Serving up hot links!

I will be out for most of the day, running errands, and won’t be back to writing until the afternoon, but a few links to keep you amused:

Picking up on yesterday’s piece on the Sisters of Mary
visiting Oprah, and the cheapening and distortion of our sexual understanding, a couple things. First, the sisters unveiled their new web site design, today, in honor of their 13th anniversary, so check be sure to check it out, and also, read what Fr. Z has to say about the sexualizing of children (seems we need to let our 10 year olds know they are sexual beings, stat!) and what Mary Eberstadt writes on Christianity Lite.

Remember when Bush said, “if you’re not with us, you’re with the terrorists” to our allies? Remember how that was a bad thing, a stupid thing, a “nazi” thing, for him to say? Remember how offended the press was? Remember how offended the Democrats were on our allies behalf? Remember how dissent used to be called “the highest form of patriotism”? Well…the Obama White House says if you’re part of the loyal opposition, and you don’t like his policies, you’re helping AlQaeda!. Almost sounds like something Rush Limbaugh or Sean Hannity might have said about the Dems, at one time, but it is extremely jarring to hear that charged lobbed by the administration. I can’t wait to hear the press and the Democrats scream about Bush Obama saying such an awful thing to his own countrymen! Or, will they just say, “Bush did it, too,” -the weird magic words that -in their minds- justifies almost anything, even though when “Bush did it,” they thought it was a stinking thing to do.

Ed Morrissey has the best commentary on this.

Also, it seems Janet Napolitano wasn’t kidding when she listed pro-life groups as possible threats to national security. Maybe if Obama had not filled his cabinet and advisers with Chicago thugs, Ideologues and Captains of Mediocrity, he wouldn’t be struggling so much, now.

Or, perhaps he’s a bit of a mediocrity himself, which is why he can’t govern, without his instincts running to the world “rule.”

Is Obama’s “health care summit” just meant for show?. I vote a big yes. The guy spent the past year saying, “I won. Shut up. The GOP has no plan; they just want the status quo. I don’t want to hear a lot of talk. Do it my way. Bush sucks.” Now, he wants to confer with the GOP after he has a final bill prepared. It’s Roy Scheider in All That Jazz again, lighting a cigarette, looking into the mirror and announcing, “Showtime!”

Clearly, the GOP has figured this out, and they’re responding with a very highly raised eyebrow and some justified skepticism. Allahpundit has highlighted the pertinent parts.

Baseball Crank has a few ideas on how to deal with this too. America has made it clear, they want Obama to start over; Obama is being clear he does not intend to. So, yes, it’s a farce and theater.

But I thought Obama was going to do a “hard pivot”
away from healthcare, and start focusing on jobs? When does he do that? When does he start thinking about job creation in the private (not public) sector? He keeps saying he cares about jobs, but again – it’s just words – his actions are still betraying his obsession with pushing through a health care policy his nation is telling him it does not want, while ignoring their desires for jobs. Then again, we’re so not smart enough, to his thinking. The same nation that was “brilliant” when it elected Obama in ’08 is now irredeemably stupid.

Seems special interests are doing well in this era that was supposed to be “famine-time” for them.

I made this point last week: Obama admits Bush was right.

Meanwhile, some NPR readers are having an “I Am Spartacus” moment, about a billboard in Minnesota. The article is a tad clueless (and also a tad troubling; why do they care who bought that sign?) Some of the comments are pretty funny.

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  • Jeanne

    I’m an online marketer by trade (as well as a freelance writer) and I have to say – the sisters’ new website is amazing. Really well done. Did they do it themselves? Super!

    …too much to comment on within the rest of your post.

    I’ve also noticed that the so-called “strict” and “orthodox” areas are flourishing, while modern, relativistic churches and groups are floundering. The wheat may be separated from the chaff, so to speak. It will be interesting to see how it develops.

  • expat

    Does anyone remember Michael Moore at the Democrat’s convention sitting right next to Jimmy Carter? How about congressmen lining up for the opening of Moore’s film? That would be the same Michael Moore who told Berliners that Americans are the dumbest people on earth.

    I’ve seen what these lovely Dems and their Hollywood and literary friends have transported abroad. And now they have the nerve to criticize people who question a decision made by an idiot while the president was swimming on his Christmas holiday!

  • annk

    I’m waiting for the Onion to run something like this:

    $25 Check in Support of NPR Is Real; Not An Internet Trick

  • lethargic

    Read the NPR link … hilarious … the NPR staff are really perplexed … the comments and recommends are running VASTLY in agreement with the billboard. Yah … it is a Spartacus moment. Lovin’ it.

  • megan

    I don’t see any comments at the NPR site – do you think they took them down?

    [No, I see over 500 comments there! -admin]

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  • Barbara

    PP got the idea to sexualize 10 year olds from the CDC – or are they one and the same, idealogically speaking? “Sexual and Reproductive Health of Persons Aged 10-24 in US, 2002-2007″
    You go, girld – that to the Dominicans. Have loved them since I first caught them in Truth in the Heart on EWTN. Take that Donna Quinn!

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  • Terrye

    I saw the billboard and it turns out it was a pro Bush group who put it up. Meanwhile over at Hot Air, Allah cites the reasons his boss, Michelle Malkin will not be missing Bush. I have to say, some of that stuff was pretty lame. Such as “enabling the turn coat Arlen Specter” and “pre socializing” the economy. Needless to say Harriet Miers got kicked around somewhere..and of course Bush was blamed for the illegal immigration situation, as if it had not been a problem when Saint Reagan signed that amnesty bill. Oh yes, and she complained that he “kowtowed to the Saudis”…as opposed to what exactly? Sanctions? War?

    Excuse me, but I liked and supported Bush. I did not always agree with him, but I do think he tried to do what he thought was right..and a lot of the back stabbing whining from the right in the face of the BDS from the left only helped people like Obama and Pelosi and Reid to take control of the government. I am sick of it myself.

  • Nan

    Minnesota is such a liberal state that many presume that everyone is on the incredibly liberal end of the spectrum. It’s shocking when people voice other ideas.