A 1,000 Mile Per Hour Car? Let’s Do It!


I’m a sucker for gearhead related stuff like this. Slap four wheels on something that includes a Formula-One engine, a Typhoon fighter plane jet engine AND a rocket motor? I’m definitely interested.

ABC News has the clip (pardon any commercials), [Read more...]

Neil Young and Crazy Horse, Foo Fighters, The Black Keys, And More in Central Park UPDATED!

It’s the Global Citizen Festival and it’s “free” for a ticketed donation. The proceeds will be used to combat extreme poverty around the world.

“Frank,” you’re thinking, “this is great news if I happen to live near New York City. But I don’t, so why bother?” [Read more...]

Drafted By God, The Story of Frater Matthew Desme

Image Credit: Rick Belcher/St. Michael’s Abbey

I said I’m gone readin’ and I am. In fact, I just read the best sports story I’ve seen in a while covered on Yahoo! Sports, and it’s so good, I have to share it with you. Naturally, as something related to God, Heaven, and our vocations as Christians, it’s wrapped up in baseball. Jeff Passen shares the story with us. Have a look, [Read more...]

Public Prayer at University of Tennessee, Revisited


The other day I shared the story about the Freedom From Religion Foundation’s letter to the University of Tennessee regarding prayer before events. The University has stated that they will continue to allow “non-sectarian” prayer before sporting events, etc., and the FFRF has said they will not pursue further legal action, but that they will continue to monitor the situation.

As the clip below reports, the FFRF is on the march throughout the state of Tennessee, doing what they can to free the masses from what they consider to be an exclusive practice, and one that violates the separation of church and state. Roll tape, [Read more...]

The Two Most Important Pundits Weigh In On “My Wife…” UPDATED

No, I don’t mean any of the talking heads over at News Corp., The Big Three, or any of the Sunday Morning shows. No siree. Cut to the chase and get straight to the facts, with a little fun to boot.

First up? Stephen Colbert believes and is overwhelmed with a bittersweet sense of loss. [Read more...]

Little Old Lady Who Ruined the Fresco Says “Pass the Loot!” UPDATED

Remember this?

The, um, “restorer” would like a piece of the action. You see, because of her work, the Church is making money hand-over-fist, and she wants her fair share. Gawker shares this bit of news with us,

Cecilia Giménez, the 85-year-old Spanish villager who took it upon herself to transform Elías García Martínez’s Ecce Homo (Behold the Man) into Ecce Mono (Behold the Monkey), has apparently recovered from the anxiety she initially experienced and is now looking to get paid. [Read more...]

University of Tennessee to Freedom From Religion Foundation: Continue to Pray, We Shall UPDATED

 


My local news outlet has the skinny, hot off the wire.

The University of Tennessee is standing by its stance that its time honored ritual of praying before each football home game does not violates the constitution.

Last week, a national organization called the Freedom From Religion Foundation sent a letter to the university, asking leaders to stop the prayers.   The foundation argued that public prayer before a game doesn’t belong at a public institution, and it violates the constitution. [Read more...]

“We Stand for Religious Freedom…”

You know, except for when we don’t.

Image Credit: Jeff Jacoby/Boston Globe

 President Barack Obama said the United States supports religious freedom, despite his administration’s ongoing legal dispute with the Catholic Church and other religious groups.

“I have made it clear that the United States has a profound respect for people of all faiths,” Obama in his weekly address on Saturday. “We stand for religious freedom.” [Read more...]

An Argument Against the HHS Mandate: Keep America Weird

It may seem a strange way for an argument to develop, but really it is the American Way to allow for nonconformists to thrive.  This is one of our country’s hallmark traits, and a fruit of the wisdom of the founders of our republic.

For example, how many Chick-Fil-A’s were burned to the ground during the latest dustup in the American Culture wars? How many protesters were killed? I’m thinking none. And remember the Occupy Wall Street brouhaha? How many cars were set ablaze? How many store front windows were shattered? How many embassies did we raze? [Read more...]

J. Christopher Stevens, Requiescat in Pace

Image Credit: Ben Curtis/Associated Press

Prayers for the repose of the soul of Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens, and for the souls of the others killed in the attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya.

God of the spirits and of all flesh,
who have trampled death and annihilated the devil
and given life to your world, may you yourself,

O Lord, grant to the soul of your deceased servants 
J. Christopher Stevens and companions, rest in a place of light, a verdant place,
a place of freshness, from where suffering,
pain and cries are far removed.

Do You, O good and compassionate God
forgive every fault committed by them in word,
work or thought because there is no man
who lives and does not sin.
You alone are without sin and your justice
is justice throughout the ages and your word is truth.

Since you, O Christ our God, are the resurrection,
the life and the repose of your deceased servants, Christopher Stevens and companions,
we give you glory together with your un-begotten Father
and your most holy, good and life-creating Spirit,
now and always and forever and ever.

Amen.

 Ed Morrisey, from Hot Airhas an update as well.


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