Sunday, June 28, 2009

Forget MJ; Billy Mays was da man

I just learned that Billy Mays died this morning. He was 50. Bow-Wow and I just started getting into the show "Pitchmen" on Discovery Channel and Billy was our favorite. I had always found him slightly entertaining before, but "Pitchmen" showed just what a swell guy he was. My heart goes out to his family; I cannot imagine the grief they're going through. Requiescat in pace Billy. You will be greatly missed.

Saturday, June 06, 2009


This is really getting out of hand. Soon, we will be required to have statues of Dear Leader in our homes and watch his nightly "messages". Blugh.

Evan Thomas claims Obama is "sort of" God. Newsbusters has the video and transcript. Some gems:

THOMAS: ...I mean in a way Obama’s standing above the country, above – above the world, he’s sort of God. He’s-


Chris Matthews is such a whore for Obama, he'd gladly wipe the President's butt with his tongue.

Later Thomas posits Dear Leader as Dear Teacher:

THOMAS: ...He's the teacher. He is going to say, ‘now, children, stop fighting and quarreling with each other.’ And he has a kind of a moral authority that he – he can – he can do that-

"Moral authority". Uh-huh. Yeah. Sure. But the President is "comfortable" with having a virulent anti-Catholic on his "faith based advisory council" (whatever that is). Disagreeing with the Pope is one thing being a Protestant and all, but calling the Knight's of Columbus "foot soliders" in the "army of opression"? Catholics would be better off having Jack Chick on this council. Seriously. Father Z asks an excellent question: "Imagine a person saying those sorts of things about Jews or Muslims. Then try to imagine a President, of either party, appointing such a person to any position in the administration." Yeah, I couldn't either. But, then again, Obama is "sorta" God anyway, so it's all good, right?

Friday, June 05, 2009

Governments to Catholic Church: Shut up or else

Three years ago, the City of San Francisco (named after St Francis of Assisi, by the way) passed a resolution that officially condemned the teachings of the Catholic Faith, calling them "hateful", "callous" and "insulting" and urged Catholics to disobey the teachings of the church. Catholics, particularly Bill Donahue of the Catholic League, represented by the Thomas Moore Law Center took exception to this resolution naturally and sued saying it violated the First Amendment. The 9th Circuit Court heard the case and sided with San Francisco. The Catholic League is appealing. Can you imagine if any government officially condemned the religious teachings of say, oh, Islam? Yeah, me neither. In essence: shut up Catholics. You are officially second-class citizens.

Over in Connecticut, legislators thought it would be a good idea to take control of the Catholic Church's finances and structuring (Bill 1098). Catholics, including the Bishops, thought this was not such a good idea, and let their reps in the state gov't know it by protesting on the steps of the State Capitol. Well, the authorities over in the "Constitution State" (ha!) thought the Catholics got a little too uppity and are now saying the Diocese of Bridgeport violated lobbying laws, a.k.a shut up. So +Bishop William Lori is suing claiming Establishment Clause violations. You go Bish!

In New York, New York Asslemblywoman Margaret Markey made a not so veiled threat against the Bishop of Brooklyn by saying he should "walk very cautiously" lest the Church loses it's tax-exempt status. In other words: shut up. The Bishop had previously spoke against Markey's bill that targets Catholic schools and gives a free pass to public schools. +Bishop DiMarzio supports a bill introduced by Asslemblyman Vito Lopez which treats public and Catholic schools equally when dealing with accusations of abuse. (source: Catholic League).

So here we have 3 different governments, all interfering or directly attacking the Catholic Church which can be summed up in two words: shut up. When the government is telling you to shut up, that's when we need to speak out the most.

Wednesday, June 03, 2009

Obligatory Condemnation of Tiller's Killer Post

A man who made a career of tearing babies limb from limb and puncturing their skulls to suck out their brains, was shot dead by a mentally unbalanced man. Some people are horrified; others are jumping for joy. I'm smack in the middle. Murder is never an answer, whether it's a 15 week unborn baby or an abortionist. I don't even like the death penalty. On the other hand, Tiller is responsible for the deaths of at least 60,000 children. 60,000! And unfortunately, Tiller never had a chance to publicly repent. Is he in Hell? I don't know. I pray he had a chance before death took him to repent of his sins (just like I hope everyone who dies suddenly has a chance, the way I hope I have a chance to repent of my sins before death). I bet Scott Roeder will have the chance to repent he denied Tiller.
My friend has a quote on her Myspace page. It says "Why do we kill people who kill people to show killing is wrong?" Killing Tiller didn't really change anything. Babies will still die due to a "choice". The "choice" people will lionize this man and make him a martyr for their cause. The horror that is abortion will be pushed aside yet again.
Condemning this murder is pointless really. The mere fact that I mentioned George Tiller's heinous profession will null and void any condemnation I give. The pro-aborts are frothing at the mouth over the "violence" of the Right (when in fact it's just one lone looney-tune responsible). The irony is they ignore the violence done to babies at the hands of men like Tiller.