Archive for March 24, 2009

Bishop will not attend

Posted: March 24, 2009 by datechguy in catholic
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Well D’Arcy has decided to skip the Commencement:

On Friday, March 21, Father John Jenkins, CSC, phoned to inform me that President Obama had accepted his invitation to speak to the graduating class at Notre Dame and receive an honorary degree. We spoke shortly before the announcement was made public at the White House press briefing. It was the first time that I had been informed that Notre Dame had issued this invitation.

President Obama has recently reaffirmed, and has now placed in public policy, his long-stated unwillingness to hold human life as sacred. While claiming to separate politics from science, he has in fact separated science from ethics and has brought the American government, for the first time in history, into supporting direct destruction of innocent human life.

This will be the 25th Notre Dame graduation during my time as bishop. After much prayer, I have decided not to attend the graduation. I wish no disrespect to our president, I pray for him and wish him well. I have always revered the Office of the Presidency. But a bishop must teach the Catholic faith “in season and out of season,” and he teaches not only by his words — but by his actions.

My decision is not an attack on anyone, but is in defense of the truth about human life.

I have in mind also the statement of the U.S. Catholic Bishops in 2004. “The Catholic community and Catholic institutions should not honor those who act in defiance of our fundamental moral principles. They should not be given awards, honors or platforms which would suggest support for their actions.” Indeed, the measure of any Catholic institution is not only what it stands for, but also what it will not stand for.

As for Professor Glendon:

I have spoken with Professor Mary Ann Glendon, who is to receive the Laetare Medal. I have known her for many years and hold her in high esteem. We are both teachers, but in different ways. I have encouraged her to accept this award and take the opportunity such an award gives her to teach.

Even as I continue to ponder in prayer these events, which many have found shocking, so must Notre Dame. Indeed, as a Catholic University, Notre Dame must ask itself, if by this decision it has chosen prestige over truth.

A very classy statement.

Over to you ND.

The American thinker notices something odd, that is unreported:

Rude and shaggy punk rockers who sneer at their president as “a fraud and an a**hole!”, who diss their national icons as “pr*cks” and “murderers!” have recently been arrested for attempting to visit a black civil rights activist who is being tortured in prison for quoting Martin Luther King in public.

And the reaction of the arts community is…

“Should’nt all hip people be outraged by this?..How come I haven’t heard about this in Rolling Stone Magazine, MTV, VH1, Time, Newsweek, Entertainment Weekly, People, Vanity Fair, OK, InTouch, InStyle, ABC, CBS, CNN etc. etc. etc. etc. etc. etc. etc.??

One guess why

It’s very simple. The insulted “president” is named Fidel Castro, the dissed national icon is named Che Guevara, and the black civil rights activist was jailed and tortured for campaigning for civil rights in Cuba for Cubans.

Need I say more?

This is my problem with the left. They will protest the US, they will attack George Bush but they would sooner shoot themselves then dare say a word about Fidel. This is the nasty secret the reason why I don’t respect so many on the left. Their answer to this outrage will be America is worse or its all America’s fault.

The guy who is imprisoned and tortured by Castro, the actual real thing? Can’t touch it. The whole Anti-anti business all over again.

When it all falls then our friends on the left will pretend that they were against it all the time, we were “all” against it. It never fails.

The right way

Posted: March 24, 2009 by datechguy in opinion/news
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that something is done:

The Vermont Senate voted overwhelmingly Monday to legalize same-sex marriage, potentially setting the stage for a high-profile legislative showdown and breaking a new political barrier in the state that made history in 2000 by becoming the first to approve civil unions for gay and lesbian couples.

If the bill becomes law, Vermont will become the first state to legalize same-sex marriage without being forced to do so by the courts.

The bill, which passed the 30-member chamber by a 26-4 margin, moves to the Vermont House, where it is also expected to be approved. Republican Gov. Jim Douglas, however, has said he doesn’t support the bill.

As you might have guessed I’m not a fan of Gay marriage but if a state’s representatives choose to vote for it and passes it through normal legal procedures then I don’t have a problem. When elected representatives act for the will of the people and if the people don’t like them they can be voted out. If this is what the people of Vermont want then until and unless they change their minds so be it.

You know those Enzyte comercials have convinced me

Posted: March 24, 2009 by datechguy in hobbies
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…that the vat that the Joker dived into must have been full of it.

No amount of “enhancement” is worth Joker face.

Then again considering this story I’m shocked the ads are still running.