Why do Catholics Talk about Sex so Much?

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The headlines, of course, are all about the HHS Mandate and response of the Catholic Bishops to last Friday's blusterfest by Obama. The accepted narrative on Catholics and sex is, of course, that Catholics are mostly repressed, want to keep women enslaved to pregnancy and deep down they just don't "get" sex the way the rest of the world does.All of that is false, of course, particularly the last bit. Catholics "get" sex -- they understand it more fully, more deeply and more ecstatically than … [Read more...]

Komen and HHS: The Day of the Bully Dawns – UPDATED

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In just about 24 hours the "non-political" billion-dollar entity known as Planned Parenthood -- which does not itself do mammograms, despite how ABC News frames it -- managed to leak the news that the Susan G. Komen Foundation would no longer be contributing $700,000 dollars to its coffers, get the two stupidest women in the US Senate to go into public hysterics, bring out the heavy guns of the mainstream media and apparently win Komen's surrender!We want to apologize to the American public … [Read more...]

My man on the ground in SC – UPDATE

I have a largely apolitical friend (he voted for Obama, last election, and this year says he'll vote for anyone-but) currently in South Carolina, on business, and apparently he was staying at the same hotel as Romney. He called this morning to say, "I had a brush with fame!"Enjoying an after-dinner cocktail, or something, he heard a buzz, looked around and saw Mitt Romney walking through with his wife at about 10:30 pm."I waved and he waved back!""Why didn't you go over, shake his … [Read more...]

Can a Standing O Shake a Worldview? UPDATED

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If you did not see the standing ovation given Newt Gingrich when went "smackdown" on John King during last night's debate, here it is:I came to the debate a few minutes late so I didn't see it live. At the end of the debate, when CNN replayed "highlights" the standing-O wasn't included (it certainly seemed like a "highlight" whether one liked it or not), so I only became aware of it thanks to the internet, and social media.This morning I got an email from a friend who scours the … [Read more...]

The South Carolina Debate

Okay, this morning, I wrote:Rick Perry is out.Ron Paul is still in the game, and may yet run as a third-party candidate. But he won’t be the GOP nominee.It is down to Obama vs. Romney, or Obama vs. Gingrich, or Obama vs. Santorum.So, the White House has to be feeling pretty good about things, just now. Not that Perry ever had the president’s re-election campaign at all quaking, but they must be thinking, with the field narrowed, “we can easily beat any of these guys.”Now, havi … [Read more...]

Yearbook Photos; Cruelest Part of Politics

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It's really kind of early in the campaign for such an inevitable nadir to be reached, isn't it?The Atlantic examines the high school pictures of Republican presidential candidates (and, for some reason, Sarah Palin).Really? Isn't jeering at high school photos a bit, you know, high school? But I suppose it's pro-forma in an election year.I wonder how many journalists would want their high school photo hauled out?Anyway, they've decided Rick Santorum's high school picture is the … [Read more...]

Right now, Obama wins

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Rick Perry is out.Ron Paul is still in the game, and may yet run as a third-party candidate. But he won't be the GOP nominee.It is down to Obama vs. Romney, or Obama vs. Gingrich, or Obama vs. Santorum.So, the White House has to be feeling pretty good about things, just now. Not that Perry ever had the president's re-election campaign at all quaking, but they must be thinking, with the field narrowed, "we can easily beat any of these guys."And I expect they can. Against … [Read more...]

SCOTUS Unanimous For Religious Freedom – UPDATED

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The Supreme Court of the United States has ruled unanimously in favor of a church's right to be itself, and its freedom to assign its ministries:This is an enormous and timely victory for religious freedom:In a groundbreaking case, the Supreme Court on Wednesday held for the first time that religious employees of a church cannot sue for employment discrimination.But the court’s unanimous decision in a case from Michigan did not specify the distinction between a secular employee, who c … [Read more...]

Bring Out Yer Dead, Mr. Santorum! – UPDATED

Those of us who work in alternative media--particularly we who run blogs, which require daily updating and a continual perusal of news in order to remain relevant--run a high risk of becoming so inured to non-stop political spin, and so desensitized to public rudeness that we become not just observers, but bobbing participants in the overheated muck and stew of the daily outrage, the daily hysteria, the daily meme. Mired in the thick of things, we can lose sight of the depths of madness to which … [Read more...]

Why Robert Reich is Wrong – UPDATED

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Robert Reich--claiming "no inside information"--spells why he believes/recommends that Hillary Clinton and Joe "Boom-boom" Biden should trade places:Why do I say this? Because Obama needs to stir the passions and enthusiasms of a Democratic base that’s been disillusioned with his cave-ins to regressive Republicans. Hillary Clinton on the ticket can do that.Moreover, the economy won’t be in superb shape in the months leading up to Election Day. Indeed, if the European debt crisis grows wor … [Read more...]


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