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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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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The Catholic Or The Commie?

Thursday, October 14, 2010 9:54 AM Comments (26)

Well the debate between Senate candidates O’Donnell and Coons happened last night in Delaware wherein took place this little exchange.

“I would argue that more people would support my Catholic beliefs than his Marxist beliefs.”  I hope that is true, although since I live in New York, I am not entirely sure that is true.

That said, I think it is entirely fair to call a Marxist a Marxist.  Why this is sometimes considered name calling I don’t know.  Things are labeled for a reason.  When a guy says he was inspired to become a Democrat by his Marxist professor, I think it is entirely fair.

Now to the evolution bit.

I actually liked elements of her answer about evolution.  The relevant...READ MORE

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Blessed Are The Piece Makers?

Monday, October 11, 2010 2:02 AM Comments (48)

Bad.  Shouldn’t do things like this.  Bad.  Not Funny.

Ok, maybe a little funny.

I can see the comments now.  “Patrick, are you advocating violence and vandalism?”

As a general rule, no.

It is a long drive from Kalispell, Montana to Denver.  690 miles to be exact.  That is a lot of time in the car to think about the reason for your trip.  If you are going to get in your car to to drive 690 miles, you better have a good reason for your trip.  Kathleen Lorie Folden thought she had one.

Kathleen heard of an “art” exhibit in Denver.  This piece of ... ummm…“art” depicted Jesus engaged in a homosexual act.  Kathleen thought to herself (I am mind paraphrasing here) “Oh no you didn’t.  Not...READ MORE

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Shock! Smothering A Disabled Child An Act of Love?

Tuesday, October 05, 2010 1:36 AM Comments (13)

‘If I were the mother of a suffering child - I mean a deeply suffering child - I would be the first to want to put a pillow over its face… If it was a child I really loved, who was in agony, I think any good mother would.’

This goes to show that no principle of civilization, no precept—no matter how holy, authentic, or certain—cannot be twisted into the service of evil.  Murder as an act of love.

The statement above is that of UK television pundit Virginia Ironside.  The video below shows the entire exchange.

The host, about to introduce another guest was shocked into continuing the conversation calling her statement a “horrifying thing.”  Indeed.

In another part of the interview,...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.