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Tuesday, May 22, 2007

The Modern Seminary

"You profess Chalcedon...or you take a beatin'"

Just for laffs.

Here's a little YouTube video.

Friday, May 18, 2007

Republicans Eating Their Own

What on earth is going on here? Could Cascadia Catholics be tilting just a little bit to the right? Not on your life! I just have to applaud Pat Buchanan's latest article in the World Net Daily, which you can view at Information Clearing House and avoid all those nasty wing-nut ads over at WND.

Ok, so, I didn't watch the Republican debates. I had better things to do, like clean the bathroom floor. But I did hear Ron Paul's take-down of Bush's Iraq policy, and Rudy's silly rebuttal, on an Air America replay. It was really something. That's the second time I had even heard of Ron Paul. The first time was when Winnipeg Catholic commented on him in an earlier post. At the time, I had to go 'google' him and read up on the main stream media's attempt to keep a lid on the guy. "Funny," I thought, "They're doing a good job of it!"

So Buchanan's article in today's WND made me smile. Pat's no fan of the Iraq war and prefers an isolationist policy for the US. And he's still a big jerk, of course. But this really is lovely:
What Ron Paul was addressing was the question of what turned the allies we aided into haters of the United States. Was it the fact that they discovered we have freedom of speech or separation of church and state? Do they hate us because of who we are? Or do they hate us because of what we do?

Osama bin Laden in his declaration of war in the 1990s said it was U.S. troops on the sacred soil of Saudi Arabia, U.S. bombing and sanctions of a crushed Iraqi people, and U.S. support of Israel's persecution of the Palestinians that were the reasons he and his mujahedeen were declaring war on us...

[After the debate, on Fox News' "Hannity and Colmes," came one of those delicious moments on live television. As Michael Steele, GOP spokesman, was saying that Paul should probably be cut out of future debates, the running tally of votes by Fox News viewers was showing Ron Paul, with 30 percent, the winner of the debate.

Brother Hannity seemed startled and perplexed by the votes being text-messaged in the thousands to Fox News saying Paul won, Romney was second, Rudy third and McCain far down the track at 4 percent].

Ron Paul is no TV debater. But up on that stage in Columbia, he was speaking intolerable truths. Understandably, Republicans do not want him back, telling the country how the party blundered into this misbegotten war.

By all means, throw out of the debate the only man who was right from the beginning on Iraq.
Yep. Oh, and pass the ketchup.

Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Sorry for the drive-by flash posting, but a friend pointed out a story about four members of Congress living off of $21 a week, the amount allotted to people on food stamps. Here's a story in the Washington Post about them. Here's two blogs they're keeping:

Thursday, May 10, 2007

Rudy the Excommunicated?

It's been a few months since Rudy Giuliani topped the polls as the Republican nominee. He's been sliding a bit lately, but not because those conservative Bishops have been after him for his Pro-Choice stance.

Click on the Play Button for the latest from those fiery Pro-Life Bishops that were all over John Kerry in 2004.

Conservative Bishops Speak Out

Man oh man. Yeah, and the Yankees suck, too, Rudy.

Tuesday, May 08, 2007

Did You Think I Was Kidding?

In my last post, I asked this question: "When was the last time you heard a presidential candidate even mention poverty? [Besides, incidentally, John Edwards]" I wasn't kidding. He's made it a major campaign issue. Today in the NY Times, Bob Herbert writes a revealing article about Edwards' concern for the poor in America, and his plan to eliminate poverty in 30 years.

Here's a link to the article:

NY Times Article

Herbert quotes Edwards:
The real story is not the number but the people behind the number. The men, women and children living in poverty -- one in eight of us -- do not have enough money for the food, shelter, and clothing they need. One in eight. That is not a problem. That is not a challenge. That is a plague.
Edwards has also made an issue of global poverty, especially in Darfur. He probably can't pick up a whole lot of votes from Darfur, so I suspect his concern is legitimate. His plan is to create a new cabinet post on global poverty. You can read about that HERE.

I don't hear much from the Catholic candidates on global poverty. Or from the pro-life candidates, for that matter. That could be the same ol' problem with our lovely news media, but I'm glad Edwards' voice is getting through, at least, and I like what I hear.