Riding the Shuttle Solid Rocket Boosters (Because Catholics Dig Science)

Way back at the end of January and into early February, I was pretending to pilot the Space Shuttle into orbit. Remember those heady days when ya’ll (29,172 of you) signed the little petition that could? Exciting times on the USS Freedom of Concience!

Well, what we have here is the sights and sounds of the launch of the Space Shuttle from the perspective of the reusable solid propellant boosters. [Read more...]

“Whereas Distractions are Evanescent, the Religious-Liberty Issue Hasn’t Gone Away”

Nor will it, because this is the crux of the matter. These revelations are nothing new to readers of this space. But for those who need more convincing, this post today from James Taranto, of the Wall Street Journal’s Best of the Web feature, The Fluke Distraction, may do nicely. Bold portions highlighted below are mine.

There seems to be wide agreement that the Sandra Fluke kerfuffle handed the left a major political victory. We respectfully dissent. [Read more...]

Awaiting an Apology from POTUS = Crickets Chirping, and Other HHS Mandate Tidbits

Though I’m on leave, I sheepishly came back aboard the good ship YIMCatholic again to do some light housekeeping. And I was also looking for the keys to my Mustang. I found them hanging on the hook in my stateroom. Go figure.

So since I’m here for a few minutes, I figure I’d pop off a tiny post on stuff I’ve seen on the HHS Mandate in between my break of deep reading and Lenten reflections. The first item to share is this great cartoon that I saw this morning. Bill Maher, and many others, don’t see the truth is this, [Read more...]

There is a Second Petition at the White House, FYI UPDATED

And it’s cooking along at 1,431 signatures at last count (@15:45 EST), which is close to the maximum for this particular airframe. Have you signed it yet? Please do, because the crew would really like to transition to the next level of aircraft as soon as possible. [Read more...]

Mail Call! Items From My “In” Basket For Your Consideration

Occasionally, folks send me e-mails with tidbits and requests that I share with readers. It’s all part of following the Welborn Protocol, so here are a couple from today.

First up, several regarding the follow-on petition that is climbing the altimeter over at the White House. I mentioned it the other day, and the first of these notes is from yesterday evening. The link for this petition is right over there. ==>> [Read more...]

“The Kid” Writes the President Again, And the Cradle Still Rocks

You know who I mean, right? Marc Barnes, my 18 year old protégé. Or maybe I’m his protégé, except I’m the only one who can call him “the Kid” and get away with it.

Anyhow, go check out Marc’s, A Second Letter to President Obama, Under the Assumption That He Missed the First. And sign his brand, spanking new, petition over at the White House website while you’re at it. It has a very catchy title.

That is all.

UPDATE: The White House didn’t care for Marc’s sense of humor, so go sign the petition link in the sidebar ==>> instead. Thanks!

As the Bishops Fight On, A Reader Writes Another HHS Mandate Petition

And kindly asks for your support.

Hi Frank,
I largely borrowed your wording from your original petition regarding the HHS Mandate. The one you wrote was taken down since the Administration “responded” to it. I’d appreciate your help in getting this one out again.

https://wwws.whitehouse.gov/petitions#!/petition/rescind-hhs-mandate-requiring-catholic-institutions-provide-insurance-covering-contraception-their/mG8SwXxj

Thank you!
Theresa

Give her a hand, folks. Sic semper tyrannis.

Besides, most of you have accounts at the White House already. And don’t forget to sign the other petitions out there too. Links to them are here.

BZ, Theresa

FYI, The HHS Mandate Petition Skunked the Competition UPDATED

And here’s why: meet the real FoC petition, y’all. Because although the NARAL petition was indeed a Ferrari like the one we knew was behind us, the petition I was driving was good ol’ American Iron of the type that whipped the Ferraris at LeMans four consecutive times. Full of justice, freedom from oppression, and yearning for the good, the true, and the beautiful. Oh, and endowed with a very broad torque band. [Read more...]

Dear President Obama, Go.Pound.Sand.

Deacon Greg Kandra shares the New York Times story where someone in the Administration admitted, “we were getting killed.” Any day now, we’ll probably get the shocking (not!) news that Kathleen Sebelius has decided to “resign from HHS in order to persue other interests.” That would not surprise me at all.

But this did, and in a good way. From the folks over at Fox News, “The following is a statement ed. on Notre Dame letterhead) signed by more than three dozen religious scholars and leaders on the Obama administration’s announcement regarding its contraceptive coverage policy.” Click on it immediately and be amazed.

Huzzah! Resist the tyrant.

The Official White House Response to the HHS Mandate Petition-UPDATED

I reckon this can be considered “breaking news,” because the following note just landed in my e-mail inbox from the White House.

It’s the official response to the little petition that can, written by the person in the photograph above. Take it away (but not our freedoms, please), Cecelia,<

Protecting the Health of Women While Accommodating Religious Liberty

By Cecilia Muñoz, Assistant to the President and Director of the Domestic Policy Council [Read more...]


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