Archive for October, 2010

When Lisa Murkowski lost her primary and decided to go write in the GOP decided to play it with kid gloves, after all they all knew her, it’s not like she was going to go and caucus with democrats…oh wait:

Dana Bash of CNN reports on Twitter that Murkowski said republicans should not count on her to be with them

Bottom line is this. If Murkowski won’t declare she will caucus with republicans we must assume a vote for Murkowski is a vote for Obama. If she is elected she will become the media darling, the “reasonable” republican that will be on every show talking “compromise”, in other words, she will be Dede.

Alaska it’s your state not mine, but this tells you the compromise candidates the GOP establishment backs are not worth a damn. Their only principle is the retention of their own power. If you choose to empower the administration by voting for Murkowski then you deserve all you get from her.

Your vote, your call and as always whatever your call on Tuesday, you will get the government you deserve.

If you missed my live blog of last night here are some photos to enjoy

Gary Rosen with Marty's Barf Bag, Sam Rossario on the Right

5 candidates in the Studio

Tom Wesley ma-2 Marty Lamb ma-3 Bill Gunn ma-1 Rodney Josephson 5th Worcester

Three Future congressmen? We'll find out in three days!

This guy went by the window last night in Costume, perfect illustration of what Obamacare did to the Democratic House

Mike, Bill Gunn, Marty Lamb, Gary, the pink call on the top is Sean Bielat

Rodney Josephson, Dan Dubrule, Peter Durant & Rich Mitchell

I actually would have liked to have had more democrats we only had about 4 out of nearly 27 candidates but its a question of energy and putting the e

I talked to Marty Lamb before he went on air. He ended up staying all night leaving at 1 a.m.

There are a lot of Democratic races around the nation that really could have used the resources that Jim McGovern has been forced to expend in defending this seat. That Big Red Wave will owe a lot to the work of Massachusetts Republicans.

The point about having no time to follow other news is something a lot of people forget, just because you see it on the net doesn’t mean a candidate running hard has the chance to.

Three Masses Three Days

Posted: October 31, 2010 by datechguy in catholic
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Whenever Halloween falls on a Sunday you get three days when Catholics attend Mass in a row.

First you get the normal Sunday mass, the holy day of obligation that all Catholics should be attending. (If you call yourself Catholic and don’t attend Mass, consider calling yourself something else or get thee to confession.)

Second you have the feast of All saints, November 1st. The day where we remember those who have come before us who have fought the good fight. The canonized saint and frankly the much more numerous uncanonized saints whose presence in heaven we do not directly know of. The Anchoress nails it (no surprise)

That is a holy day of obligation that I particularly love, because there is an intimacy to it. In blustery weather, usually damp and chill, the Catholics troop to mass and remember those who came before us. It’s like spiritually visiting the graves of our beloved. We remember the stories and remember where we have come from, and that helps us to remember who we are. It helps remind us that we want to keep walking the straight, narrow path that will unite us all before the throne!

And finally All souls day Nov 2nd election day, when we remember those souls in purgatory. It is a very important day and our attention to it is both charitable (helping souls progress) and smart (the holy souls in purgatory can in fact pray for us) and pragmatic (the day may come where we may find ourselves there).

Many lazy Catholics use purgatory as their emergency backup plan (I was once one) figuring it was easier to shoot for purgatory than heaven. This is a losing proposition as you start to make excuses for your behavior, it’s nearly as bad as the “once saved” crowd (I actually knew a man who was planning on beating someone up who said it was ok because he was already saved) All souls day is a constant reminder that we need to do better, try harder and as St. Paul said, finish the race.

These are three days where Catholics should take advantage of the season to contemplate eternity and to enlist help from the Saints who have followed that path.