Friday, October 08, 2004


Drudge obtains an internal memo which confirms what most people with half a brain and not drinking the MSM's Kool Aid already know: there is a liberal bias at ABC News.
Maybe He Meant the Cambodia Marathon

Much like John Kerry's Christmas in Cambodia story, there is no evidence that supports Kerry's claim that he ever ran the Boston Marathon.

President Bush, on the other hand, has run many races, including the Houston Marathon. (link via Michelle Malkin)
Theology of the Demented Fruitcakes

Alleged scholars and theologians at an upcoming convention on American religion will be presenting papers which basically argue that true spirituality may be manifested through sadomasochism, transvestism, transsexualism and polyamory. Dollars to donuts that one of these crackheads throws out an argument that Christ was sexually aroused during the crucifixion.
Why "Catholic" Kerry Will Help Bush Win More Catholic Votes

George Marlin opines in the Washington Times:

This November, the number of Bush Catholics is likely to increase because many Catholics are angered by the specter of one of their own, candidate Kerry. This backlash may doom Mr. Kerry's candidacy, because unlike non-practicing "cafeteria" Catholics who are congregated in the northeastern and far western states that Mr. Kerry will easily carry, practicing Catholics are a major voting bloc in the key swing states of Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, Michigan, Ohio and Missouri.

According to liberal political pollster Stanley Greenberg, these practicing Catholics are "those most committed to and identified with the church and most likely to bring their Catholic identity into politics."

Right now, most pollsters agree that these states are moving in Mr. Bush's direction. Mr. Kerry's poor social-issues record has lead to Catholics in certain battleground states polling significantly more in favor of Mr. Bush than the general population.
Al Presseera

If you ever had any doubt that the AP news service is nothing but a mouthpiece for the Left, read this and wonder no more.
Glorifying Evil

So what does a self-described Catholic school like the University of San Francisco do in response to a mayor who is pro-abortion and breaks the law by granting official government recognition of gay "marriages?" Why, the university gives him an award! Like the city it's named after, USF is completely insane. (link via Mark Shea)

Thursday, October 07, 2004

Judge William Pryor

Of the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals will be appearing EWTN's "Life on the Rock" show tonight at 5pm PDT. In case you might have forgotten, William Pryor was at the center of a heated confirmation battle in the U.S. Senate last year because of his express pro-life beliefs, and the fact that he once called Roe v. Wade "the worst abomination in the history of constitutional law."
The Vatican Doesn't Really Get the U.S.

On the stage of world affairs, National Catholic Reporter correspondent John Allen writes in his new book All the Pope’s Men that the Vatican just doesn't think the U.S. has what it takes to run the world. George Weigel, citing Allen's book, thinks that's probably an accurate assessment of the Vatican, but also adds that many Vatican officials are unaware of the fact that most Americans think the same thing.

But Americans have come to understand, however reluctantly, that power, like nature, abhors a vacuum. Perhaps no one can, or should, “run the world.” But someone will take the lead in shaping world politics. That someone can’t be the United Nations as presently configured. And it can’t be those western European countries who are reviving the failed appeasement strategies of the 1930s. Absent American leadership, the world will not be calm and orderly; the world will be chaotic — lethally chaotic.

So does the Vatican understand or see this? Doesn't really seem like it.
Blogger is Temperamental

Sometimes it won't let me in to my account, and sometimes it won't publish. As such, posting might be light for a while.
No WMD Stockpiles Inside Iraq, But...

That doesn't mean they aren't outside of the country, that Saddam didn't have a rudimentary WMD program in place, and that Saddam wasn't going to try and actively develop WMDs had there been no military intervention by US led coalition forces.

Update: From BBC Washington reporter Aaron Brookes:

Crucially, Mr Duelfer was asked in Congress today whether he thought the world was better off without Saddam Hussein.

Mr Duelfer hesitated, and then replied, "Yes, as an analyst, the world is better off."

Update: Some good analysis of the ISG report at Powerline. Check it out.

Wednesday, October 06, 2004

ID-ing the Baby Killers

Pro-life activists warn Oakland residents about a local gynecologist who flies to Kansas every month to perform abortions. As expected, the pro-aborts wring their hands and allege that "misinformation" and "lies" are being spread. Exactly what the pro-lifers are lying about, they don't say.

Tuesday, October 05, 2004

Pro-Aborts Hate Democracy (and Children)

The euphemistically named Center for Reproductive Rights sounds the alarm that at least 30 states will either ban or impose broad restrictions on wanton baby killing if Roe v. Wade is overturned.

"The building blocks are already in place to recriminalize abortion," said Nancy Northup, the center's president.

The group's report comes less than a month before the presidential election, which those on both sides of the abortion issue say will be critical in determining the future of the Roe decision.

Currently, it is believed that five of the nine justices support abortion rights, but that balance could be tipped if President Bush, in a second term, nominates a new justice who reflects his anti-abortion views. Democratic contender John Kerry is a strong supporter of abortion rights.

Monday, October 04, 2004

Cert Denied

Among the various First Amendment cases that the SCOTUS has declined to review is Catholic Charities of Sacramento v. California. This is the case where Catholic Charities has challenged the State of California's requirement that relgious backed service organizations include contraception coverage in their employee health benefit plans. Because the SCOTUS has declined to review the matter, the California Supreme Court's ridiculous ruling that Catholic Charities is not an exempt religious institution stands.
Ahnuld OKs Pedophile Protection Act

Even though I didn't vote for him, I'm sorry I ever put up a defense for his election. I would have at least thought Ahnuld would refrain from signing any idiotic bills that helps protect the baby butchers at Planned Parenthood. Ugh! Maybe we need another recall. (link via Mark Shea)
Will the MSM Pick This Up?, the first news service to break Rathergate, obtains evidence that appears to cement the claim that Saddam had WMD and ties to terrorists.