Sebelius meets Major Major’s Catch-22 – UPDATED

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What could you possibly say to him? Major Major wondered forlornly. One thing he could not say was that there was nothing he could do. To say there was nothing he could do would suggest he would do something if he could and imply the existence of an error or injustice in Colonel Korn's policy. Colonel Korn had been most explicit about that. He must never say there was nothing he could do."I'm sorry," he said. "But there's nothing I can do." Catch-22, Chapter 9Because most of the … [Read more...]

Obama Channels Leslie Chow: “Not my pro’lem!”

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Peggy Noonan has it just right when she writes:The president, as usual, acts as if all of this is totally unconnected to him. He's shocked, it's unacceptable, he'll get to the bottom of it. He read about it in the papers, just like you.Lately, when I watch the president act like no one tells-him-anything-why-he's … [Read more...]

BREAKING: Feds Halt HHS Mandate Enforcement on Small Business Owner

The Newland Family employ about 250 people in their small business, and they try to live out their consciences as Catholics, which means they offer a health insurance plan, that does not include coverage of sterilization or contraception. And the Obama administration's Department of Justice did not like that.Now, they have a "stay" of sorts, on the ruinous (and I believe unconstitutional) "contraception mandate" ordered by HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius as part of Obamacare.DENVER — A f … [Read more...]

Obama and Welfare Reform: Gutting Bill Clinton’s Best Legacy?

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Mickey Kaus has been writing about it: Obama weakens welfare reform (again):Here are some quick initial reactions to the administration’s apparent surprising (and possibly illegal) attempt to grant waivers of the work requirements written, after great effort, into the 1996 welfare reform law. I’m posting Thursday night; the story should break for real tomorrow (Friday). This will be updated over the next few days if possible.Well, the story has broken, indeed, and you should go read Mic … [Read more...]

Breaking: OSV, Notre Dame, Others File Lawsuit -UPDATED

Our Sunday Visitor announced this minutes ago:At 11 a.m. Eastern time today, 43 Catholic dioceses and organizations — including Our Sunday Visitor and the University of Notre Dame — filed religious liberty lawsuits against the federal government in a dozen different jurisdictions around the country.At issue are regulations that require Catholic organizations, employers and insurers to provide or facilitate abortion-inducing drugs, sterilization and contraception — in violation of their co … [Read more...]

Sebelius, Gowdy, Nuance and the HHS Mandate – UPDATED

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I am inclined to want to see the actual transcripts of this exchange between HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius and Representative Trey Gowdy (R–SC) at a hearing this past Thursday. It's not that I don't "believe" CNA in its coverage, but, I guess I just need to verify its completeness and accuracy for myself.Why? Because it is staggering to comprehend that the vast and discretionary powers conferred upon "the secretary" by the Affordable Care Act are to be wielded by a woman displaying so l … [Read more...]

Best Rally Sign I’ve Yet Seen! UPDATES

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Photo Credit: Tom CroweGrabbed off of Facebook, the best picture I've yet seen of the "Stand up" rallies, with the best sign. These are two of the Sisters of Reparation to the Most Sacred Heart -- the novice is Sister Mary Joseph and the professed sister is Sister John Mary; they are part of a newish, growing community dedicated to the New Evangelization, and -- if you can't make it out -- their sign reads: We fed you; we taught you; we nursed you; we visited you. Keep our conscience … [Read more...]

Rally at Noon for Religious Freedom! Bring Saints! – UPDATED

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It's a Friday in Lent -- what's better to do on a Friday in Lent than to stand up for religious freedom -- peacefully and respectfully, but immovably -- in front of your representative's office!:The Nationwide Rally for Religious Freedom is being held Friday, March 23 at noon, local time, outside federal buildings, Congressional offices and historic sites across the country. The theme for the Rally is “Stand Up for Religious Freedom—Stop the HHS Mandate!”Find your best location, here … [Read more...]

Springsteen, Sex Strikes and Shut Up, Stupids!

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I have doctors appointments all afternoon, so let's just do a quick lookaround:Springsteen's Phoniness finally clear: I've never bought his "working man" schtick, and his mot recent "big" songs have been lazy three-note drone-fests (Philadelphia, Secret Garden). Now the botoxed, hair-weaved, fake "everyman" who summers in the Hamptons (where his children showcase their equestrianism) is writing some pretty irresponsible lyrics that appear to advocate violence against the fatcats and bankers … [Read more...]

Lies, Cynicism and the Spin Cycle – UPDATED

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The intellectual dishonesty of the hysterical and adolescent tract below is staggering. It is a full-page ad in the NY Times.In a transparent (and largely successful) bid to keep the electorate distracted and the conversation off his numerous dubious policies and practices, January's cynical move by the Obama Administration, helped along by an equally cynical and mostly-surrendered press, has delivered two profound lies -- the first is that the HHS mandate battle being waged by the churches … [Read more...]


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