Whore is as Whore Does; NOW is over

A week ago, Ed Morrissey looked at NOW's endorsement of California gubernatorial candidate Jerry Brown--whose campaign assistant had just been caught referring to his (female) rival as "a whore"--and asked "Seriously, what does it take for a Democrat to lose the endorsement of the National Organization from Women?"The answer, of course, is "turn pro-life."Anything short of that, and it really doesn't matter what misogynist, insulting or dehumanizing thing a Democrat does, NOW will … [Read more...]

The Leadership Void; we need St. Benedict – UPDATED

Deacon Greg sent this my way, noting, "this is extraordinary, and the piece mentions you, too!"Such a star, I am!What is "extraordinary" is the lengthy post Boston's Cardinal Sean O'Malley put up in his blog, addressing the criticism he has received for presiding (in a very minimalist way, it must be said) at the Funeral Mass of Sen. Ted Kennedy.For the record, I wasn't one of those suggesting Kennedy should not have a Catholic funeral; my gripe was with the sanctification of the man by … [Read more...]

The Humbling: “The ONE” goes to Don Clinton

So, it appears that "The One" is going begging to Don Clinton, hat in hand:The One strides in confidently and extends his hand to The Don. The Don looks up, contemplates the proffered hand, and watches The One's smile fade as it is not shaken. The One retracts his hand, and tilts his head, comprehending, but not liking it. Still, he needs this meeting.Don Clinton nods slightly, and with a silky hand motions The One to take a seat. Don Clinton's blue eyes are grave, but there is a … [Read more...]

I thought Bill Clinton was in charge of this!

UPDATE: As a few kind commenters pointed out, I was quite remiss in not saying straight off that this charge being made is nothing more - at this point - than a charge that bears heavy investigating. That's quite true. As such, take the whole thing with a grain of salt, but bear in mind that if it's true - if the tsunami money is being misrouted into terrorist hands - then there has to be some accountability for that. And if anyone but Bill Clinton were involved, most folks would completely … [Read more...]

Final thoughts

At first I thought I would have loved to have live-blogged the funeral of Pope John Paul the Great, but it wasn't necessary, was it? The images, the spontaneous outbursts of applause and cheering - it was most eloquent. But I did have a few thoughts:Today, an event occured which was witnessed by the whole world. A million people knelt in prayer on the cobblestone of St. Peter's. Hundreds of thousands of people publicly received communion in this, the year of the Eucharist. Leaders from all over … [Read more...]