With a Heavy Heart

…it is my sad duty to report that LC Brendan’s beloved wife, Marion, passed into the arms of the L-rd yesterday.

She fought as bravely as any and then some, but in the end there was no strength left in her to fight on, her will to do so notwithstanding.

Brendan instructs me that he wants for nothing, but that if anybody feels inclined to do something regardless, to please make it a donation to an organization researching a cure for muscular dystrophy, so that one day we may have no more defeats like this.

Brendan, we’re here for you now and always, and I do not know the words to adequately express how sorry I am for your loss.

My prayers are with you, brother.




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    LC LucysDaddy--Imperial Tire Provider growls and barks:

    Prayers of love go out to Brendan and Marion. May G-d give Brendan strength and comfort. May Marion live on in his heart forever.

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    Library Czar growls and barks:

    My Prayers for you Brendan.

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    Boryon growls and barks:

    M condolences.

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    LC Xystus growls and barks:


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    Deeply sorry to hear of this Brenden – my condolences.

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    “We enter the world crying while those who love us smile.
    We leave smiling while those who love us cry.”
    She is home now Brendan. Be thankful for having had her in your life and take what she has left you and keep it with you always. You will see her again, in the palace of the Lord. My prayers are with you brother.

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    LC Mike in Chi growls and barks:

    Dear Brendan,
    The Lord bless you and keep you
    The Lord make His face to shine upon you and be gracious to you
    The Lord lift up His countenance upon you and give you peace
    Numbers 6: 24-26

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    lc purple raider growls and barks:

    Prayers sent to Brendon and Marion. May God make her whole in the next world.

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    Peace to you Brendan, take care of yourself.

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    maxxdog growls and barks:

    My thoughts are with you Brendan. Take care of yourself through this trying time and find peace where you can.

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    irish19 growls and barks:

    Heartfelt condolences. Prayers going out.

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    Tallulah growls and barks:

    Brendan, she’s just on an extended vacation in Paradise, and she will see you when you get there.

    Hugs, Tallu

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    Radical Redneck growls and barks:

    Prayers sent 🙁

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    Tallulah growls and barks:

    Misha: Apologies for posting this here, but you all need to see this, stat.

    Everyone should read the horrifying account in the National Review of the STASI-style tactics of the Wisconsin Leftist cabal in the courts and police, in
    hounding and persecuting lawful conservatives,
    raiding their homes at dawn,
    trashing their homes,
    terrifying their children,
    and making off with all their personal computers, smartphones, etc.:
    and Ordering Them to Maintain Silence about the pogrom.

    Here you go: this will turn your stomach. Meet the “John Doe” Persecutions.

    “They Came with a Battering Ram.”

    Cindy Archer, one of the lead architects of Wisconsin’s Act 10 — also called the “Wisconsin Budget Repair Bill,” it limited public-employee benefits and altered collective-bargaining rules for public-employee unions — was jolted awake by yelling, loud pounding at the door, and her dogs’ frantic barking. The entire house — the windows and walls — was shaking.

    She looked outside to see up to a dozen police officers, yelling to open the door. They were carrying a battering ram.

    She wasn’t dressed, but she started to run toward the door, her body in full view of the police. Some yelled at her to grab some clothes, others yelled for her to open the door.

    “I was so afraid,” she says. “I did not know what to do.” She grabbed some clothes, opened the door, and dressed right in front of the police. The dogs were still frantic.

    “I begged and begged, ‘Please don’t shoot my dogs, please don’t shoot my dogs, just don’t shoot my dogs.’ I couldn’t get them to stop barking, and I couldn’t get them outside quick enough. I saw a gun and barking dogs. I was scared and knew this was a bad mix.”

    She got the dogs safely out of the house, just as multiple armed agents rushed inside. Some even barged into the bathroom, where her partner was in the shower. The officer or agent in charge demanded that Cindy sit on the couch, but she wanted to get up and get a cup of coffee.

    “I told him this was my house and I could do what I wanted.” Wrong thing to say. “This made the agent in charge furious. He towered over me with his finger in my face and yelled like a drill sergeant that I either do it his way or he would handcuff me.”

    They wouldn’t let her speak to a lawyer. She looked outside and saw a person who appeared to be a reporter. Someone had tipped him off.

    Read more at: http://www.nationalreview.com/article/417155/wisconsins-shame-i-thought-it-was-home-invasion-david-french


    – For the family of “Rachel” (not her real name), the ordeal began before dawn – with the same loud, insistent knocking. Still in her pajamas, Rachel answered the door and saw uniformed police, poised to enter her home.

    When Rachel asked to wake her children herself, the officer insisted on walking into their rooms. The kids woke to an armed officer, standing near their beds.

    The entire family was herded into one room, and there they watched as the police carried off their personal possessions, including items that had nothing to do with the subject of the search warrant – even her daughter’s computer.

    And, yes, there were the warnings. Don’t call your lawyer. Don’t talk to anyone about this. Don’t tell your friends. The kids watched – alarmed – as the school bus drove by, with the students inside watching the spectacle of uniformed police surrounding the house, carrying out the family’s belongings. Yet they were told they couldn’t tell anyone at school.

    They, too, had to remain silent. The mom watched as her entire life was laid open before the police. Her professional files, her personal files, everything. She knew this was all politics. She knew a rogue prosecutor was targeting her for her political beliefs.

    And she realized, “Every aspect of my life is in their hands. And they hate me.”

    See the link at NR for the rest of the article — this is just the tip of the pogrom’s iceberg. Yes, POGROM.

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    LC Moriarty, Imperial Goatherd growls and barks:

    Dreadfully sorry, Brendan.

    Please accept my most sincere condolences.

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    LC Xystus growls and barks:

    Tallulah @14.

    Too bad no one told us about this earlier. We could have done something. Such situations call for immediate use of lethal force–& perhaps targeting the Chief Inquisitor. Yeah, I know: Easy for me to say! No offspring to worry about, etc. But just the no-talk order by itself is intolerable & begs for disobedience, which would lead to opportunities…

    One question: if the media knew about it, why didn’t they talk?

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    LCBrendan growls and barks:

    I go to view her privately today, her mother isnt coming. Service is tomorrow. Its all arranged.

    Misha, I will be in contact…I have just needed a few days. I am fine and doing well, we need nothing, we are hurting for nothing and the support has been…incredible. Please pray for her soul, and I assure you I am fine.

    – Brendan

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    LC SecondMouse growls and barks:

    Life is eternal, and love is immortal,
    and death is only a horizon;
    and a horizon is nothing save the limit of our sight.

    ~Rossiter Worthington Raymond

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    Paladin growls and barks:

    Peace be with you, Brendan. I hope that, after the current pain in your heart dissipates, all the good memories of your Soulmate’s companionship will be reminders of how she enriched, and will continue to do so, your life. As she equally will for eternity, of you. And some day you will be together again.

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    So sorry to hear this Brendon. Prayers of peace and comfort for you.

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    FrJim, Imperial Chaplain growls and barks:

    Just saw this. Will be holding a special Mass in her honor tomorrow, remembered as one of the Cloud of Witnesses who continue to love from the other side of eternity’s door.