Catching up on random things…

The US has relinquished control of the internet. Most powerful communication tool out there -potent delivery system for the weapon of ideas. Why should we want to control that? The internet is a pain, the MSM has to keep scrubbing it all the time!

Then again we apparently do want to control this?

About the Vinegar at Jesus’ Crucifixion: We’d talked about it a little here, but Julie at Happy Catholics has been resourceful about it and you’ll want to read what she’s dug up. It’s VERY interesting, and I’ll give you a hint -it’s one more piece of the Passover!

Since we’re being random, here, I’ve never seen a baby dance like this before (H/T Jeanette)

After watching that beautiful child dance, how can we not remember to offer up prayers for Belle, whom we’ve been holding in prayer all week. J gives us an update here. She and her family have a long road ahead.

People sometimes ask me why I post so infrequently on weekends – part of it has, unconsciously, been about trying to keep Sunday as Sabbath. We don’t always manage, but my husband and I do try to live Sunday a little differently than the rest of the week. More lingering over the newspapers, doing puzzles together. Lots more coffee. It’s good to have one day of the week that is very different from the rest.

Papists can be funny? That seems to be the consensus at a surprised Ace post, where Drew asks: Wait, these are produced by “Catholic Voter Action”? Two questions…Aren’t they just “Big Religion”…And two…when did the papists get so funny?

Britain must start charging for health care and raise the retiring age if it wants to escape a debt crisis.

Obama and the Olympics: Lots of people still writing about it. Insty has a great roundup and Moe Lane sums it up.

David Warren: Is Obama Gorbachev?

With an incredible rapidity, America’s status as the world’s pre-eminent superpower is now passing away. This is a function both of the nearly systematic abandonment of U.S. interests and allies overseas, with metastasizing debt and bureaucracy on the home front.

“What business is it of the government’s?” Whether this woman chooses radiation or mastectomy?

Is America getting hustled on Iran?

Is America
getting hustled on cap and trade?

Another Czar. No, czar! I think people have been confusing czar with scar.

This just depresses me:

“The administration told the French,” reports the Wall Street Journal, “that it didn’t want to ‘spoil the image of success’ for Mr. Obama’s debut at the U.N.”

I guess this was supposed to be his JFK/RFK moment. It’s sick. The campaign never ends. But image is not everything. At some point, there has to be substance.

I do not like this chart. And I like these economics charts even less.

Capitalism is evil: Well, not really. Neither is America

Dear Latin American Despots: Don’t start thinking we doesn’t love ya, cuz we does! We does!

Mark Steyn: Finishing off Polanski. That will leave a mark. And it will hurt his defenders, too.

Has modern conservatism become a cult? Joe Carter asks a good question. I’ve been saying for a while that we need to be very careful not to allow ideologies to become idols. A good read.

A better question:
Is A-Jad a Jew?

Webster is so complimentary to this blog, I almost hesitate to link to this, but -because he’s a great editor- he just too many things worth reading, so please don’t think I’m stuck up!

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