Eyewitness Account: Planned Parenthood Never Had Mammography Machines UPDATED!

Sure, by now everyone has heard the news that the Susan G. Komen Foundation has decided to stop giving grants to Planned Parenthood. The “good guys,” like LifeSite News, report that SGK did so because PP didn’t do breast cancer screenings, but only referred patients to doctors who did. The “bad guys” give us wailing and gnashing of teeth. [Read more...]

Ross Douthat Makes A Good Point…

Just because you can think up an idea, doesn’t mean it’s a good one. Or a licit one. In a response to a reader’s comment from his Sunday column, Government and it’s Rivals, about the HHS Mandate, Douthat writes and shares the thoughts of Megan McArdle and Rod Dreher in response to a reader’s comment, [Read more...]

Senator Marco Rubio Writes a Bill: The Religious Freedom Restoration Act

How weird has it gotten when a right that is codified in the law of the land, and firmly seared onto the nation’s psyche, has to be backed up by another bill? Well that is what we have come to.  The Huffington Post, and a whole host of other news agencies, has the scoop.

WASHINGTON — Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) introduced a bill on Monday that would override the Obama administration’s new rule on birth control coverage and allow religious hospitals, universities, and other organizations that morally oppose contraception to refuse to cover it for their employees. [Read more...]

Verily, The Catholic Cradle Doth Rock

Have you seen Junior’s grades? Heh. Yeah, I have.

You know I love “the Kid,” Marc Barnes, right? If you weren’t aware of that, you are now. When he said he was working on a post and needed the Latin for “Don’t Tread On Me,” I knew I wouldn’t be disappointed. Here is his An Open Letter To President Obama Concerning Recent Tyranny (With Pictures). It reads like the video below sounds, which is to say, AWESOME! [Read more...]

It’s Not the Contraceptives, Stupid

If you think so, that is just a load of egregious twaddle. Speaking of which, Joanne McPortland can help disavow you of that notion.

A Facebook Group All Freedom Loving People Should Join Today

Do you have a Facebook account? If so, you should join, and share, this group today:

Stand with the US Bishops against the HHS. While you’re at it, go sign the petition to the White House too.

That is all.

How to Make A Silk Purse Out of A Sow’s Ear

 

That’s easy. Make an argument that serial marriage makes for a better President. Fox News shares the wisdom here. Which reminds me. Whoever said that about silk purses and sow’s ears didn’t know ‘nothin’. Afterall, ’tis the season for cognitive dissonance and fuzzy logic.

SCOTUS Holds That Warrantless GPS Tracking is Unconstitutional UPDATED

Once again, I heartily endorse the wisdom of the Founding Fathers and their radical concept of separation of powers. Huzzah!

All nine justices of the Supreme Court ruled on Monday that police officers violated the Fourth Amendment rule against unreasonable search and seizure when they attached a GPS device to a suspect’s car and tracked it for 28 days without a warrant. But the court was split down the middle on the reasoning. Four justices focused on the physical trespass that occurred when the police attached the device, four focused on the violation of the suspect’s “reasonable expectation of privacy,” and the final justice, Sonia Sotomayor, endorsed both theories.

Go read the rest. Now, if the Justices would turn their attentions back to the question of the constitutionality of the Patriot Act, the Founders would stop rolling over in their graves.

UPDATE: A friend of mine sends: “Here’s the full text of the ruling for super-nerds,” to which I’ll add for all you sea-lawyers.

“The Kid” Got Mentioned in the Wall Street Journal

I’m talkin’ bout the Boy Wonder, aka the Bad Catholic, Marc Barnes. Jonathan Fitzgerald of Patrol: A Review of Religion and the Modern World, mentioned Marc in an Op-Ed piece that the WSJ is running today. Go check it out. It’s all about the nonsensical video that went viral. You know the one.

Bravo Zulu kid! And the same to John Fitzgerald too.

For Pro-Life Thoughts Inspired By A Food Critic

I unwittingly came across one of the best Pro-Life articles I’ve ever read (via the mainstream media) in the latest on-line edition of Time magazine. The funny thing is, the author probably didn’t realize that is what he was writing about. But that’s the wonderful way unintended graces work themselves out. You write one thing, and I see another, which in a nutshell is why sola scriptura is nonsense (but that’s a post for another day). [Read more...]


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