece to the concert.
  11. Elaine McIver, 43
  12. Eilidh MacLeod, 14
  13. Gina Callender, 18
  14. Angelina Klis and her husband…
  15. …Martin Klis, died picking up their young children from the concert.
  16. John Atkinson, 26
  17. Nell Jones, 14
  18. Martin Hett, 29, killed after attending the concert with his sodomite sex partner.
  19. Sorrel Leczkowski, 14
  20. Wendy Falwell, 50, attended concert with her young daughter
  21. Jane Tweddle-Taylor, 51, school principal, picking up the young daughter of a friend.

Not surprisingly, Ariana Grande has a sodomite brother, Frankie Grande, who is a performer as well.  Folks, being the same physical spaces as sodomites, even completely unknowingly, is incredibly dangerous.  Grande luxuriates in and celebrates her brother’s sexual perversion. Sodomites carry around with them a retinue of demons, like PigPen in the Peanuts comics has a cloud of dirt constantly surrounding him.  Read this excerpt of an interview with Ariana Grande from November 5, ARSH 2013, and then realize that if this is a genuine preternatural manifestation, it almost certainly came through the vector of the faggot brother.

Have you ever seen an alien?
Not an alien, but I’ve had a ghost/demon experience. We were in Kansas City a few weeks ago and went to this haunted castle and were so excited. The next night we wanted to go to Stull Cemetery, which is known as one of the seven gates to hell on Earth. The Pope won’t fly over it—

I love that you know that. Sorry, go on.
I felt this sick, overwhelming feeling of negativity over the whole car and we smelled sulfur, which is the sign of a demon, and there was a fly in the car randomly, which is another sign of a demon. I was like, “This is scary, let’s leave.” I rolled down the window before we left and said, “We apologize. We didn’t mean to disrupt your peace.” Then I took a picture and there are three super distinct faces in the picture—they’re faces of textbook demons.

Let’s see the picture.
I deleted it. The next day I tried to send the picture to my manager and it said, “This file can’t be sent, it’s 666 megabytes.” I’m not kidding. I used to have a folder called “Demons” that had pictures with all the screencaps in it, but then weird things started happening to me so I deleted it.

What weird things?
I was going to sleep about two weeks ago. I had just gotten off the phone and as soon as I closed my eyes I heard this really loud rumble right by my head. When I opened my eyes it stopped immediately, but when I closed my eyes it started again with whispers. Every time I closed my eyes I started seeing these really disturbing images with, like, red shapes. Then I opened my eyes and got back on the phone and was like, “I’m really scared and I don’t want to go to bed tonight.” And then I scooched over to the left side of my bed, because that’s where the best service is in my room, and there was this massive black matter. I don’t know what it was.

It was like a cloud of something black right next to me. I started crying. I was on the phone like, “What do I do, what do I do?” and they said, “Tell it to eff off.” I thought, I’m not going to do that. It’s going to upset it, so I’m just going to chill and not feed into it because all it wants is fear. It feeds on fear. I watched it move to the front of my bed and then I fell asleep on the phone. I woke up and it was gone. The next night my friend Tyler was staying with me. She said she was trying to sleep and her body felt paralyzed almost, and she described the same exact thing I saw.

Hmmm. Is this just Ariana Grande telling tall tales?  There’s no way to know for sure.  But, I did find this Ariana Grande interview, also from ARSH 2013, in fact ONE WEEK after the interview above, and I found it striking and very disturbing in the context of hindsight.  The interview is titled, “Ariana Grande: I’m not comfortable being forwardly sexual”.  Clearly, Ariana Grande experienced a profound change of heart about projecting a sexual persona. I don’t think it would be unreasonable for at least the possibility of demonic oppression and influence in this situation to cross one’s mind.  Satan and demons are real.  Read the Gospels.

Grande is very much “not like” [Miley] Cyrus; rather, she’s a role model in the 1950s sense, a safe pair of hands who is unlikely to give parents the heebie-jeebies.


There has been one not-suitable-for-work misstep: before the album came out, a “teaser” shot was released, showing her kneeling in a bed of roses in a basque and stockings. Fan reaction was so negative that the picture was withdrawn, and doesn’t appear anywhere in the album artwork. “It was never the cover art,” she maintains. “It was a more mature shot, but I’m not comfortable enough to be forwardly sexual.” Isaac the choreographer interjects: “It was girly and feminine, and we’re proud of it.”

For Grande – and she sounds so adamant that it rings true – it really is all about the music … and the romance. “My favourite era was the 50s and 60s – the Chiffons, the Shangri-Las. My grandparents played it and I fell in love with it, because it was more about romance and love, and less about getting drunk and going home with someone you don’t know.”

Ariana Grande now makes Miley Cyrus look like something out of a Jane Austen novel.  And by the context of the interview immediately above, it is clear that both Grande AND her handlers were fully aware and keenly focused on Grande’s fan base and target audience of pre-teen and young teen girls.

The evil is STRONG here, folks.  Fr. Chad Ripperger in his work on Generational Spirits, that is spirits of demonic oppression that are passed from generation to generation, compounding and becoming worse with each generation, indicates that the young girls targeted by Ariana Grande are part of what is called “The Sixth Generation”, that is the sixth generation since World War 1.  The characteristic trait of the Sixth Generation is the full-blown descent into the occult and the worship of satan and demons, instigated by hyper-sexualization as young children.

What is the mark of the Seventh Generation, you ask?

THERE IS NO Seventh Generation.

Lord Jesus Christ, have mercy on us.

Manchester: The Brutal Truth


It is by now widely reported that the concert in Manchester, England that was bombed by a member-in-good-standing of the islamic political system was by an American singer named Ariana Grande, and that Grande’s target audience was pre-teen and teen aged girls.  Grande is a product of the odious Nickelodeon children’s cable channel machine, second only to Disney in its perversity and aggression in its attack on children’s souls.

Not knowing anything about Grande, I did less than five minutes of reasearch and was stunned – yes, even in my severely jaded state I was stunned – by what I found.

Ariana Grande’s “music” is, very simply, pornography.  EVERY SONG, and I do mean EVERY SONG has exactly the same theme: the physical, mechanical act of sex, including manual, oral and anal sodomy.  And almost always with mildly retarded black men (because most of her songs “feature” a rapper).



Ariana Grande’s target audience is pre-pubescent girls.  The eight-year old girl that was killed in the Manchester jihad attack and has become the face of the event, Saffie Rose Roussos, was Ariana Grande’s TARGET demographic.  We will come back to Saffie Rose in a moment.

First, we need to manfully face what we are dealing with in terms of Ariana Grande and the entire “entertainment” machine in the post-Christian world.  Ariana Grande’s biggest hit is a song called “Side to Side”.  All the little girls know this song by heart, and sing along with gusto. Here is the end of the chorus:

This the new style with the fresh type of flow
Wrist icicle, ride dick bicycle
Come true yo, get you this type of blow
If you wanna menage I got a tricycle


“Wrist icicle” is when someone manually masturbates a man, he ejaculates, and the giver then has ejaculate dripping from their wrist.


“Ride dick bicycle”, fairly obvious, woman-on-top copulation.


“Blow”, oral sex.


“If you wanna MÉNAGE”, ménage a trois, fornication/sodomy with three people.


The title of the song, “Side to Side” references the main part of the chorus:

I’ve been here all night
I’ve been here all day
And boy, got me walkin’ side to side
I’ve been here all night
I’ve been here all day
And boy, got me walkin’ side to side (Side to side)

“Boy got me walkin’ side to side” means that she, the singer, or the eight year old girls who put themselves in the singer’s place as they emulate her, has been engaging in so much rough fornication and sodomy that she is unable to walk straight, or with a limping gait, due to soreness or even internal damage.


Folks, this is one of Grande’s MILDER songs.

To prove that I’m not making a mountain out of a molehill, and that I haven’t simply cherry-picked an obscure Grande song, here is a clip of Grande appearing on the lesbian sodomite Ellen DeGeneres’ show, and DeGeneres, who herself targets young girls as part of her afternoon talk show demographic, asks Grande about these lyrics specifically, and then Grande goes on to PERFORM THE SONG.  Note that Grande herself projects as a young teenager, complete with ponytail and fringe bangs. And DeGeneres knew EXACTLY what “dick bicycle” meant.  It was all part of trying to sexualize and scandalize.  This is why I say, and will say until the day I die that ALL SEX PERVERTS, ALL SODOMITES BOTH MALE AND FEMALE, WITHOUT EXCEPTION, ARE A CLEAR AND PRESENT DANGER TO ALL CHILDREN.  Sodomites are vampiric, and being Diabolical Narcissists they, by definition, hate and want to crush all goodness, innocence, happiness and ultimately faith out wherever they find it.  And kids tend to wear those things on their sleeves. Fricking demoniac monsters.

The other thing I was struck by in my cursory research of Grande’s song lyrics is the blasphemy and direct praise of sin qua sin.  It is satanic.

Song: “Right There”
Rap interlude by “Big Sean”:
You know I have some girls missionary (Oh),
My black book of numbers thicker than the dictionary,
And Bible? I got it recycled.

That’s blasphemy, folks.


Song: “Bad Decisions”
You’ve become my favorite sin

Song: “Side to Side”
Cause tonight I’m making deals with the devil
And I know it’s gonna get me in trouble….

So, let’s get back to young Saffie Rose Roussos after establishing this context.

Are you ready for some seriously hard-core confrontation?

Who was Saffie Rose Roussos’ greatest enemy?  Was it that musloid piece of shit that murdered her body?  I say no.  I say that Saffie Rose Roussos’ greatest enemy in this life was her mother.  Her mother bought her Grande’s music, bought her the tickets to this public performance of pornography, and happily watched as her EIGHT YEAR OLD DAUGHTER sang and danced along with Grande’s stage show.  Oh, wait.  I forgot to tell you about Grande’s stage show.  Non-stop aping of sex acts and – wait for it – GLORIFICATION OF HOMOSEXUALITY.  Guys grinding and thrusting on guys, girls making out with girls, all under the omnipresent Rainbow Flag of Sodomy and Perversion.  Saffie Rose’s mother took her to a live porn show.  Saffie Rose’s mother is lying critically wounded in a hospital, not aware that her daughter is dead.

If Saffie Rose’s mother survives, and if this were a morally sane Christian culture, she should be arrested and tried for felony child sex abuse, namely distributing and displaying pornography and obscenity to a child. The fact that Saffie Rose is dead not only DOES NOT mitigate the crime, it makes it all the more serious.

The musloid piece of shit had no power over Saffie Rose’s soul.  Killing someone, and in the case of Saffie Rose, killing someone almost instantly, does not scandalize, corrupt, or drive the person into hell.  What the musloid piece of shit did is deprive Saffie Rose of not only her natural life given to her by God, and only God’s to take away, but it deprived Saffie Rose of the chance to ever convert/revert to Jesus Christ and His Holy Church.  I know that a BUNCH of you  reading this are converts or reverts.  Do you ever think about what would have become of you – us – had we died before we made it into The Church?  Yeah.  Well, for Saffie Rose, the state of her soul is locked-in.  She will never go to Mass, receive the Eucharist, hear the words of absolution in the confessional and KNOW what it means.  I will return at the end to Saffie Rose’s eternal fate and the possibilities there.

Now returning to the musloids.  Let us compare the post-Christian neo-pagan west to the musloid culture.  As I exposed in my video, “Islamic Sexuality: A Survey of Evil”, there is no culture on this planet with higher per capita rates of child sex abuse, sodomy, sexual perversion and Diabolical Narcissism than the musloid culture.  A child in a musloid culture that escapes rape or molestation has beaten the odds.  And we also know that lying and mendacity are key pillars and foundational planks of musloid culture. We all know this.

Now, consider, that even musloids, as satanic and far-gone as they are, when confronted about child sex abuse will, out of some deep, deep, DEEP vestigial sense of right and wrong, DENY that they sexually abuse their children, and will lyingly claim that child abuse is a high crime in musloid culture. It’s all bullshit, but at least they try to bullshit you.

Now, look at post-Christian, neo-pagan culture.  If you or I or anyone confronts the likes of Saffie Rose’s mother about the fact that she is trafficking pornography and sexual obscenity to her own daughter, the response will come instantly:

Damn right! Girl power! Who are you to judge? How dare you throw your rigorist fundamentalism at me? You’re sick with your obsession with your antiquated dogmas and medieval laws! I’m teaching my daughter about LOVE and TOLERANCE and INCLUSION and LOVE!  All you do is judge and hate!

Musloids cut the clitorises of eight year old girls like Saffie Rose out with rusty razor blades, and then turn them into de facto sex slaves.  Are we so far gone, so breathtakingly stupid and blind, that we actually believe that the antidote to that, the proper response, it to turn our little girls into the most revolting, disgusting class of uber-sluts humankind has yet seen?  BECAUSE THAT’LL SHOW ‘EM!  Make no mistake, that is EXACTLY the road that Saffie Rose’s mother had her on.

I repeat my position:  Saffie Rose’s mother was a far worse enemy to Saffie Rose than the musloid piece of shit who killed her.  The musloid went for Saffie Rose’s body to kill it.  Saffie Rose’s mother went for her own daughter’s soul.

So, to Saffie Rose’s soul. I do not know if she was baptized.  She was eight years old.  Right on the edge of what the Church holds as “the Age of Reason”.  She was clearly raised in a home with a depraved, wildly negligent mother, in a wildly post-Christian culture.  Baptism is by no means assured.  The clear depravity of her mother is a huge mitigating circumstance, obviously.  Saffie Rose has all kinds of mitigating circumstances because of her youth.  BUT.  We must not forget the Dogma of Original Sin.  If she was not baptized, then we know she is not in heaven.  The question becomes, is she in hell, having reached the Age of Reason and having died wallowing in such sin and depravity, OR was she too young to be held accountable, and now rests eternally in the Limbo of the Innocents.

I gotta tell you, just now, typing the words Limbo of the INNOCENTS, I shuddered.  Saffie Rose died young, and died at the hands of a musloid murderer, but she did NOT die INNOCENT.  Words have meaning, and Saffie Rose was not INNOCENT.  Her mother made damn sure of that, didn’t she?

Finally, a word about the Divine Providence.

We know from not only the Saints and Church Fathers, but also from the words of Our Lord and Savior Himself in the Gospels, that sometimes children die because God knows that it is the best possible outcome.  Remember that Our Lord said of Judas Iscariot that because of his betrayal and despair, and thus Judas’ eternal damnation, it would have been better for him to have never been born.  What this means is that if Judas had been miscarried, and thus consigned to the Limbo of the Innocents, stained with Original Sin, but not guilty of any personal sin, which is to say eternally reposed in that domain of hell which consists of perfect natural happiness, but is completely outside the Beatific Vision, it would have been so much better than the depths of hell complete with unending torment that Judas now enjoys.  Further, if Judas is in fact saved, then Our Lord’s words that it would have been better had Judas never been born would be nonsensical.

The point is, Saffie Rose was on a very, very, very bad path.  Consider the possibility that the Divine Providence permitted her to be taken now, because that is the best possible outcome for Saffie Rose, whatever that outcome is.

The Saints and Doctors of the Church all teach consistently that the islamic political system has been permitted to rise by the Divine Providence specifically to act as a scourge against Christendom when needed.

We are seeing, right now, before our very eyes, the musloid political system rolling over, raping, pillaging (mostly via government “welfare”) and murdering AS A JUST SCOURGING OF FORMERLY CHRISTIAN LANDS THAT HAVE UTTERLY TURNED THEIR BACK ON GOD TO AN EXTENT NEVER BEFORE SEEN IN HUMAN HISTORY.

Ariana Grande announced just today that she will return to Manchester and perform a Memorial Benefit Concert.

This the new style with the fresh type of flow
Wrist icicle, ride dick bicycle
Come true yo, get you this type of blow
If you wanna ménage I got a tricycle

Until Ariana Grande and her managers and promoters are arrested for public obscenity, and Saffie Rose’s mother is arrested and charged with felony child sex abuse, and men turn back to Jesus Christ, the Scourge of islam will continue to rape, pillage and kill.

I’m not optimistic.

Lord Jesus Christ, have mercy on the soul of Saffie Rose Roussos.

Starting Friday Off Right: Big Day At The Parking Spot Edition

Our Father, Who art in heaven, hallowed be Thy Name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. Amen.

PATER NOSTER, qui es in caelis, sanctificetur nomen tuum. Adveniat regnum tuum. Fiat voluntas tua, sicut in caelo et in terra. Panem nostrum quotidianum da nobis hodie, et dimitte nobis debita nostra sicut et nos dimittimus debitoribus nostris. Et ne nos inducas in tentationem, sed libera nos a malo. Amen.

Christ Crucified with St. Eusebius, St Philip Neri and St. Mary Magdalen; Pierre Subleyras, ARSH 1744

In order to begin well, and to finish better, it is quite necessary to hear Mass every day, unless there be some lawful hindrance in the way.
-St. Philip Neri

Today is the feast of a man that I have come to understand is, very personally, my patron, St. Philip Neri.

I get lots of emails from people asking where to go to Mass, etc.  By now, thanks be to God, most of the population of the former U.S. is within possible driving distance of a Traditional Latin Mass. Not easy driving distance necessarily, but possible.  Occasionally I get an email from a person, and I source a Trad Mass for them that is within 45 minutes of their Front door, and I get a response that says, “Oh, that’s too far. I can’t do that.” And I just shake my head. I have sourced a Mass for people several times that was in the same city, just on the other side of the city, and received a reply back, “Oh no.  That’s too far.” In an air-conditioned modern vehicle?  Seriously? SERIOUSLY?

If you aren’t within driving (or walking, if you don’t have a car) distance to the Holy Sacrifice of Calvary in either the Tridentine Rite, or the Rite of John Chrysostom, or an Ordinariate Mass, or any other Traditional Rite of the Holy Catholic Church, my advice, quite simply, is:


These days, one of my daily after-Mass prayers is that Our Lord keep me within easy WALKING distance of daily Mass in the Venerable Gregorian Rite, which I have been in for over four years now.  ALL translocation decisions for the past four years and certainly from here forward will revolve, pretty much exclusively, around the Holy and August Sacrifice of the Mass. DAILY.  And where I am now, I am doubly blessed, once again, to be also within walking distance to a Sunday Divine Liturgy at a Ukrainian Greek Catholic parish.  But, having said that, I know right now what my next THREE chess moves would be if my living situation here at this parking spot down by the river should go south for whatever reason.

The Holy Sacrifice of the Mass is literally the single most important thing in the entire universe.  Jesus Christ would die for you, and you alone, over and over again, as many times as you assist at the Sacrifice of the Mass.  He died once for all, but He WOULD die, just for you and YOUR SINS, as many times as you… deign… see fit… don’t have anything better to do… aren’t too tired… aren’t BORED… can squeeze it in… if it isn’t too much trouble… and actually SHOW UP.  Maybe we should take St. Philip’s advice on this his feast day, and start acting like we actually believe this, and that going to Mass, which is Christ dying for our sins on Calvary, miraculously made present through the bending of time and space on and above the altar by God the Holy Ghost, is an incomprehensible gift, and not something to be whined about, gotten out of, and manipulatively avoided, but, like heaven itself, of which the Mass is a foretaste, something to be chased, embraced and adored with unquantifiable gratitude.

St. Philip Neri, Apostle of Joy, Third Apostle of Rome, pray for us.

Lord Jesus Christ, have mercy on us.


Barnhardt Podcast #005: Corzine, Caliphate, and Kayfabing — Oh My!

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In this episode we discuss Jon Corzine’s return to Wall Street, what he did last time he was there, and why Ann closed her commodities brokerage in the first place (spoiler: there’s a near-complete lack of the rule of law in the financial industry). Also, we discuss Donald Trump’s visit to Saudi Arabia and the collective buildup of the largest islamic naval fleet since the 1570s, and respond to a listener’s question of whether there will be transcripts of the podcast at some point.

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Another Acknowledgment of the Invalidity of Pope Benedict’s Attempted Bifurcation of the Papacy

This time from Catholic historian Richard Cowden Guido.


It is a thorough, yet succinct review, with all of the pertinent quotes and citations, of the failed attempt by Pope Benedict XVI to partially abdicate his office, which has thus resulted in the Bergoglian antipapacy.

The ONLY way forward, EVER, is through the truth. This situation will only get worse until people start showing personal integrity and genuine love for Our Lord and His Church, and take up their crosses, acknowledge and speak the truth.  You will lose your job. You will lose your career.  You will lose social connections. You will be called crazy, stupid, and demonic. You might even be… UNFRIENDED ON FACEBOOK!

If you put ANY consideration before God, Who is Himself Truth, then that is an idol, and I believe that Commandment Number One addresses that very clearly.


Litany of St. Philip Neri

Litany of St. Philip Neri

Lord, have mercy.
Lord, have mercy.
Christ, have mercy.
Christ, have mercy.
Lord, have mercy.
Lord, have mercy.
Christ, hear us.
Christ, graciously hear us.
God the Father of Heaven,
Have mercy on us.
God the Son, Redeemer of the world,
Have mercy on us.
God the Holy Spirit,
Have mercy on us.
Holy Trinity, One God,
Have mercy on us.
Holy Mary,
pray for us.
Holy Mother of God,
pray for us.
Holy Virgin of Virgins,
pray for us.

Saint Philip, -pray for us.
Vessel of the Holy Spirit, -pray for us.
Child of Mary, -pray for us.
Apostle of Rome, -pray for us.
Counselor of Popes, -pray for us.
Voice of Prophecy, -pray for us.
Man of Primitive Times, -pray for us.
Winning Saint, -pray for us.
Hidden Hero, -pray for us.
Sweetest of Fathers, -pray for us.
Martyr of Charity, -pray for us.
Heart of Fire, -pray for us.
Discerner of Spirits, -pray for us.
Choicest of Priests, -pray for us.
Mirror of the Divine Life, -pray for us.
Pattern of humility, -pray for us.
Example of Simplicity, -pray for us.
Light of Holy Joy, -pray for us.
Image of Childhood, -pray for us.
Picture of Old Age, -pray for us.
Director of Souls, -pray for us.
Gentle Guide of Youth, -pray for us.
Patron of thine Own, -pray for us.
Thou who observed chastity in thy youth, -pray for us.
Who sought Rome by Divine guidance, -pray for us.
Who hid so long in the catacombs, -pray for us.
Who received the Holy Spirit into thy heart, -pray for us.
Who experienced such wonderful ecstasies, -pray for us.
Who so lovingly served the little ones, -pray for us.
Who washed the feet of pilgrims, -pray for us.
Who ardently thirsted after martyrdom, -pray for us.
Who distributed the daily word of God, -pray for us.
Who turned so many hearts to God, -pray for us.
Who conversed so sweetly with Mary, -pray for us.
Who raised the dead, -pray for us.
Who set up thy houses in all lands, -pray for us.

Lamb of God, Who takest away the sins of the world,
-Spare us, O Lord.
Lamb of God, Who takest away the sins of the world,
-Graciously hear us, O Lord.
Lamb of God, Who takest away the sins of the world,
-Have mercy on us.
Christ, hear us.
-Christ, graciously hear us.
V. Remember thy congregation.
-R. Which thou hast possessed from the beginning.
Let Us Pray.

O God, Who hast exalted blessed Philip, Thy confessor, in the glory of Thy Saints, grant that, as we rejoice in his commemoration, so may we profit by the example of his virtues, through Christ Our Lord.
R. Amen.

St. Philip Neri, Giandomenico Tiepolo, Church of San Polo, Venice, ARSH 1745-1749

Can I Revisit My Pre-November 9 Grand Unification Theory of Kayfabe That Trump Doesn’t WANT To Be President?

So Republicans are now openly talking about impeaching Trump, and I see a lot of buzz roundabout to the effect of:

“Hey, “President Pence” doesn’t sound so bad, does it?  That would be okay.  It might even be better…”

I dunno, man.  I’m starting to rethink my original Grand Unification Theory of Kayfabe that Trump wants nothing to do with this.  He had Jared Kushner essentially working with Roger Ailes to set up a new cable news outlet to compete against or replace FoxNews before November 9, which we now know is going full lefty per the two Murdoch boys. So the vacuum and the multi-billion dollar market exists. It would be the ULTIMATE professional wrestling story arc.

Again.  I dunno.  Maybe Trump puts up a token resistance, generates plenty of drama, then hands the whole thing off to Pence, and Trump becomes the new Rupert Murdoch.

And can I just say that Al Green called for Trump’s impeachment on the House floor today, and guuurl, I dinnit even know the brutha was in congress.


Housekeeping and Mailbag

  1.  We have switched the primary platform for the Barnhardt Podcast to the YouTube version.  Apparently the bandwidth consumption from having almost everyone using the version that lived on this server was… non-trivial.  So, hey, let YouTube stand the lion’s share of the bandwidth consumption.  That’s what it is there for, I reckon.  And thanks again to one and all for the kind words of encouragement to SuperNerd and myself.
  2. Because some people have asked recently, and I had occasion to visit with my ContinueToGive customer service pixie, ContinueToGive has upgraded their platform, and one of the functionalities they have added is the option to set up a recurring donation that continues until either the donor or the recipient says stop.  So, like PayPal, one can do a weekly or monthly recurring profile without a set expiration date.  The only thing ContinueToGive asks is that recurring profile donors remember to keep their email address updated, and also remember to update if their card expiration date rolls forward. I can’t tell you how nice it is to work with a company that you can call or email directly, and deal with a specific person, who is kind , knowlegable, helpful and responsive.
  3. Speaking of which, remember, the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass is offered every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday for all of my benefactors, including all of the ones who have decided that they hate me.  Hey, I have that effect on people.  But I have an arrangement with God, once you’re on the list, you’re on the list.  As Don Henley once said, you can check any time you like, but you can never leave.  Mwah-ha-ha-ha-ha!
  4. Also, because I get this question regularly, my snail mail address in Colorado is still the same.  It is on the Contact page.
  5. And, yes, because I had a couple of inquiries over the past week, my Cattle Marketing DVD is still available.  Email me with “Cattle Marketing DVD” in the subject and I will send you the ordering instructions.  I had a voicemail from a student who took the live course working on nearly ten years ago now, who has been utilizing the skill set consistently over the last decade, and wanted to get the DVD to have on hand for the future. So it ages well, as arithmetic and stone-cold common sense tend to.


Childbirth Cost in ARSH 1972

Dear Ann,

I read with interest your post, “Back To Work,” especially the section regarding medical costs.

I had my fourth child, August 5, 1972, in a small town in eastern Pennsylvania. I was in the hospital three days. The hospital bill was $379.00. The doctor’s delivery fee was $125.00. Prenatal office visits were $12.00, which included routine urine tests. Blood tests were performed by the medical group lab and were extra but were usually only done once unless there was a problem (like anemia). The reason I know these figures after all these years is because I kept a little book of our expenses, which somehow survived all the years and all our moves.

My husband had just taken a new job as a construction laborer, and childbirth hospital expenses were not covered until an employee had been employed for nine months. In those days routine doctor visits of any kind and blood tests were not covered by insurance. In other words, what people had was “hospitalization.”

Because we did not have maternity insurance, we had to give the hospital the money no later than one month before my due date. This was no hardship to us. We simply put money away each week and paid as required. Keep in mind we had three other children. My husband was the sole breadwinner and worked in construction, which meant he didn’t work when the weather was bad.

I have often wondered why medical costs have skyrocketed. As you mentioned, I thought it was because of technological advances. I also thought malpractice insurance was involved.

Thank you for this post. It explained a lot.

May God bless you and keep you in His care.


Childbith Pricing Differential Using a Health Sharing Ministry (Which Looks Like Paying Cash To the Hospital)

I’ve been reading/ listening to you observations on the disaster of “insurance,” and am wondering if you are aware of health sharing ministries and weather you would want to explain these to your listeners as a wonderful alternative to health insurance.

I used to be terrified to not have insurance, but now I realize that fear is all manufactured by the government. Instead of insurance, my family belongs to Samaritan Ministries, where millions of dollars are voluntarily shared each year between Christians to directly pay medical bills, without involving any insurance.

The positive consequences of doing this are enormous. When my recent baby spent 20 days in NICU, my hospital slashed all my bills by 87% because I was self- pay. The physicians group who attended the baby in the hospital has a policy to match the discount of the hospital, so those were slashed too. In fact, all of the providers who have serviced me have dramatic discounts for people without insurance. So for the whole experience, (my hospital stay, delivery, NICU, external physicians, pre-natal care, lab work, visits to specialists, etc.) instead of many hundreds of thousands of dollars, my total is under 30K, and the money is all shared with me from fellow believers. This month alone, I am receiving $23,000 in checks from Christians all over the country. After it’s all done, I will have personally spent $0 for the birth of this baby. In contrast, when I had insurance, each child cost me out of pocket about 8,000, on top of the monthly premiums. AND, there’s an exemption in the insurance mandate for members of health sharing ministries, so it’s legal, at least for now. Once we learned about this, we have opted out of the “excellent” insurance that my husband could have through his work, and can’t see why anyone wouldn’t do the same.

God bless,

Recommendation Request For Water Purifier

Hello Ann

Thank you for taking the time to do the podcast for Reluctant Preppers.
It is always riveting to hear your views, which are so eloquently articulated.

In a recent podcast you made mention of a water purification system using ceramic and silver.
Would you be so kind as to reply with the brand name or link for this system?

Best regards,

Certainly.  I recommend the Katadyn Pocket.

And here’s the link for additional/replacement filters.  Probably wouldn’t be a bad idea to stock up.

He Went To Confession After FIFTY YEARS Away…


Want to pass along how much I appreciate your podcast (as well as your other work). Thanks especially for the Our Lady of Fatima Novena. (I’m one of those Catholics who got to make a priest’s day in the confessional with “Bless me father, for I have sinned. It has been 50 years since my last confession.” So I’ve got some ground to make up).

I have been following Karl Denninger since well before coming across you, so I was surprised when you mentioned him (what are the odds of coming across both of you? You two are not exactly household names. Coincidence or just another example of God “maintaining His anonymity”?).

It is refreshing, to say the least, to be able to hear a voice like yours that dispenses with the fan dancing and euphemisms, and gets on with the direct truth with uncommon clarity.

God bless-