Mitt Romney, Pro-Life CHAMPION!

TMZ has learned Mitt Romney’s son Tagg — who had twins this year through a surrogate — signed an agreement that gave the surrogate, as well as Tagg and his wife, the right to abort the fetuses in non-life threatening situations … and Mitt Romney covered some of the expenses connected with the arrangement. When [Read More...]

How Conservatism….

…became the Thing that Used to be Conservatism. The Thing That Used to be Liberalism lost its soul some 20 years earlier, when it ceased to be the party of the little guy and became the party that would stick scissors in a baby’s brain in order to get a vote. I’m interested in conservatism [Read More...]

Good Thing It’s not Torture

Delaware Pediatrician(!) Waterboards Daughter It’s been conclusively shown by the best Catholic ethics money can buy that this is not torture. Now we have confirmation from the medical community as well. And, of course, the most deeply conservative minds of our time love it and laugh about it. As I’ve pointed out for some time, [Read More...]

Why Dick Cheney Doesn’t Leave the Country Much

“My view is absolutely clear: torture is wrong and shouldn’t be allowed, and people who torture should be apprehended, with the full force of law applied,” says Britain’s most senior ranking general — A Soldier’s View of Torture, Just War Principles. One of my private hopes is that the Candidate of the Thing That Used to [Read More...]

As I contemplate the spectacle of the comments…

to this thread, particularly the conversation between Zippy and Mr. Lutas here in which Mr. Lutas advocates the “Brutal Advocacy of Mortal Sin Posing as Realism” position and attempts to sneer Zippy out of the “Catholic Moral Teaching for Time Immemorial” position by calling him a “fake Catholic” and generally questioning his integrity and testicular [Read More...]

The Cafeteria is Wide Open

Compare and contrast: A trope repeated with disturbing frequency by an awful lot (though not, of course, all) of the representatives of the Faithful Conservative American Catholic[TM] subculture: “if one innocent American life was saved by “THE BOMB”, God blessed Einstein’s work.” Actual Church teaching: CCC 2314 “Every act of war directed to the indiscriminate [Read More...]

When People Act like Michele Bachmann on the Internet…

…the correct response to claims like this is “Documentation please?” If they do not pony up the documentation, the sensible thing for a blogger to do is conclude that he is dealing with a troll and boot him or her. If Bachmann does not come up with the documentation for her claims (and I think [Read More...]

Because Our Ruling Class Cares So Much About our Troops

Thousands of sick Marine veterans and their families might be on the verge of taking a giant leap toward receiving health care for illnesses they suffered from decades of water contamination at Marines Base Camp Lejeune, N.C. Legislation that has languished for years was expected to be voted on in the full Senate this week [Read More...]

Romney Sews Up the War Criminal Vote

Dick “Five Draft Deferments/Other Priorities/Deficits Don’t Matter/Make America a Torture State/Iraq Has WMDs/Worst Foreign Policy Debacle Since Vietnam” Cheney says Romney is the “only” presidential candidate one can trust to make the right decision in a foreign policy crisis. Oh, and it appears I was premature to think that Romney profited monetarily off of the [Read More...]

The Post-Conscience GOP

There’s something poetic and fitting about a party that has advertised itself as the Party that is the Home of Godly Righteousness as opposed to those Godless Liberals Over There making this guy their banner carrier: …and then telling us we *have* to vote for him–for the sake of “conscience”. That’s rich. Not as rich as [Read More...]

From the Annals of Chutzpah

John “Crushing a Child’s Testicle is Not Necessarily Wrong When the President Orders it” Yoo complains that Obama is only murdering people but not torturing them. In addition, to shamelessly invoking St. Thomas with brazen chutzpah and lyingly claiming that just war doctrine is about broadening, not limiting war, he also repeats the bald-faced and [Read More...]

Another Christian Duty is Criminalized

Harboring the harborless. You don’t hear about this one nearly as much because a) it’s not about sex and b) it not only not useful to talk radio ginning up conservative Catholics to support the GOP, it is c) actually contrary to popular (and delusional) conservative dogmas about rounding up and deporting 11 million people. [Read More...]