WaPo Hits Church With Un-padded Pipe

Monday, November 29, 2010 1:05 PM Comments (83)

The fallout from the media’s purposeful misinterpretation of the Pope’s comments on condoms continues.

The media continues to use the Pope’s comments to promote the narrative that the Pope changed teaching on contraception despite all evidence and statements to the contrary.

Although it was utterly predictable, the media now has their lie and they will continue to run with it.  There is no better example of this than an article in yesterday’s Washington Post.

The article is laughingly titled “At St. Matthew’s, faithful have mixed views as they ponder pope’s comments on condom use.”  Mixed views?  That is a very funny title because the Washington Post did not quote one single person who...READ MORE

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Save The Sex Offenders

Tuesday, November 23, 2010 2:52 AM Comments (78)

Sex offenders don’t have much in the way of friends. Many communities restrict where sex offenders can live. Many communities put common sense restrictions on these offenders.  Can’t live or come too close to schools.  Uh huh.  Can’t live or come too close to parks.  Check.  Libraries.  I guess so.

These measures seem fine, reasonable even.  They are sex offenders after all.  Who wants them?

God.  That’s Who.

But now a Wisconsin town is considering adding to the list of places that are no-go for sex offenders.  Churches.

The Town of Delafield’s proposed ordinance would create child safety zones around schools, parks and conservation areas, the library, golf courses and movie...READ MORE

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Rutgers Prof: Having Lots of Kids is Like Littering

Thursday, November 18, 2010 2:12 AM Comments (78)

Stop.  Stop right now.  Don’t try to convince yourself that these people are some sort of outlier.  This view of life and of motherhood is increasingly prevalent.  How else do you explain the slow-motion demographic suicide occurring in the West?

What am I talking about?  Rutgers University Professor Helen Fisher, of the Center for Human Evolution Studies has written for Oprah Magazine and today was on the Joy Behar show talking about women making the choice to be childless.  She described having lots of children as littering.  But truly that barely rises to the surface as the most offensive thing in this panel discussion from hell.

What she said is so awful and alarming that it should...READ MORE

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The Super Bowl of Dead Babies

Monday, November 15, 2010 2:31 PM Comments (53)

Picture this…

It is half time during the Super Bowl.  You just watched some funny commercials from Doritos, Budweiser, or Geico.  Then the next commercial hits the tube.  This commercial shows dead babies.

A small group of anti-abortion-rights advocates are hoping to recruit a presidential candidate so they can run graphic ads showing aborted fetuses during the Super Bowl, Congress.org reports.

The group hopes to employ the same tactic used during the midterm elections by Missy Smith, an anti-abortion-rights activist who unsuccessfully ran for Washington, D.C., delegate. Smith “took advantage of federal rules that prevent broadcasters from censoring election ads unless they defame others...READ MORE

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Bush Lied - To Himself

Tuesday, November 09, 2010 12:59 AM Comments (202)

I just watched Matt Lauer interview George W. Bush on NBC promoting his new book on his Presidency.

By way of a minor preamble, let me state that the interview did little to change my overall impression of the man, but it did change it some.  I have for a time believed that he is generally a good man who cares deeply about his country.  He did what he thought was best but he made some bad decisions.  But I have always thought that even his bad decisions were made for, what he thought, were good reasons.

His decisions on war and peace, spending, and bailouts are all legitimate matters for disagreement.  I agreed with some and disagreed with others but I have always thought he came by his...READ MORE

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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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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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