Archives for August 2013

Turn Me Over, I’m Done On This Side!

Those of you who, like me, spent your aimless youth slathered in Coppertone and languishing on a hot beach in a vain attempt to get a suntan will appreciate this story.  *     *     *     *     * St. Lawrence, one of seven deacons who served under Pope Sixtus II, died on August 10, in 258 A.D.  According to legend, he was “roasted” alive on a grill—but maintaining his good humor to the end, he is reputed to have said during his ordeal, “Turn me over.  I’m done on this side.”  *     *     *     … [Read more...]

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Pull My Finger: American Tourist Damages Priceless Statue

It’s an old bar-room joke:  Someone says “Pull my finger” and when you do as he asks, he uses the opportunity to fart loudly.  Funny, funny.A tourist from Missouri who was traveling in Italy might have tried the same stunt this week, when he unintentionally broke the finger off a 600-year-old statue in Florence's Museo dell'Opera del Duomo.  Called the “Annunciazione,” the statue of the Virgin Mary is actually a copy of an original by 15th century Florentine sculptor Giovanni d’Ambrogio … [Read more...]

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Our National Shame: U.S. Earns Failing Humanitarian Score, Along With Communist Nations

The United States is one of only 2% of nations worldwide to permit elective abortion without restrictions, at any time, for any reason.That’s right:  We rank right there at the bottom on the humanitarian scale, along with Communist China and North Korea, for our willingness to kill babies in the womb at any time, even if they are developed enough to survive on their own, regardless of fetal pain, if that’s what the mother chooses.  Only one other nation, Canada, also has no restrictions on ab … [Read more...]

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