Rather amusing snark -UPDATED

Someone emailed me a week or so ago and wondered where "the old Anchoress" was, the one who would (his words) "batter some deserving snook so soundly one was tempted to look away and ask for police tape to respect the body."Hmmm...I've been wondering about that myself, lately. I just don't seem to have the old snark-a-roo. Seems when I went on retreat, I left it there?See what happens? You ask God to help train your tongue to moderation, and to give you a more loving heart, and even when … [Read more...]

Tsunami & Calamity; I miss Bush -UPDATED

The pictures from The Philippines are harrowing.Things sound terrible in Indonesia, so let us pray, particularly since more tremblors are expected and who knows what can happen in the Pacific.I know this is Friday, and therefore a non-political day for this blog, but in reading this report, I can't help but remember President Bush's response to the '04 Tsunami, how he immediately sent aid and naval vessels (and committed to long term relief to that area).And I remember some snotnose from … [Read more...]

Headline questions

Saddest headline in my email today: George W. Bush was the last American President.I'm in sort of a cranky mood, especially after getting this thing in my email a dozen times. Not the HA post, the vid. If you can watch it you've got a stronger stomach than I do. And if you want info on the UI behind it, Malkin has it. Ugh, and ugh.So, I'll start with this video, instead. Note the line: "These are bad Americans, and they're putting our country at risk."Okay, I have questions.Oil … [Read more...]

Obama lying about Carbon Emissions?

Obama is making "America has never done more to curb Carbon emissions..." noises. Based on nothing at all, Obama says:"I am proud to say that the United States has done more to promote clean energy and reduce carbon pollution in the last eight months than at any other time in our history."I'm getting tired of this empty suit and his empty words.Meanwhile, here is reality - in those bad old days of 2006:U.S. carbon dioxide emissions dropped slightly last year even as the economy grew, … [Read more...]

The Pinnacle: slim, sharp & lonely

Catching up on all the stories since I have been away and I must have missed this one when it broke - the header: Democrat: Republicans hate ObamaCare because they’re racists. Also, Castro’s a genius.The Democrat is Rep. Diane Watson (D-California). Watson is both African-American and female, so she is speaking from the fake ledge of "absolute moral authority" which was once the province of Cindy Sheehan until she stopped being a useful bat for to beat around the Bush, with. From Watson's led … [Read more...]

Who can have a Catholic Funeral & more

That seems to be the question of the hour in my email, and thankfully, Deacon Greg has a helpful post on the subject:Because of its public nature the Church's public intercession for a departed soul is more limited. A funeral Mass can be celebrated for most Catholics, but there are some specific cases in which canon law requires the denial of a funeral Mass.Canons 1184-1185 say:"Canon 1184 §1. Unless they gave some signs of repentance before death, the following must be deprived of … [Read more...]

Nibbling at News & Adoring

Did I happen to mention that things are absurdly busy around here? I'm having a great deal of difficulty keeping up. I want very much to respond to Rick, and his comments in this thread, and I also have other things I want to write, including a review of a terrific book you need to buy, but today is going to be "one of those days" - not least because I have an opportunity to go to Adoration this afternoon and I won't miss it, but it will eat up lots of hours.I have to say that since my … [Read more...]

The difference goes beyond the pitch

I see I was not the only one watching last night's All-Star Game who wondered if David Axelrod had negotiated the bizarre angle (there is no other word for it, if you're a baseball-watching fan) used to showcase President Barack Obama's ceremonial "first pitch." I have never seen a president throw a pitch, before, where the angle left out the catcher at the plate.Yes, I had to wonder if the shot was planned that way, if the White House was so insecure about this teleprompter-addicted … [Read more...]

Palin, Obama & Not quite pulled together yet

I know it must seem like I'm being lazy and not attending to my work over here; it's not that. I just can't seem to settle in and focus on much.The news feels like it's all coming in too fast to process, the congress is passing mammoth bills it can't be bothered to read. As the deficit tops ONE TRILLION DOLLARS for the first time, ever, the president is standing at ship's helm, a deep gouge in his hull, and blocking our views while saying "everything is mostly great; things are working … [Read more...]

Massacre in Tehran? – UPDATES

Is today Tehran's Tiananmen Square?People being thrown off of bridges, being slain in the streets. Beating old men in the streets. "Would you help us, could you help us?"None of this is easy to watch, but we mustn't not look.CNN - a chilling, heartbreaking phone call from a woman in Tehran. "they are killing students with axes, put axes through the hearts...this is horrific, this is genocide, this is...a massacre, this is Hitler, and you people should stop it...nobody takes action; it's … [Read more...]


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