Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Roman Polanski

With the arrest of Roman Polanski....

Imagine.....if he were a priest....

Just for a moment I want you to imagine that Roman Polanski was a priest. Frightening, yes? But for the sake of my point imagine that he's a priest who drugged and raped a thirteen year old.Imagine he's a priest who fled to France so as to avoid punishment for his crime. Imagine that he flaunted his freedom in America's face for decades.Now imagine that Roman Polanski as a priest was apprehended by the police after all those years. Now, imagine what the media would be saying.

Empire State Building Lights Up for China

Why are we doing this? This is a communist state.

Will this appease them enough to buy more of our debt?

Empire State Building turns red-yellow for China's 60th

NEW YORK — New York's iconic Empire State Building will light up red and yellow Wednesday in honor of the 60th anniversary of communist China.
The Chinese consul, Peng Keyu, and other officials will take part in the lighting ceremony which will bathe the skyscraper in the colors of the People's Republic until Thursday, Empire State Building representatives said in a statement.



Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Former President Carter - What's the....?

Carter: "I think an overwhelming portion of the intensely demonstrated animosity toward President Barack Obama is based on the fact that he is a black man, that he's African-American," Carter told NBC News. "I live in the South, and I've seen the South come a long way, and I've seen the rest of the country that shares the South's attitude toward minority groups at that time, particularly African-Americans."

"That racism inclination still exists, and I think it's bubbled up to the surface because of belief among many white people -- not just in the South but around the country -- that African-Americans are not qualified to lead this great country. It's an abominable circumstance, and it grieves me and concerns me very deeply,"

For a Former President of the United States to say such nonsense is very disappointing. He can't see into the minds of individuals and make the claim of racism.

What he's really saying is 'if you disagree with President Obama you're a racist'.

If anything he is only stoking the fires of racism and encouraging those advocates of using such language to further divide the nation. The cries of racism is the new political tool for those that want to silence ANY opposition to this present administration's agenda.

President Obama should come out publicly and condemn such talk.

The use of the 'race' card by anyone including the MSM and especially the former president will be disastrous for the nation.

The more Carter expresses his thoughts like these, the more I'm disillusioned and the less I hold this former president Carter as a credible representative of the United States.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Boy Flay and Father Patalinghug 'Throwdown'

Father Patalinghug pitted his culinary skills against the Food Channel Chef Bobby Flay.

Oh, Oh Bobby, I think you're in trouble....

The Great Speech... again

First impressions:

The beginning and the end were inspirational in content. Obama is known for his flowery rhetoric. Not much in meat but heavy on the sugar.

As far as everything in between, well lets say we've heard it all before. He stated that the bickering games are over, then he went on to call congress members, cable and talk show host liers.

He calmed that the 'do nothing' crowd must join the team. "My door is always open" was the line. Yet, conservatives have been trying to meet with his for month only to be ignored.

Obama claimed he was going to change health care without adding a cent to the deficit. He would pay for it by cutting waste. How do you do that.

Finally, he said that abortion would not be paid for with government money, but over 8 times proposed language was put forth to specifically say that, only to be rejected along party lines.

What did I get out of the 50 minute speech?

That the course is the same. He will try to ram the bill through before the end to the year. Whether by reconciliation vote, or what ever means.

...he will ram it through no matter what.

For me there was nothing new of substance. Just the same old speech.... again.

Abortion and Health -Care Reform: the Truth, Please - Catholic Culture

Obama's Big Gamble - Human Events

Time to Get Out the Iron - American Spectator

Joe Wilson Was Right - Creative Minority Report

Wednesday, September 09, 2009

WCC: 9-9-09 Posts

Obama's, two strikes, last inning speech is the talk of the town. Lot's to read out there.

Hard to believe that the President is going to change every ones mind on the health care bill with one magical speech, but the MSM is hyping hoping to cash in on the viewership.

Thought I'd same thoughts until after the dust has settled and offer up some article as the witching hour approaches.

Whether you watch the speech, hear the speech or plan on poping in a DVD tonight, we should at least offer up a prayer for our nation.

... may we follow on the path the Our Lord intends us to follow for his glory and in his name we pray. AMEN.

Will We March with the Death Cult - Cretive Minority Report

Barack Ozymandias - American Thinker

The Audacity of Refusing to Be Stampeded Into Obamacare - American Spectator

Senate Minority Leader on the President's Address to Congress - Human Events

Boehner: GOP leaders haven't net Obama for health talks since April - The Hill

Tuesday, September 08, 2009

Health Care - 'Political' Right Not a "Natural' Right

Bishop Nickless of Iowa give a lesson on "Prudental Judgment' on the health care issue.

Does God Favor an Unlimited State?

As a prudential judgment, the Bishop said Catholicism does "not teach that government should directly provide health care." Unlike national defense, for which "government monopolization is objectively good" because it limits violence and deters abusive private armies," health care should "not be subject to federal monopolization." The bishop cited preservation of "patient choice" through a "flourishing private sector" as the "only way to prevent a health care monopoly from denying care arbitrarily." He warned that a "government monopoly would not be motivated by profit" but would be motivated by "bureaucratic" quotas and self-defined "best procedures" over which most citizens would have little influence. Government should properly regulate the private sector "to foster healthy competition and to curtail abuses," Nickless wrote. But "any legislation that undermines the viability of the private sector is suspect," he said. And special protections are needed for private, religious hospitals that "most vigorously [are] offering actual health care to the poorest of the poor."

Thanks bishop, I wish our priest would give us a Sunday lesson this 'prudential judgement'.

Friday, September 04, 2009

Thursday, September 03, 2009

AP Takes Side of Violent Protester

Reading the Associatated Press posting of this news event (Pro-Health Care protester bites finger off of 65 year old opponent of the health care bill), I see twisting of the facts of the event. I re-direction of the focus.

I say in the Title "AP Takes Side of Violent Protester" because AP makes it a point that the victim has Medicare.

What does that have to do with the violent reaction of the pro-health care protester. It takes the focus off of him and puts the focus on the fact that the victim (a 65 year old man) had Medicare and got his finger re-attached. So what's the victim protesting for, is the message I take away from the article.

Read the article, what do you think?

Finger bitten off during California health portest

B16 - “Jesus in fact is not contented by a merely superficial or formal belonging; an initial and enthusiastic adhesion is not enough for him,”

Benedict XVI on the 'Paradox of Faith'.

“On the one hand, there are philosophies and ideologies, but also on an increasing scale, ways of thinking and acting that extol the freedom of man as the only principle, as an alternative to God, and thus transform man into a god, whose system of behavior is of an arbitrary nature,” Benedict XVI explained. “On the other hand, we note the saints, who, practicing the Gospel of love, make reason of their hope, show the true face of God who is love, and at the same time, the true face of man, created in the image and likeness of God.”

Substituting God for an ideology of 'Man can do anything', that there is no longer a need for God and man can control his own destiny, his own greatness is false.

It will only lead to his demise.

“Jesus in fact is not contented by a merely superficial or formal belonging; an initial and enthusiastic adhesion is not enough for him,” he said. “On the contrary, we must take part in ‘his thinking and his will’ throughout our entire life.”

At the same time we can't just belong to the Catholic church without living the faith. We can't just pick and choose what teachings we want to follow and ones we don't.

We need to use the lives of the saint as an example of how to live out our faith in our daily lives.

Benedict nails it again. What a teacher.

Benedict and the Paradox of Faith

White House Contractor - Data Collecting from Facebook,Twitter,MySpace,YouTube

Oh Boy, our White House hard at work for the people.

This article on the collecting of data from popular social websites. It may or may not happen. Scary non the less.

On Facebook, Myspace? Obama's got our email.

The White House is hiring a contractor to harvest information about Americans from its pages on social networking websites such as Facebook, MySpace, Twitter, YouTube and Flickr.

Wednesday, September 02, 2009

Last picture from Mount Wilson Webcam...

This might be one of the last pictures from the WebCam on top of Mount Wilson due to the fires which threaten the communication towers on the mountian top.

(Picture Source)

Biggest Fire Extinguisher... in the World!

The Biggest fire extinguisher ever and it flys.
This was first used on our fires here in Los Angeles and we sure need it. It's really smokey out here.

Separation of Church and ..... Space Alien?

Now I've heard everything.

Okay, listen up fellow Christians.


You stop that right now! Leave poor ET alone.

You might upset the Terrorist for goodness sakes.

Creative Minority Report has the heads-up.

Ridicules? What say you?

Now We Can't Even Evangelize Space Aliens

An Atheist-First Amendment public policy group charged last week that NASA is violating the separation of church and state by permitting a "space missionary" memento on the latest Discovery Space Shuttle Mission.

On board the shuttle is a piece of an airplane that crashed in Ecuador in 1956 that carried members of the Missionary Aviation Fellowship. One of the shuttle astronaut contacted the Idaho-based group proposing that the item be taken into space as part of a government-funded exploration project. The event has re-ignited enthusiasm by religious groups for "space missionary" proselytizing.

"This is an inappropriate and unconstitutional use of resources," charged Dr. Ed Buckner, President of American Atheists. NASA is a scientific and exploratory agency that is funded by taxpayers. Its mission should not include religious grandstanding, or efforts to use outer space as a pulpit for religion."...

Tuesday, September 01, 2009

Religion: Is It a Public or a Private Thing?

Jeff Mirus of Catholic Culture has a good piece on the subject.

For the most part we're told that we should keep our faith to ourselves... unless its politically advantageous.

A Simple Guide to Faith, Culture and Public Life

Bishop Joseph Martino Resigns: Just the facts please

I've been reading all kinds of stuff on the reasons why Bishop Martino is resigning. Some of the speculation is bordering on gosship.

So I turn to AmP to set the records straight...

We should be informed of the real story before the rumor mill get out of hand.

Open topic: Bishop Joseph Martino resigns

ObamaCare Abortions: A Case For Sherlock Holmes

The push is on to brush aside the concern of us pro-lifers that the proposed health care bill provides for abortions to be paid by every tax payer regardless of their stance on the life issue.

"There is nothing in the proposed bill that says it will pay for abortions"

And you know, they are correct. It doesn't spell out if it does or if it doesn't.

This looks like a case for Sherlock Homes.

Many of us remember the Sherlock Holmes story we read in high school. A famous racehorse is stolen from a barn at night. The barn was guarded by a dog.

Scotland Yard, England's famous police headquarters, sends Inspector Gregory to investigate, but Sherlock Holmes was on the case.

Inspector Gregory: "Is there any other point to which you would wish to draw my attention?" Holmes: "To the curious incident of the dog in the night-time." Gregory: "The dog did nothing in the night-time." Holmes: "That was the curious incident."