Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Who's Gong to the Weekend Rally?

The list of organizers for this weekends Obama Rally may or may not surprise you.

But would you want to rub elbows with some of these groups?

The List

Boo Gate: A Media Ploy

The media really played this up. Another opportunity to hit Sarah Palin.


Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Obama: An Intentional Omission?

An intentional omission or another slip of the tongue?

Well, for all those who said it was just a slip of the tongue last time or that his speechwriters were to blame, Obama just made sure you knew that he meant it the first time. Yup. President Obama just omitted God again from the Declaration of Independence.

Weasel Zippers said, "No denying it now."

I Guess It's How You Define 'Witch'

Hmmm, and interesting article on the 'Values of Mr. Coons'.

This should tighten the Delaware race a bit.
Coons: I will bring Yale Divinity School Values to the Senate
If you've spent two or three years in a significant institution of learning like the Yale Divinity School getting a Master's degree in Religion -- and boast that when elected to the United States Senate you intend to bring the values you learned at that institution to Washington and the world, then the question becomes, in the case of Chris Coons:
What values does Yale Divinity School teach?

Monday, September 27, 2010

B16, Queen Elizabeth and the Reformation

National Catholic Register has an article on Pope Benedict's visit to England and his visit with Queen Elizabeth

Did Papal Visit Signal an End to the English Reformation?

You Know Christopher Hitchens...Do you know his Brother Peter?

I never know that Christopher Hitchens had a brother, however he does. His name is Peter Hitchens.

So, oh great another rage filledl atheist right?

Wrong. Fr Barron gives a brief introduction of who Peter Hitchens is and how he differs from his brother.

Fr. Barron on the Hitchens Brothers (Video)

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Dinesh D'Souza President of Kings College NY

I had the pleasure of attending a lecture of Dinesh D'Souza this passed Tuesday evening at Azusa Pacific College in Glendora, California.

The lecture was very good, the topic centered on one of his books 'What's so great about Christianity'. His message was to encourage a new apologetic. One centered on knowing the arguments of the non-Christian especially the new Atheist arguments and answering them with both reason and logic.

Anyway, congrad's to Mr. D'Souza for his new appointment to President of Kings College in New York.

Kings College picks Dinesh D’Souza to be new president

A Christian liberal arts college that has been supported by Campus Crusade for Christ for over a decade has named renowned apologist Dinesh D’Souza as its new president, according to an announcement Monday.


CNN Shameless Attack on the Pope

CNN, no wonder nobody watches this news channel. No wonder they fired their President Jonathan Klein. This kind of journalism...if you can call it journalism, is one of the main reason for it's diminished viewer numbers.

This weekend the CNN television network will air a special report, “What the Pope Knew.” The goal of the show, apparently, is to persuade viewers the Pope Benedict XVI bears much of the blame for the sex-abuse scandal. If that requires massaging the facts and covering up inconvenient evidence, CNN is prepared to take those steps. MORE

Fr. Corapi News Letter

Education, Faith and America

Colbert Mockery

I saw the video on this and my first thought was, 'Why is he doing this?'.
He supposedly spends one day in the fields doing a comedy act there and now he's an expert witness?

Then he does his comedy act on the committee floor... what a sham!

He certainly didn't portray someone who is actually concerned about the issue. No matter what side of the debate you're on, you at least want a serious discussion on it.

While it can be argued that other other celebrities have been called to witness at other congressional committees (George Clooney, Angelina Jolie come to mind) they at least gave the issue (whatever that issue is) a serious consideration.

If this was for publicity, in my opinion, it will end up being a negative one for Colbert. You could see half way through his act that he realized it was bad idea.

The Congress woman who arranged this really did this issue a disservice.

No one seemed to be amused at his humor.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Interview with Obama's Aunt Zeituni

Just saw this on a local news station and I can't tell you how anger this made me...
Take a look and tell me what you think.

Richard Dawkins and the Pope

Richard's dribble.....
Hear, oh people, the Voice of Reason, Science, Logic, Truth, Enlightenment, Buttercups and Sunsets:
Benedict's predecessor, John Paul II, was respected by some as a saintly man. But nobody could call Benedict XVI saintly and keep a straight face. Whatever this leering old fixer may be, he is not saintly. Is he intellectual? Scholarly? That is often claimed, although it is far from clear what there is in theology to be scholarly about. Surely nothing to respect. ...MORE

Bob Woodward New Book

I'm not a big Bob Woodward fan.I consider him part of the MSM.

However, I'll be reading through this one at Barnes and Noble...

Bob Woodward Book 

President Obama urgently looked for a way out of the war in Afghanistan last year, repeatedly pressing his top military advisers for an exit plan that they never gave him, according to secret meeting notes and documents cited in a new book by journalist Bob Woodward.
Frustrated with his military commanders for consistently offering only options that required significantly more troops, Obama finally crafted his own strategy, dictating a classified six-page "terms sheet" that sought to limit U.S. involvement, Woodward reports in "Obama's Wars," to be released on Monday.

Monday, September 20, 2010

Stephen Hawking on Lary King - Fr. Spitzer Was There As Well

Stephen Hawking was recently on Larry King to answer questions on his new book 'The Grand Design'.
Hawking's conclusions, the universe didn't need God to create it.

After a few brief questions to Hawking, a panel was then asked to respond to his answers and add their understand of the universe's creation.

Included are a few more videos from Fr. Spitzer in  response to Stephen Hawking.Father does a fantastic job!
Part I

Part II

Part III

Father Spitzer:

More Videos from Fr. Spitzer on answering questions pertaining to Stephen's new book.

Last Week of Sept. 2010

Last week in September and I'm kind of look forward to the cooler weather and the feeling of the holiday spirits.
The grocery stores are the first to react, Halloween candy and ornaments throughout the isles.

So here we go...have a great week.

Surprising Primary Wins for Pro-Life Women - Catholic Register

Pope Benedict's Historic Voyage to Britain - Catholic Register

Fr. Barron & Stephen Hawking - Work on Fire

Three Lessons from Newman - InsightScoop 

Spartacus (the Movie) - American Catholic

Safety Dance...We Can Dance If We Want To

I like the song...just don't know what the music video means?

Tuesday Evening Lecture: Dinesh D'Souza

I'm planning on attending a lecture by Dinesh D'Souza at Azusa Pacific University in the south land on Tuesday evening.

Science, Faith, and Culture Lecture Series
Dinesh D’Souza, Ph.D.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010, 7 p.m.
Books by the best-selling author will be available for sale.

I'm halfway through his book 'Life After Death: The Evidence'.

Dinesh has been in the news in the late for his recent article j'How He Thinks' an analysis of Obama's basis for his policy making.

This is an intro to his new book 'The Roots of Obama's Rage'.

Mark your Calendars....see you there.

Don't Talk About Evil

Sometimes it's not polite to talk about evil?

When is a good time?

Country Club Christianity - CMR (Video)

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Late Lunch in Los Angeles

Late Lunch time in L.A....Interesting article

How Obama Thinks - Forbes (This one is causing a stir)

Pres Obama Modifies U.S. Constitution

President Obama quoted the U.S. Constitution... with some modifications.
Taylor Marshall of Canterbury Tales has the details.

"We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, endowed with certain inalienable rights: life and liberty and the pursuit of happiness.”

Monday, September 13, 2010

Afgan Hero - Staff Sergeant Salvatore Giunta

I read this story first in Sabastian Junger's book 'War'.

American Thinker pay's tribute as I to Staff Sergeant Salvatore Giunta.

An Airborne Salute to MOH recipient Staff Sergeant Salvatore Giunta

John Martignoni - BCS Video

John's free newsletter is one that I look forward to reading. He interacts with those that challenge the teachings of the Catholic Faith. He answers them in a fair, concise, fully orthodox and charitable manner.

Check out his videos on YouTube and visit his website Bible Christian Society


Part 2

Altering History - The Great Deletion of God

A case in point of deliberate deletion of God as a reference in our nations founding documents.

First Things has the article, I first saw it at CMR

God and Gettysburg
It is rather for us, the living, we here be dedicated to the great task remaining before us—that, from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they here, gave the last full measure of devotion—that we here highly resolve these dead shall not have died in vain; that this nation shall have a new birth of freedom, and that government of the people by the people and for the people shall not perish from the earth.

Deeply moving—but, I thought, something isn’t right. Did you notice what had been omitted? What’s missing is Lincoln’s description of the United States as a nation under God. What Lincoln actually said at Gettysburg was: “that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom.” The American Constitution Society had omitted Lincoln’s reference to the United States as a nation under God from the address he gave at the dedication of the burial ground at Gettysburg. MORE

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Rememberance : 9/11

In remembrance of 9/11
My prayers and thoughts go out today to those families who lost a loved one.

To our troops and soldiers, Thank you so much for your continued sacrifice.

Our Father
Hail Mary
Glory Be


Tuesday, September 07, 2010

Article Roundup - Sept 7

Mid-day at home.... personal business to take care of.

More on Hawkins - InsightScoop
Priest Slaps young Man for Desecrating Eucharist - CMR

Obama's War - The Blaze

Combat Over? - My Way News

Monday, September 06, 2010

Hawkins, "No Need For God"

Stephen Hawkins has a new book out 'The Grand Design'. In it he claims that “God wasn’t necessary for the creation of the universe.”

Stephen Hawkins
Citing the 1992 discovery of a planet orbiting a star other than our Sun, he said: “That makes the coincidences of our planetary conditions – the single Sun, the lucky combination of Earth-Sun distance and solar mass – far less remarkable, and far less compelling as evidence that the Earth was carefully designed just to please us human beings.”
He adds: “Because there is a law such as gravity, the universe can and will create itself from nothing.
“Spontaneous creation is the reason there is something rather than nothing, why the universe exists, why we exist.
“It is not necessary to invoke God to light the blue touch paper and set the universe going.”   MORE
 Carl Olsen from Inside Scoop comments with Fr. Barron:

Fr. Robert Barron: "I confess that something in me tightens whenever I hear a scientist pontificating..."

Sunday, September 05, 2010

Hot Afternoon at Barnes and Noble

Spent the hot day yesterday with a stack of books over at Barnes and Noble. Nice and cool with a Frappacino and I was set.

I wish they would turn the music down a few notches.

I usually have a fair mix books, political, religious, fiction, non-fiction. Here what I read.

Political: The Blueprint: Obama's plan to Subvert the Constitution and build an Imperial Presidency by Kenneth Klukowski and Kenneth Blackwell
This book was a little different from the rest of the Obama books out there. There are two authors, one is a Constitutional (Ken Klukowski) the other a Professor and Journalist (Ken Blackwell). I liked he book  because it went beyond the rhetoric and talking point to explore the legality of President Obama's actions. I recommend it.

Religious: How the Catholic Church Built Western Civilization by Thomas Woods Jr. PhD
I picked up this book because my Son and I were talking about a history class he is taking in College. The professor is very bias against the Catholic Church and is using the Galileo incident to show how the Catholic Church is against science, which is beyond bogus. He is also a proponent of the 'Dark Ages'. This book addresses those areas of history and sheds light on what most modern day scholars see as this thousand year period being one of darkness but one with my discoveries in agriculture, literacy, metallurgy, the creation of universities, yes even astronomy and science. This is one for the personal library.

Fiction: Lost Empire: a Fargo Adventure by Clive Cussler and Grant Blackwood
I don't read fiction as much as I use to but on occasion I like a good yarn. Clive Cussler fills that fiction sweet tooth. His books have a sense adventure with a mix of history. Usually a fast read with good tale to keep your interest.

Non-Fiction: War by Sebastian Junger
This is truly amazing insight into the Afgan War, it's terror and adrenaline, it's sadness and sorrow and every emotion in between. This is the story told by the film Restepo (see my post) but goes further to complete the brief film footage of actual combat.

Saturday, September 04, 2010

Don't Tread on Me: 'We're Never Going to Stand for This'

I saw this on The Blaze Blog and I like it!
Facebook: Teachenor Clark

Interview: Todd Palin

Saw this on American Spectator. Good Article away from the usual high profile reporters.
Todd Palin

SCC Vrooom... It would be awesome though

The new 2010 SSC Ultimate Aero II, 256 mph with 1,183 hp. The price tag...don't even ask.
Now I have a long commute so my ....Honda Civic is more practical...but it would be awesome.

First pictures - Motor World

Friday, September 03, 2010

U.S. Open Brawl

Perhaps you've seen this video of the brawl at the U.S. open.

Maybe this has happened to you, it has for me. Apparently 2 older individuals took the foul language of another individual at the event. Most would just try to put up with the foul mouthed individual. Why do we have to put up with their language? Because we don't want to make a scene? Don't want to escalate the matter? The other individual is BIGGER than us perhaps.

Whatever the case I've noticed that this type of behavior is getting worse. The cussing the swearing from ever increasing younger people. If you happen to mention to them if they can keep their language in check, they become quite belligerent, "hey it's my right! If I want to cuss a stream of obscenities at God or you or anyone else, that's my right!"

That's usually how it happens.

I think what is most upsetting in the video is the reaction of the commentator. He is sticking up for the belligerent foul mouthed individual (to be fair it was the elder man who was belligerent and escalated the confrontation). The commentator is incorrect to say that the elderly man started it. He didn't, it was the cussing swearing man.

However, the commentator is sticking up for the younger individual. Hey it's his right to cuss, swear. Maybe the 2 older individuals should have called security to tell of their concern first

I don't know, there are no winners, here.

What do you think?

Grand Slam Wham Bam! - Video

Right Direction? ....Are you Kidding Me?

Just heard the President on TV this morning telling us that 'We're headed in the right direction.'

Are you kidding me? Job growth of 67k private jobs....... 283, 000 jobs lost for the summer.

Unemployment 9.6%, GDP 1.WHATEVER %.'s just taking a little longer than we expected. We are investing not in the upcoming elections but in the generations to come....namely DEBT!


...and oh, if you need him, he'll be at Camp know the official Presidential Retreat.
Didn't he just get back from vacation? You might say he needs to get away to put together what he's going to say at next friday's speech. Well I thought that was what the Oval Office was used for.

Sounding too negative I'm I? You're probably correct. I just hate when someone tells me the exact opposite to what is quit evident and plan as the nose on my face.


Anyways... a few articles to go along with the java and Pepto.

67K Jobs - WSJ

9.6% Jobless - Foxnews
Glass One-Quarter Full Job Spin - NewsBusters (w/ video)

Obama calls for Improving Small Business - CNN

Thursday, September 02, 2010

Sept 2 - Article Round-up

Last day of the week for me. I'm on the 9/80 plan at work, which means that I work 9 hours a day and have every other Friday off.

This Friday's off for me as well as Monday for Labor Day.


Oranges and Lemons - American Spectator

Kookaburra's Not Gay Anymore - CMR

Natural Does Not Equal Good - American Catholic

Hillary Throws Away 2012 Presidential Bid

Mark my words. This event will be the downfall of Hillary Clinton's bid for the 2012 White House.

Democrats, Republicans, and anyone else running against her will be pointing to this unprecedented decision to throw one of the Sovereign Territories of the United States under the bus, for whatever reason, pick one, appease the UN, look good to the other nations, whatever.

This will be hung around Hilary's neck like a mill stone, and her bid will sink. No one is going to elect someone as President, the defender of the United States, who has put the State of Arizona in the same list as China, Russia, any of the South American radical states, Africa, who violate Civil Right to the tune of murder, rape, slavery, starvation, suppression.

She had a better chance when she kept silence and took photo op's with leaders of the world.

This is a fatal mistake that won't be forgotten.

Brewer condemns report to UN mentioning Ariz. law