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Sunday, March 28, 2010

American Power: Barack Obama's Humiliation of Israel

American Power: Barack Obama's Humiliation of Israel
Would we really expect anything different from someone who has Samantha Power as a top advisor and whose memoir was ghost-written by the fanatically anti-Israel Bill Ayres? No.


Socialism always results not in shared prosperity, but in universal poverty and failure.

Monday, March 22, 2010

Neugebaur Is Right

Republican congressman Randy Neugebaur was absolutely correct when he called Bart Stupak, the pretended pro-life Democrat a baby-killer. Ever since the buyout of Ben Nelson, it has been impossible for Estase to take seriously any claim that any Democrat is pro-life. A worthless promise from a President who has proven his mendacity is all it has taken to get Stupak to change his mind. The Susan B. Anthony Fund has already announced its plans not to give him their Defender of Life award that he had been scheduled to be awarded this week. Neugebaur is to Stupak what Joe Wilson was to Oh Blah Blah.

Terri Schiavo Retrospective

"We do not ordinarily think that people lose their standing as human beings, and as bearers of rights, when they suddenly become weak and vulnerable and dependent on the care of others." -Hadley Arkes

Five years after the legal murder of Terri Schiavo, there exists no legal right preventing a person from being starved by an uncaring spouse.

There are only four legitimate reasons, according to Catholic ethics, to withdraw care from a patient. The first is that care is an excessive burden to the patient or family. Terri's family would have gladly borne this burden. The second is that feeding and hydration is actually causing suffering. This was not the case with Terri. Third, if the feeding will not be effective, or cannot be assimilated, feeding need not continue. Again, this was not the case. And death was not imminent, the last possibility.

Of course, five years ago people claimed that Terri, unable to speak, was essentially unconscious. This was before Belgian Rom Houben found a way to communicate by computer after twenty-three years suffering from "locked-in syndrome", which made it similarly impossible to speak.

One can only wonder if Terri Schiavo was conscious as her life was being taken away from her for her husband's convenience.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

American Power: Planned Parenthood Pamphlet, 1952 - Abortion 'Kills the Life of a Baby'

American Power: Planned Parenthood Pamphlet, 1952 - Abortion 'Kills the Life of a Baby'
I guess Planned Parenthood hadn't figured out how much money they could make selling abortions yet in 1952.

Lesbian Crack-addict Women Religious

Now Catholics in Alliance for the Common Good has a group of nuns on their side as they push for socialized medicine, open borders, and carbon dioxide emission taxes! Enter the Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR), who are not bothered in the least by the abortion funding in Obamacare.

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Christians and the F-Word, Part Two

As I wrote in June 2009, many proponents of Catholic Social Teaching would like to forget about Father Charles Coughlin, whose anti-Semitism went along with a statist mentality of income redistribution. Recently I linked to a Catholic Key Blog story about Campaign for Human Development's connections with SEIU, which brought a comment about a video from American Life League which demonstrates CHD's links to pro-abortion forces.

Another facet of Catholic Social Teaching is the "living wage" doctrine, which would pay people with kids more than people doing the same job with no kids. Most Americans have no interest in such feudalism.

Many Americans are calling the Obama administration socialist, but millions of Catholics could make the same complaint about "consistent life ethic" and other schemes their prelates devise.

Pessimistic Leftism

Traditionally, leftism has been based on a rosy picture of human nature. Rousseau believed that man in the state of nature is moral. Paine believed human nature was basically good. This stands in contradistinction to conservatives from Augustine on, who saw men as fundamentally tending towards sin and evil. Now the left has reverted to the position that man is corrupt. People cannot be left to make even dietary decisions because of inborn stupidity. Just as with the original statist, Thomas Hobbes, the newer leftists believe that political society makes life tolerable. Indeed, there is no new thing under the sun

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Rahm Emanuel

Refrain: Hey, I know where you're from
It makes it that much nicer to meet you
Hey, I know what you've done
It makes it that much nicer to defeat you
It's what we are, it's what we are

Borg is a human with a kung fu spine equipped with a detector of what's on your mind
You give, you shuck, you bob, you weave, and when you're down you've got something up
your sleeve
And you've got it good as bad as it gets
You make your own incisions that come with regrets
You're in it to win and make every minute count
You put it all together and dish it out
All that knowledge, all that skill
All the gas it takes to get to the top of the hill
And while the others try to take your spot, but you gotta make them stop
Would you do anything, whatever it takes?
Jacks in the road, yeah fix the brakes
It's the instinct that's got us locked up tight
And it's the madness that's keeping us up all night
Borg is a human with mechanics to win
Borg is a machine with a human tucked in
You jive, you shuck, you bob, you stick,
You're callin' out for help when it gets too thick
Your honor, your honor, it's not me
It's the invisible, visible, evil powers that be
Untraceable insatiable having to feed
Yeah you cry when you're wounded and you laugh when they bleed
"Defeat You" by Greg Camp of Smashmouth

Two Revolutions

"In the former [the English Revolution]the chalice overflowed from excess of principle, in the latter[the French Revolution] from the fermentation of the dregs!"
Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Saturday, March 06, 2010

How to Lose Friends and Alienate People

When not plotting at how to socialize American health care, Congress has been busy losing the war in Afghanistan through an example of shockingly bad foreign policy judgment. Traditionally, Afghanistan has been between two spheres of influence, Russia and Turkey. (Read about the Crimean war if you do not believe me.) It is a cinch that Russia does not want us in Afghanistan. Now, the Congress is making our name mud with the Turks, too! By condemning as genocide the killing of Armenians in 1915, the Congress has stated the obvious. They have also burned a very crucial bridge, pissing off the one Islamic country that does not totally hate us. Or did not totally hate us until now. Good job, guys.