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Traddy has an outburst on the floor of the US House?-UPDATE! October 17, 2013

Posted by Tantumblogo in Basics, disconcerting, General Catholic, Latin Mass, silliness, Society, Spiritual Warfare.

A woman stenographer at the US House of Representatives strode up to the rostrum and proceeded to inform the House that the United States is a divided, failing nation because it was not founded on Jesus Christ (or “God”) as its visible head and that its founding documents were written by freemasons.  Who besides a traditional Catholic would go there?

U.S. Capitol Police told ABC News that the stenographer, who helps keep the record of the proceedings of the House, was interviewed by officers before being transported to a hospital “for evaluation.”

The woman was Dianne Reidy, an official reporter with the Office of the Clerk, two sources told ABC News.

She was not arrested or charged and it remains unknown whether she will keep her job. Since last night, the Office of the Clerk has not responded to inquiries seeking comment.

As members cast their votes Wednesday evening on legislation to end the 16-day government shutdown, Reidy was seen calmly ascending the rostrum before unleashing a verbal tirade at members of Congress.

She was heard shouting “the House is divided,” according to one congressional source. After about 30 seconds, Reidy was pulled off the rostrum by two people from the House chamber security staff.

“He will not be mocked,” the woman said, according to an audio recording of the incident posted online by Public Radio International reporter Todd Zwillich. “This is not one nation under God. It never was.”  [Well, that’s true enough]

“The greatest deception here is this is not one nation under god! It never was. Had it been, it would not have been! The Constitution would not have been written by Freemasons!” she added. [Knowing the inevitable claims that I’m crazy, these are not necessarily incoherent ramblings. They are actually something of a reasoned critique.  It’s very similar to Christopher Ferrara’s critique in Liberty: The God that Failed. This nation was founded by freemasons. The Constitution was written by men smitten with enlightenment ideals that were tightly associated with the lodge, especially the European lodge. I think she’s saying that this nation, as it is now known, would not exist had it been founded on Jesus Christ. The Constitution would not have been written by freemasons, but by Christians, etc.  It’s actually kind of interesting]

I’m curious what happens to this woman.  Will we be told she had a little breakdown and, after a period of deprogramming, be “back to normal?” Is she a traddy or another convicted Christian?  Am I nutty for taking this seriously?

h/t reader DDLG

UPDATE:  We get some more data via this piece.  I’d say she’s a devout Christian, not a nut:

This is what I recorded of what she said: “This is not one nation under God. It never was. Had it been, it would not have been – no – it would not have been – the Constitution would not have been written by Freemasons! They go against God. You cannot serve two masters. You cannot serve two masters. Praise Jesus [recording unclear]. Lord Jesus Christ!”

Representative Joaquin Castro (D., Texas) told reporters shortly afterward that the woman had been working in the House as a stenographer for at least a few months.

“It was very disturbing for the members of Congress,” Castro said.

I’m sure it was very disturbing for Congress, especially the part about Praise Jesus Christ and you cannot serve two masters.

She also apparently also said God will not be mocked.  I think we have a potential internet sensation, here, if they don’t keep her drugged up for 6 months.


1. Wendy McClure - October 17, 2013

That was my first thought, too. So if you’re nutty, so am I.

2. john - October 17, 2013

I saw that this morning, and I too probably take what she said more seriously than the media. You think your crazy? I was making a concerted effort to look at the facial expressions of the congressmen, ala “stop lady, you took a blood oath to keep quiet!”

3. MMC - October 17, 2013

Ah yes, they took her in for “observation”…code name for “she’s a loon and we’re going to drug her frontal lobe with Psych drugs now”. God bless this brave woman for having the courage to risk it all to speak the truth. All the talk about “Freedom of Speech” yet they arrest her? She is the FARTHEST thing from crazy. Bravo my sister in Christ! I could see Our Lord working through her…how cool is that? God bless~

4. Don - October 17, 2013

Oh boy, they’ll try and medicate her now. Hope she refuses.

5. Janet Baker - October 17, 2013

If she gets fired I’m sending a donation. She could be anybody! Gallop did a poll of a billion muslims about four years ago (Who Speaks for Islam) and found that the majority of them want their various governments to reflect Islamic principles, and then Gallop asked the same question of Christians around the world. If they asked, Do you want a religious-based government, people said no in slightly greater numbers than yes, but if they asked, Do you want the bible to be part of the government, the majority said, Yes. (If they’d have asked me I’d have said, Hell yes.) As I recall, the greatest majority was in the US. This is what makes me think we could form a coalition here as Hungary did and change our constitution, if we could just focus on that for like about five minutes.

6. Hannah - October 17, 2013

That was my first thought, also.

Who knows? Maybe she is a trad.

So, I’m crazy, too!

7. Daniel Brooks - October 17, 2013

I like when things like this happen. Feels like the veil was lifted for just a moment. Bravo, lady.

8. CA - October 17, 2013

“The greatest deception here is this is not one nation under god! It never was. Had it been, it would not have been!”

I actually think she means that if the nation were truly “under God” then we would still be under the British crown.

tantamergo - October 17, 2013

In an update, she more clearly states that this nation was wrongly founded because freemasons wrote the Constitution (largely true). I don’t know if that points back to a royalist point of view.

9. Lorra - October 17, 2013

Good for her! She has more of a backbone than most in the Church. I love this “…was interviewed by officers before being transported to a hospital “for evaluation.” Yeah, right. “Evaluation.”
We all know what that means. Instant certifiable nut. Meanwhile, the inmates have completely taken over the insane asylum and the first sane voice we’ve heard in how long is sent to a hospital for “evaluation.”
I’m so sick of this I don’t think I can take it much more.

tantamergo - October 17, 2013

Well, in fairness, we don’t know that much. It’s possible she’s unsettled, but it’s also very possible she’s not. She didn’t say anything to outrageous for us, but I’m amazed by the world’s reaction, they’re all ready to lock her up.

Lorra - October 18, 2013

Well, that doesn’t amaze me at all that they want to lock her up. They will use her to set a precedent.
And if she’s so unsettled, what the heck is she doing working as a stenographer for the House of Reps?
Maybe she has just had it like the rest of us. I mean, there is only so much we can take before each one of us stands up and says “That’s it! Enough is enough!!”

10. Lorra - October 18, 2013

And if she is unsettled, at least she is working and not on welfare.

11. Lorra - October 18, 2013

Tantum, you get to the bottom of this and report back. 🙂

12. DiscipleoftheDumbOx - October 18, 2013

All, recall that the Pledge of Allegiance was written in 1892 by socialist Baptist minister Francis Bellamy to encourage unquestioning devotion to the Almighty American State preserved at gunpoint by Abraham Lincoln at the cost of hundreds of thousands during the War of Northern Aggression. I refuse to recite this pledge. I pledge allegiance to the living Christ and not to some dead flag or the wayward Union it represents. I would encourage you to abstain as well. Latin Rite Catholics already pray a pledge. It is called the Niceno-Constantopolitan Creed.

13. DiscipleoftheDumbOx - October 18, 2013

The Joker J’s, Joaquin and Julian, mayor of San Antonio who recently stated that pro-abort, good-for-nothing Wendy Davis shares the values of all Texans, need to be very disturbed. I pray that they are so disturbed that they would be unable to administrate and ultimately climb back into the pits from whence they came. I tell ya, I am about fed up with all this evil we ‘tolerate’.

14. Byzcat - October 18, 2013

This could have been an authentic prophetic moment. We live in strange times.

15. shari - October 18, 2013

Just hearing about this – interesting. Was never aware that our founding fathers were Free Masons. Made me want to research further and in doing so found this: Humanum Genus – On Freemasonry, by Pope Leo XIII, 1884

Long but good read – particularly as it pertains to today and could explain this woman’s zeal and courage to get her message.out.

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DiscipleoftheDumbOx - October 18, 2013

Really?! Then I would encourage you to have a look at the ChurchMilitant.TV segment on the topic.

Very eye-opening for some, I would imagine.

shari - October 18, 2013

Many thanks for sharing – this helps me to connect the dots as to what is wrong with our Church and our Country. I knew there was a missing link just could not make sense of it. Thank God for the internet that allows me more knowledge, specifically to this Blog and the works of ChurchMilitant. …
I’d say this women is definitely a messenger from God.

16. shari - October 18, 2013


Link to Humanum Genus – Freemasonry

17. Bob - October 18, 2013

God be with her. Because those in Washington won’t.
Let’s pray for those that have the courage and the opportunity to speak for truth.

18. Tradderrific - October 18, 2013

“Traddy has an outburst on the floor of the US House?” Where did Traddy come from? It’ll be interesting to find out her religious affiliation and the Church she attends, if she turns out to be protestant I’d have to agree.

tantamergo - October 18, 2013

Yes, we really don’t know much. That’s why I put a question mark on the post title, we know there was an outburst, but the motivations of the person we simply don’t know. I will actually be surprised if there is any follow up on this.

DiscipleoftheDumbOx - October 18, 2013

I’ve seen an independent Youtube follow up video but I cannot account for its validity.

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