Archive for April 4, 2009

You know when the field is empty…

Posted: April 4, 2009 by datechguy in fun, opinion/news
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…you really can soar:

Crowder is funny but not God’s gift to comedy, but since nobody outside of Newsbusted is willing to made comedy concerning the Obama administration he gets not only the laughs but the credit.

A great explaination

Posted: April 4, 2009 by datechguy in catholic
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There are 150,000 people joining the Catholic Church this week in the US. We’ve already mentioned Newt Gingrich, but the Curt Jester points to another one that is worth noticing:

The Scharbachs, practicing Anglicans for the last several years, believe they have found that sense of belonging in the Archdiocese of Baltimore and the Roman Catholic Church, which the family hopes to join during Easter Vigil at next-door Holy Cross parish.

“We’ve always thought that this is the only church that has remained steadfast on moral issues and has a worldwide witness to that,” Mrs. Scharbach said. “It’s a worldwide voice saying, ‘This is wrong.’ ”

Asked why this is the time for him and his family to convert, Mr. Scharbach offered a simple answer: “The magisterium – to be in communion with the Holy See.”

Just months ago, Mr. Scharbach was a promising Anglican priest at the Church of the Good Shepherd, Rosemont, near Philadelphia.

His bottom line is however the most significant:

“I realized I can live without being Roman Catholic, but I couldn’t die without being Roman Catholic,” Mr. Scharbach said.

That’s what it all comes down to. And if the Anchoress is right we will need people of strength for what is coming:

Just be ready, is all I am saying. And practice prayer – which is the most subversive of liberties; it can never be taken from you, and is a source of power and strength. Train yourself in prayer. Begin now, so that you are a fit, skilled practitioner when the need arises.

You never know the day or hour.

…and as a person who has been out of work I can certainly sympathize with this but lets face facts:

I can get more accurate and reliable information from places like Instapundit or Hotair or liveblogging of events by people who are actually there that won’t pretend not to be advancing an opinion.

For example do you remember the big anti-insurgent protest in Iraq back in December of 2003? If you read the Globe or times or watched the evening newscasts you wouldn’t because they either didn’t cover them or gave them a line. But if you read Instapundit you had coverage in detail.

It is the stories that they don’t cover that makes them less that useless when they die it will be from an idiotic self inflicted wound.

Hard to feel pity in that situation.

UPDATE: The corner plays compare and contrast apparently unions with high pay are just fine for other folks.

and the Reclusive Leftist notices something too

Posted: April 4, 2009 by datechguy in opinion/news

As you might guess the Reclusive Leftist and I differ sharply on both Religion and Abortion but I tend to like reading her. Like me she noticed Tim Kaine’s moves, unlike me she doesn’t care for them too much, but she then notices something that didn’t hit me:

3. Tim Kaine is every bit as conservative as Sarah Palin. He also has the same amount of political experience as Sarah Palin. Yet for some reason, last year Sarah Palin was vilified by alleged feminists, while Tim Kaine continues to escape scot free. Not a word on him. Pandagon, for example: Amanda Marcotte wrote a series of posts on crisis pregnancy centers a few years ago, and you’d think she would be pissed at Obama’s man in Virginia right now. You’d think she would have objected to Kaine being appointed to the DNC. But nope — not a word. Amanda did, however, write a lot of posts last year ridiculing Sarah Palin for being conservative and relatively inexperienced — just like Tim Kaine, though Amanda never mentioned that. Amanda and her third wave cohorts also slandered Palin, and I do mean slander. Lies. Untruths. She knowingly published falsehoods about Sarah Palin, even though I personally furnished her with documented evidence of Palin’s actual positions. But Amanda’s just one example: there was a regular horde of blogger twits last year doing the same thing.

Read the whole thing. I have an instinctive liking for people who don’t check their principles at the door.