Saturday, January 31, 2004

America's First Excommunicated President

What do you think the odds of this happening would be if John F'n Kerry wins the Party of Death's nomination and beats Dubya in November? If Kerry faces Bush in November, expect the election to be closer than previously thought, even if conservatives decide not to stay home in protest over the President's questionable moves over illegal immigration and government spending.
At Least They Aren't Selling Official T-shirts...Yet

San Mateo County charges media $51K for spots near the courthouse where the Scott Peterson trial is being held.

The 16 spaces, which are approximately 13 feet by 17 feet, will be used for television reporters to store equipment, work and conduct interviews. Each station must provide its own tent.

In addition, television stations must pay $7,500 for space to park their satellite trucks. Twenty spaces set aside for journalists in a nearby lot cost $200 a month each. Reporters are not being charged for space in a media center about a block away.

Altogether, the fees would raise $816,000 for the county, about a third of which has already been spent on preparations for the trial, Alms said.

Friday, January 30, 2004

9th Circuit: Publicly Exposed Self-Intimacy is a Free Speech Right

If for nothing else, reelect Geroge W. because he nominates sensible people to the federal Courts of Appeal.

Yeah, you're the reason why the Berlin Wall fell. And Baywatch was a serious drama.
No, Ahnold! NO!!!

He's slowly morphing to Gray. Recall deux anyone?

Thursday, January 29, 2004

St. Blog's Loves Patricia Heaton

As evidenced by HugeTim Terminator Kathy Shaidle and Holy Roman Emperor wannabe Mark Shea. And rightly so to the extent that Patricia Heaton is a publicly avowed anti-abortion Christian in an environment that is extremely hostile to such perspectives and people. Notice, however, that I've used the term "anti-abortion" to describe Ms. Heaton. For me, in order to be considered "pro-life," you not only have to be against the killing of unborn children, you should also be against any artificial and unnatural acts that prevent the conception of children (i.e., artificial contraception).

In all truthfulness, I have no idea whether Patricia Heaton is for or against the use of contraceptive devices like condoms and IUDs. However, I have seen several episodes of "Everybody Loves Raymond" where the married characters that Ms. Heaton and Ray Romano play, Deborah and Ray Barone, affirmatively consider their use without even a cursory discussion of the Catholic Church's moral opposition to artificial contraception (the fictional Barone family is Catholic). Presuming that she would never agree to play a sympathetic character who condones abortion, an inference can probably be made that Ms. Heaton's personal belief toward artificial contraception is reflected by her willingness to play someone who doesn't think they are that big of a deal. Although it may seem a little picky or semantic, it is on this basis that I am hesitant to call Patricia Heaton, or any other similarly situated anti-abortion advocate, "pro-life."
World's First "Happy" Farm

If all the world were like this place, either eventually nobody would be left or it would be controlled by a select group of people makers.
You Might Be Catholic in Name Only if... try to dismiss these clear statements from the Catholic hierarchy as a means to support Howard Dean, or any pro-abortion candidate, for President.

Wednesday, January 28, 2004

A Man For All Seasons?

This editorial on Bill Pryor and his role in the Judge Moore/Ten Commandments monument controversy in Alabama harkens to mind the following quote from St. Thomas More in the play/movie "A Man for All Seasons":

"This country is planted thick with laws from coast to coast. Man's laws, not God's. And if you cut them down--and you're just the man to do it--do you really think you could stand upright in the winds that would blow then?"

Tuesday, January 27, 2004

Holy Bologne!

Dean welches on hefty lunch bill. No response yet from Catholics for Dean on whether this is consistent with Church teaching.
Would He Have Body Slammed the Guy if it Was Saddam?

Al Franken loves free speech so much that he's willing to physically assault a guy who is exercising said right. What a hypocritical moron.

Monday, January 26, 2004

Catholic Deaniac

Some yayhoo who seems to regard himself as a pro-life Catholic has constructed a website called Catholics for Dean. While a number of right thinking Catholic bloggers have already commented on its senselessness in regard to the issue of abortion, I would also add that there is no way that any serious Christian can legitimately support a man for President who thinks homosexual conduct is ok because he believes God made homosexuals. By that astounding logic, since God "made" heterosexuals, fornication, adultery, and polygamy must be ok.