Compline; Wednesday Night Prayer

It has been such a stressful, ugly day today, I took a few minutes to record the podcast earlier. By the way - a very nice way to pray along with any of these podcasts, is with the recording going on in the background and this page opened. I'm feeling a bit punk, so it's unlikely I'll be doing morning prayer. … [Read more...]

Invading Palin's privacy – UPDATED

Remember in 2000, when Rick Lazio was running against Hillary Clinton for the NY Senate, and he walked across the stage to hand her a piece of paper and was instantly condemned as "threatening" and excoriated for "invading her space?" A lot of people regard that as the moment Lazio lost the race. People didn't like perceiving a woman as being "threatened." They did not like her "space" being invaded. Now the Obamaphiles - the angry, crazed, hate-filled part of the left who cannot understand … [Read more...]

Abortion Survivor on Obama's Vote

The way I understand it, the Infants Born Alive Bill was introduced to the IL Senate and Obama voted against it because he wanted it to have the same language as the Federal Born Alive Bill. When the bill was re-presented containing that clause, Obama voted against it again. So, given the chance, twice, to vote against infanticide, Obama voted for. He also lied about all of this earlier in the campaign, before admitting that he was lying. Obama has the most liberal voting record you can have … [Read more...]

Palin/Gibson/Obama/McCain; let's party!

Okay, I'm just having too much fun, even though I also feel sick and the insomnia's kicking me in the head. Let's just link around at and watch the fun. I'll keep a running commentary, newest stuff on top! Since we've been talking about the pros and cons of my chanting podcasts, thought you'd like this. H/T Piano Girl who had us howling with The Perfect Fifth (stay with it): Liveblogging Hurricane Ike: Hey, if Dan Rather could stand in the storm into his 70's this young'n can try it from … [Read more...]

Side-by-side Gibson questions & more…

It is indisputably a good thing to ask a possible future Vice President tough and substantive questions. What is bothering many (my email is bulging) is the seeming unwillingness of the press to subject a possible future President to the same rigorous examination. Bill from Ahwatukee Musings passed this along to me, from a Hillary Clinton forum, of all places. I don't know anything about the writer, Nancy Kallitechnis, but she makes some interesting observations about the difference between … [Read more...]

Palin: "They hate her because she is not a victim"

Look at that picture. Look at the protective grasp with which Gov. Sarah Palin holds her dear son, Trig. Look at her expression. Look at her eyes. That is one tough babe; that is no woman to be toyed with. That is a woman who'd as soon drop you as look at you, if who or what she loves is being threatened. Dirty Harry's commenters have some ideas about "why they hate her," and they're interesting, funny, sometimes profane, but the one I quoted above hits closest to the mark. They hate her … [Read more...]

9/11: Remembrance and prayers

As I do every 9/11, I began this morning praying the Office of the Dead, from the Liturgy of the Hours. The psalms this year seemed to speak poignantly of the torment of the victims, and of those who waited, and waited, and who now wait to be re-united in glory. This year, I have made a podcast of the prayer for anyone who wishes to use it. (Sorry about the microphone. I'm saving for a better set up). It was the Office for the Dead that spurred on these musings two years ago: Weakness is … [Read more...]

Tracey's little cousin meets McCain/Palin – UPDATED

Waiting for McCain/Palin This is a nice companion to the Michael Gerson piece I had linked to here and tagged at 2:40 PM. It's Tracey at Pale Page, offering an account - with pictures - of one of her cousins making it to a McCain/Palin rally with her four-year old daughter, who has Down Syndrome. It's lovely and touching and you'll want to read it all, but here is an excerpt: As the rally was breaking up, John McCain made his way to their area. My cousin said he approached, greeted them, … [Read more...]

The future's so bright, they gotta upgrade!

Public Chapel, Monastery of Our Lady of the Rosary We've been keeping track of many religious orders that are lately bursting with new postulants and novices. One of our favorite communities, the Dominican Nuns of Summit, NJ, have been investing new novices with some heartening regularity. Their blog, Moniales, is an inspiring, enlightening and often fun window into their monastic life, making it more understandable and less strange to people, while also helping young women discern if such a … [Read more...]

Over Palin; not "hypocrisy," you never knew us – UPDATED

As Gov Sarah Palin is getting an actual fair shake in a NY Times piece on how she handles governing and motherhood (she seems to do it with aplomb), the Democrats have to deal with quotes like this from Gov. Palin, one which illustrates how far from reality are the media-caricatures of longstanding: She assured [her staff] she would not take much time off: she had returned to work the day after giving birth to Piper. “To any critics who say a woman can’t think and work and carry a baby at … [Read more...]


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