Rutgers Prof: Having Lots of Kids is Like Littering

11/18/2010 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

11/15/2010 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

11/08/2010 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!!

11/03/2010 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

11/02/2010 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'

10/24/2010 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?

10/19/2010 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?

10/14/2010 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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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.