Our freezing summer makes me gripe

It's freezing here; we can't swim, can't have the windows open. Every day is cold. It just convinces me more than ever that solar flares (or the lack of them) have more to do with the ever-changing climate of planet earth.And more resentful of policies, programs and restrictions put in our way, in service to the hoo-hah of Mr. Gore. And why this ticks me off, too. And this. And why not, anymore?I am most seriously unhappy today.The prescient satirical genius of Paddy ChayefskyIn … [Read more...]

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Obama: the Opposite of America

I had this awful feeling, a few months into Obama's presidency, that he had no wish to lead the nation, but to rule it. One of his minions (I can't remember who, sorry) had actually used the phrase "when Obama rules" prior to his inauguration, but I'd excused it as a misspeak. Now, I am not so sure.In five years of blogging, I have never called a president by anything but his name or his title. I have booted people who have tried to call past or current presidents by foul nicknames. … [Read more...]

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Off. Steven Tyrone Johns; Holocaust Hero – UPDATED

Don Surber says it's a bad day to be an American.Steven Tyrone JohnsLet us pray tonight, for the soul and the family of 39 year-old Officer Steven Tyrone Johns who has lost his life while helping to prevent a bloodbath by an elderly, anti-semitic, anti-Catholic, 9/11 truthing, sick, sick mind.Surely when Officer Johns awoke this morning, he could not guess he would be the latest hero of the Holocaust, which we delude ourselves into thinking has ended. In truth, in too many parts of the … [Read more...]

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Tiller, Long & Presidential action -UPDATE

I became mightily annoyed with a commenter yesterday here. He took some exception to my casually wondering what it meant that the Commander-in-Chief had allowed the murder of one of his troops to pass unremarked upon after little coverage, particularly after the same president had wasted no time in expressing great sorrow at the murder of an abortionist. Ignoring the fact that I've posted little-to-nothing for the better part of three weeks due to technical issues and family obligations, our … [Read more...]

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Weakland is a Weak, Weak Man

Over at Inside Catholic, Brian Saint-Paul discusses what appears to be a sensational, unthinkable and questionable statement by disgraced Milwaukee Archbishop Rembert G. Weakland, who will claim in his upcoming biography that he did not know that the priestly abuse of children was "criminal." Writes Saint-Paul: For all his flaws, Rembert Weakland is an intelligent man. The claim that he didn't realize that having sex with a child violated the law is absolute nonsense. He's lying. Most of us … [Read more...]

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Maybe forgiveness didn't 'take' the first time

Last year my header contained a quote attributed to Malachy McCourt: Resentment is like taking poison and waiting for the other guy to die.It's a great quote, great sentiment, and I shared a little of my experience with real, spirit-shredding resentment, too.I have actually been struggling with resentment, recently, for the first time in my life, and I can attest to the poison-power of it.The mild aggravation and eye-rolling impatience I have for Mrs. Clinton are nothing like the … [Read more...]

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Don't prosecute assaults, thefts & burglaries?

Reader misogynist - who is a libertarian sort - sends this along with the note, "this is some scary stuff, right here..."Misdemeanor crimes such as assaults, thefts and burglaries will no longer be prosecuted in Contra Costa County because of budget cuts, the county's top prosecutor said Tuesday.District Attorney Robert Kochly also said that beginning May 4, his office will no longer prosecute felony drug cases involving smaller amounts of narcotics. That means anyone caught with less than a … [Read more...]

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DHS documents picking a fight? UPDATED

Boy, I don't like that header, and hope it won't come to that, but who knows anymore?I really did not want to get back into politics so soon - I have other things on my mind - but I'll just throw these out and you guys make your own stew.Item: Gov. Rick Perry joined state Rep. Brandon Creighton and sponsors of House Concurrent Resolution (HCR) 50 in support of states’ rights under the 10th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.“I believe that our federal government has become oppressive in its … [Read more...]

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"Abortion is a blessing!"

You know, it's so sick, I really didn't want to write about it. I linked to Amy Welborn and figured I'd let you folks find this monstrosity on your own, but I want to make sure you read it.These remarks were made before a NARAL audience, in 2007, but are only just getting some reaction, perhaps because of the current movement to suppress the conscience clause that protects doctors, nurses and pharmacists from losing their jobs, and Catholic hospitals from closing their doors.Or, perhaps … [Read more...]

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32 Days of Love beats an abortion

הַעִדֹתִי בָכֶם הַיּוֹם, אֶתהַשָּׁמַיִם וְאֶתהָאָרֶץהַחַיִּים וְהַמָּוֶת נָתַתִּי לְפָנֶיךָ, הַבְּרָכָה וְהַקְּלָלָה וּבָחַרְתָּ, בַּחַיִּיםלְמַעַן תִּחְיֶה, אַתָּה וְזַרְעֶךָ - Deuteronomy 30:19I have argued many times that by welcoming new life into the world - regardless of how "perfect" that life is - we are allowing Love to come into the world, anew. And if God is Love, then it seems to follow that the "completely new" love that occurs between a parent and child - in utero and even more … [Read more...]

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