Congrats GOP: Now Gimme!!

Wednesday, November 03, 2010 9:44 PM Comments (13)

Congratulations to you GOP on your tremendous victory Tuesday.  Congratulations to you too, future Speaker Boehner.  I know you have many things you believe are part of your mandate.  That’s great.  Have at it.  But first gimme what I want.  NOW.

I know you want to ban earmarks.  That is great.  I support that.

But first gimme a permanent Hyde amendment.

I know you want to repeal the individual mandate.

But first gimme a permanent Hyde amendment.

I support extending the Bush tax rates.

But first gimme a permanent Hyde amendment.

Trying to repeal Obamacare is fine.

But first gimme a permanent Hyde amendment.

Here is the thing, GOP.  I have stuck my pro-life neck out for you too many...READ MORE

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Scalia: Many Atheists Irrational

Tuesday, November 02, 2010 1:16 AM Comments (28)

The St. Thomas More Society recently honored Antonin Scalia with its “Man for all Seasons” award.  In his acceptance speech the Supreme Court Justice had some choice words for non-believers who reject a priori (aka atheists) the possibility of the miraculous.

Ministry Values reports

Although the sophisticated may deride them as simple-minded, committed Christians should have the courage to embrace their faith he said. “It isn’t irrational to accept the testimony of eyewitnesses to miracles”  Scalia said.

“What is irrational,” he said, “is to reject a priori, with no investigation, the possibility of miracles in general and of Jesus Christ’s resurrection in particular — which is, of course,...READ MORE

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Parenting According to Monster Movies

Sunday, October 31, 2010 11:21 PM Comments (8)

In honor of Halloween I’m promulgating my long held theory on parenting informed by monster movies. When I was young and single I was King Kong. The King of all Monsters. Nobody messed with Kong. Nobody. Until…I fell in love. And then down goes Kong.

I’m sure you can relate. First comes love, then comes marriage, then comes the baby in the baby carriage. I’m sure this path happened similarly for many of you. Let’s walk along the Monster Movie timeline of parenting.

Birth of baby. You are The Fly.

You are an unsuspecting victim who dabbled with powers far beyond your comprehension and changes have come upon you unbidden. You’re not yourself anymore. You don’t know what you are. But it’s...READ MORE

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Is "The Pill" a Right? For Kids?

Thursday, October 28, 2010 6:33 PM Comments (8)

Abortion giant Planned Parenthood is suing the state of Montana to force them to provide “The Pill” to children free of charge. Did you get that? FOR CHILDREN.

Planned Parenthood’s affidavit, according to KRTV reads:

The State of Montana, through it Healthy Montana Kids (“HMK”)program, provides primary and preventive health care services, including prescription drug coverage, to uninsured children through age 18 with family incomes that are too low to purchase private insurance, but too high to qualify for the Medicaid program.

However, Montana has denied comprehensive services to young women enrolled in
HMK because the program excludes coverage for prescription contraceptives

The state...READ MORE

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The Most Anti-Catholic Political Ad You'll Ever See

Tuesday, October 26, 2010 1:03 AM Comments (198)

A Democrat Party supporting independent non profit group has sent out perhaps THE most anti-Catholic political advertisement I’ve ever seen. Sometimes there’s a little subtlety to anti-Catholic political rhetoric but not this time. This is in your face anti-Catholicism. A postcard was sent out to voters with a photo shopped picture of a Catholic priest wearing a campaign button saying: “Ignore the Poor.”

As you can see the pic takes up nearly the entire length of the postcard. It’s anti-Catholicism is not one point of many. It’s the point.

According to its website “The Minnesota DFL supports and works to enact the ideals and principles of the Democratic Party and strives to sustain the...READ MORE

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The Archbishop of 'Chutzpah'

Sunday, October 24, 2010 10:55 PM Comments (22)

Immigration debate seems to assume, as a pre-requisite,  the suspension of all common sense.

I have for some time marveled at the chutzpah of the Mexican government lecturing the U.S. on how it should handle illegal immigration.

Regardless of where you stand on the political spectrum on the debate over illegal immigration, it is difficult not to be slack-jawed at the Mexican audacity.  Earlier this year, Mexican President Felipe Calderon lectured the U.S. and Arizona on the floor of Congress over our handling of illegal immigration.  Crushing poverty and crime forces millions to flee Mexico, with the tacit approval of their government, and to enter illegally into the U.S.—and they lecture...READ MORE

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Sinead: Jesus Would Burn the $&%@# Vatican To the Ground

Thursday, October 21, 2010 12:20 AM Comments (56)

Sinead O’Connor has long been one of the leading anti-Catholic celebrities of our time. And in our time that takes some doing.

But Sinead really outdid herself in a recent interview. She didn’t just say that the Vatican should be burned to the ground. She said the %$^@#$ Vatican should be burned to the ground. And that if Jesus was around he’d burn it to the ground.

Soooo…Sinead O’Connor believes Jesus is an arsonist. It’s possible I guess this comes from a misinterpretation of Luke which states: “I have come to set the earth on fire, and how I wish it were already blazing!” Hey, maybe she’s a literalist.

But you’ve got to read all of her comments to really appreciate how looney tunes...READ MORE

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Who Is Mark Shea Talking About?

Tuesday, October 19, 2010 2:43 AM Comments (256)

After several posts by Mark Shea on the subject of “conservatism”, I must admit I don’t like those conservative Catholics very much.  Anyway, at least how Mark Shea describes them.  Fortunately, I haven’t met very many who fit Mark’s description.  And I think I would have run into them, for I am a conservative Catholic.

I won’t go point for point with Mark on this as he has so many points it would be rather pointless.  A snippet then.  Mark says things like:

But when alleged conservative Catholics tell me that they would rather get their social teaching from a talking hairdo on FOX than from the bishops, when they tell me that it is “moralistic” not to be willing to put your soul at risk of...READ MORE

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Patrick Archbold is co-founder of Creative Minority Report, a Catholic website that puts a refreshing spin on the intersection of religion, culture, and politics. When not writing, Patrick is director of information technology at a large international logistics company. Patrick, his wife Terri, and their five children reside in Long Island, N.Y.