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


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...]

Obamacare’s Gift to the Catholics – FINAL


Photo by Bob Mullen/The Catholic Photographer/NY Daily NewsIn my First Things column, today, I find the silver lining behind the cloud of this administration's assault on the constitutional right to Freedom of Religion.To be sure, this situation is cause for concern, but there are some bright spots in all of this. Although the mainstream press has reported very little about this event—a close examination might prove uncomfortable for their own worldviews—the unified public expression of … [Read more...]

Obama’s War on Vegan Shops: Sell Beef or Else!

Diane at is Te-Deum blog is breaking the news:The Obama Administration has mandated that all food stores in the United States selling refrigerated goods, MUST sell beef!There is an exemption for vegetarians who only employ, and sell their goods to, vegetarians; and, for vegans who only employ, and sell their goods to, vegans.What are the vegetarian and vegan store business owners to do? [...] If the food shop owner happens to be a Jain, then this mandate would not only be expecting … [Read more...]

Obama, Alinksy and the Bishops?

Well, I must admit, given how CNN has gone out of its way to pretend there is no such thing as a connection between President Obama and the teachings/trainings of Saul Alinksy, I was surprised to see the Obama-Alinsky connection being made in a Catholic UK paper.Discussing the HHS's decision to compel church-related employers to cover sterilization, artificial contraception and abortifacients in their employee's insurance plans, William Oddie writes:So, American Catholics, you now know, … [Read more...]

Right now, Obama wins


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...]

Isn’t Obama, umm…rich? UPDATE

I'm sorry, I'm not looking to cause any trouble here -- you know I'm a peaceful girl at heart -- but am I missing something in the class-war-income-inequality narratives?I mean Obama and the Democrats keep making noises that approximate a tune that goes like this: "millionaires and billionaires are bad."Which, as Glenn Reynolds points out, was not the case when John Kerry and John Edwards (not to mention Al Gore) were Democrat candidates.The refrain to that song, of course, is about … [Read more...]

SCOTUS Unanimous For Religious Freedom – UPDATED


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...]

Gibbs, Jarrett and Mrs. Obama: The Tussle

Gibbs via buzz

So, former WH press secretary Robert Gibbs apparently tussled with Obama's seeming mother-substitute Valerie Jarrett, and he was very rude to the woman, in discussing First Lady Michelle Obama.This cartoon has foul-language (you're warned) but depicts what seems to have gone down.Well, I'm not surprised that Gibbs tussled with Jarrett. Gibbs, after all, is a white Irish Catholic, and as we all know, white Irish Catholics enjoy an occasional donnybrook.Perhaps that is why … [Read more...]

Kim Jong Il is Dead; New Tyrants Come

While you were sleeping our already-roiling world took another hit to its tenuous stability:North Korean leader Kim Jong-il has died at the age of 69, state-run television has announced.Mr Kim, who has led the communist nation since the death of his father in 1994, died on a train while visiting an area outside the capital, the announcement said.He suffered a stroke in 2008 and was absent from public view for months.Pyongyang described his son Kim Jong-un as the "great successor" … [Read more...]

Detaining Citizens and Shutting Down Free Speech

american lockup

(photo source)So, as we approach the end of 2011 and enter full-force into the tumult of another election year, just a show of hands, here. How many are starting to believe -- like the lady in the next chair in my hair salon -- that "there's not gonna be another election: this maniac is going to declare a state of emergency and stay in power forever."Which if I recall, was pretty much what the left was warning about George W. Bush, at around this time, in 2007. (Just google "Bush" and … [Read more...]