Les Moonves! Heads up, over here, please!

Some of you know I routinely give Les Moonves advice on what he can do to improve CBS news (and he should feel complimented - I don't even consider ABC or NBC worth my precious time...). He has apparently - upon deep consideration, I'm sure - decided NOT to take my selfless advice that he hire Delia Gallagher over Katie Couric. Ah well, some people have to learn the hard way...Nevertheless, I'm going to continue in my tireless quest to restore CBS News to its former glory, this time with a … [Read more...]

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The death of handwriting?

I hope not but I fear perhaps this article is right.At the very least, concern for good penmanship is out the window. My kids have deplorable handwriting and I tried, I really did. Elder Brother had 4 years of Catholic school but his handwriting is chickenscratch. Buster, coming up in a public school, where "penmanship" is considered an unimportant subject that makes children "feel bad about themselves" is simply illegible. I have no idea how his SAT essay even got read.My husband and I, … [Read more...]

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NY Times illustrates cartoon story

Faced with an ethical dilemma, the New York Times has chosen to illustrate a report on the so-called Cartoon Wars with an image which is offensive to some with religious sensibilities.The picture they have chosen is Chris Ofili's portrait of of the Virgin Mary, painted with elephant dung.Can't you just see editors scurrying around, dithering on this one?Editor A: What to do...this story is HUGE, and by any ethical journalistic standard, we should be showing our readers what the fuss … [Read more...]

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The NY Times Calling for Coup or Impeachment?

This editorial strikes me as being right up there with Harry Reid's insistance, after Fitzgerald didn't give the Dems what they wanted, (Rove's head on a platter) that Bush give it to them anyway!"We don't want him to be president for three more years! The ignoramuses in the red states might have elected him, but we're not going to stop the tantrum until he's gone!"The NY Times, in this editorial, sounds remarkably like a frustrated kid in a snit. Like George Will, last month, writing … [Read more...]

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DNC uses Bush’s PHYSICAL for fodder?

Really...this is pathetic. When you have to use the report on the president's annual physical to give a shrill yell, throw hate darts and play politics, then you might as well just give it up, get back into the sandbox and stop even pretending that you are grown-ups.ATTENTION DEMOCRATS: If you want to be taken seriously - at all - in the next two elections, then you must learn appropriate responses. In this case, the appropriate response to good news about the president's health is … [Read more...]

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Marriage in Temporary Vows

When a nun or monk has advanced from the novice stage, they make what are called "first vows" or "temporary vows" - vows to continue to live according to the Rules and precepts of the community to which they belong, for a set amount of time - usually a couple of years. At the end of "first vows" the religious will then take their final vows, promising before God to remain in that life until their death.Temporary vows are made, because a religious thinks of him or herself as one day being a … [Read more...]

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It’s called hating the sin and loving the sinner

To some folks - even a few of my readers, from whom I would expect better - it all seems very mysterious - like the height of hypocrisy: Senator Rick Santorum speaks out (a little too forcefully for my taste, but he's not my senator) about the homosexual lifestyle and agenda, and so - somehow - that makes him a hypocrite for defending his gay spokesman, whom some of the left have "outed."“I think it squares very clearly with my public positions on every other issue, which is that I treat p … [Read more...]

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AlQ says Aug 15 – lay down or we’ll flatten you

August 15 - in the Catholic Church it is the Feastday of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary - in the Orthodox Church the Dormition of the Theotokos (the Falling Asleep of the God-bearer).I only mention it because Al Qaeda, taking advantage of all the helpful cues given to them by George Galloway and others, is setting August 15th as a deadline for either acquiescence or obliteration.And the only reason I mention that, is because it has been my observation that Marian Feast Days seem … [Read more...]

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Tina Brown: Our Lady of the Air Kiss

I don't know when I have read a snottier, snobbier, more relentlessly superficial, arrogant and bigoted piece of dreck than Tina Brown's latest column in the Washington Post, Reverence Gone Up In Smoke.Sigh...what a disappointment for Tina and her pals - amid all of that glorious color and pomp of a papal funeral and a conclave, the solemn beauty of the chant, the whole mystical and mysterious sense of Other - they'd become attracted, mildly so, but attracted, nevertheless, to the whole … [Read more...]

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Delivering a message to my Military readers…

I've been meaning to say something to you folks for a couple of weeks. I get some emails from guys in the military, and I often peek and find them reading the blog, particularly in the wee small hours - I'm always especially humbled to see whoever it is that's reading me out of Baghdad - to think that someone whose courage and sacrifice and commitment I so admire is actually reading little old me. I thank you, and yes, it's humbling.I have something to pass on to you - a message. It is a … [Read more...]

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