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...]

A Great Idea For Cell Phone Etiquette…

One of the best I’ve heard, anyway. You know, aside from saying “could you please turn off your cell phone during dinner? Thanks.” Do tell? Here you go. From the editors at The Week,

How ‘The Phone Stack’ is Civilizing Dinners out with Friends
Tired of cell phones interrupting every meal? A clever new game poses a solution. [Read more...]

Three Cheers for the Separation of Powers! UPDATED

SCOTUS Unanimous for Religious Freedom!

Huzzah! Huzzah! Huzzah!

In honor of this decision, I share with you good people Federalist Paper # 51. This was written by James Madison, and published on a cold Wednesday nearly 224 years ago. Writing anonymously as  “Publius,”  he explains this concept, dare I say it, grounded in the natural law, and why it was deemed necessary for the success of the Republic if it was to be one of laws, and not one of men. To be one of Liberty, and not of Tyranny. [Read more...]

Justin Bieber: “I Don’t Think I’m Religious. I Am Spiritual” UPDATED

On the heels of the faith affirming appearance of Mark Walhlberg on yesterday’s CBS This Morning show, where he talked of prayer, and the New Translation of the Mass, etc., here is another celebrity Christian whose breaking-news faith story is not as satisfying. [Read more...]

“Marky Mark” Grew Up And Digs the New Translation

Among other things. Mark Wahlberg, see,  was interviewed on the CBS This Morning show today. Can he say, Consubstantial on the air? Yes.he.can. [Read more...]

Thank God for Truth Telling Fools

Like Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert. Because nowadays, evidently, only satirical comedy shows can provide the low-down on what our Ruling Elites are up to. Like this quickie you never saw on the Sunday Morning Talking Heads shows. Besides, Brian Williams isn’t allowed to analyze news. Not like this, anyway. [Read more...]

A Quick Primer on Politics, Circa 1936

As Decision 2012 looms before us, and as we are asked by all the candidates to please check our brains at the door, I’m happy to share a video that serves both as a wake-up call, as well as to the fact that there is, as my friend Qoheleth said many moons ago, nothing new under the sun. [Read more...]


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