"Movement" voters and other things

Just thought you might be interested in this – a buncha Catholics sittin’ around gassing away about what lies ahead for Catholics as “movement” voters!

Some interesting perspectives from center-right Catholic writers you may recognise, and in the middle I get to wag my finger and jump on a soapbox, declaring, first off that I dislike the notion of “movements” as a whole and besides, oversensitive Catholics (and hyper-hurt-feeling Christianity as-a-whole) are ticking me off with all the whining!

I’m no intellectual giant, it’s true, but I do get passionate about things, especially in light of people like Namrata Nayak, who is no shrinking violet of a Christian.

Deacon Greg quotes me! Cool. The only other time I was the “quote of the day” was when my husband came home from work and 3 year old Buster ran up to him and said, “Daddy, Mommy said the S-word today. She said it a lot!” He then toddled off chanting “shitshitshitshitshit”.

It is so glamorous to be quoted!

Linking around:

Oprah is Obama’s Barbra Streisand! Sounds like she’s going to make a pest of herself around the White House and piss of Michelle. I can’t wait for the day Obama makes moon eyes at Halle Berry (who wouldn’t?) and Oprah, ala Streisand, harrumphs, “Sharon Stone? Halle Berry? What does Sharon Stone Halle Berry know about policy?”

As a New Yorker, Caroline voting-is for-little-people Kennedy’s sense of entitlement is pretty infuriating to me. If she wants to be a senator, let her run for the seat, like everyone else.

Ed Morrissey says it all pretty succinctly and links to two articles comparing the treatment of Kennedy to the treatment of Sarah Palin. Charles Krauthammer then brings the point home. Amen. I liked Caroline Kennedy better when she eschewed the limelight.

I told you it was hoo-hah: CNN’s meteorologist dares to tell the truth.

CNN Meteorologist Chad Myers had never bought into the notion that man can alter the climate and the Vegas snowstorm didn’t impact his opinion. Myers, an American Meteorological Society certified meteorologist, explained on CNN’s Dec. 18 “Lou Dobbs Tonight” that the whole idea is arrogant and mankind was in danger of dying from other natural events more so than global warming.

“We have 100 years worth of data, not millions of years that the world’s been around,” Myers continued.

Billions, even. Good for him.

Don Surber has more, and he also has a suggestion about who the angry Prop 8 gays should be mad at, after the Mormons.

American Soldiers Heart Lithuanian Special Forces. That’s kind of nice.

Danielle Bean on Angelina Jolie and the glamour moms

I’m not paying attention
to the “outrage” over Rick Warren hanging out at Obama’s inaugural. But others are marking it. Yes, it’s all pissant grandstanding. Are you not entertained? All stocked up on popcorn, are you?

Much more interesting: Can Catholics claim Shakespeare?

Whoops! Snow is falling.
And I just got an email that Amazon is having a big sale on flannel sheets, which I will consider when I get back: I’ve got to go buy milk. It’s a family tradition. Snow comes, we buy milk, eggs, bread. French toast time! I’ll give you my recipe for it when I get back!

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  • Piano Girl

    I can just see three year old Buster “telling” on mom that she used the “S” word. I would imagine, now that he’s in college, he’s heard far worse than that! Still, what a funny moment to have with your little guy!!!

  • http://opinionatedcatholic.blogspot.com lsusportsfan

    Anchoress I think you are perhaps right and wrong

    Yes some Christians whine too much. Some times the complaining and knee jerk reactions are counterproductive and yes Catholics at time lead that group. I think more damage was done in the whining of Catholics in the Hagee situation this past year than good.

    Also at times what I see from leading groups seem to be a tad petty.

    On the flip side these same groups do a lot of good. I am not sure that holding for instance Newsweeks feet to the Fire on their horrible and biased article on gay marraige is whining. Or the work of the very good site Get Religion that points out on a daily basis where the media is getting facts about religion wrong. As to the entertainment and Media business the whole concept of VOCATION is wrapped up this too. If you are a Christian in Journalism school or wanting to enter the arts I would think that perhaps they see these efforts of advocacy as needed well to help them pursue what they think is their God Given vocation. That whining though must be done with something constructive as we see with the wonderful site CHURCH OF THE MASSES

    There is a line here. I am not sure we can just sit aside and not hold the media feet to the fire when people of Faith enter the Public Square and get destroyed unfairly. See Governor Palin.

    I am pretty sure this is not what you mean but I wanted to point out that the CHurch calls us to engage and help shape the culture. Sometimnes that requires a tad of complaining and getting people aroused.

    While there is a lot to commend to the Early Church and lesson to be learn there is no nned to have or think that it is our mission to return to the Catecombs.

    [By all means, let us make substantive and instructive arguments when they are to be made, when there is a point to doing it. I'm talking about the pure BS whining that we hear all too often, "oh, look, they're mean to us! They'd never be mean to Muslims!" And how do you know martyrdom is not something that is in some of our futures? The blood of martyrs has fed the church for 2000 years. No reason to think that will suddenly end. -admin]

  • stephanie

    I’m totally with you on the whole Caroline Kennedy thing. She’s never been interested in politics before, she should stay out of them now. There is no rule that there HAS to be a Kennedy in the Senate, even if there has been one for generations.

  • kelleybee

    The holy trinity of snow shopping in the DC area: Milk, bread and toilet paper. Can’t have a good storm without a new supply of each.

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